One night in the court cells costs as much as a Ritz suite – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Prisoners are being held in court cells that cost more per night than a suite at the Ritz it emerged as ministers were accused of an ‘absurd waste of money’.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2007

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Online communities face money-laundering – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in money laundering, news by sally

“Anti-Fraud experts are calling on the Government to start regulating virtual online communities amid fears that criminals and terrorists could use them to launder money.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2007

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Police back new law on killer dogs – The Observer

Posted May 14th, 2007 in dogs, news by sally

“One of Britain’s most senior police officers has demanded a change to the law on dangerous dogs so that children are better protected.”

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The Observer, 13th May 2007

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Call for witnesses to be filmed – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, witnesses by sally

“The head of criminal justice for the judiciary in England and Wales has called for witnesses to be filmed when they testify in court.” 

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BBC News, 12th May 2007

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Gambler tried to sell his kidney online – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in human tissue, news by sally

“A gambler who touted one of his kidneys over the internet to pay off his debts has today walked free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2007

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Prison sell-off may fund village jail plan – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Britain’s large Victorian prisons could be sold off and replaced with dozens of small specialist units under plans being drawn up by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2007

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Police ‘escape justice’ in Menezes death inquiry – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, police by sally

“Eleven police officers involved in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician shot after being mistaken for a terrorist, will not face any disciplinary action.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2007

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Billionaire gambler sued by Iran in UK court – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news by sally

“A billionaire trader who is one of the world’s most prolific gamblers has won a £60m High Court battle with the Iranian military over a missing aeroplane.”

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The Times, 11th May 2007

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Accidents banished from Highway Code – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2007 in news, road safety by sally

“The word ‘accident’ is to be banned from the new edition of the Highway Code in an attempt to persuade drivers and police that someone is almost always to blame for a death or injury on the roads.”

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The Times, 12th May 2007

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Changes to domestic violence laws may backfire – The Times

Posted May 11th, 2007 in domestic violence, news by sally

“Domestic violence has the highest repeat rate of any crime. It is not limited to any particular class, creed or gender. So how should we deal with it? Following its consultation paper “Safety and Justice”, the Government has decided that the best way of tackling this growing – and largely unreported – problem is to criminalise it further.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

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O’Connor and others v. Wiltshire County Council – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2007 in law reports, noise, roads by sally

O’Connor and others v. Wiltshire County Council [2007] EWCA Civ 426

A public highway was not necessarily constructed “on behalf of” a person who made some contribution towards the cost of its construction and the fact that someone had contributed towards the costs of construction did not prevent the highway being maintainable “at the public expense” for the purposes of s 36(2) of the Highways Act 1980 and s 19(3) of the Land Compensation Act 1973.”

WLR Daily, 9th May 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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R (Johnson) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2007 in human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

R (Johnson) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department and another [2007] EWCA Civ 429

“After an unjustified and random period of delay in considering the entitlement of a long term prisoner to parole, if the prisoner could show that at an earlier consideration by the parole board he would have been released, his detention thereafter was arbitrary, unjustified and therefore unlawful. Under art 5(4) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms he was entitled to have his case considered by the parole board speedily so that his sentence did not become arbitrary.”

WLR Daily, 9th May 2007

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Lamont v. Burton – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2007 in costs, law reports by sally

Lamont v. Burton [2007] EWCA Civ 429

“In a road traffic accident claim the claimant’s solicitors, operating under a conditional fee agreement providing for a success fee, were entitled to a 100 per cent success fee under CPR Pt 45 where the claimant had won at trial, even though he failed to exceed an earlier payment into court. There was no discretion to award a lesser increase.”

WLR Daily, 9th May 2007 

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Act of mercy – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 11th, 2007 in human rights by sally

“There is evidence of a much wider use of the Human Rights Act than by unpopular minorities, writes Roger Smith.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th May 2007

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Justice protest heats up with court demos – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 11th, 2007 in legal aid, news by sally

“The Access to Justice Alliance (AJA) will next week step up opposition to the government’s proposed civil legal aid reforms with a week of action, including protests outside courts.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th May 2007

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Denfleet International Ltd. v TNT Global SPA – Times Law Reports

Posted May 11th, 2007 in law reports, negligence by sally

Negligence need not be wilful

Denfleet International Ltd. v. TNT Global SPA 

Court of Appeal 

“A finding of wilful misconduct was not supported when there was no evidence other than that a professional lorry driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.”

The Times, 11th May 2007

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Hurstanger Ltd v Wilson and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 11th, 2007 in agency, consumer credit, law reports by sally

Borrower’s informed consent necessary

Hurstanger Ltd. v. Wilson and Another 

Court of Appeal 

“Before Lord Justice Waller, Lord Justice Tuckey and Lord Justice Jacob Judgment April 4, 2007 Where a lender knew that a broker acted on behalf of a borrower and agreed to pay the broker commission, the borrower had to give informed consent.”

The Times, 11th May 2007

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Rockall v Department for Environment, Rood and Rural Affairs – Times Law Reports

Posted May 11th, 2007 in informations, law reports, time limits by sally

When proceedings are institutionalised

Rockall v. Department for Environment, Road and Rural Affairs 

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court 

“Proceedings were instituted against an individual for felling trees without a licence when an information was laid and that determined whether or not the time limit for the institution of proceedings had been met. An information was laid in time where it could be established by inference or otherwise that it had been transmitted to a magistrates court by fax within time.”

The Times, 11th May 2007

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Regina (AW, A and Y) v Croydon London Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 11th, 2007 in asylum, human rights, law reports by sally

Support for asylum seekers

Regina (AW, A and Y) v. Croydon London Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal 

“The duty to provide for an ablebodied destitute failed asylum-seeker, for whom the provision of support was necessary to avoid the breach of his or her rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, fell upon the Secretary of State for the Home Department whereas the duty to provide for an infirm destitute failed asylum-seeker in such circumstances rested upon the local authority.”

The Times, 11th May 2007

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Jail at last for rapist cleared by sleeping judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2007 in judges, news, rape by sally

“A man who was cleared of rape after a complaint that a judge fell asleep at his trial later raped two other young women, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk