Should police officers be separated after a shooting? – UK Police Law Blog

Posted September 15th, 2017 in complaints, firearms, news, police by tracey

‘In February 2017, there was something of a falling out between the police and the IPCC regarding post-incident procedures when police firearms are deployed. Reasonable arguments were made on all sides, robustly and publicly.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th September 2017

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The landscape for child disputes post-Brexit – Family Law

Posted September 15th, 2017 in children, EC law, families, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Resolving the complexities of family life across international borders is notoriously complex. However, with Britain’s impending withdrawal from the EU casting an unexpected shadow over the certainty of established legislation, children and their families face an additional layer of difficulty as Britain attempts to untangle itself from existing EU regulations. To manage increasing anxiety, the Government has recently published its vision of the UK’s future partnership with the EU on this key issue entitled “Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework”. What does this tell us about how international children law disputes will be decided post-Brexit? Are we any clearer as to what impact this will have on the children caught up in these disputes?’

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Family Law, 14th September 2017

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 15th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Corran v Butters & Ors [2017] EWHC 2294 (Ch) (14 September 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Thousands of IPP prisoners are trapped in a shameful limbo. They must be freed – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, parole, sentencing by tracey

‘The plight of James Ward shows the injustice of a bungled scheme. Seven years after its abolition 3,000 remain behind bars with no release date in sight.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2017

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FCA refuses to publish leaked RBS report into disgraced unit that squeezed small businesses – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in banking, disclosure, financial regulation, news, reports by tracey

‘Britain’s financial watchdog has refused to publish a leaked report into the scandal at Royal Bank of Scotland’s controversial restructuring unit, despite demands for its release by an influential committee of MPs.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2017

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Samim Bigzad: High Court judge orders Home Office to bring deported Afghan asylum seeker back to UK – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in Afghanistan, asylum, contempt of court, deportation, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has ordered the Home Office to bring an asylum seeker who was deported to Afghanistan back to the UK, saying the Government may have acted in contempt of court.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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Revised UK child sexual ‘consent’ rules provoke backlash – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be refused compensation by a government body on the grounds that they “consented,” under revised rules seen by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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Man jailed for sexually-motivated murder of 18-year-old student – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2017 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for the sexually motivated murder of a teenage student. Mark Buckley, 52, attacked 18-year-old Ellen Higginbottom, before taking her laptop and mobile phone and then leaving her for dead near a wheat field close to Orrell Water Park in Wigan, Greater Manchester.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2017

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Grenfell Tower inquiry chairman refuses to let residents who survived fire help assess evidence – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in evidence, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The chairman of an inquiry into the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower has refused calls to allow a survivor of the disaster to be part of a team assessing evidence.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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Sean Caffrey sentenced for stealing US military data – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2017 in computer crime, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A computer hacker who admitted stealing hundreds of user accounts from a US military communications system has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 14th Spetember 2017

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Leicester City fan fined for chanting homophobic hate at Brighton supporters – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in fines, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, sexual orientation discrimination, sport by tracey

‘A football fan has been fined after admitting chanting homophobic abuse at rival supporters during a Premier League match.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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‘Trial by social media’ to be examined as Attorney General says justice must join the ‘modern world’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news by tracey

‘The justice system must “catch up with the modern world”, the Attorney General has said, as he signalled that contempt of court laws could change to cope with the social media age.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2017

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The Impact of Social Media on the Administration of Justice – Official Publications

Posted September 15th, 2017 in contempt of court, internet, press releases by tracey

‘This call for evidence is aimed at those most closely involved in the investigative and trial process to inform an assessment of whether the use of social media is having an adverse impact on the administration of justice in relation to the fairness of criminal trials, the right to anonymity and the integrity of judicial orders in criminal proceedings.’

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Official Publications, 15th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

G4S faces investigation over running of immigration detention centre where detainees were abused – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in detention, fraud, immigration, news, restraint, security companies by tracey

‘G4S faces an investigation over allegations it has been overcharging the Home Office to run a scandal-hit immigration detention centre where migrants have been abused and humiliated.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2017

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Eddie Redmayne stalker given four-month suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2017 in guilty pleas, news, sentencing, stalking, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman has been handed a four-month suspended jail sentence after admitting stalking actor Eddie Redmayne.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 14th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2017

The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 14th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Global Corporate Ltd v Hale [2017] EWHC 2277 (Ch) (13 September 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Charities need right rules to run effectively – report – Law Commission

Posted September 14th, 2017 in charities, Law Commission, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Changes to the law could help charities run more effectively, according to the Law Commission. In a new report – Technical Issues in Charity Law – published today, the Commission says that problems in charity law prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities, discourage people from volunteering, and force charities to obtain professional advice that should not be necessary.’

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Law Commission, 14th September 2017

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Watchdog warns over police database of millions of facial images – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2017 in data protection, news, police, privacy, reports by tracey

‘An official watchdog has issued a fresh warning over the police’s use of more than 20m facial images on their searchable databases, more than five years after the courts ruled that the inclusion of images of innocent people was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

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The President of the Family Division has issued a circular dealing with domestic abuse and containing a new PD12J, which comes into force on 2 October 2017 – Family Law

Posted September 14th, 2017 in domestic violence, family courts, news, practice directions by tracey

‘The President of the Family Division has issued a circular dealing with domestic abuse and containing a new PD12J, which comes into force on 2 October 2017.’

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Family Law, 14th September 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk