Archive for July 23rd, 2007

Regina (Playfoot) (a Child) v. Millais School Governing Body – Times Law Reports

Purity ring is not intimately linked to religious belief

Regina (Playfoot) (a Child) v. Millais School Governing Body

“A school’s refusal to allow one of its pupils to wear a purity ring, demonstrating her commitment to sexual abstinence prior to marriage, did not infringe her right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion protected by the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Awoyomi v. Radford and Another – Times Law Reports

Loss of immunity from suit is retrospective

Awoyomi v. Radford and Another 

“The judicial decision that advocates did not have immunity from suit in acts concerned with the conduct of litigation had retrospective effect and advocates had ceased to enjoy immunity from suit by 1991.”

The Times, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free in Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Definitive Sentencing Guidelines Revised 2007: Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty Plea – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“Following a review of its own guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea, the Sentencing Guidelines Council has recommended a change to the application of the principle when the evidence against offenders is overwhelming.”

Full story

Sentencing Guidelines Council press release, 20th July 2007

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Related link: Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea (PDF)

Elderly motorists face extra tests to keep licences – Daily Telegraph

“New curbs could be introduced on older drivers under plans being considered by the Department for Transport.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Unsuitable’ inmates released – Daily Telegraph

“Nearly 1,000 out of 1,390 criminals let out early to ease the jails overcrowding crisis had been assessed as too much of a risk to be released under the electronic tagging system, it has emerged.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

MoD ‘failed’ in allowing captives to sell stories – The Times

“New regulations are to ban members of the Armed Forces from selling their stories, as a committee of MPs said yesterday that allowing those held captive in Iran to do so had been a ‘disturbing failure of judgment’.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Criminals have 40 chances to flout the rules – Daily Telegraph

“Young criminals placed on the Government’s flagship community punishment scheme could break the rules more than 40 times before being sent back to court, it has been disclosed.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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