Archive for November 16th, 2007

Prison overcrowding is at critical stage, says Lord Chief Justice – The Times

“Britain’s most senior judge has given warning that the shortage of prison spaces was now ‘critical’ as a result of ministers’ failure to take account of the cost implications of their sentencing policies.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Young Offender Institution (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2007

The Crouch Harbour Authority (Constitution) Harbour Revision Order 2007

The Police and Justice Act 2006 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2007

The A20 Trunk Road (Dover Eastern Docks Exit Road) Slip Road Order 2007

The District of Newark and Sherwood (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2007

The Corporation Tax (Implementation of the Mergers Directive) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Sex offenders’ mug shots ‘aged’ – BBC News

“A ‘most wanted’ website showing images of sex offenders has marked its first anniversary by posting age-progressed photographs of people it is hunting.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court ruling sought over ‘yuppie flu’ – Daily Telegraph

“A legal battle is being launched to force the Government’s health watchdog to stop defining so-called ‘yuppie flu’ as a mental illness.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Banks accused of condoning criminality via overdraft limit breaches – The Times

“Banks have been accused of condoning criminal behaviour among customers by allowing them to exceed their agreed overdraft limits.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Disability law can protect alcoholic workers – OUT-LAW.com

“Alcoholic workers could receive protection from the Disability Discrimination Act despite the fact that alcoholism is specifically barred from protection, employment experts have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

State of the Union – Law Society’s Gazette

“Leaders of the European Union member states will sign a new reform treaty next month. But what are the legal implications of this  landmark agreement for the UK?

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th November 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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