Archive for February 20th, 2008

Bar Council and Justice Renew Warning to Peers over Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – The Bar Council

“The Bill reaches a crucial stage of its consideration by the Upper House later today. The barristers’ representative body and Justice each object to Clause 42, which would amend the test applied by the Court of Appeal when considering an appeal against conviction, and to Clause 105, which would see more non-legal prosecution staff (‘Designated Case Workers’ – DCWs) conducting serious trials in magistrates’ courts.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 20th February 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Jealous lover jailed for 18 years – BBC News

“A married father of two who killed his teenage lover has been jailed for life with a judge ordering him to serve a minimum of 18 years in prison.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No CPS appeal over terror ruling – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will not appeal against a ruling which freed five young Muslims from jail over extremist literature, it has announced.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crown awarded “squatter’s rights” – BBC News

“The Queen has won ‘squatter’s rights’ over large tracts of the Severn Estuary in a dispute with a controversial Cardiff businessman.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Zafar; R v Malik; R v Raja; R v Iqbal; R v Butt – WLR Daily

R v Zafar; R v Malik; R v Raja; R v Iqbal; R v Butt [2008] EWCA Crim 184; [2008] WLR (D) 51


A person possessed an article for terrorist purposes if he possessed it in circumstances which gave rise to a reasonable suspicion that he intended it to be used for the purpose of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.” WLR Daily, 19th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR sereis the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Jose Gonzalez Gomez and others v Encarnacion Gomez-Monche Vives and others – WLR Daily

Jose Gonzalez Gomez and others v Encarnacion Gomez-Monche Vives and others [2008] EWHC 259 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 50

“The words ‘as beneficiary’ contained in art 5(6) of Council Regulation (EC) 44/2001, which provided that a person domiciled in a member state could, in another member state, be sued ‘as … beneficiary of a trust’, required the claimants to show that they were suing a party in its capacity as a beneficiary rather than in the capacity as someone not beneficially entitled to the moneys that were claimed.”

WLR Daily, 19th February 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Pleae note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


Crawford v Director of Public Prosecutions in the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court – Times Law Reports

Crawford v Director of Public Prosecutions in the Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Courts should take great care when imposing orders restricting the reporting of criminal proceedings.”

The Times, 20th February 2008

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.

Inmates “at risk” in police cells – BBC News

“The health and safety of prisoners is being jeopardised by putting them in ill-equipped cells at police stations and courts, doctors’ leaders have said.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Decision against animal snare ban- BBC News

“The Scottish Government has decided against a ban on animal snares.”

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Train attack youth’s sentence cut – BBC News

” A youth who dropped masonry from a bridge shattering a train’s windscreen and hitting the driver of a seperate train has had his prison sentence cut.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deported nationals “bounced back” – BBC News

“More than 100 foreign nationals deported to their home countries have been returned immediately to the the UK, in the past five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Migrants must pay a tax to enter UK – Daily Telegraph

“Foreigners coming to Britain are to face a new ‘immigrant tax’ under Government plans to try to make them help pay for the schools and hospitals they use, ministers are to announce.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Labour’s smacking laws could be ‘unworkable’ – Daily Telegraph

“Senior judges want parents who are taken to court for smacking their children to be treated leniently.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Heiress fights refugee over divorce share-out – Daily Telegraph

“An heiress who married a penniless East European refugee told the Court of Appeal yesterday that her ‘equal shares’ divorce settlement was unfair.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Austen Ivereigh was ‘cruel’ to lovers – Daily Telegraph

“A senior aide to the head of England’s Roman Catholic Church behaved ‘cruelly and callously’ to two girlfriends, forcing them to contemplate having abortions, the High Court heard yesterday.

He has launched a libel case against the Daily Mail over an article in June 2006 which accused him of being a hypocrite on abortion.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 2oth February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drunk squire used dead man’s name – The Times

“A squire who tried to save his family’s reputation by giving police the name of a dead friend after he was caught drink-driving has been jailed for six months for perverting the course of justice.”

Full story

The Times, 20th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Schools on alert after 17th Bridgend suicide – The Times

“Experts are to be sent into every school in Bridgend as part of an urgent strategy drawn up to halt the spate of suicides in a small area of South Wales that claimed a 17th young victim yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 20th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Church told to play pipes of peace as organists get workers’ rights – The Times

“Organists have been second-class citizens in the church hierarchy since before Bach and bridal marches, but organists are to receive full employment rights after a landmark ruling.”

Full story

The Times, 20th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Papers reveal how alleged war criminal escaped UK arrest – The Guardian

“Scotland Yard allowed a suspected war criminal to escape from Britain partly because they feared an attempt to stop him would lead to a gun battle at Heathrow airport, police documents seen by the Guardian reveal.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Broadcasters face spot checks on phone lines – The Guardian

“Broadcasters face unannounced spot checks on their operation of premium rate phone lines as part of a clampdown by regulators.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

CPS admits disc of suspects’ DNA was ‘mislaid’ for a year – The Guardian

“The government last night faced fresh embarrassment over lost personal data, after admitting that a disc containing the DNA details of thousands of suspected foreign criminals was mislaid for a year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Move to link unemployment benefit to new work scheme – The Guardian

“The government will break new ground in welfare reform today when it proposes that 250,000 long-term unemployed will have to work or train for a month if they wish to continue receiving the Jobseeker’s Allowance, the government’s main unemployment benefit.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Coroner urges action on armoured vehicles – The Guardian

“A coroner investigating the deaths of four British soldiers killed in Iraq by a bomb yesterday promised to press the government to improve the protection of armoured vehicles.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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