Archive for February 22nd, 2008

UK prisons now “over-capacity” – BBC News

“The prison population in England and Wales has exceeded its highest normal level for the first time.”

Full story

BBC News, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Muslim convert not a threat, says judge – The Guardian

“The High Court today quashed a control order restricting the movements of a British convert to Islam on the grounds there was ‘no reasonable suspicion’ that he was planning to travel abroad to engage in terrorist activity.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Burnham targets illegal downloading – The Guardian

“The government is to consult on legislation to punish internet service providers if they fail to take action against the illegal downloading of music, films and TV programmes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British troops executed 20 captives in southern Iraq, say lawyers – The Guardian

“British troops may have executed up to 20 captives in southern Iraq in 2004, human rights lawyers claimed today.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Suffolk serial killer Steve Wright jailed for life – The Guardian

“Steve Wright will spend the rest of his life in jail for killing five women in Suffolk in what prosecutors described as a six-week ‘campaign of murder’. Judge Mr Justice Gross, at Ipswich crown court, ruled that Wright, a 49-year-old former forklift truck driver, should serve a whole life term and never be released.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chef Mark Dixie will serve at least 34 years for Sally Anne Bowman murder – The Times

“A pub chef obsessed with violent sex has been jailed for life for the brutal murder of an aspiring model who was found in a pool of blood outside her South London home in September 2005.”

Full story

The Times, 22nd February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

MB (Somalia) v Entry Clearance Officer [2008] EWCA Civ 102 (20February 2008)

AM (Cameroon), R (on the application of) v Asylum and Immigration Tribunal & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 100 (20 February 2008)

Roberts v Crown Estate Commissioners [2008] EWCA Civ 98 (20 February 2008)

Boehringer Ingelheim KG & Anor v Swingward Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 83 (21 February 2008)

G (A Child), Re [2008] EWCA Civ 105 (21 February 2008)

KK (A Child), Re [2008] EWCA Civ 103 (21 February 2008)

Court of Appeal Criminal Division

CPS Nottinghamshire v Rose [2008] EWCA Crim 239 (21 February 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Costco Wholesale UK Ltd v Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust & Anor [2008] EWHC 216 (Admin) (19 February 2008)

Howsmoor Developments Ltd & Ors, R (on the application of) v South Gloucestershire Council [2008] EWHC 262 (Admin) (19 February 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

National Westminster Bank Plc v King [2008] EWHC 280 (Ch) (20 February 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Curtis & Anor v Lockheed Martin UK Holdings Ltd [2008] EWHC 260 (Comm) (20 February 2008)


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