Archive for June 7th, 2010

Activists plead lawful excuse for causing damage at arms factory – The Guardian

“Activists claim they were legally justified in causing £180,000 damage to an arms factory as they were seeking to stop what they believed were Israeli war crimes in Gaza, a court heard today.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

An unhappy anniversary for the Equal Pay Act – The Guardian

“Forty years on, the gender pay gap remains a yawning chasm. And with access to justice through employment tribunals loaded against the ordinary person, that is unlikely to change.”

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The Guardian, 7th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Children victims of half of all sex offences – BBC News

“Almost half of all sex offences are committed against children, despite them making up just 21% of the population, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Whitney v Monster Worldwide Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 1298 (Ch) (26 May 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bradshaw v General Medical Council [2010] EWHC 1296 (Admin) (04 June 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Seed Potatoes (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Sir Mark Potter: children in danger due to court service crisis – The Guardian

“Children are being put in danger because the family court service is facing an ‘acute situation of crisis’, according to Sir Mark Potter, the former president of the family division and head of family justice for England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk10

Michael Mansfield QC awarded outstanding achievement prize – The Guardian

“The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards honour Michael Mansfield QC and other lawyers who show a commitment to publicly-funded work.”

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The Guardian, 4th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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