Archive for June 23rd, 2010

Tube strike on after court refuses injunction – The Independent

“A 48-hour strike by London Underground maintenance workers will go ahead tonight after the High Court refused to grant an injunction preventing the stoppage.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Boy rapist’s life sentence reduced on appeal – BBC News

“A 12-year-old County Durham schoolboy who raped his teacher has had his life sentence reduced on appeal.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fundamental look at legal aid system begins – Ministry of Justice

“The government today announced a fundamental look at the legal aid system, designed to create a stable and sustainable system providing access to justice for those who need it most.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Stamford restaurant faces £50,000 fine – UK Border Agency

“Five illegal workers have been caught in Stamford by our officers.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 21st June 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Government reinstates Equality Act timetable – OUT-LAW.com

“Last week we reported that the Government Equality Office had withdrawn the published timetable for implementing the Equality Act.

Now the GEO has reinstated the original timetable, saying that ‘the Government Equalities Office continues to work on the basis of the previously announced timetable, which envisaged commencement of the Act’s core provisions in October 2010’.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Workers may find discrimination claims for depression easier after EAT ruling – OUT-LAW.com

“Workers who claim disability discrimination on account of depression should have their cases assessed by the effect of their condition rather than on the basis of strict medical diagnosis, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 21st June 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Consultations on local courts published – Ministry of Justice

“Ministers announced today proposals to modernise and improve the use of courts in England and Wales.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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