Archive for August 16th, 2010

Can community sentences replace jail? – BBC News

“With the prison population rising, along with the cost of keeping people locked up, ministers have indicated they want to see fewer people serving short jail terms. But are community sentences a real alternative?”

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BBC News, 16th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Criminal justice reform speech – Ministry of Justice

“The Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary has given a speech outlining his plans for criminal justice reform at the Lord Mayor’s Annual Judges’ Dinner.”

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Ministry of Justice, 13th August 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Coastal Access Reports (Consideration and Modification Procedure) (England) Regulations 2010

The Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Seaton v R [2010] EWCA Crim 1980 (13 August 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Krstic, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 2125 (Admin) (13 August 2010)

OM (Nigeria) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2147 (Admin) (13 August 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Sucden Financial Ltd v Fluxo-Cane Overseas Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 2133 (Comm) (13 August 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Terror laws overused by police, research suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

“Less than 4% of people arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 were convicted of terrorism-related offences in 2009, new research has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle launches third appeal – BBC News

“Lawyers for a man jailed in 1993 for killing his heavily pregnant wife have launched a bid for a third appeal.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

David Kelly death inquest may be reopened – The Guardian

“The attorney general is considering re-opening the inquest into the death of government scientist David Kelly, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 13th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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