Archive for August 18th, 2010

Sex attacker’s sentence increased – The Independent

“A drunken man who carried out a violent sexual assault on a woman walking home alone at night had his jail sentence increased by the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 17th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Courts could be set up in shopping centres, Magistrates’ Association says – Daily Telegraph

“Courts could be set up in shopping centres with the public able to watch through glass panes under plans to speed up the justice system, the Magistrates’ Association said on Tuesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law firms report rise in job-related legal advice cases – The Guardian

“Solicitors are experiencing a sharp rise in the number of people seeking legal advice as to whether they have a case for unfair dismissal against their employers, despite the latest official figures last week showing a drop in unemployment.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

The Electoral Commission, R (on the application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court & Anor [2010] UKSC 40 (29 July 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

VAC v JAD & Ors [2010] EWHC 2159 (Ch) (16 August 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Soldier fight death case dropped – BBC News

“A man accused of attacking a soldier who later died in hospital from serious head injuries has had the charges against him dropped.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Order bans ex-prisoner from Long Eaton – BBC News

“A man has been banned from an entire town for five years under a legal order used for the first time in Derbyshire.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th August 2010

Soruce: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Environmental Civil Sanctions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2010

The Seal Products Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk


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