Guidance: Attorney General’s guidelines on disclosure 2013

Revised guidance on how to apply the disclosure regime contained in the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA)

Press release: Prison term increased for Gateshead rapist

Raymond Paternoster will spend longer in prison following the Solicitor General’s referral to the Court of Appeal.

Press release: Cornwall drug addict has jail time increased

Steven Brown will spend longer behind bars after Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal.

Policy paper: Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules: HC 1779, 11 December 2018

Statement of changes to the Immigration Rules published on 11 December 2018.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statement-of-changes-to-the-immigration-rules-hc-1779-11-december-2018

Iran sentences three human rights lawyers to prison – report

Trio face lengthy terms for opposing the ruling system amid accusations of ‘propaganda’

Iran has sentenced two human rights lawyers to six years in prison and a third to 13 years, according to newspaper reports.

The Arman daily said Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi have been sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and one year for “propaganda” against the ruling system. It added they could appeal against the verdict.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/11/iran-sentences-three-human-rights-lawyers-to-prison-report

Pupil brings legal action against school’s isolation units

Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s use of ‘consequences rooms’ for hours at a time has drawn criticism from parents

Legal proceedings have been lodged in the high court against an academy trust for its use of so called isolation units to discipline pupils.

Lawyers have applied for a judicial review of Outwood Grange Academies Trust’s (OGAT) use of “consequence rooms” – small rooms in which a child sits alone and in silence for hours on end as punishment for breaking school rules. OGAT runs 30 schools across Yorkshire, the Humber and the east Midlands.

Related: The private takeover of schools like this is well under way: 7,000 have gone | Aditya Chakrabortty

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https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/dec/11/pupil-brings-legal-action-against-schools-isolation-booths-outwood-grange-academies-trust

Poppi Worthington’s father fails in bid to change official record of her death

Paul Worthington’s lawyers claimed coroner ‘overstepped the mark’ in detailing 13-month-old’s sexual abuse

A high court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and ordered him to pay costs for bringing a judicial review.

Paul Worthington’s lawyers claimed David Roberts, senior coroner for Cumbria, had “overstepped the mark” at the inquest into the 13-month-old’s death over how he officially recorded the reasons for her death at the conclusion of her inquest in January.

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https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/dec/11/poppi-worthingtons-father-fails-in-bid-to-change-official-record-of-her-death

Closed consultation: Drone legislation: use, restrictions and enforcement

Policy proposals for safer use of drones plus powers to police for enforcement.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/drone-legislation-use-restrictions-and-enforcement

The Criminal Justice (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Criminal Justice (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (“the Criminal Justice SI” or “the SI”) are made using powers in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“the Act”). Its purpose is to address failures in retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) by amending the domestic legislation which implemented five EU criminal justice measures.
https://www.gov.uk/eu-withdrawal-act-2018-statutory-instruments/the-criminal-justice-amendment-etc-eu-exit-regulations-2018

The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The purpose of this instrument is to ensure that the European Union (EU) rules that determine the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual obligations continue to operate effectively in domestic law after the UK’s exit from the EU. Those EU rules are contained, in particular, in Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (“Rome I”) and Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (“Rome II”).
https://www.gov.uk/eu-withdrawal-act-2018-statutory-instruments/the-law-applicable-to-contractual-obligations-and-non-contractual-obligations-amendment-etc-eu-exit-regulations-2018