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R v Sekhon

Criminal Procedure - Confiscation orders - Postponement - Failure to adhere to procedure - Confiscation orders set aside - Postponement fundamental to exercise of jurisdiction to make confiscation orders - Criminal Justice Act 1988, ss 71, 72 - Criminal Justice Act 1993, ss 27 to 35 - Proceeds of Crime Act 1995, ss 1 to 10

A v SoS for the Home Department

Human Rights - Immigration - Asylum - Internal flight alternative - Right to life - Prohibition of torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment - Jamaican police informer - Tribunal finding of internal flight alternative overturned on appeal - Fresh evidence established that to return appellant to Jamaica ran real risk that she would be subjected to degrading treatment and risk to her life - European Convention on Human Rights, Arts 2, 3

Holder v Law Society

Human Rights - Professional Conduct - Law Society intervention in solicitor’s practice under Solicitors Act 1974, Sched 1 - Judge wrong not to dismiss claim to withdraw notice of intervention - Statutory scheme for intervention complied with European Convention on Human Rights - Intervention interfered with peaceful enjoyment of possessions but justified in public interest - Claimant not denied right of access to court - European Convention on Human Rights Art 6(1), First Protocol Art 1

“Private action, public benefit”: The Strategy Unit Report and its impact on charities

Victoria Benson, a solicitor from Charles Russell’s charity team, looks at some of the proposed changes to charities contained in the report resulting from the Government Strategy Unit’s review of charity law, (Private Action, Public Benefit: A Review of Charities and the Wider Not-For-Profit Sector), which was published in September 2002 having been expected for over nine months.

“Private action, public benefit”: The Strategy Unit Report and its impact on charities

Victoria Benson, a solicitor from Charles Russell’s charity team, looks at some of the proposed changes to charities contained in the report resulting from the Government Strategy Unit’s review of charity law, (Private Action, Public Benefit: A Review of Charities and the Wider Not-For-Profit Sector), which was published in September 2002 having been expected for over nine months.

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