EastEnders star Steve McFadden settles News of the World damages claim – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, police, telecommunications by tracey

‘Steve McFadden, the actor who plays Phil Mitchell in EastEnders, has settled his damages claim against the News of the World and the police over hacking and leaks about his private life to the paper.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

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Government stands firm on ending LASPO exemption for insolvency proceedings – Litigation Futures

Posted September 16th, 2014 in insolvency, news, time limits by tracey

‘The government has indicated that it will not rethink the end of the LASPO exemption currently applied to insolvency proceedings, which is due to expire next year.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th September 2014

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Jackson slaps down bid to introduce one-way costs-shifting in certain appeals – Litigation Futures

Posted September 16th, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, news by tracey

‘The Jackson reforms were not intended to give appeal courts the ad hoc power to introduce one-way costs shifting, their architect has ruled. Lord Justice Jackson said he wanted to clarify the purpose of rule 52.9A – introduced on 1 April 2013 – so as to prevent further applications along the same lines.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th September 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 16th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2014, Schedule 37, Paragraph 22 (Commencement) Order 2014

The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2014

The African Development Fund (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2014

The African Development Bank (Thirteenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2014

The Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No.3) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1) (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

The Legislative Reform (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Order 2014

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Health and Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 16th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Family Court Decisions (High Court Judges)

X (Adopted Child: Access To Court File) [2014] EWFC 33 (09 September 2014)

Family Court Decisions (other Judges)

T (A Child : fact finding) [2014] EWFC B115 (12 September 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

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European court to investigate laws allowing GCHQ to snoop on journalists – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in declarations of incompatibility, human rights, intelligence services, media, news by tracey

‘The European court of human rights (ECHR) is to investigate British laws that allow GCHQ and police to secretly snoop on journalists. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has gone straight to Strasbourg in a bid to get a finding that domestic law is incompatible with provisions in European law which give journalists the right to keep sources confidential from police and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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Zack Hider inquest: Surgery ‘overdose’ caused baby’s death – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2014 in inquests, medical treatment, medicines, news by tracey

‘A 19-day-old boy died after being given four times the solution needed to stop his heart during surgery, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2014

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Chris Grayling plans network of mental health centres in prisons – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in mental health, news, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘Chris Grayling has ordered justice ministry officials to start work on developing a network of specialist mental health centres within prisons in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

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SAS selection deaths: inquest delayed until 2015 – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, homicide, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘An inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who collapsed on an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has been delayed until 2015.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014

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Christina Edkins inquiry finds missed opportunities to prevent killing – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in homelessness, homicide, inquiries, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘A string of agencies and professionals missed opportunities to prevent the death of schoolgirl Christina Edkins, who was fatally stabbed on a bus by a homeless man with serious mental health issues, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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Retaliatory Eviction and Law Reform – NearlyLegal

Posted September 15th, 2014 in bills, complaints, health & safety, housing, landlord & tenant, news, repossession by tracey

‘The government (through its Minister for Communities and Local Government, Stephen Williams) today announced its backing to Sarah Teather’s private members bill, whose aim is to prevent landlords from evicting tenants who have complained about disrepair in their home or where health and safety hazards are found to exist at the premises, using the accelerated possession procedure. Statistics provided by Shelter show that 200,000 tenants faced possession proceedings in the last 12 months in response to complaints about the condition of their home.’

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NearlyLegal, 11th September 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

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ICO needs to rethink how to tackle mobile apps privacy failings, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK’s data protection authority needs to rethink its strategy for combatting failings in mobile apps privacy, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th September 2014

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Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In recent news, the government outlines proposals for increased rights for the victims of crime, as well as for the revocation and confiscation of passports for ISIS fighters returning to the UK. In other news, the legality of the EU Charter comes back to haunt Chris Grayling once again.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th September 2014

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Practice Note: Chancery Chambers Changes 1st October 2014 – Judiciary of England and Wales

‘From 1 October 2014 the Chancery Division in London will commence using the new CE-File electronic court file and some data stored on the old IT system will be transferred to CE-File.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th September 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 15th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (Commencement No.1) Order 2014

The Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (Section 684(3A)) Order 2014

The Heavy Goods Vehicles (Charging for the Use of Certain Infrastructure on the Trans-European Road Network) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 2014

The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2014

The Thames Water Utilities Limited (Thames Tideway Tunnel) Order 2014

The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1) (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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In re X (Adopted Child: Access to Court File) – WLR Daily

Posted September 15th, 2014 in adoption, disclosure, family courts, law reports by tracey

In re X (Adopted Child: Access to Court File)[2014] EWFC 33; [2014] WLR (D) 390

‘Since FPR 2010 r 14.24 was not subject to the qualification that it applied only “in exceptional circumstances” there was nothing which required the same approach to apply in the case of an application under rule 14.24 (or its predecessors) as applied in the case of an application under section 79(4) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 although, given the context, an application under rule 14.24 should always be approached with an appropriate degree of caution.’

WLR Daily, 9th September 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 15th, 2014 in law reports, Uncategorized by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Begum v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2968 (Admin) (12 September 2014)

Boots Management Services Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v The Central Arbitration Committee [2014] EWHC 2930 (Admin) (12 September 2014)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Unaoil Ltd v Leighton Offshore Offshore Pte Ltd [2014] EWHC 2965 (Comm) (12 September 2014)

Eurokey Recycling Ltd v Giles Insurance Brokers Ltd [2014] EWHC 2989 (Comm) (12 September 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Former Times lawyer loses appeal against SDT – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former legal director of Times Newspapers Ltd was guilty of “recklessly” rather than “knowingly” misleading the court in relation to litigation over revelations about the “NightJack” blogger, the High Court has ruled.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th September 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Sabrina Moss killers jailed for 37 years – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2014 in conspiracy, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, psychiatric damage, sentencing, victims, weapons by tracey

‘Three drug dealers have each been jailed for a minimum of 37 years for murdering nursery school teacher Sabrina Moss on her 24th birthday.’

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BBC News, 12th September 2014

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Cadet paralysed in fatal skydiving accident sues MoD for £300,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2014 in accidents, armed forces, damages, disabled persons, inquests, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘ An Army cadet partly paralysed during a skydiving jump which killed a comrade is suing the Ministry of Defence for more than £300,000. Tim Herlihy, 24, of Stourbridge, was left with incomplete paraplegia after suffering injuries including six burst vertebrae during the accident in 2011 when he collided in mid air with another cadet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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