No appeal over Rolf Harris sex offences sentence – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2014 in news by sally

‘Rolf Harris’s sex offences sentence will not be referred to the Court of Appeal, despite 150 complaints over its “leniency”, the attorney general’s office has said.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 30th, 2014 in legislation by sally

The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

The Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2014

The Dentists Act 1984 (Medical Authorities) (No. 2) Order 2014

The Coal Industry (Superannuation Scheme Winding Up) (Revocations and Savings) Regulations 2014

The Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

The Independent Educational Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Investigations) Order 2014

The Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2014

The European Communities (Designation) (No. 2) Order 2014

The Venture Capital Trust (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Education (National Curriculum)(Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study)(England)(Amendment)(No. 2) Order 2014

The Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2014

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

The Political Donations and Regulated Transactions (Anonymous Electors) Regulations 2014

The Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation and Amendment) Order 2014

The African Legal Support Facility (Legal Capacities) Order 2014

The European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Iraq) Order 2014

The European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Partnership and Cooperation Agreement) (Vietnam) Order 2014

The National Health Service Trusts (Trust Funds: Appointment of Trustees) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Care Planning and Care Leavers (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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‘Skywalker’ signature rejected by passport officials – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2014 in news by sally

‘A woman who added “Skywalker” as a middle name has been told by passport officials her signature infringes a trademark.’

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BBC News, 30th July 2014

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Regina (Rotherham Borough Council and others) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2014 in budgets, EC law, equality, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Rotherham Borough Council and others) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2014] EWCA Civ 1080; [2014] WLR (D) 338

‘Where decisions were made by a minister of state concerning matters of high level policy and economic, social and political judgment, involving the making of choices as to allocations of European Union structural funding between the four regions of the United Kingdom with the objectives, achievable in many different ways, of implementing the delivery of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth while promoting the harmonious development of the Union and reducing regional disparities, a wide margin of discretion was afforded the decision-maker, with which a court should only interfere if satisfied that the decisions were manifestly inappropriate or manifestly wrong.’

WLR Daily, 28th July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Patel v Mirza – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2014 in appeals, banking, contracts, enforcement, insider dealing, news by sally

Patel v Mirza [2014] EWCA Civ 1047 ; [2014] WLR (D) 337

‘The claimant who had paid money to the defendant under an agreement to carry out an illegal scheme was not prevented from recovering the money by considerations of public policy if the scheme had not been implemented even if the claimant pleaded and relied on the illegality to recover the money.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Lim (An infant) v Walia – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2014 in appeals, bereavement, families, insurance, law reports, wills by sally

Lim (An infant) v Walia [2014] EWCA Civ 1076; [2014] WLR (D) 339

‘Where the deceased had a contingent right, immediately before her death subject to proof, to have the benefit under a joint life policy brought forward because of a terminal illness, but her death brought that right to an end, there was no interest of any value to be treated as part of her estate under section 9(1) of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2014

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Ann Sherlock: Supreme Court ruling on Welsh legislation – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 9 July 2014, the Supreme Court delivered its unanimous ruling that the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill was within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 30th July 2014

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Legal aid cuts have left family courts ‘at breaking point’ – The Guardian

‘The family courts system is at breaking point due to delays caused by unrepresented litigants and overstretched judges, according to the body that represents lawyers and professionals in divorce hearings.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Watchdog ‘desperate’ for ministers to crack down on nuisance calls and spam texts – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2014 in compensation, electronic mail, news, nuisance, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Victims of spam message companies could find it easier to win compensation under plans backed by the Information Commissioner’s Office’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2014

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Max Mosley to sue Google over sex party images – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2014 in data protection, internet, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The ex-Formula 1 boss Max Mosley is suing Google for continuing to publish images of him with prostitutes at a sex party.’

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The Independent, 30th July 2014

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Right to be forgotten is unworkable, say peers – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2014 in data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘A “right to be forgotten” – enforcing the removal of online material – is wrong in principle and unworkable in practice, a parliamentary committee has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2014

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Michael Adebolajo loses first part of Rigby murder appeal – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2014 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Michael Adebolajo has lost the first stage of an appeal against his conviction and sentence over the 2013 murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in London.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2014

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House of Lords inquiry into social media offences – what the report really says – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 29th, 2014 in crime, inquiries, internet, news, parliament, pornography by sally

‘The report is born out of a widely held belief that the law on policing what should be permitted on social media, and determining between the morally unacceptable and the criminal, is woefully inadequate in the current age

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 29th July 2014

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NHS worker jailed over theft of £642,000 earmarked for cancer drugs – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2014 in conspiracy, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘An NHS worker who played an integral role in a fraud that diverted more than half a million pounds from a world-leading cancer hospital has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2014

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Babysitting boyfriend guilty of killing baby – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2014 in children, homicide, news by sally

‘A man who killed his girlfriend’s six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle has been found guilty of manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2014

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New measures to tighten up the immigration system – Home Office

‘A new crackdown on immigration abuses was announced today by the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary as part of the government’s long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain.’

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Home Office, 29th July 2014

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Reviewing Findings of Fact in Care Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted July 29th, 2014 in care orders, evidence, family courts, news by sally

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, barrister, of 42 Bedford Row considers the President’s endorsement of the three-stage test in Re ZZ [2014] EWFC 9.’

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Family Law Week, 28th July 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Children to get a greater voice in family courts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 29th, 2014 in children, family courts, news by sally

‘Children aged 10 and over caught up in family hearings will be able to tell judges their thoughts and feelings on the cases affecting them, the justice minister has announced.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th July 2014

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Help for Heroes conman who pocketed £300,000 in charity donations to face ‘lengthy’ jail sentence – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2014 in bail, charities, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who tricked the public into donating £300,000 of pounds to the armed forces charity Help for Heroes, only to pocket the money himself, has been told by a judge he faces a “lengthy” prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2014

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Remuneration Code: Clawback and the Bonus Cap – Employment Law Blog

Posted July 29th, 2014 in banking, codes of practice, employment, news, remuneration by sally

‘In recent days, two pieces of news related to the most controversial elements of the Remuneration Code have emerged: clawback, and the bonus cap. The Remuneration Code applies to the variable remuneration (i.e. bonus) of certain employees of banks, building societies, investment firms, and some overseas firms of a similar nature.’

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Employment Law Blog, 28th July 2014

Source: www.employment11kbw.com

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