Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted January 31st, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) (Eurex Clearing AG) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Latest statistics – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 31st, 2008 in criminal justice, news, statistics by sally

“Details of the latest statistical updates, including statistics on the population in custody, end of custody licence releases, probation, sentencing, and women and the criminal justice system.”

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Ministry of Justice, 31st Janaury 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Rivals entitled to use O2’s bubbles – The Times

Posted January 31st, 2008 in advertising, news, trade marks by sally

“An adviser to the Europe’s highest court recommended it reject a complaint by British phone company O2 against a rival that used its bubbles logo in a television advertising campaign.”

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The Times, 31st Janaury 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Straw aims for cut in reoffending – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“The justice secretary has said fresh prison reforms will cut reoffending rates, reduce drug use in jails and give more skills to offenders.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Asylum children face deportation – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2008 in asylum, children, deportation by sally

“Unaccompanied child asylum seekers who are denied the right to stay in the UK are to be deported before they reach 18, the government has announced.”

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BBC News, 31st Janaury 2008

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EU judge backs flexible working claim mother – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in flexible working, news by sally

“A British legal secretary who claims her bosses refused to let her work flexible hours to care for her disabled son today won the first step of a landmark European court case.”

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The Guardian, 31st Janaury 2008

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Ministers call for tougher rules on MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“Ministers today called for greater openness about how MPs spend public money, in advance of this afternoon’s debate on the suspension of Derek Conway from the Commons.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Debunking six myths of the Data Protection Act – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 31st, 2008 in data protection, special report by sally

“Recent security scandals have raised the profile of the Data Protection Act (DPA). But 10 years after it was passed, many organisations still misunderstand it. Sue Cullen of Pinsent Masons’ information law team debunks some of the common myths.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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Official: Lawyers drink the most tea – The Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2008 in legal profession, news by sally

“A recent survey has revealed that people working in the law drink more cups of tea per day than those in all other professions.”

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The Lawyer, 31st January 2008

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Porton Down veterans awarded £3m compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in armed forces, chemical weapons, compensation, news by sally

“Hundreds of veterans who were subjected to tests at the Porton Down chemical warfare installation are to be awarded compensation totalling £3m, the defence minister Derek Twigg announced today.”

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The Guardian, 31st Janaury 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Seatbelt law anniversary marked with grim statistics – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, road safety by sally

“About 370 people die in road crashes in Britain each year because they fail to wear a seatbelt, safety campaigners said today.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Judges still have too much influence – The Times

Posted January 31st, 2008 in judiciary, special report by sally

“The new Judicial Appointments Commission must change, and soon, if it wants to retain its credibility.”

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The Times, 31st Janaury 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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16,000 prisoners freed early, ministry reveals – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, prisons, violent offenders by sally

“More than 16,000 prisoners have been freed early – including 3,000 guilty of violent crimes – under a government scheme to cut jail overcrowding, the justice ministry revealed today.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2008

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Calls to lift child embryo ban – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The government is looking into calls to lift a ban on creating human or human-animal ‘hybrid’ embryos from dying children to aid key research.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2008

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Red tape on stop and search to be cut – The Times

Posted January 31st, 2008 in news, stop and search by sally

“Form-filling by police officers who stop and search people on the streets is to be drastically reduced under plans to be announced next week to reduce the red tape in policing.”

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The Times, 31st January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Thousands are dodging community punishment by claiming ‘I overslept’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2008 in community service, news by sally

“Thousands of offenders who fail to turn up for community punishments are avoiding being returned to court if they claim to have overslept or produce their own sick note, the public spending watchdog says today.”

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The Times, 31st January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Hilali v Governor of Whitemoor Prison and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2008 in extradition, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Hilali v Governor of Whitemoor Prison and another [2008] UKHL 3; [2008] WLR (D) 18

“In a case where there was a right of appeal under Pt 1 of the Extradition Act 2003 from a judge’s decision to make an extradition order, habeas corpus was excluded by s 34. To grant it on the ground of a fundamental change of circumstances would be contrary to the principle of mutual recognition given effect by the Act.”

WLR Daily, 30th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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GAB Robins (UK) Ltd v Triggs – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2008 in contract of employment, law reports, unfair dismissal by sally

GAB Robins (UK) Ltd v Triggs [2008] EWCA Civ 17; [2008] WLR (D) 17

“An employee who had been constructively dismissed was not entitled in proceedings for unfair dismissal to claim damages for the consequences prior to the dismissal of the employer’s repudiatory breach of the employment contract. It was the employee’s acceptance, by her resignation, of the employer’s repudiation of the contract which caused the dismissal, not the repudiatory conduct itself.”

WLR Daily, 30th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Boss Holdings Ltd v Grosvenor West End Properties and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 31st, 2008 in landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

Boss Holdings Ltd v Grosvenor West End Properties and another [2007] UKHL 5; [2008] WLR (D) 16

“A property which had been ‘designed … for living in’ when it was originally built, and which remained substantially so designed, was a ‘house’ within the meaning of s 2(1) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 regardless of whether it had subsequently become internally dilapidated and incapable of immediate residential occupation.”

WLR Daily, 30th January 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Disturbed patients refused help in squabble over cash – The Times

Posted January 31st, 2008 in mental health, news by sally

“The Mental Health Act Commission has found that practitioners are being told to delay sectioning people with urgent mental health needs until primary care trusts ascertain who should pay for their treatment.”

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The Times, 31st January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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