Agency workers to get equal rights – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2008 in casual workers, news by sally

“Temporary and agency workers will receive the same rights as permanent staff after 12 weeks under an agreement between the government, the CBI and the TUC announced today.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Unfair marketing becomes a criminal offence next week – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2008 in consumer protection, EC law, news, unfair commercial practices by sally

“Imitating a consumer to promote your business will become a criminal offence from Monday. New laws banning unfair commercial practices will outlaw any practice that fails to make a trader’s commercial intent clear.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th May 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 20th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Flynn & Anor, R v [2008] EWCA Crim 970 (02 May 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

B v B [2008] EWCA Civ 483 (12 May 2008)

G, R (on the application of) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 1096 (20 May 2008)

W (Children) [2008] EWCA Civ 538 (20 May 2008)

TH v RB [2008] EWCA Civ 539 (20 May 2008)

SB v County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 535 (20 May 2008)

Romantiek Transport BVba & Ors v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency [2008] EWCA Civ 534 (16 May 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Burdale Financial Ltd v Agilo Master Fund Ltd [2008] EWHC 1103 (Ch) (19 May 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Leeson v Marsden & Anor [2008] EWHC 1011 (QB) (13 May 2008)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Catt, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2008] EWHC 1042 (Admin) (25 April 2008)

Wood v Director of Public Prosecutions [2008] EWHC 1056 (Admin) (14 May 2008)

G, R (on the application of) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2008] EWHC 1096 (Admin) (20 May 2008)

Koo Golden East Mongolia (A Body Corporate) v Bank of Nova Scotia & Ors [2008] EWHC 1120 (Admin) (20 May 2008)

High Court (Patents Court)

Abbott Laboratories Ltd v Evysio Medical Devices ULC (Sued As Divysio Solutions ULC In HC 06 C 02440) [2008] EWHC 1083 (Pat) (13 May 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted May 20th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Regulation of Loans etc: Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 (Sources of Energy and Technologies) Order 2008

The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Standard Authorisations, Assessments and Ordinary Residence) Regulations 2008

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No.7) Order 2008

The Export of Goods, Transfer of Technology and Provision of Technical Assistance (Control) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Recreation Grounds (Revocation of Parish Council Byelaws) Order 2008

The Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) and the Milk and Milk Products (Protection of Designations) (England) Regulations 2008

The Mental Capacity (Deprivation of Liberty: Appointment of Relevant Person’s Representative) Regulations 2008

The Drinking Milk (England) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Jail strike ban ‘breaches rights’ – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in industrial action, news, prison officers by sally

“Prison officers are appealing to the European Court of Human Rights over legislation banning them from striking.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Patients lose smoking ban appeal – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in hospitals, news, smoking by sally

“High Court judges have ruled psychiatric patients should not be allowed to smoke at a high security mental hospital.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Q&A: Abortion law – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in abortion, special report by sally

“As MPs prepare to debate the upper time limit for abortions, what is the debate about and what are the current rules?”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted May 20th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) Regulations 2008

The International Tax Enforcement (Bermuda) Order 2008

The Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Taxes on Income and Capital) (Saudi Arabia) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology ‘cult’ – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2008 in demonstrations, news, public order by sally

“A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word ‘cult’ to describe the Church of Scientology.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Bar Council launches new debate over legal aid – The Bar Council

Posted May 20th, 2008 in barristers, legal aid, press releases by sally

“Discussion Paper calls for reforms to protect the most vulnerable and the interests of justice.”

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The Bar Council, 20th May 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Transforming Tribunals, Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act – Tribunals Service

Posted May 20th, 2008 in consultations, reports, tribunals by sally

“This is the Government’s Response to the Consultation Paper CP 30/07 Transforming Tribunal’s Document – Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 issued 22 November 2007.”

Transforming Tribunals: Implementing Part 1 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 – The Government’s Response (PDF)

Tribunals Service, 19th May 2008

Source: www.tribunals.gov.uk

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Romantiek Transport BVBA & others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency – WLR Daily

Posted May 20th, 2008 in carriage of goods, EC law, law reports, road traffic by sally

Romantiek Transport BVBA & others v Vehicle and Operator Services Agency [2008] EWCA Civ 534; [2008] WLR (D) 156

“A Community authorisation granted by a member state within Council Regulation (EEC) No 3118/93, which entitled a road haulage carrier to operate on a temporary basis national road haulage services in another member state (‘cabotage’), did not have the effect of enabling such a carrier to operate permanently in the UK without a current UK licence pursuant to s 2 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995.”

WLR Daily, 19th May 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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Corporate Officer of the House of Commons v Information Commissioner and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 20th, 2008 in expenses, freedom of information, law reports, parliament by sally

Corporate Officer of the House of Commons v Information Commissioner and others [2008] EWHC 1084 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 155

“The obligation to provide information for disclosure pursuant to s 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 was distinct from and not limited by the obligation to provide information for disclosure in a publication scheme pursuant to s 19 of that Act. Members of Parliament could not expect to contract out of compliance with the freedom of information legislation nor expect the House of Commons, for its own purposes, to suspend or dispense with legislation without expressly amending or repealing it. Details of a member’s residential address did not benefit from exemption under s40 of the 2000 Act and disclosure was justified in accordance with para 6(1) of Schedule 2 to the Data Protection Act 1998 where it was ordered as part of a disclosure of information concerning a deeply flawed system of payment of members’ expenses.”

WLR Daily, 19th May 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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Regina (Nasseri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted May 20th, 2008 in asylum, human rights, law reports by sally

Regina (Nasseri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“A provision which prevented the Secretary of State for the Home Department from considering whether certain listed countries would return asylum seekers in violation of their human rights did not enact an absolute bar, but was limited in scope.”

The Times, 20th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Moran v Manchester City Council – Times Law Reports

Posted May 20th, 2008 in homelessness, law reports by sally

Moran v Manchester City Council

Court of Appeal

“Two women, who had been made homeless unintentionally when they fled to women’s reguges from domestic violence, became homeless intentionally when they were evicted from the refuges as a result of their own misconduct.”

The Times, 20th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Asylum seekers should be renamed sanctuary seekers, report says – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 20th, 2008 in asylum, news by sally

“The word ‘asylum’ should be phased out and replaced with ‘sanctuary’ when used in relation to foreigners seeking shelter in Britain, a report said today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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MPs vote for hybrid embryos after Brown makes plea to permit ‘moral endeavour’ – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“MPs pushed back the boundaries of science last night when they voted to allow the creation of hybrid embryos, which have a combination of human and animal DNA, as well as saviour siblings’ to save sick children.”

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The Guardian, 20th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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No need to panic – he admires lawyers – The Times

Posted May 20th, 2008 in Legal Services Board, special report by sally

“Frances Gibb meets the first chairman of the new Legal Services Board who promises to get involved only when he has to …”

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The Times, 20th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Interventions aimed at reducing reoffending in female offenders – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 20th, 2008 in recidivists, reports, women by sally

“Interventions that targeted attitudes and anger, self-control, family processes, general educational needs and antisocial behaviour were associated with reductions in women’s reoffending. Overall, limited evidence and methodological issues resulted in conclusions that could not be considered robust or statistically significant.”

Interventions aimed at reducing reoffending in female offenders: a rapid evidence assessment (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 19th May 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Heathrow noise case at High Court – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in airports, news, noise by sally

“The government is facing a High Court challenge by councils aiming to cut the number of aircraft arriving at Heathrow airport early each morning.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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