Prisons Minister launches Titan consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 5th, 2008 in consultations, news, prisons by sally

“A consultation on the development of up to three 2,500-place Titan prisons was launched today by Prisons Minister David Hanson MP.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Ozzy Osbourne wins Daily Star libel payout – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“The Daily Star has agreed to pay substantial damages and apologise for an article that made false allegations about Ozzy Osbourne’s role as a host of this year’s Brit Awards.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted June 5th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Crime and Disorder (Prescribed Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 (Commencement No.6) Order 2008

The Ministerial and other Salaries Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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X and another v Hounslow London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted June 5th, 2008 in duty of care, law reports, negligence by sally

X and another v Hounslow London Borough Council [2008] EWHC 1168 (QB); [2008] WLR (D) 180

“A local authority could be held to be under a duty of care to protect vulnerable adults from abuse by third parties.”

WLR Daily, 4th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Redknapp v Commissioner of the City of London Police and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 5th, 2008 in law reports, search & seizure, warrants by sally

Redknapp v Commissioner of the City of London Police and another [2008] EWHC 1177 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 179

“A warrant authorising the entry and search of premises issued under s 8 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 was unlawful if the application did not identify which of the four conditions specified in s 8(3) of the Act was being relied on. Further, the execution of such a warrant was invalidated by a failure to satisfy the requirements of s 16(5) of the Act, which provided that when premises were occupied, the officer executing the warrant must not only produce the warrant to the person in occupation, but also supply him or her with a copy of it.”

WLR Daily, 4th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Practice Direction (Administrative Court: Uncontested Proceedings) – WLR Daily

Posted June 5th, 2008 in Administrative Court, law reports, practice directions by sally

Practice Direction (Administrative Court: Uncontested Proceedings); [2008] WLR(D) 178

“Guidance as to the procedure to be followed where proceedings in the Administrative Court were uncontested.”

WLR Daily, 4th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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BRB (Residuary) Ltd v Connex South Eastern Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 5th, 2008 in contribution, damages, law reports, transfer of undertakings by sally

BRB (Residuary) Ltd v Connex South Eastern Ltd [2008] EWHC 1172 (QB); [2008] WLR (D) 177

“Where proceedings had been taken to the point of judgment against a person who had not been the correct defendant, that person might recover under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 against the person who should have been the defendant.”

WLR Daily, 4th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Actavis UK Ltd v Merck and Co Inc – Times Law Reports

Posted June 5th, 2008 in appeals, law reports, patents by sally

Actavis UK Ltd v Merck and Co Inc

Court of Appeal

“Unlike human rights law, where the Court of Appeal had to refer to the House of Lords a case involving a decision of the European Court of Human Rights which conflicted with an earlier Court of Appeal decision, since patent law was much more specialist than human rights law, the Court of Appeal was free to depart from its own previous decision where it was satisfied that the European Patent Office Boards of Appeal had formed a settled view of European patent law which was inconsistent with that earlier decision.”

The Times, 5th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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ICO issues new guidance on transfer of employee information – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 5th, 2008 in data protection, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

“The Information Commissioner’s Office has today published new guidance to help organisations comply with the Data Protection Act when providing information about their employees under TUPE, the law that protects staff when a business is transferred.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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Treasury picks trio of QCs to fight Rock case – The Times

Posted June 5th, 2008 in banking, barristers, nationalisation, news by sally

“The Government has lined up three of the highest-paid QCs in the country after deciding to try to force an early High Court hearing with disgruntled Northern Rock shareholders who are suing the Treasury over the nationalisation of the bank, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Reforming judge rewrites the rule book – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2008 in judiciary, special report by sally

“A new agreement gives the judiciary a say in setting their own budgets – but they will have to meet some Government targets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Youths face tougher laws on carrying knives to combat surge in stabbings – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2008 in news by sally

“Police will be told to prosecute anyone aged 16 and above caught with a knife in an attempt to tackle the surge in fatal stabbings. Officers across the country will carry out more stop-and-searches of passers-by in an effort to catch more teenagers and young adults with weapons.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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42-day detention would breach human rights law despite concessions, MPs warn – The Guardian

Posted June 5th, 2008 in detention, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s concessions on 42-day pre-charge detention for terrorism suspects have left the legislation in breach of human rights law, the joint select committee on human rights will say today.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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WI in prison mental health call – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2008 in mental health, news, prisons by sally

“Women’s Institute members have voted overwhelmingly to back a resolution calling for an end to ‘inappropriate imprisonment’ of the mentally ill.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Lady Justice Arden: not enough women judges – The Times

Posted June 5th, 2008 in judiciary, news, women by sally

“One of Britain’s handful of senior women judges last night launched a blistering attack over the continuing lack of women appointed as High Court judges.”

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The Times, 4th June 2008

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