Terror campaign postman is jailed – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2008 in bomb hoaxing, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“A postman who left a hoax bomb on a bridge and sent white powder in the post to leading figures, including Tony Blair, has been jailed for four years.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Ex-workers win £2m compensation – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2008 in news, redundancy by sally

“Hundreds of steelworkers who lost their jobs in Newport will receive a share of nearly £2m in redundancy money.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Ireland votes No to Lisbon Treaty – The Times

Posted June 13th, 2008 in constitutional law, EC law, news, treaties by sally

“Ireland has voted No to the Lisbon Treaty, plunging the European Union into a new crisis.”

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The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Appeal over Goth murder sentence – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Two teenage boys jailed for life for the murder of a woman who was killed for dressing as a Goth have lodged an appeal against their sentences.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Compensation claims a step closer – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2008 in compensation, consumer protection, news by sally

“Opportunities for consumers to take on businesses they believe have treated them unfairly and seek compensation in the courts could be stepped up.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted June 13th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Public Service Vehicles Accessibility (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2008

The Cardiothoracic Centre–Liverpool National Health Service Trust (Change of Name) (Establishment) Amendment Order 2008

The Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2008

The Taxation of Benefits under Government Pilot Schemes (Up-Front Childcare Fund) Order 2008

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Control of Business Transfers)(Requirements on Applicants)(Amendment) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Day v Haine and another – WLR Daily

Posted June 13th, 2008 in EC law, insolvency, law reports, redundancy by sally

Day v Haine and another [2008] EWCA Civ 626; [2008] WLR (D) 188

“Where a company had failed to comply with its statutory obligation to consult its workforce before going into liquidation and subsequently protective awards were made by an employment tribunal, the obligation had arisen before the liquidation and the protective awards were therefore contingent debts of the company within rr 12.3 and 13.12 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 and provable in the liquidation. Moreover, the failure to consult concerning collective redundancies also infringed European law which the United Kingdom was under a duty to implement and to ensure that the penalty for infringement would be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 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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Kilby v Gawith – Times Law Reports

Posted June 13th, 2008 in costs, fees, law reports, solicitors by sally

Kilby v Gawith

Court of Appeal

“In costs-only proceedings following the out-of-court settlement of a small-value road traffic claim, the court had no discretion to disallow the successful claimant a success fee provided for in the conditional fee agreement with her solicitors.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Regina v Arnold – Times Law Reports

Posted June 13th, 2008 in appeals, courts martial, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Regina v Arnold

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“The Courts-Martial Appeal Court had no jurisdiction to entertain an appeal by a prosecutor unless at, or before informing the court that it intended to appeal the prosecutor had agreed that the accused should be acquitted of the charge if leave to appeal was not obtained.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Regina (Wood) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted June 13th, 2008 in demonstrations, human rights, law reports, privacy by sally

Regina (Wood) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Queen’s Bench Division

“Taking and retaining photographs of someone engaged in a political protest or demonstration was not unlawful and did not infringe his human rights.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 13th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Portsmouth Youth Activities Committee (A Charity) v Poppleton [2008] EWCA Civ 646 (12 June 2008)

Gibson v Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office [2008] EWCA Civ 645 (12 June 2008)

Hanoman v London Borough of Southwark [2008] EWCA Civ 624 (12 June 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

X & Anor v London Borough of Hounslow [2008] EWHC 1168 (QB) (23 May 2008)

High Court (Family Division)

Durham County Council v D & Ors [2008] EWHC 1306 (Fam) (11 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JP Morgan Chase Bank & Ors v Springwell Navigation Corporation [2008] EWHC 1186 (Comm) (27 May 2008)

High Court (Patents Court)

Alan Nuttall Ltd v Fri-Jado UK Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 1311 (Pat) (12 June 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Boy ordered to tear down treehouse over planning permission row – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2008 in news, planning by sally

“A teenage boy has been ordered to tear down his treehouse because he doesn’t have planning permission for it.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

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42-day terror law faces ‘very rough ride’ in Lords – The Times

Posted June 13th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“A leading Labour critic of Gordon Brown’s 42-day terror detention plan predicted today that the legislation would have a ‘very rough ride’ in the Lords.”

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The Times, 12th June 2008

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The ‘strangulation of freedoms’ that Davis will fight on – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2008 in news, parliament by sally

“David Davis listed a host of controversial developments in the arena of civil liberties as the reasons for his shock resignation.”

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The Independent, 12th June 2008

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People injured in hazardous activities only have themselves to blame, court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2008 in damages, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

“People who injure themselves during hazardous sporting activities can blame no one but themselves, the appeal court has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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House of Lords ‘reaches out’ into the blogosphere – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2008 in internet, news, parliament by sally

“The House of Lords is aiming to spruce up its fusty image by launching viral videos on a YouTube channel to ‘combat outdated stereotypes of members’ and build on its first web foray Lords of the Blog.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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‘Bangle’ supporters petition PM – BBC News

“The family of a Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle will hand in a petition to Downing Street.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Drunk and disorderly children escaping prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2008 in children, drunk and disorderly, news by sally

“The number of children prosecuted for being drunk and disorderly has plunged despite a substantial increase in under-age drinking.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Killer joyrider’s ‘inadequate’ prison sentence criticised by family of victim – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“The family of a mother-of-four killed by a serial joyrider has condemned the courts after he was spared a maximum 14-year prison term and jailed for eight years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Laptop lapses which embarrassed government – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“The revelation that top secret documents relating to al-Qaida and Iraq were left on a train is the latest in a string of recent embarrassments over data security lapses.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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