Envelopes must be transparent about marketing, warns ASA – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 18th, 2008 in advertising, news by sally

“An envelope used in a Virgin Media mailshot broke advertising rules because it failed to make its marketing nature obvious. The envelope should have stated clearly that it contained marketing material, the UK’s advertising regulator has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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Butler wins dismissal case against widow who ‘treated him like slave’ – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2008 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“A butler has won an unfair dismissal case against a wealthy widow, who, he alleges, treated him like a slave, threw walking sticks at him and called him nasty names such as ‘toad’ and ‘monster’.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Phorm failed to mention ‘illegal’ trials at Home Office meeting in 2007 – The Register

Posted June 18th, 2008 in internet, investigatory powers, news by sally

“The Home Office held a private meeting with Phorm in August last year, but BT’s interception and profiling partner did not disclose that it had completed an allegedly illegal trial of its technology on tens of thousands of unwitting broadband subscribers just weeks earlier.”

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The Register, 18th June 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

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Club must pay damages after player punched opponent – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2008 in damages, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

“A rugby club must pay damages for injuries caused when one of its semi-professional players hit an opponent during a match, the Court of Appeal ruled today.”

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The Independent, 18th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Does England have house arrest? – BBC Law Magazine

Posted June 18th, 2008 in control orders, detention, special report, terrorism by sally

“One of the UK’s top terrorism suspects is starting a new life beyond the razor wire of prison – within the walls of his own home. Is this house arrest?”

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BBC Law Magazine, 18th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Anonymous evidence ruled unfair – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2008 in anonymity, evidence, news by sally

“The Law Lords have ruled that a man convicted of a gun killing on the basis of evidence given by anonymous witnesses did not receive a fair trial.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Northern Rock considers legal action against former board – The Times

Posted June 18th, 2008 in banking, nationalisation, news by sally

“Northern Rock has confirmed that its new bosses have launched an investigation into whether legal action can be taken against the now-nationalised bank’s former board.”

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The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Podcast 59: LLB Degree inflation with Norman Baird, QEDLaw – Charon QC

Posted June 18th, 2008 in legal education, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking with Norman Baird about his extensive research into LLB degree inflation in recent years. His findings are published on his QEDlaw blog and are well worth reading if you have an interest in legal education.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 18th June 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

Related link: LLB Degree Inflation – QED Law

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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Bail and murder – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bail, consultations, murder by sally

“This consultation asks whether the rules governing the enforcement of bail conditions and the grant of bail to suspects charged with murder should be revised in the light of recent cases of murder and manslaughter committed by persons on bail. It examines the issues surrounding the grant of bail and the possible options available for recalibrating the law or procedures to provide a greater emphasis on public safety.”

Consultation paper (PDF)

List of questions for response (Word)

Ministry of Justice, 17th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Legal aid reform – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 18th, 2008 in family courts, fees, legal aid, news by sally

“Justice Minister Lord Hunt has made a written ministerial statement on a consultation on the Family Graduated Fees Scheme, which governs payments to barristers for family legal aid work.”

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Ministry of Justice, 18th June 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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House of Lords Judgments: What’s New?

Posted June 18th, 2008 in law reports by sally

R v Davis (Appellant) (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)) [2008] UKHL 36 (18 June 2008)

R v G (Appellant) (On appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)) [2008] UKHL 37 (18 June 2008)

In re P and others (AP) (Appellants) (Northern Ireland) [2008] UKHL 38 (18 June 2008)

Source: www.parliament.uk

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Elderly and disabled should get anonymity in court, review proposes – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2008 in anonymity, disabled persons, elderly, news by sally

“Elderly and disabled people and other victims of crime who fear reprisals may get anonymity in court as part of a wide-ranging review aimed at improving confidence in the criminal justice system.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Lords to vote on EU treaty today – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2008 in constitutional law, EC law, news, treaties by sally

“Peers will vote later today on whether to ratify the Lisbon treaty – its final parliamentary hurdle – after it was rejected in an Irish referendum last week.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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TfBC Final Report: The Bar Vocational Course – The Bar Council

Posted June 18th, 2008 in barristers, legal education, news, reports by sally

“The Training for the Bar Committee ( TfBC) of the Bar Council has produced a report setting out its view on how the Bar Vocational Course should be revised. This report will be fed into the BSB’s Wood Working Group which is currently looking at all aspects of the BVC on behalf of the BSB.”

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The Bar Council, 17th June 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Related link: Final Report: The Bar Vocational Course (PDF)

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Family legal aid cuts ‘will harm society’s most vulnerable’ – The Bar Council

Posted June 18th, 2008 in children, family courts, legal aid, news by sally

“Some of the most vulnerable children in society will lose out as a result of plans to cut legal representation in publicly funded family law cases, family barristers have warned.”

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The Bar Council, 17th June 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Merton London Borough Council v Jones – WLR Daily

Posted June 18th, 2008 in housing, law reports, mesne profits by sally

Merton London Borough Council v Jones; [2008] WLR (D) 194

“The liability of a tolerated trespasser to pay mesne profits to a former public landlord terminated when the tolerated trespasser had decided to give up possession and had removed his belongings from his dwelling house, and not at the time when the former landlords were formally notified that he was no longer in possession of the dwelling, even though the tolerated trespasser continued to retain the keys to the dwelling.”

WLR Daily, 17th 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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BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Report

Posted June 18th, 2008 in armed forces, asylum, Iran, law reports by sally

BE (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“An Iranian soldier who deserted to avoid carrying out an order to plant land mines in peacetime which were liable to kill or maim civilians was entitled to protection as a refugee.”

The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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Barlow Clowes International Ltd (in Liquidation) and Others v Henwood – Times Law Reports

Posted June 18th, 2008 in bankruptcy, domicile, law reports by sally

Barlow Clowes International Ltd (in Liquidation) and Others v Henwood

Court of Appeal

“Where a person abandoned his domicile of choice by ceasing to reside in the relevant country and giving up his intention permanently to reside there, his domicile of origin revived as a matter of law and persisted until he acquired a domicile of choice elsewhere. The weight of evidence required to prove that he had acquired another domicile of choice was no greater than that which was required to show that one domicile of choice had superseded another. Where a person maintained homes in more than one country, however, the question had to be decided by reference to the quality of residence in each of those countries to ascertain in which country he had an intention permanently to reside.”

The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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Regina v Bassett – Times Law Reports

Posted June 18th, 2008 in law reports, voyeurism by sally

Regina v Bassett

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The reference to ‘breasts’ in section 68(1)(a) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, defining voyeurism, did not include male breasts.”

The Times, 18th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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BAILII: Recent Decisons

Posted June 18th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Porter, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1271 (19 May 2008)

Reid, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1257 (16 May 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Spreadex Ltd v Sekhon [2008] EWHC 1136 (Ch) (23 May 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

T & T Fabrications Ltd & Anor v Hubbard Architectural Metal Work Ltd [2008] EWHC B7 (TCC) (21 April 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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