Infertile man forced to pay for child he claims isn’t his – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2008 in child support, news, paternity by sally

“An infertile man had to pay more than £8,000 to the Child Support Agency for a child he claims can’t be his.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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NoW pays damages to Cherie Blair – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“The News of the World has agreed to pay ‘substantial damages’ to Cherie Blair over an article in January alleging she had a ‘secret feud’ with Sarah Brown, the wife of prime minister Gordon Brown.”

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The Guardian, 10th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Waitress awarded £60,000 over breast-groping boss – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2008 in harassment, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A waitress has been awarded nearly £60,000 in compensation after taking her drunken boss to a employment tribunal for groping her breasts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Registrar wins same-sex tribunal – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in civil partnerships, news, registrars, religious discrimination by sally

“A marriage registrar was bullied for refusing to conduct same-sex ceremonies, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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House of Lords Judgments: What’s New?

Posted July 10th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Common Services Agency (Appellants) v Scottish Information Commissioner (Respondent) (Scotland) [2008] UKHL 47 (9 July 2008)

Transfield Shipping Inc V Mercator Shipping Inc Appellate Committee [2008] UKHL 48 (9 July 2008)

Conor Medsystems Incorporated V Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and Others Appellants [2008] UKHL 49 (9 July 2008)

Source: www.parliament.uk

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Circular 2008/01: Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 10th, 2008 in criminal justice, immigration, news by sally

“A circular providing details of the provisions in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act which come into force on 14 July 2008.”

Circular 2008/01: Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Pleural plaques – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 10th, 2008 in compensation, consultations, industrial injuries by sally

“A consultation on the government response to the House of Lords decision in Johnston v NEI International Combustion Ltd, that the existence of pleural plaques does not constitute actionable or compensable damage.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 10th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Ali & Anor v Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office [2008] EWCA Crim 146 (09 July 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Zambia v Meer Care & Desai (a firm) & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 754 (09 July 2008)

Bhatt Murphy (a firm), R (on the application of) v The Independent Assessor [2008] EWCA Civ 755 (09 July 2008)

ING Lease (UK) Ltd v Harwood [2008] EWCA Civ 786 (09 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Landlord Protect Ltd. v St Anselm Development Company Ltd. [2008] EWHC 1582 (Ch) (08 July 2008)

Professional Computer Group Ltd, Re [2008] EWHC 1541 (Ch) (04 July 2008)

Expro International Group Plc, Re Companies Act 1985 & 2006 [2008] EWHC 1543 (Ch) (26 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

R v V [2008] EWHC 1531 (Comm) (03 July 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

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A v Hoare (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted July 10th, 2008 in law reports, limitations, personal injuries, sexual offences by sally

A v Hoare (No 2) [2008] EWHC 1573 (QB); [2008] WLR (D) 230

“In considering the factors relevant to the exercise of the court’s discretion under s 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 to extend the limitation period beyond that specified in s 11 of the Act, the reasons for the delay in issuing proceedings, and its potentially prejudicial effect, mattered more than the length of the delay, and it was reasonable to delay on account of the defendant’s impecuniosity.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 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 v Kenning Regina v Blackshaw Regina v Fenwick – Times Law Reports

Posted July 10th, 2008 in aiding and abetting, conspiracy, law reports by sally

Regina v Kenning Regina v Blackshaw Regina v Fenwick

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“An agreement to aid and abet an offence did not constitute a criminal conspiracy.”

The Times, 10th July 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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Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc – Times Law Reports

Posted July 10th, 2008 in charterparties, damages, law reports by sally

Transfield Shipping Inc v Mercator Shipping Inc

House of Lords

“Charterers were not liable for a shipowner’s loss of profits on a subsequent fixture resulting from the late redelivery of the vessel.”

The Times, 10th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Equitable policyholders face tough fight for £4bn claim – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2008 in compensation, insurance, maladministration, news by sally

“Policyholders in Equitable Life who lost £4 billion when the mutual insurer collapsed could now face an uphill legal battle to recoup their savings.”

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The Times, 9th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Shabir Hussain: ‘golden circle’ of white Met officers held me back – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2008 in minorities, news, police, race discrimination by sally

“Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, will come face to face today with a senior officer who has accused him of holding back black and Asian detectives in favour of a ‘golden circle’ of white officers.”

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The Times, 10th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Calm before the storm of insolvency – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2008 in insolvency, news by sally

“Vulnerable businesses are still in denial as the corporate recovery lawyers wait to mop up when the credit dam bursts.”

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The Times, 10th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Report calls for end to detention of child asylum seekers – Reuters

Posted July 10th, 2008 in asylum, children, detention, news by sally

“Britain should stop detaining thousands of children of foreigners seeking asylum, the Independent Asylum Commission said in a report published on Thursday.”

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Reuters, 10th July 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

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Nominet changes fail to cut primary cost of domain name dispute, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 10th, 2008 in domain names, news by sally

“The body in charge of the .uk internet domain has announced changes to its dispute resolution policies that will make it cheaper to win unopposed disputes but will not address the high cost of preparing cases.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th July 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

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Legal services reform safe in a first Tory Parliament – Legal Week

Posted July 10th, 2008 in legal services, news by sally

“The Conservative Party has confirmed that it is planning to support radical reform under the Legal Services Act if it gets into power, despite having reservations about key measures.”

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Legal Week, 10th July 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

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We’re out of touch on knife crime, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“Courts are out of touch with Britain’s knife crime epidemic, the country’s top judge has admitted. ”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Older prisoners ‘doubly punished’ – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Older prisoners in England and Wales face a ‘double punishment’ of poor treatment and conditions, says campaign group the Prison Reform Trust.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Editor defends decision to run exposé of Mosley orgy – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2008 in freedom of expression, media, news, privacy by sally

“The editor of the News Of The World has defended the paper’s allegation that Max Mosley had engaged in ‘sick Nazi orgy’. Colin Myler claimed while being cross-examined at the High Court that the 68-year-old Formula One boss had instigated a ‘crime upon himself’ when he was caned until blood was drawn.”

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The Independent, 10th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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