Woman, 101, loses care home fight – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2008 in appeals, care homes, news by sally

“A 101-year-old woman has lost her fight to stay at a Teesside care home where she is the sole resident.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2008

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Girl knife killer’s sentence cut – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A teenager who stabbed a young mother to death after bingeing on drink and drugs has had her minimum sentence cut by three years at the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 8th October 2008

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Court ruling strengthens patent protection for UK software – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2008 in computer programs, news, patents by sally

“Technology companies will find it easier to safeguard their innovations in the UK after a court ruled that software should receive wider patent protection.”

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The Times, 8th October 2008

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Widow faces battle to use dead husband’s sperm – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in assisted reproduction, human tissue, news by sally

“A widow is facing a landmark legal battle to use her dead husband’s sperm after a court ruled it may have been unlawful to remove it from his body.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

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Class actions: will we adopt the American way? – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2008 in class actions, special report by sally

“The UK’s approach to class actions is set to change — but we are unlikely to see here the excesses of the US system.”

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The Times, 8th October 2008

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 8th, 2008 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Beloit Walmsley Ltd, Re [2008] EWHC 1888 (Ch) (31 July 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cooper v HM Attorney General [2008] EWHC 2178 (QB) (30 September 2008)

High Court (Patents Court)

W L Gore & Associates GmbH v Geox SPA [2008] EWHC 2311 (Pat) (07 October 2008)

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Regina v K – Times Law Reports

Posted October 8th, 2008 in barristers, immigration, law reports, professional conduct by sally

Regina v K

Court of Appeal

“A barrister without chambers who was deemed to be practising but not subject to the disciplinary rules of the Bar’s Code of Conduct was not entitled to provide immigration advice or services contrary to sections 84 and 91 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.”

The Times, 8th October 2008

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Regina v B and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted October 8th, 2008 in codefendants, criminal procedure, fitness to plead, juries, law reports by sally

Regina v B and Others

Court of Appeal

“Where one of several defendants in the same criminal proceedings became mentally unfit to stand trial before a jury had been empanelled, there was nothing in principle to prevent the jury subsequently hearing the trial of all the defendants, although in the case of the unfit defendant the jury would now be looking only to whether he had committed the actus reus of the relevant offence.”

The Times, 8th October 2008

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Businessman left in wheelchair by skiing accident sues tour operators – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in holidays, negligence, news, personal injuries, skiing by sally

“A British businessman left in a wheelchair after he collided with a tree during a skiing holiday is suing his tour operators for millions of pounds.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2008

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Woman who poisoned husband is spared jail – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2008 in news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A wife who poisoned her husband three times by slipping a tranquilliser into two Chinese takeaways and a curry was yesterday spared jail by a judge who described the crimes as ‘like something from a very bad detective novel’.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2008

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Disabled woman takes fight to save post offices to high court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in judicial review, news, postal service by sally

“A severely disabled woman will take her battle to stop the government’s post office closure programme to the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

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Identity fraud booming during crisis, warn MPs – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2008 in identity fraud, news by sally

“Bank account holders are more at risk of identity fraud because of the credit crunch, a report warns today.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2008

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MPs attempt to force smacking ban – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2008 in children, corporal punishment, news by sally

“A cross-party group of MPs is attempting to force through a ban on smacking children in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2008

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101-year-old to appeal care home decision – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in appeals, care homes, news by sally

“A 101-year-old woman, the sole remaining resident in an old people’s home due for closure, will ask permission to appeal against a judge’s ruling that she had to move.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th October 2008

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Terror code tells teachers to watch pupils – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2008 in news, school children, terrorism by sally

“Teachers will be asked to monitor pupils’ behaviour and inform the authorities – including police – if they suspect teenagers are being drawn into violent extremism, under government guidance published today.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2008

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