Firm fined £140,000 over smells – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in environmental health, news, pollution by sally

“A firm whose Lincolnshire factory emitted smells which left residents feeling ill has been fined £140,000.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

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Man guilty of transsexual murder – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in murder, news by sally

“A roofer has been found guilty in the 11-year-old murder case of a transsexual prostitute in London.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

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Judge condemns ‘torrent’ of laws – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in legislation, news by sally

“Lord Phillips, formerly the UK’s most senior judge, has criticised the government for introducing a ‘ceaseless torrent of legislation.’ ”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

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Diabetic man died after police mistook him for drink-driver, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, police, road traffic offences by sally

“A diabetic man died after being wrongly arrested for drink-driving when police mistook his symptoms for the effects of alcohol.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2009

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Pensioner wins £28,000 payout after being left ill by drugs trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in compensation, medicines, news, personal injuries by sally

“A pensioner has won an £28,000 payout from a pharmaceutical company after being left seriously ill during a drugs trial.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2009

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Trio jailed for gang rape and caustic soda attack on teenager – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“Three men who filmed themselves gang-raping a 16-year-old girl before dousing her in caustic soda were today sentenced to between six and nine years in jail.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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Alternative therapy ‘crackdown’ – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2009 in complementary medicine, news by sally

“The head of the UK’s first regulator for complementary medicine has promised to get tough with the industry and drive out cowboy therapists.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2009

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 19th, 2009 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Carrie v Tolkien [2009] EWHC 29 (QB) (15 January 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Silberquelle GmbH v Maselli-Strickmode GmbH – WLR Daily

Posted January 19th, 2009 in law reports, trade marks by sally

Silberquelle GmbH v Maselli-Strickmode GmbH (Case C-495/07); WLR(D) 6

Where the proprietor of a trade mark affixed the mark to items that it gave free of charge to purchasers of its goods, it did not make genuine use of the mark so far as those items were concerned, for the purpose of, inter alia, art 12(1) of Directive 89/104.”

WLR Daily, 16th January 2009

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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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news by sally

The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Grants of Crown Recognised Spectrum Access) Order 2009

The Wireless Telegraphy (Crown Recognised Spectrum Access) Regulations 2009

The Wireless Telegraphy (Recognised Spectrum Access and Licence) (Spectrum Trading) Regulations 2009

The Income Tax Act 2007 (Amendment) Order 2009

The General Chiropractic Council (Constitution of the Statutory Committees) Rules Order of Council 2009

The General Chiropractic Council (Registration of Chiropractors with United Kingdom Qualifications that are not Recognised Qualifications) Rules Order of Council 2009

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Wales) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Corporate Plan 2009-2011 – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2009 in Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“The Corporate Plan sets out our objectives and priorities for the next two years, and the way in which we will deliver them. Our plan demonstrates how the department will meet its purpose of creating a safe, just and democratic society.”

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Government’s new bill shakes up the route to citizenship – UK Border Agency

Posted January 19th, 2009 in immigration, press releases by sally

“A bill to make newcomers to the UK earn the right to stay here, strengthen the border, and ensure we have a firm but fair immigration system was published in Parliament today.”

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UK  Border Agency, 15th January 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Regina (British Medical Association) v General Medical Council – Times Law Reports

Posted January 19th, 2009 in age discrimination, law reports by sally

Regina (British Medical Association) v General Medical Council

Queen’s Bench Division

“There could be no legitimate expectation that a policy would be continued once it it had become known that it was unlawful.”

The Times, 19th January 2009

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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Bar Council expresses concerns over plans to reform the law relating to Inquests – The Bar Council

Posted January 19th, 2009 in inquests, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council has today voiced concerns over proposals to reform the law relating to inquests, recently announced by the Ministry of Justice. The plans are contained in the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009, published on Wednesday.”

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The Bar Council, 16th January 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Footballers win exemption from English tests – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2009 in immigration, news by sally

“Foreign footballers have been given a special exemption from rules requiring them to learn English which apply to other workers from overseas, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 19th January 2009

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Murder law changes will make little difference, say lawyers – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in defences, murder, news by sally

“New laws preventing people accused of murder from using sexual jealousy, so-called ‘honour’  killing and revenge as partial defences will make little difference in practice, lawyers say.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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NSPCC reveals 53 children are sexually abused every day – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2009 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“The scale of child abuse in England and Wales was revealed today when figures showed that 53 children a day are subjected to sex crimes.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2009

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Couple taken to court for pruning ‘dangerous’ trees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, trees by sally

“An elderly couple were taken to court by their local council for pruning trees behind their home.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2009

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Almost a third of suspected crimes fail to reach court, Jacqui Smith admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2009 in news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, told MPs at a select committee hearing that out of 550,000 cases leading to arrests last year, 160,000 were dropped.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Court challenge to NICE over osteoporosis treatment – The Times

Posted January 19th, 2009 in medical treatment, news by sally

“The medicine regulator faces a legal challenge this week over its ruling that thousands of women with thinning bones should be denied effective treatment on the NHS.”

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The Times, 19th Janaury 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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