Terror suspects win bail battle – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in bail, news, terrorism by sally

“The government has decided not to appeal against a court ruling freeing four of five terrorist suspects jailed pending a bail hearing.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2009

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Death crash sentence may increase – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A Lincolnshire man responsible for the deaths of four of his children when he crashed into a river could have his jail sentence extended.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2009

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Driver fined for throwing parking ticket – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2009 in fines, litter, news by sally

“A motorist who hurled an £80 parking ticket at an attendant in a fit of rage has been fined or littering.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2009 

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CPS confirms Gilfoyle notes were kept from defence – The Times

Posted February 27th, 2009 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, murder, news by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today confirmed that notes showing Eddie Gilfoyle’s wife died at home when her husband was at his workplace were kept from the defence at the time of his trial.”

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The Times, 27th February 2009

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 27th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Abbey National Plc & Ors v The Office of Fair Trading [2009] EWCA Civ 116 (26 February 2009)

Brunel Motor Company Ltd v Revenue and Customs & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 118 (26 February 2009)

BA (Nigeria), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 119 (26 February 2009)

Lexi Holdings Plc v Luqman & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 117 (26 February 2009)

A Local Authority v HP & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 143 (27 February 2009)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Trafalgar Leisure Ltd v R [2009] EWCA Crim 217 (20 February 2009)

Cotilla, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 216 (20 February 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Nolan v Wright [2009] EWHC 305 (Ch) (26 February 2009)

Brighton & Hove City Council v Audus [2009] EWHC 340 (Ch) (26 February 2009)

High Court (Patents Court)

ratiopharm (UK) Ltd v Alza Corp [2009] EWHC 213 (Pat) (12 February 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)   

Plumbly v Beatthatquote.Com Ltd. [2009] EWHC 321 (QB) (27 February 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted February 27th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The London Summit (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009

The Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Appeals) Regulations 2009

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application to Environmentally Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (City of Bradford) Designation Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Craner v Dorset County Council – Times Law Reports

Posted February 27th, 2009 in health & safety, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Craner v Dorset County Council

Court of Appeal

“It was no defence for a county council which left paving slabs uneven, causing injuries to a school caretaker, to say that what had occurred was a freak accident which could not have been prevented or guarded against.”

The Times, 27th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Office of Communications v Information Commissioner – Times Law Reports

Office of Communications v Information Commissioner”>Office of Communications v Information Commissioner

Court of Appeal

“Beneficial consequences flowing from the unlawful use of disclosed information could be taken into account when balancing the public interest in disclosure of environmental information against the statutory exemption from disclosure.”

The Times, 27th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted February 27th, 2009 in appeals, law reports, undertakings by sally

Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal

“An offer of an undertaking by one party lapsed automatically when the court found in favour of the other side and the offer was not resurrected after a successful appeal.”

The Times, 27th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Bar Council Condemns Data Sharing Threat in Coroners Bill – The Bar Council

Posted February 27th, 2009 in coroners, data protection, press releases by sally

“The Bar Council today issued a warning about the data sharing provisions of the Coroners and Justice Bill.”

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The Bar Council, 25th February 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Boy, 14, sentenced for sex abuse – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old boy has been given a three year supervision order after sexually abusing two 10-year-old boys in Wiltshire.”

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BBC News, 26th February 2009

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Jail for new parent drug dealers – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

“A drug dealing couple have been jailed just days after their son was born in prison.”

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BBC News, 26th February 2009

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Broadcaster’s failure to keep systems working broke ASA rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 27th, 2009 in advertising, internet, news by sally

“Broadcaster Sky should have made sure its websites could handle the traffic generated by its promotional advertising, and should have made a web offer available on the phone once it ran into problems, the advertising regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th February 2009

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FSA revises rule change on with-profits compensation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 27th, 2009 in financial regulation, news by sally

“New rules preventing life companies from using surpluses held in with-profits funds to meet compensation costs will only apply to policies sold after the rules come into force, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th February 2009

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Council in court over cave death – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in health & safety, news by sally

“A council will be in court later over the death of a boy who drowned on a school caving trip.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2009

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Air traffic firm ruled ‘ageist’ – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2009 in age discrimination, news by sally

“The air traffic control service Nats has been found guilty of age discrimination by refusing to recruit trainee controllers older than 35.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2009

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Gun killer sentenced to at least 26 years – The Independent

Posted February 27th, 2009 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A young gunman known as Scarface was jailed for life today for the murder of a promising teenage footballer. Richard Harrison-Allen, 20, shot Etem Celebi dead in November 2007 as he tried to flee the scene in the Smalley Close estate, Stoke Newington, north London. Today gang member Harrison-Allen, who was convicted of the teenager’s murder earlier this month, was sentenced to a minimum of 26 years at St Albans Crown Court.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2009

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Lesbian couple claim £20,000 damages after NHS refuses them fertility treatment – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2009 in assisted reproduction, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“Caroline Harris and Julie McMullan claim they are victims of discrimination because they are a same sex couple and have asked a judge to order fertility treatment for Miss Harris.”

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Daily Telegraph., 26th February 2009

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Mother jailed for failing to send daughter to school 100 yards from home – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 27th, 2009 in news, sentencing, truancy by sally

“A mother has been sent to prison for letting her 11-year-old daughter miss 90 per cent of her lessons, despite living just 100 yards from the school.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th February 2009

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Government plans to keep DNA samples of innocent – The Guardian

Posted February 27th, 2009 in DNA, news by sally

“The government is planning to get around a European court ruling that condemned Britain’s retention of the DNA profiles of more than 800,000 innocent people by keeping the original samples used to create the database, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 27th February 2009

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