Lawcast 152: Lord Falconer on assisted dying and the new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom – Charon QC

Posted July 28th, 2009 in assisted suicide, podcasts, Supreme Court by sally

“Today I am talking to Lord Falconer, a former Lord Chancellor, about two important and interesting themes – assisted dying and his amendment to the Suicide Act defeated in the Lords recently and secondly his thoughts on the reasoning behind establishing a new Supreme Court and the direction it may, in time, take.”

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Charon QC, 28th July 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

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

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Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Holland and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted July 28th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Holland and Another

Court of Appeal

“A human director of a company which in turn was a corporate director of a second company, could, in certain circumstances, be regarded as a de facto director of that second company but he would not be regarded as such automatically.”

The Times, 28th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted July 28th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The Legislative Reform (Limited Partnerships) Order 2009

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Community Interest Company (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Public Service Vehicles (Enforcement Powers) Regulations 2009

The Goods Vehicles (Enforcement Powers) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Armed Forces (Court Martial) Rules 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Serial bigamist with five ‘husbands’ spared jail – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2009 in bigamy, news, sentencing by sally

“A serial bigamist was spared jail today after a judge said she was a manipulative woman who had undermined the institution of marriage. Emily Horne, 30, who had married on five occasions but crucially never divorced, admitted it was time she got a divorce.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Junior doctors training: Campaigners win right to Judicial Review – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2009 in doctors, employment, judicial review, news by sally

“Junior doctors have won the right to a Judicial Review of the General Medical Council’s refusal to discipline senior colleagues they hold responsible for the training places debacle.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Legistors want bribery law toughened – Reuters

Posted July 28th, 2009 in bribery, news by sally

“Lawmakers called on Tuesday for a proposed new law against bribery to be toughened by making it easier to prosecute a company for failing to prevent a bribe being paid.”

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Reuters, 28th July 2009

Source: www.reuters.com

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Swine flu pandemic could fuel rise in workplace litigation – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2009 in employment, health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

“Businesses could face a spate of legal claims from employees hit by swine flu, experts warn, as concerns mount that firms are not prepared to deal with legal issues arising from affected staff.”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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British judges ‘softer’ on extradition than US judges – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2009 in extradition, news by sally

“British judges are significantly more likely to agree to extradite suspects to the US than American judges are to allow their citizens to be brought here for trial, research suggests.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Judge defends US-style initiative as integral part of the community – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2009 in news by sally

“The man who is the public face of the North Liverpool Community Justice Centre insists that the ‘bald’ reconviction figures do not tell the full story of the pioneering work of his court.”

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The Times, 28th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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US-style community justice courts fail to reduce reoffending rates – The Times

Posted July 28th, 2009 in news by sally

“A radical US-style court initiative in which judges monitor each criminal’s progress after sentencing has failed to cut reoffending rates. The results are a blow to supporters of specialist community justice courts who had hoped for better results in preventing criminals returning to a life of crime.”

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The Times, 28th July 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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