Injured servicemen’s awards to be reassessed – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2009 in appeals, armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“Compensation awards to two injured servicemen are to be reassessed following a ruling by appeal judges today in a case brought by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Independent, 12th October 2009

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School fined after girl’s fingers burnt away by plaster of Paris in art class – The Times

Posted October 12th, 2009 in news by sally

“A school was ordered to pay £19,000 today after a 16-year-old girl lost most of her fingers when a bucket of plaster of Paris set around her hands during a school art lesson.”

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The Times, 12th October 2009

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Six men jailed for ‘vile’ kidnap – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2009 in kidnapping, news, sentencing by sally

“Six members of a gang that kidnapped two men – one of them a friend of the singer Lily Allen – have been jailed for up to 12 years each.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2009

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£1.3 million payout for bus fall victim – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2009 in damages, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A man who suffered severe head injuries when he fell from a London night bus was awarded more than £1 million damages today.”

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The Indepedent, 12th October 2009

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The BPP Bar Vocational Course Saga continues … – Charon QC

Posted October 12th, 2009 in legal education, news by sally

“Legal Week reports: It has also been confirmed that BPP Law School, which last month asked for volunteers among its BVC students to defer for a year, exceeded its allocated numbers of 456 by 80. This figure includes both the full-time and part-time BVC courses run by BPP in London and Leeds. It has since been reduced to 63 as a result of deferrals and withdrawals.”

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Charon QC, 12th October 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

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

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Marine death family prosecute MoD – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2009 in armed forces, negligence, news by sally

“The family of a Royal Marine killed in service in Afghanistan is taking legal action against the Ministry of Defence.”

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BBC News, 12th October 2009

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Lawyer’s £5m battle over ruined career – The Guardian

“A former president of the Law Society and his City law firm are being sued for up to £5m over allegations that they helped a global oil company wreck a barrister’s career.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 12th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Court)

Rollins, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1941 (09 October 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Astall & Anor v Revenue and Customs [2009] EWCA Civ 1010 (09 October 2009)

Chandler, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2009] EWCA Civ 1011 (09 October 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench)

CEP Holdings Ltd v CEP Claddings Ltd [2009] EWHC 2447 (QB) (09 October 2009)

Kahangi & Ors v Nourizadeh [2009] EWHC 2451 (QB) (09 October 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Cowlishaw & Anor v O&D Building Contractors Ltd [2009] EWHC 2445 (Ch) (08 October 2009)

Invertec Ltd v De Mol Holding BV & Anor [2009] EWHC 2471 (Ch) (09 October 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

NA, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Croydon [2009] EWHC 2357 (Admin) (18 September 2009)

McKinnon, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Home Affairs [2009] EWHC 2449 (Admin) (09 October 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Gard Marine & Energy Ltd v Lloyd Tunnicliffe & Ors [2009] EWHC 2388 (Comm) (09 October 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted October 12th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Animals (Divisional Veterinary Managers) Regulations 2009

The Animal Health (Divisional Veterinary Managers) Order 2009

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2009

The Police and Justice Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2) (Wales) Order 2009

The Children Act 1989, Care Standards Act 2000 and Adoption and Children Act 2002 (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments relating to Safeguarding Children) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Education and Inspections Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order 2009

The Education (Independent Schools) (Unsuitable Persons) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Local Authorities (Case and Interim Case Tribunals and Standards Committees) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Boy, 16, arrested for two murders and rape faces life in jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2009 in murder, news, rape, young offenders by sally

“A boy who was arrested for two murders and a rape before reaching his 16th birthday is facing life in jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

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Army refused to investigate Iraqi abuse claims, investigator claims – The Times

Posted October 12th, 2009 in news by sally

“Senior British army commanders in Iraq refused to investigate hundreds of cases of abuse against Iraqi civilians that led to serious injury or even death, a former member of the Royal Military Police has claimed.”

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The Times, 12th October 2009

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Chaos over statistics means another delay – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2009 in criminal justice, news, sentencing, statistics by sally

“A ‘total shambles’ over official figures means the Government cannot say how many offenders are escaping with soft penalties and cautions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2009

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Government ban on cigarette displays in shops may fail legal test, QC tells trade – The Times

Posted October 12th, 2009 in news by sally

“A flagship government anti-smoking scheme that would ban Britain’s shops from displaying cigarettes would be ‘unenforceable’, according to one of the country’s leading QCs.”

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The Times, 12th October 2009

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Baroness Scotland ‘to be investigated by legal watchdog over cleaner’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2009 in attorney general, news, professional conduct by sally

“Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, is to be investigated by a legal watchdog over her employment of an illegal immigrant, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2009

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Mentally ill Briton faces execution for smuggling heroin into China – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2009 in China, death penalty, drug offences, mental health, news by sally

“Lawyers warn that Akmal Shaikh, 53, who has delusional psychosis, could be shot dead in jail after reports that his second appeal has failed.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

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HM Treasury announces call for evidence, to inform Review of Money Laundering Regulations 2007 – HM Treasury

Posted October 12th, 2009 in money laundering, news by sally

“HM Treasury has today published a call for evidence on the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and of the UK’s anti-money laundering policies and procedures under them. The Call is designed to help inform a review of the Regulations, and look at how effective and proportionate the UK’s anti-money laundering rules are.”

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HM Treasury, 9th October 2009

Source: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

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Fraud Office hires top QC to turn up heat on BAE – The Times

Posted October 12th, 2009 in news by sally

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has ratcheted up the pressure on BAE Systems by hiring Timothy Langdale, a top criminal QC, to help submit a corruption case to the attorney-general within three weeks.”

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The Times, 11th October 2009

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Justice for Wounded: Judges to rule on compensation for injured servicemen – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2009 in armed forces, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“Appeal judges will rule today on a legal attempt by the Ministry of Defence to reduce the compensation paid to two servicemen, a move that drew widespread condemnation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2009

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Gazza’s ex in libel damages win – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2009 in damages, defamation, news by sally

“The former wife of Paul Gascoigne has accepted undisclosed libel damages over a claim her financial demands caused his relapse into alcoholism.”

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BBC News, 9th October 2009

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Rhys Jones killer’s mother loses appeal – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2009 in appeals, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“Court rules three-year jail sentence on Janette Mercer, who lied to try to protect her son, was not ‘manifestly excessive’.”

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The Guardian, 9th October 2009

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