‘Honour’ case father guilty of killing Tulay Goren – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2009 in domestic violence, murder, news by sally

“A father has been found guilty of murdering his 15-year-old daughter in a so-called honour killing.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2009

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Law Society seeks judicial review over costs capping – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 17th, 2009 in costs, judicial review, news by sally

“The Law Society is set to seek a judicial review of the government’s move to drastically reduce the legal costs that defendants can reclaim if they are acquitted of a criminal offence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th December 2009

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Firework factory explosion death pair jailed – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2009 in explosives, health & safety, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A father and son have been jailed for the manslaughter of two firemen killed in an explosion at a fireworks factory.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2009

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Judge ‘failed in public duty’ by refusing to jail teen knife criminal – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2009 in assault, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A judge who gave a community punishment to a teenage girl for her part in a near-fatal stabbing ‘wholly failed’ in his public duty, London’s Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2009

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Crash death lorry driver jailed – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2009 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A lorry driver who hit a line of queuing traffic on the M40 in Buckinghamshire, killing a mother-of-two, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2009

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Forced marriage law not being used enough – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2009 in forced marriages, news, social services by sally

“Laws introduced to stop forced marriages are not being used widely enough and social workers’ efforts to tackle the issue are also being hampered, according to experts.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2009

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R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in Judaism, law reports, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

R (E) v Governing Body of JFS and another (United Synagogue and others intervening) [2009] UKSC 15; [2009] WLR (D) 366

“A Jewish school which, in the event of the school being oversubscribed, gave priority to children who were recognised as Jews according to the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, ie the children of mothers who were Jews by either birth or conversion, was operating a policy which discriminated on the grounds of ethnic origin and, therefore, constituted racial discrimination under s 1(1)(a) of the Race Relations Act 1976.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2009

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Mahad v Entry Clearance Officer; Ali and another v Same; Ismail and another v Same; Sakthivel v Same; Muhumed v Same (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in law reports, sponsored immigrants, third parties by sally

Mahad v Entry Clearance Officer; Ali and another v Same; Ismail and another v Same; Sakthivel v Same; Muhumed v Same (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2009] UKSC 16; [2009] WLR (D) 367

“Financial support provided by third parties could be taken into account when considering whether a person who was seeking leave to enter the United Kingdom to join a sponsoring relative could be maintained without recourse to public funds.”

WLR Daily, 16th December 2009

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Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2009 in Judaism, law reports, race discrimination, school admissions by sally

Regina (E) v Governing Body of JFS and Another, United Synagogue and Others intervening

Supreme Court

“The admissions policy of a Jewish school which gave priority, in the event of oversubscription, to children who were recognised as Jews under the standard Orthodox test of matrilineal descent, someone whose mother was a Jew either by birth or conversion, was discriminatory on the ground of ethnic origin and was thus racial discrimination.”

The Times, 17th December 2009

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted December 17th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The Employment Rights (Revision of Limits) Order 2009

The European Communities (Designation) (No. 5) Order 2009

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European Court of Human Rights in ‘crisis’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 17th, 2009 in delay, human rights, news by sally

“Europe’s foremost human rights court is in ‘crisis’, with a backlog of more than 120,000 cases waiting up to seven years to be heard, lawyers have warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th December 2009

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Foreign Office backs down over Binyam Mohamed censorship – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2009 in disclosure, intelligence services, news, public interest, torture by sally

“The Foreign Office has made a partial climbdown in its legal bid to suppress intelligence material relating to a British resident who claims he was tortured by American security services.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2009

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National Ability SA v Tinna Oils & Chemicals Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in arbitration, enforcement, law reports, limitations by sally

National Ability SA v Tinna Oils & Chemicals Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1330; [2009] WLR (D) 36

“An application to enforce an arbitration award in the same manner as a judgment under the procedure set out in s 26 of the Arbitration Act 1950 and s 66 of the Arbitration Act 1996 was subject to the same limitation period of six years under s 7 of the Limitation Act 1980 as an ordinary action on the award.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2009

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Wallis v Bristol Water Plc – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in contamination, law reports, statutory interpretation, water by sally

Wallis v Bristol Water Plc [2009] WLR (D) 362

“For a water undertaker to prove that a water fitting had been connected by a person in such a manner that it was “likely to cause contamination” of water supplied by the water undertaker pursuant to reg 3(2) of the Water Supply (Water Fittings ) Regulations 1999 the water undertaker had to show that there was a real possibility that the manner of connection of the water fitting would cause contamination.”

WLR Daily, 14th December 2009

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Pedro v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in citizenship, EC law, freedom of movement, law reports by sally

Pedro v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2009] EWCA Civ 1358; [2009] WLR (D) 363

“A dependent family member of an EU national who retained worker status should be treated as living in Great Britain under the terms of art 2 of Council Directive 2004/38/EC (the Citizenship Directive) for the purpose of considering the dependent’s eligibility for a United Kingdom pension credit.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

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Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Fletcher v Same – WLR Daily

Posted December 17th, 2009 in EC law, fixed-term contracts, law reports, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

Duncombe and others v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Fletcher v Same [2009] EWCA Civ 1355; [2009] WLR (D) 36

“The rule embodied in the staff regulations made by the board of governors of the European Schools, limiting to nine years the period of employment of teachers seconded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families to work in the schools, did not meet the objective justification required by Council Directive 99/70/EC and the Fixed-Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

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In re S-B (Children) (Care Proceedings: Standard of Proof) – WLR Daily

In re S-B (Children) (Care Proceedings: Standard of Proof) [2009] UKSC 17; [2009] WLR (D) 365

“The test to be applied to the identification of a potential perpetrator, out of a pool of two or more potential perpetrators, who might have caused harm to a child was the balance of probabilities and that standard of proof did not vary according to the gravity of the misconduct alleged or the seriousness of the consequences for the persons concerned.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2009

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Financial Times Ltd and Others v United Kingdom – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Financial Times Ltd and Others v United Kingdom

European Court of Human Rights

“The public interest in the protection of journalists’ sources was sufficient to outweigh any threat of damage through future dissemination of a company’s confidential information or any possibility of obtaining damages for past breaches of confidence, even if considered cumulatively.”

The Times, 16th December 2009

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Axa Insurance Ltd v Akhter & Darby and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Axa Insurance Ltd v Akhter & Darby and Others

Court of Appeal

“An insurer’s cause of action for negligent advice by insured solicitors accrued when after-the-event insurance cover, creating contingent liability, had been issued to defendant solicitors to protect costs and expenses of litigants to bring actions and not when the litigants’ claims failed thereby causing financial loss to the insurer.”

The Times, 15th December 2009

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Omojudi v United Kingdom – Times Law Reports

Posted December 17th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Omojudi v United Kingdom

European Court of Human Rights

“Deporting a sex offender who had indefinite leave to remain and had lived in the United Kingdom for 26 years was disproportionate and a breach of his right to a family life.”

The Times, 15th December 2009

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