Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted March 17th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Health Protection (Local Authority Powers) Regulations 2010

The Health Protection (Part 2A Orders) Regulations 2010

The Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010

The Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) Order 2010

The School Teachers’ Incentive Payments (England) Order 2010

The National Health Service Trusts (Consultation on Establishment and Dissolution) Regulations 2010

The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Tribunal Procedure (Upper Tribunal) (Amendment) Rules 2010

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010

The Government Annuities Payment (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Gambling Act 2005 (Operating Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Health Act 2009 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2010

The Schedule 39 to the Finance Act 2002 and Recovery of Taxes etc Due in Other Member States (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Recovery of Foreign Taxes (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Recovery of Import Duties and Export Duties (Andorra) Regulations 2010

The Exchange Gains and Losses (Bringing into Account Gains or Losses) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Alternative Finance Investment Bonds) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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Noise row neighbour jailed over Torquay stabbing – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2010 in news, offensive weapons, wounding by sally

“A Devon man who stabbed a neighbour’s friend in the back and threatened him with a baseball bat in a row over noise has been jailed for 30 months.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Man acquitted of charge in lagoon murder trial – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2010 in murder, news by sally

“One of the defendants in the trial into the death of a man whose headless body was found in a Bedfordshire lake has been acquitted of familial homicide.”

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BBC News, 17th March 2010

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Bingo website ad banned for presenting negative racial stereotype – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2010 in advertising, complaints, gambling, internet, news, racism by sally

“The advertising watchdog has banned a TV commercial for a gambling website for portraying black people as less intelligent than white people and presenting a negative racial stereotype.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Government to continue climate change ads despite criticism from watchdog – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2010 in advertising, climate change, complaints, environmental protection, news by sally

“Department stands by climate change campaign as ASA bans press adverts that ‘should have been phrased more tentatively’.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

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Cruise line pays out over Legionnaires’ disease death – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2010 in compensation, doctors, holidays, news, ships by sally

“The widow of a British man who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease during a Fred Olsen cruise has been awarded a £70,000 financial settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Boy forced to move in with father will go to foster home first – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2010 in children, custody, fostering, news by sally

“The 12-year-old, who has always lived with his mother, will leave school this afternoon and be picked up by his foster parents. He will stay with them until the Easter holidays when he will be taken from the West Midlands to live with his father near London, whom he has not seen for four years. The enforced move was ordered by the High Court after a judge ruled that the boy, known only as Child C, would suffer ‘emotional harm’ if kept from his father.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Hospital chief who stepped down after infection scandal claims payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2010 in appeals, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“The former hospital executive at the centre of Britain’s worst ever superbug outbreak has launched an appeal at the High Court to claim £175,000 for the loss of her job.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2010

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Woman ordered to quit 92-year-old mother’s home – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2010 in housing, news, repossession by sally

“A court today ordered a 60-year-old woman to leave the home of the 92-year-old mother she has not spoken to for eight years.”

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The Independent, 17th March 2010

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Adviser warns Ed Balls over children’s social care funding ‘concerns’ – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2010 in children, news, social services by sally

“Fresh package of funding and reform unveiled as the government’s independent child safety adviser warns the children’s secretary of a rise in demand on frontline services.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Gyrocopter pilot cleared of manslaughter over hunt member’s death – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2010 in aircraft, homicide, hunting, news by sally

“The animal rights activist Bryan Griffiths was today cleared of the manslaughter of Warwickshire hunt member Trevor Morse, who was killed when he was struck by the blade of a gyrocopter.”

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The Guardian, 17th March 2010

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Boy, 12, sent to prison after string of crimes – The Times

Posted March 17th, 2010 in news by sally

“A 12-year-old boy who committed a catalogue of crimes has become one of the country’s youngest prisoners after being given a 10-month custodial term.”

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The Times, 17th March 2010

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Catholic adoption society wins fight to be exempted over gay rights – The Times

Posted March 17th, 2010 in news by sally

“A Catholic adoption society has won a High Court battle which could allow it to go against legislation forcing it to consider gay couples as adoptive parents.”

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The Times, 17th March 2010

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Focus: 4 New square, Bar Wars – The Lawyer

Posted March 17th, 2010 in barristers, employment tribunals, news, race discrimination by sally

“Despite 4 New Square defeating accusations of racist behaviour in the Employment Tribunal, the case has not done the image of the set – or indeed the bar as a whole – any favours.”

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The Lawyer, 15th March 2010

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 17th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

JS (Sri Lanka), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] UKSC 15 (17 March 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Maga v The Trustees of the Birmingham Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church [2010] EWCA Civ 256 (16 March 2010)

Agricullo Ltd v Yorkshire Housing Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 229 (16 March 2010)

Joseph v Nettleton Road Housing Co-Operative Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 228 (16 March 2010)

FN (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 225 (16 March 2010)

Wiles v Social Security Commissioner & Anr [2010] EWCA Civ 258 (16 March 2010)

Cook v Thomas & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 227 (17 March 2010)

Briggs & Ors v Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust [2010] EWCA Civ 264 (17 March 2010)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Hertfordshire Oil Storage Ltd v R. [2010] EWCA Crim 493 (16 March 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Amin & Anor v Amin & Ors [2010] EWHC 528 (Ch) (16 March 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Crema v Cenkos Securities Plc [2010] EWHC 461 (Comm) (16 March 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

A v L [2010] EWHC 460 (Fam) (11 March 2010)

Doctor A & Ors v Ward & Anor [2010] EWHC 538 (Fam) (15 March 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Mentmore Towers Ltd & Ors v Packman Lucas Ltd. [2010] EWHC 457 (TCC) (16 March 2010)

CFH Total Document Management Ltd. v OCE (UK) Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 541 (TCC) (16 March 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Consultation launched on upper age limit for jury service – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2010 in consultations, elderly, juries, Ministry of Justice, press releases by sally

“The government today launched a consultation on raising the upper age limit for jury service in England and Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 16th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Reforming the illegality defence – Law Commission

Posted March 17th, 2010 in defences, illegality, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“We have published a report and draft Bill, recommending statutory reform of the illegality defence as it applies to trusts law.”

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Law Commission, 17th March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

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Head of CPS London plans to turn service around – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 17th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, London, press releases by sally

“The new head of the Crown Prosecution Service in London has set in place plans to improve the service CPS London provides to victims and witnesses in the capital.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Regina v Jamalov – Times Law Reports

Posted March 17th, 2010 in news by sally

Regina v Jamalov

Court of Appeal

“The fact that a defendant’s name was correctly recorded in an identity document was not a defence to a prosecution if the document was false and was used to establish the defendant’s name.”

The Times, 17th March 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Attorney-General’s Reference (No 79 of 2009) – Times Law Reports

Posted March 17th, 2010 in news by sally

Attorney-General’s Reference (No 79 of 2009)

Court of Appeal

“In considering whether a sentence was unduly lenient the question for the Court of Appeal was what the sentencing judge should have done on the material presented to her.”

The Times, 17th March 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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