What can councils use by-laws for? – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in byelaws, legislation, local government, news, regulations by sally

“David Cameron is backing an idea put forward by Greater Manchester councils to ban cheap booze using a by-law. But how ambitious can councils be when they are drawing up by-laws?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

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Advocates to face tougher regulation under new proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitor-advocates and barristers could be forced to work for longer in the lower courts before being granted higher court rights, under proposals put forward by the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2010

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Campaigner drowns grey squirrel – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2010 in animal cruelty, news by sally

“A wildlife campaigner has drowned a grey squirrel to challenge the RSPCA to prosecute him.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2010

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Four police officers to face charge of causing actual bodily harm to Babar Ahmad – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 12th, 2010 in assault, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that four officers of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Territorial Support Group should be charged with causing actual bodily harm to Babar Ahmad during his arrest on 2 December 2003.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th August 2010

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Will Charles Taylor end up in a British jail? – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in news, war crimes by sally

“The war crimes trial of the former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, has hit the headlines in the UK after the dramatic evidence of supermodel Naomi Campbell and her former agent, Carole White. If convicted, Mr Taylor will serve his sentence in a British jail. Why is this and where might he be housed?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

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Basis of Copyright Tribunal royalty ruling flawed, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 12th, 2010 in copyright, media, news, tribunals by sally

“The Copyright Tribunal did not have a sound basis for the royalty rate it set in a dispute between rights holders and a music TV broadcaster, the High Court has said. The Tribunal set a new rate on spurious grounds and misunderstood evidence, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2010

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Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted August 12th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2010

The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 12th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hudson Bay Apparel Brands LLC v Umbro International Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 949 (11 August 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Leyland Printing Company Ltd v Leyprint Ltd [2010] EWHC 2105 (Ch) (11 August 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

Warwickshire County Council v TE & Ors [2010] EWHC B19 (Fam) (11 August 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Life for hitman hired by husband to murder ex-wife for fortune in her will – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2010 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A hitman who flew from Thailand to murder a frail Surrey woman on behalf of her former husband was told today that he was likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2010

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Coroners’ service reform review delaying inquests – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2010 in coroners, inquests, legislation, news by sally

“Promised reforms to speed up coroners’ courts have been put on hold leaving many bereaved families waiting months or years for verdicts.”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

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Celebrities use British laws regarded as toughest in the world – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 12th, 2010 in defamation, freedom of expression, injunctions, news by sally

“Britain’s defamation laws are so tough that it is regarded as an international centre for ‘libel tourism’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2010

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High Court backs boy who rejected father – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2010 in children, contact orders, domicile, news by sally

“A schoolboy who was told by a judge that he must live with the father he claimed to hate yesterday succeeded in forcing the High Court to reverse its decision.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2010

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Cocaine smuggler jailed for 20 years after drug-laced rum killed drinker – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2010 in drug trafficking, homicide, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A smuggler has been jailed for 20 years for the manslaughter of a taxi driver who died after unwittingly drinking a shot of rum from a bottle heavily laced with cocaine.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2010

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Christian Wandsworth Council worker loses sacking claim – BBC News

“A housing official sacked after suggesting a woman with an incurable illness ‘put her faith in God’ has lost his legal challenge.”

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BBC News, 11th August 2010

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Ken Clarke’s enthusiasm for cuts in the justice system comes at a high price – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2010 in lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The lord chancellor should be sticking up for his department. Our courts lie at the very heart of our democracy.”

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The Guardian, 11th August 2010

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