No compensation for hepatitis C blood transfusion woman – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in blood products, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A woman who was infected with hepatitis C during a blood transfusion more than 20 years ago has lost a High Court bid for compensation.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 1st, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Geo Networks Ltd v The Bridgewater Canal Co Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1348 (30 November 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

K, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 3102 (Admin) (29 November 2010)

Michael, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 3026 (Admin) (05 November 2010)

Kownacki, R (on the application of) v District Court In Olsztyn Poland [2010] EWHC 3027 (Admin) (05 November 2010)

Shahid, R (on the application of) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court [2010] EWHC 2969 (Admin) (04 November 2010)

Secretary of State for the Home Department, R (on the application of) v Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London [2010] EWHC 3098 (Admin) (30 November 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

RWE Npower Plc v Alstom Power Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 3061 (TCC) (30 November 2010)

Linklaters Business Services v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 3123 (TCC) (30 November 2010)

High Court (Patents Court)

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Delta Airways Inc [2010] EWHC 3094 (Pat) (30 November 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 1st, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Rent Officers (Housing Benefit Functions) Amendment Order 2010

The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2010

The Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the EPR Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

The Justification Decision (Generation of Electricity by the AP1000 Nuclear Reactor) Regulations 2010

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2010

The Rate of Bereavement Benefits Regulations 2010

The Police Authority (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Fair comment is dead. Long live honest comment – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2010 in defamation, internet, news by sally

“Today’s supreme court judgment has significant ramifications for the law on defamation.”

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The Guardian, 1st December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Full judgment from UK supreme court: Spiller v Joseph [2010] UKSC 53

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Legal aid solicitors overpaid by £77m – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 1st, 2010 in fees, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“Legal aid solicitors have been overpaid by almost £77m, according to a report published today by public spending watchdog, the National Audit Office.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Creating a legal training framework that will breed diversity – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2010 in legal education, legal profession, news by sally

“As the legal professions – dominated by ex-private school pupils – seek to open up, getting it right is more important than doing it quickly.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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UK ‘complicit in al-Qaeda man’s torture’ – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in appeals, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A man convicted of serious terrorism offences in the UK has launched an appeal, telling judges the UK was complicit in his torture abroad.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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RSPCA loses court appeal against £2.35m will ruling – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2010 in charities, news, wills by sally

“The RSPCA has lost a court of appeal challenge against a ruling that overturned a will leaving them a £2.35m farmhouse and land in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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MPs’ expenses: Judge explains privilege ruling – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in expenses, news, parliamentary privilege, prosecutions by sally

“Supreme Court President Lord Phillips has said parliamentary privilege does not protect MPs from being prosecuted for ‘ordinary crimes’.”

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BBC News, 1st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Home Office mulls data law change – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2010 in consultations, interception, news, privacy by sally

“The Home Office has agreed to meet civil liberties groups as part of a consultation it is conducting into UK interception laws.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Assisted dying inquiry will be fair, Falconer vows – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2010 in assisted suicide, inquiries, news by sally

“An inquiry into assisted dying in the UK will be objective and dispassionate, its chair, the former lord chancellor Lord Falconer, promised as it was launched today.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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