£6.4m for kidney op blunder man – The Independent

Posted February 14th, 2011 in damages, negligence, news, organ transplants, personal injuries by sally

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his father has won £6.74 million High Court damages.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 14th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 (Commencement No. 13) Order 2011

The Registered Pension Schemes (Provision of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Amendment Regulations 2011

The Food Additives (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 14th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL & Anor v Masri [2011] EWCA Civ 64 (03 February 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

MW Trustees Ltd & Ors v Telular Corporation [2011] EWHC 104 (Ch) (31 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Bar Council cautions against ‘DIY litigants’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 14th, 2011 in legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“The government’s ‘crude and brutal’ legal aid cuts will trigger a surge in ‘DIY litigants’ that risks ‘gridlock’ in the courts, the Bar Council has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Gold-buying websites forced to change trading practices – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2011 in consumer protection, internet, news, unfair commercial practices by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has clamped down on gold-buying websites, forcing three firms to make changes to their business practices and two to cease trading altogether.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2011

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Butler-Sloss issues warning over legal aid cuts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 14th, 2011 in budgets, legal aid, news by sally

“The government’s planned legal aid cuts will have a ‘serious adverse long-term effect’ on the justice system, a former president of the family division of the High Court has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Early abortion court challenge fails – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2011 in abortion, news by sally

“Women who want an abortion in the early weeks of pregnancy must continue to take the pills at the clinic and not at home, unless health secretary Andrew Lansley stipulates otherwise, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2011

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Transcripts of Judicial Proceedings in England and Wales: a Guide to Sources

Posted February 14th, 2011 in news by sally

A revised version of the Inner Temple Library’s 2006 guide to sources of transcripts is now available as a 165-page PDF document.

The guide is intended primarily for libraries and information services staff who may need to obtain, or assist others to obtain, transcripts of the proceedings of courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

A major feature of this new edition is its greatly expanded coverage of tribunals. It is hoped that users of the guide may find this particularly useful at a time of change and transition in tribunal administration.

The guide will be available at the special price of £12.99 until March 31st, after which it will be priced at £19.99. These prices are for single-use only.

Further information and details of how to order the guide can be found at
www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/Transcripts/TranscriptsGuide.htm

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Woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilised – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in learning difficulties, news, sterilisation by sally

“A woman with learning difficulties could be forcibly sterilised after she gives birth this week to stop her becoming pregnant again.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2011

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Gove loses court battle over cancelled school building projects – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2011 in budgets, education, judicial review, news by sally

“A high court judge has ordered the education secretary, Michael Gove, to reconsider his decision to cancel scores of multimillion-pound school rebuilding projects.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2011

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Torture victim fights decision to deport her back to Sudan – The Independent

Posted February 14th, 2011 in asylum, deportation, news, torture by sally

“A Darfuri torture victim is today set to be deported back to Sudan, where she believes she could be killed, due to what her supporters claim is a ‘bureaucratic blunder’ by the Home Office.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

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LSB to quiz all lawyers on parents’ education – The Lawyer

Posted February 14th, 2011 in diversity, education, legal profession, news by sally

“Lawyers will be asked to reveal where their parents attended university under far-reaching proposals by the Legal Services Board (LSB) to monitor social mobility across the profession.”

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The Lawyer, 14th February 2011

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Legal aid cuts ‘crude and brutal’ – The Independent

Posted February 14th, 2011 in budgets, legal aid, news by sally

“Proposed cuts to the legal aid budget will cost more than they save and could leave more than half a million people ‘silenced in court’, legal experts have warned.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

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Growth in key human rights battles – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in human rights, news by sally

“Courts are dealing with at least ten key human rights battle every week since controversial new laws were introduced a decade ago, research shows.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2011

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‘Devastating impact’ of legal aid cuts plan – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2011 in legal aid, news by sally

“Proposed changes to legal aid will have a ‘devastating impact’ on the most vulnerable in Wales, it is claimed.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2011

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High court to rule on abortions at home – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2011 in abortion, news by sally

“The high court is due to rule on Monday in a landmark case that could make it easier for women to complete abortions at home.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2011

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Marriage laws explained – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in marriage, news by sally

“Getting married isn’t quite a simple as saying ‘I do’: here is a breakdown of the myriad laws surrounding matrimony.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2011

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Amnesty condemns Guantanamo UK Shaker Aamer case – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2011 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“The continued holding of the last British resident at Guantanamo Bay is making a ‘mockery of justice’, human rights campaigners have said.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2011

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Stalker takes legal action against victim – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in harassment, news, restraining orders by sally

“A stalker who Googled his victim 40,000 times has taken legal action against her for ‘ruining his reputation’ with comments on her website.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2011

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New powers to vet online adverts – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2011 in advertising, internet, news by sally

“People who use the internet are about to get a new opportunity to complain about company websites.”

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BBC News, 11th February 2011

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