Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 11th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Information Appeal (Wales) Regulations 2011

The International Tax Enforcement (Antigua and Barbuda) Order 2011

The Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Commencement No. 5) (Wales) Order 2011

The Children Act 1989 (Higher Education Bursary) (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Education (Free School Lunches) (Prescribed Tax Credits) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources and Sums for Personal Requirements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 11th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Seeff & Anor v Ho & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 401 (11 April 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Wincanton Group Ltd v Garbe Logistics UK 1 SARL & Anor [2011] EWHC 905 (Ch) (11 April 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Dhabi v Sd Marine Services [2011] EWHC 848 (Comm) (11 April 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Sex trafficking victim gets damages from Home Office – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in damages, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by sally

“A Moldovan woman who was a victim of sex trafficking and forced into prostitution has obtained substantial damages from the Home Office.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Government needs more costs information for online content storage plans – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 11th, 2011 in consultations, internet, legislation, libraries, media, news, publishing by sally

“The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had consulted with publishers and legal deposit libraries (LDLs) over plans for libraries to have access to online, as well as printed, content.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th April 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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Reading text message killer driver jailed – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in dangerous driving, disqualification, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A teenage driver who ploughed into a woman in Reading moments after receiving a text message has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BT and Phorm escape prosecution for secret wiretaps – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2011 in interception, internet, investigatory powers, news, prosecutions by sally

“BT and Phorm will not face prosecution for trials of technology that secretly intercepted and profiled the broadband traffic of tens of thousands of people, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Regina (New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted April 11th, 2011 in human rights, judicial review, law reports, sponsored immigrants by sally

Regina (New London College Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 856 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 129

“A sponsorship licence issued by the United Kingdom Border Agency to a business that was engaged in the provision of educational services to migrants from outside the European Economic Area constituted “possessions” within the meaning of article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton – WLR Daily

Posted April 11th, 2011 in EC law, examinations, freedom of movement, law reports by sally

Toki v Ipourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton (Case C-424/09); [2011] WLR (D) 128

“The mechanisms for the recognition of higher education diplomas pursuant to article 3(b) of Council Directive 89/48/EEC, as amended, were applicable where the profession at issue was a regulated professional activity within the meaning of the second sub-paragraph of article 1(d) of the Directive in the member state of origin, irrespective of whether the person concerned was or was not a full member of the professional association or organisation concerned. In order for professional experience to be taken into account for the purposes of recognition under article 3(b) certain specific conditions had to be satisfied.”

WLR Daily, 5th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 11th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp v Teva UK Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 382 (08 April 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria [2011] EWHC 876 (QB) (08 April 2011)

The Legal Services Commission v F & Ors [2011] EWHC 899 (QB) (08 April 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Moria & Anor v Bednash [2011] EWHC 839 (Ch) (08 April 2011)

Batt v Royal Mail [2011] EWHC 900 (Ch) (08 April 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Condliff, R (On the Application Of) v North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust [2011] EWHC B8 (Admin) (07 April 2011)

Coleiro v The Court of Magistrates, Malta [2011] EWHC 873 (Admin) (08 April 2011)

Crosbie v Secretary of State for Defence [2011] EWHC 879 (Admin) (07 April 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Zodiac Training Ltd v Third Eye Technologies Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 881 (TCC) (08 April 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Milan Nigeria Ltd v Angeliki B Maritime Company [2011] EWHC 892 (Comm) (08 April 2011)

Amalgamated Metal Corporation Plc v Wragge & Co (A Firm) & Anor [2011] EWHC 887 (Comm) (08 April 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Freed man in court secrecy battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2011 in freedom of expression, injunctions, news, rape, social services by sally

“A businessman cleared of rape was told by social workers that he could not live with his young daughter and was then banned from asking his MP for help.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Profession helps law schools to step up pro bono advice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 11th, 2011 in legal education, news, pro bono work by sally

“The number of law schools offering pro bono legal advice has risen significantly thanks to a boost in support from solicitors, a report published this week has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Plan for 50% sentence discount ‘will offend’ victims – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in guilty pleas, news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

“Plans which could see criminals’ sentences cut by up to a half if they plead guilty quickly have been attacked as putting ‘efficiency over justice’.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Court of Appeal rejects ‘hit-and-run’ deportation bid – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in appeals, asylum, deportation, human rights, news by sally

“A government bid to deport a failed asylum seeker who killed a 12-year-old girl in a hit-and-run in Lancashire has been rejected by the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2011

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Cyberstalking ‘now more common’ than face-to-face stalking – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2011 in harassment, internet, news by sally

“Cyberstalking is now more common than physical harassment, according to new figures due to be released next week, with many victims finding themselves pursued by complete strangers online.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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More fathers jailed over child support – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2011 in child support, news, sentencing by sally

“Growing numbers of fathers are being sent to prison for missed child maintenance payments, prompting complaints that the sentences are disproportionate and undermine any chance of dads supporting their children.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Parents at pub while child, three, drank lager at home

Posted April 11th, 2011 in child neglect, news, sentencing by sally

“A three-year-old boy was found drinking from a can of lager while his parents were at the pub, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Law firms’ drift towards policy making that makes sense – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2011 in law firms, news by sally

“More legal firms are dabbling in thinktanks and policymaking but they may be overlooking the benefits of more academic study, says Alex Aldridge.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Council rubbish bin collection fines to be scrapped – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2011 in fines, local government, news, waste by sally

“Fines for residents who break the rules on rubbish collections in England are to be scrapped.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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News International could face prosecution – The Guardian

“News International as a corporation could face a criminal prosecution following its admission that the phones of celebrities were hacked into by its staff.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Civilian police worker who threw scalding water over prisoner is jailed – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2011 in detention, grievous bodily harm, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A civilian police worker has been jailed for three years for throwing scalding water over a prisoner in a police station cell.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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