Digital rights group criticises EU proposal to impose illicit content censorship – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 6th, 2011 in EC law, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

“EU proposals to force internet service providers (ISPs) to block illicit content are not clear, would restrict freedom of speech and impose censorship across Europe, the European Digital Rights group (EDRi) says.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2011 in complaints, internet, media, news by sally

“Reporter and newspaper Twitter feeds are expected to brought under the regulation of the Press Complaints Commission later this year, the first time the body has sought to consolidate social media messages under its remit.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Nazi art records published online – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 6th, 2011 in archives, artistic works, news, theft by sally

“The National Archives (TNA) will publish an international online catalogue of looted art taken by the Nazis for the first time.”

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Ministry of Justice, 6th May 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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July 7 inquest: coroner’s recommendations – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2011 in inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism by sally

“Lady Justice Hallett has produced a series of recommendations under rule 43 of the Coroners Rules 1984.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 6th, 2011 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Phoenix Property Investors Ltd v Grange Securities Ltd [2011] EWHC 1131 (Ch) (05 May 2011)

Kingspan Group Plc & Anor v Rockwool Ltd (on costs) [2011] EWHC 1065 (Ch) (14 April 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

L (A Child: Media Reporting), Re [2011] EWHC B8 (Fam) (18 April 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

DSG International Sourcing Ltd & Anor v Universal Media Corporation (Slovakia) SRO [2011] EWHC 1116 (Comm) (05 May 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Barr & Ors v Biffa Waste Services Ltd [No 4] [2011] EWHC 1107 (TCC) (19 April 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Sharif v Camden London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted May 6th, 2011 in families, homelessness, housing, law reports, local government by sally

Sharif v Camden London Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 463; [2011] WLR (D) 148

“A local housing authority’s duty under section 193(2) of the Housing Act 1996 to secure that accommodation was available for occupation by a homeless applicant was not discharged by providing two self-contained flats with no shared communal living areas, one for occupation by the applicant and her sister and the other for occupation by her father, because such accommodation was not available for occupation by the applicant together with any other persons who normally resided with her as members of her family within the meaning of section 176 of the 1996 Act.”

WLR Daily, 20th 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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BSB gives go ahead for barristers to sue solicitors over fees – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 6th, 2011 in barristers, contracts, fees, news, solicitors by sally

“The Bar Standards Board has given the green light for the introduction of standard contractual terms that will enable barristers to sue solicitors for unpaid fees.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Bar Council Officers 2012 – The Bar Council

Posted May 6th, 2011 in barristers, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has announced the appointment of its future Chairman and Treasurer, following election by fellow Council members.”

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The Bar Council, 5th May 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Legal grounds for intervention in Libya? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 6th, 2011 in armed forces, Libya, news, sanctions, United Nations by sally

“In the midst of rapid developments at the diplomatic and military level concerning the Gaddafi regime, it is important to remember that Libya is no stranger to UN sanctions or bombing by NATO member state warplanes.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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LSB consults on appeal arrangements for SRA as a licensing authority – Legal Services Board

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has today published a consultation on proposals to establish the appeals mechanism in relation to decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) should it be designated as a Licensing Authority under the Alternative Business Structures (ABS) framework. Annexed to the consultation is an impact assessment.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th May 2011

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Websites should notify EU users about privacy breaches, says justice commissioner – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 6th, 2011 in data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

“Europe-wide laws which require telecommunications companies to notify users if their data is at risk should be extended, the European justice commissioner has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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Will ruling opens way for family claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 6th, 2011 in charities, news, wills by sally

“Family members who are snubbed in a relative’s will in favour of charities could find it easier to lay claim to the estate following a recent judgment.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Armed Forces vote delayed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2011 in armed forces, news by sally

“New laws on the treatment of the Armed Forces have been delayed, prompting speculation that ministers are about to retreat over the military covenant.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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#WithoutPrejudice 5: Bin Laden assassination – Ian Tomlinson G20 – The Bribery Act – Access to practice in The City – Charon QC

Posted May 6th, 2011 in bribery, law firms, podcasts, terrorism by sally

#WithoutPrejudice 5: Bin Laden assassination – Ian Tomlinson G20 – The Bribery Act – Access to practice in The City

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Charon QC, 6th May 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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MP granted super-injunction – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2011 in injunctions, news, parliament by sally

“A serving MP may have taken out a super-injunction preventing details of their activities being exposed, it was disclosed today (5 May).”

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The Independent, 5th May 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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7/7 inquests: MI5 anxiously awaits coroner’s verdict – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2011 in inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism, victims by sally

“The coroner of the 7 July inquests, Lady Justice Hallett, will reveal today how she has responded to relatives of the victims who say MI5 could have taken steps to prevent the bombings, and the security service’s insistence that it cannot be blamed.”

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The Guardian, 6th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Paralysed woman sues Farnham pool owner for £6m – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2011 in negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A woman who hit her head on the bottom of a swimming pool during a party in Surrey and was left paralysed is suing the owner for £6m at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 5th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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How to create a privacy law – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2011 in human rights, news, privacy by sally

“If we want a law of privacy, what should happen next? There are four possibilities.”

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The Guardian, 5th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Lawyers are right to be cautious about going public – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2011 in law firms, news, partnerships by sally

“The rewards can be big, but firms seeking to become public companies face significant hurdles.”

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The Guardian, 5th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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