Twitter revelations prove privacy law ‘could not work’, says PCC chair – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in injunctions, internet, news, privacy by sally

“Baroness Buscombe, the Press Complaints Commission chairman, believes the recent circulation on Twitter of the names of celebrities alleged to have obtained gagging injunctions proves that a privacy law ‘could not work’.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2011

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Key parliamentary moment for energy bill’s ‘green deal’ – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in bills, energy, news by sally

“The centrepiece of the UK government’s green strategy will be laid out on Tuesday, as the energy bill enters its second reading in the House of Commons.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2011

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Harrow school’s cornrows hairstyle ban ‘is unlawful’ – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2011 in education, news, race discrimination, sex discrimination by sally

“A pupil is taking a London school to the High Court, arguing its ban on ‘cornrows’ hairstyles is unlawful.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2011

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Treating licensees differently to their competitors does not constitute unreasonable discrimination, Copyright Tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 10th, 2011 in copyright, licensing, news, tribunals, unfair commercial practices by sally

“Agencies acting for copyright holders can charge different companies different royalty rates without engaging in unlawful discrimination, the Copyright Tribunal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2011

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Reoffending rates higher after short jail terms, study finds – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in community service, news, recidivists, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

“Offenders given community penalties have significantly lower reoffending rates than similar offenders who have served short prison sentences, according to Ministry of Justice research.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2011

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Lawyers unaware of pro bono costs orders, charity warns – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 10th, 2011 in costs, news, pro bono work by sally

“Legal charities are missing out on funding because the majority of lawyers are unaware of the existence of ‘pro bono costs’ orders, research has suggested.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th May 2011

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Overseas relatives of British families to lose visit visa appeal rights – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in appeals, families, news, visas by sally

“Ministers are to scrap the right of appeal for more than 80,000 relatives of British families who are refused visas to visit them each year, according to a leaked Home Office policy paper seen by the Guardian.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2011

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 10th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Electronic Communications and Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2011

The Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Responsible Authorities) Order 2011

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Amendment of List of Responders) Order 2011

The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Maintenance) (Rules of Court) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Child protection takes lead role in national crime agency – Home Office

Posted May 10th, 2011 in child abuse, children, crime prevention, national crime agency, news by sally

“The UK’s ability to protect children from harm will be further strengthened when the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) becomes part of the National Crime Agency (NCA) the government announced today, emphasising its commitment to safeguarding children.”

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Home Office, 9th May 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 10th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

W, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 1142 (05 May 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cook v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2011] EWHC 1134 (QB) (09 May 2011)

MS v Lincolnshire County Council [2011] EWHC 1032 (QB) (05 May 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Withers LLP v Rybak & Ors [2011] EWHC 1151 (Ch) (09 May 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Renwick & Anor v Simon and Michael Brooke Architects & Ors [2011] EWHC 874 (TCC) (05 May 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

TTMI SARL v Statoil ASA [2011] EWHC 1150 (Comm) (09 May 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Boy wins £4.6m pay-out from King’s Lynn NHS Trust – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2011 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news by sally

“A six-year-old boy left disabled after ‘wholly avoidable delays’ at birth has won £4.6m in compensation.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2011

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Leaked superinjunctions are not the courts’ problem – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in contempt of court, injunctions, internet, news by sally

“Judges are likely to greet the Twitter breach last weekend with a wry smile.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2011

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Milly Dowler murder trial starts 10 years after death – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2011 in murder, news, trials by sally

“A man will today stand trial accused of murdering Milly Dowler, almost 10 years after the schoolgirl disappeared.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2011

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Hidden costs to crime victims – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2011 in costs, crime, criminal injuries compensation, news, victims by sally

“Victims of violent crime can find themselves tens of thousands of pounds out-of-pocket, according to research completed for the first commissioner for victims and witnesses for England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 10th May 2011

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Max Mosley loses European privacy case – The Guardian

“Max Mosley, the former Formula One boss, lost his legal challenge to force newspapers to warn people before publishing stories exposing their private lives, after a European court ruled on Tuesday that such as system would have a ‘chilling effect’ on the press.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2011

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Related link: Max Mosley judgment in full

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A legal crisis in 140 characters – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2011 in injunctions, internet, news, privacy by sally

“Celebrity gagging orders revealed on Twitter. 50,000 followers. Lawyers unable to remove tweets. Is this the end of the #superinjunction?”

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The Independent, 10th May 2011

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Daily Telegraph censured by PCC over Vince Cable tapes – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in complaints, media, news, public interest by sally

“The Daily Telegraph is criticised by the Press Complaints Commission today for secretly recording conversations between Liberal Democrat ministers and having reporters pose as constituents.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2011

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Munro report: child protection work must be freed from box-ticking – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2011 in child abuse, news, reports, social services by sally

“Child protection social workers should be freed up from box-ticking bureaucracy to give them more time to work with families and at-risk youngsters, a government-commissioned report was due to say on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: The Munro Review of Child Protection, CM 8062 (PDF)

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ICO publishes advice on how websites can comply with new ‘cookie law’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 10th, 2011 in consent, data protection, internet, news by sally

“Websites should not rely on browser settings as indicating whether a user consents to having their online activity tracked, the Information Commission’s Office (ICO) has advised.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th May 2011

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Failure to spot blood clots costs the NHS millions – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2011 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“The NHS has paid £112 million in compensation over the past five years after doctors failed to spot deadly blood clots, according to research.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2011

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