UK judges say they cannot free Afghanistan detainee – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2011 in habeas corpus, news, rendition by tracey

“High Court judges have refused to free a man in Afghanistan after the charity Reprieve sought his release under one of the England’s most ancient laws.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Ethiopian billionaire wins libel action in UK – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2011 in damages, defamation, news by tracey

“An Ethiopian-born billionaire has won £175,000 in libel damages over allegations he had hunted his daughter down so she could be stoned to death.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Court upholds decision to impose control order on terror suspect – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2011 in control orders, London, news, terrorism by tracey

“A decision by the home secretary, Theresa May, to impose a control order on a terror suspect who is banned from London has been upheld by the high court.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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PCC confirms Baroness Buscombe is to step down – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2011 in complaints, media, news by tracey

“Chair will not seek to extend her three-year term, after criticism of her handling of the News of the World phone-hacking affair.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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‘Jonnie Marbles’ guilty of pie assault on Rupert Murdoch – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2011 in assault, harassment, news by tracey

“Jonathan May-Bowles, the comedian who threw a foam pie at media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has been convicted of assault and causing harassment, alarm or distress.”

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Daiy Telegraph, 29th July 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Paedophile jailed for 13 years for King’s Lynn assaults – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2011 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

“A 52-year-old man has been jailed for 13 years after being convicted of sex assaults on children in West Norfolk between 1975 and 1990.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Eight newspapers pay libel damages to Christopher Jefferies – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2011 in damages, defamation, media, news by tracey

“Eight national newspapers have made public apologies today to Christopher Jefferies for the libellous allegations made against him following the murder of Joanna Yeates. The titles – The Sun, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record, Daily Mail, Daily Star, The Scotsman and Daily Express – have also agreed to pay him substantial libel damages, thought to total six figures.”

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The Guardian, 29th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Companies fined after man dragged through machine – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2011 in accidents, costs, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

“Two companies have been fined a total of £75,000 after a man was dragged through a 5in (13cm) gap in machinery.”

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BBC News, 27th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Baby powder heroin plot men jailed at Hull court – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2011 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

“Two men from Hull have been jailed for their parts in an operation to smuggle heroin with a street value of £13m in packets of baby powder.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 29th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Meares v Medway Primary Care Trust [2011] EWCA Civ 897 (28 July 2011)

Greyfort Properties Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 908 (28 July 2011)

Lait v Evening Standard Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 859 (28 July 2011)

O, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham [2011] EWCA Civ 925 (28 July 2011)

St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust v Brownbill & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 903 (28 July 2011)

Mew & Anor v Tristmire Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 912 (28 July 2011)

OM, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 909 (28 July 2011)

Towers v Premier Waste Management Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 923 (28 July 2011)

Gayle v Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust [2011] EWCA Civ 924 (28 July 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Sulaiman v General Medical Council [2011] EWHC 1903 (Admin) (28 July 2011)

Loader v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWHC 2010 (Admin) (28 July 2011)

Belmihoub, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2044 (Admin) (28 July 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Williams v Lawrence & Anor [2011] EWHC 2001 (Ch) (28 July 2011)

BT Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc & Anor [2011] EWHC 2071 (Ch) (28 July 2011)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc [2011] EWHC 1981 (Ch) (28 July 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Clippings ruling could derail much online publishing, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 29th, 2011 in internet, licensing, media, news, publishing by tracey

“OPINION: Are you reading this at work? Are you sure you are not breaking copyright law by doing so? If OUT-LAW.COM copied most websites’ terms and conditions you probably would be, if the Court of Appeal is to be believed. Yesterday it said that the users of a clippings service infringed newspaper publishers’ copyrights when they clicked on links to view articles on web pages. But a fairly obscure spat over business information has the potential to derail much of the basis of online publishing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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Clippings services users must have licence or infringe newspapers’ copyright, says court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 29th, 2011 in copyright, internet, licensing, media, news by tracey

“Users of a clippings service must have a licence from newspaper publishers to click on links taking them to newspaper website pages to avoid infringing the publishers’ copyrights, the Court of Appeal has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th July 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

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Bar Council to examine Bribery Act action on referral fees – Law Scoiety’s Gazette

Posted July 29th, 2011 in barristers, bribery, fees, news by tracey

“Bar Council leaders have condemned the Legal Services Board for refusing to ban referral fees, and will look into whether the fees break the terms of the Bribery Act.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th July 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Swift 1st Ltd v Colin and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2011 in land registration, law reports, mortgages, sale of land by tracey

Swift 1st Ltd v Colin and others [2011] WLR (D)  262

“The holder of a charge over a property had full power of sale under the Law of Property Act 1925 irrespective of the fact that the charge had not been substantially registered. All that was required to exercise that power was for the mortgage to have been executed by deed.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and others v Meltwater Holding BV and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2011 in appeals, copyright, internet, law reports, licensing, media by tracey

Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd and others v Meltwater Holding BV and others [2011] EWCA Civ 890;  [2011] WLR (D)  261

“The end users of a commercial online media monitoring service who did not hold a web end-user licence from the publishers committed infringement of the publishers’ copyright in receiving and using the service.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Belmont Park Investments Pty v BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2011 in insolvency, law reports, Supreme Court, winding up by tracey

Belmont Park Investments Pty v BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd [2011] UKSC 38;  [2011] WLR (D)  260

“The policy behind the anti-deprivation rule in insolvency law, that parties could not, on bankruptcy, deprive the bankrupt of property which would otherwise be available for creditors, was to be given a commonsense application which prevented its application to bona fide commercial transactions which did not have as their predominant purpose the deprivation of the property of one of the parties on bankruptcy.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Oguz v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Centre for Advice on Individual Rights in Europe intervening) – WLR daily

Posted July 29th, 2011 in appeals, EC law, immigration, law reports, self-employment by tracey

Oguz v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Centre for Advice on Individual Rights in Europe intervening) C-186/10;  [2011] WLR (D)  259

“Article 41(1) of the Additional Protocol, signed on 23 November 1970 at Brussels and concluded, approved and confirmed on behalf of the Community by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2760/72 (OJ 1973 C 113 p17), had to be interpreted as meaning that it could be relied on by a Turkish national who, having leave to remain in a member state on condition that he did not engage in any business or profession, nevertheless entered into self-employment in breach of that condition and later applied to the national authorities for further leave to remain on the basis of the business which he had meanwhile established.”

WLR Daily, 21st July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 29th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Money Laundering (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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New strategy to strike at the heart of organised crime – Home Office

Posted July 29th, 2011 in crime, drug trafficking, fraud, national crime agency, press releases by tracey

“The government is today launching a strategy to crack down on serious and organised criminals. Profiling organised criminals, disrupting the finances of criminal networks and establishing a new organised crime co-ordination centre are among the range of actions set out in the new strategy, announced by Home Office minister James Brokenshire today.”

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Home Office, 28th July 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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BSB makes considered decision about Pupillage Portal – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 29th, 2011 in internet, press releases, pupillage by tracey

“Following notification by the Bar Council about problems with the pupillage recruitment system known as the Pupillage Portal, the BSB has carefully considered whether the recruitment timetable for this year needed to be altered to allow all applications to be properly considered.”

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Bar Standards Board, 28th July 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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