Prosecutors report first Bribery Act conviction – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 17th, 2011 in bribery, news, prosecutions by sally

“A court clerk has become the first person to be convicted under new UK bribery laws, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th October 2011

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Reynolds defence is just the start – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, privilege, public interest by sally

“In Flood v the Times, the supreme court has to consider questions of balance and the limits of editorial discretion.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2011

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 17th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by sally

Memorandum to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on the Post-Legislative Assessment of the Gambling Act 2005, Cm 8188 (PDF)

Government Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee’s Annual Report 2010–2011, Cm 8168 (PDF)

Football Governance: Response to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee Inquiry, Cm 8207 (PDF)

Amended Convention establishing the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts and the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the Centre, Cm 8200 (PDF)

Amendment of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund to Enhance Voice and Participation in the International Monetary Fund, Cm 8202 (PDF)

Exchange of Notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland concerning the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Ireland establishing Implementation Bodies, done at Dublin on 8 March 1999, Cm 8201 (PDF)

Memorandum to Welsh Affairs Committee Post–Legislative Assessment of the Commissioner for Older People (Wales) Act 2006, Cm 8191 (PDF)

Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Federal Council on the Readmission of Persons Present without Authorisation with Protocol, Cm 8199 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 17th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Daventry District Council v Daventry & District Housing Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1153 (13 October 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Woodland v The Swimming Teachers’ Association & Ors [2011] EWHC 2631 (QB) (17 October 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

All Leisure Holidays Ltd v Europaische Reiseversicherung AG & Ors [2011] EWHC 2629 (Comm) (17 October 2011)

High Court (Patents Court)

Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Novartis AG [2011] EWHC 2403 (Pat) (30 September 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Motto and others v Trafigura Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 17th, 2011 in class actions, costs, fees, law reports, proportionality by sally

Motto and others v Trafigura Ltd and another [2011] EWCA Civ 1150; [2011] WLR (D) 292

“Where a costs judge determined that base costs were disproportionate for the purposes of CPR r 44.4(2)(a), to render them proportionate the judge was required to satisfy himself that the work on each item on the bill of costs was necessary, and, if necessary, that the cost of the item was reasonable. That was the approach to be taken generally, including in group litigation.”

WLR Daily, 12th October 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Advertising watchdog may dismiss competitor complaints without investigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 17th, 2011 in advertising, complaints, dispute resolution, news by sally

“The UK’s advertising watchdog may not investigate complaints businesses make about rivals’ adverts if the complaining firms have not tried to resolve the disputes with their competitors first.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th October 2011

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Dale Farm Travellers seek last-gasp reprieve from eviction – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in enforcement notices, gipsies, news, planning, stay of execution by sally

“Dale Farm residents are seeking a last-gasp reprieve from eviction by asking for leave to appeal against a decision last week to allow Basildon council to remove 86 families from the Essex Traveller site.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2011

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Supreme Court feels the strain as cases back up – The Lawyer

Posted October 17th, 2011 in appeals, delay, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Two-year wait for hearings at highest court as recession sees litigants dig in for the long haul.”

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The Lawyer, 17th October 2011

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Suicide of Dan James convinced Lord Falconer that the law had to change – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“Lord Falconer has read or listened to more than 1,000 submissions, endured foul abuse from an array of angry voices and, as head of the commission examining reforms to the law on assisted suicide, is predicting trouble even from his more rational critics when the conclusions are published next month.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2011

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Another cuts challenge fails: Changes to housing benefit scheme is lawful – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 17th, 2011 in benefits, equality, housing, news by sally

“On 13 October 2011 Mr Justice Supperstone in the High Court held that changes to rules for calculating housing benefit were lawful and in particular did not breach equality legislation.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th October 2011

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The end is nigh for the unpopular legal aid body, so why aren’t we celebrating? – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in legal aid, legal services, news by sally

“The move to subsume the Legal Services Commission into the justice ministry shows you should be careful what you wish for.”

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The Guardian, 14th October 2011

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One in seven nursing homes breaking the law on feeding patients – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2011 in care homes, elderly, news by sally

“One in seven nursing homes is breaching the law by failing to ensure elderly residents have enough food and drink to prevent them becoming malnourished and dehydrated, inspectors have found.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2011

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UKBA accused of breaking pledge to end child detention – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in children, detention, immigration, news by sally

“As many as 2,000 children a year, including many unaccompanied by an adult, could be detained each year at the UK’s borders despite government promises to end child detention.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2011

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Prisoners taken to court in black cabs – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2011 in news, taxis, transfer of prisoners by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has admitted a private security firm is using black cabs to take prison inmates to court.”

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BBC News, 16th October 2011

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Barber secretly shaved ‘fool’ on back of man’s head, court told – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2011 in assault, bail, learning difficulties, news by sally

“A barber shaved the word ‘fool’ in 1in letters on the back of the head of a man with severe learning difficulties, a court has been told.”

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The Guardian, 14th October 2011

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