Sunday Mirror loses bid to overturn Olivier Martinez privacy ruling – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2011 in EC law, internet, jurisdiction, media, news, privacy by sally

“European court of justice’s decision reinforces law under which UK online publishers can be sued in any EU member state.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Government considers ‘right to know’ on domestic abuse – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2011 in consultations, criminal records, domestic violence, news, violent offenders by sally

“People could be given the power to find out from the police if a new partner has a history of domestic violence under new government proposals.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 25th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Shields, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 2343 (25 October 2011)

H, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 2344 (25 October 2011)

T, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 2345 (16 September 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Guardian News and Media Ltd, R (on the application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1188 (25 October 2011)

Brandon v American Express Services Europe Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1187 (25 October 2011)

NHS Manchester v Fecitt & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 1190 (25 October 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Alexander v Alexander & Ors [2011] EWHC 2721 (Ch) (21 October 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC v PSI Energy Holding Company BSC & Ors [2011] EWHC 2718 (Comm) (24 October 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Why nearly a third of us could soon be living in a legal advice desert – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2011 in law centres, legal aid, news by sally

“Public funds left for social welfare law won’t be enough for not-for-profits to hire one full-time caseworker in 30% of areas.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Man jailed for knife attack on police – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2011 in grievous bodily harm, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“A knifeman described as one of the most dangerous men in Britain has been jailed for life for trying to kill two police officers.”

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The Guardian, 25th October 2011

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Students turn away from the law as uni applications drop across the board – The Lawyer

Posted October 25th, 2011 in legal education, news, universities by sally

“The largest fall in university applications in more than 30 years has seen the number of candidates applying to study law drop by a record 5.2 per cent, according to figures released by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).”

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The Lawyer, 25th October 2011

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Transcripts Guide – revised edition

Posted October 25th, 2011 in judgments, law reports, news by sally

In February of this year the Inner Temple Library produced a revised edition of Transcripts of Judicial Proceedings in England and Wales: a guide to sources.

Since that edition was published a number of changes caused by the creation of Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service, and of the new government web portal, Justice, have affected the currency of some of the content. The information in the Guide has been updated, and is now, as far as possible, correct as at 1 July 2011.

More information can be found here.

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Regina (Independent Schools Council) v Charity Commission for England and Wales (National Council for Voluntary Organisations and another intervening); Attorney General v Charity Commission for England and Wales and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 25th, 2011 in charities, education, law reports, tribunals by sally

Regina (Independent Schools Council) v Charity Commission for England and Wales (National Council for Voluntary Organisations and another intervening); Attorney General v Charity Commission for England and Wales and another [2011] UKUT 421 (TCC); [2011] WLR (D) 301

“Guidance issued by the Charity Commission for England and Wales included errors of law in respect of the public benefit requirement contained in the Charities Act 2006 on independent schools which charged fees. Whether the public benefit requirement was satisfied depended on the facts of each case. The correct approach was to look at what a trustee, acting in the interests of the community as a whole, would do in all the circumstances of the particular school under consideration and to ask what provision ought to be made once the threshold of benefit going beyond the de minimis or token level had been met. There was no reason why the provision of scholarships or bursaries to students who could pay some, but not all, of the fees should not be seen as for the public benefit. Provided that the operation of the school was seen as being for the public benefit, with an appropriate level of benefit for the poor, a subsidy to the not so well off was to be taken account of in the public benefit.”

WLR Daily, 13th October 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 25th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 4) Order 2011

The Export (Penalty) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 25th, 2011 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

ABB & Ors v Milton Keynes Council [2011] EWHC 2745 (QB) (21 October 2011)

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis & Anor v Times Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 2705 (QB) (24 October 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc & Ors v Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 2636 (Ch) (07 October 2011)

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH & Ors v Carefusion 303, Inc [2011] EWHC 2663 (Ch) (12 October 2011)

High Court (Patents Court)

ZTE (UK) Ltd v Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ) [2011] EWHC 2709 (Pat) (19 October 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Legal aid bill ‘to hit families, women and children’ – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2011 in domestic violence, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“A coalition of lawyers and charities has attacked planned government changes to the legal aid system as ‘disturbing’ for children, women and families.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2011

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Legal feminists take on the judiciary – The Lawyer

Posted October 25th, 2011 in diversity, judiciary, news, women by sally

“Why is there not more gender diversity at the top of the legal ­profession? What can be done to nurture and encourage female ­talent and, more importantly, accommodate women’s needs and perspectives at the highest ­echelons of the sector? Can you be both a feminist and a judge?”

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The Lawyer, 24th October 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

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Attorney General speaks on the European Convention on Human Rights – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 25th, 2011 in attorney general, courts, human rights, news, speeches by sally

“In a speech to a legal audience at London’s Lincoln Inn this evening, the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, said that the benefits of remaining within the Convention and retaining our position as a leader of the international community are seen by the government to be fundamental to our national interest.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th October 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

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Madonna stalker detained indefinitely by British court – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2011 in deportation, detention, harassment, mental health, news, restraining orders by sally

“A Polish man who twice broke into properties owned by Madonna was ordered to be detained indefinitely by a judge at Soutwark crown court after doctors said he posed a serious risk to the singer.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2011

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Man demoted over gay marriage Facebook post sues employer – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2011 in belief discrimination, Christianity, employment, freedom of expression, news by sally

“A Manchester housing worker is taking legal action against his employer after being demoted for posting comments about gay marriage on Facebook.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2011

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Bogus doctor: Lewisham PCT’s Conrad De Souza jailed – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2011 in child support, DNA, doctors, fraud, impersonation, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who spent a decade pretending to be a doctor at an NHS trust in south London has been jailed for 27 months.”

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BBC News, 24th October 2011

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Attorney general aims to limit European power over English law – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2011 in attorney general, human rights, news by sally

“The attorney general is appear before the European court of human rights in Strasbourg to argue that English and Welsh courts should have ‘primary responsibility’ in interpreting its laws.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Down’s Syndrome daughter ‘should stay in school until she’s 25′ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2011 in appeals, education, learning difficulties, news, special educational needs by sally

“The father of a Down’s Syndrome woman is attempting to force a council to let her stay in school until 25, in a case which could see thousands of special needs adults taught alongside children.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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