Dominic Grieve takes on the European court of human rights – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in attorney general, human rights, judiciary, news by tracey

“Under government plans, countries would not only implement human rights law but interpret it – and decide if they complied.”

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The Guardian, 27th October 2011

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How a European single contract law could erode English hegemony – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in consumer protection, contracts, EC law, news, sale of goods by tracey

“Small businesses welcome the proposed legislation but the UK legal profession views it as a threat to its dominance.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2011

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Dorset gardener unfairly dismissed for anti-hunting views – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2011 in belief discrimination, hunting, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A Dorset man was unfairly dismissed from his job at a garden centre because of his anti-hunting beliefs, an employment tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 27th October 2011

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Northampton nurse David Ajayi struck off over groping – BBC News

Posted October 28th, 2011 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by tracey

“A ‘predatory and controlling’ nurse found to have groped patients and a carer has been ordered to be struck off by a disciplinary panel.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2011

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Church inquiry after official convicted of paedophilia – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

“The Catholic Church is to launch a review of child protection across the South West of England after a religious official investigating child sex abuse allegations was convicted of paedophilia.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Pink Floyd guitarist’s son loses appeal over protest rampage – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in appeals, news, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

“The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, seen swinging from the Cenotaph and kicking a shop window during a drink and drug-fuelled rampage at a student fees protest, has lost his appeal against his 16-month prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2011

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MP John Hemming’s wife sentenced for cat snatch – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2011 in animals, burglary, news, sentencing by tracey

“An MP’s wife was given a nine-month suspended jail sentence today for snatching a kitten from the home of her husband’s mistress.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2011

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Royal women to get equal rights – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2011 in equality, news, royal family, succession, women by tracey

“Female members of the Royal Family are to be given equality with men in the rules of succession to the throne, under historic constitutional changes agreed unanimously today by the 16 nations of which Queen Elizabeth II is monarch.”

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The Independent, 28th October 2011

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St Paul’s seeks injunction to evict Occupy London camp – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in byelaws, demonstrations, injunctions, news, Office of the Public Guardian by tracey

“The City of London Corporation and St Paul’s Cathedral will seek injunctions to evict the anti-capitalist protest camp from the grounds of the historic building, as clergy prepared to celebrate its reopening with a lunchtime service.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2011

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Vincent Tabak guilty of Joanna Yeates murder – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2011 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“Vincent Tabak has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his neighbour Joanna Yeates. The judge has ordered that he must spend at least 20 years in prison.”

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The Guardian, 28th October 2011

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Tesla legal claim over Top Gear stunt thrown out – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in defamation, malicious falsehood, media, news by tracey

“A High Court judge struck out the American company’s allegations of libel and malicious falsehood, which were based on a stunt in the television series.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Facebook user jailed for inciting Manchester riots – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in incitement, inciting racial hatred, internet, news, sentencing, violent disorder by tracey

“A Facebook user who urged young people to ‘put Manchester on the map’ by rioting during the summer disturbances has been jailed for three years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th October 2011

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Judges not ‘quangocrats’ should accredit advocacy, says Deech – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 28th, 2011 in advocacy, barristers, news, quality assurance by tracey

“Judicial assessment will be a key component of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA), rather than assessment by ‘quangocrats and drama coaches’ according to the Bar Standards Board chair.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2011

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Referral fee ban will go in legal aid bill – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 28th, 2011 in fees, legal aid, news, personal injuries by tracey

“The justice secretary has confirmed that a rule banning the payment of referral fees in personal injury cases will be introduced into the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill and debated next week in parliament.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2011

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 28th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Customs (Contravention of a Relevant Rule) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Disqualification from Driving) Order 2011

The Cirencester Tertiary College Sixth Form College Corporation Designation (England) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 28th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Gale & Anor v Serious Organised Crime Agency [2011] UKSC 49 (26 October 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dyson Ltd v Vax Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1206 (27 October 2011)

Hunt v Harb & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1239 (27 October 2011)

Hertsmere Borough Council v Lovat [2011] EWCA Civ 1185 (27 October 2011)

Maxwell, R (on the application of) v The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education [2011] EWCA Civ 1236 (27 October 2011)

Dawkins v Carnival Plc (t/a P & O Cruises) [2011] EWCA Civ 1237 (27 October 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hossacks (A Firm of Solicitors) v The Legal Services Commission [2011] EWHC 2700 (Admin) (27 October 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc & Ors v Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 2662 (Ch) (27 October 2011)

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc [2011] EWHC 2714 (Ch) (26 October 2011)

Global Marine Drillships Ltd v Landmark Solicitors LLP & Ors [2011] EWHC 2685 (Ch) (24 October 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Systech International Ltd v PC Harrington Contractors Ltd [2011] EWHC 2722 (TCC) (27 October 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

 

 

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Nokia Oyj (Nokia Corpn) v IPCom GmbH & Co KG – WLR Daily

Posted October 28th, 2011 in law reports, patents by tracey

Nokia Oyj (Nokia Corpn) v IPCom GmbH & Co KG: [2011] EWHC 2719 (Pat);  [2011] WLR (D)  303

“Section 63(2) of the Patents Act 1977 was not intended to act as a sanction against careless drafting or lack of good faith when those matters had no bearing on the damages or other remedy sought by the patentee.”

WLR Daily, 26th October 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Construction Industry Training Board v Beacon Roofing Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted October 28th, 2011 in construction industry, employment, law reports by tracey

Construction Industry Training Board v Beacon Roofing Ltd: [2011] EWCA Civ 1203;  [2011] WLR (D)  302

“The issue as to whether the purpose of an agreement or arrangement between an employer and another person was wholly or mainly the provision of that or any other person’s services to the employer in his trade or business within the definition of a ‘labour-only agreement’ in article 2(1)(h) of the Industrial Training Levy (Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2009 was to be determined objectively by reference to the terms of the contract and the relevant background, and not by reference to the reasons of either or both of the parties for entering into the contract.”

WLR Daily, 26th October 2011

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Taylor Wimpey wins High Court planning battle – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 28th, 2011 in news, planning by tracey

“Developer Taylor Wimpey has won a High Court planning case against the Secretary of State to build more homes on its greenbelt development in Surrey.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th October 2011

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Clarke: Tough intelligent sentences – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 28th, 2011 in press releases, sentencing by tracey

“Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke has today announced a new sentencing regime.”

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Ministry of Justice, 26th October 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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