Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted November 15th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by sally

Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills, Cm 8220 (PDF)

Protocol between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Austria amending the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income signed at London on 30 April 1969 as amended by the Protocol signed at London on 17 November 1977 and by the Protocol signed at London on 18 May 1993, Cm 8227 (PDF)

Protocol between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman to amend the Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and Capital Gains signed on 23rd February 1998, Cm 8228 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 15th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Immigration (Certificate of Entitlement to Right of Abode in the United Kingdom) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Merchant Shipping (Flag State Directive) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 15th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Essex County Council v Williams [2011] EWCA Civ 1315 (15 November 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Muqtaar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2707 (Admin) (14 November 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

Z v Z [2011] EWHC 2878 (Fam) (03 November 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Stornoway 2011 Ltd v SIV Portfolio Plc (In Receivership) [2011] EWHC 2952 (Comm) (14 November 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Police infringed database rights of forensics firm in misusing confidential information, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 15th, 2011 in database right, news, police by sally

“A UK police force breached database rights and misused confidential information stored on a company’s database when it shared the data on an online law enforcement forum, the High Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2011

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Regina (SA (A Child) (by SH as litigation friend)) v Kent County Council (Secretary of State for Education, intervener) – WLR Daily

Posted November 15th, 2011 in appeals, children, families, fostering, law reports, local government by sally

Regina (SA (A Child) (by SH as litigation friend)) v Kent County Council (Secretary of State for Education, intervener) [2011] EWCA Civ 1303; [2011] WLR (D) 326

“The obligations imposed on a local authority in certain circumstances pursuant to section 23(2) and (6) of the Children Act 1989, relating to the provision of accommodation and/or maintenance for certain children in need and being looked after by the authority, were to be considered as alternatives, rather than as parallel means by which to achieve a single statutory purpose.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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One of the “great unspoken problems” about human rights law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 15th, 2011 in human rights, judicial review, judiciary, news, parliament by sally

“… is at the core of Jonathan Sumption QC’s FA Mann lecture. His central point is not human rights as such, but our misconception of Parliament and the perceived need for judicial constraints on the action of the state.”

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Uk Human Rights Blog, 15th November 2011

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Have your say on stalking laws – Home Office

Posted November 15th, 2011 in consultations, harassment, news by sally

“Today (14 November), we have launched an online consultation asking for views on how best to tackle this crime and provide protection for victims. We ask whether specific offences of ‘stalking’ and ‘cyber stalking’ should be added to existing harassment laws and what training and guidance is needed for police and prosecutors.”

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Home Office, 14th November 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

‘Right to be forgotten’ may not be enforceable, UK Culture Minister says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 15th, 2011 in data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

“EU member states will not be able to guarantee that individuals’ personal data has been deleted from the internet even if the ‘right to be forgotten’ is introduced under new data protection laws, the Culture Minister has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2011

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Code for third-party litigation funders gets green light – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 15th, 2011 in codes of practice, legal services, news by sally

“A code of conduct for third-party funders of litigation has cleared its final hurdle and will be published later this month, the Gazette can report.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th November 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Five guilty of schoolboy stabbing – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2011 in gangs, murder, news, school children by sally

“Five teenagers were today convicted of killing a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he arrived at school.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2011

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Man fined after selling unlawfully obtained personal data of online bingo players – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 15th, 2011 in data protection, fines, news, penalties by sally

“A man who made approximately £25,000 from selling unlawfully obtained personal data has been issued with a £1,700 fine and conditional discharge by a UK court.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2011

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Shrien Dewani High Court SA extradition appeal date set – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2011 in appeals, extradition, murder, news by sally

“The High Court challenge against the extradition of Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani is to take place next month.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2011

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Government proposed to regulate banking industry’s consumer payments body – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 15th, 2011 in financial regulation, news, reports, speeches by sally

“The Government will introduce proposals next year to regulate the banking-industry body that runs the UK’s payments system, it has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2011

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Cricketing convictions – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 15th, 2011 in conspiracy, corruption, gambling, news, sport by sally

“Recently three Pakistani test cricketers, Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, were convicted of conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments, arising out of Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010. They were sentenced to 30 months, 12 months and 6 months’ imprisonment respectively (Amir having pleaded guilty). Butt has recently filed an appeal against sentence. Regrettably, although it is the first such prosecution in the UK, only a delusional optimist would assume it will be the last. It therefore falls to be considered whether the sentences were justified.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 14th November 2011

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Woman sentenced for killing lover – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2011 in alcoholism, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A hammer-wielding pregnant woman who battered her lover in the head was jailed today for his killing.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2011

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NHS watchdog faces investigation as concerns mount over patient care – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2011 in care homes, hospitals, news by sally

“The watchdog responsible for overseeing NHS hospitals and care homes is being urgently investigated by the Department of Health over a series of alleged failures that could have risked patient care.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2011

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Care home death accused walks free – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2011 in arson, care workers, homicide, news, retrials by sally

“A young care home worker walked free today after a jury failed to reach a verdict on whether she killed an elderly resident by setting fire to her room.”

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The Independent, 14th November 2011

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Stoke Newington cigarette row: Two jailed over killing – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2011 in alcoholism, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Two people have been jailed over the killing of a housemate in north London.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2011

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Changes mean outlook is bleak for unrepresented litigants – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2011 in civil justice, litigants in person, news, reports by sally

“The new Civil Justice Council paper on the plight of litigants in person pulls no punches. The number of people unfortunate enough to come before the courts without a lawyer ‘will increase and with considerable scale’.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Trade body says ECJ ruling could undermine private copying law reforms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 15th, 2011 in compensation, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news by sally

“UK copyright reform could be ‘undermined’ if the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that copyright levies must still be charged when rights holders have given their permission for work to be copied, an IT trade association has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th November 2011

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