Insurer fined £2.8m by FSA for sales standards – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2011 in financial regulation, fines, insurance, news by tracey

“An insurer has been fined £2.8m by the City watchdog for a ‘high-risk’ system of pay for its sales agents, among other faults.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2011

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Brent library closure campaigners lose legal battle – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2011 in judicial review, libraries, local government, news by tracey

“Campaigners have failed in a legal bid to thwart the closure of several libraries in north-west London.”

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BBC News, 19th December 2011

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Prisoner loses high court challenge over slopping out – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2011 in human rights, news, prisons by tracey

“A serving prisoner has lost a high court challenge to the continued practice of slopping out that could have forced the government to spend millions on upgrading old jails in England and Wales. Roger Gleaves, 77, claimed that having to use a bucket as a toilet in his cell at HMP Albany, on the Isle of Wight, was so degrading it amounted to a breach of his human rights.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2011

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Late Network Rail breaches licence – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2011 in licensing, news, railways by tracey

“Rail regulators today ruled that Network Rail (NR) was in breach of its licence over declining punctuality levels. The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has proposed two enforcement orders requiring NR to develop ‘new robust plans to help recover performance’.”

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The Independent, 19th December 2011

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Legal bid to halt Tube strike – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2011 in industrial action, news, transport by tracey

“London Underground today launched legal action in a bid to halt a planned strike on Boxing Day by Tube drivers in a row over pay.”

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The Independent, 19th December 2011

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Football fixtures not protected by database copyright, says ECJ advisor – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 19th, 2011 in database right, news, sport by tracey

“Databases of football fixture lists are not protected by EU database copyright laws because the creation of the fixtures themselves is not part of what the EU law protects, an advisor to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th December 2011

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 19th, 2011 in law reports, news by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

SS, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 3390 (Admin) (16 December 2011)

Chapti & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors [2011] EWHC 3370 (Admin) (16 December 2011)

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, R (on the application of) v Police Appeals Tribunal & Anor [2011] EWHC 3421 (Admin) (16 December 2011)

Mavalon Care Ltd & Ors, R (on the application of) v Pembrokeshire County Council [2011] EWHC 3371 (Admin) (16 December 2011)

Atkinson v Director of Public Prosecutions [2011] EWHC 3363 (Admin) (16 December 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Benesco Charity Ltd v Kanj & Anor [2011] EWHC 3415 (Ch) (16 December 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Senergy Ltd v Zeus Petroleum Ltd [2011] EWHC 3382 (Comm) (15 December 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 19th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2011 (Bank Levy: Amendment of Netting Agreements Provisions) Order 2011

The Code of Practice for Electronic Programme Guides (Addition of Programme Services) Order 2011

The Post Office Limited (Designation) Order 2011

The Seed Marketing (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted December 19th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Ninth report from the Foreign Affairs Committee of session 2010-12: UK- Brazil relations response of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Cm 8237  (PDF)

Response to consultation on reforms proposed in the Public Bodies Bill: [reforming the public bodies landscape of the Ministry of Justice], Cm 8235 (PDF)

 New landscape of policing: the Government response to the fourteenth report of the Home Affairs Committee session 2010-12 HC 939, Cm 8223 (PDF)

Meeting future workplace pension challenges: improving transfers and dealing with small pension pots, Cm 8184 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Crown Prosecution Service fees (further update) – The Bar Council

Posted December 19th, 2011 in benefits, Crown Prosecution Service, fees, press releases by tracey

“Crown Prosecution Service fees (further update).”

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The Bar Council, 16th December 2011

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Nicola Sedgebeer admits £69,000 Bridgend benefits fraud – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2011 in benefits, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“A 37-year-old Bridgend mother-of-four has been given a 10-month suspended jail term after admitting fraudulently claiming more than £69,000 in benefits.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2011

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Roydon death crash drink-driver Amanda Brierley jailed – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2011 in alcohol abuse, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by tracey

“A driver who caused a fatal crash, two minutes after leaving a pub in Norfolk, has been jailed for eight years.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2011

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Women sue police over undercover officer relationships – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in deceit, news, police by tracey

“A group of women have launched landmark court action against Britain’s biggest police force, claiming they were duped into forming long-term relationships with undercover policemen.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

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Girls’ secret father wins right to be on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in birth certificates, news, parental rights, paternity by tracey

“A father of twin girls must be identified on their birth certificates even though his children do not know he is their father, judges have ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

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Neglect at Milton Keynes Hospital led to death of boy, five – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2011 in child neglect, hospitals, news by tracey

” ‘Gross failures’ by a hospital contributed to the death of a five-year-old boy, a coroner has ruled.”

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BBC News, 26th December 2011

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RAF helicopter crash co-pilot spared jail – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2011 in aircraft, courts martial, news, sentencing by tracey

“The co-pilot of an RAF helicopter that crashed during a ‘jolly’, killing the pilot and two others, has avoided jail.”

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BBC News, 16th December 2011

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Ban reporting on UK riots young offenders, says children’s commissioner – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2011 in news, violent disorder, young offenders by tracey

“England’s children’s commissioner has expressed concerns over guidelines allowing courts to identify young offenders involved in the summer riots, warning this could affect their safety and hurt their adult lives.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2011

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Children’s Commissioner publishes a series of recommendations to improve the Government’s human rights record on children – Children’s Commissioner

Posted December 19th, 2011 in children, human rights, reports by tracey

“Children’s Commissioner publishes a series of recommendations to improve the Government’s human rights record on children.”

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Children’s Commissioner, 18th december 2011

Source: www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

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Missing British boy’s family given new hope with DNA victory – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in data protection, DNA, human tissue, medical records, missing persons, news by tracey

“The family of a British toddler who went missing 20 years ago have won a High Court battle to have his DNA released in a new attempt to trace him.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2011

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Shamed hospital accused of leaving dying patients to starve – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in class actions, complaints, hospitals, news by tracey

“Lawyers are planning a ‘class action’ on behalf of 23 families who contacted them with ‘shocking’ claims of indignities and the most basic failings in care. They believe the families who have contacted them so far about care at Alexandra Hospital, in Redditch, West Midlands, may represent ‘the tip of the iceberg’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2011

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