Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Introducing a Statutory Register of Lobbyists: Consultation Paper, Cm 8233 (PDF)

Report to Parliament on the Application of Protocols 19 and 21 to the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (‘the Treaties’) in Relation to EU Justice and Home Affairs Matters (1 December 2010 – 30 November 2011), Cm 8265 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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‘Infidelity plus’ – the new defence against murder – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in defences, murder, news by sally

“A partner’s affair can no longer be treated by courts as a defensible reason to lose control and kill – but it can be a factor.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2012

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ITV breached audience trust over ‘IRA’ video game footage, says Ofcom – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in complaints, media, news by sally

“Ofcom has reprimanded, ITV for misleading viewers and breaking the broadcasting code, after video game footage was mistakenly used in a documentary sequence purporting to show the IRA shooting down a helicopter with weapons supplied by Muammar Gaddafi.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2012

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LSB issues warning notice to Bar Standards Board – Legal Services Board

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in barristers, news, professional conduct by sally

“Schedule 4 to the Legal Services Act 2007 (‘the Act’) provides that Approved Regulators must obtain approval from the Legal Services Board (LSB) to alter any of their Regulatory Arrangements. The LSB has issued a notice, referred to as a “warning notice” under Paragraph 21(1)(b) of Schedule 4 to the Act, in respect of the BSB’s application to alter its regulatory arrangements concerning aspects of the Cab Rank Rule. The notice has been given because the LSB is considering whether to refuse the application. The LSB may now invite advice from other parties and has a period of up to 18 months from Friday 20 January 2011 to reach a decision.”

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Legal Services Board, 23rd January 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Clarke v R [2012] EWCA Crim 9 (20 January 2012)

Oliver, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 3114 (21 December 2011)

Lawrence, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 3129 (16 December 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civi Division)

Eastenders Cash & Carry Plc & Ors v HM Revenue & Customs [2012] EWCA Civ 15 (20 January 2012)

Star Reefers Pool Inc v JFC Group Co Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 14 (20 January 2012)

Charnock & Ors v Rowan & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 2 (20 January 2012)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v SK (Sri Lanka) [2012] EWCA Civ 16 (19 January 2012)

Apimed Medical Honey Ltd v Brightwake Ltd (t/a Advancis Medical) [2012] EWCA Civ 5 (20 January 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Alstom Transport v Eurostar International Ltd [2012] EWHC 28 (Ch) (20 January 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Associated Newspapers Ltd, R (on the application of) v Rt Hon Lord Justice Leveson [2012] EWHC 57 (Admin) (20 January 2012)

Gresty & Anor, R (on the application of) v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council [2012] EWHC 39 (Admin) (19 January 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Sealion Shipping Ltd & Anor v Valiant Insurance Company [2012] EWHC 50 (Comm) (20 January 2012)

Chantiers De L’atlantique SA v Gaztransport & Technigaz SAS [2011] EWHC 3383 (Comm) (20 December 2011)

Camerata Property Inc v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2012] EWHC 7 (Comm) (20 January 2012)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Shepherd Construction Ltd v Pinsent Masons LLP [2012] EWHC 43 (TCC) (19 January 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Transitional arrangements for Localism Act announced – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in legislative drafting, news, planning, referendums by sally

“Last minute transitional arrangements have been announced to facilitate a smooth transition for provisions in the Localism Act and to close a drafting loophole. The arrangements are set out in a Commencement Order, following the enactment of the Localism Act In November 2011.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th January 2012

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Regulator correctly determined editorial responsibility for on-demand video services, Ofcom rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in contracts, internet, media, news by sally

“Organisations that share control over the content of video-on-demand (VOD) programmes should write contracts that set out who has overall editorial responsibility for the material, Ofcom has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd January 2012

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Juror Theodora Dallas guilty of contempt of court – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news, sentencing by sally

“A juror who researched a defendant’s past on the internet and shared the information with fellow jurors has been found guilty of contempt of court.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2012

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Bankers go to appeal court to claim €50m bonuses from 2008 – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in banking, contract of employment, news, remuneration by sally

“More than 100 former employees of Dresdner Bank, based in London, will go to court this week to demand the payment of €50m (£41.5m) in bonuses they claim they have been owed since soon after the 2008 banking crash.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2012

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City lawyer jailed for drink-driving – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in drunk in charge, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“A City lawyer who claimed he was the victim of a kidnap to avoid being arrested for drink-driving has been jailed, Sussex police said.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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Extradited paedophile jailed – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in extradition, indecent photographs of children, news by sally

“A paedophile who was the first person extradited from China to the UK after he skipped bail on a false passport was finally jailed for seven years and eight months today (20 January).”

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The Independent, 20th January 2012

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Is the European Court of Human Rights obsessively interventionist? – Andrew Tickell – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in admissibility, human rights, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Marie-Bénédicte Dembour calls them ‘forgotten cases’. As Adam Wagner demonstrated in a blog post of last week, Eurosceptic newspapers have a particular interest in overlooking the European Court of Human Right’s decisions of inadmissibility, seeking to buttress claims that the Court is wildly interventionist, imposing alien ‘European’ logics on Britain with gleeful abandon.”

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UK Human Rights Blog,

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Woolworths workers win fight for compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in compensation, news, redundancy, trade unions by sally

“Former Woolworths employees have been awarded a total of up to £67.8m in compensation, the shopworkers’ union Usdaw said on Friday.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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Jackson urges caution over contingency fee cap – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in civil justice, damages, fees, news by sally

“Lord Justice Jackson yesterday urged caution over setting limits on the percentage of damages that lawyers will be able to take in commercial cases under his reforms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2012

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Phone hacking: conflict with criminal case could deny litigants day in court – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in interception, media, news, privacy, prosecutions by sally

“After this week’s historic settlement with 37 phone-hacking victims, News International is in the middle of a bruising second round with a further batch of celebrities – including Charlotte Church, Steve Coogan and Pete Doherty – who are suing for damages.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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Three Muslim men convicted over gay hate leaflets – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in inciting hatred on grounds of sexual orientation, news by sally

“Three Muslim men from Derby have become the first people in Britain to be convicted of inciting hatred on the grounds of sexuality after they distributed leaflets calling for gay people to be killed.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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Court halts Surrey library volunteers plan – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in injunctions, libraries, local government, news, volunteers by sally

“Campaigners have won a High Court injunction stopping Surrey County Council from replacing paid staff at 10 libraries with volunteers.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2012

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Private clinics that offer abortions can advertise on TV – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in abortion, advertising, news by sally

“Private clinics that charge for pregnancy services, including abortions, will be able to advertise on television and radio under new regulations.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2012

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#WithoutPrejudice 17: The Jury – European judges meddling – More weird cases – Charon QC

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in juries, podcasts, trial without jury by sally

“Welcome to the Without Prejudice special with Professor Gary Slapper, Director of New York University, London and Global Professor at NYU. We look at the Jury and proposals to restrict the right to trial by jury, meddling European judges and Gary Slapper’s most entertaining new book…. ‘More weird cases’.”

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Charon QC, 22nd January 2012

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

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‘Hidden army’ of abuse survivors could sue councils after £1m payout to incest victims – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in child abuse, damages, incest, negligence, news, social services by sally

“Four siblings who were sexually abused by their father and uncle have received what is believed to be a record £1m in damages from a social work department that failed to protect them as children.”

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The Guardian, 21st January 2012

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