Levi Bellfield loses bid to challenge Milly Dowler conviction – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2012 in appeals, kidnapping, murder, news by sally

“The former bouncer Levi Bellfield has lost a bid to challenge his conviction for the kidnap and murder of Milly Dowler.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2012

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Harry Redknapp found not guilty in tax evasion trial – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2012 in news, tax evasion, trials by sally

“Football boss Harry Redknapp was cleared today of taking bungs in an offshore tax dodge.”

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The Independent, 8th February 2012

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Hospital had human rights duty to protect voluntary patient from suicide, rules Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 8th, 2012 in damages, hospitals, human rights, mental health, news, suicide by sally

“The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a mental health hospital had an ‘operational’ obligation under article 2 of the European Court of Human Rights (the right to life) to protect a voluntary patient from suicide. This is the first time the reach of the article 2 obligation to protect life has been expanded to a voluntary patient; that is, a patient who was not detained under the Mental Health Act.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2012

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Reporting on celebrities’ private lives can be legitimate, European Court of Human Rights rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 8th, 2012 in freedom of expression, human rights, media, news, privacy, public interest by sally

“The media can legitimately publish articles and photographs about celebrities without their approval providing they have balanced their rights to freedom of expression with the individuals’ privacy rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th February 2012

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Cohabitees’ Property – All Clear Now? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 8th, 2012 in appeals, cohabitation, mortgages, news by sally

“It is only a short time ago since the House of Lords was asked to consider the issue of beneficial interests of an unmarried couple in Stack v Dowden. The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Jones v Kernott highlights again the ongoing problems that can arise when unmarried couples separate and there is no clear agreement as to the ownership of their property interests.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 2nd February 2012

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted February 8th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, Cm 8291 (PDF)

The Digital Switchover Help Scheme: A Scheme Agreement Between Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and the British Broadcasting Corporation, Cm 8286 (PDF)

Government Response to the House of Commons Health Committee Report on Public Health, Cm 8290 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 8th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Water Act 2003 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2012

The Contaminated Land (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Greater London Authority (Limitation of Salaries) (Amendment) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 8th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators Ltd & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 66 (07 February 2012)

AT v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 42 (07 February 2012)

Martin v JRC Commercial Mortgages Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 63 (07 February 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Zakrzewski v District Court In Torun, Poland & Anor [2012] EWHC 173 (Admin) (07 February 2012)

Levinge v Health Professions Council [2012] EWHC 135 (Admin) (07 February 2012)

Asefa, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 56 (Admin) (31 January 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2012 in contempt of court, freedom of expression, internet, media, news by sally

“Social media undoubtedly poses a challenge for enforcement, but the Contempt of Court Act is a sound piece of legislation.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2012

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Indefinite detention: not very British – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 8th, 2012 in bail, deportation, habeas corpus, human rights, immigration, news, torture by sally

“‘Human Rights Act to blame!’ is a frequent refrain in the media, as well reported on this blog. Often, though, the outcome that has attracted media ire is not one that has much to do with the Human Rights Act at all. The decision to release Abu Qatada on bail is one such example.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2012

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted February 8th, 2012 in families, news, parental responsibility, parental rights, surrogacy by sally

“Alex Verdan QC reviews the most significant of the latest judgments in private law Children applications.”

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Family Law Week, 7th February 2012

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Blind man’s care funding case raises profound issues, supreme court told – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2012 in budgets, community care, disabled persons, judiciary, local government, news by sally

“A blind man’s care funding battle with a local authority raises ‘important and profound’ issues for disabled people, the supreme court has been told.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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List of specialist regulatory advocates in health and safety and environmental law and appointment of Standing Counsel (Unified List) – The Bar Council

“In November, it was announced that the Attorney General had agreed that the Unified List in its current form should draw to a close and that new arrangements would be taken forward by individual departments rather than under the auspices of the Attorney General’s office. On 31 March 2012 the Attorney General’s Unified List of Prosecuting Advocates will come to an end. The Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and Office of Rail Regulation wish to appoint a list of advocates to conduct their higher court prosecution work and other regulatory advocacy. HSE and ORR also each wish to appoint two Standing Counsel.”

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The Bar Council, 8th February 2012

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Times contempt challenge thrown out in Strasbourg – UK Human Rights Blog

“The European Court of Human Rights has rejected as ‘inadmissible’ Times Newspaper’s challenge to its 2009 conviction for contempt of court. The decision, which was made by six judges, is a good example of an early stage ‘strike-out’ by the Court which is nonetheless a substantial, reasoned decision (see our posts on the ‘UK loses 3 out of 4 cases at the court’ controversy).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 8th February 2012

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Legal ruling could see introduction of airline ‘fat tax’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2012 in airlines, disability discrimination, news, obesity by sally

“A court ruling could pave the way for the introduction of a ‘fat tax’ for obese fliers, a leading barrister has claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2012

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Levi Bellfield seeks leave to appeal against Milly Dowler murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2012 in appeals, kidnapping, murder, news by sally

“Levi Bellfield is due to seek permission to appeal against his conviction for the kidnap and murder of Milly Dowler.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2012

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Case by case: how can we make it better? – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2012 in news, Supreme Court by sally

“Last week Guardian Law launched one of our biggest projects to date – an interactive timeline that tracks the development of the supreme court (the UK’s, not the other one) from 1399 until the present. It’s an ongoing project, which will be updated as cases are decided and law lords come and go, and will soon incorporate video footage too.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2012

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Pensioner launches High Court bid to stop NHS ‘privatisation’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2012 in community care, judicial review, news by sally

“A pensioner who lives in a care home launches a High Court bid today (Wednesday) to stop his local health authority from handing an £80 million-a-year contract to a private body.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2012

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Twitter joke case reaches high court – The Guardian

“A Doncaster man who said on Twitter that he would blow up a snowbound airport if it was not reopened in time for him to fly to see his girlfriend will appeal to the high court in London on Wednesday to overturn a criminal conviction for menacing use of a public communication system.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2012

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