Prince Harry photos: Palace drops complaint – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2012 in complaints, media, news, privacy, royal family by tracey

“Prince Harry will not pursue a complaint with the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) over the publication of photographs of him naked in Las Vegas, St James’s Palace has said.”

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BBC News, 28th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 28th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Blue Line Taxis (Newcastle) Ltd v Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Council [2012] EWHC 2599 (Admin) (27 September 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

AAM (A Child) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 2567 (QB) (27 September 2012)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Clark Electrical Ltd v JMD Developments (UK) Ltd [2012] EWHC 2627 (TCC) (28 September 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 28th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Electricity and Gas (Competitive Tenders for Smart Meter Communication Licences) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 28th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales annual report 2011-2012, Cm 8429 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Bar Council launches ‘BARCO': Working with the Bar has never been easier – The Bar Council

Posted September 28th, 2012 in barristers, legal services, press releases by tracey

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, will this evening, at the Rolls Building, launch a unique new service. ‘BARCO’ provides a straightforward, easily accessible, client-focused facility, whilst maintaining the Bar’s high quality and cost effective services.”

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The Bar Council, 27th September 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Cloud on the horizon for data-handling outsourcing – Information Commissioner’s Office

Posted September 28th, 2012 in data protection, internet, press releases by tracey

“The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidelines to businesses today to underline that companies remain responsible for how personal data is looked after, even if they pass it to cloud network providers.”

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Information Commissioner’s Office, 27th September 2012

www.ico.gov.uk

Service charges can form part of rent for VAT purposes where transactions “closely linked” – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 28th, 2012 in news, rent, service charges, VAT by tracey

“Charges for cleaning and maintenance in respect of a commercial property lease may be treated as part of the rental of that property, and therefore exempt from value added tax (VAT), where the two charges are ‘closely linked’, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th September 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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Will-writing should be reserved, super-regulator recommends – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 28th, 2012 in consumer protection, news, wills by tracey

“Will-writing, estate administration and probate should only be carried out by regulated legal professionals to give greater protection to consumers, the Legal Services Board has proposed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th September 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

 

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Can the Court Protect Vulnerable Adults who have Capacity? – Family Law Week

Posted September 28th, 2012 in duress, jurisdiction, local government, mental health, news by tracey

“Moira Sofaer, barrister and mediator, of Goldsmith Chambers, considers the protection afforded by the courts to vulnerable adults who are outside the ambit of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the light of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in DL.”

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Family Law Week, 27th September 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese art thieves detained – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2012 in artistic works, news, sentencing, theft by tracey

“A gang including a 16-year-old boy have been sentenced after stealing Chinese art worth up to £15m from a museum in an act of ‘cultural vandalism’.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Convicted murderer Kenneth Shirley jailed for sex attack – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2012 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

“A murderer and rapist has been given a total of 23 life terms, following new sentences for a sex attack on a woman in her home.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The FA finding John Terry guilty resolves nothing – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, news, racism, sport by tracey

“The case leaves observers believing either an innocent man is being unfairly punished or a guilty man has escaped justice.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Cold case hope as police set out to collect 12,000 DNA samples – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2012 in criminal records, DNA, news, police by tracey

“Police forces in England and Wales have begun a large-scale operation to collect DNA samples from about 12,000 serious offenders who are not on the national DNA database.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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London squatter first to be jailed under new law – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2012 in news, sentencing, squatting by tracey

“A 21-year-old man squatting in a London property has become the first person to be jailed under a new law.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Transcript of the Lord Chief Justice’s Annual Press Conference 2012 – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Lord Chief Justice held his annual press conference on Thursday 27th September 2012 at the Royal Courts of Justice.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 27th September 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Teachers suspected of abuse given anonymity – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 28th, 2012 in anonymity, child abuse, news, teachers by tracey

“Maths teacher Jeremy Forrest, who disappeared with one of his 15-year-old pupils, might not have been identified to the public under controversial laws that come into force next week.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Car insurance industry to face Competition Commission investigation – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2012 in competition, insurance, news by tracey

“Britain’s private motor insurance market has been referred to the Competition Commission to investigate whether drivers are being hit with artificially high car hire and repair charges.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Libor review: key points – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2012 in banking, financial regulation, interest, news by tracey

“Martin Wheatley’s 10-point plan includes stripping the BBA of its role and making Libor manipulation a criminal offence.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

 

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