Government should have consulted Child Poverty Commission on welfare strategy – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in consultations, judicial review, news, ultra vires by sally

“The government had acted unlawfully by removing the Child Poverty Commission, an advisory body set up under the Child Poverty Act 2010 . They had also acted beyond their powers by preparing a child poverty strategy without having requested and having regard to the advice of that Commission. But government is free to formulate new policy and as such there was nothing irrational about the strategy itself.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 2nd October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Tony Nicklinson right-to-die refused Court of Appeal hearing – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in appeals, assisted suicide, news by sally

“High Court judges have refused permission for the case of a man who fought for the right to die to go to the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 2nd October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in legislation by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Société Des Produits Nestlé S.A. v Cadbury UK Ltd [2012] EWHC 2637 (Ch) (01 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Donga [2012] EWHC 2587 (Admin) (18 September 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v McConaghy [2012] EWHC 2520 (Admin) (03 September 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Lastauskas [2012] EWHC 2521 (Admin) (3 September 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Fitzgerald [2012] EWHC 2522 (Admin) (03 September 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Offenders must pay to support crime victims – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in compensation, news, victims by sally

“From today (1 October) many more criminals will be made to pay towards supporting victims of crime. Currently offenders only contribute around one sixth of the funding that supports victims’ services. Hard-working taxpayers provide the rest.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st October 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Abu Hamza makes high court bid to avoid extradition – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in appeals, extradition, news, terrorism by sally

“Lawyers for terrorist suspects facing imminent extradition to the US, including the radical Islamist cleric Abu Hamza, are due in court to make last-ditch appeals against their removal.”

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Should doctors convicted of sexual offences be automatically banned? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“The Telegraph and the Daily Mail are using convicted doctors as ammunition in their latest assault on the Human Rights Act. ‘Dozens of convicted sex offenders are working as doctors, it has emerged’, fulminates The Telegraph. ‘At least 31 men are practising as GPs, consultants and surgeons despite having convictions for assaulting women, possessing child pornography or soliciting prostitutes’. And it’s all the fault of the bête noire – human rights. ‘The General Medical Council (GMC) said it was unable to ban medics for being on the sex offenders’ register as it has been advised that such a move would not be compatible with human rights legislation’.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 1st October 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Mis-sold Mortgages – The Next Big Claim In The Financial Sector – Hardwicke Chambers

“Type in ‘mis-sold mortgages’ on a Google search and you will discover literally hundreds of internet businesses vying for the opportunity to pursue a claim to the Financial Services Authority (FSA). If you thought PPI was big, you ain’t seen nothing yet; with millions already having been put aside to meet the thousands of potential claims that arise from possible mis-selling of mortgages during the boom years of 2004 to 2009.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 27th September 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Protecting creativity: new small claims track for IP cases – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in copyright, intellectual property, news, patents, small claims, trade marks by sally

“Until now taking legal action against others who copy creative work, brand names and logos or otherwise try to take advantage of someone else’s creativity has been beyond the reach of most people. That changes on Monday when the small claims track becomes available for intellectual property claims in England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2012

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Rape accused was victim of forensics error, regulator finds – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in forensic science, mistake, news, rape by sally

“A man who was wrongly charged with rape was the ‘innocent victim of an avoidable contamination’ at a private forensics laboratory, an official report concludes.”

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The Guardian, 1st October 2012

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DPP refuses to consent to private prosecution of Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan for terrorism offences – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 2nd, 2012 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, private prosecutions, terrorism by sally

“Statement from Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions:

‘On 7 September 2012, I received a request from those representing Mr Karl Watkin for my consent for him to bring a private prosecution against Babar Ahmad and Syed Ahsan for a number of offences under the Terrorism Act 2000. I also received copies of the documents upon which Mr Watkin proposes to rely in support of that prosecution.'”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st October 2012

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk

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