Employer’s liability for accidents resulting from excessive working hours – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 18th, 2012 in accidents, employment, news, working time by sally

“British workers put in some of the longest hours in Europe, and the burden falls particularly heavily on shift workers. You have often seen the signs ‘Tiredness Kills’ along motorways. In many instances this is literally true and over-tired drivers coming home from long shifts pose a real hazard to themselves and other road users.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th October 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Costly ‘prizes’ firms breach EU law, judges rule – The Independent

Posted October 18th, 2012 in consumer protection, EC law, news, unfair commercial practices by sally

“Companies tantalising consumers with ‘prizes’ which then cost money to claim or use are breaching EU law, judges ruled today.”

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The Independent, 18th October 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Addressing the issue – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 18th, 2012 in landlord & tenant, leases, news, rent, tribunals by sally

“The appeal in Beitov Properties Ltd v Elliston Bentley Martin [2012] UKUT 133 (LC) highlights three issues for landlords: compliance with s47 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987, remedying non-compliance, and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal’s procedure and jurisdiction.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 12th October 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Fire, flood and tempest… – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 18th, 2012 in fire, landlord & tenant, news, repairs, repossession by sally

“The repairing obligations imposed on the landlord of a ‘dwelling-house’ by s.11(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 are well known: the landlord must keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house, as well as the installations within it.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 11th August 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Beauty and the beast – An overview of claims arising out of cosmetic and beauty treatments – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 18th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, negligence, news by sally

“Beauty and cosmetic treatments are becoming ever more accessible and affordable to the public, and the frequency of claims arising out of negligent beauty and cosmetic treatments is on the increase. Injuries sustained when things go wrong can be painful, distressing and uncomfortably intimate, and can have a severe psychological effect on a claimant in addition to the painful physical injury.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th October 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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LIBOR to be regulated as Government accepts Wheatley’s recommendations “in full” – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 18th, 2012 in banking, bills, crime, financial regulation, interest, news by sally

“Administering and contributing to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will become a regulated activity, while criminal sanctions will be introduced for ‘misleading statements’ in relation to the benchmark, the Government has confirmed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th October 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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Gay couple win Berkshire B&B refusal case – BBC News

“A gay couple who were turned away from a bed and breakfast were discriminated against, it has been ruled.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 18th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

First annual report of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking, Cm 8421 (PDF)

The Six-Monthly Report on Hong Kong, Cm 8454 (PDF)

The Human Rights Implications of UK Extradition Policy, Cm 8464 (PDF)

The Government Response to Sir Scott Baker’s Review of the United Kingdom’s Extradition Arrangements, Cm 8458 (PDF)

The US-UK Extradition Treaty, Cm 8465 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 18th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

British Airways plc v Williams & Ors [2012] UKSC 43 (17 October 2012)

Walton v The Scottish Ministers (Scotland) [2012] UKSC 44 (17 October 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Parkingeye Ltd v Somerfield Stores Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1338 (17 October 2012)

EM (Eritrea) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1336 (17 October 2012)

Amlin Corporate Member Ltd v Oriental Assurance Corporation [2012] EWCA Civ 1341 (17 October 2012)

HM Revenue and Customs v FCE Bank Plc [2012] EWCA Civ 1290 (17 October 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Noordeen v Hill & Anor [2012] EWHC 2847 (QB) (17 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 18th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Social Security (Habitual Residence) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Further Education Institutions (Exemption from Inspection) (England) Regulations 2012

The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012

The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The North Wales (East and Central) (Coroner’s District) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Implementation of New Terms of Engagement for barristers – The Bar Council

Posted October 18th, 2012 in barristers, codes of practice, contract of employment, news by sally

“Update to the profession: the new Contractual Terms and applicable Code of Conduct changes will be introduced on 31 January 2013.”

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The Bar Council, 17th October 2012

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania v Bucnys; Sakalis v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania; Lavrov v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Estonia – WLR Daily

Posted October 18th, 2012 in extradition, jurisdiction, law reports, warrants by sally

Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania v Bucnys; Sakalis v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Lithuania; Lavrov v Ministry of Justice, Republic of Estonia [2012] EWHC 2771 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 276

“A certificate issued by the Serious Organised Crime Agency under section 2(7)(8) of the Extradition Act 2003 that a person or body that had issued a European arrest warrant had the function of issuing such warrants in the relevant territory was not conclusive that the person or body was a “judicial authority” for the purposes of either article 6 of Council Framework Decision 2002/584/JHA of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states or section 2(2) of the 2003 Act.”

WLR Daily, 12th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Apple loses UK tablet design appeal versus Samsung – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2012 in appeals, intellectual property, news by sally

“Apple has lost its appeal against a UK ruling that Samsung had not infringed its design rights.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Where next for the Hillsborough families? – BBC Law in Action

Posted October 18th, 2012 in families, health & safety, inquests, internet, podcasts, victims by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg asks where next for the families of those who died at Hillsborough.”

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BBC Law in Action, 16th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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The Supreme Court in the UK Constitution – Speech by Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond

Posted October 18th, 2012 in constitutional law, speeches, Supreme Court by sally

The Supreme Court in the UK Constitution (PDF)

Speech by Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond

Legal Wales 2012

Source: www.supremecourt.gov.uk

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Getting the Incentives Right – Speech by Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

Getting the Incentives Right (PDF)

Speech by Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, Legal Services Board

Westminster Legal Policy Forum, 18th October 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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Crime in England and Wales falls – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2012 in crime, news, statistics by sally

“Crimes against adults fell 6% in England and Wales for the year ending in June, compared with the previous year, official statistics show.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Companies can challenge regulator’s calculation of fines for anti-competitive behaviour under new procedure – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 18th, 2012 in appeals, competition, fines, news, penalties by sally

“Organisations that face being fined for breaching UK competition law will be able to challenge the level of penalty being proposed or the way the fine has been calculated under a new procedure outlined by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th October 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

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Gov.uk website launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 18th, 2012 in internet, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“A new cross-government website Gov.uk has launched making it quicker and easier for you to interact with the government online.”

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Ministry of Justice, 17th October 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Litigant in person ‘not entitled to indulgence’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 18th, 2012 in courts, litigants in person, mental health, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has told a self-represented litigant that his lack of legal understanding does not entitle him to ‘extra indulgence’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th October 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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