CPO over unoccupied property can be made even when dwelling not ‘empty’, says court – OUT-LAW.com

“A local housing authority may make a compulsory purchase order (CPO) over an unoccupied house even where the house is not ‘empty’ for the purposes of the empty dwellings management orders (EDMO) regime, a High Court judge has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd October 2012

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Frankie Boyle wins more than £50,000 libel damages from Daily Mirror – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in damages, defamation, media, news, racism by sally

“The comedian Frankie Boyle has been awarded £54,650 in damages after a high court jury found that he had been libelled by the Daily Mirror.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2012

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Levi Bellfield contempt fine for Daily Mail and Daily Mirror – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in contempt of court, fines, media, news by sally

“Two national newspapers found guilty of contempt of court over their coverage of Levi Bellfield’s conviction for the murder of Milly Dowler have been fined.”

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BBC News, 22nd October 2012

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Valenza v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Joined Cases C-302/11–C-305/11) – WLR Daily

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in EC law, fixed-term contracts, law reports by sally

Valenza v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (Joined Cases C-302/11–C-305/11); [2012] WLR (D) 278

“Clause 4 of the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded on 18 March 1999, annexed to Council Directive 1999/70/EC, precluded national legislation which completely prohibited periods of service completed by a fixed term worker for a public authority being taken into account in order to determine the length of service of that worker upon his recruitment on a permanent basis by that same authority as a career civil servant under a stabilisation procedure specific to his employment relationship, unless that prohibition was justified on ‘objective grounds’ for the purposes of clause 4(1) and/or (4). The mere fact that the fixed term worker completed those periods of service on the basis of a fixed term employment contract or relationship did not constitute such an objective ground.”

WLR Daily, 18th October 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Companies should consider intention behind allowances after Supreme Court ruling on holiday pay says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in employment tribunals, holiday pay, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Employers must consider the intention behind payments made on top of an employee’s basic pay following the Supreme Court’s ruling that pilots should be paid their ‘normal remuneration’ during their four weeks’ statutory annual leave, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd October 2012

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Community justice: The power of the panel – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in budgets, courts, news, restorative justice, volunteers by sally

“John Gallagher describes a neighbour dispute which had run for seven years and descended into an anti-social behaviour case.

It was finally brought to an end in a guildhall in South Somerset through a community justice panel.”

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BBC News, 20th October 2012

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In the Name of God: deciding a child’s education and Re G (Children) – Family Law Week

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in children, education, Judaism, news, parental rights by sally

“Karwan Eskerie, barrister, of 1 Crown Office Row considers Munby J’s judgment in Re G (Children) where the court had to decide between the ultra orthodox Jewish parents’ conflicting wishes for their child’s education.”

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Family Law Week, 21st October 2012

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Consultation launches on how best to record crime outcomes – Home Office

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in consultations, news, police, statistics by sally

“The government is seeking views on whether the way crime outcomes are recorded should be broadened to better reflect the work police officers do.”

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Home Office, 19th October 2012

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Lord Erskine and Trial by Jury – Lecture by Lord Neuberger

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in advocacy, juries, legal history, news, trials by sally

Lord Erskine and Trial by Jury (PDF)

Lecture by Lord Neuberger

Seckford Lecture, 18th October 2012

Source: www.supremecourt.gov.uk

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No Direction Home? Financial Remedies and the Medium Asset case – Family Law Week

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in child support, divorce, family courts, news by sally

“Alexander Chandler, barrister, 1 Garden Court examines the principles the courts will apply in medium asset cases and offers practical guidance to those faced with the challenge of ‘stretching’ limited assets.”

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Family Law Week, 21st October 2012

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Welsh Language (Police Names) Order 2012

The United Nations (International Tribunals) (Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda) (Amendment) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Government Response to the Justice Committee’s Second Report of Session 2012-13: The budget and structure of the Ministry of Justice, Cm 8433 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Smith & Ors v The Ministry of Defence [2012] EWCA Civ 1365 (19 October 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Revenue & Customs v Sunico A/S & Ors [2012] EWHC 2892 (Ch) (19 October 2012)

British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc v Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 2642 (Ch) (01 October 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Care North East Newcastle, R (on the application of) v Newcastle City Council [2012] EWHC 2655 (Admin) (18 October 2012)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v CC and CF [2012] EWHC 2837 (Admin) (19 October 2012)

Aitchison, R (on the application of) v Sheffield Crown Court & Anor [2012] EWHC 2844 (Admin) (19 October 2012)

High Court (Patents Court)

Astrazeneca AB v Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [2012] EWHC 2840 (Pat) (19 October 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Pathfinder Minerals Plc v Veloso & Ors [2012] EWHC 2856 (Comm) (19 October 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Justice secretary defends probation service outsourcing – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in contracting out, crime prevention, news, police, probation, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“The justice secretary has defended David Cameron’s plan to outsource large swaths of the probation service to private companies, such as G4S and A4e, along with charities and voluntary groups.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2012

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Not round these parts – NearlyLegal

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in ASBOs, housing, judicial review, local government, news, young persons by sally

“Did historic ASB by the daughter of a former evicted tenant allow the local authority to refuse to allow her accommodation in the same area? This was the issue in this judicial review of Bolton-at-Home’s (‘Bolton’) decision to refuse a property to Ms Carney.”

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NearlyLegal, 21st October 2012

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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Mothers lose out as expat parents fight for custody in foreign courts – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in child abduction, custody, foreign jurisdictions, news by sally

“Advisory service reports rise in cases where British couples split up after moving overseas, where UK judges have no say over who gets the children.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

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Data protection laws breached by Government over public consultation security flaw, says ICO – OUT-LAW.com

“The Department for Education (DfE) was guilty of a breach of UK data protection laws when a ‘temporary security flaw’ meant that personal information belonging to respondents to one of its consultations were ‘compromised’, the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th October 2012

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The thorny issue of religious belief and discrimination law (again) – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in Christianity, hotels, human rights, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

“The Christian owner of a B&B in Berkshire was found to have discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to allow them stay in a double-bedded room because of her belief that all sexual activity outside of marriage is wrong.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th October 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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DNA advances see 1987 rapist jailed – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in DNA, evidence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A rapist who cheated justice for nearly 25 years has been jailed because of advances in DNA profiling.”

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The Independent, 20th October 2012

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Taxi driver jailed for Sian O’Callaghan murder – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in evidence, murder, news, police, sentencing, taxis by sally

“A taxi driver has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years after admitting the ‘savage and brutal’ sexually-motivated murder of a young woman — but has escaped possible prosecution over a second killing despite leading police to the victim’s body.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2012

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