David Walliams and Lara Stone fail in harassment claim against photographer – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in harassment, injunctions, news, photography by sally

“Actor David Walliams and his model wife Lara Stone have failed to bring a harassment claim against a freelance photographer.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2012

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Residential Placement: The Upper Tribunal strikes again – Education Law Blog

Posted November 12th, 2012 in local government, news, residential care, special educational needs, tribunals by sally

“Special educational needs (“SEN”) cases involving residential placements are often particularly contentious: the pupil will often have (or be alleged to have) particularly significant SENs, but the local authority will be potentially facing a very large bill for such a placement. The issue has again been considered by the Upper Tribunal in London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham v JH [2012] UKUT 328 (AAC).”

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Education Law Blog, 12th November 2012

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Abu Qatada wins appeal against deportation – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in appeals, deportation, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada has won his latest legal challenge against being sent back to Jordan where he faces allegations of plotting bomb attacks.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2012

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Spencer v General Osteopathic Council – WLR Daily

Spencer v General Osteopathic Council [2012] EWHC 3147 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 314

“The natural meaning of the language in the Osteopaths Act 1993 pointed to a threshold for the finding of ‘unacceptable professional conduct’ which there was no reason to distinguish from ‘misconduct’ in medical and dental legislation.”

WLR Daily, 8th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Gülbahce v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – WLR Daily

Posted November 12th, 2012 in cohabitation, EC law, law reports, migrant workers, retrospectivity by sally

Gülbahce v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Case C-268/11); [2012] WLR (D) 313

“The first indent of article 6(1) of Decision No 1/80 of the EEC-Turkey Association Council precluded the competent national authorities from withdrawing the residence permit of a Turkish worker with retroactive effect from the point in time at which there was no longer compliance with the ground on the basis of which his residence permit had been issued under national law if there was no question of fraudulent conduct on the part of that worker and that withdrawal occurred after the completion of the period of one year of legal employment provided for in the first indent of article 6(1).”

WLR Daily, 8th November 2012

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Hudson v Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Hudson v Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions [2012] EWCA Civ 1416; [2012] WLR (D) 312

“Fixed-term contracts by which an employee worked on a government scheme regardless of when the scheme began or ended could not be included in any calculation of four years’ continuous employment which would otherwise allow a fixed-term employee to become a permanent employee.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Speech at Bar Council Conference 2012 – Lady Justice Rafferty

Posted November 12th, 2012 in barristers, news, speeches by sally

Speech at Bar Council Conference 2012 (PDF)

Lady Justice Rafferty

Bar Council Conference 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Leveson Report: What price will the press have to pay? – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in freedom of expression, inquiries, media, news, privacy, regulations by sally

“Lord Justice Leveson has an unenviable and, some say, impossible task: to come up with a press regulation plan that will at once preserve privacy and freedom of speech, and offer a solution to deal with the growing problem of libel in blogs and social media. So too has David Cameron when he receives Leveson’s long-awaited report at the end of this month.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2012

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Jailed for a crime you didn’t commit: Landmark case could be costly for UK – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in compensation, human rights, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Lorraine Allen is an unlikely crusader for justice. The 43-year-old grandmother wants the world to forget that she was wrongly accused of killing her baby and leave her to get on with life. But first she needs the authorities to accept that she was wrongly convicted and make amends. That could happen this week when Europe’s highest court for human rights hears Mrs Allen’s plea for compensation 12 years after she was wrongfully imprisoned for shaking her four-month-old son to death.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2012

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Wheelie bin murder: Karen Otmani jailed for killing boyfriend – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who killed her lover and hid his body in a wheelie bin in her bedroom for 11 days has been jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2012

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Do Human Rights Make Bad Citizens? – Lord Justice Laws

Posted November 12th, 2012 in citizenship, constitutional law, human rights, news, proportionality by sally

Do Human Rights Make Bad Citizens? (PDF)

Lord Justice Laws

Northumbria University, Inaugural Lecture 2012

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Prisons Bill to block mobile phones – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 12th, 2012 in bills, news, prisons, telecommunications by sally

“Legislation providing new powers to block mobile phone signals in prisons has progressed in the House of Lords.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th November 2012

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Payment surcharge ban should apply to all businesses, says OFT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2012 in consumer protection, fees, news by sally

“A ban on payment surcharges above the cost of processing a transaction should apply to all businesses, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th November 2012

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Suitability: Of time and distance – NearlyLegal

Posted November 12th, 2012 in homelessness, housing, local government, news by sally

“With perfect timing, a County Court section 204 appeal judgment reaches us, on the issue of suitability of temporary accommodation. With the context of out of borough placements and the post Localism Act situation, this seemed worth considering and quoting in detail.”

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NearlyLegal, 12th November 2012

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Bar Chairman Tells Annual Conference: Fight for Your Future or be Lost Forever

Posted November 12th, 2012 in barristers, news, speeches by sally

“Michael Todd QC, Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, will today tell delegates at the Bar’s 27th Annual Conference, The Modern Bar – Accessible, Adaptable and Relevant, that it must fight to shape its own future or be lost forever.”

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The Bar Council, 10th November 2012

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One year on, are students still unconvinced by ABSs? – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in alternative business structures, legal services, news, trainee solicitors by sally

“In case you missed the memo, legal services are changing. You no longer need to be a lawyer to own a law firm, which means legal advice has become an exciting new commodity for big-brand employers.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2012

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Estoppel and unconscionability – NearlyLegal

Posted November 12th, 2012 in estoppel, local government, news, rights of way, roads by sally

“In Joyce v Epsom & Ewell BC [2012] EWCA Civ 1398, the Court of Appeal were faced with a not dissimilar case to the classic Crabb v Arun DC [1976] 1 Ch 179, at least in so far as it was a claim to an easement against a local authority by way of proprietary estoppel.”

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NearlyLegal, 9th November 2012

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Police treatment of 17-year-old suspects challenged in high court – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in detention, human rights, news, police, young persons by sally

“The treatment of 17-year-old suspects in police stations could be transformed if a legal challenge against the Home Office succeeds in overturning detention rules.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2012

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Supreme Court to rule on a soldier’s right to life – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in armed forces, human rights, jurisdiction, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Whether a soldier on the battlefield has the right to life is to be debated by the highest court in the UK in a landmark case that is likely to have major ramifications for the armed forces, The Independent has learned.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2012

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Abu Qatada awaits decision on deportation to Jordan – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2012 in appeals, deportation, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Terror suspect Abu Qatada will find out on Monday if he is to be deported to Jordan to face trial.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2012

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