Supreme court becomes a constitutional animal – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2012 in byelaws, constitutional law, news, Supreme Court, Wales by sally

“A recent case concerning Welsh byelaws saw the UK’s highest court acting as a constitutional court.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 28th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

RM v The Scottish Ministers (Scotland) [2012] UKSC 58 (28 November 2012)

Ruddy v Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police & Anor (Scotland) [2012] UKSC 57 (28 November 2012)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Bateman, R. v [2012] EWCA Crim 2158 (27 November 2012)

Abbas & Anor, R. v [2012] EWCA Crim 2517 (27 November 2012)

Hicks, R (on the application of) v R. Court At Snaresbrook & Anor [2012] EWCA Crim 2515 (27 November 2012)

Williams v R. [2012] EWCA Crim 2516 (27 November 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

IY (Turkey) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1560 (28 November 2012)

Balevents Ltd v Sartori [2012] EWCA Civ 1508 (28 November 2012)

Dream Doors Ltd v Lodge [2012] EWCA Civ 1556 (28 November 2012)

Coulson v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1547 (28 November 2012)

MJP Media Services Ltd v HM Revenue and Customs [2012] EWCA Civ 1558 (28 November 2012)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov (Recusal) [2012] EWCA Civ 1551 (28 November 2012)

MS (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 1548 (28 November 2012)

Emerson Electric Co & Ors v Mersen UK Portslade Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1559 (28 November 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Leveson inquiry: the essential guide – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2012 in freedom of expression, inquiries, media, news, professional conduct, regulations by sally

“Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry ‘into the culture, practices and ethics of the press’ heard from 184 witnesses and accepted 42 written submissions in more than six months of hearings.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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How to keep children anonymous in personal injury cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 28th, 2012 in anonymity, children, damages, news, personal injuries, privacy by sally

“In personal injury proceedings involving a child it was appropriate to grant an anonymity order prohibiting her identification since it would defeat the purpose of the proceedings to ensure that she received and kept compensation awarded for her injuries.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th November 2012

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News International must pay Andy Coulson legal fees, appeals court rules – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2012 in appeals, fees, interception, media, news by sally

“Andy Coulson’s legal fees relating to criminal investigations into alleged illegal activity at the News of the World while he was editor should continue to be paid by News International, the court of appeal has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2012

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Spam text message pair are fined £440,000 – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2012 in claims management, fines, news, ombudsmen, telecommunications by sally

“Two men who sent millions of spam text messages have been fined £440,000 as the authorities step up the fight against the trade.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2012

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BSB outlines disappointment over disciplinary failures as Inns of Court turf war looms – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2012 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, inns of court, news, tribunals by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has expressed regret and disappointment at the problems uncovered in the Inns of Court’s administration of disciplinary tribunals – and opened up a turf war over the role of the new tribunals service that is being set up as a result.”

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2012

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Government publishes consultation on regulation of LIBOR – HM Treasury

Posted November 28th, 2012 in banking, consultations, financial regulation, news by sally

“The Government launched its public consultation on the regulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) today.”

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HM Treasury, 28th November 2012

Source: www.hm-treasury.gov.uk

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The Leveson Report: what will it recommend? – The Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2012 in freedom of expression, media, news, regulations, reports by sally

“Leading media lawyers have set out their expectations of Lord Justice Leveson ahead of the Thursday (29 November) publication of his inquiry into the culture, practice and ethics of the press.”

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The Lawyer, 27th November 2012

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 28th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Samin v City of Westminster [2012] EWCA Civ 1468 (21 November 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Syed, R (on the application of) v Sabahata & Ors [2012] EWHC 3370 (Admin) (27 November 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Are secret courts one step closer? – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2012 in bills, closed material, news, private hearings by sally

“The government’s battle to introduce more secrecy to British courts returns to Parliament on Wednesday – but after a series of heavy defeats for ministers over the issue, are they, in fact, actually winning?”

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BBC News, 28th November 2012

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Confidential bid information could be disclosed under FOI laws, rules Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

“Public sector bodies cannot guarantee the confidentiality of bid information in the aftermath of an Information Rights Tribunal ruling, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2012

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CPS statement in relation to Cyril Smith – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 28th, 2012 in child abuse, complaints, Crown Prosecution Service, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

“In March 1970, some 16 years before the Crown Prosecution Service was formed and when Sir Norman Skelhorn was the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), a file of evidence was submitted to the then DPP’s Office.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th November 2012

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

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Richard O’Dwyer strikes deal to avoid US extradition – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2012 in copyright, deferred prosecution agreements, extradition, internet, news by sally

“A student facing trial and possible imprisonment in the United States has struck a deal to avoid extradition, the High Court has been told.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2012

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Norwich Pharmacal Relief – Panopticon

Posted November 28th, 2012 in confidentiality, disclosure, internet, news, proportionality, sport, third parties by sally

“If through no fault of his own a person gets mixed up in the tortious acts of others so as to facilitate their wrong-doing he may incur no personal liability but he comes under a duty to assist the person who has been wronged by giving him full information and disclosing the identity of the wrongdoers. Justice requires that he should co-operate in righting the wrong if he unwittingly facilitated its perpetration. This is the principle recognized by the House of Lords in Norwich Pharmacal Co v Customs and Excise Commissioners [1974] AC 133.”

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Panopticon, 28th November 2012

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Man fights to clear gay criminal record from 1950s – BBC News

Posted November 28th, 2012 in criminal records, homosexuality, news, sexual offences by sally

“A 73-year old man who has a criminal record for being in a gay relationship in the 1950s has applied to have his conviction struck out.”

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BBC News, 28th November 2012

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Have human rights hijacked the language of morals? – and other questions: Laws – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 28th, 2012 in human rights, news by sally

“Lord Justice Laws’ Inaugural Lecture at Northumbria University, 1 November 2012.

This is a fascinating and provocative lecture raising important questions about the extent to which the culture of human rights has become the currency of our moral dealings with each other and the State.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th November 2012

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Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Jet Airways (India) Ltd and others; Zodiac Seats UK Ltd and another v Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd; Premium Aircraft Interiors UK Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and another – WLR Daily

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v Jet Airways (India) Ltd and others; Zodiac Seats UK Ltd and another v Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd; Premium Aircraft Interiors UK Ltd v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks and another [2012] EWHC 3318 (Pat); [2012] WLR (D) 349

“A party that referred the court to a term of an offer made by it pursuant to CPR Pt 36 waived its without prejudice privilege and could not prevent the remaining terms of the offer from being referred to the court.”

WLR Daily, 23rd November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Certain Limited Partners in Henderson PFI Secondary Fund II LLP (a firm) v Henderson PFI Secondary Fund II LLP (a firm) and others – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2012 in company law, contracts, derivative claims, law reports, partnerships by sally

Certain Limited Partners in Henderson PFI Secondary Fund II LLP (a firm) v Henderson PFI Secondary Fund II LLP (a firm) and others [2012] EWHC 3259 (Comm); [2012] WLR (D) 348

“A derivative claim brought by limited partners in a partnership, in the partnership’s name, against the partnership’s manager was permitted where there were special circumstances to justify such a claim.”

WLR Daily, 16th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina v Jaddi – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2012 in appeals, asylum, fraud, law reports, possession of false identity documents by sally

Regina v Jaddi [2012] WLR (D) 347

“Where the questions of whether an asylum seeker had come to the United Kingdom directly from a country where his life had been threatened after staying in Italy for a few days and whether he had made a claim for asylum as soon as reasonably practicable in the United Kingdom had not been fully investigated by immigration control after false identity documents were presented, the defence under section 31 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 should have been made available to him and the facts were for the jury to decide.”

WLR Daily, 22nd November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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