Lord Phillips to challenge government on Supreme Court admin appointments – The Lawyer

Posted December 17th, 2012 in bills, judicial appointments commission, judiciary, news, parliament, Supreme Court by sally

“The former president of the Supreme Court, Lord Phillips, will challenge the right of the government to appoint the court’s chief executive in a proposed amendment to the Crime and Courts Bill this week.”

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The Lawyer, 17th December 2012

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Aarron McKoy murder: Gunman jailed for life over New Year’s Eve shooting – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2012 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A gunman was today jailed for a minimum 31 years for killing a teacher’s son celebrating his birthday in a wine bar.”

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The Independent, 17th December 2012

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BBC police dramas breach Ofcom rules – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2012 in children, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

“Ofcom has found two BBC police dramas, Good Cop and Line Of Duty, in breach of rules regarding protecting children.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 17th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Amendment Regulations 2012

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No.6 and Savings Provisions) Order 2012

The Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Employment and Support Allowance (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 17th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

MH v R [2012] EWCA Crim 2725 (14 December 2012)

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd R. [2012] EWCA Crim 2670 (13 December 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Charles v Tesco Stores Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1663 (14 December 2012)

Space Airconditioning Plc v Guy & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1664 (14 December 2012)

Freetown v Assethold Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1657 (14 December 2012)

Smith & Nephew Plc v Convatec Technologies Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1638 (14 December 2012)

Bramston v Haut [2012] EWCA Civ 1637 (14 December 2012)

Valiant Insurance Company v Sealion Shipping Ltd & Toisa Horizon Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1625 (14 December 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Pensions Ombudsman v EMC Europe Ltd & Ors [2012] EWHC 3508 (Ch) (14 December 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Baser, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3620 (Admin) (14 December 2012)

The British Humanist Association & Anor v London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames & Ors [2012] EWHC 3622 (Admin) (14 December 2012)

Al -Ali, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3638 (Admin) (04 December 2012)

High Court (Family Division)

R (a Child), Re [2012] EWHC 2956 (Fam) (24 October 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Moondance Maritime Enterprises SA v Carbofer Maritime Trading APS [2012] EWHC 3618 (Comm) (14 December 2012)

Cavendish Square Holdings BV & Anor v El Makdessi [2012] EWHC 3582 (Comm) (14 December 2012)

Novoship (UK) Ltd & Ors v Mikhaylyuk & Ors [2012] EWHC 3586 (Comm) (14 December 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Baroness D’Souza – The Role of the House of Lords in the Parliamentary Process – UCL Constitution Unit

Posted December 17th, 2012 in constitutional law, news, parliament by sally

“Looking above and beyond current debates about the House of Lords’ composition, Baroness D’Souza will discuss the Lords in terms of its place in the parliamentary process. Having now been in post for over a year, Baroness D’Souza will present her vision for the Lords’ future, its contribution to the political system, changes to its working practices and the role of the Lord Speaker. She will also cover public perceptions of the Upper House and the importance of outreach.”

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UCL Constitution Unit, 14th December 2012

Source: ww.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit

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Hate crime – should the aggravated and stirring up hatred offences be extended? – Law Commission

“The Commission has been asked by Government to consider whether two existing groups of offences dealing with hate crime should be extended.”

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Law Commission, 14th December 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Gap in the UK’s law on cycling? – BBC News

“A driver opens his car door. There’s a collision with a cyclist. Is this a criminal act?”

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BBC News, 15th December 2012

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British Humanist Association v LB Richmond and ors [2012] EWHC 3622 (Admin) – Education Law Blog

Posted December 17th, 2012 in Christianity, education, judicial review, local government, news, school admissions by sally

“In this judgment (handed down on 14 December 2012), Sales J has rejected a challenge to the decision of the London Borough of Richmond accepting proposals from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster for the establishment of two voluntary-aided Roman Catholic schools (1 primary, 1 secondary) in Twickenham.”

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Education Law Blog, 17th December 2012

Source: www.education11kbw.com

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Woolf warns Government over judicial review – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2012 in judicial review, news, time limits by sally

“Government plans to curb the right to judicial review risk endangering a vital legal safeguard, a former lord chief justice warned today.”

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The Independent, 15th December 2012

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Barrister snub to diversity monitoring “embarrassing” and “pathetic” – Legal Futures

Posted December 17th, 2012 in barristers, disclosure, diversity, news, statistics by sally

“Only a handful of the 15,000-plus members of the Bar have disclosed information such as whether they went to public or state schools, in a snub to the chairs of the Bar and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) who had personally requested it.”

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Legal Futures, 17th December 2012

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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ASB and Possession – NearlyLegal

“Birmingham CC v Ashton is a case which illustrates the difficulty that judges face when they are invited to make possession orders on the grounds of nuisance and anti-social behaviour against tenants with mental health problems.”

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NearlyLegal, 16th December 2012

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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The laws of succession: ‘Blood flows in women’s veins too’ – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2012 in equality, news, peerages & dignities, royal family, sex discrimination, succession by sally

“Should the aristocracy follow the Royal Family and change the laws of succession?”

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The Independent, 16th December 2012

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Internet porn: Automatic block rejected – BBC News

“Ministers have rejected plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2012

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High Court rejects Humanist Association’s challenge to faith school proposals in Richmond – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 17th, 2012 in Christianity, education, judicial review, local government, news, school admissions by sally

“This was an application for judicial review of decisions of the defendant Council to approve proposals put forward by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster to establish a voluntary aided secondary school designated by the Secretary of State as a school having a religious character as a school for Roman Catholics and a similarly designated primary school.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th December 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Leveson Inquiry: Public invited to review press code – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2012 in codes of practice, complaints, inquiries, media, news, public interest by sally

“Five lay people will be invited to take part in a review of the newspapers’ code of practice in the wake of the Leveson report into press ethics.”

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BBC News, 15th December 2012

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Nurse guilty of manslaughter of baby who bled to death after botched home circumcision – Daily Telegraph

“A nurse has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a four-week-old baby who bled to death after a botched home circumcision.”

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The Independent, 14th December 2012

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Judges take on ministers over supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2012 in bills, judiciary, news, parliament, Supreme Court by sally

“The government is facing a clash with some of the country’s most senior judges who will this week attempt to force ministers to relinquish control of the running of the supreme court.”

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The Guardian, 16th December 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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