Government consults on extending producers and performers’ rights in sound recordings – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 9th, 2013 in consultations, contracts, copyright, EC law, interpretation, news by sally

“The Government is consulting on new laws which would extend producers’ and performers’ rights in sound recordings from 50 to 70 years.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th January 2013

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Law Commission Triennial Review – call for evidence – Law Commission

Posted January 9th, 2013 in evidence, Law Commission, Ministry of Justice, news, quangos by sally

“The Government’s response to the Public Administration Select Committee report ‘Smaller Government: Shrinking the Quango state’ sets out the plans for reforming public bodies. It includes new Triennial Review requirements for Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB).”

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Law Commission, 9th January 2013

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Tugendhat J allows Katie Price privacy case against Peter Andre to proceed – The Lawyer

“The High Court has refused to throw out misuse of private information claims brought by celebrity Katie Price against her ex-husband Peter Andre, ex-manager Claire Powell, and ex-friend Jamelah Asmar.”

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The Lawyer, 9th January 2013

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Gagging order preventing Sun report on child protection scandal overturned – The Guardian

“The Sun has won a two-month battle to overturn an injunction brought by Bristol City Council that prevented it from reporting details of a child protection scandal.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2013

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Transworld cancels Lawrence Wright’s Scientology title – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2013 in defamation, news, public interest, publishing by sally

“Lawrence Wright’s UK publishers have dropped his new book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief after taking legal advice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2013

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Call for evidence – Macur Review

Posted January 9th, 2013 in care homes, child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, Wales by sally

“The Independent Review of the Waterhouse Tribunal will today publish an Issues Paper calling for views on the scope of the original Inquiry and whether or not it sufficiently investigated specific allegations of child abuse in North Wales care homes.”

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Macur Review, 8th January 2013

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Foreign national prisoners lose right to legal aid – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2013 in appeals, deportation, immigration, legal aid, news by sally

“In April, new legislation will end legal aid for foreign national prisoners facing deportation.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2013

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In Defence of Rights – London Review of Books

Posted January 9th, 2013 in consultations, human rights, legislation, news by sally

“We [Philippe Sands and Helena Kennedy] were appointed to the Commission on a Bill of Rights in March 2011 by Nick Clegg. The circumstances were not auspicious, and we were concerned from the outset that our composition – all white, almost all male, almost all lawyers and London-based – would undermine our ability to speak with any legitimacy. The Conservatives had come into government committed to tearing up the Human Rights Act, an early product of the previous Labour government seen by many of the new government’s Tory supporters (and some in the media) as little more than a charter for foreign terrorists and local criminals. The Liberal Democrats, on the other hand, strongly supported the Act and the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights that it introduced into UK law. There were eight members, under the chairmanship of Leigh Lewis, a retired senior civil servant who was hopeful that we might exceed the miserably low expectations of most commentators and come up with something useful.”

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London Review of Books, 3rd January 2013

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A Second Bite at the Cherry..? Applying for a Rehearing in Family Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted January 9th, 2013 in appeals, family courts, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“Rodney Noon, solicitor, looks at the scope for bringing a family law case back before the first instance court and asking it to ‘think again’.”

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Family Law Week, 8th January 2013

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High Court refuses to condemn US drone strikes – UK Human Rights Blog

“In this unsuccessful application for permission to apply for judicial review, the Claimant sought to challenge the Defendant’s reported policy of permitting GCHQ employees to pass intelligence to the US for the purposes of drone strikes in Pakistan. The Claimant’s father was killed during such an attack in March 2011.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th January 2013

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Analysis: Why a ‘terror bookseller’ won his appeal – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2013 in appeals, incitement, news, terrorism by sally

“Can someone be convicted of disseminating books which are arguably so extreme in nature they’ve played a role in encouraging terrorism and political violence?”

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BBC News, 9th January 2013

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Probation service ‘revolution’ means wholesale privatisation – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2013 in competition, consultations, contracting out, news, probation, recidivists by sally

“The justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is to outline plans for the wholesale outsourcing of the probation service with private companies and voluntary sector organisations to take over the rehabilitation of the majority of offenders by 2015.”

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The Guardian, 9th Januaury 2013

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Pub industry adjudicator plans put forward – BBC News

“The government has announced plans for an independent adjudicator in the pub industry to help struggling landlords.”

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BBC News, 8th January 2013

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Stephen Lawrence’s brother sues Met over race discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2013 in complaints, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

“Stephen Lawrence’s brother today launched a race discrimination case against Britain’s biggest police force, claiming officers harassed him due to his skin colour.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2013

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ASA bans adverts over use of Jimmy Savile references – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2013 in advertising, child abuse, complaints, news, ombudsmen by sally

“The advertising watchdog has criticised a magazine and a clothing firm for attempting to drum up business by using images of the late Jimmy Savile in email campaigns, including one which features the disgraced ex-presenter wearing what appears to be underwear while smoking a cigar.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2013

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