Farmer who claimed £100,000 in disability benefits caught herding cattle – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2013 in benefits, disabled persons, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“David Millward, 55, was secretly filmed by the Department of Work and Pensions carrying bags of animal feed around the field he rented off Stafford Road, Coven, Staffs, despite claiming he could only walk 10 metres unaided.Millward admitted fraudulently claiming £75,532 in income support and £24,692 in disability living allowance earlier this month after making an application for disability benefits in 2003.He was sentenced to 18 months in prison at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2013

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Olympic 100m final bottle thrower Ashley Gill-Webb sentenced – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2013 in community service, news, public order, sport by tracey

“A man who threw a plastic beer bottle on to the track at the start of the men’s
100m final at the London Olympics has been given a community order.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2013

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Lorraine breaks rules on promotion – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2013 in advertising, media, news, ombudsmen by tracey

“ITV show Lorraine broke rules by allowing Dannii Minogue to promote a milk product she had a commercial deal to endorse, Ofcom has ruled.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2013

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted February 5th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Exchange of notes concerning the Convention between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Swiss Confederation for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income, signed at London on 8 December 1977, as amended by the protocols signed at London on 5 March 1981, at Berne on 17 December 1993, at London on 26 June 2007 and at London on 7 September 2009, with additional protocol: London, 3 May 2012 and 6 May 2012. Cm 8543 (PDF)

Agreement between the government of Great Britain the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and the government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam concerning air services: London, 8 December 2011, Cm 8544 (PDF)

Convention between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Principality of Liechtenstein for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital: London, 11 June 2012, Cm 8542 (PDF)

Treasury minutes: progress on implementing recommendations on 19 Committee of Public Accounts reports (Session 2010-12); 3 National Audit Office reports; 12 updates from Treasury Minute progress reports (January 2012); and a progress report on Government Cash Management, Cm 8539 (PDF)

Source: www.0fficial-documents.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 5th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Commercial Court)

Akciné Bendrové Bankas Snoras v Antonov & Anor [2013] EWHC 131 (Comm) (04 February 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 5th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Authorisation of Frequency Use for the Provision of Mobile Satellite Services (European Union)(Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No. 18) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Insurer wrong to reject law firm’s blanket notification of possible claims, High Court rules – Legal Futures

Posted February 5th, 2013 in insurance, law firms, news, notification by tracey

“A professional indemnity (PI) insurer was wrong to reject a law firm’s blanket notification of possible claims, the High Court has decided in what is believed to be the first ruling of its kind.”

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Legal Futures, 5th February 2013

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Another critique of the new Immigration Rules’ codification of Article 8 – UK Human Rights Report

Posted February 5th, 2013 in human rights, immigration, news, regulations, tribunals by tracey

“Izuazu (Article 8 – new rules) Nigeria [2013] UKUT 45 (IAC). The Upper Tribunal has concluded that new Immigration Rules do not adequately reflect the Secretary of State’s obligations under Article 8 of the ECHR.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th February 2013

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Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, on the Reform of Banking – HM Treasury

Posted February 5th, 2013 in banking, financial regulation, parliamentary papers, speeches by tracey

“Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, on the Reform of Banking, 4th Februaruy 2013.”

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Banking reform: a new structure for stability and growth, Cm 8545  

HM Treasury, 4th Februaury 2013

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Regulator begins investigation into annuity market – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 5th, 2013 in financial regulation, insurance, news, pensions by tracey

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is investigating whether consumers are
getting a ‘fair dea’ when purchasing annuities, it has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th February 2013

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Religious courts and Sharia divorce – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 5th, 2013 in arbitration, children, courts, divorce, financial provision, Judaism, news, residence orders by tracey

“If you glanced at the front page of The Times for 1 February, with its headline ‘High Court opens way to Sharia divorces’, you could have been forgiven for thinking that the court had made some important pronouncement on the role of Sharia (Islamic law) in divorce proceedings. The story’s first paragraph would also have led you naturally to that conclusion. ‘The prospect of divorce cases being settled by Sharia and religious courts’, it says, ‘has been opened up by landmark legal decision.’ So it would have come as a bit of a jolt to read the start of the next paragraph: ‘A Jewish couple have had their divorce settlement under Beth Din, rabbinical law, approved by the High Court.’ As this indicates, the case (AI v MT [2013] EWHC 100 (Fam)) says nothing whatsoever about Sharia.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th February 2013

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Refusal to make a statement: remember the context – Education Law Blog

Posted February 5th, 2013 in appeals, education, local government, news, special educational needs, tribunals by tracey

“A short recent decision of the Upper Tribunal (JS v Worcestershire County Council [2012] UKUT 451 (AAC)) has emphasised the importance, when assessing a child’s special educational needs (‘SENs’), of considering the context in which he or she is performing.”

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Education Law Blog, 4th february 2013

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Leveson report: Lords unveil proposals in frustration at lack of progress – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2013 in arbitration, bills, defamation, media, news, parliament, reports by tracey

“Frustration in the Lords at the lack of progress over the Leveson report has led four peers to table measures to introduce a low-cost arbitration service for defamation, as recommended by Lord Justice Leveson in the defamation bill.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2013

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Woman left fighting for life after gastric bypass surgery went wrong is awarded £35,000 compensation – The Independent

Posted February 5th, 2013 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A woman who was left fighting for her life after gastric bypass surgery went wrong has been awarded £35,000.”

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The Independent, 4th February 2013

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Nathan Rawling jailed for ‘murderous’ baby attack – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2013 in children, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who caused a one-month-old boy life-threatening injuries including two
punctured lungs and 26 rib fractures has been jailed for 10 years.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2013

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Firkin brothers’ murder convictions questioned after witness jailed – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2013 in evidence, murder, news, retrials, sentencing, witnesses by tracey

“The conviction of Robert and Lee Firkins for one of Cornwall’s most notorious
murders has been cast into doubt, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 5th February 2013

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