Easter Break

Posted March 28th, 2013 in news by tracey

There will be no posts over the Easter weekend (Friday 29th March – Monday 1st April inclusive) during which time the Library will be closed. We will resume posting on Tuesday 2nd April.

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The former chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, Sir Norman Bettison, would “have a case to answer for gross misconduct” over his dealings with his police authority in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster, the police watchdog said today – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2013 in complaints, news, police, professional conduct, reports by tracey

“The former chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, Sir Norman Bettison, would
‘have a case to answer for gross misconduct’ over his dealings with his police
authority in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster, the police watchdog said
today.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Stephen Seddon jailed for 40 years for parents’ murder – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2013 in attempts, families, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A conman has been jailed for a minimum 40 years and told he will never be paroled after the cold-blooded murder of his parents to collect his £230,000 inheritance.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Before the Flood? The 1996 Hague Convention in the English Courts – Family Law Week

Posted March 28th, 2013 in child abduction, EC law, news, parental responsibility, treaties by tracey

“Duncan Ranton, Solicitor and Consultant with Bishop & Sewell LLP, considers the impact of the 1996 Hague Convention and the first judgment in the English courts to consider the treaty.”

Full story

Family Law week, 27th March 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Ruling on unintentional sewage leaks liability should lead firms to review prevention efforts, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 28th, 2013 in licensing, news, sewerage, waste, water companies by tracey

“Companies responsible for the operation of the sewer networks in England and
Wales can be found criminally liable for unlicensed depositing of controlled
waste even where that deposit of waste is unintentional, the High Court has
ruled.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 27th March 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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New laws for missing persons – Ministry of Justice

“New laws will give relatives of missing people help to deal with their loved ones’ affairs.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Conservation covenants – Law Commission

Posted March 28th, 2013 in consultations, covenants, environmental protection, press releases by tracey

“We have opened a consultation asking whether England and Wales should adopt conservation covenants.”

Full press release and consultation

Law Commission, 28th March 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

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Removal of the ‘cab rank’ rule a major threat to justice – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 28th, 2013 in barristers, legal services, press releases, reports by tracey

“Those accused of violent crimes such as rape and terrorism could struggle to find appropriate legal representation if the ‘cab rank’ rule is abolished, according to a new report obtained by the Bar Standards Board. The study is in response to a report commissioned by the Legal Services Board which argues that the rule is no longer relevant.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 27th March 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

 

 

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 28th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig (Welsh Water) v Barratt Homes Ltd (Rev 1) [2013] EWCA Civ 233 (27 March 2013)

Day & Anor v Day [2013] EWCA Civ 280 (27 March 2013)

Othman (aka Abu Qatada) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 277 (27 March 2013)

Court (Administrative Court)

ES, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham [2013] EWHC 691 (Admin) (27 March 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Carillion Construction Ltd v Hussain & Anor (Liquidators of Simon Carves Ltd) & Anor [2013] EWHC 685 (Ch) (27 March 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

LM (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 646 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

High Court Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Vis Trading Co Ltd v Nazarov & Ors [2013] EWHC 491 (QB) (27 March 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 28th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) Regulations 2013

The Local Government Finance Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2013

The Loss of Tax Credits Regulations 2013

The Climate Change Levy (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 12) Order 2013

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Amendment) Order 2013

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2013

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Parshall v Hackney – WLR daily

Posted March 28th, 2013 in appeals, land registration, law reports, limitations by tracey

Parshall v Hackney: [2013] EWCA Civ 240;   [2013] WLR (D)  124

“Where land was concurrently registered under two different titles, neither owner could be in adverse possession of the land for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980 since such possession would not be unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 26th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Abu Qatada’s deportation is unlikely, but charges might see him jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2013 in appeals, bail, deportation, immigration, news, terrorism, tribunals by tracey

“UK courts have ruled against sending Abu Qatada to Jordan, but now he might be charged for allegedly breaching bail conditions.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Burglar who killed street cleaner jailed for at least 27 years – The Guardian

Posted March 28th, 2013 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A burglar was jailed for a minimum of 27 years on Wednesday for killing a street cleaner who tried to stop him with his broom as he fled from a house with a stolen laptop.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Gravely ill woman who ran away from home should not be reunited with family, court rules – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2013 in Court of Protection, families, mental health, news by tracey

“The Court of Protection has ruled that a 64-year-old woman who disappeared for months after she ran away with a neighbour and subsequently suffered a massive stroke should not be reunited with her family despite their fervent wish to see her again.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th March 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Bogus Italian lawyer Giovanni di Stefano found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2013 in deceit, fraud, money laundering, news by tracey

“A self-styled Italian lawyer has been found guilty of tricking people into
thinking he was a bona fide legal professional.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Former prison officer jailed for Jon Venables leak – Daily Telegraph

“A former prison officer has been jailed for selling information to a newspaper
on Jon Venables, one of Jamie Bulger’s killers.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Bigamist avoids jail after claiming his he needs to support his current wife’s parents – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 28th, 2013 in bigamy, families, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

“A bigamist who has been married to four different women has avoided jail after
insisting that his extended family were financially dependent upon him.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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BSkyB and BT force Virgin Media to drop unlimited broadband ad claim – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2013 in advertising, complaints, internet, news by tracey

“BSkyB and BT have successfully teamed up to force rival Virgin Media to drop an advert that claimed that its broadband is ‘unlimited’, after the advertising watchdog found that heavy users could find their download speeds cut by up to 50%.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Ex-PC and prison worker jailed for Sun information sale – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2013 in media, misfeasance in public office, news, police, prison officers, sentencing by tracey

“A former prison worker and an ex-policeman have been jailed for selling
information to the Sun newspaper.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Abu Qatada: Government loses deportation appeal – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2013 in appeals, deportation, evidence, immigration, news, terrorism, torture by tracey

“Home Secretary Theresa May has lost her appeal against a ruling preventing the
deportation of preacher Abu Qatada.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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