Stafford hospital nurse who treated overdose twins allowed to keep working – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses by tracey

“A nurse who helped treat twins who died from a huge overdose of morphine at the scandal-hit Stafford hospital has been allowed to keep working.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Stephen Lawrence killer drops appeal against conviction – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2013 in appeals, murder, news, racism by tracey

“Gary Dobson, who was given life sentence for murder last year, has abandoned battle against conviction, officials say.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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£1million compensation for man who fell in pothole – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2013 in compensation, health & safety, news, personal injuries, roads by tracey

“A man who suffered a brain injury after tripping in a pothole has won an
estimated an estimated £1 million in damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson: Father in court bid for access – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2013 in child abduction, contact orders, news by tracey

“A father who was jailed after abducting his daughter and taking her to Pakistan
for three years has appeared in court to make a bid for access to the child.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Setback for high speed rail after High Court ruling – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2013 in consultations, environmental protection, judicial review, news, railways by tracey

“The Government’s HS2 high-speed rail scheme suffered a setback today when the
High Court ruled that the consultation process for compensating those affected
by the multibillion-pound project ‘was so unfair as to be unlawful’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Ipswich School teacher William Stansbury jailed over indecent photos – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2013 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

“A former senior teacher at a Suffolk private school has been jailed for
possessing more than 40,000 indecent images of children.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Carmarthenshire blogger loses libel case against council chief – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2013 in damages, defamation, news by tracey

“A blogger who sued a council chief executive for libel says she is ‘absolutely devastated’ after losing the case and being told to pay him £25,000 damages when he counter-sued.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 15th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Belfairs Management Ltd v Sutherland & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 185 (15 March 2013)

Clarence High School & Anor v Boardman [2013] EWCA Civ 198 (15 March 2013)

McGetrick, R (on the application of) v Parole Board & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 182 (14 March 2013)

BP Oil International Ltd v Target Shipping Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 196 (14 March 2013)

Lehman Brothers International (Europe), Joint Administrators Of v Lehman Brothers Finance SA [2013] EWCA Civ 188 (14 March 2013)

Dry Bulk Handy Holding Inc & Anor v Fayette International Holdings Ltd & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 184 (14 March 2013)

Brumder v Motornet Service and Repairs Ltd & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 195 (14 March 2013)

Catt, R (on the application of) v The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 192 (14 March 2013)

Vehicle Control Services Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs [2013] EWCA Civ 186 (13 March 2013)

L (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 179 (13 March 2013)

Relicpride Building Company Ltd v Cordara & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 158 (13 March 2013)

Disclosure and Barring Service v Harvey [2013] EWCA Civ 180 (13 March 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Plunkett & Anor, R v [2013] EWCA Crim 261 (13 March 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Nouazli, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 567 (Admin) (15 March 2013)

M & Anor, Re Application for Judicial Review [2013] EWHC 579 (Admin) (15 March 2013)

Lagos, R (on the application of) v HM Coroner for the City Of London [2013] EWHC 423 (Admin) (14 March 2013)

M & C Energy Group Ltd v St Cuthbert’s Mill [2013] EWHC 571 (Admin) (14 March 2013)

Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2013] EWHC 513 (Admin) (13 March 2013)

Crown Prosecution Service v Lawrence [2013] EWHC 501 (Admin) (13 March 2013)

Buckley & Ors, R (on the application of) v Sheffield City Council [2013] EWHC 512 (Admin) (13 March 2013)

AB & Anor, R (on the application of) v The London Borough of Haringey [2013] EWHC 416 (Admin) (13 March 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Winton v Rosenthal & Anor [2013] EWHC 502 (Ch) (14 March 2013)

First Subsea Ltd v Balltec Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 584 (Ch) (13 March 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd & Ors v Waypharm LP & Ors [2013] EWHC 503 (Comm) (14 March 2013)

Deutsche Bank (Suisse) SA v Khan & Ors [2013] EWHC 482 (Comm) (13 March 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

LA (A Child), Re [2013] EWHC 578 (Fam) (15 March 2013)

Evans v Evans [2013] EWHC 506 (Fam) (13 March 2013)

High Court (Patents Court)

Hospira UK Ltd & Anor v Novartis AG [2013] EWHC 516 (Pat) (15 March 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Thompson v James & Anor [2013] EWHC 585 (QB) (15 March 2013)

Birmingham City Council v Beech & Anor [2013] EWHC 518 (QB) (15 March 2013)

Thompson v James & Anor [2013] EWHC 515 (QB) (15 March 2013)

WXY v Gewanter & Ors [2013] EWHC 589 (QB) (14 March 2013)

Billingham v John Barnsley & Sons Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 520 (QB) (13 March 2013)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Webb Resolutions Ltd v JV Ltd (t/a
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors) [2013] EWHC 509 (TCC) (14 March 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Challinor and ors v Juliet Bellis & Co and anr: Juliet Bellis & Co v Egan – WLR Daily

Posted March 15th, 2013 in breach of trust, law reports, trusts by tracey

Challinor and ors v Juliet Bellis & Co and anr: Juliet Bellis & Co v Egan: [2013] EWHC 347 (Ch);   [2013] WLR (D)  99

“Lack of writing did not necessarily mean that the circumstances of a case were not such as to give rise to a ‘Quistclose’ trust. Stipulation of an exclusive purpose for the loan was not the only circumstance of which the immediate recipient was cognisant and which negated an intention on the part of the payer, to pass away beneficial ownership so as to give rise to a resulting trust in favour of the payer.”

WLR Daily, 25th February 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina v Plunkett (Daniel): Regina v Plunkett (James) – WLR Daily

Posted March 15th, 2013 in admissibility, appeals, evidence, investigatory powers, law reports by tracey

Regina v Plunkett (Daniel): Regina v Plunkett (James): [2013] EWCA Crim 261;   [2013] WLR (D)  98

“Covert recordings of conversations between defendants which had taken place whilst they were in the rear of a police van were not to be categorised as intrusive surveillance, under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, because a police van, used solely for police purposes, was not a private vehicle.”

WLR Daily, 13th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Christou and another v Haringey London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Christou and another v Haringey London Borough Council: [2013] EWCA Civ 178;   [2013] WLR (D)  97

“The doctrine of res judicata did not apply to disciplinary procedures operated by an employer, nor did the related doctrine of abuse of process apply as such, but an employment tribunal considering a claim for unfair dismissal following a second disciplinary process would have to decide whether it had been fair to institute that second process.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 15th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The East Hertfordshire and Stevenage (Boundary Change) Order 2013

The Gateshead and Northumberland (Boundary Change) Order 2013

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (PRA-regulated Activities) Order 2013

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Threshold Conditions) Order 2013

The Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (General Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2013

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2013

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) Order 2013

The Finance Act 2012, Schedule 14 (Appointed Day) Order 2013

The Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm Order 2013

The Apprenticeships (Modifications to the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) Order 2013

The Plant Health (Export Certification) (England) (Amendment) Order 2013

The National Health Service Trusts (Originating Capital) Order 2013

The Apprenticeships (the Apprenticeship Offer) (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2013

The Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2013

The Social Security (Contributions) (Limits and Thresholds) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Capital Gains Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Trafficking People for Exploitation Regulations 2013

The Diocese of Lincoln (Educational Endowments) (Rippingale Church of England School) Order 2013

The Diocese of Lincoln (Educational Endowments) (Winterton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted March 15th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body forty-second report 2013 Cm 8571 (PDF)

Review Body on Senior Salaries thirty-fifth annual report on senior salaries 2013: report no. 81 Cm 8569 (PDF)

Prison Service Pay Review Body twelfth report on England and Wales 2013
Cm 8574 (PDF)

NHS Pay Review Body twenty-seventh report 2013 Cm 8555 (PDF)

Government response to the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee report: councillors on the frontline
Cm 8582 (PDF)

Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration forty-first report 2013
Cm 8577 (PDF)

The Government response to the annual report on the operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2011 by the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Cm 8494 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – April 2013 – UK Border Agency

Posted March 15th, 2013 in immigration, press releases, regulations by tracey

“Today, Thursday 14 March 2013, a written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.”

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UK Border Agency, 14th March 2013

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Family Mediation Council’s Professional Practice Consultants Conference 2013 – Speech by Lord McNally

Posted March 15th, 2013 in arbitration, dispute resolution, families, legal profession, speeches by tracey

“Family Mediation Council’s Professional Practice Consultants Conference 2013, speech by Lord McNally, 14th March 2013.”

Full speech

Ministry of Justice, 14th March 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Cyber Crime – Speech by James Brokenshire

Posted March 15th, 2013 in computer crime, crime prevention, internet, speeches by tracey

“Speech by James Brokenshire on cyber crime on Thursday 14 March 2013.”

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Home Office, 14th March 2013

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Five sentenced for pioneering production of BMK – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 15th, 2013 in drug offences, press releases, sentencing by tracey

“Five men have today been sentenced at Warrington Crown Court for setting up a laboratory used to produce a synthetic substance called BMK. This is the first time that this method of BMK manufacture has been detected in the UK or continental Europe. BMK is not a controlled drug but is used to make amphetamine.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th March 2013

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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The case for the prosecution: independence and the public interest – Speech by the Attorney General

Posted March 15th, 2013 in Crown Prosecution Service, police, prosecutions, public interest, speeches by tracey

“Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP considers some options for reform of prosecution policy. Originally given at Queen Mary University of London School of Law, 13th March 2013.”

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Attorney-General’s Office, 13th March 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Terrorism Reviewer: Control Order successor “broadly acceptable” – UK Human Rights Report

“David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of terrorism legislation, has released his first report into the operation of Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures, introduced in 2011 with the aim of protecting the public from persons believed to have engaged in terrorism, but who can neither be prosecuted nor deported.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Privacy and data protection developments in 2013: Google, Facebook, Leveson and more – Panopticon

Posted March 15th, 2013 in data protection, EC law, enforcement, internet, news, penalties, privacy, regulations, reports by tracey

“Data protection law was designed to be a fundamental and concrete dimension of the individual’s right to privacy, the primary safeguard against misuse of personal information. Given those ambitions, it is surprisingly rarely litigated in the UK. It also attracts criticism as imposing burdensome bureaucracy but delivering little in the way of tangible protection in a digital age. Arguably then, data protection law has tended to punch below its weight. There are a number of reasons for this.”

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Panopticon, 11th March 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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