Are Bills of Rights Necessary in Common Law Systems? – Justice Dyson Heydon AC

Posted March 18th, 2013 in human rights, legislation, news by sally

Are Bills of Rights Necessary in Common Law Systems?

Justice Dyson Heydon AC

Inner Temple Reader’s Lecture Series, 21st January 2013

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Huntsman Brian Fraser jailed over unlicensed gun after he was cleared of shooting ex-lover – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2013 in DNA, evidence, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, restraining orders by sally

“A huntsman who was cleared of shooting his former lover outside her country home has been jailed for eight months for possessing a firearm without a licence.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2013

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Labour MP given ‘substantial damages’ after Sun accessed text messages – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2013 in damages, inquiries, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications, victims by sally

“The Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has accepted ‘very substantial damages’ from News International, with the Sun admitting that it accessed text messages from her mobile phone after it was stolen, the high court has heard.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2013

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Jacob Rowbottom: Entrenching a Royal Charter – some initial thoughts – UK Constitutional Law Group

Posted March 18th, 2013 in bills, charters, legislation, media, news, parliament by sally

“After much political manoeuvring over the weekend, a deal has been struck on the Royal Charter to implement Leveson. A key point is that it will prevent the Charter being unilaterally changed by future governments.”

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UK Constitutional Law Group, 18th March 2013

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Landlord jailed over ‘sophisticated’ Gumtree lettings scam – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2013 in fraud, internet, landlord & tenant, news, sentencing by sally

“A landlord who conned would-be tenants out of more than £6,000 by advertising on the Gumtree listings website in a ‘highly sophisticated scam’ has been jailed for two years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2013

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Armed protection officer who bunked off work to meet lover sentenced to nine months in prison – The Independent

“An armed diplomatic security officer who abandoned his duties for extra-marital sex has been sentenced to nine months in prison.”

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The Independent, 18th March 2013

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Brumder v Motornet Service and Repairs Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Brumder v Motornet Service and Repairs Ltd and another [2013] EWCA Civ 195; [2013] WLR (D) 102

“In a personal injury claim, it did not lie in the mouth of a claimant who was a defendant company’s sole director and shareholder to assert that the company had not proved that it had done all it could to ensure compliance with safety regulations when it was only through the claimant that the company could act. In such a case the company would be entitled to raise a defence to that effect.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2013

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Regina (Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum and others) v Wycombe District Council – WLR Daily

Posted March 18th, 2013 in judicial review, law reports, local government, planning by sally

Regina (Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum and others) v Wycombe District Council [2013] EWHC 513 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 101

“Section 61G(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as inserted, required a local planning authority, in determining an application for a neighbourhood area, to consider whether the area proposed was appropriate, after considering the specific factual and policy matrix that existed in an individual case.”

WLR Daily, 13th March 2013

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Regina v F – WLR Daily

Posted March 18th, 2013 in appeals, criminal procedure, jurisdiction, law reports, witnesses by sally

Regina v F [2013] WLR (D) 100

“The requirement to inform the Crown Court immediately of a prosecutor’s intention to appeal against a preliminary ruling arose when the ruling was formally given and not on earlier communication by e-mail of the conclusion which the trial judge had reached.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2013

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Facilitating the Return of Abducted Children – The judgment of the European Court of Human Rights – Family Law Week

Posted March 18th, 2013 in child abduction, damages, France, human rights, news by sally

“Esther Lieu, a Pupil at Coram Chambers, and Adam Weiss, Legal Director, The AIRE Centre, explain the ECtHR’s recent decision in Raw v France which considered, amongst other matters, the enforcement of court orders and the circumstances in which a parent could represent their children in Strasbourg proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 18th March 2013

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Update from the Chairman – The Bar Council

Posted March 18th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, fees, legal aid, news, public interest by sally

“These are remarkably difficult times for all the publicly-funded Bar. Whilst there is great concern and unrest at the criminal Bar, civil and family practitioners will see entire practice areas removed from the scope of legal aid in just a few weeks. The Bar Council has to watch and protect the interests of all practitioners.”

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The Bar Council, 15th March 2013

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The Cost of Care……The position following the Tower Hamlets decision – Family Law Week

“Jacqui Thomas, barrister of 37 Park Square Chambers, Leeds, considers the implications of the recent Tower Hamlets judgment for the cost of kinship care.”

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Family Law Week, 17th March 2013

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BSB’s monitoring programme improves compliance, shows new report – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 18th, 2013 in barristers, complaints, consultations, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

“A new report published recently by the Bar Standards Board shows the benefits of its recent monitoring programme.”

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Bar Standards Board, 15th March 2013

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Streamlined employment tribunal system will “weed out weak claims” says Government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2013 in claims management, employment tribunals, fees, news, striking out by sally

“The Government has set out plans to ‘streamline’ the employment tribunal system, which will include a new power to ‘strike out’ claims with little chance of success before they proceed to a full hearing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2013

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Activist ‘shocked’ at conviction for yelling at David Cameron – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2013 in costs, demonstrations, fines, harassment, news, public order by sally

“A woman has described her shock after being found guilty of a public order offence for telling David Cameron he had ‘blood on his hands’.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2013

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‘Unbundling’ the new craze as lawyer-backed family mediation service launches – Legal Futures

Posted March 18th, 2013 in dispute resolution, divorce, fees, legal aid, legal representation, news by sally

“A lawyer-backed service that supports divorcing couples during mediation, charging fixed fees to halve the cost, is being billed as a possible lifeline for family legal aid lawyers after 1 April.”

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2013

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Article 8, Undue Influence and much, much more… – NearlyLegal

“The recent case of Birmingham CC v Beech contains a wealth of legal issues but sadly for the Defendant, none of them was decided in her favour. Mrs Beech’s parents had been joint tenants of a 3 bedroom property at 31 Tilshead Close, Birmingham since 1967. Mrs B’s father passed away in 1994 and her mother succeeded to the tenancy. Mrs B moved in to the property with her new partner in 2007 in order to provide care for her mother. Between 2008 and 2009, five offers of accommodation were made to Mrs B and these were refused for a variety of reasons. Mrs B’s request for her name to be added to the tenancy for Tilshead Close was also refused.”

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NearlyLegal, 17th March 2013

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Prisoners charge £200 to take speeding points – Daily Telegraph

“Prison inmates are offering to take points for motorists caught speeding as part of a thriving scam, the Daily Telegraph has learned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2013

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Supreme Court could use secret evidence in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

“The Supreme Court could use secret evidence in a ruling for the first time in a landmark case this week despite previously banning such material from civil courts.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2013

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Manipulation of NHS figures to become criminal offence – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2013 in criminal responsibility, fraud, hospitals, news, statistics by sally

“Fiddling figures from NHS hospitals will become a criminal offence, Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, is to announce.”

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the Guardian, 16th March 2013

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