After Leveson: Stephen Sedley on press regulation – London Review of Books

Posted April 12th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, licensing, media, news by sally

“The Privy Council, which will now be responsible for issuing a royal charter setting up a panel to vet the independence of a new press regulator, started licensing books in 1538. In 1557 a royal charter gave the members of the Stationers’ Company a monopoly of printing. In 1588 the anti-episcopal Marprelate Tracts (one of whose authors, John Penry, was executed for publishing them) provoked a system of press licensing which survived in one form or another, though with diminishing effect, until the last decade of the 17th century.”

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London Review of Books, 11th April 2013

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Man jailed for slashing women in Hounslow – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2013 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

“A man who slashed two women in separate random attacks in west London has been jailed for 18 years.”

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BBC News, 12th April 2013

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Data protection law is in danger of lagging behind technological change – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2013 in anonymity, data protection, news, privacy by sally

“Data processing practices are evolving faster than the law can adapt to them, according to a senior British lawyer at an international law firm specialising in data protection.”

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The Guardian, 12th April 2013

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High Court backs ban against teacher who condemned ‘homosexual lifestyle’ – The Independent

“The High Court has upheld a classroom ban on a Christian school teacher who condemned the ‘homosexual lifestyle’ in front of pupils.”

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The Independent, 12th April 2013

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Adult TV star had curfew tag removed as it would interfere with work – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2013 in community service, electronic monitoring, news, parole by sally

“An adult TV chat show has overturned a court order forcing her to wear an electronic tag after claiming it would put her out of work.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 12th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Asmeron v R. [2013] EWCA Crim 435 (11 April 2013)

JC & Ors v R [2013] EWCA Crim 368 (28 March 2013)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

ET BT and CT (Children) v Islington [2013] EWCA Civ 323 (10 April 2013)

Flatman v Germany [2013] EWCA Civ 278 (10 April 2013)

Anderson & Ors v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority [2013] EWCA Civ 321 (11 April 2013)

Patel, R (on the application of) v General Medical Council (Rev 1) [2013] EWCA Civ 327 (27 March 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Stobart Group Ltd & Ors v Elliott [2013] EWHC 797 (QB) (11 April 2013)

Vaughan v London Borough of Lewisham & Ors [2013] EWHC 795 (QB) (11 April 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Willis & Anor v Derwentside District Council [2013] EWHC 738 (Ch) (10 April 2013)

Morshead Mansions Ltd v Mactra Properties Ltd [2013] EWHC 801 (Ch) (10 April 2013)

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v ABB Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 822 (Ch) (11 April 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

R v A [2013] EWHC 692 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

A Primary Care Trust v LDV & Ors [2013] EWHC 272 (Fam) (18 February 2013)

Elliott v Ratcliffe [2013] EWHC 806 (Fam) (01 February 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Harford v The Nursing and Midwifery Council [2013] EWHC 696 (Admin) (10 April 2013)

Sanneh, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2013] EWHC 793 (Admin) (10 April 2013)

Stevens v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2013] EWHC 792 (Admin) (10 April 2013)

Durowoju v Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) [2013] EWHC 837 (Admin) (11 April 2013)

Haney, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2013] EWHC 803 (Admin) (11 April 2013)

Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2013] EWHC 802 (Admin) (11 April 2013)

Jaffar, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2013] EWHC 813 (Admin) (11 April 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Planning policy versus the UN rights of the child – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 12th, 2013 in children, environmental protection, gipsies, human rights, news, planning by sally

“As the judge explicitly recognised, this case raised the clash of two principles – how to resolve the policy-driven field of planning with the rights of family under Article 8 ECHR and of the child under Article 3 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th April 2013

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Law firms cannot be held liable for disbursement costs, rules CoA – The Lawyer

Posted April 12th, 2013 in champerty, costs, fees, news, solicitors by sally

“Firms cannot automatically be held liable for costs when they have funded a claimant’s disbursements in a failed claim, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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The Lawyer, 11th April 2013

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Sapper Mark Smith death: Coroner calls for inquiry – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2013 in armed forces, evidence, inquests, inquiries, news by sally

“A coroner has called for an inquiry to look at ‘systemic failures’ in an investigation into the death of a Kent soldier in Afghanistan.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2013

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Glatt v Sinclair (Glatt and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Glatt v Sinclair (Glatt and others intervening) [2013] EWCA Civ 241; [2013] WLR (D) 134

“A court had power to make an order permitting a receiver appointed by the court under the Criminal Justice Act 1988 to recover remuneration, disbursements and expenses for work done relating to the receivership once the receivership order had been discharged.”

WLR Daily, 26th March 2013

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Defamation bill faces fresh attack from Conservatives – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2013 in bills, defamation, economic loss, freedom of expression, news by sally

“The defamation bill, which was last month threatened with obliteration after a political row over Leveson press reforms, is once again under attack, but this time by the Tories who want to get rid of two key sections.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2013

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Legal Services Board pledges to work better with regulators – Legal Week

Posted April 12th, 2013 in complaints, consumer protection, Legal Services Board, news by sally

“The Legal Services Board (LSB) has restated its intention to work better with industry regulators following a series of criticisms by bodies including the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).”

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Legal Week, 12th April 2013

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Stobart lorry chief faces contempt trial – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2013 in contempt of court, injunctions, news, whistleblowers by sally

“The chief executive of Stobart Group, one of Britain’s biggest trucking companies, will go on trial for contempt after a whistleblower partially won a high court case against him and another executive.”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2013

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EastEnders’ Gemma McCluskie murder: Man jailed for threats – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2013 in malicious communications, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who claimed to have kidnapped a former EastEnders actress, later found to have been murdered by her brother, has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2013

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Secretly-married priest jailed for sex assault on 17-year-old girl – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2013 in abuse of position of trust, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A secretly-married priest who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in what a judge described as an ‘enormous breach of trust’ was today jailed for six months.”

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The Independent, 11th April 2013

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Mid Staffs hospital death prompts criminal investigation – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2013 in health & safety, hospitals, news, prosecutions by sally

“A criminal investigation has begun into the death of a diabetic woman at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has said.”

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The Guardian, 12th April 2013

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Teacher Amanda Whitfield who force-fed custard is banned – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, special educational needs, teachers by sally

“A teacher who force-fed custard to a special needs child has been banned following a disciplinary hearing.”

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BBC News, 11th April 2013

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Smartphone games with costly in-app add-ons prompt OFT scrutiny – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2013 in children, consumer protection, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

“Free iPad and smartphone games which can result in children running up hefty bills for their parents through expensive in-game features are to come under scrutiny from the Office of Fair Trading.”

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The Guardian, 12th April 2013

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