UK government failing legal duty on air pollution, supreme court rules – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2013 in EC law, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

“The UK government has failed in its legal duty to protect people from the harmful effects of air pollution, the supreme court ruled on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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An introduction to qualified one way costs shifting: New CPR 44.13-17 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted May 1st, 2013 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, damages, fees, news by sally

“In ‘part-payment’ for the loss of recoverability of the CFA success fee, Lord Justice Jackson gave Claimants a 10% uplift on general damages, which was enacted in rather peculiar fashion by the Court of Appeal in Simmons v Castle by means that can only be described as ‘judicial legislating’.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 19th April 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 1st, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

JL, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Defence [2013] EWCA Civ 449 (30 April 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd v Kaneria [2013] EWHC 1074 (Comm) (21 March 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Toughening up prisoner privileges – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 1st, 2013 in news, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

“Significant reforms are being made to toughen up the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme in male adult prisons throughout England and Wales.”

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Ministry of Justice, 30th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Ban on images of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 1st, 2013 in anonymity, injunctions, news, photography, suspended sentences by sally

“Before Jon Venables and Robert Thompson were released from custody, a court ruled that their identities should remain secret. The court granted an injunction which prevents the media or individuals from publishing images which claim to be of Venables and Thompson (whether or not it is them). The injunction is worldwide and applies equally to the internet, social media and mainstream media.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 30th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Photographers’ anger at law change over ‘orphan works’ – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2013 in copyright, internet, news, photography by sally

“Photography groups have reacted angrily to new legislation passed in Parliament over the use of copyrighted material when the owner cannot be contacted.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Overseas child abductions on the rise – The Guardian

“Cross-border legal disputes involving child abduction and custody rows have more than doubled in the past two years, according to the judicial office specialising in international family cases.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Exeter lawyer’s anti-legal aid tendering petition signed by 24,000 – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2013 in competition, criminal justice, fees, legal aid, news, tenders by sally

“A petition against proposed changes to criminal legal aid set up by an Exeter-based solicitor has attracted more than 24,000 signatures.”

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BBC News, 30th April 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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No duty to consult employees unaffected by a TUPE transfer, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 1st, 2013 in employment tribunals, news, transfer of undertakings by sally

“There is no requirement for employers to consult with employees working in a part of the business that will not be transferred to a new owner under TUPE laws, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th April 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

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Article 8 and enhanced criminal record certificates -

Posted May 1st, 2013 in criminal records, disclosure, human rights, news, police, teachers by sally

“There have been a number of Panopticon posts about the lawfulness of disclosures in enhanced criminal record certificates. The latest decision is that of Mr Justice Stuart-Smith in R (L) v Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary [2013] EWHC 869 (Admin).”

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Panopticon, 30th April 2013

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

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‘Drunk and jealous’ woman found guilty of family fire murders – The Independent

Posted May 1st, 2013 in arson, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A ‘drunk and jealous’ woman has been found guilty of murdering five members of the same family, including three young children, in a blaze following a row about a pram.”

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The Independent, 30th April 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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