Publishers lodge appeal over ruling against judicial review of royal charter – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, charters, injunctions, judicial review, media, news by tracey

“Industry takes case to court of appeal after high court rejected its application for an emergency injunction over new press regulator.”

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The Guardian, 6th November 2013

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M25 rapist Antoni Imiela denied appeal against conviction – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, news, rape, recidivists by tracey

“Serial rapist Antoni Imiela has been denied leave to appeal against his 2012 conviction for a rape attack on Christmas Day 1987.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2013

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Jimmy Savile police officers referred to IPCC – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in complaints, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

“Two detectives who dealt with a sex crime allegation against Jimmy Savile in
2008 have been referred to the police watchdog.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2013

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Holidaymaker who sued after walking into glass door in bikini wins case in serious blow to UK travel industry – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, damages, health & safety, holidays, news, personal injuries by tracey

“A holidaymaker who suffered life-threatening cuts after walking into a plate glass door in her bikini has fought off a bid to strip her of her damages award, in what it has been desribed as a serious blow to the UK travel industry.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2013

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UK firms cleared of gas price manipulation – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in competition, energy, financial regulation, news, price fixing, select committees by tracey

“Regulators have found no evidence of price manipulation in the UK wholesale gas market after an investigation.”

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BBC News, 7th November 2013

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Terror suspect who fled in burqa seeks damages from UK in torture case – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2013 in damages, fugitive offenders, news, terrorism, torture by tracey

“Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, the terror suspect who escaped surveillance wearing a burqa, is seeking damages from the government in a human rights legal challenge involving allegations of torture, it has been revealed at the high court.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2013

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More Tweet Trouble for Rooney and Nike? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 7th, 2013 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, internet, news, sport by tracey

“A tweet by ‘Wayne Rooney’ landed Nike in front of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) again last month, following a complaint by a user of Twitter that the tweet was not obviously identifiable as a marketing communication and was therefore in breach of the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) Code 2.1, 2.3 and 2.4. The ASA’s decision on this tweet is interesting in light of its previous decision in a similar case involving Nike and Mr Rooney, and is worthy of note for any lawyers involved in advising sports teams and players on devising social media policies and/or regulating their social media use on a personal level.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers,6th November 2013

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Judge refuses to recuse himself in case where expert witness was his Oxford supervisor – Litigation Futures

Posted November 7th, 2013 in bias, expert witnesses, judges, news, patents, recusal by tracey

“A High Court judge has refused to recuse himself from a case involving an expert witness who was once his academic supervisor at Oxford University.”

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Litigation Futures, 6th November 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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The disunited kingdom: England, Ireland and Scotland – CrimeLine

Posted November 7th, 2013 in constitutional history, devolution, Ireland, news, Scotland, speeches by tracey

“A Lecture to the Denning Society, at Lincoln’s Inn by Lord Sumption on 5 November 2013.”

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CrimeLine, 6th November 2013

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Tax avoiders don’t have human rights – Philippa Whipple QC – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, disclosure, HM Revenue & Customs, human rights, news, tax avoidance by tracey

“R (on the application of Ingenious Media Holdings plc and Patrick McKenna v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2013] EWHC 3258 (Admin).
Sales J has rejected an application for judicial review by Ingenious Media Holdings plc and Patrick McKenna, who complained that senior officials in HMRC had identified them in ‘off the record’ briefings.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2013

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Sexual liaisons by undercover police officers could be authorised by RIPA – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, investigatory powers, news, police, stay of proceedings by tracey

“AJA and others v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 1342. The words ‘personal or other relationship’ in the section 26(8)(a) Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 included intimate sexual relationships so that the Investigatory Powers Tribunal had jurisdiction to hear the appellants’ claims that their human rights had been violated by undercover police officers who had allegedly had sexual relationships with them.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th November 2013

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Of Superglue and Residence – NearlyLegal

Posted November 7th, 2013 in evidence, housing, news, retrials, squatting, trespass by tracey

“A prosecution under s.144 LASPO that came unstuck.”

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NearlyLegal, 5th November 2013

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Accept no substitutes – NearlyLegal

“Purewal v Ealing Borough Council (2013) CA Civ Div 05/11/2013.
This was Ealing’s appeal from a s.204 appeal brought by Ms Purewal. At the s.204 appeal, the Circuit Judge had varied Ealing’s review decision that Ms P was intentionally homeless and substituted a decision that she was unintentionally homeless.”

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NearlyLegal, 6th November 2013

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Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps – Consultation Response by Garden Court Chambers – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted November 7th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, criminal justice, fees, law firms, legal aid, news, solicitors by tracey

“Garden Court Chambers have formulated the below response to the Ministry of Justice consultation document ‘Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps.’ The response reiterates Chambers’ strong opposition to the cuts to legal aid.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 1st November 2013

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R ota Nfuni v Solihull MBC [2013] EWHC 3155 – Education Law Blog

Posted November 7th, 2013 in asylum, children, education, immigration, local government, news, universities by tracey

“In this case the claimant was a failed asylum seeker.  She had arrived in the UK at the age of 16. When she turned 18, the local authority continued to support her accommodation and education under section 23C of the Children Act 1989. This imposes after-care duties towards ‘former relevant children’, including by subsection (4) financial assistance in connection with education or training ‘to the extent that [her] welfare and [her] educational or training needs require it’. ”

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Education Law Blog, 27th October 2013

Source: www.education11kbw.com

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Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James and others (Intensive Care Society and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted November 7th, 2013 in appeals, health, hospitals, law reports, medical treatment, mental health, Supreme Court by tracey

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James and others (Intensive Care Society and another intervening): [2013] UKSC 67;   [2013] WLR (D)  421

“When an application was made for an order that it would be lawful, as being in the patient’s best interests pursuant to section 1(5) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, for life sustaining medical treatment to be withheld, the focus had to be on whether it would be in the patient’s best interests to give the treatment, rather than on whether it would be in his best interests to withhold or withdraw it.”

WLR Daily, 30th October 2013

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 7th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

The Alexandros T, Re [2013] UKSC 70 (6 November 2013)

Cotter v Revenue & Customs [2013] UKSC 69 (6 November 2013)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Japp v Virgin Holidays Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1371 (07 November 2013)

McDonald v Department for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 1346 (06 November 2013)

W (Fact Finding: Hearsay Evidence) [2013] EWCA Civ 1374 (06 November 2013)

Hunt, R (on the application of) v North Somerset Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1320 (06 November 2013)

Khakh v Independent Safeguarding Authority [2013] EWCA Civ 1341 (06 November 2013)

Stuart Bracking & Ors v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2013] EWCA Civ 1345 (06 November 2013)

AJA & Ors v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 1342 (05 November 2013)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Bor, R v [2013] EWCA Crim 1916 (06 November 2013)

Arthur v R [2013] EWCA Crim 1852 (29 October 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gafaro, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 3365 (Admin) (06 November 2013)

Elosta v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis & Ors [2013] EWHC 3397 (Admin) (06 November 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd [2013] EWHC 3362 (Comm) (06 November 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

 

 

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Delroy Catwell given life for Lylah Aaron murder – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in children, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who murdered his girlfriend’s young daughter when he was supposed to be looking after her has been ordered to serve at least 20 years in jail.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2013

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Cheating husband jailed for life for skipping rope cover-up murder of wife – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2013 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“Alan Evans, from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, will serve at least 17 years in jail for killing his wife Louise by pushing her down the stairs after she learned of his affair with Amanda Chadwick, a teaching assistant.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2013

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Father of dead baby Nico Maynard ‘was massive risk’ – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2013 in child cruelty, inquests, murder, news, social services by tracey

“The father of a baby found dead with a fractured skull had been previously jailed for child cruelty and was a ‘massive risk’, an inquest has heard.”

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BBC News, 6th November 2013

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