Al-Sweady Inquiry: Iraq unlawful killings claims dropped – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2014 in armed forces, inquiries, Iraq, news, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Claims that UK soldiers unlawfully killed Iraqi civilians in 2004 have not been supported by evidence heard by a public inquiry into their deaths, lawyers for their families have said.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2014

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ICO fines police force £100k over information left in former station – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 20th, 2014 in data protection, documents, fines, news by tracey

‘A police force has been fined £100,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office after confidential information – including interview videotapes – was left in the basement of a former police station.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th March 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Chancery Division to pilot fixed-length trials from May – Litigation Futures

Posted March 20th, 2014 in case management, news, pilot schemes, time limits, trials by tracey

‘A pilot of fixed-ended trials will begin in the Chancery Division in less than six weeks’ time – and parties have been warned that they may be given just 24 hours’ notice that they are to be included in it.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th March 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Death of Jimmy Mubenga – Charging decisions following inquest – CrimeLine

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed the evidence relating to the tragic death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010. We had previously decided in July 2012 that no charges should be brought in relation to Mr Mubenga’s death. In accordance with a memorandum of understanding between prosecutors, coroners and the police, the case was reconsidered by the CPS following the verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest. All new evidence from the inquest was taken into account during this review. In accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the decision now is that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig to be prosecuted for manslaughter.’

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CrimeLine, 20th March 2014

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Deprivation of Liberty Defined by the Supreme Court: a difference of views concerning deprivation of liberty of disabled persons – Garden Court Chambers Blog

‘Tim Baldwin comments on today’s Supreme Court judgment regarding the deprivation of liberty of people with disabilities.

This note concerns the case of P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) (Appellant) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another (Respondents); P and Q (by their litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)(Appellants) v Surrey County Council (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 19 handed down on the 19 March 2014.’

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Garden Court Chambers Blog, 19th March 2014

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

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Information held in electronic databases not property which can be possessed, rules UK court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 20th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, data protection, news, publishing by tracey

‘Information stored electronically does not constitute property which someone can exercise possession of, judges in the UK have ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 20th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Hydrocarbon Oil Duties (Reliefs for Electricity Generation) (Amendments for Carbon Price Support) Regulations 2014

The Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Value Added Tax (Increase of Registration Limits) Order 2014

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Tuberculosis (England) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Export Control (Amendment) Order 2014

The Warm Home Discount (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): Coll v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in law reports, prisons, release on licence, sex discrimination, women by tracey

Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening): Coll v Secretary of State for Justice (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening); [2013] EWHC 4077 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  136

‘The Secretary of State for Justice had not discriminated, directly or indirectly, in the performance of his functions of providing approved premises for women released from prison on licence.’

WLR daily 19th December 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Posted March 20th, 2014 in appeals, law reports, local government, planning by tracey

Regina (Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum and others) v Wycombe District Council: [2014] EWCA Civ 228;  [2014] WLR (D)  134

‘The power given to a local planning authority by section 61G(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as inserted) to determine whether a specified area was “an appropriate area” to be designated as a neighbourhood area necessarily conferred on the authority a broad discretion. The purpose of such designation was to define the area within which a neighbourhood forum (outside the area of a parish council) was authorised to exercise certain planning powers: the making of a neighbourhood plan and/or a neighbourhood development order, so that determining appropriateness might require regard to be had to a wide range of planning considerations.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted March 20th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, human tissue, law reports, time limits, widows by tracey

Warren v Care Fertility (Northampton) Ltd and another: [2014] EWHC 602 (Fam);  [2014] WLR (D)  135

‘Pursuant to section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998, regulation 4(3)(b) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009 was required to be construed in a purposive way so as to ensure compatibility with rights under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

 

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 20th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council & Anor [2014] UKSC 19 (19 March 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Keyu & Ors v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 312 (19 March 2014)

Tan v Choy [2014] EWCA Civ 251 (19 March 2014)

HM Revenue and Customs v The Executors of Lord Howard of Henderskelfe [2014] EWCA Civ 278 (19 March 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Apex Global Management Ltd & Anor v FI Call Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 779 (Ch) (19 March 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Mensah (t/a 37 Days 3 Hours 9 Minutes Creative) v Darroch & Ors [2014] EWHC 692 (QB) (19 March 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Spiralling out of control: can Jackson reforms reign in family fees? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 20th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, costs, divorce, family courts, fees, news by tracey

‘Despite the strictures of the Family Proceedings Rules and subsequent practice directions, disproportionate costs still seem to arise on an all too common basis.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th March 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Bedale woman fined for Le Vell trial tweet – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2014 in anonymity, costs, fines, internet, news, sexual offences, trials, victims by tracey

‘A woman who tweeted the identity of the alleged victim in the trial of Coronation Street’s Michael Le Vell has been fined.’

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BBC News, 20th 2014

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Disabled girl ‘lost in the system’ by Birmingham City Council for four years – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2014 in children, disabled persons, news, ombudsmen, reports, social services by tracey

‘Birmingham City Council “singularly failed” a disabled child “lost in the system” for more than four years, the Local Government Ombudsman has ruled.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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