Lawyers must step up data protection measures after series of breaches, says watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2014 in barristers, data protection, documents, news, ombudsmen, privacy, solicitors by sally

‘Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, highlights a series of recent privacy breaches by barristers and solicitors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2014

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IG Index Ltd v Cloete – WLR Daily

IG Index Ltd v Cloete [2014] EWCA Civ 1128; [2014] WLR (D) 360

‘CPR r 31.22 applied to restrict the use of documents disclosed pursuant to the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2004 and, their replacement, the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013.’

WLR Daily, 31st July 2014

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PJ (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted July 23rd, 2014 in asylum, documents, forgery, law reports, legal profession, Sri Lanka by michael

PJ (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 1011;  [2014] WLR (D)  329

‘When local lawyers obtained relevant documents from a domestic court in relation to an asylum claim and thereafter transmitted them directly to lawyers in the United Kingdom, there was no basis in domestic or European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence for the general approach that there was a rebuttable presumption that documents so obtained were reliable, with the presumption capable of being displaced by evidence or submissions from the Home Secretary. Rather the jurisprudence did no more than indicate that the circumstances of particular cases might exceptionally necessitate an element of investigation by the national authorities in order to provide effective protection against mistreatment, although such a step would frequently not be feasible or it might be unjustified or disproportionate.’

WLR Daily, 18th July 2014

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Borrower wins court reprieve over £13,000 debt due to ‘illegible documents’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 17th, 2014 in consumer credit, debts, documents, news by tracey

‘ When Harry Moore was taken to court over spiralling credit card debts, he faced losing both his home and business. Mr Moore, 43, had built up a balance of more than £13,000 on an MBNA credit card, and had failed to meet repayments. His debts were passed from MBNA to a debt recovery agency, Hillesden Securities, which in November 2013 took him to court. But the case was thrown out – because the orginal agreement was “impossible to read”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th July 2014

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Lady Butler-Sloss stands down from child-abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Lady Butler-Sloss, the retired high court judge, has resigned as chair of the panel that is due to examine the extent to which public institutions failed to investigate allegations of child abuse.

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The Guardian, 14th July 2014

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Home Office’s lost child abuse files: a victim’s story – The Guardian

‘When it emerged last week that 114 files containing allegations of child sex abuse had disappeared from the Home Office, survivors began to ask questions about whether their abuse had been deliberately covered up or ignored by the authorities.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2014

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Appeal judges to hear BSB “misleading conduct” case – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal is to hear a disciplinary case which led to the Bar Standards Board being accused by Lord Justice Moses of “misleading conduct”.’

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Legal Futures, 10th July 2014

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Ex-senior judge Butler-Sloss to head child sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2014 in child abuse, documents, inquiries, judges, news, parliament, sexual offences by tracey

‘Retired senior judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, 80, has been named as the chairman of a wide-ranging review into historical child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 8th July 2014

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Home Secretary oral statement on child abuse – Home Office

Posted July 8th, 2014 in child abuse, documents, inquiries, parliament, press releases by tracey

‘Theresa May oral statement to Parliament on child abuse investigations.’

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Home Office, 7th July 2014

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Marriage certificate could include mothers’ name – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2014 in documents, equality, marriage, names, news by sally

‘Mothers’ names could be included on marriage certificates in England and Wales, under plans being considered by the Home Office.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2014

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Launch formal investigation into the lost paedophile dossier, says former DPP – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in documents, government departments, news, parliament by sally

‘Disappearance of 1980s papers handed to Leon Brittan naming senior politicians as part of Westminster child-abuse ring merits full investigation, says Lord Macdonald.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2014

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Section 13 DPA in the High Court: nominal damage plus four-figure distress award – Panopticon

Posted June 16th, 2014 in compensation, damages, data protection, disclosure, documents, news, time limits by sally

‘Given the paucity of case law, it is notoriously difficult to estimate likely awards of compensation under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 for breaches of that Act. It is also very difficult to assess any trends in compensation awards over time.’

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Panopticon, 13th June 2014

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Phone hacking trial: After eight months, jury today begins sifting the mountain of evidence – The Independent

‘They are the two words the jury in the phone hacking trial may have waited months to hear. At 3.15pm in court 12 of the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Saunders said: “And finally.”’

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The Independent, 12th June 2014

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Cyril Smith CPS files ‘must be revealed’ – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been told it must reveal details about its decision not to prosecute the former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith for alleged offences against children.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2014

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Rewriting the Register? Statutory powers and jurisdiction to amend the Register of Companies – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted June 5th, 2014 in amendments, company law, documents, news by sally

‘In Registrar of Companies v Angela Swarbrick, Maurice Moses and Craig Lewis (as Joint Administrators of Gardenprime Limited) [2014] EWHC 1466 (Ch), the High Court provides guidance on the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 which permit the removal of unnecessary material on the Register of Companies and clarifies the extent of the Court’s jurisdiction to control the Registrar of Companies’ functions in this regard. Sarah Clarke explains a decision which is likely to expand the circumstances in which the Registrar will agree to remove material.’

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11 Stone Buildings, May 2014

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Can you really divorce online for £37? – Daily Telegraph

‘Filing the papers can be cheap, but to ensure you get the outcome you want you will probably have to spend more.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2014

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Chagossians: Wikileaked cable admissible after all – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Rosalind English has summarised this unsuccessful appeal against the rejection of the Chagossians’ claims by the Divisional Court, and I have posted on this litigation arising out of the removal and subsequent exclusion of the population from the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory.’


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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th May 2014

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Isaac Stoute v LTA Operations Ltd (trading as Lawn Tennis Association) – WLR Daily

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in civil procedure rules, documents, law reports, service by sally

Isaac Stoute v LTA Operations Ltd (trading as Lawn Tennis Association) [2014] EWCA Civ 657; [2014] WLR (D) 212

‘Postal service of a claim form by the court in disregard of the claimant’s request to return the claim form to him so that he could serve it personally, in breach of CPR r 6.4(1)(b), was an “error of procedure”, within rule 3.10, and so did not invalidate service.’

WLR Daily, 15th May 2014

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L Batley Pet Products Limited (Appellant) v North Lanarkshire Council (Respondent) – Supreme Court

L Batley Pet Products Limited (Appellant) v North Lanarkshire Council (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 27 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 8th May 2014

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Tchenguiz and another v Director of the Serious Fraud Office – WLR Daily

Posted May 8th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, consent, disclosure, documents, law reports by tracey

Tchenguiz and another v Director of the Serious Fraud Office: [2014] EWHC 1315 (Comm); [2014] WLR (D) 186

‘A claimant wishing to provide independent counsel with documents which had been disclosed to it in the course of civil proceedings, to obtain advice for potential criminal proceedings, needed the permission of the court to do so as such documents could not be categorised as being “for the purpose of the proceedings” in which the documents had been disclosed within CPR r 31.22.’

WLR Daily, 29th April 2014

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