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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Pre-signing abortion forms is illegal, General Medical Council admits – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in abortion, consent, crime, doctors, documents, illegality, news by tracey

‘More than 60 doctors who pre-signed abortion forms without knowing anything about the women concerned did break the law, the head of the General Medical Council admitted last night as pressure grew on police to investigate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2014

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Paedophiles to be treated as terrorists under new crackdown – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2014 in child abuse, documents, internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, terrorism by sally

‘Paedophiles will be handed the same treatment as terrorists under a crackdown on child abuse to be included in the Queen’s speech.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2014

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Documents remained privileged when they were sent on to third party’s work email address, High Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

‘Highly confidential documents that were subject to legal professional privilege (LPP) did not lose this status when they were emailed by a party to his girlfriend, who then forwarded them to and accessed them through her work email account, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2014

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Court of Appeal upholds Honda’s liability for workplace pensions caused by faulty legal documents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 24th, 2014 in appeals, documents, employment, news, pensions by tracey

‘A recent Court of Appeal decision committing car company Honda to between £47 million and £70m in additional pension scheme benefits due to a mistake in one of the documents is “another lesson in the importance of getting pension scheme documents right”, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd April 2014

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Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in documents, estoppel, execution, law reports, pensions by sally

Briggs and others v Gleeds (Head Office) and others [2014] EWHC 1178 (Ch); [2014] WLR (D) 174

‘A representation of law could found an estoppel by representation. Estoppel could not be invoked where a document did not even appear to comply with the requirements of section 1(3) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 on its face or where a document needed to be executed by partners and was stated to be signed, sealed and delivered by each partner but none of those signatures were witnessed. Accordingly members of a pension scheme were not estopped from denying that defective deeds were validly executed.’

WLR Daily, 15th April 2014

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No implied copyright licence following takeover, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, copyright, documents, forgery, licensing, news by tracey

‘A businessman who forged a document and lied about its authenticity has won a legal battle against a major financial institution over copyright.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 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

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Children separated from their families by courts must know why – Daily Telegraph

‘Children separated from their parents in secret family court judgments must be able to find out the reasons for the court’s decisions when they grow up, the most senior family judge has said. Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, said it was “great concern” that the judgments of all family court judges were not routinely transcribed and published.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2014

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Regina (Evans) v Attorney General – WLR Daily

Regina (Evans) v Attorney General; [2014] EWCA Civ 254;  [2014] WLR (D)  124

‘The issue of a certificate by the Attorney General, an accountable person under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, of a certificate under section 53(2) of the Act so as to override and render ineffective a decision of an independent and impartial tribunal required more than that he merely disagreed with the tribunal’s determination. Examples of what would suffice were that there had been a material change of circumstances since the tribunal’s decision or that it was clearly flawed in fact or in law.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

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Privilege and reporting the contents of documents read by the court – Legal Week

Posted February 28th, 2014 in defamation, documents, law reports, news, privilege by sally

‘The fair and accurate reporting of court proceedings has long been protected from libel action by the defence of privilege. Contemporaneous fair and accurate reports of court proceedings in public are now protected by absolute privilege and other fair and accurate reports by qualified privilege. In the former case no libel action can be brought, in the latter an action will only succeed if malice is proved.’

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Legal Week, 27th February 2014

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Papers about Profumo scandal man ‘should be public’ – BBC News

‘A decision to keep documents relating to a man who was at the centre of the Profumo sex scandal hidden should be overturned, a leading lawyer has said. The Information Commissioner is to be asked to overrule a decision by the National Archives to keep the documents about the trial of Stephen Ward hidden.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2014

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Detained David Miranda loses legal battle – BBC News

‘David Miranda has lost his legal challenge over his detention at Heathrow Airport under anti-terrorism powers.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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Use of disclosed documents – Panopticon

Posted February 10th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, closed material, disclosure, documents, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The important general principle is of course that a party to whom a document has been disclosed in litigation may use that document only for the purpose of the proceedings in which it is disclosed. There are, nonetheless, three significant exceptions to that principle, set out in CPR r31.22(1).’

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Panopticon, 7th February 2014

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Freedom of Information: But What is Information? The Upper Tribunal Opines – Panopticon

Posted January 29th, 2014 in appeals, disclosure, documents, freedom of information, interpretation, news, tribunals by sally

‘We all know that section 1 gives us a right to request information from listed public authorities, but what does “information” mean? Information is defined by section 84 of FOIA (“‘information’ (subject to sections 51(8) and 75(2)) means information recorded in any form”). This somewhat opaque definition has generally been treated as meaning that a request is for information. It is not for copies of documents. If the public authority wants to type out the document in a different format, they can, so long as the information contained within that document is provided.’

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Panopticon, 28th January 2014

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Trains, pains and allegations: fairness in medical misconduct cases – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This appeal by Dr Chhabra was concerned with the roles of the case investigator and the case manager when handling concerns about a doctor’s performance under the disciplinary procedures introduced over eight years ago for doctors and dentists in the National Health Service. The national policy framework is known as ‘Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS’ (MHPS), which the Trust had implemented through its own policies.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2014

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Amritsar massacre: David Cameron launches inquiry into ‘SAS involvement’ in 1984 Golden Temple killings – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2014 in armed forces, documents, India, inquiries, news by tracey

‘David Cameron says he has launched an urgent investigation after previously secret documents appeared to show possible SAS involvement in the 1984 Amritsar massacre.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2014

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Police chief issues partial apology over Lawrence whistleblower documents – The Guardian

‘A police chief has issued a partial apology over his attempt to force Channel 4 to hand over documents about a whistleblower who revealed how undercover officers infiltrated the campaign to bring the killers of Stephen Lawrence to justice.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2014

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E-disclosure: 2014 & beyond – New Law Journal

Posted January 7th, 2014 in disclosure, documents, news by sally

‘Mark Surguy, Rob Jones & Tracey Stretton predict where law, technology & business are going in 2014 when it comes to e-disclosure.’

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New Law Journal, 6th January 2013

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