Man loses ‘right to be forgotten’ Google court bid – BBC News

‘A man involved in a £51m VAT scam has lost a legal bid to have news stories about him removed from Google under the so-called “right to be forgotten”.’
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BBC News, 30th July 2015

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R v R – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, financial provision, law reports, regulations, sanctions by sally

R v R [2015] EWCA Civ 796; [2015] WLR (D) 337

‘Neither article 9 of Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 nor regulation 10(2)(a) of the Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No 2) Regulations 2014 were contravened by an order requiring a husband, who lived in Russia and who was subject to sanctions imposed by the EU Regulation, to pay interim maintenance into his former wife’s Russian bank account.’

WLR Daily, 24th July 2015

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Bramley apple pie filling wins protected status from European commission – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in EC law, food, news by sally

‘In a nod to British baking that could warm the hearts of even the most eurosceptic person, the tangy taste of a Bramley apple pie filling has officially been awarded protected status by the European commission.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2015

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Supreme Court rules factory expansion can proceed despite flaws in environmental assessment process – OUT-LAW.com

‘Plans to extend a Norfolk factory should be allowed to proceed despite procedural irregularities, as proper compliance with the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process would not have led to a different conclusion, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2015

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European Commission sends Statement of Objections in pay-TV investigation – Zenith Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in competition, EC law, licensing, media, news by sally

‘The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Sky UK and six major US film studies (Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox andWarner Bros).The Commission has formed a preliminary view that a licensing agreement between SkyUK and the studios restricts the ability of Sky to sell its pay-TV services to customersoutside the UK and Ireland.’

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Zenith Chambers, 24th July 2015

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Supreme Court refuses relief despite legal defect before planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 27th, 2015 in EC law, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The Supreme Council has refused to grant relief despite finding a legal defect in the procedure prior to a district council’s grant of planning permission for a development, in a key case relating to appropriate assessments, EIA assessments and mitigation measures.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd July 2015

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Saga delayed: A report on the continuing West Tankers saga – No. 5 Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2015 in arbitration, EC law, injunctions, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The injustice of delay is a “long standing principle of the common law” (Moore v SSCLG [2015] EWHC44 (Admin)), at least from Magna Carta’s “… we will not… defer… Justice or Right”. ECHRs’ Art6(1) begins “In the determination of his civil rights and obligations… everyone is entitled to a… hearing within a reasonable time…” The ECJ’s West Tankers judgment seems to depart from this.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 6th July 2015

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Slaughterhouse right of appeal JR against FSA unfit meat decisions, fails – Henderson Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, food hygiene, judicial review, news by sally

‘In R (on the application of the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers and another) v Food Standards Agency [2015] EWHC 1896 (Admin), Simon J sitting in the Admin Court (judgment 2.7.15) has found that neither the governing EU Regulations, nor the EU Charter nor the European Convention (A1P1) required the Food Standards Authority to afford any right of appeal to the owners of an expensive bull carcase found, at the slaughterhouse, to be unfit for human consumption and thus disposed of as worthless animal by-product.’

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Henderson Chambers, 2nd July 2015

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Insolvency–when can secondary proceedings in other member states be opened? – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted July 25th, 2015 in EC law, insolvency, jurisdiction, news, subsidiary companies by sally

‘Restructuring & Insolvency analysis: Discussing the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) judgment in Comité d’entreprise de Nortel Networks SA, John Jessup of 11 Stone Buildings says the significant point to be taken from this case is that those who plan to open, or have opened, main insolvency proceedings can do little to prevent secondary proceedings being opened in another member state.’

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11 Stone Buildings, July 2015

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Divisional Court strikes down DRIPA communications data law – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 21st, 2015 in conflict of laws, EC law, electronic mail, human rights, legislation, news by tracey

‘R (ota Davis et al) v. Secretary of State for Home Department [2015] EWHC 2092 – 17 July 2015. When a domestic Act of Parliament is in conflict with EU law, EU law wins. And when a bit of the EU Charter (given effect by the Lisbon Treaty) conflicts with an EU Directive, the EU Charter wins. Which is why the Divisional Court found itself quashing an Act of Parliament on Friday – at the behest of four claimants, including two MPs, the Tories’ David Davis and Labour’s Tom Watson.’

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UK Human Rights blog, 19th july 2015

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Banque Cantonale de Geneve v Polevent Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Banque Cantonale de Geneve v Polevent Ltd and others: [2015] EWHC 1968 (Comm); [2015] WLR (D) 304

‘The law governing a claim in restitution was the law of the country in which the unjust enrichment took place pursuant to article 10(3) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 864/2007.’

WLR Daily, 10th July 2015

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Of Megabytes and Men: the private use exception under the judicial lens and lessons for state aid claims – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in copyright, EC law, judicial review, news, proportionality, state aids by tracey

‘On 19 June 2015, the High Court allowed a claim for judicial review against the decision to introduce a narrow “private copying” exception to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the “CDPA 1988”). The decision is of interest to EU and competition lawyers for two reasons: (1) its examination of the standard of review in public law cases with an EU law dimension and also (2) its analysis of the state aid issues which were raised.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 2nd July 2015

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New UK rules finalised on the re-use of public sector information – OUT-LAW.com

‘Public bodies in the UK must make it easier for businesses to re-use the information they hold from the middle of next month, under new regulations that have been passed by parliament.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2015

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New code of conduct on data protection for cloud service providers being scrutinised by EU privacy watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 1st, 2015 in data protection, EC law, internet, news, regulations by sally

‘EU privacy watchdogs are assessing a proposed new code of conduct on data protection for cloud service providers that the European Commission hopes will help to boost the uptake of cloud services by EU businesses.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2015

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Do you copy? UK’s new format-shifting exception found illegal – Technology Law Update

Posted June 30th, 2015 in artistic works, compensation, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news by sally

‘You buy a CD and makes a copy for use on a portable device, or for storage in a cloud service. That’s allowed isn’t it? Well, it wasn’t strictly legal in the UK until October 2014. That was when the UK introduced a new exception from copyright infringement for personal copies for an individual’s private use. Now the new exception has been found illegal in court and hangs in the balance while the courts and the UK government decide what happens next.’

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Technology Law Update, 26th June 2015

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Regina (Lumsdon and others) v Legal Services Board – WLR Daily

Regina (Lumsdon and others) v Legal Services Board [2015] UKSC 41; [2015] WLR (D) 270

‘The decision of the Legal Services Board to approve the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (“QASA”), introduced by the regulators to assess the performance of criminal advocates in England and Wales, complied with the requirements of article 9 of Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123/EC and regulation 14 of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2999), and was proportionate and lawful.’

WLR Daily, 24th June 2015

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Gay couple in fight for equal pension rights – BBC News

‘A gay man has launched a legal bid for his husband to have the same pension rights a wife would have if he was in a heterosexual relationship.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2015

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Supreme Court on EU and ECHR proportionality – back to basics – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has reminded us, in a tour de force by Lord Reed, that there is no such thing as one-stop proportionality. It varies between ECHR and EU law, and the tests of EU proportionality then vary according to the nature of the EU issue in play.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th June 2015

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UK private copyright exception ‘unlawful’, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 23rd, 2015 in compensation, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news, proportionality by tracey

‘The UK’s private copying regime is “unlawful”, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th June 2015

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Copying material for private use: is it legal? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors and others, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another [2015] EWHC 1723 (Admin). An exception to copyright infringement for private use has failed to survive a challenge in the High Court. But this may not be the end of the story.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th June 0215

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