Rule committee allays concern over unintended consequences of costs budgeting extension – Litigation Futures

Posted April 15th, 2014 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news by tracey

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has reassured litigators that the new version of the costs management rule coming into force on 22 April will not accidentally catch Commercial Court and other Rolls Building cases being brought into the regime retrospectively.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th April 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Expert questions UK chancellor’s proposed ‘strict liability’ criminal offence for taxable funds held offshore – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2014 in fines, imprisonment, news, proportionality, strict liability, tax evasion by tracey

‘It would be disproportionate to introduce automatic unlimited fines and prison sentences for UK taxpayers with offshore assets on which they have not paid the correct taxes, as trailed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the weekend, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th 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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Passive smoking in prison not a breach of human rights – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, detention, human rights, news, prisons, smoking by tracey

‘Smith, R (on the application of v Secretary of State for Justice and G4S UK Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 380. This case raises the question of whether it is a breach of a non-smoking prisoner’s Convention right to respect for his private life and to equality of access to such rights (ECHR Articles 8 and 14) to compel him to share a cell with a smoker.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th April 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 15th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Deutsche Bahn AG & Ors v Morgan Advanced Materials Plc [2014] UKSC 24 (9 April 2014)

O’’Brien, R v [2014] UKSC 23 (2 April 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Akzo Nobel N.V. v Competition Commission & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 482 (14 April 2014)

Beauty Star Ltd v Janmohamed [2014] EWCA Civ 451 (14 April 2014)

Honda Motor Europe Ltd & Anor v Powell & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 437 (11 April 2014)

The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue And Customs v British Telecommunications Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 433 (11 April 2014)

Yeung v Potel & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 481 (11 April 2014)

Lloyds TSB Insurance Services Ltd & Anor v Shanley [2014] EWCA Civ 407 (10 April 2014)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Singh-Mann & Ors v R [2014] EWCA Crim 717 (15 April 2014)

R v Bowman & Anor [2014] EWCA Crim 716 (15 April 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Odoi-Asare v Nursing & Midwifery Council [2014] EWHC 1151 (Admin) (14 April 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Greenclose Ltd v National Westminster Bank Plc [2014] EWHC 1156 (Ch) (14 April 2014)

Nordic Insulated Doors Ltd v Land Resources Ltd [2014] EWHC 1093 (Ch) (11 April 2014)

Primary Group (UK) Ltd & Ors v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc & Anor [2014] EWHC 1082 (Ch) (11 April 2014)

High Court (Family Division)

Luckwell v Limata [2014] EWHC 1035 (Fam) (09 April 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Uppal v Endemol UK Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 1063 (QB) (09 April 2014)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd & Ors v Essex Services Group Plc & Ors [2014] EWHC 1099 (TCC) (11 April 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

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First hearing not a case management conference, says High Court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 15th, 2014 in budgets, case management, civil procedure rules, costs, news, trials by tracey

‘A claimant has failed in a High Court Mitchell bid to argue that an initial hearing amounted to a case management conference (CMC) and should be subject to budgeting rules.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th April 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Police officer sacked over Twitter account which called force bosses ‘scum’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A police officer who allegedly sent more than 800 tweets criticising his force and called bosses “lower than slime” has been sacked. Tony Ryan, 33, was found to be the face behind @TheBritishCop – a Twitter account which claimed senior figures within Avon and Somerset Police treated “hard-working staff like garbage”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Lancashire Police cleared over strip-search Taser use – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2014 in complaints, detention, firearms, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Police were justified in Tasering two men who refused to take off their boxer shorts while being strip-searched, the police watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Man jailed for life for partner’s murder in Walworth – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2014 in domestic violence, fire, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who attacked the mother of his four children with a hammer and then set her on fire has been jailed for life by a judge at the Old Bailey.’

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BBC News, 14th April 2014

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Don’t email in capital letters, court tells ‘insensitive’ father in custody dispute – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in contact orders, electronic mail, news, parental rights by tracey

‘An “insensitive” father banned by the courts from seeing his children has been warned by a judge not to type his emails to them in capitals – because it looks like he is shouting.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Chicken breeder faces court over noisy cockerel – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2014 in animals, news, noise, prosecutions by tracey

‘A chicken breeder is being prosecuted after villagers complained her crowing cockerel keeps them awake at night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th April 2014

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EVENT: UCL – IBIL: Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture 2014 – Culture of the Public Domain – A Good Thing?

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Prof. Hugh Hansen is a Professor of Law at Fordham Law School, where he teaches courses in IP Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law and EU and International Intellectual Property Law. He also taught U.S. Constitutional Law for over 25 years. He is the founder and director of both the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute and the Fordham Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law and Policy, now in its 22nd year. Managing Intellectual Property magazine named him in 2010 and again in 2013 as one of the 50 most influential people in IP in the world. In doing so it characterized him as an “IP provocateur” and “the ringmaster who pulls together one of the IP world’s must-attend events.” In 2007, Chief Judge Paul Michel of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit presented Prof. Hansen with an award for “his contribution to the legal community’s understanding of international intellectual property law.” ‘

Date: 25th June 2014, 6.00-7.15pm

Location: UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre, UCL Main Campus, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: Modern Law Review 2014 Chorley Lecture – The Constitutional Imagination

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Chorley Lecture is an annual lecture inaugurated in 1972 and named in honour of Lord Chorley of Kendal, the founding editor of The Modern Law Review. The Lecture, which is normally delivered in late May or early June at the London School of Economics & Political Science, is the most important occasion in the calendar of The Modern Law Review. A version of the lecture is subsequently published as the lead article in the January issue of the following year’s Review.’

Date: 17th June 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, Od Building, London School of Economics

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Priests of the Law: Royal Justices and Legal-Literary Culture in 13th-Century England

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Organised with the London Legal History Seminar.’

Date: 23rd May 2014, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – National Security and Public Health: Exceptions to Human Rights?

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Keynote Speaker: Professor Malcolm Dando, Professor of International Security, University of Bradford, on “Threats of dual use biomedical research – when national security and public health collide”.

NATIONAL SECURITY PANEL

Chair: Dr Peter Lee
Dr Dina Hadad: “States of Exception and National Security: Exceptional Threat vs. Exceptional Rights”
Dr Myriam Feinberg: “Conflicts of Sovereignty in International Counterterrorism: the Kadi Case”
Solon Solomon: “National Security Debates in the Framework of Israeli Constitutionalism”
Dimitrios Kagiaros: “The Assessment of Damage to National Security in Disclosures from Whistleblowers in the Security and Intelligence Community in the UK”
Professor Jonathan Hafetz: “Targeted Drones Strikes and the Future of International Human Rights”

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS PANEL

Chair: Dr John Coggon
Dr Brigit Toebes: “The Right to Health, National Security and Public Health: An Uneasy Relationship”
Dr Laura Niada: “Individual v public health in the human right to medicines: the problematic identification of ‘essential medicines’”
Dr Simisola Akintola: “Public Health versus Human Rights: An examination of the tensions between Individual Rights and Public Health in Biobanking Research”
Dr Dobrochna Bach-Golecka: “Public Health and Private Health: The Impact of EU Law on Healthcare in the Member States”
Professor Joachim Sanden and Dr Sacha-Dominik Bachmann: “The Right to Liberty and Security, Public Health and Disease Control”
Dr Andraz Zidar: “WHO International Health Regulations, the Rule of Law and the Protection of International Human Rights”

Conference Convenors: Dr Myriam Feinberg and Dr Laura Niada.’

Date: 29th May 2014, 11.00am-6.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Full Rate: £75.00, Students: £40.00.

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In the first modern biography of Lord Mansfield (1705-1793), Norman Poser details the turbulent political life of eighteenth-century Britain’s most powerful judge, serving as chief justice for an unprecedented thirty-two years. His legal decisions launched England on the path to abolishing slavery and the slave trade, modernized commercial law in ways that helped establish Britain as the world’s leading industrial and trading nation, and his vigorous opposition to the American colonists stoked Revolutionary fires.’

Date: 29th April 2014, 3.00-5.00pm

Location: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Charge: Free, registration required.

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: IALS – Methodology of Legal History

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Christopher Tomlins, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California, Irvine, Affiliated Research Professor with The American Bar Foundation, Chicago, and from July 2014, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Distinguished Visiting Fellow in May 2014 at in the School of History and the School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Organised with the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context at Queen Mary, University of London.’

Date: 13th May 2014, 3.00-5.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

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EVENT: Birkbeck – Law on Trial

Posted April 14th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Putting scientific evidence on trial, our enquiry will extend from sciences of the body and mind (including psychoanalysis and neuroscience) to regimes of criminalization, criminal justice policy and prison abolition.’

Date: Various, see website for details

Location: Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX

Charge: Free, registration required.

More information can be found here.

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Intellectual Property in the UK and Europe – Speech by Lord Neuberger

Posted April 14th, 2014 in EC law, intellectual property, news, patents, trade marks by sally

Intellectual Property in the UK and Europe (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger

Burrell Lecture for the Competition Law, 1st April 2014

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

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ICO urges app developers to respect users’ privacy – RPC Privacy Law

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance aimed at helping mobile app developers comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and ensure that the privacy of app users is protected.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 11th April 2014

Source: www.rpc.co.uk

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