Passport confiscation plan to stop ‘FGM’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2014 in anonymity, bills, female genital mutilation, news, passports by sally

‘Government sets out new measures to combat female genital mutilation, including confiscating travel documents of girls who may be at risk.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2014

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A guide to the Defective Premises Act 1972 (the DPA) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 21st, 2014 in defective premises, landlord & tenant, legislation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The DPA 1972 is an important, but often misunderstood, piece of legislation within personal injury.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th October 2014

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Dave Lee Travis sentence ‘not unduly lenient’ – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by sally

‘Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis’s three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault will not be referred to the court of appeal, the attorney general has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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Court of Appeal highlights dangers to lenders of choosing to enforce only part of a security – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, debts, enforcement, mortgages, news, repossession by sally

‘Lenders must be careful to ensure that they do not lose the right to enforce their remaining rights under a security agreement when they choose to enforce only part of it, the Court of Appeal has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2014

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PI: calculating disadvantage – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 21st, 2014 in compensation, damages, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The assessment of loss for the future earning capacity of a person suffering residual disability through injury has always been unsatisfactory. The method for calculating multipliers, multiplicands and understanding the at times unfathomable awards of the head of damages known as Smith v Manchester has been cloaked in mathematical illogicality.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th October 2014

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Who, what, why: What laws currently cover trolling? – BBC News

‘Internet trolls could face two years in jail under new laws. But how does the British legal system currently police online abuse, asks Tom de Castella.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2014

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Does Fatal Accident Legislation Treat Gay Men And Women Differently? – Zenith PI Blog

‘As currently drafted the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 could treat gay men and gay women differently. Here I look at the reason why and examine the possible solution.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th October 2014

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Can a kiss on a bus count as public disorder? – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in freedom of expression, homosexuality, human rights, news, public order by sally

‘The song was wrong – a kiss isn’t just a kiss. Or at least not on the No 89 to Blackheath, according to two passengers who say they were kicked off their London bus when the driver objected to their public display of affection.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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White collar crime reform considered – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The attorney general has revealed that the government is considering changing the evidential basis for prosecuting white collar crime.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th October 2014

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Man jailed for antisemitic tweet to Labour MP – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in guilty pleas, internet, malicious communications, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘An internet troll accused of sending an antisemitic message to Labour MP Luciana Berger has been sentenced to four weeks in prison at Merseyside magistrates court.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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Professional bodies unite to attack “chilling effect” of judicial review reforms – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives have urged peers to amend the judicial review provisions in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, saying the measures would have a “chilling effect”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2014

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Robbery sentences: Gun and knife use ‘should be penalised’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2014 in consultations, firearms, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Robbers who use or threaten to use guns and knives during crimes in England and Wales should expect to receive tougher jail sentences, new proposals suggest.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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‘Some paedophiles will never face justice’ – National Crime Agency chief – The Guardian

‘Some of the UK’s estimated 50,000 suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, according to Britain’s leading law-enforcement officer, who said that authorities had to rethink how to pursue suspects and how they could be prevented from perpetrating crimes.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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Appeal court shows its bottle – summary judgment on patent infringement – Techology Law Update

Posted October 20th, 2014 in appeals, expert witnesses, news, patents, summary judgments by sally

‘It is unusual for a patent infringement case to be decided without a full trial. A judge will normally want to hear evidence from experts to understand what people working in the relevant field would have known at the time when the patent was first filed. Recent examples of this kind of analysis can be found in Virgin v Rovi (discussed here) and Teva v AstraZeneca.’

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Technology Law Update, 20th October 2014

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Stop changing laws behind closed doors, say experts – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2014 in constitutional law, constitutional reform, devolution, news, referendums by sally

Leading members of the civic society call for the public to be involved in an open discussion on how we should be governed in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum

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The Independent, 19th October 2014

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Let’s take another look at Specsavers v Asda – Technology Law Update

Posted October 20th, 2014 in appeals, EC law, news, trade marks by sally

‘Well-known optical retailer Specsavers uses a logo composed of green overlapping ellipses overlaid with its name ( you can see their branding here). Specsavers had registered as a Community trade mark a black “wordless” version of the linked ellipses. Asda started using branding for its own opticians service that included ellipses that touched but did not overlap, overlaid with the words “ASDA” and “Opticians” in each ellipse. Specsavers sued Asda for trade mark infringement.’

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Technology Law Update, 17th October 2014

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Miners’ deafness claims against government on the rise – Litigation Futures

‘Compensation payouts to miners suffering from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are rising sharply, government figures have shown.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th October 2014

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New minicab law ‘would put women at risk’ – The Independent

‘Ministers will come under fresh pressure this week not to ease rules on minicabs, a relaxation that safety campaigners say would endanger vulnerable women.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2014

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Newcastle University student Vladimir Aust jailed over bomb scare – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2014 in explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism, universities by sally

‘A 19-year-old Russian student who sparked a major scare after making explosives in his room has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2014

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Court refuses to say if killer was allowed to stay in UK – Daily Telegraph

‘Bernard Finlay was found guilty of stabbing a mother of two to death with three kitchen knives and a cleaver in 1997.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2014

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