‘Slap’ teacher’s sacking unfair – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in news, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A teacher who was unfairly sacked after his daughter said he kicked and punched her in a row at home could be awarded thousands of pounds in compensation.”

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BBC News, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dead woman’s medical records case could undermine FOI law – The Register

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in confidentiality, data protection, medical records, news by sally

“A dead woman’s medical records should not be released because a duty of confidentiality survives her death, the Information Tribunal has ruled. The decision backs an earlier ruling by the Information Commissioner.”

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The Register, 1st October 2007

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Was Diana’s death part of a secret plot? – The Times

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in barristers, special report by sally

“Human rights champion and bike-riding vegetarian Michael Mansfield talks about being an anti-establishment QC.”

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The Times, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 2) Order 2007

The Animal Gatherings (Wales) Order 2007

The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2007

The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2007

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 Commencement (No. 3) Order 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Thumbs up for ID card / Criminal record check trial – Home Office

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in criminal records, identity cards, press releases by sally

“Plans for a new service using ID cards to help make Criminal Records checks faster and more robust have been given a resounding thumbs-up by volunteers in a trial of the new process.”

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Home Office press release, 1st October 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Murray (by his litigation friends, Murray and another) v Express Newspapers plc and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in human rights, law reports, privacy by sally

Murray (by his litigation friends, Murray and another) v Express Newspapers plc and another [2007] EWHC 1908 (Ch D)

“Routine activities conducted in a public place, such as walking down the street or visiting the shops, did not attract any reasonable expectation or guarantee of privacy so that an individual who had been photographed in a public place could not rely on the right to respect for his private and family life under art 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998, absent some other special circumstance such as harassment or distress.”

WLR Daily, 7th August 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

30 lawyers, 11 jurors and one angry billionaire – Diana inquest begins – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“Slightly more than 10 years, or more precisely 3,685 days, since the road crash that killed her, the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion Dodi Fayed finally opened yesterday in a rather nondescript courtroom off an obscure corridor high up towards the back of the high court in London.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New crackdown on sex slave trade – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings by sally

“A new campaign against criminals who force trafficked women into the sex trade will be launched today.”

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The Independent, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bar Council calls on International Lawyers to counter Global Threats to Rule of Law – The Bar Council

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in international relations, news, rule of law by sally

“Speaking at a dinner to mark the Opening of the Legal Year on Monday evening, Chairman of the Bar, Geoffrey Vos QC has spoken out about the threats to the rule of law around the world. Vos said that promoting the rule of law is a fundamental instrument for forcing change in undemocratic regimes.”

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The Bar Council, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Armed police who shot Menezes ‘were warned of lethal tactics’ – The Independent

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in firearms, health & safety, news, police, terrorism by sally

“The armed police who shot Jean Charles de Menezes were briefed hours beforehand that they would be using ‘unusual’ lethal tactics and would only be deployed if officers on the ground believed they were dealing with a suicide bomber who was ‘deadly’ and ‘up for it’, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kate Middleton lawyers in threat over pictures – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in media, news, privacy by sally

“Lawyers for Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Prince William, are threatening unprecedented legal action to try to protect her privacy from the paparazzi.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK police can now force you to reveal decryption keys – The Register

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in encryption, investigatory powers, news by sally

“Users of encryption technology can no longer refuse to reveal keys to UK authorities after amendments to the powers of the state to intercept communications took effect on Monday (Oct 1).”

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The Register, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Means testing in the magistrates’ courts: post implementation review – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 3rd, 2007 in magistrates, press releases by sally

“Means testing in the magistrates’ courts was introduced on time and on budget and remains on course to deliver its projected annual savings of £35 million.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk