Short-selling new rules are under review – The Times

Posted September 24th, 2008 in financial regulation, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has said there will be new rules governing the practice of short-selling in four months’ time, when the temporary ban imposed last week by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on short-selling financial stocks expires.”

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The Times, 24th September 2008


Council to bury 21-year-old remains of infant without family consent – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2008 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“The remains of a baby boy that have been kept in a mortuary for 21 years will be buried on Friday without any relatives present after his family withdrew their consent for the funeral to go ahead.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2008


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 24th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

J, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 2002 (15 August 2008)

Hayes, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1998 (15 August 2008)


Young Bar Conference 2008 – Saturday 4 October – The Bar Council

Posted September 24th, 2008 in barristers, news by sally

“The Conference is open to barristers under 10 years’ Call (from Oct 1998), pupils and BVC students and is accredited with 5 CPD hours.”

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The Bar Council, 23rd September 2008


Regina v Al-Ali – WLR Daily

Posted September 24th, 2008 in appeals, criminal justice, criminal procedure, law reports by sally

Regina v Al-Ali; [2008] WLR (D) 302

“When granting leave to a prosecutor to appeal from a ruling of a trial judge in the Crown Court, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) should look rather more widely at the interests of justice than simply considering whether the appeal had a realistic prospect of success because even if the judge’s ruling were held to be wrong it would only be if it were in the interests of justice that an order should be made to resume the trial or to start a fresh trial.”

WLR Daily, 23rd September 2008


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

EU setback for workers fighting retirement at 65 – The Times

Posted September 24th, 2008 in EC law, news, retirement by sally

“UK employees hoping to keep their jobs beyond the age of 65 suffered a setback today when an adviser to Europe’s top court said Britain’s mandatory retirement age was acceptable under EU law.”

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The Times, 23rd September 2008


Public ‘unaware’ of data rights – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2008 in data protection, news by sally

“People need to be more aware of the dangers of having too much personal information stored online, the UK’s data protection watchdog has warned.”

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BBC News, 23rd September 2008