Museum of Liverpool pays £750,000 for blocking view – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in compensation, news, restrictive covenants by sally

“Tourism bosses have been hit with a bill of £750,000 because the new Museum of Liverpool partially blocks the view from an iconic waterfront building.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sentence for domestic violence attack doubled after appeal by Attorney General – Attorney General’s Office

“At the Court of Appeal today the Attorney General, Baroness Patricia Scotland QC, successfully appealed the sentence of a man who picked up a iron which he had heated and repeatedly held to his wife’s face, leaving it on her skin for two to three seconds. He then further attacked her.”

Full press release

Attorney General’s Office, 24th February 2010

Soure: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

River Thames pleasure boat mate jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in negligence, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing, ships by sally

“A pleasure boat crewman has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted causing the death of a passenger.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Escort girl drug doctor suspended by GMC – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in doctors, news, professional conduct, psychiatrists by sally

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been suspended for six months by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Wife attacker has sentenced doubled after intervention from Attorney General – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2010 in attorney general, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who ‘branded’ his wife’s face with an iron has had his sentenced doubled after the Attorney General personally intervened.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home Office to opt out of asylum claims EU directive – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2010 in asylum, detention, EC law, news by sally

“Home Office ministers are to opt out of a European directive which lays down minimum standards for the treatment of asylum claims because it would mean abandoning a fast-track process that leads to hundreds of asylum seekers being detained every year.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Choose women, gay and disabled judges over white, middle-class men’ – The Times

Posted February 24th, 2010 in news by sally

“Women, gays, ethnic minority and disabled applicants for jobs as judges should receive preferential treatment over white men in an attempt to make the judiciary reflect modern Britain, an official report recommended today.”

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The Times, 24th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bomb-maker jailed for three years – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in explosives, news, sentencing by sally

“A former member of a far-right group has been jailed for three years for making explosives in his home, including a pipe bomb.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Somerset man tried to smother his wife with pillow – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in attempts, murder, news by sally

“A prominent Rotarian from Somerset has been sent to prison for eight years after admitting trying to smother his ex-model wife with a pillow.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doctor Adam Osborne guilty of misconduct – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in doctors, news, professional conduct, psychiatrists by sally

“A doctor who falsified a prescription for a cocaine-addicted escort girl has been found guilty of serious misconduct by the General Medical Council (GMC).”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 24th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Richard Buxton (Solicitors) v Mills-Owens & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 122 (23 February 2010)

Franked Investment Group Litigation Test Claimants v Inland Revenue & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 103 (23 February 2010)

National Grid Plc v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 114 (23 February 2010)

High Court (Patents Court)

Intervet UK Ltd v Merial R.’s University of Belfast the University of Saskatchewan [2010] EWHC 294 (Pat) (23 February 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Moore v Hotelplan Ltd (t/a Inghams Travel) & Anor [2010] EWHC 276 (QB) (22 February 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Forest Heath District Council v ISG Jackson Ltd [2010] EWHC 322 (TCC) (22 February 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Gibson and others v Sheffield City Council – WLR daily

Posted February 24th, 2010 in equal pay, law reports, sex discrimination by sally

Gibson and others v Sheffield City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 63; [2010] WLR (D) 47

“In an equal pay claim, it was open to an employer to avoid the need for objective justification of a pay disparity if he could show that, even if the pay practice had an adverse impact on women, that practice was not tainted by sex discrimination under s 1(3) of the Equal Pay Act 1970, so that the obligation to justify the disparity objectively did not arise. However, the application of that proposition was limited and merely because there was an explanation for the difference in pay which was not directly discriminatory did not necessarily mean that the pay practice was not tainted by sex.”

WLR Daily, 23rd February 2010

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.

Ex-businessman Ian Norris to be extradited to US – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in appeals, extradition, news, price fixing by sally

“A former industry boss has lost a Supreme Court appeal in his battle to avoid extradition from the UK to the US over obstructing justice allegations.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

EU court ruling over migrant UK child benefit claims – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in benefits, children, education, immigration, news by sally

“The European Court of Justice has said some migrant families can stay in the UK and claim benefits – even if the main worker has left the country.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Orams and Another v Apostolides – Times Law Reports

Posted February 24th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Orams and Another v Apostolides

Court of Appeal

“There was no principle or public policy which prevented courts in the United Kingdom from recognising and enforcing judgments of the courts of Cyprus concerning land situated in North Cyprus controlled by the Turkish Cypriot administration.”

The Times, 24th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pitt and Another v Holt and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted February 24th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Pitt and Another v Holt and Another

Chancery Division

“A receiver appointed under the Mental Health Act 1983 by the Court of Protection was entitled to set aside a settlement made by her, as receiver for her late husband, where the inheritance tax position had not been taken into account when the settlement was established.”

The Times, 24th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bar Vocational Course monitoring visits – academic year 2009-10 – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 24th, 2010 in barristers, legal education, press releases, universities by sally

“It was agreed by the BSB’s Education & Training Committee (10 February 2009) that reports of BSB monitoring visits to Bar Vocational Course providers should be published on the BSB website from the Academic Year 2009-10.”

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 23rd February 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

FSA promises tougher line on change of control breaches – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 24th, 2010 in control orders, financial regulation, fines, news by sally

“A billion-pound property fund was fined £1,000 this week for breaching takeover rules. But a change in the law means similar offences in future could attract unlimited penalties.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th February 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Adult Social Care: Consultation Phase – Law Commission

Posted February 24th, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, social services by sally

“On 24 February 2010 we published a consultation paper on adult social care, which contains our detailed proposals for law reform.”

Full consultation paper

Law Commission, 24th February 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Social care law needs simplifying, says Law Commission – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2010 in consultations, Law Commission, news, social services by sally

“The law and duties covering social care provided by councils in England and Wales need simplifying, experts say. The Law Commission, which advises the government on law reform, said the current system, incorporating 39 different acts, was confusing.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk