Rigorous review of youth justice published – Ministry of Justice

“A review of the Youth Justice Board and its pioneering role in managing the youth justice system has been published today.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 25th March 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Government accepts our recommendations on modernising trust law – Law Commission

Posted March 26th, 2010 in Law Commission, press releases, reports, trusts by sally

“We welcome the Government’s acceptance of our recommendations to change the law governing capital and income in trusts.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

No charges following deaths of Sir Edward and Lady Downes – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that, while there is sufficient evidence to charge Caractacus Downes with an offence of assisting the suicide of his parents, Sir Edward and Lady Joan Downes, it is not in the public interest to do so.”

Full ress release

Crown Prosecution Service, 19th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Attorney General urges new thinking on domestic violence – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 26th, 2010 in attorney general, domestic violence, press releases by sally

“The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, is urging all men to stand up against domestic violence ‘for the women in our lives.’ ”

Full press release

Attorney General’s Office, 23rd March 2010

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

English law on late payment of insurance claims is unfair, say Law Commissions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 26th, 2010 in damages, insurance, Law Commission, news by sally

“Insurers who delay paying valid claims should be liable to policyholders for any foreseeable losses they cause, a new Law Commission paper suggested this week.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th March 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Insurance Contract Law – Law Commission

Posted March 26th, 2010 in insurance, Law Commission, press releases, reports by sally

“The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission are conducting a joint review of insurance contract law.”

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Law Commission, 24th March 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Government plans libel shield for online news archives – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 26th, 2010 in archives, defamation, internet, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“The Government has outlined its plans for a reform of libel law, but said that it will not be possible to pass the proposed new law before this year’s general election.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th March 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

New code allows religious pharmacists to opt out of prescribing contraception – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2010 in contraception, medicines, news, pharmacists by sally

“The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the new industry regulator, has clarified guidelines in the revised code, which states that staff can opt out of handing out the pill or the morning after pill.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Immigrants and asylum seekers face driving licence ban – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2010 in driving licences, immigration, news, uninsured drivers by sally

“Asylum seekers and some immigrants have been banned from applying for a driving licence under changes announced by the Government.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Heathrow protesters win challenge – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2010 in airports, consultations, judicial review, news by sally

“Campaigners have won a High Court battle for further consultation into plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prosecutors to re-examine case of shot Pc Ian Terry – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, firearms, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

“A decision not to bring charges over the fatal shooting of a police officer during a firearms training exercise is be re-examined by prosecutors.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Training exercise Pc Ian Terry ‘unlawfully killed’ – The Independent

Posted March 26th, 2010 in firearms, health & safety, inquests, news, police, unlawful killing by sally

“A police officer who was shot dead during a botched ‘cops and robbers’ training exercise was unlawful killed, an inquest jury ruled today.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for grooming girl on internet – The Independent

“A man convinced a 13-year-old girl to pose nude over the internet for three years by topping up her mobile phone credit, a court heard today.  Andrew Sunman, 30, groomed the teenager in an MSN chatroom by pretending to be 19. In reality he was 26. ”

Full story 

The Independent, 25th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police failed to arrest robber who went on to commit murder, IPCC says – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, murder, news, police, robbery by sally

“Three detectives face disciplinary action over ‘clear failings’ to apprehend a wanted armed robber who went on to shoot a sub-postmaster’s son dead during a raid.”

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The Guardian, 26th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Top Yorkshire police officers face inquiryover alleged nepotism – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2010 in news by sally

“The two most senior officers in a police force that is working to solve several high-profile murders are under investigation for alleged nepotism. Grahame Maxwell, the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, and Adam Briggs, his deputy, are each accused of improperly helping relatives during a police recruitment drive.”

Full story

The Times, 26th March 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Man convicted of harassing model Sophie Anderton – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2010 in harassment, mental health, news by sally

“A stockbroker has been found guilty of stalking model Sophie Anderton by bombarding her with text messages.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Inquiry call after video evidence clears man accused of violence at protest – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2010 in evidence, news, video recordings, violent disorder by sally

“Lawyers have called for an inquiry into the prosecution of a man accused of violent disorder at demonstrations after claiming that the police delayed releasing vital video footage which proved his innocence.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Core Quality Standards to become the focus for the CPS – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 25th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, standards by sally

“Today, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, issued the first set of Core Quality Standards for the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 25th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Osborne, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 547 (24 March 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hewett v First Plus Financial Group Plc [2010] EWCA Civ 312 (24 March 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench)

Sabine v Ferrari [2010] EWHC 389 (QB) (11 March 2010)

Ternent v Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust [2010] EWHC 593 (QB) (24 March 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Chasewood Park Residents Ltd v Kim & Anor [2010] EWHC 579 (Ch) (24 March 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Technoprint Plc & Anor, R (on the application of) v Leeds City Council & Anor [2010] EWHC 581 (Admin) (24 March 2010)

West Yorkshire Probation Board v Cruickshanks [2010] EWHC 615 (Admin) (24 March 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Loyaltrend Ltd & Anor v Creechurch Dedicated Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 425 (Comm) (05 March 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Hall & Anor v Van Der Heiden (No 2) [2010] EWHC 586 (TCC) (23 March 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Kearney – WLR Daily

Posted March 25th, 2010 in appeals, law reports, national insurance, taxation, time limits by sally

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Kearney [2010] EWCA Civ 288; [2010] WLR (D) 89

“To obtain an extension of time to pay Class 3 national insurance contributions a taxpayer had to show that his failure to make the payments on time was due to ignorance not caused by his own lack of care and diligence. All relevant circumstances were factors to be balanced together to assess or evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether due care and diligence had been exercised, and if not, whether that failure had been the cause of the contributor’s ignorance of his obligation to pay the contributions.”

WLR Daily, 24th March 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.