Man fined £26k over fake computer games – BBC News

“A man who sold fake computer games over the internet has been ordered to pay £26,405 following a proceeds of crime investigation.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Raleigh guilty over Nottingham forklift truck death – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in accidents, health & safety, news by sally

“Bicycle company Raleigh has pleaded guilty to health and safety lapses which led to the death of a forklift truck driver at its Nottingham depot.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

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More than 200 patients sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in class actions, doctors, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

“More than 200 patients are preparing to sue Liverpool Women’s Hospital over the poor treatment they allege they received from a doctor.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

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Boys aged 10 and 11 go on trial for rape – The Times

Posted May 12th, 2010 in news by sally

“Two of the youngest children ever to be charged with rape in England and Wales went on trial at the Old Bailey today. The boys, both aged 10 at the time of the alleged crime, are accused of forcing an eight-year-old girl to have sex with them repeatedly, in a hallway, a lift, a dustbin store and in a field near where all three children live in Hayes, West London, last October.”

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The Times, 12th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Blakelock murder suspect re-released on bail – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2010 in bail, murder, news, police by sally

“A man arrested on suspicion of murdering Pc Keith Blakelock 25 years ago has been re-released on police bail.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2010

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Man cleared of Bristol stabbings by reason of insanity – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in insanity, mental health, news, offensive weapons, wounding by sally

“A man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of stabbing 10 people on a rampage in Bristol.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2010

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Wiltshire coroner orders review into suicide – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2010 in coroners, mental health, news, suicide by sally

“A coroner has ordered police and health services to review the way they treated a patient who hanged himself after being falsely accused of a sex assault.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 12th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander Ltd, Re [2010] EWCA Civ 518 (11 May 2010)

Levicom International Holdings BV & Anor v Linklaters (a firm) [2010] EWCA Civ 494 (11 May 2010)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Kenyon v R. [2010] EWCA Crim 914 (11 May 2010)

W, C and C, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 927 (11 May 2010)

HIgh Court (Chancery Division)

Secret Hotels 2 Ltd v EA Traveller Ltd [2010] EWHC 1023 (Ch) (11 May 2010)

Dawsongroup Plc v Revenue & Customs [2010] EWHC 1061 (Ch) (11 May 2010)

John Smith & Company (Edinburgh) Ltd v Hill & Ors [2010] EWHC 1016 (Ch) (11 May 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted May 12th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Educating future mediators – Speech by Lord Neuberger, Master of the Rolls

Posted May 12th, 2010 in arbitration, legal education, speeches by sally

“Educating future mediators – speech by Lord Neuberger at the Fourth Civil Mediation Council National Conference on 11th May 2010.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 11th May 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Software company’s liability clause was not ‘reasonable’, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 12th, 2010 in contracts, exclusion clauses, news, unfair contract terms by sally

“A software company’s stipulation that customers could not take action against it for the poor performance of its software was unfair and could not be enforced, the High Court has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th May 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Regina v N; Regina v D; Regina v L – Times Law Reports

Posted May 12th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Regina v N; Regina v D; Regina v L

Court of Appeal

“The drafting of an indictment required close attention to the realities of the case and none at all to the theoretical legal possibilities which might arise. It also required careful attention to the criminality which had resulted in the case coming to trial, and to the evidence to support the allegation, the avoidance of duplication and the risk of unnecessary complications for both the jury and the judge and the ultimate wasting of scarce and valuable resources.”

The Times, 11th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Online Catering Ltd v Acton and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 12th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Online Catering Ltd v Acton and Another

Court of Appeal

“The bills of sale Acts did not apply to companies. Accordingly, a party would not succeed in establishing that a contract was unenforceable for want of registration under those Acts if the relevant contracting party was a company.”

The Times, 11th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Coombes) v Waltham Forest London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted May 12th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Regina (Coombes) v Waltham Forest London Borough Council

Queen’s Bench Division

“Section 3 of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 was not incompatible with article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 11th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Muuse v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted May 12th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Muuse v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“In awarding exemplary damages in respect of oppressive, arbitrary or unconstitutional conduct by government officials, there was no need to consider further whether such outrageous conduct disclosed malice.”

The Times, 10th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Struck-off doctor jailed for selling slimming pills – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2010 in doctors, drug offences, medicines, news, proceeds of crime by sally

“A struck-off doctor was jailed for selling slimming pills to patients across the country, police said. Sudesh Madan, 57, of Homeway, Romford, Essex, was given an 18-month prison sentence at St Albans Crown Court yesterday after previously admitting four counts of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug and four counts of supplying a controlled drug. She also asked for eight other offences to be taken into consideration. ”

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The Independent, 12th May 2010

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England fan extradited to Portugal to serve jail term – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2010 in detention, extradition, news, trials by sally

“An England football fan who was convicted after a riot during the Euro 2004 tournament will be extradited to Portugal today to serve a two-year jail sentence.”

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The Independent, 12th May 2010

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Transsexual cites human rights in call for breast enlargement on NHS – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2010 in human rights, medical treatment, news, transsexuals by sally

“A transsexual has launched a legal challenge after the NHS refused to pay for a breast enlargement operation, claiming the decision breaches her human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2010

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OFT under fire over whistleblowers after BA price-fixing trial fails – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2010 in airlines, news, price fixing, whistleblowers by sally

“The consumer watchdog’s reliance on whistleblowers as the bedrock of anti-cartel cases is under scrutiny following the embarrassing collapse of the British Airways price-fixing trial. Legal experts warned that offering immunity in exchange for full co-operation with an investigation threatened to undermine Office of Fair Trading prosecutions by giving whistleblowers influence over evidence gathering and fostering complacency among investigators.”

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The Guardian, 12th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk