Queen’s Speech 2010 – Number 10

Posted May 25th, 2010 in bills, news, parliament, speeches by sally

“The Queen has outlined the Government’s priorities for the coming Parliamentary year in the Queen’s Speech following the official state opening of Parliament.”

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Number 10, 25th May 2010

Source: www.number10.gov.uk

Queen’s Speech lays out radical agenda – The Independent

Posted May 25th, 2010 in bills, news, parliament, speeches by sally

“David Cameron’s coalition Government launched its first legislative programme today – with flagship Bills on schools, political reform and a promise to scrap ID cards.”

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The Independent, 25th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Daily Star in Matt Lucas privacy payout – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2010 in media, news, privacy by sally

“Little Britain star Matt Lucas today accepted substantial undisclosed damages for invasion of privacy over articles published after his ex-partner’s death by the Daily Star.”

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The Guardian, 25th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Second James MacKeith Lecture: Torture old and new – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2010 in lectures, terrorism, torture by sally

“Read in full Justice Arthur Chaskalson’s lecture on the accountability of professionals for torture in the war against terror.”

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The Guardian, 25th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Reading transsexual loses NHS breast op court battle – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2010 in judicial review, medical treatment, news, transsexuals by sally

“A transsexual has lost her High Court battle over an NHS refusal to fund a breast augmentation operation.”

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BBC News, 25th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 25th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Ashton v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 600 (24 May 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

K/S Lincoln & Ors v CB Richard Ellis Hotels Ltd [2010] EWHC 1156 (TCC) (24 May 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Marshall and others v Deputy Governor of Bermuda and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 25th, 2010 in armed forces, Bermuda, judicial review, law reports, Privy Council, proof by sally

Marshall and others v Deputy Governor of Bermuda and others [2010] UKPC 9; [2010] WLR (D) 133

“Although, in public law proceedings, a public authority had a duty to furnish the court with information which it alone was in a position to provide and without which it would not be possible for the court to assess the merits of an issue which had been raised, that duty did not transfer to the authority the onus of proving matters which a claimant was under a duty and in a position to prove.”

WLR Daily, 24th May 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.

L’Oréal SA and others v Bellure NV and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 25th, 2010 in advertising, appeals, law reports, trade marks by sally

L’Oréal SA and others v Bellure NV and others [2010] EWCA Civ 535; [2010] WLR (D) 134

“The effect of the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European in L’Oréal SA v Bellure NVs (Case C-487/07) [2010] Bus LR 303 was that the use of comparative lists, whereby traders of smell-alike perfume products cited, for marketing purposes, the products in the market to which their own products smelt similar, was unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 24th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Indecent images man a ‘parent’s worst nightmare’ – The Independent

“A judge branded a man a ‘parent’s worst nightmare’ today as he jailed him for two-and-a-half years for making indecent images of children he met through internet chat sites aimed at teenagers.”

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The Independent, 24th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man who helped wife commit suicide will not be prosecuted – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2010 in assisted suicide, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“An IT consultant who helped his wife commit suicide to escape decades of chronic pain will not face charges because he was ‘wholly motivated by compassion’, the Crown Prosecution Service announced yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Child rape case reignites debate about putting children on trial – The Times

Posted May 25th, 2010 in news by sally

“The spectacle of two boys aged 10 and 11 standing trial at the Old Bailey accused of raping an even younger child aged 8 has reignited the debate about putting children on trial.”

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The Times, 25th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jealous husband jailed for killing wife – The Independent

Posted May 25th, 2010 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A possessive husband was jailed for life today for killing his glamorous wife after she said she was leaving him to start a new life in Las Vegas.”

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The Independent, 24th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Laws on mercy killing questioned – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2010 in euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“The eldest son of a woman convicted of murdering her brain-damaged child has called for changes in the law governing ‘mercy killing’.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Age of criminal responsibility in England is among lowest in Europe – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2010 in children, criminal responsibility, news by sally

“The case of the two young boys convicted of attempted rape highlights once more the low age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

GP locum victim’s family get payout – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2010 in compensation, doctors, news, unlawful killing by sally

“The family of a pensioner who died after he was given an overdose of painkillers by a German locum doctor has accepted £40,000 compensation.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Questioning children is not easy, but it is crucial to the truth – The Times

Posted May 25th, 2010 in news by sally

“Child witnesses frequently give evidence in criminal trials, particularly as complainants in sexual allegations, and I have been required to question many in my 16 years as a defence barrister.”

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The Times, 25th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Child rape case sparks anger – The Times

Posted May 25th, 2010 in news by sally

“Demands were made last night for sweeping reform of the way that young children are dealt with in the criminal courts after two boys aged 10 and 11 were found guilty of attempting to rape a girl of 8.”

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The Times, 25th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk