Ofcom will take over regulation of all participation TV – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 11th, 2010 in advertising, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

“Media and telecoms regulator Ofcom will take over the regulation of televised gambling, message board and dating services which earn revenue through premium rate phone lines from September.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th June 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 11th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Geldof Metaalconstructie NV v Simon Carves Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 667 (11 June 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Judicial Authority of the Court of First Instance, Hasselt, Belgium v Bartlett [2010] EWHC 1390 (Admin) (11 June 2010)

Mullally, R (on the application of) v HMP Lindholme [2010] EWHC 1356 (Admin) (11 June 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dore & Ors v Leicestershire County Council & Anor [2010] EWHC 1387 (Ch) (11 June 2010)

Global Coal Ltd v London Commodity Brokers [2010] EWHC 1347 (Ch) (11 June 2010)

Infinity Distribution Ltd (In Administration) v HM Revenue & Customs [2010] EWHC 1393 (Ch) (11 June 2010)

Scottish & Newcastle Ltd. v Raguz [2010] EWHC 1384 (Ch) (10 June 2010)

Barclays Bank Plc v Kalamohan & Anor [2010] EWHC 1383 (Ch) (10 June 2010)

The New Northumbria Hotel Ltd (Company No. 3699960) v Maymask (148) LLP [2010] EWHC 1273 (Ch) (28 May 2010)

Omega Engineering Incorporated v Omega SA (Omega AG) (Omega Ltd) [2010] EWHC 1211 (Ch) (28 May 2010)

Numatic International Ltd v Qualtex UK Ltd [2010] EWHC 1237 (Ch) (28 May 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2010] EWHC 1392 (Comm) (11 June 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted June 11th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation (No. 3) Order 2010

The Energy Act 2008 (Consequential Modifications) (Offshore Environmental Protection) Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Ex Labour MPs and Tory peer lose expenses ruling – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2010 in expenses, false accounting, fraud, news, parliament, parliamentary privilege by sally

Three former MPs and a peer are set to stand trial over expenses fraud allegations after a judge ruled they could not claim parliamentary privilege to stop prosecution.”

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BBC News, 11th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-NHS boss jailed for £200,000 fraud – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2010 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, hospitals, news, sentencing by sally

“A former senior NHS manager who doctored invoices totalling more than £200,000 to pay for the running of her stud farm business was today [10th June] jailed for two years and nine months.”

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The Independent, 10th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge admits Court of Protection has ‘more than fair share of setbacks’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2010 in Court of Protection, judiciary, news, private hearings, reports by sally

“Denzil Lush, Senior Judge said the Government had failed to anticipate the volume of work that would ‘inundate’ the tribunal that rules on the financial affairs and medical treatment of the elderly and mentally ill, or the ‘burden’  it would place on staff.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court of Protection publishes first report – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted June 11th, 2010 in Court of Protection, news, reports by sally

“The Court of Protection today published its first report. It was set up in October 2007 and the report covers the 27 months to the end of 2009.”

Full news release

Report (PDF)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 10th June 2010

Source: www.judiciary.co.uk

Michael Jackson bodyguard in libel trial challenge – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2010 in news by sally

“A controversial decision that a high-profile libel trial must go ahead without a jury is to be challenged in the Court of Appeal today [10th June].”

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The Times, 10th June 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Vicar ‘married hundreds in fraudulent ceremonies’ – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2010 in Church of England, fraud, immigration, marriage, news by sally

“An Anglican vicar deliberately breached Britain’s immigration laws by conducting hundreds of sham marriages between Africans and Europeans, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ken Clarke sets up secret inquiry into police killing of Azelle Rodney – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2010 in evidence, inquiries, interception, news, police by sally

“A ‘secret’ judicial inquiry is to be held into the death of Azelle Rodney, an unarmed 24-year-old black Londoner who was shot by a Metropolitan police marksman five years ago, the new justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, has announced.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kingsnorth protesters compensated for unlawful police search – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2010 in compensation, demonstrations, news, police, stop and search by sally

“Three people, including 13-year-old twins, are to be paid compensation by police after they were stopped and searched unlawfully at a climate camp demonstration.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Saville inquiry: key evidence from Bloody Sunday – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2010 in armed forces, evidence, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland by sally

“The Bloody Sunday inquiry sat between April 1998 and January 2005. Much of the evidence was new, some contradictory. Here are some of the most significant disclosures.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday killings to be ruled unlawful – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2010 in armed forces, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, unlawful killing by sally

“The long-awaited report into the Bloody Sunday massacre will conclude that a number of the fatal shootings of civilians by British soldiers were unlawful killings.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2010

Source:  www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Council Chairman Sets Out ‘Radical and Progressive Vision’ for the Future of the Bar – The Bar Council

Posted June 11th, 2010 in barristers, press releases by sally

“Nicholas Green QC, the Chairman of the Bar Council, which represents over 15,000 practising barristers in England and Wales, has set out what he has called a radical and progressive vision for the future of the Bar.”

Full Press Release

The Bar Council, 11th June 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Regina v Burns – Times Law Reports

Posted June 11th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Regina v Burns

Court of Appeal

“Any right there might be to withdraw licence to a visitor to remain in one’s house and to use reasonable force to eject her therefrom could not be extended to one’s motor vehicle.”

The Times, 10th June 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk