Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted September 28th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 4, Savings, Consequential, Transitional, Transitory and Incidental Provisions and Revocation) Order 2010 (Amendment) Order 2010

The Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 (Commencement No. 2, Transitional Provisions and Savings) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Education (Prescribed Public Examinations) (England) Regulations 2010


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 28th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Boutell, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 2054 (19 August 2010)

M (A Child), Re [2010] EWCA Civ 1030 (12 August 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

Sandler v Sandler & Anor [2010] EWHC 1415 (Fam) (18 June 2010)


Debt management firms warned of closure by OFT – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2010 in advertising, consumer protection, debts, news by sally

“More than 100 companies could lose their licence unless they comply with OFT rules after the watchdog discovered misleading advertising and poor advice were rife.”

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The Guardian, 28th September 2010


Lord Goldsmith questions the MoD’s practices in Iraq – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2010 in armed forces, attorney general, illegality, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The former Labour government’s top legal adviser during the Iraq war has questioned whether the British military justice system is fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2010


Email leak being investigated at law firm that pursues filesharers – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2010 in copyright, data protection, internet, law firms, news by sally

“The UK information commissioner is investigating the leak of thousands of emails containing personal information from the controversial solicitors’ firm ACS:Law after the company’s website came under sustained attack by online activists.”

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The Guardian, 27th September 2010


Court napping, the magistrate who fell asleep at the bench – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2010 in judicial appointments commission, magistrates, news, professional conduct by sally

“A magistrate has been removed from office after he fell asleep on the bench, causing an assault trial to collapse, the Office for Judicial Complaints said yesterday.”

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The Independent, 28th September 2010


Sara Payne welcomes ‘Sarah’s Law’ move into Sussex – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2010 in criminal records, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“The mother of Sarah Payne has welcomed the introduction of ‘Sarah’s Law’ in Sussex, the county where her daughter was murdered by a paedophile in 2000.”

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BBC News, 28th September 2010