Equality Act will spark a ‘wave’ of work claims – The Lawyer

Posted October 11th, 2010 in employment, equality, news by sally

“Lawyers predict that he implementation of the Equality Act will lead to a rise in employment disputes as they take to the courts to test the boundaries of the legislation.”

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The Lawyer, 11th October 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

High Court defamation claims soar – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 11th, 2010 in defamation, news, statistics by sally

“The number of High Court defamation claims has risen to the highest level since the Woolf reforms, figures have shown.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 11th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Housing Renewal Grants (Prescribed Form and Particulars) (Revocation) (England) Regulations 2010

The Landfill Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 11th, 2010 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench)

AMM v HXW [2010] EWHC 2457 (QB) (07 October 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

HHY Luxembourg SARL & Anor v Barclays Bank Plc & Ors [2010] EWHC 2406 (Ch) (23 September 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Aercap Partners 1 Ltd v Avia Asset Management AB [2010] EWHC 2431 (Comm) (07 October 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Legal profession ‘inherently masculine’, says report for LSB – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 11th, 2010 in equality, minorities, news, solicitors, women by sally

“Stereotyping and bias are preventing women and black and minority ethnic (BME) solicitors from furthering their careers, a report funded by the Legal Services Board has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Protect police from lawsuits, says Met chief – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2010 in compensation, news, police, rule of law by sally

“Sir Paul Stephenson, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police, has privately lobbied the home secretary to make it harder for people to take legal action against his force, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court test case to keep Islamic preacher Zakir Naik out of Britain – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2010 in immigration, Islam, judicial review, news by sally

“A Christian minister is bringing a legal test case to try to prevent a radical Islamic preacher coming to Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Burial law is threatening archaeological research, say experts – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2010 in burials and cremation, news by sally

“Severe restrictions on scientists’ freedom to study bones and skulls from ancient graves are putting archaeological research in Britain at risk, according to experts.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Magistrates order pregnant Muslim to remove veil – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2010 in evidence, Islam, magistrates, news by sally

“Magistrates ordered a pregnant Muslim woman to remove her veil while she gave evidence against her violent ex-partner.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Inquests into 7 July bombings begin – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2010 in inquests, news, terrorism by sally

“Inquests into the deaths of the 52 innocent people killed in the 7/7 bombings will begin today.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawcast168: Carl Gardner on “Monkeying with national sovereignty” – Charon QC

Posted October 11th, 2010 in constitutional law, parliament, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Carl Gardner, ex government lawyer and author of the Head of Legal blog, about the extraordinary idea being put forward by Foreign Secretary William Hague that we need to enshrine Parliamentary Sovereignty in our law. There are many dangers in doing so. There could well be *unintended consequences* and Carl Gardner says that the drafting of this legislation will need especial care.”


Charon QC, 8th October 20101

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.