Ricin trial illustrates the importance of juries – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2010 in juries, news, terrorism by sally

“It is five years since the jurors filed back into the Old Bailey to give their verdict in what has become known as the ‘ricin plot’ trial. After a six-month trial, 17 days of deliberations, and an estimated £20m of taxpayers’ money, four defendants were acquitted and the fifth was found guilty of the lesser charge of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.”

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The Guardian, 13th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Fewer attackers jailed’ under new sentencing guidelines – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2010 in assault, news, sentencing by sally

“Thousands of attackers will be allowed to walk free from court under proposed new guidelines for assault cases, the Sentencing Council said today.”

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The Independent, 13th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 13th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Broda Agro Trade (Cyprus) Ltd v Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH [2010] EWCA Civ 1100 (11 October 2010)

Haringey Independent Appeal Panel v M, R (on the application of) [2010] EWCA Civ 1103 (12 October 2010)

Oceanconnect UK Ltd & Anor. v Angara Maritime Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1050 (12 October 2010)

Pieretti v London Borough of Enfield [2010] EWCA Civ 1104 (12 October 2010)

Mölnlycke Health Care AB & Anor v BSN Medical Ltd & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1053 (12 October 2010)

SO, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham [2010] EWCA Civ 1101 (12 October 2010)

Yollari & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Transport & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1093 (12 October 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Loizou, R (on the application of) v Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2010] EWHC 2523 (Admin) (11 October 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Dhamija & Anor v Sunningdale Joineries Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 2396 (TCC) (12 October 2010)

William McIlroy Swindon Ltd & Anor v Quinn Insurance Ltd [2010] EWHC 2448 (TCC) (12 October 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 13th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Legislative Reform (Licensing) (Interim Authority Notices etc) Order 2010

The Premium Savings Bonds (Amendment etc) Regulations 2010

The Financial Services Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Order 2010

The Disabled People’s Right to Control (Pilot Scheme) (England) Regulations 2010

The Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

College of Law backs proposals to open up tuition fees market – Legal Week

Posted October 13th, 2010 in fees, legal education, news by sally

“The College of Law has thrown its support behind Lord Browne’s review of student funding, which could see the removal of the cap on UK university fees.”

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Legal Week, 12th October 2010


Three found guilty of Halloween hat murder – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2010 in murder, news by sally

“Three men were facing life sentences today for killing an IT expert after snatching his girlfriend’s Halloween hat.”

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The Independent, 12th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Illegal fertility company owners given suspended prison sentence – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2010 in assisted reproduction, embryology, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

“Two men who netted £250,000 after providing women with access to sperm through an illegal fertility company were spared an immediate jail term today.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk