Legal bid to stop export of ‘execution drug’ – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in customs and excise, death penalty, medicines, news by sally

“Campaigners launched legal action today in an attempt to ban the export from Britain of an anaesthetic used to execute prisoners in the United States.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

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Lesbian couple vow to take battle for same-sex marriage to court – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in civil partnerships, homosexuality, marriage, news by sally

“A lesbian couple have pledged to go to court in an attempt to overturn the ban on same-sex marriages after a register office refused to grant them a civil licence.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2010

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Gun control and ownership laws in the UK – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in firearms, licensing, news by sally

“Derrick Bird, who shot dead 12 people in Cumbria, had held a firearms licence for 20 years.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2010

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Police marksman in inquest ‘song titles’ probe – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in disciplinary procedures, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“A police marksman responsible for shooting a lawyer dead during an armed siege faced punishment today after it emerged that he peppered evidence about his actions with song titles.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

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Stephen Timms attacker guilty of attempted murder – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in attempts, murder, news by sally

“Police believe a gifted student convicted today of attempting to stab to death a former government minister for supporting the Iraq war is the first Briton to have been inspired by al-Qaida to assassinate a politician on British soil.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

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Derrick Bird Cumbria killings – gun rules may change – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in firearms, licensing, news by sally

“Changes to national firearms licensing have been recommended after a review into the Derrick Bird killings.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2010

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Springwell Navigation Corporation v JP Morgan Chase Bank & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1221 (01 November 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Thomas v Clydesdale Bank Plc (t/a Yorkshire Bank) [2010] EWHC 2755 (QB) (01 November 2010)

Gulf International Bank v Al Ittefaq Steel Products Co & Ors [2010] EWHC 2601 (QB) (20 September 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

London Tara Hotel Ltd v Kensington Close Hotel Ltd [2010] EWHC 2749 (Ch) (01 November 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

General Pharmaceutical Council, R (on the application of) v Ramos [2010] EWHC 2693 (Admin) (18 October 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Courts launch crackdown on fine dodgers – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in enforcement, fines, news by sally

“People who try to avoid paying court fines across England and Wales will be targeted in a month-long campaign launched by Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st November 2010

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Landlords face fines for energy inefficiency – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in energy, environmental protection, news by sally

“The government is to beef up legislation forcing landlords to pay a fine if they rent properties without proper insulation.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

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Law firms bring non-executives on board ahead of legal changes – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in company directors, law firms, news by sally

“Headhunters spot new trend in law firms hunting for directors with non-legal backgrounds as pressure over corporate governance increases.”

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The Guardian, 1st November 2010

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Government may restrict unfair dismissal claim rights – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Government’s new advisor on small businesses could recommend an increase in the length of time employees have to work before being allowed to bring unfair dismissal claims.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2010

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Portsmouth hospital kidney donor claims £14m damages – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in hospitals, negligence, news, organ transplants, personal injuries by sally

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his sick father is claiming High Court damages of more than £14m.”

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BBC News, 1st November 2010

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Prisoners to get the right to vote – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in elections, news, prisons by sally

“Coalition set to confirm it is ready to change law to remove voting ban on more than 70,000 inmates of British jails.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

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White couples ‘will be able to adopt black children more easily’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in adoption, minorities, news by sally

“White couples will be able to adopt black and Asian children more easily under Government plans, it has been disclosed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2010

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BNP members to be barred from teaching – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in news, political parties, teachers by sally

“Headteachers are to be given the power to dismiss teachers who are members of the BNP or other groups which have an ‘extremist tenor’.”

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

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Couple ‘doomed’ to be turned down as foster carers, court told – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in fostering, homosexuality, news by sally

“High court asked to clarify whether views on homosexuality are compatible with fostering children.”

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The Guardian, 1st November 2010

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