There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closed period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2011.
“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”
BBC News, 21st December 2010
“Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Guidance from the Lord Chief Justice.”
Judiciary of England and Wales, 20th December 2010
“Removing the blanket ban on prisoners’ voting in elections, which was required by decisions of the European Court of Human Rights to comply with the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, involved a controversial area of social policy. It was for the Government to decide on the appropriate amending legislation to be enacted to comply with the law. The judiciary ought not to construe existing statutes so as to confer on the courts the function of deciding whether any given prisoner should lose his vote.”
WLR Daily, 20th December 2010
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.
“A man who said he was setting up an airline to operate flights between London and Durham Tees Valley Airport has been jailed for fraud.”
BBC News, 20th December 2010
“Two men accused of helping Raoul Moat will face charges of attempting to murder David Rathband, the police officer shot and blinded by the former bouncer, prosecutors have said.”
The Guardian, 20th December 2010
“Rolling out virtual courts would cost more than it would save, a report found today. A pilot project, in which defendants appeared via video link from a police station for their first appearance at a magistrates’ court, cost £247 more per case than the traditional court process, the study for the Ministry of Justice found.”
The Independent, 21st December 2010