Firm loses ‘partner’ employment appeal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 28th, 2011 in appeals, employment tribunals, law firms, news, partnerships by tracey

“A solicitor who was paid through a profit share rather than receiving a salary should not be classified as a partner for employment law purposes, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th July 2011



Restorative justice helps repair harm – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 28th, 2011 in press releases, restorative justice by tracey

“Lord McNally said restorative justice was ‘not a soft option’, after visiting a probation trust and a prison in Norwich to see how offenders there are being made to face up to their crimes.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th July 2011


Money Saving Expert trade mark ‘sufficiently known in the market’ to be protected, says judge –

Posted July 28th, 2011 in news, trade marks by tracey

“Consumer rights journalist Martin Lewis has won a High Court case protecting his ‘Money Saving Expert’ trade mark.”

Full story, 27th July 2011


Who will be the two new supreme court judges? – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2011 in judges, news, Scotland, Supreme Court, surety by tracey

“The UK supreme court announced this week that it was looking to recruit a couple of new judges (at salaries of £206,857). There is one immediate vacancy following the death of Lord Rodger last month, and there will be a further vacancy next April when Lord Brown retires. Who will get the jobs?”

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The Guardian, 27th July 2011


‘Red-tape challenge’ to liberate retailers from archaic regulations – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2011 in consultations, consumer protection, news, regulations by tracey

“Retailers will no longer have to hand over addresses of TV buyers to TV licensing authorities due to a red-tape overhaul. Nearly two-thirds of regulations specifically aimed at shop owners will be scrapped or reformed, as part of a bureaucratic tidying-up exercise by ministers.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2011


Nuclear test veterans set for Supreme Court appeal bid – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2011 in appeals, armed forces, compensation, news, nuclear weapons by tracey

“Veterans involved in Britain’s nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s are taking their case for compensation to the Supreme Court.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2011


Teen who killed Rebecca Aylward for a free breakfast found guilty of murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2011 in murder, news, young offenders by tracey

“Joshua Davies, 16, can be named for the first time today after being found guilty of murder by a jury at Swansea Crown Court. He lured Rebecca Aylward, 15, to a secluded wood and then used a rock the size of a rugby ball to smash her skull with at least six brutal blows to the back of the head.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2011


Facebook could threaten jury trials in UK, attorney general warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2011 in attorney general, contempt of court, internet, juries, news by tracey

“Social networking websites such as Facebook could threaten the existence of jury trials in the UK, the attorney general has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2011