IPO is training prosecutors on IP crime – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 24th, 2011 in counterfeiting, Crown Prosecution Service, intellectual property, news by sally

“Crown prosecutors are receiving special training from intellectual property experts on how to construct legal cases against counterfeiters and pirates, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th August 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Taxi man sentenced for fall death – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2011 in careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A taxi driver sobbed as he received a suspended prison sentence today after a teenage passenger fell out of his moving vehicle and died.”

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The Independent, 24th August 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care Home Conviction quashed, raising question over Mental Capacity Act offence – 23 Essex Street

Posted August 24th, 2011 in care homes, mental health, negligence, news by sally

“The owner of a care home, Annette Hopkins, represented by Kate Lumsdon (23es) and Barry McElduff (2KBW), had her conviction for negligence quashed by the Court of Appeal, who cast doubt over the viability of the offence created by the Mental Capacity Act 2005: R v Hopkins and Priest [2011]EWCA Crim 1513. The Court of Appeal, quashing the conviction on other grounds, held that in its view the offence as drafted failed the test of sufficient certainty. The Court was however bound by precedent: R v Dunn [2010] EWCA Crim 2935.”

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23 Essex Street, 17th August 2011

Source: www.23es.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 24th, 2011 in law reports by sally

High court (Queen’s Bench Division)

IG Index Plc v Leung -Cheun & Ors [2011] EWHC 2212 (QB) (17 August 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bielecki v The Director of Public Prosecutions [2011] EWHC 2245 (Admin) (23 August 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 24th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Education Act 2002 (Commencement No. 14) (Wales) Order 2011

The School Performance and Absence Targets (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Head Teacher’s Report to Parents and Adult Pupils (Wales) Regulations 2011

The School Information (Wales) Regulations 2011

The National Curriculum (Amendments to the Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 Assessment Arrangements) (Wales) Order 2011

The School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Pupil Information (Wales) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Bar Council Welcomes Confirmation That Pupillage Offer Date Will Not Be Deferred – The Bar Council

Posted August 24th, 2011 in barristers, news, pupillage by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today welcomed the confirmation from the Bar Standards Board (BSB) that the date from which pupillages may be formally offered will not be deferred from Tuesday 2 August 2011, and will go ahead as planned.”

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The Bar Council, 28th August 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Who, What, Why: Is it legal to eat wild birds? – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2011 in birds, environmental protection, food, news by sally

“A pub has stopped selling wild bird on its menu – in the form of rook salad – on police advice. So what is the legality of such dishes?”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Unemployed offenders face tougher work in the community – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2011 in benefits, community service, news, sentencing, unemployment by sally

“Unemployed offenders face a full week of unpaid work, including the possibility hard manual labour, under plans to toughen community penalties as an alternative to prison. Instructions will be issued to courts by the Ministry of Justice, urging them to make sure unemployed offenders sentenced to the ‘community payback’ programme work a minimum of 28 hours over a four-day week. They will spend the fifth day looking for work or face losing their jobseekers’ allowance.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK riots: 16-year-old accused of inciting riot on Facebook loses anonymity – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2011 in anonymity, incitement, internet, news, public interest, violent disorder by sally

“A 16-year-old boy accused of trying to incite a riot via Facebook is believed to be the first youth allegedly involved in the violence to be named after a court lifted reporting restrictions protecting his anonymity.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man had part of brain removed in error – The Guardian

“A former paramedic is seeking compensation and an investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) after part of his brain was removed in error by an NHS surgeon.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Newport shooting: Darren Williams case referred to IPCC – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2011 in complaints, domestic violence, news, police, violence by sally

“The case of a Newport gunman who shot his wife and two others in a hair salon, and was later found dead, has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hunting ban put to test as four face court in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2011 in animal cruelty, hunting, news, prosecutions by sally

“Four members of the same hunt are set to appear in court charged with deliberately setting their dogs on foxes, in what will amount to the biggest test yet for the hunting ban.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th August 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Barristers seek to extend public access rights – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 24th, 2011 in barristers, legal aid, news by sally

“Public access barristers could be allowed to accept direct instructions from clients eligible for legal aid, under proposals being considered by the Bar Standards Board.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Is a new asylum facility simply child detention under another name? – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2011 in asylum, charities, children, detention, news by sally

“A new ‘pre-departure accommodation centre’ is expected to open its doors to failed asylum seekers and their children next week. The converted special needs school in Pease Pottage, West Sussex, will house families for up to a week, before they are forcibly removed from the UK. The new facility follows the closure of the family unit of the controversial Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, in Bedfordshire. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) insists that the Pease Pottage ‘family-friendly’ accommodation will only be used ‘as a last resort where families resolutely fail to comply [to leave the UK?]’.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquiry after restrained man dies – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2011 in death in custody, inquiries, news, police, restraint by sally

“An investigation has been launched by the police watchdog following the death of a man who was restrained using pepper spray.”

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The Independent, 23rd August 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk