Heresy! Is Contract law different when applied to Employment? Part 1: Terms – 11 KBW

Posted October 11th, 2011 in contract of employment, contracts, news by sally

“Employment contracts are distinctive. The most obvious reason for this is statutory intervention. Statute regulates both the freedom of employers to select the individuals with whom they may make contracts of employmentand the terms of employment contracts. For example, in neither respect may the employer discriminate on grounds of sex, race, disability, etc.; and the contract must provide for a rate of pay greater than or equal to the national minimum wage.”

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11 KBW, 7th October 2011


The Carver merry-go-round and assorted other attractions – Zenith Chambers

Posted October 11th, 2011 in civil procedure rules, judgments, news, part 36 offers by sally

“New rules and developments in Part 36.”

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Zenith Chambers, 10th October 2011


High Court rules computer simulations can obtain patent protection –

Posted October 11th, 2011 in intellectual property, inventions, judgments, news, patents by sally

“Computer simulations of designs are not ‘unpatentable’ mental acts, the High Court has ruled.”

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BAILII: Recent Decision

Posted October 11th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Williams, R v [2011] EWCA Crim 2126 (02 September 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

H-K (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 1100 (10 October 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Zajaczkowski v Sad Rejonowy W Malborku Poland [2011] EWHC 2433 (Admin) (02 September 2011)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Murray [2011] EWHC 2434 (Admin) (02 September 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Stratford Coin & Bullion Inc v Henien & Ors [2011] EWHC 2552 (Comm) (10 October 2011)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted October 11th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011

The Social Security (Work-focused Interviews for Lone Parents and Partners) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Welfare Reform Act 2009 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2011

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 3) Regulations 2011

The Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 2011

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fees and Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2011


26th Annual Bar Conference: Shaping the Future – The Bar Council

Posted October 11th, 2011 in barristers, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, is set to stage its 26th Annual Conference on Saturday 5 November at London’s Hilton Metropole. Offering a wide array of speakers and workshops, a diverse range of delegates will come together to consider the conference theme, ‘Shaping the future: A modern Bar for a modern market’.”

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The Bar Council, 10th October 2011


Lincolnshire PC’s flasher inquiry criticised by judge – BBC News

Posted October 11th, 2011 in evidence, inquiries, news, police by sally

“Lincolnshire police will conduct ‘inquiries’ after a judge criticised a police officer for handling her own case when she fell victim to a flasher.”

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BBC News, 10th October 2011


Pornography to be blocked by internet service providers unless users opt in – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2011 in internet, news, pornography by sally

“Subscribers to four of the UK’s biggest internet service providers will have to ‘opt in’ if they want to view sexually explicit websites, as part of government-sponsored curbs on online pornography.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2011


Child cruelty couple get five years – The Independent

Posted October 11th, 2011 in child cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A couple said to have swapped the identity of their dead baby daughter to her twin sister in a bid to cover injuries they inflicted have been jailed for five years.”

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The Independent, 10th October 2011


Nine men, a Lady and the Master – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2011 in judges, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Who will replace Lord Phillips when he retires as the Supreme Court’s president?”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2011


Man fined £75 for brushing pet dog – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2011 in dogs, fines, impersonation, litter, news, police by sally

“A pensioner was fined £75 for brushing his pet dog and leaving fur on the ground in a public park.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2011


Ofcom to investigate ITV over ‘IRA’ video game footage – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2011 in complaints, media, news, video games, video recordings by sally

“Media regulator Ofcom has launched an investigation into how ITV mistakenly included video game footage in a documentary that supposedly showed the IRA shooting down a helicopter with weapons supplied by Muammar Gaddafi.”

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The Guardian, 10th October 2011


ICO issues guidance on complaint files disclosure –

Posted October 11th, 2011 in complaints, data protection, disclosure, freedom of information, news by sally

“Organisations do not have to issue all the information stored in complaint files in order to comply with individuals’ personal data access requests, the UK’s data protection watchdog has said.”

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