Command Papers –

Posted October 24th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by sally

Student Visas: Follow-up, Cm 8193 (PDF)

The Student Immigration System in Scotland, Cm 8192 (PDF)

Justice and Security Green Paper, Cm 8194 (PDF)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted October 24th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The Income Tax (Manufactured Overseas Dividends) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2011

The Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment No.6) Order 2011

The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment of the Energy Act 2008 etc.) Regulations 2011

The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Income Tax (Manufactured Overseas Dividends) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 24th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Tindle v R [2011] EWCA Crim 2341 (20 October 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

SSL International Plc & Anor v TTK LIG Ltd & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 1170 (19 October 2011)

Ahmed v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2011] EWCA Civ 1186 (21 October 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kordowski v Hudson [2011] EWHC 2667 (QB) (21 October 2011)

Smith v Kempson [2011] EWHC 2680 (QB) (21 October 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Mears Ltd v Leeds City Council [2011] EWHC 2694 (TCC) (20 October 2011)

Thameside Construction Company Ltd v Arthenella Ltd [2011] EWHC 2695 (TCC) (20 October 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Micoperi SrL v The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) [2011] EWHC 2686 (Comm) (21 October 2011)


Brough v Law and another – WLR Daily

Posted October 24th, 2011 in child support, financial provision, law reports by sally

Brough v Law and another [2011] EWCA Civ 1183; [2011] WLR (D) 300

“A maintenance assessment under which an absent parent was liable to pay maintenance in respect of a qualifying child to the parent with care did not end as a result of a brief reconciliation between the parents within paragraph 16(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the Child Support Act 1991 as read with section 3 of that Act.”

WLR Daily, 20th October 2011


Family justice manifesto calls for rethink on cuts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 24th, 2011 in budgets, families, family courts, legal aid, news by sally

“An alliance of groups opposed to the government’s family legal aid cuts has published a Manifesto for Family Justice, urging MPs to reconsider the proposals.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th October 2011


Can Britain “ignore Europe on human rights”? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 24th, 2011 in constitutional law, human rights, judiciary, news by sally

“Headlines are important. They catch the eye and can be the only reason a person decides to read an article or, in the case of a front page headline, buy a newspaper. On Thursday The Times’ front page headline was ‘Britain can ignore Europe on human rights: top judge’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd October 2011


Christopher Chapman murder: Girls jailed for life – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2011 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenage girls have been jailed for life for the murder of a man during a drunken row in Northumberland.”

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BBC News, 21st October 2011


Director of public prosecutions backs right to challenge bail orders – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2011 in appeals, bail, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The director of public prosecutions has said he would welcome a right to appeal against crown court judges’ decisions to grant bail. Keir Starmer last week met the parents of nurse Jane Clough, who was stabbed to death by her ex-partner, to discuss their campaign to amend bail laws.”

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The Guardian, 23rd October 2011


‘Needless’ compensation payouts to be cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 24th, 2011 in accidents, compensation, health & safety, industrial injuries, news by sally

“Compensation payments for workplace accidents could be cut under a government drive to reduce the cost of red tape to businesses.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2011


Gun smuggling gang leaders jailed for 24 years – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2011 in conspiracy, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“Two ringleaders of a gang which smuggled guns into the UK from the United States have each been jailed for 24 years. Mohammed Tariq, 33, and Atique Arif, 32, were sentenced at Bradford crown court along with six other men who were sent to prison for up to 12 years. The gang imported guns concealed with electrical equipment including DVD players and portable radios. Police said they smuggled 13 firearms into the UK over a 12-month period. West Yorkshire police said the investigation – Operation Lapworth – began in July last year when two parcels destined for addresses in the Bradford area were intercepted at East Midlands airport. Detectives said the conspiracy began when Tariq ordered a Taser gun from an American website.”

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The Guardian, 21st October 2011


Unions launch pensions legal challenge – The Independent

Posted October 24th, 2011 in indexation, news, pensions, trade unions by sally

“Public-sector unions will today open up a new front in their battle with the Government over pension reform with a legal challenge to recently introduced rules over the way annual increases are calculated.”

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The Independent, 24th October 2011


Legal aid cuts will put domestic abuse victims at risk, law groups warn – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2011 in child abuse, cross-examination, domestic violence, legal aid, news, victims by sally

“An increasing number of victims of domestic abuse, including children, will be cross-examined in court by their alleged assailants if the government goes ahead with plans to cut legal aid, a coalition of family and children’s charities has warned.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2011