Review critical of Cardiff killer Leyton Williams’ care – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2011 in homicide, mental health, news, recidivists, reports by tracey

“A violent man with a history of mental illness went on to kill months after being released from prison without any supervision or care, says a report.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2011


Fortnum & Mason protesters convicted of aggravated trespass – The Guardian

Posted November 17th, 2011 in conditional discharge, costs, demonstrations, fines, news, trespass by tracey

“Anti-tax avoidance protesters from the group UK Uncut have been found guilty of aggravated trespass after more than 150 people occupied a luxury food retailer during a TUC-organised demonstration last March.”

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The Guardian, 17th November 2011


Couple jailed for ‘sham marriage’ in Cardiff – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2011 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by tracey

“A bride and groom who were arrested on their wedding day have been jailed for trying to breach immigration laws after the marriage was exposed as a sham.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 17th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dean & Dean Solicitors v Dionissiou -Moussaoui [2011] EWCA Civ 1331 (17 November 2011)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Vinall & Anor v R [2011] EWCA Crim 6252 (16 November 2011)

Carpenter, R v [2011] EWCA Crim 2568 (11 November 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Glenn & Co (Essex) Ltd & Ors v HM Commissioners for Revenue and Customs & Anor [2011] EWHC 2998 (Admin) (16 November 2011)

Kisuule, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 2966 (Admin) (16 November 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors [2011] EWHC 2988 (Comm) (17 November 2011)

Seven Licensing Company Sarl & Anor v FFG-Platinum SA & Ors [2011] EWHC 2967 (Comm) (16 November 2011)

A.K.Kablo Imalat SAN VE TIC A.S. v Intamex S.A. [2011] EWHC 2970 (Comm) (16 November 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Al Baho & Ors v Meerza [2011] EWHC 2984 (QB) (16 November 2011)



Supreme Court’s ruling on cohabitees welcomed – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 17th, 2011 in cohabitation, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Family lawyers have welcomed the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment on the division of assets between former cohabiting couples – but say the case highlights the need for law reform.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th November 2011


Expert welcomes court’s refusal to overturn arbitration award –

Posted November 17th, 2011 in appeals, arbitration, international law, news, tribunals by tracey

“OPINION: Companies can breathe a sigh of relief that the UK courts have underlined the integrity of international arbitration cases which are heard in the UK. Courts have confirmed that, largely, they will refuse to overturn arbitration awards.”

Full story, 17th November 2011


Williams v Essex County Council – WLR Daily

Posted November 17th, 2011 in appeals, law reports, local government, special educational needs by tracey

Williams v Essex County Council: [2011] EWCA Civ 1315;  [2011] WLR (D)  329

“A statement of special educational needs automatically lapsed when a person ceased to be a child, which was at 19 years. The Court of Appeal so stated when allowing the appeal of Essex County Council against a decision of Judge Jacobs in the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) on 8 March 2010 setting aside a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) of 8 September 2009 that it was no longer necessary to maintain the statement of special educational needs of MW (now aged 22 years), the daughter of the claimant, Antony John Williams.”

WLR Daily, 15th November 2011


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted November 17th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets) Regulations 2011


Severely disabled man’s care plan not a deprivation of liberty – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 17th, 2011 in disabled persons, freedom of movement, human rights, learning difficulties, news by tracey

“When assessing whether a patient’s care deprives him or her of their liberty, and thereby entitles them to the procedural protections under Article 5 (4) ECHR, the right to liberty, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the appropriate comparator is an individual with the same disabilities and difficulties who is not in care. The court also provided useful general guidance for deprivation of liberty cases.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th November 2011


Code of conduct to be drafted for care workers – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2011 in care workers, codes of practice, news by tracey

“A code of conduct and minimum standards of training is to be drawn up for health care assistants and care workers who look after the elderly in England.”

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BBC News, 16th November 2011


Jail threat over travellers’ return to Dale Farm – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2011 in contempt of court, news, travellers by tracey

“Travellers who have returned to Dale Farm in Essex risk jail terms after breaching a court injunction banning occupation of the site, a council has said.”

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BBC News, 17th November 2011


Judges who jump to conclusions need ‘appraisals’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2011 in equality, judiciary, news by tracey

“Judges need to be given ‘appraisals’ to point out where they are talking too much or jumping to conclusions, one of Britain’s top law chiefs has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th November 2011


Iraq Inquiry report delayed over wrangle with government over secret documents – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2011 in confidentiality, documents, inquiries, Iraq, news, reports by tracey

“The Iraq Inquiry has put back its report by at least six months due to a wrangle with the Government over the release of secret documents.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2011