Command papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by tracey

 Treasury minutes on the forty-sixth to the fiftieth reports from the Committee of Public Accounts: Session 2010-12: 46th report Transforming NHS Ambulance Services (Department of Health); 47th report Reducing costs in the Department for Work and Pensions (Department for Work and Pensions); 48th report Spending reduction in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Foreign and Commonwealth Office); 49th report The Efficiency and Reform Group’s role in improving public sector value for money (Cabinet Office); 50th report The failure of the FiReControl Project (Department for Communities and Local Government), Cm 8244 (PDF)

 Report of the United Kingdom to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the implementation at national level of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations, Cm 8254 (PDF)

The work of the UK Border Agency (April-July 2011): the Government response to the fifteenth report from the Home Affairs Committee session 2010-12 HC 1497, Cm 8253 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 5) Order 2011

The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Fees Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

CPS to consider Dale Farm charges – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2011 in bailiffs, Crown Prosecution Service, news, repossession, travellers by tracey

“Police have passed 16 cases linked to the clearance of theUK’s largest travellers’ site to the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Independent, 20th December 2011

Source: www.independent,co.uk

Skip hire boss William O’Grady dumped waste illegally – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2011 in community service, news, suspended sentences, waste by tracey

“A skip hire firm boss has been given a year’s suspended sentence for illegally dumping waste which saved him up to £1.5m in charges.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

News of the World publisher settles seven phone-hacking claims – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by tracey

“News International said it had settled seven privacy claims against News Group Newspapers, the publisher of the now-defunct News of the World. The phone-hacking claims that have been settled have been brought by Mark Oaten, Ulrika Jonsson, Abi Titmuss, Michelle Milburn, Paul Dadge, James Hewitt and Calum Best.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge says extradition from US quicker than from UK – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2011 in evidence, extradition, human rights, news, reports, treaties by tracey

“UK-US extradition often works quicker from the US to the UK than vice versa, says the former judge who reviewed the controversial treaty. Sir Scott Baker says there is not a ’tissue paper’ between the way the treaty works in both countries. He told MPs there were human rights issues affecting the extradition of alleged hacker Gary McKinnon.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Five people jailed for role in international paedophile ring – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

“A woman and four men have been jailed for their part in an international paedophile ring that committed ‘horrific’ crimes against two young children in the UK and one in Australia.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Father and two sons jailed for life for murder of business associate – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A father and the two sons he recruited for a ‘mission to murder’ a business associate have been jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Joshua Jones inquest: Two-year-old’s death ‘avoidable’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2011 in inquests, news, police, social services, unlawful killing by tracey

“A coroner has said the death of a two-year-old boy from Cheshire in 2007 could have been avoided if police and social services had acted differently.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No payout for victims of Nottingham’s August ‘riots’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2011 in criminal damage, damages, insurance, news, police, violent disorder by tracey

“Nottinghamshire Police Authority will not pay out for damage incurred during summer riots because of a definition in a piece of Victorian legislation.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Media regulator spells out TV rules on ‘occult-related practices’ – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in advertising, media, news, psychics, witchcraft by tracey

“The media regulator has set down rules on psychic TV services that ban the casting of spells and other ‘occult-related practices’ including satanism, and offer guidance on the correct use of chicken bones and crystal balls.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police ‘need riot tactic rules’, watchdog says – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2011 in arson, news, police, violent disorder, weapons by tracey

“Police should be given clear rules about when they can use water cannon and plastic bullets against rioters, a watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two more male judges appointed to UK supreme court – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2011 in judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Two male judges have been appointed as justices of the UK’s supreme court, dashing campaigners’ hopes for an increase in the number of women on the country’s most senior bench.”

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The Guardian, 20th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 20th, 2011 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Gnango, R. v [2011] UKSC 59 (14 December 2011)

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Payne & Anor [2011] UKSC 60 (14 December 2011)

Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2011] UKSC 58 (14 December 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Revenue And Customs v Lansdowne Partners Ltd Partnership [2011] EWCA Civ 1578 (20 December 2011)

Ablyazov & Ors v JSC BTA Bank [2011] EWCA Civ 1588 (20 December 2011)

Hosso v European Credit Management Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1589 (20 December 2011)

Key2Law (Surrey) LLP v De’ Antiquis [2011] EWCA Civ 1567 (20 December 2011)

Rajput & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v East Sussex County Council [2011] EWCA Civ 1577 (20 December 2011)

SS (Libya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1547 (19 December 2011)

Bailey & Ors, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Brent Council & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 1586 (19 December 2011)

Hutcheson v Popdog Ltd & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1580 (19 December 2011)

Naik, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1546 (19 December 2011)

Krasniqi, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1549 (19 December 2011)

Solomon v Cromwell Group Plc [2011] EWCA Civ 1584 (19 December 2011)

Rust-Andrews v First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 1548 (19 December 2011)

Sayce v TNT (UK) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1583 (19 December 2011)

Ali v Esure Services Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1582 (19 December 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Linden Homes Ltd v Bromley Borough Council [2011] EWHC 3430 (Admin) (19 December 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Starlight Shipping Company v Allianz Marine & Aviation Versicherungs AG & Ors [2011] EWHC 3381 (Comm) (19 December 2011)

RGI International Ltd & Anor v Synergy Classic Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 3417 (Comm) (19 December 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cherrilow Ltd v Osmond Solicitors Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 3443 (QB) (20 December 2011)

AB v Barristers Benevolent Association Ltd [2011] EWHC 3413 (QB) (19 December 2011)

Grant & Anor v The Ministry of Justice [2011] EWHC 3379 (QB) (19 December 2011)

Customer Systems Plc v Ranson & Ors [2011] EWHC 3304 (QB) (16 December 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Government’s HMO changes are not unlawful, Court of Appeal ruled – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 20th, 2011 in appeals, consultations, housing, local government, news by tracey

“It was not unlawful for the Government to introduce new laws that gave greater development rights for houses in multiple occupation (HMO) without consulting councils for a second time, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th December 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2011 in legislation by tracey

The Crime and Security Act 2010 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2011

The Crime and Security Act 2010 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2011

The Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2006, the Armed Forces Redundancy Etc. Schemes 2010 and the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 (Amendment) Order 2011

The Transfer of Functions (Food) Regulations 2011

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2011

The Trading with the Enemy (Revocation) Order in Council 2011

The Parliamentary Constituencies and Assembly Electoral Regions (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011

The South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (Government) Regulations 2011

The South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (Incorporation) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2011 in parliamentary papers by tracey

 The Government response to the Independent Commission on Banking. Cm 8252 (PDF)

 Memorandum to the Justice Select Committee: post-legislative assessment of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, Cm 8236 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Insurance Contract Law: Post Contract Duties and other Issues – Law Commission

Posted December 20th, 2011 in consultations, contracts, insurance, Law Commission by tracey

“Insurance Contract Law: Post Contract Duties and other Issues.”

Full consultation paper

Law Commission, 20th December 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

Weapons smugglers jailed – Home Office

Posted December 20th, 2011 in firearms, press releases, sentencing, weapons by tracey

“Two men who attempted to smuggle weapons into the UK have been jailed for five years today.”

Full press release

Home Office, 19th December 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

ICO asks for new audit powers in local Government and public health sectors – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 20th, 2011 in data protection, health, local government, news by tracey

“The Information Commissioner has formally requested new powers to conduct compulsory data protection audits of local Government and public health organisations.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th December 2011

Source: www.out-law.com