Daily Mail publisher loses challenge to Leveson inquiry anonymity ruling – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2012 in anonymity, evidence, inquiries, media, news, privacy by tracey

“The Daily Mail publisher, Associated Newspapers, has lost its high court challenge to the Leveson inquiry over anonymous evidence from journalists. On Friday the high court ruled that it would not grant a judicial review to Associated Newspapers in a bid to stop the Leveson inquiry accepting anonymous submissions from journalists. The application was supported by Telegraph Media Group.”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Firefighter warehouse deaths: Warwickshire council pleads guilty – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in health & safety, local government, news by tracey

“A council has pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge over the deaths of four firefighters killed in a warehouse blaze in Warwickshire.”

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BBC News, 20th January 2012

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Gibson inquiry into MI5 and MI6 torture collusion claims abandoned – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2012 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, torture by tracey

“The judge-led inquiry into the UK’s alleged role in the torture and rendition of detainees after the 9/11 attacks, already boycotted by most human rights groups, has been scrapped by the government. The surprise decision to abandon the investigation led by Sir Peter Gibson into MI5 and MI6 officers’ participation, which carried out only preparatory research, was announced in parliament by the justice secretary, Ken Clarke.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2012

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Nurse murdered by husband was failed by police, IPCC rules – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2012 in complaints, domestic violence, harassment, murder, news, police by tracey

“A nurse who was murdered by her estranged husband was failed by police who dismissed her complaint that he was harassing her as a case of ‘bickering adults.'”

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The Guardian, 20th January 2012

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WithoutPrejudice 16: Justice & Security – Abu Qatada – Contempt – Occupy – Scotland referendum – Charon QC

“The Justice & Security Green Paper – Abu Qatada – The Occupy judgment  – Contempt of court and a quick look at the legal issues involved in the Scotland Independence referendum proposed by Alex Salmond.”


Charon QC, 19th January 2012

Source: charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Direct Line and Churchill fined for file tampering – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in complaints, data protection, financial regulation, insurance, news by tracey

“Insurance firms Direct Line and Churchill – both owned by RBS – have been fined £2.17m for tampering with customer complaint files before submitting them to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).”

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BBC News, 18th January 2012

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Court of Appeal orders retrial over Bevan Ashford ‘negligence’ case – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 20th, 2012 in negligence, news, solicitors by tracey

“A case concerning the standard of advice expected from a newly qualified solicitor in a brief, free, consultation with a distressed client is set for a retrial following an appeal court decision.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th January 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 20th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

McClure & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2012] EWCA Civ 12 (19 January 2012)

Global 5000 Ltd v Wadhawan [2012] EWCA Civ 13 (19 January 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Glen Dimplex Home Applicances Ltd v Smith & Ors [2011] EWHC 3392 (Comm) (20 December 2011)

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

High Court (Family Division)

Kremen v Agrest (No.11) (Financial Remedy: Non-Disclosure: Post-Nuptial Agreement) [2012] EWHC 45 (Fam) (19 January 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

City of London v Samede & Ors [2012] EWHC 34 (QB) (18 January 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 20th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Extradition of murder accused to US not breach of human rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 20th, 2012 in extradition, human rights, murder, news by tracey

“The European Court of Human Rights has found that there would be no breach of Article 3 ECHR (prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment) in extraditing two men accused of murder to the US.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2012

Source: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com


Phone hacking: Jude Law, Lord Prescott and Sara Payne get payouts – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy by tracey

“Jude Law and Lord Prescott are among the latest people given payouts over phone hacking by the News of the World. Actor Law received the highest payout of £130,000 ($200,000). The ex-deputy PM got £40,000, the High Court heard. Sara Payne, mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah, and Shaun Russell, whose wife and daughter were murdered in 1996, were given undisclosed sums.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Kevin Williams petition: Attorney General to consider inquest – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in accidents, inquests, news, sport by tracey

“The Attorney General has agreed to consider whether an application should be made for a new inquest to be held over a Hillsborough victim’s death.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2012

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Dale Farm Travellers face new eviction battle after moving to nearby site – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2012 in news, planning, travellers by tracey

“The fight for Dale Farm, which saw 80 families evicted from an unauthorised Traveller site after a gruelling 10-year battle, is not over yet. Basildon council has confirmed it is set to start procedures to evict Travellers who moved from Dale Farm on to a neighbouring site.”

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The Guardian, 19th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Juror must wait for judgement on contempt charge – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2012 in contempt of court, internet, juries, news by tracey

“The fate of a juror accused of contempt of court after causing a trial to collapse by carrying out internet research at home hangs in the balance after the High Court reserved its judgement yesterday. Dr Theodora Dallas’s actions led to the trial of Barry Medlock, accused of causing grievous bodily harm, to be abandoned in July last year after she revealed to fellow jurors he had previously been tried for rape but acquitted.”

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 The Independent, 20th January 2012

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‘Myth’ that Britain cannot ban EU doctors – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2012 in doctors, EC law, freedom of establishment, news by tracey

“Britain is free to ban foreign doctors from working in this country if they do not speak adequate English or there are concerns over their medical ability, an EU Commissioner insists today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kings Cliffe radioactive waste protesters lose appeal – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in inquiries, news, nuclear waste, planning by tracey

“Campaigners have lost a Court of Appeal battle to stop low-level radioactive waste being dumped near their Northamptonshire village.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2011

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Tea row killer Dewi Evans loses appeal over wife’s murder – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2012 in appeals, domestic violence, murder, news, provocation by tracey

“A former miner who killed his wife during a row over a cup of tea has lost his bid to overturn his conviction.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk