Command Papers –

Posted June 8th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Roots of violent radicalisation, Cm 8368 (PDF)


Corporate hospitality, bribery and the Olympics – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 8th, 2012 in bribery, news, sport by sally

“Corporate hospitality might have been expected to have a bumper season this year. But apparently such is not the case. A number of companies, it is reported, are refusing to allow their staff to accept ticketsto the Olympics, lest they fall foul of the Bribery Act 2010. Commendable restraint, one might think, but let’s take a closer look.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th June 2012


Restraint of Trade/Recent Authorities – 11 KBW

Posted June 8th, 2012 in employment, news, restraint of trade by sally

“As usual, the current crop of recent decisions in this area contain a real mix of the orthodox and the heterodox approach to the doctrine of restraint of trade, frequently within the same case. A good illustration of this is the case of Caterpillar Logistics Services (UK) Ltd v Paula Huesca De Crean [2012] EWCA Civ 156 which will be extensively covered in the talk to be delivered by Simon Forshaw on Confidential Information. I confine myself to observing that the ‘barring out’ injunction sought on the
basis of supposed fiduciary obligations was a restraint on working on a particular contract for a customer and not for a competitor.”

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11 KBW, 1st June 2012


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 8th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The National Patient Safety Agency (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Traffic Management (Sheffield City Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

The Traffic Management (Leeds City Council) Permit Scheme Order 2012

The National Patient Safety Agency (Establishment and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Iran (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2012


New licence will allow law firm clients free access to publishers’ work –

Posted June 8th, 2012 in copyright, internet, law firms, licensing, news by sally

“Organisations will be able to obtain free access to some publishers’ digital content through their law firm under a new licensing option on offer by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA).”

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An ignoble day for the noble art: Haye v Chisora – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 8th, 2012 in licensing, news, sport by sally

“Recently on Halsbury’s Law Exchange Simon Hetherington wrote a thoughtful piece on boxing. He stated candidly at the outset that he was not a boxing fan. For my own part, I admit to being an inveterate fan of the sport, although I haven’t followed it closely for a few years now. Even the most avid boxing fan, however, has to admit that the activity gives rise to serious moral and legal questions. And even if one finds satisfactory answers to those questions in principle, no-one can be happy – from a legal, moral or sporting perspective – with the way in which boxing is run, as the embarrassing saga of the planned fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora demonstrates.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th June 2012


NHS compensation to misdiagnosed patients rises to £98 million – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2012 in compensation, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“NHS payouts to patients whose conditions were misdiagnosed by medics increased by three-quarters in the last year to nearly £100 million.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2012


Call for curbs on legal lobbyists – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 8th, 2012 in law firms, lobbying, news, parliament by sally

“MPs have called for tighter restrictions on law firms that act as lobbyists for their clients. Firms should be forced to sign up to a new register for lobbyists if they are acting beyond simply advising their clients, they have urged.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2012


#WithoutPrejudice 26: Spectator contempt – Hunt / Warsi and The Ministerial Code – The Case for ‘Code’ – Charon QC

“On the panel tonight – Kim Evans, commissioning editor of The Justice Gap and ex government lawyer Carl Gardner, author of the Head of Legal blog.

Tonight’s topics are varied and raise important issues for the law.

The Spectator contempt case, Hunt, Warsi, the ministerial code and the meaning of quasi-judicial, Richard Moorhead’s ‘Case for code’.”


Charon QC, 8th June 2012


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

Dismissing workers at will ‘counterproductive’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 8th, 2012 in employment, news, small businesses, unfair dismissal by sally

“A group of 6,000 employment lawyers has warned that a proposal to cut red tape by allowing micro-businesses to sack staff who have done nothing wrong will not reduce tribunal claims.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th June 2012


Oxford don’s legal fight over price rise signals trouble for phone giant – The Independent

Posted June 8th, 2012 in consumer protection, contracts, news, telecommunications by sally

“An Oxford University don is locked in a battle of wits with one of Britain’s biggest companies over the small print in a contract, which he believes could offer hope for millions of mobile phone customers.”

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The Independent, 7th June 2012


Facebook to release ID of users who abused woman online – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2012 in data protection, harassment, internet, news, privacy by sally

“A woman who was abused on the internet has won court backing in her bid to gain the identities of those who targeted her.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2012