Jamie Redknapp’s former partner launches legal action against BSkyB – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2012 in defamation, media, news, privacy, sex discrimination by sally

“The woman at the centre of the sexism row involving former Sky Sports pundits Richard Keys and Andy Gray has launched a legal action against parent company BSkyB.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Civil partnerships should have been called marriage, says top divorce lawyer – Daily Telegraph

“The debate over same-sex unions could have been avoided if civil partnerships had been described as marriage by the Government, a top divorce lawyer has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Trial begins of police officer accused of killing Ian Tomlinson – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2012 in demonstrations, evidence, homicide, news, police, trials, video recordings by sally

“The trial has begun of Simon Harwood, the police constable accused of killing Ian Tomlinson, who died shortly after he collapsed amid a major Metropolitan police operation around the G20 summit in London in April 2009.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Anti-cuts university tutor begins libel action against Mail and Standard – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2012 in budgets, defamation, demonstrations, media, news by sally

“A university tutor described by the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard of having a key role in violent anti-cuts protests in London has begun a landmark libel action against the two newspapers.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


Posted June 18th, 2012 in news by sally

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Tribunals could be able to order companies guilty of “systemic discrimination” to carry out equal pay audits – OUT-LAW.com

“Employment tribunals will be able to order companies who lose sex discrimination cases to disclose the gap in pay between their male and female employees under plans announced by the Equalities Minister.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th June 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 18th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Wireless Telegraphy (Control of Interference from Apparatus) (The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Regulations 2012

The Terrorism Act 2000 and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Business in the Regulated Sector) Order 2012

The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2012

The Prospectus Regulations 2012

The NHS Bodies (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2012

The Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2012

The Automatic Enrolment (Earnings Trigger and Qualifying Earnings Band) Order 2012

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Ot Moor Range Byelaws 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Bringing electoral law up to date – Law Commission

Posted June 18th, 2012 in consultations, elections, Law Commission, news, referendums by sally

“In a consultation opening today (15 June), the Law Commission is asking which of the rules governing elections and referendums should be reviewed as part of its electoral law reform project. Electoral law in the UK is spread across 25 major statutes. It has become increasingly complex and fragmented and, according to the Commission, needs to be simplified, modernised and rationalised in order to benefit the electorate, administrators, and candidates.”

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Law Commission, 15th June 2012

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Children: Public Law Update – Family Law Week

Posted June 18th, 2012 in appeals, children, local government, news, social services by sally

“John Tughan, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, reviews some recent important judgments concerning children public law matters.”

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Family Law Week, 18th June 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

Auto 24 SARL v Jaguar Land Rover France SAS – WLR Daily

Posted June 18th, 2012 in competition, EC law, law reports by sally

Auto 24 SARL v Jaguar Land Rover France SAS (Case C-158/11); [2012] WLR (D) 175

“It had to be possible to verify the precise content of ‘specified criteria’ upon which a quantitative selective distribution system in the motor vehicle sector was granted pursuant to article 1(1)(f) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1400/2002 of 31 July 2002 on the application of article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices in the motor vehicle sector (OJ 2002 L203, p 30).”

WLR Daily, 14th June 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

There is a democratic deficit in the courts… here’s how to fill it – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 18th, 2012 in disclosure, elections, internet, judiciary, law reports, news, parliament by sally

“The current Government often complains about a ‘democratic deficit’ in the courts. It seems that ‘unelected judges’ are making important decisions on social policy without any kind of democratic mandate, particularly in controversial human rights cases.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th June 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Court ruling could force motor insurance premiums to rise by 25pc – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2012 in accidents, insurance, news, repairs, road traffic by sally

“Customers could face yet more hikes in their car insurance after a court ruling that experts fear could lead to minor repairs costing 25pc more.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lawyers gear up for rush on domain names – but firms fail to register – The Lawyer

Posted June 18th, 2012 in domain names, internet, law firms, news by sally

“The scramble for new domain names is likely to bring a rash of work for specialist IP, media and technology lawyers.”

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The Lawyer, 18th June 2012

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Press Complaints Commission chair risks Leveson clash with reform plans – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2012 in complaints, freedom of expression, inquiries, media, news, ombudsmen, tribunals by sally

“Lord Hunt, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, risks a confrontation with Lord Justice Leveson next month when he is expected to present proposals for press reform aimed at sidestepping any fresh legislation.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fathers could be forced to be named on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2012 in birth certificates, domestic violence, news, paternity by sally

“Fathers could be forced by law to be named on their baby’s birth certificate under plans being drawn up by ministers to boost their role in family life.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Immigration judges ‘named and shamed’ by Sunday Telegraph – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 18th, 2012 in deportation, human rights, immigration, judges, media, news by sally

“Today (17 June) the Sunday Telegraph (ST) has named and shamed the ‘three judges who allowed the most appeals’ in cases involving the deportation of foreign criminals (Judges who allow foreign criminals to stay in Britain).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th June 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 18th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Page & Anor v Hewetts Solicitors & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 805 (15 June 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Mabanga v Ophir Energy Plc & Anor [2012] EWHC 1589 (QB) (15 June 2012)

London Borough of Southwark v Ofogba [2012] EWHC 1620 (QB) (15 June 2012)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dalriada Trustees Ltd v Woodward & Ors [2012] EWHC 21626 (Ch) (15 June 2012)

High Court (Family Division)

The X Primary Care Trust v XB & Anor [2012] EWHC 1390 (Fam) (01 May 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gurung & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 1629 (Admin) (15 June 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Unaoil Ltd v Amona Ranhill Consortium Sdn Bhd [2012] EWHC 1595 (Comm) (13 June 2012)

Coles & Ors v Hetherton & Ors [2012] EWHC 1599 (Comm) (15 June 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

Deported criminal returned to Britain to claim his ‘right to family life’ – Daily Telegraph

“A violent foreign criminal who illegally returned to Britain weeks after being deported has won the right to stay in this country because of his human rights.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Has Bercow ‘lies’ ruling overturned tradition? – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2012 in news, parliament by sally

“When he ruled that a Labour MP could accuse with impunity Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt of lying, Commons Speaker John Bercow prompted howls of protest from the Conservative backbenches.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britain’s ‘last witch’: Campaign to pardon Helen Duncan – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2012 in judicial review, news, pardons, witchcraft by sally

“Campaigners looking to clear the name of Britain’s last convicted witch may apply for a judicial review.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk