Judge rejects bid to stop Olympic rooftop missiles – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2012 in defence, news, sport, terrorism, weapons by sally

“Alarmed residents have lost their High Court battle to prevent surface-to-air missiles being stationed on the roof of a 17-storey residential tower block during the Olympics.”

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The Independent, 10th July 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bar-solicitor divisions ‘music to government’s ears’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 10th, 2012 in barristers, legal profession, news, solicitors by sally

“Two leading criminal lawyers have called for solicitors and barristers to stop arguing among themselves and unite, to promote their clients’ interests and the justice system.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th July 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Discrimination & employment status: a new or a false dawn? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted July 10th, 2012 in employment, equality, news, self-employment by sally

“When trying to answer the question, is this claimant an employee under section 230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (‘ERA’)?, we at least know what tests should be applied, even if applying them can be difficult in practice. What has been harder is deciding whether someone who is not an employee under the ERA is in ’employment under… a contract personally to do work’ under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) or its predecessors. Chris Camp considers employment status in discrimination law, in light, in particular, of the recent Supreme Court decision in Jivraj v Hashwani [2011] UKSC 40.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th July 2012

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Set in Stone? – Zenith Chambers

Posted July 10th, 2012 in appeals, housing, landlord & tenant, news, notification, repossession by sally

“Conditional review decisions in introductory tenancy cases following Camden v Stafford.”

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Zenith Chambers, 5th July 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted July 10th, 2012 in parliamentary papers by sally

Reform of the Office of Children’s Commissioner: draft legislation, Cm 8390 (PDF)

HM Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution 3rd Report of Session 2012-13: The Justice and Security Bill, Cm 8404 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Regina v Bewley – WLR Daily

Posted July 10th, 2012 in appeals, firearms, law reports, weapons by sally

Regina v Bewley [2012] EWCA Crim 1457; [2012] WLR (D) 197

“A weapon from which a missile could be discharged only by means of elaborate steps taken with the use of additional equipment was not a firearm within section 57(1) of the Firearms Act 1968.”

WLR Daily, 6th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina v Aldridge; Regina v Eaton – WLR Daily

Posted July 10th, 2012 in appeals, law reports, sentencing, sexual offences prevention orders by sally

Regina v Aldridge; Regina v Eaton [2012] EWCA Crim 1456; [2012] WLR (D) 196

“Although no provision had expressly been made for an appeal against a variation or refusal to vary a Sexual Offences Prevention Order, which was a clear legislative oversight, there was authority that a variation of such an order constituted “an order made by the court when dealing with an offender” falling within the broad context of section 50 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968. That decision had not been decided per incuriam and was binding. When deciding these appeals the court had been sitting in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, rather than the Court of Appeal, Civil Division.”

WLR Daily, 4th July 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Leytonstone residents in court to challenge Olympic missiles – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in defence, news, sport, terrorism, weapons by sally

“Residents of a tower block near the Olympic Park will learn on Tuesday whether they have the right to challenge an unprecedented decision by the army to deploy high velocity missiles in a residential area.”

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The Guardian,9th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 10th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Education (School Teachers) (Qualifications and Specified Work) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2012

The Charities (Exception from Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Scotland Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2012

The Consumer Credit (Total Charge for Credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Easton and Otley College (Incorporation) Order 2012

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2012

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

‘Secret justice’ bill will mean no justice at all – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in bills, closed material, intelligence services, news, private hearings by sally

“National security doesn’t mean we should jettison our proud tradition of fair trials – peers must oppose this bill.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 10th, 2012 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pressdram Ltd v Whyte [2012] EWHC 1885 (Ch) (30 May 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

London Borough of Islington v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2012] EWHC 1716 (Admin) (27 June 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Tael One Partners Ltd v Morgan Stanley & Co International Plc [2012] EWHC 1858 (Comm) (09 July 2012)

High Court (Patents Court)

Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd v Apple Inc [2012] EWHC 1882 (Pat) (09 July 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

Senior judge likens wealthy divorcing couple to squabbling children – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 10th, 2012 in divorce, judges, news by sally

“A senior judge has likened a ‘very rich’ couple to a pair of squabbling children as they fight over the fairness of their £26million divorce settlement.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Supreme court president to be confirmed by No 10 within weeks – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in judges, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Downing Street will confirm the appointment of the United Kingdom’s most senior judge this month, resolving a behind-the-bench contest that could result in the first ever female president of the supreme court.”

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The Guardian, 10th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme Court dismisses self-incrimination appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 10th, 2012 in appeals, news, private investigators, self-incrimination, Supreme Court by sally

“The Supreme Court has had its first (and perhaps last) look at an issue arising from the phone hacking litigation against the News of the World newspaper.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th July 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

John Terry trial: Twitter’s contempt for the rules – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in contempt of court, internet, news, trials by sally

“A Rio Ferdinand tweet shows there’s a difference in attitude on social media when it comes to some fundamental principles of our judicial process.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Abu Hamza lodges extradition appeal – The Independent

Posted July 10th, 2012 in appeals, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has lodged an appeal over his extradition from the UK to America with Europe’s human rights judges, the Home Office said today.”

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The Independent, 9th July 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Home secretary upholds decision to extradite Richard O’Dwyer – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in copyright, extradition, internet, news by sally

“The home secretary, Theresa May, has told the House of Commons that she will not revisit plans to extradite Sheffield Hallam student Richard O’Dwyer to the US on copyright charges, saying the decision had ‘already been taken’.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Botox prescriptions over phone or internet to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, doctors, medical treatment, medicines, news, nurses by sally

“Doctors will be banned from prescribing anti-ageing drugs like Botox on the phone or internet if they have not seen their patients face to face, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 9th July 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The defamation bill will not stop the stifling of scientific free speech – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2012 in bills, defamation, freedom of expression, news by sally

“Libel law reformers miss the point when it comes to science: the proposed reforms are unlikely to make a jot of difference.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk