Daily Mail publisher loses bid to appeal against privacy damages – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2012 in children, damages, media, news, privacy by sally

“The publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday has lost its bid to appeal against a high court order to pay £15,000 in privacy damages to a child whose alleged father is a ‘philandering’ politician.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 1st, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dao & Ors v R. [2012] EWCA Crim 1717 (31 July 2012)

Gul v R [2012] EWCA Crim 1761 (31 July 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Hayat (Pakistan) [2012] EWCA Civ 1054 (31 July 2012)

Salte v The Chief Constable of Dorset [2012] EWCA Civ 1047 (31 July 2012)

Welsh National Opera Ltd v Johnston [2012] EWCA Civ 1046 (31 July 2012)

Interclass Holdings Ltd & Anor v Office of Fair Trading [2012] EWCA Civ 1056 (31 July 2012)

Deutsche Bahn Ag & Ors v Morgan Crucible Company Plc & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1055 (31 July 2012)

Ener-G Holdings Plc v Hormell [2012] EWCA Civ 1059 (31 July 2012)

The London Borough of Enfield v Outdoor Plus Ltd & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 1052 (27 July 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

JIH v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWHC 2179 (QB) (30 July 2012)

Birch v Ministry of Defence [2012] EWHC 2267 (QB) (31 July 2012)

AAA v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2012] EWHC 2224 (QB) (31 July 2012)

EWQ v GFD [2012] EWHC 2182 (QB) (30 July 2012)

SKA & Anor v CRH & Ors [2012] EWHC 2236 (QB) (31 July 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

Pay-out for ex-postal worker over race discrimination – The Independent

“A former postal worker has been awarded undisclosed compensation after an employment tribunal ruled he had faced discrimination.”

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The Independent, 31st July 2012

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Tom Daley Twitter abuse arrest leads to calls to educate people of legal risks – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2012 in freedom of expression, internet, malicious communications, news by sally

“The arrest of a teenager by police investigating abuse of Olympic diving star Tom Daley on Twitter has led to calls for a new initiative educating the public about the ease with which a tweet can end with a jail sentence.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Data Matching Pilot Schemes – Panopticon

Posted August 1st, 2012 in electoral register, legislation, news, pilot schemes by sally

“The Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012, SI 2012/1944 (‘the Order’), made and coming into force on 17 July 2012, pursuant to Sections 35 and 36 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (‘the 2009 Act’), gives effect to proposals for local Electoral Registration Officers (“EROs”) to run data matching pilot schemes.”

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Panopticon, 1st August 2012

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Agreements on room discounts may have been anti-competitive, says OFT – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 1st, 2012 in competition, EC law, hotels, news by sally

“The biggest hotel chain in the world and two online travel agents may have breached UK competition law by entering into agreements that limited the ability of those agents to discount the price of room-only offers, a UK regulator has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st July 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Forced marriage advice to help victims with learning disabilities – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2012 in consent, forced marriages, learning difficulties, local government, news by sally

“Fifty English councils are bringing in policies to tackle the rise in the number of people with learning disabilities entering forced marriages.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2012

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Albanian prisoners in British jails to be sent back – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2012 in deportation, news, prisons, transfer of prisoners by sally

“More than 100 Albanian nationals who are prisoners in British jails face being sent back to their country under a compulsory transfer agreement signed on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

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Judge says religious couple’s brain-damaged baby can be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2012 in children, euthanasia, medical ethics, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

“A judge has ruled that a severely brain-damaged baby boy can be allowed to die even though his devoutly religious parents wanted him to be kept on a life-support system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2012

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Abu Qatada bid for release fails – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2012 in bail, deportation, extradition, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

“Two high court judges have dismissed a fresh attempt by the radical Islamist preacher Abu Qatada to be released from a maximum-security prison on bail pending his deportation back to Jordan.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

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Welsh National Opera oboist was unfairly dismissed – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2012 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, employment, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“The Welsh National Opera unfairly dismissed its former principal oboist, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

News Corporation directors could face charges for neglect of duties – The Guardian

“Directors within Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation could face corporate charges and prosecution for neglect of their duties, in plans that are being examined by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk