Local Government Law Update – 11 KBW

Local Government Law Update: 28 August (PDF)

11 KBW, 28th August 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Oliver Heald MP appointed Solicitor General for England and Wales – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 5th, 2012 in attorney general, news by sally

“The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, has appointed Mr Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire, to be Solicitor General. Mr Heald takes up his post with immediate effect.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th September 2012

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers those judgments of the last few months which are of most importance in the area of private law children proceedings.”

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Family Law Week, 5th September 2012

Source: www.familylawweek.com

BBC’s chief finance officer sues the Daily Star – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2012 in corporation tax, defamation, injunctions, news, tax avoidance by sally

“The BBC’s chief finance officer, Zarin Patel, is suing the Daily Star for libel over two stories about the tax affairs of corporation staff.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

OFT launches review into price of petrol – The Independent

Posted September 5th, 2012 in competition, consumer protection, news, transport by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading today launched a review into whether reductions in the price of crude oil are being passed on to motorists.”

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The Independent, 5th September 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fresh faces at justice ministry after reshuffle – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 5th, 2012 in legal profession, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“A criminal law barrister and former Labour-supporting law firm founder are among the new faces at the Ministry of Justice after a sweeping reshuffle of ministerial posts.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th September 2012

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

UK search engine details ‘remedies’ it would like Google to adopt to address anti-competitive search practices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2012 in competition, complaints, EC law, internet, news by sally

“Google’s spam website rules unfairly impinge on the company’s rivals in the vertical search market, a UK search engine has claimed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th September 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Chris Grayling, justice secretary: non-lawyer and ‘on the up’ politician – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2012 in criminal justice, judiciary, legal profession, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Grayling’s main qualifications for justice minister are that he is perceived to be right-wing and once shadowed prisons.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bundled Feeds: Intellectual Property

Posted September 5th, 2012 in intellectual property, news by sally

All of the posts on the Current Awareness blog are indexed using a controlled vocabulary.

This means that users are able to filter what they receive by subscribing to individual category feeds. A full list of category feeds can be found here.

Since category feeds are designed to be quite specific we have decided to introduce bundled groups of feeds under broader subject areas.

We are treating this as an ongoing project and will be adding more groups of bundled feeds in the future.

More information can be found on the Bundled Feeds page.

Intellectual Property

The latest bundle we have put together is for Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property RSS.

Intellectual Property Email.

Visa fraudster jailed for more than 4 years – UK Border Agency

Posted September 5th, 2012 in fraud, immigration, money laundering, news, visas by sally

“A man who tried to submit hundreds of fraudulent visa applications has today been sentenced to 4 years and 9 months in prison, following an investigation by the UK Border Agency.”

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UK Border Agency, 4th September 2012

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Tracking changes to legal ethics – LSB research suggests the way ahead – Legal Services Board

Posted September 5th, 2012 in legal profession, Legal Services Board, news, professional conduct, reports by sally

“The Legal Services Board today publishes a report by a team led by Professor Richard Moorhead of University College, Director of the Centre for Ethics and Law at London, outlining how professional ethics in the legal sector may be tracked over time. The LSB commissioned the research to support the ongoing evaluation of the impact of the Legal Services Act 2007.”

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Legal Services Board, 5th September 2012

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Related link: Designing Ethics Indicators for Legal Services Provision (PDF)

New Secretary of State announced – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 5th, 2012 in Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“Chris Grayling has today (4 September) been announced as the Secretary of State for Justice following a Ministerial reshuffle.”

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Ministry of Justice, 4th September 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Police arrest three for squatting in Brighton property – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2012 in news, squatting by sally

“Three men were arrested on Monday after a police raid on a property in Brighton – in what is believed to be the first test of new legislation that makes squatting a criminal offence.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Religious freedom in UK to be considered by Strasbourg Court – UK Human Rights Blog

“Tomorrow (4 September) the Strasbourg Court will hear complaints in four applications that UK law has failed adequately to protect the applicants’ right to manifest their religion, contrary to Articles 9 (freedom of religion) and 14 (prohibition of discrimination).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd September 2012

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Toddler’s death due to methadone overdose ‘could have been prevented’ – The Guardian

“A toddler died from a methadone overdose after professionals who had long-standing contact with the boy and his drug-using parents missed opportunities to take him into care, a report has revealed.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The right to defend your home: the rule of reasonable force – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 5th, 2012 in burglary, grievous bodily harm, news, self-defence by sally

“We have commented before on the dilemma of householders defending their property. Another incident is in the news yesterday: a remote dwelling being the scene where Mr Andy Ferrie shot at four burglars. He called the police, and with his wife has been arrested under suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. The burglars, two of whom were injured, have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th September 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

London Metropolitan University starts visa legal action – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2012 in immigration, news, universities, visas by sally

“A London university is to launch legal action against the UK Border Agency’s decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.”

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BBC News, 3rd September 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Service provider fined £50,000 for misleading consumers over app charges – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 5th, 2012 in consumer protection, news, service charges, telecommunications, tribunals by sally

“A premium rate service (PRS) provider has been fined £50,000 after the industry’s regulator ruled that it had charged mobile phone users to download a games application without adequate consent to do so.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th September 2012

Source: www.out-law.com

Strasbourg on freedom of religion – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“The American humourist PJ O’Rourke once said that it was funny how those who wanted to share their religious views with you, never wanted you to share yours with them. The European Court of Human Rights is about to have to share its views with all of us: this week it is hearing four cases on religion and the law.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th September 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Shafilea Ahmed’s mother seeks leave to appeal against conviction – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2012 in appeals, domestic violence, forced marriages, murder, news by sally

“Shafilea Ahmed’s mother, Farzana, is seeking leave to appeal against her conviction for murdering her daughter, it has emerged.”

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The Guardian, 4th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk