Rochdale grooming case: Review to be launched – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2012 in news, police, rape, sexual grooming, social services by tracey

“A serious case review is to be launched into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale following the conviction of nine men for grooming in May.”

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BBC News, 14th September 2012


New proposals to streamline employment law – Department for Buiness,Innovation and Skills

Posted September 14th, 2012 in employment, press releases, small businesses by tracey

“Vince Cable announces measures to give firms more flexibility and confidence in managing their workforce and to reduce employment law red tape.”

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Department for Buiness,Innovation and Skills, 14th September 2012


Tamils to be deported despite clear torture evidence – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2012 in asylum, deportation, news, Sri Lanka, torture by tracey

“The UK is to go ahead with a mass removal of Tamils to Sri Lanka next week despite mounting evidence from human rights group that many of them could be tortured on their return.”

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The Guardian, 14th September 2012


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 14th, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Starbucks (HK) Ltd. v British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1201 (13 September 2012)

KME Yorkshire Ltd & Ors v Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ 1190 (13 September 2012)


Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Czop and another – WLR Daily

Posted September 14th, 2012 in carers, EC law, families, freedom of movement, law reports, social security by tracey

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Czop and another: (Joined Cases C-147/11 and C-148/11);   [2012] WLR (D)  264

“Article 12 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 on freedom of movement for workers within the Community conferred on the person who was the primary carer of a migrant worker’s or former migrant worker’s child who was attending educational courses in the host member state a right of residence in that state, although the provision could not be interpreted as conferring such a right on the person who was the primary carer of the child of a self-employed person. Article 16(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states meant that a European Union citizen who was a national of a member state which had recently acceded to the European Union could, pursuant to that provision, rely on a right of permanent residence where he or she had resided in the host member state for a continuous period of more than five years, part of which had been completed before the accession of the former state to the European Union, provided that the residence was in accordance with the conditions laid down in article 7(1) of Directive 2004/38.”

WLR Daily, 6th September 2012


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted September 14th, 2012 in legislation by tracey

The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Shropshire Community Health National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2012


Insurance fraud register launched to aid crackdown on fake claims –

Posted September 14th, 2012 in data protection, fraud, insurance, news by tracey

“Individuals that make false insurance claims will have their details added and stored on a new ‘Insurance Fraud Register’ (IFR) for five years in a bid by the insurance industry to crackdown on fraudsters.”

Full story, 13th September 2012


ICO’s ‘pragmatic’ view of outsourcing rules on sensitive personal data processing may be without legal basis, claim experts –

Posted September 14th, 2012 in consent, data protection, medical records, news by tracey

“The view of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that businesses do not require individuals’ ‘explicit consent’ in order to contract others to process their sensitive personal data is in contrast with the wording of data protection law, according to two experts.”

Full story, 14th September 2012


Sir Bill Callaghan: ‘Rumours of legal aid’s death much exaggerated’ –

Posted September 14th, 2012 in budgets, legal aid, news by tracey

” ‘There is still a lot of money going into legal aid,’ insisted Sir Bill Callaghan, the chair of the Legal Services Commission yesterday at the international research conference held by the Legal Services Research Centre.”

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LegalVoice, 13th September 2012


Forced Marriage and the Criminal Law – Family Law Week

Posted September 14th, 2012 in consultations, forced marriages, news, prosecutions, women by tracey

“Charlotte Rachael Proudman, barrister, provides an overview of the Government’s proposed changes to the law intended to combat forced marriage.”

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Family Law Week, 13th September 2012


CPS publishes advice on prosecuting journalists over illicit newsgathering – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2012 in freedom of expression, media, news, prosecutions, public interest by tracey

“The Crown Prosecution Service has published its final guidelines on the prosecution of journalists over illicit newsgathering methods, with so-called ‘fishing expeditions’ to face closer scrutiny.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2012


Hillsborough: South Yorkshire Police consider IPCC referral – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2012 in complaints, inquests, inquiries, news, police, prosecutions, sport by tracey

“South Yorkshire Police is reopening investigations into the force’s conduct over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The force is considering referring itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).”

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BBC News, 14th September 2012


Payout for sacked workers may be cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 14th, 2012 in compensation, consultations, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Ministers will today announce a consultation on reducing the upper limit on compensation payments for unfair dismissal from its current level of more than £72,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2012