Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 11th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Operation of Air Services in the Community (Pricing etc.) Regulations 2013The Inter-authority Recoupment (England) Regulations 2013

The Plant Health (Fees) (England) Regulations 2013

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme) Amendment Regulations 2013

The Residential Family Centres (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013

The Civil Legal Aid (Statutory Charge) Regulations 2013

The Financial Services Act 2012 (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Order 2013

The Criminal Legal Aid (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) Regulations 2013

The Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Legal Persons) Regulations 2013

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (Review of Maps) (England) Regulations 2013

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2013

The Cattle Identification (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Loss of Tax Credits (Specified Day) Order 2013

The Medical Devices (Fees Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2013

The Social Security Pensions (Low Earnings Threshold) Order 2013

The Social Security Pensions (Flat Rate Accrual Amount) Order 2013


Legal Services Board draft business plan response – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 11th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors by sally

“The Bar Standards Board today responded to the draft Legal Services Board business plan 2013-14.”

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Bar Standards Board, 8th March 2013


Daejan Investments Limited (Appellant) v Benson and others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Daejan Investments Limited (Appellant) v Benson and others (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 14 | UKSC 2011/0057 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 6th March 2013


ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TVCatchup Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 11th, 2013 in competition, copyright, EC law, internet, law reports by sally

ITV Broadcasting Ltd and others v TVCatchup Ltd (Case C-607/11); [2013] WLR (D) 92

“The concept of ‘communication to the public’, within the meaning of article 3(1) of Parliament and Council Directive 2001/29/EC covered a re-transmission of the works included in a terrestrial television broadcast where the re-transmission was made by an organisation other than the original broadcaster, by means of an Internet stream made available to subscribers of that other organisation who could receive that re-transmission by logging on to its server, even though those subscribers were within the area of reception of that terrestrial television broadcast and could lawfully receive the broadcast on a television receiver. It was irrelevant that a re-transmission was funded by advertising and was therefore of a profit-making nature and was by an organisation which was acting in direct competition with the original broadcaster.”

WLR Daily, 7th March 2013


Fine tuning medical diagnoses to rare genetic disorders – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 11th, 2013 in consent, DNA, genetic testing, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

“There is no doubt that medical diagnosis and therapy are struggling to keep pace with the genetic information pouring out of the laboratories and sequencing centres. And the issue of medical liability is being stretched on the rack between conventional treatment and the potential for personalised therapy. Treatment of disease often turns out to be different, depending on which gene mutation has triggered the disorder. However fine tuned the diagnosis, it may turn out to be profoundly wrong in the light of subsequent discoveries.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th March 2013


Man given life sentence for murdering £3,000 casino winner – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2013 in murder, news, robbery, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man has been handed a life term after stabbing a gambler to death who had won £3,000 at a casino.”

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The Independent, 9th March 2013


Appeals on the merits: only pick a hole if you can fill it – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 11th, 2013 in appeals, competition, judicial review, news, price fixing, tribunals by sally

“In his recent blog ‘Down the rabbit hole,’ Tom Richards described the ‘quasi judicial review within an appeal’ contained in s.193(7) Communications Act 2003 as something of a Wonderland.”

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 11th March 2013


Government backs Level 4 apprenticeships to offer new route into law – Legal Futures

Posted March 11th, 2013 in legal education, legal profession, news, universities by sally

“A new route into the legal profession is launched today in a bid to improve access and diversity in the law.”

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2013


A dangerous use of police force to quell protest – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2013 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, police, violence, violent disorder by sally

“The Alfie Meadows ruling is a reminder of the coalition’s hypocrisy on non-violent protest.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2013


Sign error on M42 motorway may mean speeding let-off – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2013 in enforcement, news, prosecutions, road traffic offences by sally

“Thousands of motorway speeding convictions could be overturned because the font used to display the numbers on some variable speed limit signs may not have complied with traffic regulations.”

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BBC News, 9th March 2013


Jailed SAS hero Sgt Danny Nightingale to find out whether his conviction will be quashed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2013 in appeals, armed forces, firearms, news by sally

“An SAS sniper jailed for possessing a war trophy given to him by the Iraqi army will learn this week whether his conviction will be quashed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2013


Legal aid cuts force closure of almost a third of Shelter offices – The Guardian

“Cuts to legal aid are forcing the closure of almost a third of Shelter’s housing advice centres and compelling the Red Cross to abandon its assistance for family reunions, the organisations claim.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2013


Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce to be sentenced – BBC News

“Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced for perverting the course of justice.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2013


Abu Qatada must remain in custody – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2013 in bail, deportation, detention, evidence, human rights, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Radical preacher Abu Qatada must remain in custody following his arrest for allegedly breaching his bail conditions, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 10th March 2013


Government failing to bring Britain in line with European rules on human trafficking, say charities – The Independent

“The Government has failed to bring Britain in line with European laws on human trafficking, according to leading charities, who say victims of the crime are being left vulnerable to further abuse.”

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The Independent, 10th March 2013