Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 15th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Child Poverty Act 2010 (Extension of Publication Deadline) (No. 2) Order 2013

The Companies and Partnerships (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2013

The Accounts and Audit (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 15th, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mengiste & Anor v Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 1003 (14 August 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Hellard (Trustee In Bankruptcy) v Kapoor [2013] EWHC 2204 (Ch) (25 July 2013)

Harris v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2013] EWHC 2514 (Ch) (09 August 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Truro City Council v Cornwall City Council [2013] EWHC 2525 (Admin) (13 August 2013)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Noemalife SPA v Infinitt UK Ltd [2013] EWHC 2376 (TCC) (14 August 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Times Newspapers Ltd v McNamara [2013] EWHC B12 (Comm) (13 August 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

Solicitor who ignored LeO fined for contempt – Solicitors Journal

Posted August 15th, 2013 in case management, contempt of court, fines, legal ombudsman, news, solicitors by sally

“A solicitor who refused to comply with a legal ombudsman decision to return files to a client has been fined £5,000 for contempt by a county court.”

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Solicitors Journal, 14th August 2013

Source: www.solicitorsjournal.com

Damian Green: Reforming the role of magistrates – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 15th, 2013 in courts, criminal procedure, magistrates, news, sentencing, speeches by sally

“More than 4,000 defendants each year are sent to the Crown Court for sentencing when they could be dealt with in the magistrates’ court, costing valuable money and time Justice Minister Damian Green said today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th August 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Criminologists identify family killer characteristics – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2013 in crime, domestic violence, families, news by sally

“Men who kill their families can be separated into four distinct types.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pet cat’s DNA helps convict owner who killed his friend after an argument – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in animals, DNA, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“First time genetic code of a cat has been used in a criminal trial in the UK.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ending it all. Or not – NearlyLegal

Posted August 15th, 2013 in landlord & tenant, news, notification by sally

“Fareham BC v Miller [2013] EWCA Civ 159 states in no uncertain terms that the common law position is that a landlord’s notice to quit is irrevocable once served.”

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NearlyLegal, 14th August 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Red Bull pursues Redwell brewery in Norwich over name – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2013 in intellectual property, news, trade marks, trade names by sally

“A Norfolk micro brewery has been told it must change its name or face legal action, because it sounds too similar to the energy drink Red Bull.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Russian wife awarded £53 million divorce settlement at London’s High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2013 in contempt of court, costs, divorce, enforcement, financial provision, news by sally

“A Russian wife has been awarded one of the highest divorce settlements ever made by an English court after a judge ruled that she should receive more than £53 million from her ex-husband.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th August 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Swindon nurse who mistook blood for jam suspended – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2013 in disciplinary procedures, news, nurses, professional conduct by sally

“A nurse who mistook blood around a patient’s mouth for jam has been suspended for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

HIV home-testing kits will be available free on NHS after law change – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in HIV, news by sally

“Home-testing kits that allow people to test themselves for HIV will be legal in the UK from next spring.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Double’ miscarriage of justice victim Martin Foran speaks – BBC News

“A man who claims to be the UK’s only victim of two miscarriages of justice has said he wants an apology.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Reform out of date laws on fitness to plead, ministers urged – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in defences, fitness to plead, insanity, Law Commission, mental health, news, reports by sally

“Mentally ill people are routinely forced to stand trial because the rules on fitness to appear in court are out of date, legal reformers have told the Government.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Highly intelligent’ schoolboy jailed for life for attempting to kill 12-year-old girl by ‘gutting her like a pig’ after she spurned sexual advances – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2013 in attempts, children, murder, news, rape, restraining orders, sentencing by sally

“A ‘highly intelligent’ schoolboy has been sentenced to a minimum of seven years for attempting to murder a 12-year-old girl by “gutting her like a pig” with a blunt pen-knife after she spurned his sexual advances.”

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The Independent, 14th August 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Restrictions on health workers with HIV lifted as ‘outdated’ ban ends – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2013 in dentists, disqualification, doctors, employment, HIV, news by sally

“Surgeons, dentists, midwives and other healthcare workers who have HIV are to be allowed to perform all kinds of procedures on patients, following the lifting of an outdated ban that led in some cases to the loss of careers and livelihoods.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk