Tesco fined over ‘half-price’ strawberries claim – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2013 in costs, fines, local government, news, unfair commercial practices by tracey

“Tesco has been fined £300,000 after admitting it misled customers over whether strawberries on sale were genuinely ‘half price.’ ”

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BBC News, 19th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The economics of margin squeeze – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 19th, 2013 in competition, damages, news by tracey

“The Competition Bulletin is pleased to welcome the second in our series of blogs by Oxera Consulting on key economic concepts for competition lawyers. In this blog, Tuomas Haanperä, a Senior Consultant, discusses the economic issues surrounding follow-on damages claims in margin squeeze cases (where a dominant firm has charged a combination of retail and wholesale prices that prevents other, ‘squeezed’, rivals from competing). This topic was recently discussed at the Oxera Economics Council, a forum of prominent European economic thinkers and academics that meets twice a year to discuss current economic policy topics.”

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 16th August 2013

Source: www.competitionbulletin.com

Twitter Trolls, Tribunal Online (Finally), Don’t go Home – The Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

“This week, judicial review continued to take a beating, the Home Office backed down over their ‘Go Home’ campaign and the legal implications behind the twitter threat debacle were considered. And, finally, the immigration and asylum tribunal launched a useful online search service.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th August 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Unified Patent Court Comes One Step Closer – NIPC Law

Posted August 19th, 2013 in EC law, news, patents by tracey

“When I was called to the Bar in 1977 I spent a lot of time studying the Community Patent Convention which of 1975 because I really thought I would need to know about it. Hélas le temps perdu!. I would have spent the time no less profitably in the Seven Stars. Forty years on, as they sing at Harrow, there are signs that something close to the original concept of the Community patent is about to become a reality.”

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NIPC Law, 17th August 2013

Source: www.nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

Better Late than Never? – NearlyLegal

Posted August 19th, 2013 in appeals, homelessness, housing, human rights, local government, news, time limits by tracey

Peake v LB Hackney  is another cautionary tale about the importance of lodging statutory homelessness appeals within the 21 day limit.”

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NearlyLegal, 18th August 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

Mengiste and another v Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray and others – WLR Daily

Posted August 19th, 2013 in appeals, bias, costs, expert witnesses, judiciary, law reports, recusal, solicitors by tracey

Mengiste and another v Endowment Fund for the Rehabilitation of Tigray and others:[2013] EWCA Civ 1003;   [2013] WLR (D)  337

“The judge who had heard a substantive application would almost always be the right judge to deal with consequential issues as to costs, even if he had made findings adverse to a party in the course of reaching his conclusion. However, exceptional circumstances might arise where there was apparent bias stemming from the facts of the case which meant that the judge should have recused himself from dealing with the issue of costs.”

WLR Daily, 14th August 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 19th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

East Midlands Trains Ltd v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers [2013] EWCA Civ 1072 (15 August 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Plantagenet Alliance Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor [2013] EWHC B13 (Admin) (15 August 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Heis & Ors v Attestor Value Master Fund LP & Anor [2013] EWHC 2556 (Ch) (16 August 2013)

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

High Court (Family Division)

A NHS Trust v DE [2013] EWHC 2562 (Fam) (16 August 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

Children: Private Law update (August 2013) – Family Law Week

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers several recent judgments in Children private law proceedings which provide practitioners with helpful guidance.”

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Re B (A Child): Who Held What in the Supreme Court? – Family Law Week

Posted August 19th, 2013 in appeals, children, judgments, news, Supreme Court by tracey

“Frank Feehan QC  and Anna McKenna who appeared for the appellant in the Supreme Court and Justin Leslie offer a tabular summary of the findings of the individual Justices on key issues in the appeal.”

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Family Law Week, 16th August 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Has the Internet Destroyed Trial by Jury? – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted August 19th, 2013 in bias, contempt of court, criminal procedure, evidence, internet, juries, news, sentencing, trials by tracey

“The Internet has changed the world and many say the law is struggling to keep up, writes Lyndon Harris.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 17th August 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

Wembley stabbing: Man guilty of Arron Payne murder – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2013 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years for the murder of a man in north-west London.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Diocese of York abuse inquiry opens clergy files – BBC News

“Church files on deceased clergy who served in the Diocese of York are to be opened as part of an investigation into alleged cases of child abuse.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2013

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Sham marriage exposed after groom turns up with three different brides – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 19th, 2013 in fraud, immigration, marriage, news, sentencing by tracey

“A man who attempted to set up a sham marriage to stay in the UK was caught by officials after his ‘partner’ failed to remember his name when booking the wedding and was then replaced by a different bride on the big day.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Iranian bank sues over sanctions – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 19th, 2013 in banking, compensation, costs, EC law, Iran, news, nuclear weapons, sanctions, Supreme Court by tracey

“The taxpayer faces a bill for up to £1 billion after the Government was sued by an Iranian bank that claimed it had been wrongly placed on a sanctions blacklist.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Political lobbying law is a dog’s breakfast, says MP – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2013 in bills, lobbying, news by tracey

“David Cameron’s planned law to stop lobbying scandals is ‘a dog’s breakfast’, according to the head of the Commons committee examining it.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk