EVENT: The United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists – Trials without Jury for Serious & Complex Fraud Cases

Posted September 25th, 2013 in Forthcoming events by sally

“With Special Guest Speaker: Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC.

All are welcome and you don’t have to be a lawyer!”

Date: 7th October 2013, 6.00-8.00pm

Location: Central London

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

Di Canio’s Public Humiliation of Players and Dismissal – Littleton Chambers

“During last week’s World Sports Law Report webinar on player contracts, David Reade QC and John Mehrzad presented a section on ‘manager publically criticising player’ and, with some degree of prescience, concluded that the ‘manager was also at risk of breach of implied term of trust and confidence with club or misconduct charge’. ”

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Littleton Chambers, 23rd September 2013

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Breaking news for astrophysicists: Black holes can collapse – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted September 25th, 2013 in costs, debts, insolvency, landlord & tenant, news, pensions, Supreme Court by sally

“OK, so the title perhaps implies that what follows is more interesting than it is. However, the most recent decision of the Supreme Court in the Nortel/Lehman litigation is of considerable importance for all of us, particularly in the current economic climate.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 23rd September 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 25th, 2013 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Page & Anor v Hewetts Solicitors & Anor [2013] EWHC 2845 (Ch) (20 September 2013)

McKinnon v Graham [2013] EWHC 2870 (Ch) (20 September 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

R, R (on the application of) v A Chief Constable [2013] EWHC 2864 (Admin) (24 September 2013)

D, R (on the application of) v The General Medical Council [2013] EWHC 2839 (Admin) (23 September 2013)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Proton Energy Group SA v Lietuva [2013] EWHC 2872 (Comm) (24 September 2013)

High Court (Patents Court)

HTC Corp v Nokia Corp [2013] EWHC B16 (Ch) (12 September 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

Reforming the law on level crossings – Law Commission

Posted September 25th, 2013 in health & safety, Law Commission, news, railways, regulations, reports by sally

“The Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have published a joint report on the law governing level crossings.”

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Law Commission, 25th September 2013

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Court of Protection Update – Family Law Week

“Sally Bradley and Michael Edwards, barristers, 4 Paper Buildings, consider three important judgments of the Court of Protection.”

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Family Law Week, 20th September 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Police ‘containment’ of Palestinian solidarity protester was lawful, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

“The High Court has found that the containment of a protester in a designated protesting pen for seventy five minutes was not unlawful at common law, nor under the Human Rights Act 1998.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Council to pay out after housing families in B&Bs for longer than six weeks – Local Government Lawyer

“A local authority is set to pay out thousands of pounds after it housed 40 homeless families in bed and breakfast accommodation for longer than the recommended limit of six weeks.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th September 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judge quashes “exclusive” golf course decision- and why we need judicial review – UK Human Rights Blog

“This is a successful judicial review of the grant of planning permission to a proposed new golf club in leafy Surrey – where one central issue was whether, in planning policy terms, there was a ‘need’ for the club. The local planning officers had advised the council against the proposal, but the members voted in favour of it (just), hence this challenge. It succeeded on grounds including perversity, which is pretty rare, especially in the planning context, but, when one looks at the judgment, you can readily see why the judge concluded as he did. ”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Experts acclimatise to tougher post-Jackson life – Litigation Futures

Posted September 25th, 2013 in appeals, evidence, expert witnesses, fees, news, proportionality by sally

“The post-Jackson climate for expert witnesses is ‘leaner and meaner’, according to a leading observer of their work.”

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Litigation Futures, 25th September 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Niqab court ruling: a classic exercise in reasonableness – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“In 1894 Edward Marshall Hall KC defended the Austrian-born prostitute Marie Hermann, charged with the murder of a client whose body she hid in a trunk. The jury acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter after what has become his most famous jury speech ending with, ‘Look at her, gentlemen of the jury, look at her. God never gave her a chance, won’t you?’ The personalities may have changed and the language less flowery but the basic principle of a jury trial is the same – we judge our peers on the evidence and that is the evidence presented in court. This includes our assessment of other human beings, not just what they say but how they say it.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th September 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Changing rooms – NearlyLegal

“The bedroom tax First Tier Tribunal decisions are coming in now. And they are intriguing. In some ways, not a surprise, in others somewhat opaque. As well as the first Fife decision, there are another four Fife decisions that I’ve now seen, and a rather frustrating one from Westminster.”

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NearlyLegal, 24th September 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

No breach of privacy to request DNA sample from ex con – UK Human Rights Blog

“The High Court has ruled that it is not a breach of the right to private life to request DNA samples from those who were convicted of serious offences before it became commonplace to take samples for the production of DNA profiles for the investigation of crime.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th September 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Schoolboy rapist walks free despite failure to show remorse – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 25th, 2013 in child abuse, compensation, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

“A schoolboy who twice raped a six-year-old girl has walked free from court after being told to pay his victim £300, despite saying he felt no remorse for his actions.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th September 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Manchester loan sharks jailed after preying on young mothers – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2013 in debts, interest, intimidation, loans, money laundering, news by sally

“Three Manchester loan sharks who charged vulnerable people 100% interest and menaced them by mobile phone have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-prisoner fails to halt police DNA-collection programme – The Guardian

“A former prisoner has failed in a legal challenge that could have forced police to destroy thousands of DNA samples collected from those convicted of serious crimes before 1994.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk