Oldham man jailed for strangling his best man – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in alcohol abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

“A Greater Manchester man has been jailed for strangling his friend who was the best man at his wedding.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Amad Jumaily’s murder of wife June ‘not preventable’ – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in doctors, mental health, murder, news, reports by tracey

“The murder of a woman confronted by her husband with evidence of an affair from a private investigator was ‘not preventable’, a report has found.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2013

Surce: www.bbc.co.uk

Notification of PECR security breaches – Information Commissioner’s Office

Posted September 27th, 2013 in advertising, data protection, EC law, electronic mail, privacy, reports by tracey

“Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations – guide”

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Information Commissioner’s Office, 26th September 2013

Source: www.ico.org.uk

Energy price cap – is it legal? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 27th, 2013 in energy, legislation, news, parliament, price fixing by tracey

“You would have to be living under a rock to avoid Mr Milliband’s recent announcement that energy costs would, if he were elected in 2015, be capped for 20 months. Unsurprisingly, this has caused uproar on a political level between energy companies warning of blackouts and company failures and the Labour party who maintain it is a viable option. The question which really needs to be asked here is whether or not the government is legally entitled to do this?”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th September 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

UK Government begins legal challenge against new EU rules on bankers’ pay and bonuses – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 27th, 2013 in banking, EC law, news, remuneration by tracey

“New EU rules which will cap bankers’ bonuses will lead to an increase in fixed salaries, ‘undermining’ global reforms to promote greater responsibility in the banking sector, the UK Government has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th September 203

Source: www.out-law.com

Comand Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 27th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales annual report 2012-2013, Cm 8702 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.co.uk

Legal Services Board clarifies position on special bodies and ABS – Legal Services Board

“Legal Services Board clarifies its stance on licensing special bodies as alternative business structures (ABS).”

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Legal Services Board, 26th September 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/

Draft Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill – Law Commission

Posted September 27th, 2013 in bills, charities, consultations, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

“In a consultation launched today, the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission invite comments on the draft Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill as it stands at 26 September 2013.”

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Law Commission, 26th September 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

BSB publishes diversity review of complaints processes – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 27th, 2013 in barristers, complaints, diversity, news, reports by tracey

“An independent review into the barristers’ regulator’s complaints-handling process has been published today by the Bar Standards Board.”

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Bar Standards Board, 27th September 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Facebook grooming case – Attorney General’s Office

“The Court of Appeal found that the 6 ½ yr sentence given to facebook groomer Husaini Master was unduly lenient and raised it to 9 yrs.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th September 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Court of Appeal increases sentence of man who conned elderly – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 27th, 2013 in appeals, conspiracy, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

“Court of Appeal found the 21 month sentence given to Bernard Collins for conspiracy to defraud unduly lenient and increased it to 3 ½ years.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th September 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 27th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013

The Electricity and Gas Appeals (Designation and Exclusion) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc v Same; Lace International Ltd and others v Same – WLR Daily

Posted September 27th, 2013 in compensation, insurance, law reports, violent disorder by tracey

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd and another v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime; Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc v Same; Lace International Ltd and others v Same; [2013] EWHC 2734 (Comm); [2013] WLR (D) 356

“Compensation payable under section 2 of the Riot (Damages) Act 1886, as amended, was limited to physical damage to the relevant premises or property in it and did not extend to consequential losses such as loss of profit or loss of rent.”

WLR Daily, 12th September 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

BAILLI: Recent Decisions

Posted September 27th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

C (Children), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 1158 (26 September 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Fordent Holdings Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2013] EWHC 2844 (Admin) (26 September 2013)

D B Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd & Anor v Leeds City Council [2013] EWHC 2865 (Admin) (24 September 2013)

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

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ipcom GmbH & Co Kg v HTC Europe Co Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 2880 (Ch) (26 September 2013)

High Court (Family Division)

G (A Child: Intractable Contact) [2013] EWHC B16 (Fam) (25 September 2013)

High Court (Patents Court) Decisions

Corma Inc & Ors v Hegler Plastik GmbH & Anor [2013] EWHC 2820 (Pat) (18 September 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

 

 

Time to Call a Halt – New Court of Appeal Guidance in Adoption Cases: Re B-S [2013] EWCA Civ 813 – Family Law Week

Posted September 27th, 2013 in adoption, appeals, family courts, news, parental rights by tracey

“Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings and Nicola Harries of Baxter Harries Solicitors draw lessons from new guidance in adoption cases, set out by the Court of Appeal in Re B-S in which they acted for the respondent.”

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Family Law week, 26th September 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Bedroom tax defeat for Westminster council in landmark case – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2013 in benefits, disabled persons, housing, local government, news, social security by tracey

“A housing association tenant in central London has won an appeal against the imposition of the bedroom tax by Conservative-run Westminster city council, in what is thought to be the first such victory in England.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Extradited rapist Salvador Orozco jailed for 1990 attack – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in extradition, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

“A rapist caught after his victim was inspired by an EastEnders storyline has been jailed 23 years after the attack.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government to amend lobbying regulation plans – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in bills, charities, elections, freedom of expression, lobbying, news by tracey

“The government has proposed a series of amendments to its lobbying bill, after charities and voluntary groups raised concerns they could be gagged.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Serco referred to Serious Fraud Office over electronic tag overcharging scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2013 in electronic monitoring, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

“The Serious Fraud Office has been handed a dossier on private security firm Serco following allegations the taxpayer has been overcharged by millions of pounds for electronic tags.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

HIV positive Simon Morris Jones abused three boys – BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2013 in child abuse, HIV, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

“A man who sexually abused three boys when he knew he was HIV positive, has been jailed for 10 years at Caernarfon Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 26th September 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk