EastEnders star Steve McFadden settles News of the World damages claim – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, police, telecommunications by tracey

‘Steve McFadden, the actor who plays Phil Mitchell in EastEnders, has settled his damages claim against the News of the World and the police over hacking and leaks about his private life to the paper.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government stands firm on ending LASPO exemption for insolvency proceedings – Litigation Futures

Posted September 16th, 2014 in insolvency, news, time limits by tracey

‘The government has indicated that it will not rethink the end of the LASPO exemption currently applied to insolvency proceedings, which is due to expire next year.’

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Litigation Futures, 15th September 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Jackson slaps down bid to introduce one-way costs-shifting in certain appeals – Litigation Futures

Posted September 16th, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, news by tracey

‘The Jackson reforms were not intended to give appeal courts the ad hoc power to introduce one-way costs shifting, their architect has ruled. Lord Justice Jackson said he wanted to clarify the purpose of rule 52.9A – introduced on 1 April 2013 – so as to prevent further applications along the same lines.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th September 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 16th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2014, Schedule 37, Paragraph 22 (Commencement) Order 2014

The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2014

The African Development Fund (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2014

The African Development Bank (Thirteenth Replenishment of the African Development Fund) Order 2014

The Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No.3) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 1) (Northern Ireland) Order 2014

The Legislative Reform (Clinical Commissioning Groups) Order 2014

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Health and Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 16th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Family Court Decisions (High Court Judges)

X (Adopted Child: Access To Court File) [2014] EWFC 33 (09 September 2014)

Family Court Decisions (other Judges)

T (A Child : fact finding) [2014] EWFC B115 (12 September 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

European court to investigate laws allowing GCHQ to snoop on journalists – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in declarations of incompatibility, human rights, intelligence services, media, news by tracey

‘The European court of human rights (ECHR) is to investigate British laws that allow GCHQ and police to secretly snoop on journalists. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has gone straight to Strasbourg in a bid to get a finding that domestic law is incompatible with provisions in European law which give journalists the right to keep sources confidential from police and others.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Zack Hider inquest: Surgery ‘overdose’ caused baby’s death – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2014 in inquests, medical treatment, medicines, news by tracey

‘A 19-day-old boy died after being given four times the solution needed to stop his heart during surgery, a coroner has ruled.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Chris Grayling plans network of mental health centres in prisons – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2014 in mental health, news, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘Chris Grayling has ordered justice ministry officials to start work on developing a network of specialist mental health centres within prisons in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2014

Source: www.www.guardian.co.uk

SAS selection deaths: inquest delayed until 2015 – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2014 in appeals, armed forces, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, homicide, inquests, negligence, news by tracey

‘An inquest into the deaths of three soldiers who collapsed on an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons has been delayed until 2015.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk