EVENT: University of Cambridge – EU Internet Regulation After Google Spain

Posted March 6th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This one-day conference, made possible as a result of a kind donation from Hogan Lovells, will explore the implications of C-131/12 Google Spain; Google v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), Mario Costeja González (2014), the Court of Justice of the European Union’s long awaited “right to be forgotten” case. Although directly focused on search engines, this key judgment has wider implications. Sessions will, therefore, explore not only the future of search engines’ data protection obligations but also the general shape of EU regulation of the internet, questions related to jurisdiction and applicable law and the historic pathway to the Google Spain judgment. Confirmed speakers/panellists include Professor Artemi Rallo Lombarte (former Director of the Spanish Data Protection Authority), William Malcolm (Senior Privacy Counsel at Google) and David Smith (UK Deputy Information Commissioner).’

Date: 27th March 2015

Location: University of Cambridge

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 6th, 2015 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

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Integral Petroleum SA v SCU-Finanz AG – WLR Daily

Posted March 6th, 2015 in company law, conflict of laws, contracts, documents, EC law, law reports by sally

Integral Petroleum SA v SCU-Finanz AG [2015] EWCA Civ 144; [2015] WLR (D) 97

‘Where a contract had been signed by only one of a company’s two joint signatories, the question of whether the company was bound by the contract was properly characterised as a question of the company’s capacity, to be governed by the law of the company’s constitution, rather than a question of the formal validity of the contract, to be governed by the law which governed the contract, pursuant to article 11 of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 593/2008.’

WLR Daily, 26th February 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 6th, 2015 in legislation by sally

SI 2015/406 – The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2015

SI 2015/404 – The Sham Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland and Northern Ireland) (Administrative) Regulations 2015

SI 2015/401 – The Legal Services Act 2007 (The Law Society) (Modification of Functions) Order 2015

SI 2015/400 – The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (Fees) Regulations 2015

SI 2015/399 – The Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2015
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Woman who killed son by feeding him methadone jailed for six years – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2015 in child neglect, drug abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A heroin addict has been jailed for six years for killing her two-year-old son by feeding him methadone’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawyers ‘are using threats to stop negative client reviews’ – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2015 in consumer protection, defamation, internet, intimidation, law firms, news by sally

‘Thin-skinned lawyers are abusing their legal standing by threatening defamation action against members of the public who post negative reviews of their services on TripAdvisor-style websites.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disabled adult wins High Court battle with council over charges for services – Local Government Lawyer

‘A disabled adult has successfully challenged in the High Court aspects of a county council’s policy on charging for adult non-accommodation services.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th March 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Smoking ban must be enforced in prisons, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2015 in news, prisons, smoking by sally

‘The ban on smoking in public places must be enforced in state prisons as well despite warnings that it could provoke widespread unrest in jails across England and Wales, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police tackle serious crimes with ‘slap on wrist’, MPs warn – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2015 in cautions, news, police, prosecutions, select committees, statistics by sally

‘Too many offenders in England and Wales are given “just a slap on the wrist” for serious crimes, MPs have argued.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Infertility helped your career, NHS tells lawyer – Daily Telegraph

‘A high flying city lawyer, who was rendered infertile after NHS blunders, was told she was due less compensation as children would have hampered her career.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk