Wrapped up: Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd – NIPC Law

Posted May 6th, 2015 in intellectual property, news, patents by sally

‘Not all patented inventions are high tech. The title of the patent in Everseal Stationery Products Ltd v Document Management Solutions Ltd. and Others [2015] EWHC 842 (IPEC) (1 April 2015) was “Mailer with self-adhesive closure”.’

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NIPC Law, 5th May 2015

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Farrah Ahmed and Adam Perry: Judicial Review of Shariah Councils – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted May 6th, 2015 in divorce, islamic law, judicial review, marriage, news by sally

‘On 23 March, Theresa May announced plans for a review of shariah councils in England and Wales, to examine their compatibility with British values, if the Conservatives win the May election. Shariah councils are bodies that issue divorce certificates for Islamic marriages, offer mediation and reconciliation services to couples married under religious law, and produce expert opinion reports on religious matters. An AHRC-funded research project concluded that the shariah council it studied (along with a Beth Din and a Catholic Tribunal) “provide[s] an important service for those Jews, Muslims and Catholics for whom a religious divorce ‘in the sight of God’ is important from both a spiritual and religious legal perspective”. The Home Office, while acknowledging the need for further evidence on the operation of shariah councils, appears concerned about the effect of their decisions on women (who, it suggests, may receive an insufficient financial settlement on a religious divorce) and the fairness of the procedures followed by shariah councils (particularly the possibility that their procedures discount women’s testimonies).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st May 2015

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Judge grants Operation Elveden police access to press phone records – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2015 in corruption, news, police, public interest, telecommunications by sally

‘A judge has granted police permission to access journalists’ phone records for the first time in a public hearing.
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BBC News, 5th May 2015

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Eric Joyce found guilty of assaulting two boys in north London shop – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in alcoholism, assault, news, violence, young persons by sally

‘Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has been found guilty of assaulting two teenage boys in a north London shop.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Costs lawyers become latest to call for level playing field in QC appointments – Litigation Futures

Posted May 6th, 2015 in costs, legal profession, news, queen's counsel by sally

‘Costs lawyers and others with rights of audience who are not currently eligible for appointment as Queen’s Counsel should have the right to apply for silk, the Association of Costs Lawyers (ACL) has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th May 2015

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Faith school wins judicial review over adjudicator findings on admissions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 6th, 2015 in costs, education, judicial review, news, school admissions by sally

‘A high-profile faith school won a High Court judicial review last month over the Schools Adjudicator’s finding that its admission arrangements for 2014 and 2015 were unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th May 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judge upholds ACV listing of green belt site – OUT-LAW.com

‘A First-Tier Tribunal judge has dismissed a challenge by developer Banner Homes to the listing of a 4.83 hectare site by St Albans City and District Council as an asset of community value (ACV).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th May 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Police saw Rotherham child sex abuse victims as prostitutes, says PCC – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in child abuse, news, police, prostitution, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Officers failed to act 10 years ago when reports warned about extent of problem because they did not understand what grooming was, says Alan Billings.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Benedict Douglas: Why Human Rights Have Not Been Accepted in the UK – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted May 6th, 2015 in constitutional law, human rights, news by sally

‘The major modern and historic human rights documents recognise human rights as inalienably and universally attaching to individuals by virtue of their humanity. However, this justification for rights possession in dignity or any other foundational human characteristic is absent from the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). This lack of recognition of a deeper fundamental basis for Convention rights underlies both the euro-sceptic and party political hostility to rights in the UK, and the lack of ownership of rights amongst the public recognised by the Commission on a Bill of Rights. If the conception of human rights accepted and respected within the UN rights documents it to take root in the UK, our courts or a new Bill of Rights must recognise a moral, more fundamental, justification for human rights.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 5th May 2015

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Understanding foreign signs – how to make sure your contract is properly executed – Technology Law Update

Posted May 6th, 2015 in appeals, company law, contracts, EC law, international law, news by sally

‘The negotiations are over, the deal is done. Now it’s time to sign the contracts. But before popping the champagne corks, you’ll need to make sure that those signatures are valid. Here’s a cautionary tale of what can go wrong.’

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Technology Law Update, 1st May 2015

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Army recruitment sergeant guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits – The Guardian

‘An army recruitment sergeant has been found guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

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Greenpeace anti-fracking advert banned for claiming support of ‘experts’ – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in advertising, charities, energy, environmental protection, news by sally

‘A Greenpeace advert opposing fracking has been banned for claiming experts agreed that the process would not cut energy bills.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2015

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A1P1 claims by photovoltaics get to the Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 6th, 2015 in appeals, climate change, damages, energy, news by sally

‘In 2011, DECC decided to change the rules about subsidies for photovoltaic schemes, and caused substantial losses to those who had contracted or were about to contract on the basis of the more generous old subsidies.’
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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th May 2015

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Swindon placenta smoothie maker ‘will not fight ban’ – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2015 in birth, environmental health, food, health & safety, human tissue, news by sally

‘A woman who was banned from using raw placenta to make smoothies for new mothers, has said she cannot afford the legal battle to fight her case.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2015

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Baby girl removed from ‘homophobic’ biological mother after court battle – The Independent

‘A High Court Judge has ruled that a baby girl conceived through surrogacy should be placed with her father and his partner after her biological mother was deemed “homophobic”.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2015

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Open letter condemns legal aid cuts, calls on new government to restore justice – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in legal aid, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘More than 100 judges, peers, lawyers and doctors write open letter to the Guardian calling on new government to prevent ‘widespread miscarriages of justice’.’
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The Guardian, 1st May 2015

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Salford Royal Hospital: Woman awarded £8m after NHS blunder – BBC News

‘A pregnant woman left brain damaged after her heart was accidentally punctured during an NHS operation has won an £8m compensation pay-out.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2015

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Online porn laws: Two dominatrix pornographers become first filmmakers to be hit by new rules – The Independent

Posted May 6th, 2015 in news, obscenity, photography, pornography, violence by sally

‘Two dominatrix pornographers have become the first adult filmmakers to fall foul of strict new regulations governing online pornography.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Miu Miu ad banned for appearing to sexualise a child – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in advertising, children, media, news by sally

‘An ad campaign for fashion brand Miu Miu that ran in Vogue magazine has been banned for appearing to sexualise a child.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk