Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes denied fair trial, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in appeals, banking, codes of practice, conspiracy, fines, fraud, juries, news, standards by sally

‘Th judge who sentenced a former trader to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to rig Libor blocked the defence from presenting key evidence about a banking industry that routinely flouted rules, the court of appeal has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Prior disclosures do not undermine patent filings made on the same day, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in disclosure, news, patents, time limits by sally

‘Disclosure of information relevant to an invention does not mean the invention cannot be patented as long as the patent application is filed later the same day, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st December 2015

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Unhappy customer sues Apple after honeymoon photos are wiped from phone – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in compensation, costs, negligence, news, photography, telecommunications by sally

‘An Apple customer has won a “monumental victory” over the tech company after his photos were wiped.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2015

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Judge questions ‘astonishing’ £1.3m for consultancy fees – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has sent a strong signal to law firms ‘sub-contracting’ disclosure work to third parties.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd December 2015

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Prisons to introduce tests for legal highs in bid to reduce violence – The Guardian

‘Ministers claim the introduction of new drug tests able to detect legal highs such as spice and black mamba will prove a “gamechanger” in curbing the rising tide of violence in jails across England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Judges will need to get to grips with AI, says Lord Neuberger – Litigation Futures

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in artificial intelligence, computer programs, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Judges will have to learn how to use artificial intelligence (AI), the president of the Supreme Court has said, but there is “little point” in them worrying about the possibility of being replaced by it.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th November 2015

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Dyson advert sucks, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaint by Gtech over press and YouTube campaign, saying tests “did not reflect normal conditions”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2015

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When to call it a day… – Nearly Legal

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in asylum, health, housing, immigration, judicial review, news, pre-action conduct by sally

‘The risks of a client deciding to go it alone at the last stage of judicial review proceedings.’

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Nearly Legal, 30th November 2015

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Judge’s anger at being ‘unable to protect public’ from serial drink-driver who is a ‘death in waiting’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in alcohol abuse, criminal justice, dangerous driving, judges, news, sentencing by sally

‘Birmingham judge bemoans sentencing powers that leave him unable to impose a ‘sentence that is deserved’ in case of ‘deadly’ drink-driver.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2015

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Bride-to-be used fake email addresses to win £25,000 wedding competition – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in advertising, compensation, complaints, electronic mail, marriage, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A bride-to-be tried to win a competition for a £25,000 wedding by using thousands of fake email addresses to secure the highest vote.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2015

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Stonehenge druid King Arthur resurrects remains battle – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in burials and cremation, interpretation, judicial review, monuments, news by sally

‘A senior druid has vowed to seek a judicial review over a government decision allowing ancient human remains from Stonehenge to be kept in a museum.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2015

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Second transgender prisoner found dead in male jail – The Guardian

‘A transgender woman has become the second trans prisoner in the space of a month to apparently take their own life while serving time in a male jail in England.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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Court grants woman right to die after ‘losing her sparkle’ – The Guardian

‘Woman known as C is described as “impulsive and self-centred” but competent enough to refuse dialysis after destroying kidneys in suicide attempt.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2015

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