UK likely to ratify Unified Patent Court after EU referendum – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 25th, 2016 in courts, intellectual property, international courts, news, patents, referendums by sally

‘UK law makers are not likely to ratify the creation of a new Unified Patent Court (UPC) until after the UK public votes on whether the country should remain a member of the EU, the UK government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th February 2016

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Is a mere roof enough? – Nearly Legal

‘An application for interim relief in a judicial review of Lambeth’s refusal to provide interim accommodation pending review of the claimant’s homeless application, but one that leaves me thinking (or perhaps hoping) that there must have been more to this than appears in the Lawtel note.’

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Nearly Legal, 24th February 2016

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‘Serious failings’ at BBC let Jimmy Savile abuse 72 people – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, whistleblowers by sally

‘”Serious failings” at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to sexually abuse 72 people without detection for decades, according to a damning report published on Thursday, which insisted that the corporation still had lessons to learn.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Violent murderer entitled to compensation for human rights breach, judge finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2016 in compensation, delay, human rights, murder, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘The High Court has ruled that Anwar Hussain was a victim of a ‘systematic failure’ after his Parole Board hearing was delayed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2016

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Rotherham child abuse trial: four men and two women found guilty – The Guardian

‘Six men and women were found guilty of offences relating to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham, as it emerged that the conduct of more than 50 officers from South Yorkshire who had dealt with the victims is now under investigation.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Court of Appeal must maintain brand owners’ right to obtain website blocking orders, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Court of Appeal in London must maintain the right of brand owners to obtain website blocking orders against internet service providers (ISPs) as a means of enforcing their trade mark rights against infringers, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th February 2016

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Professional negligence barristers get the most complaints, BSB report finds – Legal Futures

Posted February 25th, 2016 in barristers, complaints, news, reports by sally

‘Barristers specialising in professional negligence are more likely than colleagues in any other area of law to generate complaints, a report by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has found.’

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Legal Futures, 25th February 2016

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“Good” appeals not being taken to EAT because of fees, former president claims – Litigation Futures

Posted February 25th, 2016 in appeals, employment tribunals, fees, judiciary, news by sally

‘The introduction of a £1,600 fee to bring a case to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has deterred many ‘good’ appeals while having no effect on those that are ‘bad’ or ‘opportunistic’, the former president of the EAT has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th February 2016

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CPS should have closer oversight of police in child sex abuse cases, ex-DPP says – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in child abuse, children, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service should have had closer oversight of the police to control the “disgrace” of some historical child sexual abuse investigations, a former director of public prosecutions has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Lord Lucan and the Presumption of Death Act 2013 – Park Square Barristers

Posted February 25th, 2016 in news, peerages & dignities, presumption of death orders, probate by sally

‘The press has been awash with reports of the recent case in which Lord Bingham, the son of the 7th Earl of Lucan, obtained a Court Order which finally allowed him to succeed to the title held by his father – who had been missing for over 40 years following the death of a former nanny. The case attracted frenzied press coverage in 1974 when the family nanny, Sandra Rivett, was found dead at the home of Lord Lucan’s estranged wife in Belgravia. Suspected of her murder, Lord Lucan fled and was never seen again. However, this was only the beginning of the saga for the family. Over the ensuing years there were regular reports of sightings of the fugitive peer. None were confirmed, and an alternative theory was that he had committed suicide shortly after the murder.’

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Cambridge student found not guilty of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, news, rape, young persons by sally

‘Prithvi Sridhar’s family said they were ‘very, very happy’ after he was cleared of raping a fellow student in her room following a night out.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2016

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Supreme Court rejects ‘illogical’ precedent on death payments – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 25th, 2016 in accidents, appeals, asbestos, damages, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that a mesothelioma victim’s family was under-compensated because of the date when damages were calculated.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th February 2016

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Woman found guilty of not revealing husband’s Isis plans – The Independent

Posted February 25th, 2016 in aiding and abetting, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by sally

‘A mother-of-three has been found guilty of failing to inform authorities that her husband intended to join the so-called Islamic State.’

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The Independent, 24th February 2016

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Heathrow 13: climate change protesters avoid jail – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in airports, demonstrations, news, sentencing, trespass by sally

‘Six women and seven men have avoided jail for trespassing at Heathrow, following a protest against the possible expansion of the airport.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Supreme Court rewrites law on multipliers in fatal accident cases – Legal Futures

‘The Supreme Court has overturned two House of Lords judgments in ruling that the multiplier in assessing damages for fatal accident claims should be calculated from the date of the trial, not the date of death.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th February 2016

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