Government planning to repeal animal welfare codes – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2016 in agriculture, animal cruelty, codes of practice, food, news, regulations, repeals by sally

‘Conservative ministers are planning to repeal an array of official guidance on animal welfare standards, starting with a move to put the code on chicken-farming into the hands of the poultry industry.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2016

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Pumpkin cyanide blackmailer Michael Young jailed – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2015 in agriculture, blackmail, news, sentencing by sally

‘A lorry driver who attempted to blackmail a Lincolnshire pumpkin farmer by telling him he had poisoned his crops has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2015

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Sheep rustling: Police are studying ancient methods of identification to help beat the thieves – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2015 in agriculture, animals, identification, news, theft by sally

‘Pity the poor country coppers – if you thought they had enough on their plates with red diesel, dogging and bored teenagers necking horse tranquillisers, now they’re having to get to grips with sheep markings designed by the Vikings.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2015

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Ramblers celebrate after landmark High Court ruling that could see up to 1,000 former rights of way re-open – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2015 in agriculture, footpaths, news, rights of way by sally

‘Up to 1,000 rights of way could be re-established centuries after they stopped being recorded on maps after a landmark High Court ruling.’

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The Independent, 2nd July 2015

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Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Posted March 30th, 2015 in agriculture, appeals, financial regulation, law reports by sally

Financial Conduct Authority v Capital Alternatives Ltd and others [2015] EWCA Civ 284; [2015] WLR (D) 140

‘The critical question in deciding whether property was “managed as a whole” within section 235(3)(b) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 was whether a characteristic feature of the arrangements under the scheme was that the property to which those arrangements related was managed as a whole. Whether that condition was satisfied required an overall assessment and evaluation of the relevant facts.’

WLR Daily, 25th March 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution – Lecture by Lady Hale

The Supreme Court in the United Kingdom Constitution (PDF)

Lecture by Lady Hale

The Bryce Lecture, 5th February 2015

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Badger cull protesters lose legal battle – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 30th, 2014 in agriculture, animals, appeals, environmental health, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘Court of Appeal judges dismiss campaigners’ claim Government acting unlawfully by allowing latest badger culls to go ahead without monitoring by independent expert panel.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2014

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Badger cull legal challenge in Somerset and Gloucestershire fails – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in agriculture, animals, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A High Court bid to halt this year’s badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, has failed.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

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Badger cull faces fresh legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in agriculture, animals, environmental health, government departments, news by tracey

‘The Badger Trust is back in court on Thursday with a new legal challenge over the government’s badger cull policy. It is seeking a High Court ruling that there has been an unlawful failure to put in place an independent expert panel to oversee this year’s planned cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2014

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Ann Sherlock: Supreme Court ruling on Welsh legislation – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 9 July 2014, the Supreme Court delivered its unanimous ruling that the Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill was within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 30th July 2014

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Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales – Supreme Court

Agricultural Sector (Wales) Bill Reference by the Attorney General for England and Wales [2014] UKSC 43 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 9th July 2014

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Farmer’s daughter sues parents for slice of £7 million estate claiming she tended cows while sisters went dancing – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2014 in agriculture, appeals, families, news, wills by tracey

‘A dairy farmer’s daughter who claims she led a Cinderella existence tending the cows while her teenage siblings went dancing is suing her elderly parents for a share of their £7million estate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2014

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Regina (Evans) v Cornwall Council – WLR Daily

Posted January 8th, 2014 in agriculture, judicial review, law reports, local government, planning by sally

Regina (Evans) v Cornwall Council [2013] EWHC 4109 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 510

‘The determination of whether prior approval was required for the development of agricultural buildings under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 required a summary assessment and the principles relating to applications for planning permission under section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 were not material considerations for that purpose. Furthermore, the National Planning Policy Framework guidance was inapposite in such cases, and section 66(1) of the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and the case law thereunder was of no application.’

WLR Daily, 20th December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Activists barred from badger protest – The Independent

Posted August 23rd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, demonstrations, injunctions, news, trade unions by sally

“A High Court judge granted an injunction today that will allow people to protest peacefully against the controversial badger cull within the trial culling zones, but bar a handful of named hardcore activists from the area.”

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The Independent, 22nd August 2013

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Farmers Union applies for injunction that aims to stop badger cull protests – The Independent

Posted August 22nd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, demonstrations, injunctions, news, pilot schemes, trade unions by sally

“If granted by the High Court, it would prevent any protest against the pilot scheme.”

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The Independent, 21st August 2013

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Farm fined after young female worker killed in unsafe tractor – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2013 in agriculture, fines, guilty pleas, health & safety, news by sally

“A farm has been fined £80,000 after a young farm worker was killed when the tractor she was driving overturned in a sloping field.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th June 2013

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Sheep snow deaths: Farmers could get law change – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in agriculture, animals, burials and cremation, EC law, news by sally

“Laws that prevent farmers burying dead animals could be relaxed to help those struggling after hundreds of sheep died in the recent snow.”

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BBC News, 2nd April 2013

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Pioneer Hi Bred Italia Srl v Ministero delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali – WLR Daily

Posted September 10th, 2012 in agriculture, EC law, environmental health, food, law reports by tracey

Pioneer Hi Bred Italia Srl v Ministero delle Politiche agricole alimentari e forestali: (Case C-36/11);   [2012] WLR (D)  262

“The cultivation of genetically modified organisms such as the MON 810 maize varieties could not be made subject to a national authorisation procedure when the use and marketing of those varieties were authorised pursuant to article 20 of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of 22 September 2003 on genetically modified food and feed and where those varieties had been accepted for inclusion in the common catalogue provided for in Council Directive 2002/53/EC of 13 June 2002 on the common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species as amended by Regulation No 1829/2003.”

WLR Daily, 6th September 2012

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Red Tractor ‘pork not porkies’ ads banned – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2012 in advertising, agriculture, animals, complaints, news by tracey

“Three ads trumpeting the high welfare standards of pork sold with the Red Tractor quality mark have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which found the claims could mislead consumers into thinking pig welfare in Britain was better than it is.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2012

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Campaigners win Woolley Valley land battle – The Independent

“A campaign group has won a High Court battle over the agricultural use of Green Belt land formerly owned by broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby for intensive poultry farming.”

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The Independent, 27th July 2012

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