Hillsborough disaster files decision challenged by government – The Guardian

“The government is to appeal against a ruling that Margaret Thatcher’s discussions about the Hillsborough tragedy should be made public.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2011

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Hillsborough documents on Margaret Thatcher to be released – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2011 in documents, families, freedom of information, news, police, public interest, sport by tracey

“The Information Commissioner ruled that they were in the public interest, amid claims by some victims’ families that the former Conservative prime minister tried to protect the police’s reputation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2011

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Celebrities can be given hacking surveillance notes, High Court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2011 in disclosure, documents, interception, news, telecommunications by sally

“Lawyers of celebrities who suspect that phone messages were intercepted by News of the World journalists can be given material from ‘surveillance’ notes seized by police, a High Court judge said today (27 June).”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th June 2011

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Ryan Lovell-Hancox: Killers were known to authorities – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in child cruelty, documents, news, reports, social services by sally

“A murdered three-year-old West Midlands boy was not protected despite his killers being known to child protection agencies, a report has found.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2011

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Regina v Taylor (George Charles) – WLR Daily

Posted March 31st, 2011 in appeals, documents, insolvency, law reports, winding up by sally

Regina v Taylor (George Charles) [2011] EWCA Crim 728;  [2011] WLR (D)  108

“Records kept on computer that affected or related to a company’s property or affairs were within the composite expression ‘book or paper affecting or relating to the company’s property or affairs’ within section 206(1)(c) of the Insolvency Act 1986.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Phone-hacking libel claim contested by Metropolitan police – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2011 in defamation, documents, interception, news, police, telecommunications by sally

“Scotland Yard is to contest a lawsuit that could establish the true number of victims in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2011

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Blair knew of Guantanamo torture in 2002, lawyers claim – The Independent

Posted September 29th, 2010 in disclosure, documents, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“Tony Blair was alerted to allegations of torture involving UK nationals held in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay within months of the ‘War on Terror’ beginning, lawyers claimed yesterday.”

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The Independent, 29th September 2010

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De La Rue faces Serious Fraud Office inquiry over ‘falsified documents’ – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2010 in documents, fraud, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

“Banknote printer De La Rue is at the centre of its second Serious Fraud Office probe in three years following allegations of corruption by the company’s employees totalling at least £1m.”

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The Guardian, 7th September 2010

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Covertly found assets no longer valid in divorce – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2010 in divorce, documents, evidence, news by sally

“Separated couples will no longer be able to use secretly obtained documents to reveal their spouse’s hidden assets in divorce proceedings, the court of appeal has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

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Classified documents reveal UK’s role in abuse of its own citizens – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2010 in disclosure, documents, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The true extent of the Labour government’s involvement in the illegal abduction and torture of its own citizens after the al-Qaida attacks of September 2001 has been spelled out in stark detail with the disclosure during high court proceedings of a mass of highly classified documents.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2010

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Post-It notes and the end of written history – BBC News

“The new coalition government is currently deciding when the legislation, which follows a review of secrecy rules by a committee chaired by Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre, will come into effect.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2010

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Chilcot inquiry: Iraq papers show Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2010 in attorney general, documents, illegality, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Tony Blair was warned by his government’s chief law officer that an invasion of Iraq would be illegal the day before he privately assured President George Bush he would support US-led military action, documents released today by the Chilcot inquiry reveal.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

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Lincolnshire shooting ‘down to police error’ – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2010 in documents, firearms, news, police by sally

“Police made a ‘blatant error’ by not seizing firearms certificates from a man who went on to shoot his step-daughter, the police watchdog has said.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2010

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Sharon Shoesmith papers released by court – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2010 in disclosure, documents, judicial review, news, unfair dismissal by sally

“Key court documents have been released relating to the sacking of social services chief Sharon Shoesmith after the death of Baby Peter in London.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2010

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30-year rule on release of secret government papers cut to 20 years – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2010 in archives, disclosure, documents, freedom of information, news by sally

“Secret government papers are to be released after a delay of 20 years in a change from the current 30-year rule, the Ministry of Justice announced yesterday (25 February).”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2010

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Midgulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimique Tunisien – WLR Daily

Posted February 12th, 2010 in appeals, arbitration, documents, injunctions, law reports by sally

Midgulf International Ltd v Groupe Chimique Tunisien [2010] EWCA Civ 66; [2010] WLR (D) 34

“Where the court had found that there was a valid contract governed by English law to conduct arbitration of disputes in England, it would be inappropriate for one party to the contract to seek a foreign court to declare that there was no such agreement and the English Court could restrain that party who had submitted to the jurisdiction of English court from instituting or continuing the action in the foreign court contrary to the arbitration agreement.”

WLR Daily, 11th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Panel to study Hillsborough tragedy files revealed – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2010 in documents, health & safety, news, sport by sally

“Seven members of a panel which will scrutinize files relating to the Hillsborough tragedy have been named.”

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BBC News, 26th January 2010

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Secret document which implicated Blair Peach coroner withheld by Home Office – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in coroners, documents, inquests, news, police by sally

“Government officials withheld a document relating to the death of Blair Peach, the anti-fascist campaigner widely believed to have been killed by police in 1979, because they feared it would portray the coroner as biased and lend weight to calls for a public inquiry.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2010

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Leofelis SA and Another v Lonsdale Sports Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in civil procedure rules, documents, law reports by sally

Leofelis SA and Another v Lonsdale Sports Ltd and Others

Court of Appeal

“It was appropriate for economy of documentation in appeals for parties to cooperate in making the bundles as convenient as possible, even in ways which the Practice Direction to Part 52 of the Civil Procedure Rules might not allow.”

The Times, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Secret anti-terror documents ‘left on train’ – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2008 in documents, government departments, news, terrorism by sally

“A police investigation has been launched after secret Government documents were left on a train, it was confirmed today.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk