Jones v Kaney – WLR Daily

Posted March 31st, 2011 in expert witnesses, immunity, law reports, Supreme Court by sally

Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13;  [2011] WLR (D)  109

“The immunity from suit for breach of duty that expert witnesses had previously enjoyed in relation to their participation in legal proceedings should be abolished.”

WLR Daily, 30th March 2011


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Expert witness immunity removed – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2011 in expert witnesses, immunity, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Expert witnesses have lost their 400-year-old immunity from being sued in the civil courts.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2011


E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges –

“The Government has published Regulations that will absolve internet service providers (ISPs) and other digital service providers of responsibility for religion or sexuality-related hate speech transmitted over their networks.”

Full story, 14th January 2010


Iraq inquiry: witnesses could be given immunity from prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2009 in immunity, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

“Witnesses at the inquiry into the Iraq war could be offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2009


War crime suspects may see UK immunity loophole closed – The Observer

Posted July 6th, 2009 in genocide, immunity, news, war crimes by sally

“There has been a huge increase in action against suspected war criminals by the UK authorities, the Guardian has learned, as anti-genocide campaigners await an announcement on Tuesday on whether the government will act to end immunity for genocide suspects.”

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The Observer, 5th July 2009

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Government proposes witness immunity power for FSA – The Times

Posted January 16th, 2009 in financial regulation, immunity, news, witnesses by sally

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) will be given formal powers to grant immunity to witnesses in criminal investigations under new Government proposals.”

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The Times, 15th January 2009


Mousa witnesses granted immunity – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2008 in armed forces, immunity, Iraq, news, torture, witnesses by sally

“Witnesses giving evidence to an inquiry into the death of Iraqi Baha Mousa have been told they will not have it used against them in criminal proceedings.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2008


Baroness Warnock: Euthanasia abroad would mean a ‘two-tier death service’ – The Times

Posted October 6th, 2008 in assisted suicide, immunity, news by sally

“Baroness Warnock, Britain’s leading expert on medical ethics and a vocal supporter of euthanasia, has said that it would be wrong to give immunity from prosecution to relatives who help terminally ill patients to die abroad.”

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The Times, 4th October 2008


Alistair Darling to give City whistle-blowers immunity – The Times

Posted March 28th, 2008 in immunity, news, whistleblowers by sally

“Whistle-blowers are to be granted immunity from prosecution in return for evidence.”

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The Times, 28th March 2008