R (on the application of New London College Limited) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent); R (on the application of West London Vocational Training College) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of New London College Limited) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent); R (on the application of West London Vocational Training College) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2013] UKSC 51 UKSC 2012/0060 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th July 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Fishing producers lose quota reallocation battle – BBC News

Posted July 10th, 2013 in EC law, fisheries, licensing, news by sally

“The High Court has ruled in favour of reallocating some fishing rights from big producers to small-scale fishermen.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cost of practising as a solicitor to rise sharply – Legal Futures

“The cost of practising as a solicitor is set to rise at a rate of more than four times inflation, if the Law Society’s council approves figures that will be put before it later this week.”

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2013

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation? – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2013 in EC law, licensing, news, regulations, smoking by sally

“Dozens of countries are introducing legislation restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, but their proponents say they are harmless and their use could in fact save millions of lives. Could they be right?”

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BBC News, 6th July 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Grey v Swansea City and County Council – WLR Daily

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in contracts, law reports, licensing, local government, road traffic by sally

Grey v Swansea City and County Council [2013] WLR (D) 260

“A public service vehicle could be ‘used on a road for carrying passengers for hire or reward’, within the terms of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, even if it were not actually in motion on the road, and so failure to display the operator’s disc, which section 18 of the Act required to be fixed to and exhibited on the vehicle, on such a stationary vehicle could constitute a breach of statutory duty.”

WLR Daily, 27th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Bar gets into shape for ABSs – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board is simplifying criteria for approving new business entities, ahead of an application to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures.”

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Law Soceity’s Gazette, 28th June 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

E-cigarettes to be classed as ‘medicines’ in bid to tighten regulation – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2013 in licensing, medicines, news, smoking by sally

“Electronic cigarettes are to be classed as ‘medicines’ under new proposals to tighten up the regulation of nicotine-containing products.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Newham council’s decision to block betting shop goes before judge – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2013 in gambling, licensing, local government, news by sally

“The proliferation of betting shops in poorer areas has led to increasing crime and underage gambling, fuelled by high-speed, high stakes gambling machines, a court will hear on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd and others) v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd and others) v Westminster City Council [2013] EWCA Civ 591; [2013] WLR (D) 203

“Since the coming into force of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 a local authority was not permitted, when determining the reasonable licence fee for sex establishments, to reflect in the fee which it determined the cost of enforcing the licensing system against unlicensed operators.”

WLR Daily, 24th May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Bye bye England: what will happen to Community Trade Marks and Community Registered Designs if the UK or another Member State says “Good-bye”? – Technology Law Update

Posted May 28th, 2013 in EC law, licensing, news, trade marks by sally

“With the recent debates about an in-out EU referendum rumbling on, the relationship between the UK and the EU is under continuing scrutiny. The political and economic issues of a withdrawal may take newspaper headlines, but the impact on Community trade marks and registered designs should not be forgotten either.”

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Technology Law Update, 24th May 2013

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Proposal to legalise outdoor weddings: Legislation ending need for licensed venue or religious ceremony is discussed by ministers – The Independent

Posted May 15th, 2013 in legislation, licensing, marriage, news, registrars by sally

“Outdoor weddings could become an option for thousands of couples, after the Government agreed to consider allowing groups, including humanists, to conduct legally-binding ceremonies in England and Wales.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Copyright owners to help set meaning of ‘diligent search’ in orphan works reforms, says IPO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 7th, 2013 in copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news, photography by sally

“Photographers and other rights holders will help define what constitutes a ‘diligent search’ for the author of copyrighted material as part of reforms to rules on ‘orphan works’ licensing, Out-Law.com has learned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th May 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Does browsing the web make you a copyright infringer? – Technology Law Update

Posted April 29th, 2013 in appeals, copyright, internet, licensing, news by tracey

“The UK Supreme Court recently considered an interesting appeal in Public Relations Consultants Association Limited v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others, concerning the status in copyright law of temporary copies of web pages held in an internet browser cache or on the screen of end users reading those pages.”

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Technology Law Update, 26th April 2013

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Public Relations Consultants Association Limited (Appellant) v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted April 18th, 2013 in copyright, internet, law reports, licensing, media, Supreme Court by sally

Public Relations Consultants Association Limited (Appellant) v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Limited and others (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 18 | UKSC 2011/0202 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th April 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Supreme court rules web browsing does not infringe newspapers’ copyright – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2013 in appeals, copyright, internet, licensing, media, news, Supreme Court by sally

“The UK supreme court has ruled that readers who open articles via a website link are not breaking the law, overturning the high court’s ruling that browsing was a breach of newspaper owners’ copyright.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courts can use hypothetical licensing arrangements to calculate trade mark damages, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 17th, 2013 in damages, gambling, internet, licensing, news, patents, trade marks by sally

“Courts can calculate trade mark infringement damages based on a hypothetical licensing arrangement, the High Court has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th April 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Rise in convictions of badger cruelty as RSPCA accused of using law to get to hunts – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2013 in animal cruelty, hunting, licensing, news, prosecutions, statistics, video recordings by sally

“Badger cruelty prosecutions have almost doubled in five years, according to new figures, as the RSPCA is accused of using the law to target huntsmen.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

After Leveson: Stephen Sedley on press regulation – London Review of Books

Posted April 12th, 2013 in charters, freedom of expression, licensing, media, news by sally

“The Privy Council, which will now be responsible for issuing a royal charter setting up a panel to vet the independence of a new press regulator, started licensing books in 1538. In 1557 a royal charter gave the members of the Stationers’ Company a monopoly of printing. In 1588 the anti-episcopal Marprelate Tracts (one of whose authors, John Penry, was executed for publishing them) provoked a system of press licensing which survived in one form or another, though with diminishing effect, until the last decade of the 17th century.”

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London Review of Books, 11th April 2013

Source: www.lrb.co.uk

Professional dog walkers hit with £300 licence fee – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2013 in dogs, licensing, news, parks by sally

“Commercial dog walkers will have to pay a £300 licence to walk in the Royal Parks as campaigners complain they are often putting public safety at risk.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Ruling on unintentional sewage leaks liability should lead firms to review prevention efforts, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 28th, 2013 in licensing, news, sewerage, waste, water companies by tracey

“Companies responsible for the operation of the sewer networks in England and
Wales can be found criminally liable for unlicensed depositing of controlled
waste even where that deposit of waste is unintentional, the High Court has

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th March 2013

Source: www.out-law.com