High Court upholds contract entered into by mistake – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2008 in contracts, mistake, news by sally

“A contract based on a mistake by one of the parties can be valid even if the other party to the contract is aware of the error, the High Court has ruled. The case concerned mistakes that did not form terms of the contract.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2008

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Asbo woman, 83, allowed back home – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2008 in ASBOs, elderly, news by sally

“An 83-year-old woman once described by a judge as a ‘neighbour from hell’ has won an appeal against an order banning her from living in her home.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2008

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Council criticised over care saga – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2008 in care homes, elderly, news, social services by sally

“A council has been heavily criticised by a watchdog for its treatment of a man with learning difficulties.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2008

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Reprieve for curvy cucumbers and crooked carrots as EU bends rules – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2008 in EC law, food, news by sally

“Knobbly fruit and amusingly shaped vegetables, the staple diet of local newspapers, caption competitions and That’s Life!, are set to return to the shops in a reprieve from strict European Union laws. The regulations covering the size and shape of 26 types of fruit and vegetable are expected to be abolished today by EU agriculture officials in a move that should make food cheaper and more fun.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

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Review of company pensions laws – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2008 in news, pensions by sally

“Pensions minister Rosie Winterton is to announce a review of laws governing company pension schemes.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2008

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Church of England bans swinging, drinking vicar from practising – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2008 in clergy, news, professional conduct by sally

“A female vicar who told colleagues that she went on swinging holidays in the South of France and who turned up drunk to church services has been banned from practising for 12 years by the Church of England.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

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Pre-nuptial agreements put to the test – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2008 in divorce, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

“Five law lords will be asked in a test case tomorrow to uphold a pre-nuptial agreement signed by a wealthy American couple with five children who divorced after ten years of marriage.”

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The Times, 12th November 2008

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Armed robber killed by shopkeeper was to blame, rules coroner – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2008 in inquests, news, self-defence by sally

“An armed robber who was stabbed to death by a shopkeeper was to blame for his own death, a coroner has ruled. ”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2008

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Naming and shaming criminal masterminds ‘infringes their human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2008 in anonymity, human rights, news by sally

“The leaders of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) have been ‘deeply frustrated’ after lawyers advised them not to name 39 convicted criminals because it would breach the convicts’ right to a family and private life, and could amount to an ‘unfair’ punishment.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2008

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Jack Straw orders inquiry into repossessions – The Times

Posted November 11th, 2008 in news, repossession by sally

“Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has ordered an investigation into a legal loophole that allows lenders to repossess a home without a court order.”

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The Times, 11th November 2008

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Two men found guilty of causing Baby P’s death – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2008 in child abuse, news, social services by sally

“Two men have been found guilty at the Old Bailey of causing or allowing the death of a 17-month old baby in a case which highlighted one of the most severe child protection failures since the murder of Victoria Climbie.”

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The Guardian, 11th November 2008

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Statement from the Judicial Communications Office – Speech by Mr Paul Dacre – The Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted November 11th, 2008 in judiciary, media, news, privacy by sally

“This comment was issued in response to a speech by Mr Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail,  to the Society of Editors.”

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The Judiciary of England and Wales, 10th November 2008

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Telco faces £2m e-disclosure bill after failing to agree search words – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 11th, 2008 in disclosure, news by sally

“A company’s £2 million trawl through documents for a court case will have to be redone because lawyers had not agreed the terms of the search, the High Court has said. The ruling could change the way companies conduct disclosure, said one expert.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th November 2008

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Law Commissions want to keep UK consumers’ refund rights – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 11th, 2008 in consumer protection, defective goods, news, sale of goods by sally

“UK consumers should be able to demand refunds for faulty goods despite attempts by the European Commission to undermine that right, the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission have said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th November 2008

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Stars at the Bar: Future stars at the Bar – Legal week

Posted November 11th, 2008 in barristers, news by sally

“Who are the Inns of Court A-listers of the future? Dominic Carman meets 10 up-and-coming young barristers who are being tipped for the top.”

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Legal Week, 6th November 2008

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Sex offender jailed for 11 years – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2008 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A former RAF serviceman who sexually abused and raped a Lincolnshire girl has been sent to jail for 11 years.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2008

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Tesco to outline case against moves to prevent larger stores dominating towns and villages – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2008 in competition, news by sally

“Tesco bosses will outline their case against moves by the Competition Commission to prevent their larger stores dominating towns and villages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2008

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Wife who sued lawyers over £1.4m divorce payout branded liar as she loses case – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 11th, 2008 in divorce, news by sally

“A divorcee who tried to sue her lawyers claiming that the £1.4 million settlement she received from her husband was not enough has been condemned as a liar and left almost penniless.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2008

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Ex-officer jailed over sex abuse – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2008 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A retired police officer has been jailed for four years after being convicted of a ‘systematic’ campaign of sex abuse against two young girls.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2008

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‘Indecent’ Jesus action stopped – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2008 in artistic works, news, outraging public decency by sally

“An art gallery will not face any legal action over claims it displayed an indecent statue of Jesus Christ.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2008

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