MPs want UK to pay living wage to overseas staff – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2007 in employment, news, remuneration by sally

“MPs called for legislation yesterday to make British retailers pay their garment workers overseas a living wage.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Freshfields faces second lawsuit over age-discrimination claims – The Times

Posted July 17th, 2007 in age discrimination, law firms, news, pensions by sally

“Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the elite London law firm that is fighting an age-discrimination claim from a former partner, is being sued by another ex-employee, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 17th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Your boss may own your Facebook details – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2007 in internet, news by sally

“Employees who use social networking sites like Facebook, Myspace and Bebo could find their bosses own part of the content, lawyers have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th July 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted July 16th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Regulatory Reform (Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) Order 2007

The Company and Business Names (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Home Information Pack (Redress Scheme) (No.2) Order 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Club Gaming Permits) (Authorised Gaming) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Exempt Gaming in Clubs) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming in Clubs) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Exempt Gaming in Alcohol-Licensed Premises) Regulations 2007

The Police Pension Fund Regulations 2007

The Court of Protection Rules 2007

The Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 Statutory Sum Order 2007

The Occupational Pensions Schemes (Winding Up, Winding Up Notices and Reports etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2007

The Civil Aviation (Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) Regulations 2007

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Transfer of Proceedings) Order 2007

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2007

The Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007

The Traffic Management Act 2004 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2007

The Education (Provision of Full-Time Education for Excluded Pupils) (England) Regulations 2007

The Education (Parenting contracts and Parenting Orders) (England) Regulations 2007

Regulatory Reform (Collaboration etc. between Ombudsmen) Order 2007

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2007

The Coal Mines (Control of Inhalable Dust) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

New cremation regulations to prevent another Shipman – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 16th, 2007 in burials and cremation, press releases by sally

“Bereaved families will have the right to inspect the medical forms of a deceased family member before cremation, under new proposals published today. The proposals are designed to help stop a repeat of the murders by Harold Shipman.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 16th July 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

OAP’s rapist jailed indefinitely – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2007 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

“A rapist who described his attack on an elderly woman ‘monstrous’ has been given an indefinite prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge grants Shambo reprieve – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2007 in animals, news, slaughter by sally

“Shambo, the temple bullock ordered destroyed after a test suggested he may have TB, was reprieved by a high court judge today.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cadbury faces ‘unlimited’ fine in outbreak case – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in consumer protection, food, negligence, news by sally

“Cadbury Schweppes will attempt this morning to temper a potential million-pound fine set to be levied upon the drinks and confectionery group as the case against the company for causing a national outbreak of salmonella reaches its conclusion.”

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The Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Top law firm ‘closed its eyes’ to laws on age discrimination – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in age discrimination, law firms, news, pensions by sally

“Its partners earn millions of pounds a year advising clients on employment and benefits issues, but Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer omitted to check that changes to its own pension scheme were legal, it emerged yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Chastity ring’ girl loses case – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2007 in news, religious discrimination by sally

“A 16-year-old girl was not discriminated against after she was banned from wearing a ‘purity ring’ in school, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 16th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Luxim Corpn. v. Ceravision Ltd. – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Luxim Corpn. v. Ceravision Ltd. [2007] EWHC 1624 (Ch.) 

“The discretion given to the Comptroller General under s 12(2) of the Patents Act 1977 to decline to deal with entitlement proceedings because the question referred to him involved matters which would more properly be determined by the court was not restricted to highly complex cases.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Awoyomi v. Radford and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2007 in barristers, law reports, negligence by sally

Awoyomi v. Radford and another [2007] EWHC 1671 

“The effect of the decision of the House of Lords in Arthur JS Hall & Co v Simons [2002] 1 AC 615 was that advocates had ceased to enjoy immunity from suit by 1991. The cause of action in respect of alleged negligence in 1995 had therefore accrued at that time and not at the date of the decision.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Samengo-Turner and others v. J & H Marsh & McLennan (Services) Ltd. and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2007 in injunctions, jurisdiction, law reports by sally

Samengo-Turner and others v. J & H March & McLennan (Services) Ltd. and others [2007] EWCA Civ 723 

“Where parallel employment-related proceedings were taking place in New York and London it was open to the court, in an appropriate case and where the terms of s 5 of Council Regulation 44/2001 were satisfied, to grant an anti-suit injunction restraining the New York proceedings.”

WLR Daily, 12th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

R v. P Ltd. and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2007 in health & safety, law reports by sally

R v. P Ltd. and another 

“An offence committed by a body corporate under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 was attributable to neglect by an officer of that body (or person acting in such a capacity), thereby amounting to an offence by that officer under s 37(1) of the 1974 Act, if the officer either knew of the relevant facts giving rise to the health and safety offence or, if he did not know, should by reason of the circumstances have been put on inquiry as to whether the relevant safety procedures were in place.”

WLR Daily, 11th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

Posted July 16th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Hamilton and others (Appellants) v. Allied Domecq Plc (Respondents) (Scotland) [2007] UKHL 33

Source: www.parliament.uk

In re Eurocruit Europe Ltd. (in liquidation) – Times Law Reports

Posted July 16th, 2007 in insolvency, law reports, limitations by sally

Times ran out for liquidator 

In re Eurocruit Europe Ltd. (in liquidation) 

Chancery Division

“The limitation period of a claim brought by a liquidator under section 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986 was the same as that applicable to the underlying claim.”

The Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Regina (Crown Prosecution Service) v. Guildford Crown Court – Times Law Reports

Posted July 16th, 2007 in jurisdiction, law reports, sentencing by sally

Divisional Court cannot correct crown court judge

Regina (Crown Prosecution Service) v. Guildford Crown Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“The High Court did not have power to quash an unlawful sentence imposed by a crown court judge.”

The Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Medical chiefs renew support for MMR – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in medicines, news by sally

“Doctors and scientists have come together to endorse the safety of the MMR vaccine, ahead of a disciplinary hearing today involving the researchers who first linked it to health risks.”

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The Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Metronet may face administration – Financial Times

Posted July 16th, 2007 in news, railways by sally

“Metronet Rail, the main private contractor on the London Underground, could face administration after an arbiter on Monday awarded it only a small proportion of the emergency funding it had sought for the next year.”

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Financial Times, 16th July 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Watchdogs criticise equality reform plans – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news, race discrimination by sally

“Official equality watchdogs are in revolt against government reforms to discrimination laws, saying that they repudiate the findings of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and will “do enormous damage” to disabled people.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk