Calvert v William Hill Credit Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2008 in duty of care, gambling, law reports by sally

Calvert v William Hill Credit Ltd [2008] EWHC 454 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 87

Although a bookmaker was not liable in negligence in respect of the gambling losses of a customer who was, and who was known by the bookmaker to be, a problem gambler, a bookmaker who had, at the customer’s request, undertaken to prohibit the customer from gambling for a specified period owed the customer a duty to take reasonable care to enforce that prohibition, so as to protect the customer from the risk of gambling losses during the specified period.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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Casewell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2008 in benefits, disabled persons, law reports, social security by sally

Casewell v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; [2008] WLR (D) 86

A direct payment of carer’s allowance made to a disabled person for securing the provision of care by her husband formed part of the husband’s earnings for the purposes of assessing his entitlement to income support.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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R (Rayner) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2008 in human rights, law reports, mental health, tribunals by sally

R (Rayner) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 176; [2008] WLR (D) 85

The statutory scheme dealing with the referral of the case a recalled mental patient to a mental health review tribunal was not incompatible with the patient’s rights under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, whether because of the timescale envisaged or for lack of a right of direct access to a court.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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R (Kelly) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (Bailey) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (Gibson) v Governor of Wymott Prison – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2008 in law reports, prisons, probation by sally

R (Kelly) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (Bailey) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (Gibson) v Governor of Wymott Prison [2008] EWCA Civ 177; [2008] WLR (D) 84

Long-term prisoners who had been convicted of offences committed after 29 September 1998 and before 4 April 2005, and who after 4 April 2005 had been released on licence, recalled and then re-released having served three-quarters of their sentences, remained subject to licence conditions for the remainder of their sentences.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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Regina v Cockburn – Times Law Reports

Posted March 14th, 2008 in grievous bodily harm, law reports, setting traps by sally

Regina v Cockburn

Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

“An anti-intruder device driven by gravity and triggered by pressure on a wire was capable of amounting to an engine calculated to inflict grievous bodily harm, under the Offences against the Person Act 1861.”

The Times, 14th March 2008

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Norris v Government of the United States of America – Times Law Reports

Posted March 14th, 2008 in extradition, law reports, price fixing by sally

Norris v Government of the United States of America

House of Lords

“A person could not be extradited to the United States of America to stand trial on charges brought under US legislation which declared cartels to be illegal, to stand trial for price-fixing offences alleged to have been committed from 1989 to 2000 because during that period price-fixing agreements and cartels were not illegal under English law, unless there were other aggravating features such as dishonesty or deception.”

The Times, 14th March 2008

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“Lax standards” on data security – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“The government has persistently failed to take data protection ‘sufficiently seriously’ the Joint Committee on Human Rights has warned.”

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BBC News, 14th March 2008

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Doctor ‘gave 17 women with cancer all-clear’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 14th, 2008 in doctors, negligence, news by sally

“A doctor made ‘barn door-sized errors’ in reading breast scans that led him to wrongly tell 17 women with cancer that they were healthy, a tribunal heard yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2008

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UK Poles attack Daily Mail ‘bias’ – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2008 in defamation, media, news by sally

“The Federation of Poles in Great Britain has ‘reluctantly’ filed a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission accusing the Daily Mail of defaming Polish residents in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2008

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Canoe man facing long prison sentence after admitting fraud – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2008 in fraud, news by sally

“John Darwin, the former prison officer accused of staging a canoeing accident at sea to fake his death, was yesterday facing a long prison sentence after admitting to a string of fraud charges totalling nearly £250,000.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2008

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Reprieve for gay Iranian who fears he will be killed – The Times

Posted March 14th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, news by sally

“A gay Iranian teenager is to be allowed to stay in Britain because his case is now so notorious that it would be dangerous to deport him to Tehran.”

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The Times, 14th March 2008

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Brain-damaged woman clears way for victims to sue over baby scandal – The Times

Posted March 14th, 2008 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Families of patients with severe brain damage after heart surgery as children are preparing to sue the NHS after a profoundly disabled woman won her case for compensation in the wake of the Bristol heart babies scandal.”

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The Times, 14th March 2008

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‘Happy slap’ teenagers sentenced – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers who beat a man to death in a ‘revolting’ attack, while a 15-year-old girl filmed it on her mobile phone, have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 13th March 2008

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‘Wannabe gangster’ jailed for 30 years for doorstep shooting – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A ‘wannabe gangster’ was jailed for life today after being convicted of shooting dead a pregnant neighbour in a cold-blooded execution after a doorstep row.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2008

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McCartney decision due on Monday – Reuters

Posted March 13th, 2008 in divorce, news by sally

“Paul McCartney is expected to find out on Monday how much of his fortune he must hand over to estranged wife Heather Mills when a judge rules on their acrimonious and highly public divorce.”

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Reuters, 13th March 2008

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New code for watchdog’s public sector data mining – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 13th, 2008 in codes of practice, consultations, data protection, fraud, news by sally

“The Audit Commission has published a revised code of practice which will govern its extended powers to obtain and search data from public sector bodies.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th March 2008

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Posted March 13th, 2008 in news by sally

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Campaigners petition MPs to clear executed admiral – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2008 in courts martial, legal history, news by sally

“The moment that guaranteed Admiral Byng’s immortality was, sadly, his last. In March 1757 the unfortunate sailor was found guilty of neglect of duty by a court martial, hauled onto the quarter-deck of his flagship and shot dead by a firing squad.”

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The Guardian, 13th March 2008

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 13th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 183 (12 March 2008)

Furniss v Firth Brown Tools Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 182 (12 March 2008)

Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 184 (12 March 2008)

Kelly & Ors R. (On the Applications of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 177 (12 March 2008)

RHJ Ltd v FT Patten (Holdings) Ltd & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 151 (12 March 2008)

Secretary of State for Justice v Rayner [2008] EWCA Civ 176 (12 March 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Calvert v William Hill Credit Ltd [2008] EWHC 454 (Ch) (12 March 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Smith v Northamptonshire County Council – WLR Daily

Posted March 13th, 2008 in health & safety, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Smith v Northamptonshire County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 181; WLR (D) 83

“An employer had no responsibility to maintain a ramp on which its employee was injured which was installed by a third party on premises of a third party and over which it had no control.”

WLR Daily, 12th March 2008

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