Harouki v Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted November 12th, 2007 in homelessness, housing, law reports by sally

Unlawful housing reasonable

Harouki v Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“Where a tenant applied to be treated as homeless because where she lived with her family was statutorily overcrowded, and occupation of such accommodation was a summary offence under section 327 of the Housing Act 1985, the housing authority was entitled to conclude, having regard to local conditions, that it would not be unreasonable for the family to stay there.”

The Times, 12th November 2007

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Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted November 12th, 2007 in consumer credit, consumer protection, extraterritoriality, law reports by sally

Credit card protection is extra-territorial

Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Others

House of Lords

“The right of consumers to hold United Kingdom credit card companies liable for a breach of contract by the retailer from whom they made a credit card purchase extended to transactions made overseas.”

The Times, 12th November 2007

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Expert View: Passing new laws is no substitute for running the country – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2007 in bills, parliament, special report by sally

“Most of the 32 measures that were outlined in last week’s Queen’s Speech will need a new Act of Parliament. Add to those the hardy perennials, such as the Finance Act, the odd Private Member’s Bill and other bits and pieces and we might end up with somewhere around 30 new Acts on the statute book by the end of this parliamentary session.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2007

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Warning to media at Dando appeal reopens debate on court coverage – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in appeals, media, murder, news by sally

“At the start of the appeal last week into the conviction of Barry George for the murder of Jill Dando, the lord chief justice fired a broadside at those who sought to influence the outcome of the hearing in either direction.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Peer ‘ready to defy ID card law’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in identity cards, news by sally

“The Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Williams has said she would rather go to prison than carry an identity card.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2007

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Privacy laws should be overhauled, says European regulator – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 12th, 2007 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy by sally

“Europe’s top privacy regulator has said that European privacy laws will need to be overhauled in just five years’ time. He also said that the rules governing which countries can be sent Europeans’ data could be improved.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th November 2007

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Targets ‘distort crime recording’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in crime, news, police, statistics by sally

“Government pressure to meet targets for less serious crimes is forcing detectives off major investigations, a Police Federation report has claimed.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2007

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UK terror tactics ‘create unease’ – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in Islam, news, terrorism by sally

“The government’s approach to terrorism is creating an atmosphere of suspicion and unease, the head of the Muslim Council of Britain has said.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2007

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Bosses crack down on internet socialising – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in employment, internet, special report by sally

“For anyone with a case of mild Facebook addiction, finding the time to squeeze a little work in between messing around online has become one of the great challenges of the 21st-century office. So if you are taking a quiet moment at work to read this online, steal a glance over your shoulder now: an investigation by the Guardian has found that employers are taking an increasingly draconian line on workplace time-wasters.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Cameron to urge tougher rape laws – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2007 in news, rape by sally

“Conservative leader David Cameron is expected to call for the law to be tightened to ensure that more men charged with rape are convicted.”

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BBC News, 12th November 2007

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Move for ban on cigarette vending machines – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2007 in news, smoking by sally

“Cigarette vending machines could be banned to stop them being used by child smokers, it emerged yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2007

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UK terror detention limit is longest of any democracy – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2007 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Britain’s existing 28-day limit on holding terror suspects without charge is already far longer than that for any comparable democracy, according to a study to be published tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2007

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Government urged to investigate Lawrence inquiry leak – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2007 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, is under growing pressure to investigate the leaking of new evidence on the killing of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence, just hours before a report criticised the head of the Metropolitan Police for obstructing an inquiry into the Stockwell shooting.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2007

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Anti-abortion MPs take fight to Lords with foetus scans – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Three-dimensional images of a foetus ‘walking’ in the womb are to be shown to MPs and peers by a cross-party alliance of campaigners in an attempt to persuade the House of Lords to tighten the law on abortion.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2007

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Lawrence leak ‘timed to eclipse de Menezes’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 12th, 2007 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“A barrister suggested yesterday that Scotland Yard might have leaked news about a breakthrough in the Stephen Lawrence murder case to deflect criticism from the report into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2007

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Most lawyers fail to check on their expert witnesses – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2007 in expert witnesses, news by sally

“Three out of four judges and lawyers make no checks on the qualifications of expert witnesses, whose evidence can be crucial to a finding of guilt or innocence, research suggests.”

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The Times, 12th November 2007

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Daughter wins battle over inquest – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in inquests, news by sally

“The daughter of a 77-year-old man who died 10 days after being admitted to a nursing home has won a legal battle for an inquest to be held into his death.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2007

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Call for probe into Lawrence leak – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

“The lawyer representing the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has called for an inquiry into the release of fresh details of the investigation.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2007

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Ex-major loses case against MoD – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in armed forces, news, official secrets act by sally

“An ex-Army major who claims his career was ruined after he was arrested on suspicion of spying has lost the bulk of his High Court action for damages.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2007

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Court to study BAE fraud decision – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Two pressure groups have won a High Court challenge on the legality of the decision to end investigations into BAE Systems’ dealings with Saudi Arabia.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2007

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