Children taken from parents and adopted ‘to meet ministry targets’ – The Times

Posted August 24th, 2007 in adoption, news by sally

“Record numbers of young children are being taken from their parents and adopted – sometimes unjustly – to meet government targets, it is claimed today.”

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The Times, 24th August 2007

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Judge suspends deportations to Congo – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in asylum, deportation, news by sally

“The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, has been ordered by a high court judge to suspend deportations of failed asylum seekers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Amendment of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005 – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in appeals, criminal procedure, news by sally

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has made new rules for appeals to the Court of Appeal and about applications to change a guilty plea. The new rules will come into force on 1 October 2007.”

Announcement

Ministry of Justice, 21st August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Wigs and gowns: final furlong for the neighsayers – The Times

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in court dress, special report by sally

“It’s stripping off on a hot beach somewhere — not putting on 18th-century costume — that will be occupying the minds of most lawyers this week. But wigs and gowns will undoubtedly be exercising them before too long.”

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The Times, 23rd August 2007

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Man detained for unlawful use of broadband connection – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in computer crime, internet, news by sally

“A man has been arrested for using a broadband internet connection in the street without the owner’s permission.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

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Raja v. Van Hoogstraten (No 9) – Times Law Reports

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in law reports, sequestration, setting aside by sally

Prejudiced party can make claim

Raja v Van Hoogstraten (No 9)

Chancery Division

“Where the court had set aside an irregularly made order, but on grounds other than that the order had been irregularly obtained, it was open to a party prejudiced by the making of the order to claim, at a later stage, that the order had been irregularly obtained.”

The Times, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

Top City lawyers taking home more than £2m – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in law firms, news, remuneration, solicitors by sally

“Some lawyers at top City firms earned more than £2m each last year as they cashed in on a huge surge in demand for legal services to support mergers, acquisitions and other corporate deals.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Baby battle woman can’t claim data protection exemption for YouTube video, warns expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in adoption, data protection, internet, news, social services by sally

“The woman at the centre of a battle with social services over the future of her unborn baby will not be able to claim an exemption from the UK’s Data Protection Act, a legal expert has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

UKIPO offers trade mark rule change guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in news, trade marks by sally

“The UK Intellectual Property Office will be offering advice and practical help on forthcoming changes to the Trade Marks Act in a series of events being held around the country this September.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Boy is accused of sausage assault – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in assault, news, young offenders by sally

“A 12-year-old boy was charged with assault and taken before the courts – for throwing a cocktail sausage.”

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BBC News, 22nd August 2007

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MEPs ‘want EU sex offender list’ – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in EC law, news, sexual offences by sally

“Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly want to see an EU-wide register of sex offenders established, a survey suggests.”

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BBC News, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parliament war protester jailed over £600 fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in demonstrations, fines, news by sally

“The first person to be convicted of organising a demonstration within an exclusion zone around Parliament Square has been jailed for refusing to pay his fine.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Big Question: What is the Human Rights Act, and why is it being vilified? – The Independent

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in deportation, human rights, special report by sally

“The case of Learco Chindamo, who was jailed 11 years ago for the murder of headteacher Philip Lawrence, has raised questions over the very existence of the Human Rights Act. The decision on Monday by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal that Chindamo cannot be deported to Italy if he is released from prison has provoked the Conservative leader David Cameron to call for the outright abolition of the Act, the first attempt by a Government to enshrine international human rights conventions into English law.”

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The Independent, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Law firms riding all-time high – but is the boom about to end? – The Times

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“The City’s top 100 law firms have increased billings by more than 350 per cent in the last 15 years to £12.2 billion, but there are fears the market may have peaked.”

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The Times, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Regina (Donnachie) v. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court – Times Law Reports

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in case stated, judicial review, law reports, trade descriptions by sally

Final determination can be challenged

Regina (Donnachie) v. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“A ruling on a preliminary issue on jurisdiction by a district judge was a final determination that could be challenged by case stated or by judicial review.”

The Times, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Turner and Another v. Avis – Times Law Reports

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in bankruptcy, law reports, matrimonial home by sally

Trustee gets former wife’s home

Turner and Another v. Avis

Court of Appeal

“Equity jurisdiction enabled a trustee in bankruptcy to enforce a trust for sale of a matrimonial home held jointly by the bankrupt and his former wife under a property adjustment order made more than twenty years ago.”

The Times, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Paterson v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in disability discrimination, dyslexia, law reports by sally

Dyslexia means that chief inspector of police is disabled

Paterson v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Employment Appeal Tribunal

“A chief inspector of police who was dyslexic and who was found by an employment tribunal to have been disadvantaged in comparison with his work colleagues in examinations for promotion, was disabled within the meaning of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.”

The Times, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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In re St Peter and St Paul, Chingford – WLR Daily

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in ecclesiastical law, faculties, law reports, telecommunications by sally

In re St Peter and St Paul, Chingford

“In carrying out the balancing exercise necessary in considering whether or not to grant a faculty for the installation of telecommunications equipment it was necessary to differentiate between the effect of the installation of equipment on children and the effect on adults. Mobile phone operators had to ensure a reasonable response to countering the risk to children from pornography over the mobile phone network. In respect of the risk to adults, to bar something which would be of benefit to the public generally because there was a risk that some adults would be able privately to access material which many Christians and others deplored was to take an unbalanced approach.”

WLR Daily, 21st August 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.

Home information packs are dealt new blow by lenders – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in home information packs, news by sally

“The government’s troubled implementation of home information packs suffered another setback last night after it emerged that some mortgage lenders are refusing to accept a crucial part of the reports.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Doctor faces High Court battle with GMC over weblink – The Register

Posted August 22nd, 2007 in confidentiality, doctors, internet, news by sally

“A mental health doctor is headed for a showdown with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the High Court because she is accused of breaking confidentiality by posting a link on her blog.”

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The Register, 21st August 2007

Source: www.theregister.co.uk