ID card fingerprint errors fear – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Mismatched or unclear fingerprints could hamper the government’s £5.6bn ID card scheme, independent experts warn.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jewish school did not discriminate against pupil – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in education, news, religious discrimination by sally

“A top Jewish state school was cleared today of racially discriminating against an 11-year-old boy by refusing him a place, in a High Court ruling that has implications for the whole faith school system. ”

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The Times, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Fraudster known as the Bogus Contessa is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2008 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A convicted fraudster has been jailed for posing as an incredibly wealthy noblewoman to con the life-savings out of vulnerable victims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bar Council slams BBC drama; series writer responds – The Lawyer

Posted July 4th, 2008 in barristers, media, news by sally

“A row has broken out between the Bar Council and a television writer over the BBC courtroom drama, Criminal Justice.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Straw unveils witness legislation – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in anonymity, news, witnesses by sally

“Emergency legislation to restore trial judges’ powers to grant anonymity to witnesses has been unveiled by Justice Secretary Jack Straw. ”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Clampers add £100 ‘swearing’ fine – The Independent

Posted July 4th, 2008 in fines, news, parking, wheel clamping by sally

“A clamping company has been accused of ‘fleecing the public’ after charging victims £100 for venting their fury at attendants.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Case dismissed: Lord Chief Justice lays down law on Sharia – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in islamic law, news by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge declared last night that there was no place for Sharia courts in this country and insisted that all residents were governed by the laws of England and Wales.”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Sex camera hotel manager jailed – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A hotel manager who set up a hidden camera in a bedroom to watch a couple having sex has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Freedom Of Information: Names of misbehaving judges are too rarely made public – The Independent

“Of thousands of complaints made each year about the behaviour of judges and magistrates, hardly any are proven. Public confidence would be better served by naming the guilty few, argues Robert Verkaik, Law Editor.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Allen & Overy’s £1billion turnover confirms London as centre of the legal world – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2008 in law firms, legal services, news by sally

“Britain’s four largest law firms each earned more than £1 billion last year, confirming London’s emergence as the centre of the global legal services market.”

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The Times, 4th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Daily Cause List, 4th July 2008

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in news by sally

Friday 4th July 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible.

Brown denies offering inducements to MPs over 42-day plans – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Gordon Brown today denied offering peerages or other inducements to persuade MPs to back the government’s controversial plans to detain terror suspects for up to 42 days.”

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Lord Chief Justices calls for alternatives to prison – The Times

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in news, prisons by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge blamed worsening overcrowding in prisons on ministers’ refusal to pay for alternatives to jail.”

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The Times, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jordan and Andre accept damages – BBC News

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in defamation, news by sally

“Model Katie Price and husband Peter Andre have accepted ‘substantial damages’ over a News of the World article portraying them as bad parents.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Thorner v Major & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 732 (02 July 2008)

R U (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 753 (02 July 2008)

Federation of Tour Operators & Ors, R (on the application of) v HM Treasury [2008] EWCA Civ 752 (02 July 2008)

Gilboy, R (on the application of) v Liverpool City Council & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 751 (02 July 2008)

Compton, R (on the application of) v Wiltshire Primary Care Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 749 (01 July 2008)

Persimmon Homes Teesside Ltd v Lewis, R (on the application of) [2008] EWCA Civ 746 (01 July 2008)

Spencer v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions Moore & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 750 (01 July 2008)

GO & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 747 (01 July 2008)

Leofelis SA & Anor v Lonsdale Sports Ltd & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 640 (01 July 2008)

HM Revenue & Customs v Weight Watchers (UK) Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 715 (25 June 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gurung & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Defence [2008] EWHC 1496 (Admin) (02 July 2008)

Queen Mary University of London v Higher Education Funding Council for England [2008] EWHC 1472 (Admin) (26 June 2008)

Crown Prosecution Service v Gloucester Justices & Anor [2008] EWHC 1488 (Admin) (17 June 2008)

Krompalcas v Prosecutor General’s Office, Lithuania [2008] EWHC 1486 (Admin) (17 June 2008)

Cathco Property Holdings Ltd, R (on the application of) v Cygnor Gwynedd Council & Anor [2008] EWHC 1462 (Admin) (06 June 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kynixa Ltd v Hynes & Ors [2008] EWHC 1495 (QB) (30 June 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Farmer who worked for free stripped of £2m estate – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in news, wills by sally

“A farmer who worked on a relative’s land unpaid for 30 years in the expectation he would one day inherit the £2.1 million estate has had the property taken away from him by appeal judges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Medicines for Human Use (Prescribing by EEA Practitioners) Regulations 2008

The Bluetongue (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Education (Designated Institutions) (Amendment) (England) Order 2008

The Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

House of Lords Judgments: What’s New?

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in law reports by sally

R v Rahman and others (Appellants) (On Appeal from the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)) [2008] UKHL 45 (2 July 2008)

Spencer-Franks (Appellant) v Kellogg Brown and Root Limited and others (Respondents) (Scotland) [2008] UKHL 46 (2 July 2008)

Source: www.parliament.uk

Court slaps UK BitTorrenters with landmark damages award – The Register

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in copyright, damages, news, video games by sally

“The Central London County Court has ordered four BitTorrent users to pay a video games company £750 interim damages following a landmark victory by no win, no fee copyright lawyers.”

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The Register, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Spencer v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Moore v Secretary of State for Transport and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in damages, EC law, law reports, limitations, personal injuries by sally

Spencer v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Moore v Secretary of State for Transport and another [2008] EWCA Civ 750; [2008] WLR (D) 218

“A cause of action for damages against the Government for failure to implement Community law and provide a remedy in a personal injury case accrued as soon as some measurable damage had been suffered.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2008

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.