Waitrose in row over meat-labelling – ‘mongrel meat’ labelled as rare native breed of pig – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in consumer protection, food, news by sally

“Supermarket meat that is labelled as coming from a rare native breed is little more than ‘mongrel meat’, say breeders who have complained to trading standards officers.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Privacy alarm over fingerprinting at Heathrow’s fifth terminal – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in airports, data protection, fingerprints, news by sally

“BAA and the Government are at odds over plans to fingerprint passengers at Heathrow’s new fifth terminal. The Home Office denies having told the Spanish-owned airport operator to use fingerprinting as an extra security measure and the privacy watchdog says that the plan may be illegal.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Embryology Bill: Bishop’s ‘Frankenstein’ attack smacks of ignorance, say scientists – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Senior scientists have offered to meet Roman Catholic bishops and MPs to explain the need for legislation to allow experiments on embryos that are part-human and part-animal.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cigarettes to be sold under shop counters – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in news, smoking by sally

“Cigarettes are to be forced beneath shop counters with supermarkets and cornershops banned from displaying tobacco products, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Wordsworth’s village bakers fight over their gingerbread – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in food, news, trade marks by sally

“The tranquil village of Grasmere has long drawn visitors seeking out the serene Lakeland setting that inspired William Wordsworth. But the peace of this small community has been shattered as a battle rages over its most famous commodity, Grasmere Gingerbread.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Payout threat to asbestos cancer victims – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in asbestos, compensation, industrial injuries, news by sally

“Patients with an asbestos-related form of cancer who had been hoping for compensation now fear they will run out of time under new government rules on payouts.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk

Ban on protests at Parliament to be lifted – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, parliament by sally

“A controversial ban on protests outside the Houses of Parliament will be scrapped by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith this week in a symbolic victory for freedom of speech campaigners.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

How police put their faith in the ‘expert’ witness who was a fraud – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in expert witnesses, news, police by sally

“Failures in the vetting procedures used for expert witnesses have emerged after a court ruled that a computer analyst who helped train hundreds of police officers and gave evidence in scores of trials is a liar and a fraudster.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Crippled marine is refused full payout – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in Afghanistan, armed forces, compensation, news by sally

“A Royal Marine who lost both his legs and an arm in a Taliban landmine blast in Afghanistan has been told by the Ministry of Defence that he is not entitled to the full compensation package offered to injured troops.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Brown faces deepening revolt over embryo bill – The Observer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“Gordon Brown faces a growing revolt over embryo research as former cabinet minister Stephen Byers last night joined calls for a free vote.”

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The Observer, 23rd March 2008

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

Organised criminals exploit gaps in policing – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in crime, news, police by sally

“Organised criminals are exploiting gaps in policing created as officers become more concerned with hitting government targets and fighting terrorism, senior figures in the Metropolitan Police have warned.”

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The Times, 22nd March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Incorrect exam results? Claim compensation – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in examinations, news by sally

“Teenagers could receive thousands of pounds in compensation for being given the wrong GCSE and A-level grades, examination chiefs said.”

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The Times, 22nd March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Mystery of Gurrinder Singh, the boy left at a bus stop by ‘uncle’ – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in news by sally

“A nine-year-old orphan who speaks no English and claims to have been kept indoors watching television for several years has been rescued after being ‘abandoned’ at a bus stop.”

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The Times, 22nd March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cardinal Keith O’Brien attacks ‘monstrous’ human embryo Bill – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in embryology, news by sally

“The Government is heading for its biggest confrontation with the Roman Catholic Church to date over its controversial new laws which will allow the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos.”

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The Times, 22nd March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Easter Break

Posted March 20th, 2008 in news by sally

There will be no posts over the Easter weekend (Friday 21st – Monday 24th inclusive) during which time the Library will be closed. We will resume posting on Tuesday 25th March.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 20th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Jurkowska v Hlmad Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 231 (19 March 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Langston Group Corp v Cardiff City Football Club Ltd [2008] EWHC 535 (Ch) (19 March 2008)

IGT / Acres Gaming Inc, Re [2008] EWHC 568 (Ch) (19 March 2008)

Wilson v Yahoo! UK Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 361 (Ch) (20 February 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Tamarevichute v Russian Federation [2008] EWHC 534 (Admin) (19 March 2008)

McLean v The High Court of Dublin, Ireland [2008] EWHC 547 (Admin) (19 March 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted March 20th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2008

The Abortion (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Employer Debt and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008

The Greater London Authority (Limitation of Salaries) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Value Added Tax (Consideration for Fuel Provided for Private Use) Order 2008

The Registered Pension Schemes (Provision of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Reduction of Capital) (Creditor Protection) Regulations 2008

The Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008

The Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2008

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills Order 2008

The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Spectrum Access Licences) Order 2008

The Wireless Telegraphy (Spectrum Trading) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2008

The Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) (England and Wales) Order 2008

The Companies (Mergers and Divisions of Public Companies) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Supply of Information (Register of Deaths) (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

‘Milestone’ on Welsh laws reached – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2008 in constitutional law, news, Wales by sally

“The first new order giving the Welsh assembly the power to make laws in specified areas has been approved by Parliament.”

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BBC News, 19th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

July 7 inquests ‘could be secret’ – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2008 in inquests, news, terrorism by sally

“Relatives of those who died in the 7 July bombings fear the inquests into their deaths could be heard in secret.”

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BBC News, 19th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lords’ membership cut considered – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2008 in constitutional law, elections, news, parliament by sally

“Membership of the House of Lords could be almost halved under proposals to replace peers with elected members.”

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BBC News, 20th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk