Drake v Harbour – Times Law Reports

Posted March 25th, 2008 in causation, law reports, negligence by sally

Drake v Harbour

Court of Appeal

“Where a claimant proved both that a defendant was negligent and that loss ensued which was of a kind likely to have resulted from such negligence, that would ordinarily be enough to enable a court to infer that it was probably so caused, even if the claimant was unable to prove positively the precise mechanism.”

The Times, 24th March 2008

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EB (Togo) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted March 25th, 2008 in delay, deportation, immigration, law reports by sally

EB (Togo) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“Very lengthy delay in processing an application for indefinite leave to remain by a National Health Service employee who had returned to the UK despite a deportation order did not invalidate the order.”

The Times, 24th March 2008

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Smith (Jean) v Northamptonshire County Council – Times Law Reports

Smith (Jean) v Northamptonshire County Council

Court of Appeal

“A council which had no control over a ramp not on its property was not strictly liable to an employee who was injured on it.”

The Times, 24th March 2008

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Britain and France join forces on immigration – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2008 in France, immigration, news by sally

“Plans for a joint drive by Britain and France against illegal immigration could backfire by forcing ‘soft targets’ to return to dangerous countries, refugee groups have warned.”

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The Independent, 25th March 2008

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Family complains after patient was ‘left to die’ – Daily Telegraph

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

“An elderly woman was left to die in hospital after doctors made an order not to resuscitate her without her family’s knowledge, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2008

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Family justice system is at risk, warns new chief judge – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in domestic violence, family courts, special report by sally

“The first woman Attorney-General was enthusing in Law last week about government moves to combat domestic violence. A starkly different message comes this week from the first woman to lead the 455-judge strong Association of District Judges. Edwina Millward believes that recent reforms to curb domestic violence are having the reverse effect — and that cases coming to trial are in decline.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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Wrong bottles cost winemaker £30,000 – The Times

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

“An award-winning winemaker whose wares are sold at the royal palaces is facing a £30,000 bill after European bureaucrats ruled that he was using the wrong-shaped bottles.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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Plea to ban employers trawling Facebook – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in data protection, employment, internet, news, privacy by sally

“A powerful coalition of children’s charities is urging ministers to make it illegal for companies to trawl Facebook and other social networking websites for information on prospective recruits.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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Why judges find ways to ignore the law in gun crime sentences – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in firearms, sentencing, special report by sally

“Passing sentence in the case of the death of Kamilah Peniston, Mr Justice Holland condemned Britain’s gang-gun culture.

According to the judge, there were ‘exceptional circumstances’ that allowed him to hand down a sentence below the five-year minimum term set down in law.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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Police chief condemns judges on gun crime – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“The fight against gun crime is being undermined by judges who fail to ensure that tough penalties set down in law are imposed in the courts, a senior police chief has told The Times.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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Bail suspects commit one in six murders – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 25th, 2008 in bail, murder, news by sally

“One in six murders was committed last year by someone who was out on bail for another offence, figures disclosed suggest.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th March 2008

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Divorce ruling serves as warning on behaviour and assets – The Guardian

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

“An heiress who married a penniless Kosovan refugee and was ordered by the divorce courts to hand him a £1m car wash she had bought for him to run has been told by the appeal court that she can keep half the business.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2008

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Justice reforms urged to win back public confidence – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2008 in criminal justice, news by sally

“Further fundamental reform of the criminal justice system is crucial if the government is to overcome a lack of public confidence, Gordon Brown has been warned by his own strategy unit.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2008

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Ministers back radical plan for voting reform – The Guardian

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

“A significant overhaul of electoral legislation to give voters a second vote, open polling stations at weekends and make it compulsory to participate is being proposed by the government to increase turnout and improve the legitimacy of the Commons.”

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The Guardian, 24th March 2008

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DNA test ‘puts innocent at risk’ of convictions – The Times

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

“A new DNA technology hailed as having the potential to solve thousands of murders, rapes and other serious crimes could lead to innocent people being convicted, one of Britain’s most respected forensic scientists has warned.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

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Report warns alcohol abuse and drugs ‘are behind most crimes’ – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, crime, drug abuse, news by sally

“Hard drug use and heavy drinking have been highlighted as key problems for Britain in a study by the Government’s Strategy Unit.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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

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