Regina v Marchese – Times Law Reports

Posted March 6th, 2008 in indictments, law reports by sally

Regina v Marchese

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“The fact that a count in an indictment was duplicitous would not lead to the quashing of a conviction if, on the facts, the duplicity had not caused any injustice to the defendant. ”

The Times, 6th March 2008

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.

Birkdale School, Sheffield v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted March 6th, 2008 in education, fees, law reports, VAT by sally

Birkdale School, Sheffield v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2008] EWHC 409 (Ch); WLR (D) 74

“Value added tax was not payable by independent schools on charges made to parents for participation in optional fees refund arrangements. There was a single supply of educational services to parents when they participated in such schemes.”

WLR Daily, 5th March 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.

Hanchett-Stamford v Attorney General and another (Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 6th, 2008 in bona vacantia, law reports, unincorporated associations by sally

Hanchett-Stamford v Attorney General and another (Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd intervening) [2008] EWHC 330 (Ch); WLR (D) 73

“The assets of an unincorporated association, which was not a charity and which had ceased to exist due to the fall in its membership to below two, did not pass to the Crown as bona vacantia but vested in the sole surviving member of the association.”

WLR Daily, 5th March 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.

Battle for disturbed tycoon’s £10m leaves Tories with huge legal bill – The Times

Posted March 6th, 2008 in mental health, news, political parties, wills by sally

“The Tories are facing a £700,000 legal bill for trying to hold on to a £10 million bequest from a mentally unfit tycoon who believed Margaret Thatcher could save the world from Satan.”

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The Times, 6th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

£63,000 for mother’s time with baby – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2008 in care orders, children, news, social services by sally

“A teenage mother whose baby was unlawfully removed from her within hours of his birth without a court order is to have a four-month residential assessment of her parenting skills which could cost the local authority nearly £100,000.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Matter of time’ until Pc has to shoot a child – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2008 in children, firearms, news, police by sally

“The spiralling use of guns among children means it is only a matter of time before an armed officer is faced with shooting a child, the head of a Home Office task force has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kick-starting a national debate on a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 6th, 2008 in constitutional reform, speeches by sally

“Justice Minister Michael Wills has given a speech on the need for a national debate on constitutional reform to inform discussions about the new Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Phorm fires privacy row for ISPs – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2008 in advertising, internet, news by sally

“Web users are up in arms over what they see as an invasion of privacy by a company that will track surfing patterns to serve targeted ads.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smith will support ID cards in defiance of fierce opposition – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in identity cards, news by sally

“Jacqui Smith is to offer a concession to critics of identity cards in the face of concerns over the security and cost of the criticised scheme.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Unfair commercial practices law won’t ban the term ‘free’, says BERR – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 6th, 2008 in advertising, consumer protection, news by sally

“The Government has denied that the term ‘buy one get one free’ is under threat from new legislation, despite a major retail industry body warning that it was about to be outlawed.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th March 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Tories want new ‘cybercrime’ police unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2008 in computer crime, news, police by sally

“A new police unit to tackle ‘cybercrime’ is to be proposed by the Conservatives.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for killing woman on first date – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A fitness trainer was jailed for life today for murdering a woman on their first date.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Organised crime turning to mortgage fraud – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in fraud, mortgages, news by sally

“Mortgage fraud in the UK totalled £700m last year, the Association of Chief Police Officers said yesterday in a report that warned organised crime groups were increasingly targeting home loan providers.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Family ‘advised to lie over speeding fines’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2008 in news, road traffic offences by sally

“The right-hand man of Nick Freeman, the celebrity lawyer, advised a wealthy family to lie to magistrates and police to avoid paying a speeding fine, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

EAT explains when company owners are employees – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 6th, 2008 in company law, employment, news by sally

“The owners or controllers of a business can also enjoy protection as employees. The conditions that must be satisfied before such protection exists have now been clarified in a new ruling from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th March 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Government submits human rights report to United Nations – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 6th, 2008 in human rights, press releases by sally

“The United Kingdom has submitted a report to the United Nations on how it is fulfilling its human rights obligations, as part of the UN’s periodic review of member states.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

A life or death decision – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in asylum, homosexuality, Iran, special report by sally

“Mehdi Kazemi is a gay teenager from Iran. He sought sanctuary in Britain after his boyfriend was hanged for homosexuality. So why is Britain so determined to send him back to Tehran – to almost certain execution?”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Drugs firms face new laws on test results – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2008 in medicines, news by sally

“A major tightening of the law governing the oversight of drugs companies will be announced today when the government says GlaxoSmithKline delayed informing the authorities that a controversial drug increased the likelihood of suicide among teenagers.”

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The Guardian, 6th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Inquest criticises Navy over officer death – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2008 in armed forces, inquests, news by sally

“The Royal Navy was criticised by an inquest jury yesterday over the death of a female officer who was left lying in a coma on the floor of her cabin by shipmates who thought she was drunk.”

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The Independent, 6th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted March 5th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Local Involvement Networks Regulations 2008

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 Consequential Provisions Order 2008

The Blood Safety and Quality (Fees Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Aerodromes (Designation) (Chargeable Air Services) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Meat Products (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Barring Procedure) Regulations 2008

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2008

The Companies Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments etc) Order 2008

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2008

The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 (Continuance in force of sections 1 to 9) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk