Curry poisoner wife gets 30 years – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in murder, news, poisoning, sentencing by sally

“A woman who attempted to kill her husband by putting antifreeze in his curry was today jailed for 30 years.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

QCs battle against the Law Society – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in copyright, Law Society, news, publishing by sally

” The delicious spectacle of dog eat dog — two QCs pitched against the Law Society in the courts — looks as if it will settle, thus avoid an embarrassing dispute.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R (M) v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2008 in children, housing, law reports, social services by sally

R (M) v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council [2008] UKHL 14; WLR (D) 64

“A child who had been provided with accommodation by the housing department of a local authority but had not been brought to the attention of their children’s services department had not been ‘looked after’ under s 22(1) of the Children Act 1989 and was accordingly not entitled, having reached 18, to support under the Act as a ‘former relevant child’.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 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.

Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG – WLR Daily

Mayr v Bäckerei und Konditorei Gerhard Flöckner OHG (Case C-506/06): WLR (D) 63

“An employee who was dismissed at a time between the in vitro fertilisation of her ova and the transfer of the fertilised ova to her uterus was not “pregnant” for the purposes of Directive 92/85 on the safety and health at work of pregnant workers, but her dismissal was unlawful under Directive 76/207 on equal treatment for men and women in employment matters if it was essentially based on the fact that she was undergoing in vitro fertilisation treatment.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 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.

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2008 in industrial injuries, law reports, negligence, suicide by sally

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] UKHL 13; WLR (D) 62

“Where the deceased’s suicide had been the direct result of a depressive illness from which he had been suffering, which had been the direct and foreseeable consequence of an accident for which his employer was liable, his widow was entitled to claim damages under s 1 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. No reduction should be made for contributory negligence.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 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.

House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Corr (Administratix of The Estate of Thomas Corr (Deceased)) v Ibc Vehicles Limited, Appellate Committee [2008] UKHL 13 (27 February 2008)

R (On The Application of M) (Fc) V London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Appellate Committee [2008] UKHL 14 (27 February 2008)

Source: www.parliament.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Front Ace, Owners of the Ship v Vicky 1, Owners of the Ship [2008] EWCA Civ 101 (26 February 2008)

FK (Kenya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 119 (26 February 2008)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

W Stevenson & Sons (A Partnership)& Anor v R [2008] EWCA Crim 273 (25 February 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Telles v South West Strategic Health Authority [2008] EWHC 292 (QB) (26 February 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dartmouth Court Blackheath Ltd v Berisworth Ltd [2008] EWHC 350 (Ch) (27 February 2008)

Hanchett-Stamford v Attorney General & Ors [2008] EWHC 330 (Ch) (27 February 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Landfast (Anglia) Ltd. v Cameron Taylor One Ltd [2008] EWHC 343 (TCC) (26 February 2008)

Cantillon Ltd v Urvasco Ltd [2008] EWHC 282 (TCC) (27 February 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted February 28th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Rent Repayment Orders (Supplementary Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Condensed Milk and Dried Milk (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Street Works (Fixed Penalty) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Social Security (Local Authority Investigations and Prosecutions) Regulations 2008

The Meat (Official Controls Charges) (England) Regulations 2008

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 5) (England) Order 2008

The Cornwall Partnership National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008

The Local Government (Non-Domestic Rating) (Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2008

The Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Concessionary Bus Travel (Permits)(England) Regulations 2008

The North Bristol National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008

The Dairy Produce Quotas (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Dairy Produce Quotas (General Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2008

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Business Transfer Schemes (Amendment of the Corporation Tax Acts) Order 2008

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Cash aid to help grandparents care for children in drug-risk families – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in benefits, children, drug abuse, grandparents, news by sally

“Grandparents are to be given financial support and legal backing to make it easier for them to take over the care of children with parents who are problem drug users, under government plans revealed yesterday. The package includes the government’s intention to dock the welfare benefits of unemployed problem users who fail to make contact with treatment services. Ministers intend to announce more steps linking benefit rights to completing treatment courses.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New strategy to stem flow of terror recruits – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in news, police, terrorism by sally

“Senior police officers have drawn up a radical strategy to stop British Muslims turning to violence which will see every area of the country mapped for its potential to produce extremists and supporters for al-Qaida. The 40-page document, marked restricted, was approved by a top-level police counter-terrorism committee on Monday, and is expected to be formally adopted within weeks.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No murder charge for man who killed robber – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in murder, news, self-defence, theft by sally

“A Lancashire shopkeeper was told today (27 February) that he will not be charged with murder after stabbing an armed robber to death with the criminal’s own knife.”

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The Times, 27th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Openings aplenty but competition is fierce – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law firms, recruitment, special report by sally

“According to the experts, big City law firms are optimistic and hiring apace. But, as Clare Dight finds, rivalry for posts is high and wannabe lawyers do have other options.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd

House of Lords

“A widow was entitled to damages in respect of her husband’s suicide where that had been the direct result of a depressive illness from which he had suffered as the direct and foreseeable consequence of an accident for which his employer had been responsible. ”

The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Police will not name missing sex convicts – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2008 in anonymity, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“A police force that lost track of eight sex offenders has been criticised by senior child protection figures for refusing to release their names and pictures.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

LawWorks to rank top firms in first-ever pro bono tables – Legal Week

Posted February 28th, 2008 in law firms, news, pro bono work by sally

“Pro bono body LawWorks is to create the first ever set of UK pro bono league tables, ranking law firms on their commitment to providing free legal advice.”

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Legal Week, 28th February 2008

Source: www.legalweek.co.uk

Could DNA reopen the Stephen Lawrence case? – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2008 in DNA, special report by sally

“Advances in forensic science have prompted speculation about a new trial, but it would still have to serve the interests of justice.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Laptop sold on eBay hid confidential Home Office disc – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in data protection, government departments, news by sally

“The Home Office has launched an investigation into how an optical disc holding confidential information was discovered hidden beneath the keyboard of a laptop bought on the online auction site eBay.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw scraps reform of prostitute law to avoid prison officer strike – The Times

Posted February 28th, 2008 in bills, news, prison officers, prostitution by sally

” Jack Straw dropped measures to overhaul the law on prostitution yesterday to ensure that a Bill that prevents prison officers from striking is law by May.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Parliamentary watchdog will not investigate MPs’ expenses – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2008 in expenses, news, parliament by sally

“The Westminster sleaze watchdog will not conduct an independent inquiry of MPs’ expenses for fear of duplicating an internal review headed by the Commons Speaker, it was revealed today.”

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The Guardian, 27th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Big Question: Should cabinet minutes be released, and what difference would it make? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

Because the Government has been ordered to release the minutes of two key cabinet meetings held in the run up to the Iraq invasion in 2003. The Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, has ordered the Government to hand over the minutes after it initially turned down a request for them made under the Freedom of Information Act.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk