The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and Others: how to understand it and why it is important – NIPC Law

Posted July 14th, 2017 in cancer, competition, medicines, news, patents, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Supreme Court (Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Hodge) Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and others [2017] UKSC 48 (12 July 2017)

What the Appeal was about
The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co (“Lilly”) has developed a drug called pemetrexed which it markets under the brand name Alimta for the treatment of various types of cancer. Used on its own, pemetrexed has unpleasant side effects that can sometimes be fatal but these can be avoided when it is administered as a compound called pemetrexed disodium in combination with vitamin B12.’

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NIPC Law, 13th July 2017

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UK government publishes ‘repeal bill’ ahead of Brexit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 14th, 2017 in bills, EC law, news, repeals by tracey

‘The UK government has published draft new legislation which is designed to transfer existing EU legislation to the UK statute book and give ongoing recognition to EU case law established before the UK leaves the EU.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2017

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What is Corporate Manslaughter and How Does it Work? – Rightsinfo

Posted July 14th, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Interviewed on Radio 4 following the Grenfell Tower fire, MP David Lammy attacked the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, stating: “This is the richest borough in our country treating its citizens in this way. We should call it what it is: It’s corporate manslaughter”. While the investigation into the fire is still ongoing, and criminal liability (if any) for the fire has yet to be established, it’s still always worth taking a look at the offence of corporate manslaughter and its history.’

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Rightsinfo, 11th July 2017

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Burglary sentencing guideline assessment published – Sentencing Council

Posted July 14th, 2017 in burglary, reports, sentencing by tracey

‘The Council has published an assessment of its burglary sentencing guideline which came into force in January 2012. It follows an initial assessment published in 2016 and details the results of further analysis on the impact of the guideline.’

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Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Council agrees £10k-plus payout after grandmother left without respite – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London borough has agreed to pay out more than £10,000 after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into how a grandmother was left without respite for two years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Rule committee takes ‘softly, softly’ approach to expanding approach to hot-tubbing – Litigation Futures

Posted July 14th, 2017 in civil procedure rules, expert witnesses, news, practice directions by tracey

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) agreed minor variations that judges can adopt in orders for concurrent expert evidence – known as “hot-tubbing” – but acknowledged the changes it has approved to the CPR are “not as radical” as had been recommended by the Civil Justice Council (CJC).’

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Litigation Futures, 14th July 2017

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Bar Standards Board “to monitor impact of longer court hours plan on diversity” – Legal Futures

Posted July 14th, 2017 in barristers, diversity, news, working time by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is considering the impact of the HM Courts and Tribunal Service’s (HMCTS) proposals for longer sitting hours on the diversity of the profession, the only legal regulator so far to take a step, however tentative, into an issue that has generated bitter opposition from the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 14th July 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

University rapist is locked up for longer – Attorney General’s office

Posted July 14th, 2017 in appeals, news, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘Loughborough University rapist will now be locked up for over 11 years following ULS referral from the Solicitor General.’

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Attorney General's Office, 13th July 2017

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Jail for cocaine driver who killed Newport grandmother – BBC news

Posted July 14th, 2017 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father-of-two has been jailed for eight years and eight months for killing a grandmother while sniffing cocaine at the wheel of his van.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2017

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City regulator plans rule change to allow Saudi oil giant’s $2tn float in London – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2017 in financial regulation, London, news, Saudi Arabia, shareholders by tracey

‘The City regulator is proposing to water down stock market rules in a move regarded as an attempt to attract the world’s biggest ever flotation – of Saudi Aramco, the Gulf kingdom’s state oil company – to London.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2017

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Janet Commins: Stephen Hough guilty of 1976 rape and killing – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2017 in complaints, DNA, news, police, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been convicted of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in 1976.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2017

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Record NHS negligence payouts, fuelled by maternity blunders – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2017 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘The NHS paid out more than £1bn in damages for medical negligence last year – a record high, fuelled by maternity blunders, official figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2017

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Viscount who offered money for killing of Brexit campaigner Gina Miller jailed for 12 weeks – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2017 in internet, news, racism, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A viscount who offered money to people who killed a Brexit campaigner has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017

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Supreme Court to hear gambling ‘cheat’ case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2017 in appeals, contracts, gambling, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The UK Supreme Court is to hear a legal argument in a case that will ultimately determine whether a casino must pay out more than £7.7 million in winnings to a professional gambler it has accused of cheating.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2017

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New corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent tax evasion effective from 30 September – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 13th, 2017 in company law, crime, news, partnerships, regulations, tax evasion by tracey

‘Legislation that provides for new corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent tax evasion will have effect from 30 September this year, it has been confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th July 2017

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 13th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

O’Brien v Ministry of Justice [2017] UKSC 46 (12 July 2017)

Walkerv Innospec Ltd & Ors [2017] UKSC 47 (12 July 2017)

Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd & Ors [2017] UKSC 48 (12 July 2017)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

S-F (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 964 (12 July 2017)

P-K (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 965 (12 July 2017)

C (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 980 (12 July 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

St Albans City And District Council, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2017] EWHC 1751 (Admin) (12 July 2017)

Molina, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 1730 (Admin) (12 July 2017)

St John’s College, Cambridge, R (On the Application Of) v Cambridgeshire County Council [2017] EWHC 1753 (Admin) (12 July 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Myall v Ministry of Defence & Anor [2017] EWHC 1752 (QB) (12 July 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Bank of Ireland & Anor v Watts Group Plc [2017] EWHC 1667 (TCC) (12 July 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Crackdown on drugs, drones and mobile phones in prisons – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 13th, 2017 in aircraft, drug abuse, enforcement, news, press releases, prisons, telecommunications by tracey

‘A huge haul of drugs and mobile phones has been recovered since the introduction of detection measures to crackdown on prison contraband.’

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Ministry of Justice, 9th July 2017

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Landlord who delegated to husband loses appeal in enforcement notice case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 13th, 2017 in appeals, enforcement notices, landlord & tenant, local government, news by tracey

‘A landlord has failed in an appeal against a claim by the London Borough of Newham that she ignored enforcement notices related to her property, having argued that she had delegated all responsibility for the property concerned to her husband.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th July 2017

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Party failed in bid to accept lapsed part 36 offer after start of trial – Litigation Futures

Posted July 13th, 2017 in news, part 36 offers, trials by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected an application by a claimant to accept a lapsed part 36 offer after seeing the way the trial of their case had begun, with the defendant now keen to “take its chances” on the outcome.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th July 2017

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Paedophile who encouraged abuse of boy in America jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A paedophile who encouraged the abuse of a young boy in America from his computer in Wales has been jailed today (July 12).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk