Archive for October 3rd, 2007

‘Slap’ teacher’s sacking unfair – BBC News

“A teacher who was unfairly sacked after his daughter said he kicked and punched her in a row at home could be awarded thousands of pounds in compensation.”

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BBC News, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dead woman’s medical records case could undermine FOI law – The Register

“A dead woman’s medical records should not be released because a duty of confidentiality survives her death, the Information Tribunal has ruled. The decision backs an earlier ruling by the Information Commissioner.”

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The Register, 1st October 2007

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Was Diana’s death part of a secret plot? – The Times

“Human rights champion and bike-riding vegetarian Michael Mansfield talks about being an anti-establishment QC.”

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The Times, 2nd October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 2) Order 2007

The Animal Gatherings (Wales) Order 2007

The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (Wales) Order 2007

The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (Wales) Regulations 2007

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 Commencement (No. 3) Order 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Thumbs up for ID card / Criminal record check trial – Home Office

“Plans for a new service using ID cards to help make Criminal Records checks faster and more robust have been given a resounding thumbs-up by volunteers in a trial of the new process.”

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Home Office press release, 1st October 2007

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Murray (by his litigation friends, Murray and another) v Express Newspapers plc and another – WLR Daily

Murray (by his litigation friends, Murray and another) v Express Newspapers plc and another [2007] EWHC 1908 (Ch D)

“Routine activities conducted in a public place, such as walking down the street or visiting the shops, did not attract any reasonable expectation or guarantee of privacy so that an individual who had been photographed in a public place could not rely on the right to respect for his private and family life under art 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as scheduled to the Human Rights Act 1998, absent some other special circumstance such as harassment or distress.”

WLR Daily, 7th August 2007

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.

30 lawyers, 11 jurors and one angry billionaire – Diana inquest begins – The Guardian

“Slightly more than 10 years, or more precisely 3,685 days, since the road crash that killed her, the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion Dodi Fayed finally opened yesterday in a rather nondescript courtroom off an obscure corridor high up towards the back of the high court in London.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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