Archive for February 12th, 2008

Employee’s past can contribute to dismissal despite expired warnings, says judge – OUT-LAW.com

“An employee’s past conduct can be taken into account when dismissing them, even if that conduct was the subject of a written warning which has since expired, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Consumers warned on data loss compensation packs – OUT-LAW.com

“Victims of Government data loss are being encouraged to buy packs claiming to help them claim compensation. Thousands have paid out, but privacy lawyers have warned that success is very unlikely.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Magistrate carried out Tube scam – BBC News

“A magistrate who carried out a £5,000 Tube ticket scam has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 12th Februrary 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How many law lords does it take to decide a case? – The Times

“How many law lords does it take to decide a case? Normally, the answer is five. But last week and this, nine members of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords are hearing two important cases. When the new Supreme Court opens its doors in October 2009, seven or nine justices should hear every case.”

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The Times, 12th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

UK-IPO changes software patent advice – OUT-LAW.com

“The UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) will not appeal against a High Court ruling that some computer programs can be patented. It has amended its guidance to firms on the controversial issue.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th February 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Dust off the closed files, justice is opening up – The Times

“The media’s freedom to report legal matters is always in a state of flux, but new access to documents will improve scrutiny.”

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The Times, 12th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Brown v Executors of the Estate of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and others – WLR Daily

Brown v Executors of the Estate of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and others [2008] EWCA Civ 56; [2008] WLR (D) 41

“The process by which a judge had ordered that the wills of two deceased members of the royal family should not be open to public inspection was not transparent, nor were the criteria applied plain, and, therefore, a person who had applied to inspect the wills was entitled to have a substantive hearing of his application, even though it was motivated by an irrational and scandalous belief.”

WLR Daily, 11th 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.


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