Archive for February 28th, 2008

CCTV and DNA advances add to bills but minister calls rises unacceptable – The Times

“Soaring costs of surveillance technology to combat crime and terrorism has contributed to the eleventh consecutive round of inflation-breaking council tax rises.”

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The Times, 28th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Met chief intervenes over Conway payments – The Guardian

“Parliament’s standards watchdog has been asked to consider whether the Derek Conway case should be referred to Scotland Yard.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Curry poisoner wife gets 30 years – The Guardian

“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

” 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

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

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.


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