Archive for April 15th, 2008

Mobile mast database must be published in full, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

“Ofcom has failed to prevent the publication of its searchable database of mobile phone mast locations after the High Court backed a ruling by the Information Commissioner.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

How can you identify a criminal by the way they walk? – BBC News Magazine

“A burglar has been caught because of his bow-legged walk, but how easy is it to catch a criminal by analysing their gait?”

Full story

BBC News Magazine, 15th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK music industry demands an iPod tax – OUT-LAW.com

“The UK music industry has rejected the Government’s proposal to legalise the transfer of music from CDs to MP3 players without a levy. It has asked for a tax on devices like Apple iPods which it says should compensate artists for the transfer.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008

The Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008

The Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) (Wales) Order 2008

The Transport of Animals (Cleansing and Disinfection) (Wales) (No 3) (Amendment) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Othman (Jordan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Othman (Jordan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Court of Appeal

“A foreign national could not be deported on national security grounds to a state where he was at real risk of being tried on evidence obtained by torture because such an expulsion would contravene his right to a fair trial guaranteed by article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 15th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Further Consultation on Court Dress – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council is carrying out a further consultation on court dress in civil, family and ceremonial proceedings. Click here for a link through to the consultation paper. All members of the Bar and interested third parties are welcome to comment and all completed consultation papers should be sent to janbye@barcouncil.org.uk or by post to Jan Bye at 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ no later than 4.00pm on 19 April 2008.”

The Report and Supplementary Report on the first consultation exercise (Word)

The Bar Council, 14th April 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

President’s Guidance: McKenzie Friends – Judiciary of England and Wales

President’s Guidance: McKenzie Friends (PDF)

President of the Family Division, 14th April 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk


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