Archive for June 28th, 2008

Psychiatrist who released killer patient is suing for compensation – Daily Telegraph

“A psychiatrist is suing her employer for £300,000 compensation because she was ‘humiliated’ and made to stop work after she released a mental patient who fatally stabbed a retired banker the next day.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Anwoir & Ors, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1354 (27 June 2008)

High Court (Chancey Division)

Football Association Premier League Ltd & Ors v QC Leisure & Ors [2008] EWHC 1411 (Ch) (24 June 2008)

Astall & Anor v Revenue & Customs [2008] EWHC 1471 (Ch) (27 June 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Buckley & Ors v Yates Wine Lodges Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 1408 (QB) (27 June 2008)

Green v Westleigh Properties Limits [2008] EWHC 1474 (QB) (27 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Kamidian v Holt (On Behalf of Certain Underwriters At Lloyd’s) & Ors [2008] EWHC 1483 (Comm) (27 June 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

TJ Brent Ltd & Anor v Black & Veatch Consulting Ltd [2008] EWHC 1497 (TCC) (13 June 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Commissioner for Older People in Wales (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The European Parliament (House of Lords Disqualification) Regulations 2008

The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) (No.2) Order 2008

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Industrial Training Levy (Reasonable Steps) Regulations 2008

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Is it legal to shoot pigeons? – BBC News Magazine

“Animal welfare activists have complained to Wimbledon organisers and the police over the culling of pigeons. Is it against the law for marksmen to take out the feral birds?”

Full story

BBC News Magazine, 26th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mother jailed for abandoning son – BBC News

“A woman who left her two-year-old son alone for the weekend has been jailed for 18 months.”

Full story

BBC News, 27th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple jailed after leaving girl to die in ‘filth and squalor’ – The Guardian

“A judge today questioned a decision by prosecutors not to pursue a murder charge against a mother who left her three-year-old daughter to die from malnutrition in her bedroom.”

Full story

The Guardian, 27th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Midwives: Law on breastfeeding must be widened – The Independent

“Midwives and maternity groups are urging the Government to extend a new law to give mothers the legal right to breastfeed babies more than six months old in public.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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