Archive for July 28th, 2008

Opinion: Anti-discrimination laws need to be made consistent – The Lawyer

“The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently gave judgment in Coleman v Attridge Law (2008). In so doing, it clarified the remit of the Framework Directive (2000/78/EC), which was adopted in November 2000 to combat discrimination in the workplace on grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 28th July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 (Specified Organisations) Order 2008

The Freedom of Information (Parliament and National Assembly for Wales) Order 2008

The Finance Act 2008, Section 29 (Appointed Day) Order 2008

The Finance Act 2008, Section 30 (Appointed Day) Order 2008

The Finance Act 2008, Section 28 (Appointed Day) Order 2008

The Finance Act 2008, Section 27 (Appointed Day) Order 2008

The Finance Act 2008, Section 26 (Appointed Day) Order 2008

The Air Navigation (Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The A282 Trunk Road (Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Charging Scheme) Order 2008

The Health Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2008

The Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4 and Savings) (England) Order 2008

The Overseas Life Insurance Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Companies (Taxation of Insurance Special Purpose Vehicles) Order 2008

The Financing-Arrangement-Funded Transfers to Shareholders Regulations 2008

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Zero-Carbon Homes Relief) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Community Emissions Trading Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Friendly Societies (Transfers of Other Business) (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Companies (Taxation of Reinsurance Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Registered Pension Schemes (Transfer of Sums and Assets) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Tax Avoidance Schemes (Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Taxes (Fees for Payment by Telephone) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Accounts Directive (Lloyd’s Syndicate and Aggregate Accounts) Regulations 2008

The Dartmoor Commons (Authorised Severance) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

FSA launches third insider trading case – The Times

“The financial watchdog has continued its crackdown on market manipulation with another prosecution.”

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The Times, 28th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Crime maps online ‘by end 2008’ – BBC News

“New interactive maps which will allow every neighbourhood in England and Wales to access local crime information will be ready by the end of the year.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court bans physical restraint methods used on children in custody – The Guardian

“Physical restraint methods on young people in secure training centres (STCs) – including pulling back thumbs – have been outlawed today by the Court of Appeal.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No charges over reporter’s death – BBC News

“There is insufficient evidence to prosecute any US soldier over the death of ITN journalist Terry Lloyd in Iraq, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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BBC News, 28th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

SRA kickstarts Clementi revolution with new LDP structures – The Lawyer

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to change its Code of Conduct in reaction to the regulatory demands of Legal Services Act 2007.”

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The Lawyer, 28th July 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com


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