Archive for September 25th, 2008

Net Suicide Bill would breathe life into government censorship – The Register

“Government moves to reduce the availability of suicide sites on the internet may herald a new era of online censorship in the UK.”

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The Register, 24th September 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Disabled Facilities Grants (Maximum Amounts and Additional Purposes) (Wales) Order 2008

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (County of East Sussex) (Borough of Eastbourne) Designation Order 2008

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.3) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Herbert v Doyle & Anor [2008] EWHC 1950 (Ch) (04 August 2008)

Re Tag World Serices Ltd [2008] EWHC 1866 (Ch) (30 July 2008)

Official Receiver v May [2008] EWHC 1778 (Ch) (25 July 2008)

High Court (Family Division)

SQ v RQ & Anor [2008] EWHC 1874 (Fam) (31 July 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gray, R (on the application of) v Bristol City Council [2008] EWHC 2212 (Admin) (03 September 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Body row to go to European court – BBC News

“The family of a Liverpool man stabbed to death in Spain are to go to the European Court of Human Rights in their campaign to help bring his body home.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A fly on the wall at the Bar – for the first time in 800 years – The Times

“‘I don’t care what you think. I don’t care what your opinion is. I don’t give a monkey’s. You’re the advocate.’ Master John Leslie, who deals daily in the High Court with advocates making procedural submissions, was putting an aspiring barrister through her paces. “I hope I’m not too brutal,” he said in an aside to camera, in a new television series, The Barristers. ‘But in order to bring something home, you need to be direct — you can’t pussy-foot around and say ‘well done’ when mistakes have been made that can be corrected and ought to be corrected.’ ”

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The Times, 24th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Foreign national ID card unveiled – BBC News

“The first identity cards from the government’s controversial national scheme are due to be revealed.”

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BBC News, 25th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man takes on parking wardens in landmark legal challenge – Daily Telegraph

“A man who led the campaign to stop the prosecution of British shopkeepers still using imperial measurements is launching a legal challenge over the use of parking tickets as a stealth tax.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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