Archive for December 11th, 2008



Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Times Law Reports

Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

House of Lords

“The right to life protected by article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights imposed an operational obligation on medical authorities to do all that could reasonably be expected of them to prevent a patient detained in a mental hospital who was known to be at a real and immediate risk of committing suicide from doing so.”

The Times, 11th December 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.

‘Feck’ is not an offensive word, rules ASA – OUT-LAW.com

“A poster for Magners cider that featured the words ‘Feck off bees’ has been cleared by the UK’s advertising watchdog. The word ‘feck’ is unlikely to be seen as a swearword, said the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 10th December 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Brown adviser: Labour’s rights record dismal – The Guardian

“One of the eminent outsiders brought into Gordon Brown’s ‘government of all the talents’ has revealed that he quit in disgust at what he describes as Labour’s ‘dismal’ lack of political leadership on human rights.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Leading legal figures review effectiveness of Law Society – Legal Week

“A group of high-profile legal figures including Linklaters senior partner David Cheyne and Simmons & Simmons managing partner Mark Dawkins have questioned the effectiveness of the Law Society as a single regulator.”

Full story

Legal Week, 11th December 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Sir James Dyson in High Court attempt to see off rival vacuum design – Daily Telegraph

“The tycoon Sir James Dyson, whose trademark ‘double cyclone’ vacuum cleaner has become a world beater, has gone to the High Court to try to block a rival design from Samsung Electronics.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th December 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gordon Brown refuses to back law allowing assisted suicides – The Times

“Campaigners seeking to lift the ban on assisted suicide were dealt a blow yesterday when Gordon Brown repeated his opposition to a change in the law.”

Full story

The Times, 11th December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Three children a week – the death toll from abuse – The Independent

“The true scale of child abuse in the UK was revealed yesterday when Christine Gilbert, the chief executive of the children’s services watchdog, told MPs that three children a week died as a result of abuse – more than triple the previous estimate.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th December 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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