Archive for March 23rd, 2009

Two stars of BBC’s Trawlermen series jailed in illegal fishing case – The Guardian

“Two stars of the BBC’s Trawlermen series have been jailed and fined £370,000 after they landed fish illegally.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd March 2009


Prince Charles’ Duchy Originals ordered to remove ‘misleading’ herbal remedy claims – Daily Telegraph

“The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has upheld a complaint over the online advertising of two remedies, Duchy Herbals Echina-Relief Tincture and Duchy Herbals Hyperi-Lift Tincture, which are sold for £10 for 50ml in selected Boots and Waitrose stores.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2009


Government bid to extend ‘human rights’ prompts fears of nanny state – Daily Telegraph

“Entitlement to good health care, education and freedom from poverty could be enshrined in law under the green paper to be published by Justice Minister Jack Straw.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2009


Stars call for end to archaic libel laws – The Times

“The actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson and writer Andrew O’Hagan are heading a coalition of entertainers, writers, lawyers and journalists in a move today for the scrapping of an archaic law that allows people to be jailed for speaking out.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd March 2009


College sued over sex abuse claim – BBC News

“A former City lawyer is claiming £5m damages against a Catholic school over sexual abuse he alleges he suffered there during the 1970s.”

Full story 

BBC News, 23rd March 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Divsion)

Bracknell Forest Borough Council v Green & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 238 (20 March 2009)

Lambert v Clayton [2009] EWCA Civ 237 (20 March 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bailey & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 562 (Admin) (20 March 2009)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AT & Anor [2009] EWHC 512 (Admin) (20 March 2009)

London & South Eastern Railway Ltd & Anor v British Transport Police Authority [2009] EWHC 460 (Admin) (20 March 2009)

High Court (Patents Court)

MMI Research Ltd v Cellxion Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 418 (Pat) (11 March 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Toropdar v D [2009] EWHC 567 (QB) (20 March 2009)

Hutton v The Government of Australia [2009] EWHC 564 (QB) (20 March 2009)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Control of Salmonella in Broiler Flocks (Wales) Order 2009

The National Health Service (Dental Charges, General Dental Services Contracts and Personal Dental Services Agreements) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Charter Trustees Regulations 2009

The Public Guardian (Fees, etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Plant Health (Forestry) (Amendment) Order 2009

The National Insurance Contributions (Application of Part 7 of the Finance Act 2004) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009

The Family Procedure (Adoption) (Amendment) Rules 2009

The Buying Agency Trading Fund (Amendment) Order 2009

The Health Care and Associated Professions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008 (Commencement No. 2) (Amendment) Order of Council 2009

The Health and Social Care (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2009

The Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2009

The Local Authorities’ Plans and Strategies (Disapplication) (England) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009

The Tax Avoidance Schemes (Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2009


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