Archive for March 26th, 2009

Charon Reports: Cheating or taking professional advice? – Charon QC

“Today I talked to John Foster, spokesman for Oxbridge Training Contracts about the legality of his service, his view of the ethics and exactly what Oxbridge Training Contracts is actually offering to students who wish to use their services. We also talk about the provision of model answers, tailored to specific questions put by the student client, and the problems that could arise if a student submits these model answers as their own work for coursework assessment.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 24th March 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The South London Healthcare National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the Bromley Hospitals National Health Service Trust, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital National Health Service Trust and the Queen Mary’s Sidcup National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2009

The Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2009

The Official Statistics Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Magistrate ‘fell asleep’ during trial – Daily Telegraph

“A magistrate, John Harrison, is under investigation after reportedly falling asleep during a teenager’s trial for an alleged assault.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gurkhas resume settlement battle – BBC News

“The government may be ‘humiliated’ into complying with a timetable to change its immigration policy on Gurkha veterans, a solicitor has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Stewart, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 593 (26 March 2009)

Farrell, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 511 (13 March 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AF (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 240 (26 March 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Thorpe v Revenue and Customs [2009] EWHC 611 (Ch) (26 March 2009)

JML Direct Ltd v Freesat UK Ltd [2009] EWHC 616 (Ch) (26 March 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Kirk Reid: Children’s football coach guilty of stalking and sexually assaulting 25 women – Daily Telegraph

“Kirk Reid, a children’s football coach, has been convicted of stalking and sexually assaulting 25 women in London over 12 years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regulation of City law firms ‘not fit for purpose’ – The Times

“The regulation of big corporate law firms is not ‘fit for purpose’ and urgently needs reform, a report for the Law Society has concluded.”

Full story

The Times, 26th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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