Archive for June 1st, 2009

Charity loses funding to help child refugees wrongly classified as adults – The Guardian

“Hundreds of children fleeing war and persecution will be wrongly denied education and given no more help than adult asylum seekers in the UK under controversial changes introduced by the government, a leading charity warned yesterday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

FSA steps up battle against insider trading – The Times

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is to increase the firepower of its enforcement division by hiring several lawyers from leading City firms, The Times has learnt.”

Full story

The Times, 1st June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

McConkey and another (Appellants) v The Simon Community (Respondents) (Northern Ireland) [2009] UKHL 24 (20 May 2009)

Odelola (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) [2009] UKHL 25 (20 May 2009)

R (on the application of G) (FC) (Appellant) v London Borough of Southwark (Respondents) [2009] UKHL 26 (20 May 2009)

Smith (Appellant) v Northamptonshire County Council (Respondents) [2009] UKHL 27 (20 May 2009)

Source: www.parliament.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Curtis, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 1003 (30 April 2009)

Straughan, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 955 (28 April 2009)

Fazli, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 939 (24 April 2009)

Welsh, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 945 (24 April 2009)

Hakimzadeh, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 959 (28 April 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Firefighters’ Pension (Wales) Scheme (Amendment) Order 2009

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Functions in relation to External Qualifications (Wales) Order 2009

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (Wales) Order 2009

The Pension Schemes (Reduction in Pension Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Fisheries (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009

The Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Lands Tribunal and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2009

The Climate Change Act 2008 (2020 Target, Credit Limit and Definitions) Order 2009

The Nottingham Express Transit System Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Brown to launch ‘code of conduct’ for MPs – The Independent

“Gordon Brown said today there were ‘clear cases’ of MPs who may have broken the law over expense claims but insisted that only ‘a few’ MPs had abused the Westminster perks system.”

Full story

The Independent, 31st May 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Three convicted of petrol murder – BBC News

“Three people who tied up a student, doused him in petrol and set him on fire have been convicted of his murder.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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