Archive for June 2nd, 2009

Privacy rights thwart evidence search in hammer attack lawsuit – OUT-LAW.com

“A school that is being sued for failing to prevent a vicious attack on a pupil does not need to give the victim’s legal team access to a database of pupil misbehaviour because the disclosure would be disproportionate and breach children’s human rights.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 2nd June 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Napier and Another v Pressdram Ltd – Times Law Report

Napier and Another v Pressdram Ltd

Court of Appeal

“A barrister who made a complaint against his solicitor to his professional body owed no duty of confidentiality to the solicitor or his firm not to reveal to others the result of the adjudication against the solicitor where the subject matter underlying the adjudication was nothing private to the solicitor.”

The Times, 2nd June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2009

The European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2009

The Transfer of Functions (Estate Agents Appeals and Additional Scheduled Tribunal) Order 2009

The Transfer of Functions of the Charity Tribunal Order 2009

The Transfer of Functions of the Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal Order 2009

The Transfer of Functions (Transport Tribunal and Appeal Panel) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

£300,000 for judge off sick after blackmail trial – Daily Telegraph

“Immigration judge Mohammed Ilyas Khan who had an affair with his Brazilian cleaner has been paid nearly £300,000 while off work.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman set for suicide appeal bid – BBC News

“A woman with multiple sclerosis is urging the House of Lords to clarify the law on assisted suicide.”

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BBC News, 2nd June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Britons confused by legality of downloads, finds report – OUT-LAW.com

“Consumers are spoilt for choice when they seek content online and are confused about what is legal and not legal, according to a report published on Friday. That confusion, and the ease of lawbreaking, present challenges for Government, the authors say.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st June 2009

Source: www.out-law.com


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