Archive for August 21st, 2009

Two charged over BNP members leak – BBC News

“Two people have been charged with breaching the Data Protection Act after a British National Party membership list was leaked on the internet.”

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BBC News, 21st August 2009


High court rejects Lehman asset recovery plan – The Times

“Creditors of Lehman Brothers, the investment bank that collapsed almost a year ago, are facing further delays in recovering their assets after the High Court today refused to sign off administrators’ plans for the bank’s European arm.”

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The Times, 21st August 2009


Violent partners set to face restraining orders – The Guardian

“Abusive partners could face restraining orders, even if they are acquitted of assault under new powers to be introduced next month.”

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The Guardian, 21st August 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Yemoh & Ors v Regina [2009] EWCA Crim 1775 (20 August 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Heald & Ors v London Borough of Brent [2009] EWCA Civ 930 (20 August 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Nude Brands Ltd.v Stella MccArtney Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 2154 (Ch) (20 August 2009)

Butters & Ors v BBC Worldwide Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 1954 (Ch) (20 August 2009)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Social Security (State Pension and National Insurance Credits) Regulations 2009

The National Health Service (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Community Pharmaceutical Services and Optometrist Prescribing) Regulations 2009

The National Health Service (Prescribing and Charging Amendments Relating to Pandemic Influenza) Regulations 2009


Is the legal profession to blame for the fall in social mobility? – Law Society’s Gazette

“When the Cabinet Office issued its call for evidence for an investigation into social mobility and the professions, it was very clear on one point: it did not want any backchat on the impact of an unequal society on social mobility.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th August 2009


Bar Council Statement in Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation on Legal Aid Funding Reforms – The Bar Council

“Desmond Browne QC, Chairman of the Bar Council, commenting on the publication today of the Ministry of Justice consultation ‘Legal Aid: Funding Reforms’ said:

‘It is a total misuse of language for Lord Bach to talk about ‘efficiency savings’. These are cuts in spending, pure and simple, to what is an integral part of the welfare state. It is horrifying that the Ministry can even contemplate such measures during the 60th anniversary of the Legal Aid Act. Cuts on this scale will not merely drive down quality, they will force practitioners out of legal aid work. The Minister knows this has already happened with family legal aid work, as the Bar recently demonstrated with a report from King’s College, London.'”

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The Bar Council, 20th August 2009


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