Archive for September 25th, 2009

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (England) Regulations 2009

The Companies Act 2006 (Allotment of Shares and Right of Pre-emption) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2009

The Cosmetic Products (Safety) (Amendment No.3) Regulations 2009

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment (No.2) Order 2009

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Widow loses damages action over husband killed in Iraq – The Independent

“The widow of a security consultant shot dead during an ambush in Iraq lost her High Court damages action today.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Escaped rapist jailed for murder – BBC News

“A convicted rapist who strangled a pensioner while on the run from a secure hospital has been jailed for at least 27 years.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police blame justice system for failures in mother daughter suicide case – Daily Telegraph

“Police could not act to stop a gang of youths terrorising a mother and her disabled daughter because the youth justice system is not set up to be tough against offenders, a leading police office told an inquest.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge demands Government scrap compulsory retirement age – The Times

“The Government faces overwhelming calls to scrap the compulsory retirement age of 65 after a High Court judge ruled today that in the current economic climate it was likely to be unlawful.”

Full story

The Times, 25th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Related link: Timeline: the battle against enforced retirement

Retirement age judgement expected – BBC News

“A judgement on whether it is legal for UK employers to force workers to retire at the age of 65 is expected later.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th September 2009

Source: www.bb.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court Appeal (Criminal Division)

Hattherley, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1873 (08 September 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Stockler v HM Revenue & Customs [2009] EWHC 2306 (Ch) (22 September 2009)

Ayling v Summers & Ors [2009] EWHC B21 (Ch) (14 September 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Pennington, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board [2009] EWHC 2296 (Admin) (18 September 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Belletti & Ors v Morici & Ors [2009] EWHC 2316 (Comm) (24 September 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Loloahi Tapui and her husband arrested by immigration officials – The Times

“The Attorney-General’s former housekeeper was arrested in West London by UK Border Agency officials yesterday and questioned about alleged immigration offences.”

Full story

The Times, 25th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Government plans to curb costs in defamation proceedings – Ministry of Justice

“Steps to tackle excessive legal fees in defamation proceedings were announced today by Justice Secretary, Jack Straw.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 24th September 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Doubts over DNA profile timing – BBC News

“Fresh doubts have emerged over proposals to limit how long the DNA profiles of innocent people can be held on the national database.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Metropolitan Police chief says fixed penalties undermine courts – The Times

“The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Britain’s most senior police officer, has criticised the increasing use of on-the-spot penalties, saying they undermine the authority of magistrates’ courts.”

Full story

The Times, 25th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Press regulator hints at less privacy protection for publicity-seeking celebs – OUT-LAW.com

“The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) will take into account how much of a celebrity’s private life they have chosen to expose in the past when ruling on new allegations of invasion of privacy, it has said.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 24th September 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Lawyer for freed terrror suspect demands repeal of control orders – The Guardian

“Lawyers for a terror suspect set free this week by the home secretary called for the immediate repeal of the entire control order system today, saying his three-and-a-half year ordeal had done him and his family lasting psychological harm.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mabey & Johnson to be sentenced in bribery case – The Times

“A British company that bribed foreign officials to win business contracts and breached United Nations (UN) sanctions in Iraq is due to be sentenced tomorrow in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.”

Full story

The Times, 24th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘I just want the truth’ – BBC News

“In April 2005 an unarmed man was shot dead by police as he sat in the back of a car in north London. Four years later Azelle Rodney’s mother is still waiting for an inquest to be held.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law chief: too many people are locked up – The Independent

“Controversial public protection sentences and inadequate penal funding have combined to drive up the record numbers of people being kept in prisons, the president of the new Supreme Court has warned.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Revealed: the hidden army in UK prisons – The Guardian

“The number of former servicemen in prison or on probation or parole is now more than double the total British deployment in Afghanistan, according to a new survey. An estimated 20,000 veterans are in the criminal justice system, with 8,500 behind bars, almost one in 10 of the prison population.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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