Archive for September 28th, 2009

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2009

The London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2009

The Court Martial Appeal Court (Evidence) Order 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Information and Code of Practice on Penalties) Order 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Entitlement to be Registered) Regulations 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (National Identity Registration Number) Regulations 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Provision of Information with Consent) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Q&A: Childcare swaps – BBC News

“Two mothers from Buckinghamshire, who worked together as policewomen, have found themselves at the centre of a dispute over childcare rules – because they were babysitting each others’ children.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Attorney General Reference No 45 OF 2009 [2009] EWCA Crim 1759 (29 July 2009)

Smith, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1795 (31 July 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

Bar urges halt on contingency fees reform – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Council has urged the government to halt plans to regulate contingency fees, to allow time for greater public debate.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 28th September 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

“Substituting a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for the Human Rights Act Will Displace Adjudication to Strasbourg” Says Chairman of the Bar – The Bar Council

“Desmond Browne QC, Chairman of the Bar, will speak on the theme of ‘Human rights under threat abroad and at home’ at a fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference on Sunday.”

Full story

Bar Council, 28th September 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

College of Law Podcast: Jenny Rowe, CEO of Supreme Court – Charon QC

“Today, as part of my series of podcasts for The College of Law Inside Track I talk to Jenny Rowe, the CEO of the new Supreme Court.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 28th September 2009

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

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

After years of over-charging, City lawyers could face tough justice – The Independent

“Opportunistic city lawyers who over-charge their clients face tough new rules aimed at tackling the excesses and mismanagement of corporate law firms, under proposals to be published this week. The crackdown on the City’s legal profession comes after growing concerns that regulators have failed to deal with abuses at multi-million pound law firms.”

Full story

The Independent, 28th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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