Archive for January 12th, 2010

Peaches Geldof wins damages over prostitute claims – BBC News

“Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, has accepted substantial, undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper claim that she had worked as a prostitute.”

Full story

BBC News, 12th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Half a million pound fines for serious breaches of data protection – Ministry of Justice

“The Information Commissioner will soon be able to impose a penalty of up to £500,000 on data controllers who seriously contravene data protection principles.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th January 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Stop-and-search powers ruled illegal by European court – BBC News

“Police powers to use terror laws to stop and search people without grounds for suspicion are illegal, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.”

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BBC News, 12th Janaury 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gray v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor [2010] EWHC 2 (Admin) (11 January 2010)

British Gurkha Welfare Society & Ors v Ministry of Defence [2010] EWHC 3 (Admin) (11 January 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

RWE Npower Plc v Alstom Power Ltd [2009] EWHC B40 (TCC) (23 December 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2010

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2010

The Legislative Reform (Insolvency) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2010

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling – Earnings Percentage Increase) Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Lotteries: Repeals Consultation – Law Commission

“In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of some seven obsolete statutory provisions which relate to the holding of different forms of lottery.”

Full story

Law Commission, 12th January 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Regina v Gilham – Times Law Reports

Regina v Gilham

Court of Appeal

“Images on the screen constituted sufficient evidence of data copied on to the random access memory of a computer, being used for playing counterfeit games, to establish a breach of copyright offence.”

The Times, 12th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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