Archive for January 18th, 2010

Information Tribunal is abolished as new service takes charge – OUT-LAW.com

“The appeals process for freedom of information and data protection cases changes from today as the previous structure is absorbed into a wider tribunals service.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Hindu asks appeal court for open-air cremation – The Independent

“A Hindu takes his legal battle for the right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre to the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Independent, 18th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Former control order suspects to sue British government – BBC News

“The High Court has ruled that two former terrorism suspects can sue the government for damages.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministers plan law change to stop arrests of foreign officials – The Guardian

“New legislation that could strip magistrates of their power to issue arrest warrants for foreign dignitaries on visits to the UK has been attacked by MPs and campaigners.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No.2) Order 2010

The Welfare Reform Act 2009 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2010

The Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2010

The Trade Marks (International Registration) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Patents and Patents and Trade Marks (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2010

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No.13, Transitory and Transitional Provisions and Electronic Communications) Amendment Order 2010

The Care Quality Commission (Registration) Amendment Regulations 2010

The Inheritance Tax (Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

MPs warn of criminal justice ‘crisis’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“A committee of MPs has warned that the criminal justice system is ‘facing a crisis of sustainability’ as government spending on prisons takes resources away from other aspects of criminal justice.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th January 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Compensation for British victims of overseas terror attacks – The Guardian

“The government has agreed to provide financial help for British victims of terrorist attacks overseas, nearly five years after Tony Blair first promised action.”

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The Guardian, 15th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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