Archive for February 4th, 2010

Discrimination law change is dropped after Pope’s opposition – The Independent

“The Government will not push through proposals that churches argue would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals, Equality Minister Harriet Harman confirmed today.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Measures to freeze assets of terror suspect to be lifted immediately – The Times

“Ministers are preparing to rush through emergency legislation tomorrow to stop terror suspects salting away their funds after senior judges today lifted an order freezing their assets.”

Full story

The Times, 4th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Overdose inquest finds German doctor Daniel Ubani incompetent – The Guardian

“A patient who was given a fatal overdose by an out-of-hours doctor was unlawfully killed and his death amounted to gross negligence and manslaughter, a coroner ruled today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2010

The Criminal Defence Service (Representation Orders: Appeals etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces (Amendment) etc. Regulations 2010

The Employee Study and Training (Qualifying Period of Employment) Regulations 2010

The Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption), Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption) and Statutory Adoption Pay (Adoptions from Overseas) (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations 2010

The Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations 2002 (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (National Health Service Employees) Regulations 2010

The Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (Application of Parts 12ZA and 12ZB to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2003 (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (Birth, Adoption and Adoptions from Overseas) (Administration) Regulations 2010

The Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2010

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Child killing rate ‘drops by 40%’ in England and Wales – BBC News

“The number of violent deaths among children in England and Wales has fallen by almost 40% since 1974, research has suggested.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tzipi Livni to test UK law with visit – The Times

“Britain is braced for a diplomatic row after a senior Israeli politician warned that she was preparing to travel to the UK, where she faces an arrest warrant for alleged war crimes.”

Full story

The Times, 4th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Junior Criminal Bar under threat from botched Legal Aid Reforms warns Commons Committee – The Bar Council

“The influential House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has today (2 February) published a damning report on the Legal Services Commission’s handling of legal aid reform.”

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The Bar Council, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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