Archive for February 10th, 2010

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Building Societies (Insolvency and Special Administration) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation Order 2010

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) Regulations 2010

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements and Assessment of Resources) Amendment (England) Regulations 2010

The Warehousekeepers and Owners of Warehoused Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Hussain & Anor, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 94 (20 January 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Tew & Ors v BoS (Shared Appreciation Mortgages) No 1 Plc & Ors [2010] EWHC 203 (Ch) (22 January 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

Doctor A & Ors v Ward & Anor [2010] EWHC 205 (Fam) (09 February 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

W, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Brent [2010] EWHC 175 (Admin) (09 February 2010)

Hoole, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board [2010] EWHC 186 (Admin) (09 February 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Definitive Sentencing Guideline on corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On 9 February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guideline ‘Corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death’.”

Guideline on Corporate Manslaughter (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 9th February 2010

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

Regina v Irving; Regina v Squires – Times Law Reports

Regina v Irving; Regina v Squires

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Greater efforts were needed to ensure that correct information was available to sentencing judges so that proper effect could be given to the requirement to give credit for half of the number of any days spent by an offender on bail subject to a qualifying curfew condition and an electronic monitoring condition.”

The Times, 10th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Government loses Binyam Mohamed torture appeal – BBC News

“The foreign secretary has lost a bid to prevent the disclosure of secret information relating to the alleged torture of a UK resident.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Labour broke privacy rules with elections phone campaign – Daily Telegraph

“Labour breached privacy rules by making unsolicited automated phone calls to almost half a million people without their consent, the Information Commissioner’s Office has ruled.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lords watchdog to investigate peer’s expenses – The Guardian

“A House of Lords standards watchdog is to look into a complaint over the expenses of former Labour chairman Lord Clarke of Hampstead, it was announced today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man who tried to ‘sell’ sister to Chinese man jailed – BBC News

“A man who admitted trying to ‘sell’ his vulnerable sister into a sham marriage as part of a Chinese immigration scam has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High numbers of women and solicitors appointed to judicial posts – Law Society’s Gazette

“More than half the candidates selected in the last recruitment round for fee-paid employment tribunal judge positions were women, statistics have shown, while three-quarters of selected candidates were solicitors.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Binyam Mohamed torture case ruling at Court of Appeal – BBC News

“The Court of Appeal is to decide whether to release documents detailing the alleged torture of a UK resident.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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