Archive for August 2nd, 2010

MPs ‘denied enough time to study electoral reform bill’ – The Guardian

“MPs have been denied an ‘adequate opportunity’ to scrutinise legislation paving the way for a referendum on reform of the voting system, it was claimed today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family win school catchment spying case – The Guardian

“A family won a landmark ruling today when a council was found to have acted illegally in spying on them for nearly three weeks to discover whether they had lied about living in the catchment area of a top primary school.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A power supreme? – BBC News

“The United Kingdom Supreme Court has just completed its first year in business.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

17,000 immigration appeals unopposed – The Independent

“Thousands of appeals against immigration decisions succeeded last year without the Home Office even attending a hearing to defend its original rejections, figures showed today.”

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The Independent, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Daventry District Council v Daventry & District Housing Ltd [2010] EWHC 1935 (Ch) (30 July 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

XA v YA [2010] EWHC 1983 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Five Minutes With: Jonathan Sumption QC – BBC News

“Jonathan Sumption QC is considered by many to be the UK’s top barrister, having represented the government in the Hutton Inquiry as well as arguing against them in court.”

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BBC News, 31st July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) – WLR Daily

Regina v B (F); Same v P (A); Same v C (J) [2010] EWCA Crim 1857; [2010] WLR (D) 21

“A judge sitting in the Crown Court had no power to quash an indictment simply because he did not believe that the proceedings were appropriately brought or were not in the public interest when compared with his assessment of the needs of other cases and that had not changed as a result of the introduction of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening)

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening) [2010] UKSC 40; [2010] WLR (D) 211

“Where the Electoral Commission brought forfeiture proceedings under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 against a registered political party in respect of its acceptance of an impermissible donation the court had a discretionary power under s 58(2) to order partial forfeiture of the value of the donation if, in the particular circumstances, it was proportionate to do so.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina v Rollins – WLR Daily

Regina v Rollins [2010] UKSC 39; [2010] WLR (D) 210

“The power of the Financial Services Authority to institute criminal proceedings was not limited to the offences referred to in ss 401 and 402 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000; in particular the FSA had power to prosecute offences of money laundering under ss 327 and 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Serious Organised Crime Agency v Perry – WLR Daily

Serious Organised Crime Agency v Perry [2010] EWCA Civ 907; [2010] WLR (D) 213

“An information notice served on the London address of persons not in the United Kingdom at the time of service was validly served for the purposes of recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Legislation.gov.uk replaces OPSI and Statute Law Database – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has created a new site that contains almost all of the UK’s legislation, around half of which is available in its up-to-date form. It will close two sites that previously hosted material. The new site, legislation.gov.uk, is free to access.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Romanians jailed for making their children beg and steal – The Guardian

“A Romanian couple who exploited their seven children as beggars and thieves in and around London have been jailed at Reading crown court for two and a half years for child cruelty.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Campaigners try to force MoD to court over Afghan killings – The Guardian

“The prospect of a judicial review into previously covered-up civilian shootings in Afghanistan has opened up after human rights campaigners launched an attempt to take the Ministry of Defence to court.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Employers warned that unpaid internships could ‘break law’ – Daily Telegraph

“Twenty-somethings working for free might be a common fixture in politics, media and fashion, but employers are almost certainly breaking the law when they take on unpaid interns because they should be giving them wages if they work, according to a new report.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ministers to review curb on doctors hours – BBC News

“Ministers are to review European rules that restrict the number of hours doctors can work.”

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BBC News, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sarah’s law roll-out begins after test run ‘saves 60 from abuse’ – The Guardian

“Home secretary Theresa May hailed an ‘important step forward for child protection’ yesterday as Sarah’s law, which allows parents to check if someone has a history of child sex offences, was rolled out to police forces across England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 1st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

£30m heroin smuggler avoids deportation thanks to obscure law – Daily Telegraph

“A Turkish drug trafficker sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for his role in one of Britain’s largest-ever heroin seizures cannot be deported because of an obscure European law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ian Huntley sues prison service for £100,000 after razor attack – The Guardian

“Ian Huntley, the Soham murderer, is suing the prison service after he allegedly had his throat slashed with a razor blade by another inmate, it emerged last night.”

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The Guardian, 31st July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sniper sues Army over error which put him in danger of being kidnapped by al-Qaeda – Daily Telegraph

“An Army sniper is suing the Ministry of Defence over a ‘catastrophic error’ which put him and his family in danger of being kidnapped by al-Qaeda.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Expenses: Court denies accused defence of parliamentary privilege – The Guardian

“Three former Labour MPs and a Tory peer accused of fiddling their expenses face criminal trials after the court of appeal ruled that parliamentary privilege did not protect them from prosecution.”

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The Guardian, 30th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Adverts for strippers ‘to be banned from Jobcentres’ – BBC News

“A ban on using Jobcentres to advertise for strippers and lapdancers is expected to be announced this week.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Coalition budget faces legal challenge from Fawcett Society over claims women will bear brunt of cuts – The Guardian

“The coalition government’s emergency budget could be branded unlawful after a groundbreaking legal case was launched in the high court. Papers filed on Friday claim that Treasury officials broke the law by failing to carry out an assessment of whether the plans for heavy spending cuts would hit women hardest.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

All-day drink law was a mistake, says Sir Hugh Orde – BBC News

“The 24-hour drink licensing laws were a ‘mistake’, Association of Chief Police Officers president Sir Hugh Orde says.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministers consider rates cap on legal loan sharking – The Guardian

“Ministers are to consider capping interest rates as a campaign launches demanding action to stamp out legal loan sharking.”

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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