Archive for August 12th, 2010

What can councils use by-laws for? – BBC News

“David Cameron is backing an idea put forward by Greater Manchester councils to ban cheap booze using a by-law. But how ambitious can councils be when they are drawing up by-laws?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Advocates to face tougher regulation under new proposals – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitor-advocates and barristers could be forced to work for longer in the lower courts before being granted higher court rights, under proposals put forward by the Joint Advocacy Group (JAG).”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th August 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Campaigner drowns grey squirrel – The Independent

“A wildlife campaigner has drowned a grey squirrel to challenge the RSPCA to prosecute him.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Four police officers to face charge of causing actual bodily harm to Babar Ahmad – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that four officers of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Territorial Support Group should be charged with causing actual bodily harm to Babar Ahmad during his arrest on 2 December 2003.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th August 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Will Charles Taylor end up in a British jail? – BBC News

“The war crimes trial of the former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, has hit the headlines in the UK after the dramatic evidence of supermodel Naomi Campbell and her former agent, Carole White. If convicted, Mr Taylor will serve his sentence in a British jail. Why is this and where might he be housed?”

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BBC News, 12th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Basis of Copyright Tribunal royalty ruling flawed, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

“The Copyright Tribunal did not have a sound basis for the royalty rate it set in a dispute between rights holders and a music TV broadcaster, the High Court has said. The Tribunal set a new rate on spurious grounds and misunderstood evidence, it said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2010

The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk


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