Archive for August 18th, 2010

Sex attacker’s sentence increased – The Independent

“A drunken man who carried out a violent sexual assault on a woman walking home alone at night had his jail sentence increased by the Court of Appeal today.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Courts could be set up in shopping centres, Magistrates’ Association says – Daily Telegraph

“Courts could be set up in shopping centres with the public able to watch through glass panes under plans to speed up the justice system, the Magistrates’ Association said on Tuesday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law firms report rise in job-related legal advice cases – The Guardian

“Solicitors are experiencing a sharp rise in the number of people seeking legal advice as to whether they have a case for unfair dismissal against their employers, despite the latest official figures last week showing a drop in unemployment.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

The Electoral Commission, R (on the application of) v City of Westminster Magistrates Court & Anor [2010] UKSC 40 (29 July 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

VAC v JAD & Ors [2010] EWHC 2159 (Ch) (16 August 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Soldier fight death case dropped – BBC News

“A man accused of attacking a soldier who later died in hospital from serious head injuries has had the charges against him dropped.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Order bans ex-prisoner from Long Eaton – BBC News

“A man has been banned from an entire town for five years under a legal order used for the first time in Derbyshire.”

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BBC News, 17th August 2010

Soruce: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Environmental Civil Sanctions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2010

The Seal Products Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Dentist’s right to substitute others for himself undermines ‘worker’ claim, rules EAT – OUT-LAW.com

“A dentist did not qualify as an employee or even as a ‘worker’ under employment law because he could have supplied locums to do his work and still fulfil his contract, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th August 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

When it comes to HIV in this country, the law is a mess – and prejudice thrives – The Guardian

“Nadja Benaissa’s trial in Germany has highlighted the shortcomings of the law on HIV in the UK.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Advertising Standards Authority bans animal charity ad – BBC News

“An advert for an animal charity working in Afghanistan has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. It ruled the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad’s advert was ‘likely to mislead’ for suggesting donations ultimately benefited British troops.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-miners claim injuries were under-compensated – BBC News

“A group of former miners who suffered industrial injuries are claiming they received inadequate compensation from a government scheme.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police chief seeks ban on protest marches – Daily Telegraph

“A chief constable is applying for a blanket ban on marches in a city on the day of a planned protest by the right-wing English Defence League (EDL).”

Full story

Daily Telelgraph, 18th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

My legal hero: Lord Bingham of Cornhill – The Guardian

“Lord Bingham is Britain’s most distinguished legal mind who has dissected and discredited many affronts to our liberty.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Micro pig farm gets ad ban for pet that’s not so wee wee wee – The Guardian

“Cambridgeshire-based breeder made false claims its pigs would remain pint-sized, ASA rules.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

West Sussex sex attack sentence ‘too lenient’ – BBC news

“A West Sussex man who carried out a sexual assault on a woman walking home alone at night has had his jail sentence increased.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No prosecutions in Caroline Loder MS death probe – BBC news

“Three people arrested over the suicide of a multiple sclerosis sufferer will not face prosecution, it has emerged.”

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BBC News, 16th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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