Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Companies (Disclosure of Address) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Pharmacy Order 2010 (Appeals – Transitional Provisions) Order of Council 2010

The Care Standards Act 2000 (Registration)(England) Regulations 2010

The Children’s Trust Board (Children and Young People’s Plan) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Online judgments ensure justice is seen to be done – The Guardian

“Yesterday, Sharon Shoesmith was given permission to appeal in the judicial review of her dismissal by Haringey council as a result of the Baby Peter scandal. The case itself is complex and fascinating, but the detail should not overshadow the open and forward-thinking way in which the case has been dealt with.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd Spetember 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Libel tourism is a very rare thing in UK courts, finds study – OUT-LAW.com

“Just three out of 83 defamation cases reported in the UK in the past year involved libel tourism, according to a study. Concern about foreign residents suing foreign publishers in UK courts greatly outweighs its actual occurrence, the figures suggest.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Public Services Ombudsmen – Law Commission

“The Law Commission is conducting a review of the law relating to the public services ombudsmen. On 2 September 2010, we published a consultation paper, which contains our detailed provisional proposals for reform.”

Full story

Law Commission, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Law Commission calls for greater use of civil penalties – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Commission has proposed a cut in the number of criminal offences for regulatory breaches.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Community punishment criticised as ‘holiday camp’ – BBC News

“The use of community service has been criticised after criminals were filmed drinking tea and smoking illegal drugs.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sharon Shoesmith given leave to appeal court ruling on dismissal – The Guardian

“Sharon Shoesmith is free to appeal her failed attempt to overturn her sacking at the height of the Baby Peter affair, after a judge issued a scathing criticism of the conduct of former children’s secretary Ed Balls, and threw out all but a fraction of his claims for legal costs.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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