Archive for September 16th, 2010

Firm prosecuted over Lancashire tractor-pulling death – BBC News

“A company is to be prosecuted after a man, 58, was killed at a tractor-pulling competition in Lancashire.”

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BBC News, 16th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sainsbury’s taken to court over excess packaging – Daily Telegraph

“Sainsbury’s is to be taken to court for using too much packaging, the first time that a major retailer has been prosecuted under obscure environmental laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Publishers protest at reporting restrictions in family court cases – The Guardian

“The Newspaper Society has complained that the Children, Schools and Families Act has made legal cases covered by the Act less transparent because they are virtually unreportable.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Armed forces to lose one in four lawyers – The Guardian

“The armed forces are set to lose one quarter of their lawyers, the Guardian has learned, in a series of cuts that will directly impact frontline troops. Sources inside the armed forces say the defence spending and security review will result in a reduction of at least 25% in the number of lawyers in the army and royal air force. Lawyers say the predicted reduction in legal advice, which will affect troops and commanders, could affect the ability of the armed forces to act in compliance with the Geneva Conventions.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Two cousins jailed for killing Cardiff neighbour – BBC News

“A judge has called two cousins ‘wicked’ as he jailed them for killing their neighbour.”

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BBC News, 15th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The changing relationship between solicitors and barristers – Law Society’s Gazette

“In the debate about how the legal regulators should amend practising rules to allow solicitors and barristers to operate in the new structures modelled in the Legal Services Act 2007, some predicted that the reforms could alter forever the identity of lawyers and lead to fusion – ending the distinction between law firms and chambers. That has not happened, but does slow progress to date rule out greater upheaval in future?”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th September 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Administrative Court)

Craig, R (on the application of) v HM Prison Albany [2010] EWHC 2303 (Admin) (15 September 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org


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