Archive for November 1st, 2010

Minister proposes privacy mediation service and good-privacy kitemark – OUT-LAW.com

“A UK Government minister has proposed the creation of a mediation service for people who think their right to privacy has been violated on the internet. The mediation could result in the removal of material, Ed Vaizey said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Repudiatory breach cases should rest on principle, not precedent, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

“Companies claiming that a business partner walked away from a contract should pay less attention to previous cases and more attention to the basic principals behind the law of repudiation, the Court of Appeal has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Woman jailed for three years over false rape claim – The Independent

“A woman who falsely claimed her ex-boyfriend raped her after giving her a Pringles sandwich laced with diazepam was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Capital Requirements (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Seed Marketing Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

F, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 2243 (17 September 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Clarke & Ors v Get Training Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1213 (29 October 2010)

Veolia ES Nottinghamshire Ltd v Nottinghamshire County Council & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1214 (29 October 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Government consults on case value ceiling for Patents County Court – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published a proposal to limit the value of cases that can be heard by the Patents County Court (PCC) to £500,000. It hopes that the move will reduce the cost of intellectual property (IP) litigation for most companies.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Law Society calls for reform of murder sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has called on the government to look at introducing a three-tier system of sentencing for murder, after research published today revealed a lack of public support for the current mandatory life sentence.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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