Archive for November 3rd, 2010

Military justice – BBC Law in Action

“Joshua Rozenberg asks whether recent reforms to the military justice system are sufficient to restore confidence in the way the armed forces deal with crimes committed by their own troops.”

Podcast

BBC Law in Action, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Control orders are like nothing I have experienced in my career – The Guardian

“It should come as no surprise that Lord Macdonald, the eminent QC and former director of public prosecutions who is reporting on terror laws for the government, is strongly opposed to control orders. Lawyers do not like them. And if, like me, you have represented men trying to challenge their control orders, it is easy to see why: they are like nothing you have experienced in your legal career.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Law Society criticises jury trial proposals as ‘entirely wrong’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“Proposals to scrap jury trials for lesser offences were today criticised by the Law Society as ‘entirely wrong’.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

July 7 inquests will not hear intelligence material in secret – Daily Telegraph

“The coroner hearing the inquests for the 52 victims of the July 7 bombings ruled today that she cannot hear top secret intelligence material in closed sessions.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman jailed for life for attack on MP Stephen Timms – BBC News

“A 21-year-old student has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey for trying to murder Labour MP Stephen Timms because he voted for the war in Iraq.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses publishes new report – Ministry of Justice

“Louise Casey, the independent Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses, has today published a new report on improving support for victims in the criminal justice system.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Google in breach of UK data laws – BBC News

“Google breached UK data laws in its collection of personal data via Street View cars, the UK’s Information Commissioner has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Williams, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 2552 (02 November 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Chadwick v Hollingsworth [2010] EWCA Civ 1210 (02 November 2010)

Crosstown Music Company 1 LLC v Rive Droite Music Ltd & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1222 (02 November 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

McLaughlin & Ors v London Borough of Lambeth & Anor [2010] EWHC 2726 (QB) (02 November 2010)

Chadwick v Hollingsworth (No. 2) [2010] EWHC 2718 (QB) (02 November 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Rawnsley, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board for England and Wales [2010] EWHC 2689 (Admin) (29 October 2010)

English, R (on the application of) v East Staffordshire Borough Council & Anor [2010] EWHC 2744 (Admin) (02 November 2010)

Tate & Lyle Industries Ltd & Anor, R. (On the application of) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change & Anor [2010] EWHC 2752 (Admin) (02 November 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Why big brand legal services are bad news for solicitors – The Guardian

“As the AA and Saga launch online portals, more than half of law firms say they expect to lose work to non-lawyer competitors.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Education (Listed Bodies) (England) Order 2010

The Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Children and Adoption Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

R (Veolia ES Nottinghamshire Ltd) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Shlomo Dowen and The Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service for England, interested parties) – WLR Daily

R (Veolia ES Nottinghamshire Ltd) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Shlomo Dowen and The Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service for England, interested parties) [2010] WLR (D) 273

“The right of ‘persons interested’ under section 15(1) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to inspect the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them did not stretch, on the facts, to examination of commercially sensitive material which was protected by art 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

White v Davenham Trust Ltd – WLR Daily

White v Davenham Trust Ltd [2010] EWHC 2748 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 272

“The mere existence of a secured remedy against another party was not a substantial ground for refusing to allow a creditor to pursue a remedy in bankruptcy against a surety.”

WLR Daily, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Red tape swamping the criminal justice system, warns watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“Red tape swamping police and prosecutors is at ‘unacceptable’ levels, a watchdog warned today as it revealed officers and officials have to go through 1,000 different steps just to deal with a simple burglary.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Call to scrap jury trials for lesser offences – The Independent

“Scrapping the right to a jury trial for lesser offences that ‘clog up the courts’ could save £30 million a year in prosecutors’ costs alone, the Government’s victims’ commissioner said today.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stephen Timms attacker faces sentencing for attempted murder – The Guardian

“Police believe a gifted student convicted of attempting to stab to death a former government minister for supporting the Iraq war is the first Briton to have been inspired by al-Qaida to try to assassinate a politician on British soil.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Child killer takes fight for vote to appeal court – The Independent

“Convicted child killer Peter Chester today takes his groundbreaking fight for the right to vote to the Court of Appeal.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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