Archive for November 16th, 2010

Court lifts Howard Donald superinjunction – The Guardian

“A superinjunction preventing the naming of Take That’s Howard Donald has been lifted by the court of appeal in a case involving a former girlfriend.”

Full story

Read the judgment lifting the superinjunction
(PDF)

The Guardian, 16th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

National Security and the Courts – Speech by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Gross

National Security and the Courts (PDF)

Speech by The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Gross

Royal United Services Institute, 16th November 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Pair sentenced to life for shopkeeper murder – The Independent

“Two men were jailed for life today for murdering a shopkeeper they battered to death with wine bottles from his shelves during a botched robbery.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Administrative Court)

Rutherford, R (on the application of) v Independent Police Complaints Commission [2010] EWHC 2881 (Admin) (22 October 2010)

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council v Windy Bank Dairy Farm Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 2929 (Admin) (12 November 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Tax Avoidance Schemes (Penalty) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Post Office Network Subsidy Scheme (Amendment) Order 2010

The Children and Young Persons Act 2008 (Commencement No.3) (England) Order 2010

The Foodstuffs Suitable for People Intolerant to Gluten (Wales) Regulations 2010

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Bar Council Says That the Time Is Right to Consult on Legal Aid and Civil Justice, but Warns of Need for Safeguards to Protect Vulnerable – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has said that the launch of Government consultations on reform of the legal aid system and on civil litigation is necessary but the impact of the proposals on the most vulnerable must be considered very carefully.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 15th November 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Regina v Inglis – WLR Daily

Regina v Inglis [2010] EWCA Crim 2637; [2010] WLR (D) 289

“When determining the minimum specified term to be served by an individual who genuinely believed that the murder she had committed constituted an act of mercy, the facts that there had been a significant degree of planning or premeditation, that the victim had been particularly vulnerable because of disability and that there had been abuse of a position of trust should not be taken to be aggravating factors.”

WLR Daily, 15th 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.

Police officer begins appeal against conviction for assaulting woman – The Guardian

“A police officer found guilty of hurling a woman head-first on to a concrete cell floor, leaving her with blood pouring from a head wound, began an appeal today (15 November) against his conviction and sentence.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stop and search plans are ‘discriminatory’, watchdog warns – The Guardian

“Government plans allowing police to stop people on the grounds of skin colour are discriminatory and amount to racial profiling, the official equalities body has warned ministers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Proportion of lawyers educated at public school far outstrips national average – The Lawyer

“The legal profession has become increasingly elitist over the past 20 years, with 15 per cent of lawyers being public school educated while just 2 per cent of the population is.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 15th November 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Legal aid cuts: surprise exceptions take out the sting – The Guardian

“The justice secretary, Kenneth Clarke, worked hard today to try to remove some of the political sting from his much-anticipated unveiling of swingeing legal aid cuts. The scale of the reductions – £350m a year to be taken out of a £914m-a-year civil and family legal aid budget by 2014 – had been widely anticipated.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for posting racist video clips on YouTube – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for 15 months for uploading racist video clips on to YouTube.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Guantánamo Bay detainees to be paid compensation by UK government – The Guardian

“The government will announce today that it will pay millions of pounds in compensation to former Guantánamo Bay detainees following weeks of negotiations between lawyers for the government and the former prisoners.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Voting reform referendum will go ahead in May 2011 – The Independent

“A referendum on whether to ditch the first-past-the-post voting system will go ahead next May after Labour peers failed narrowly in an attempt to derail the Government’s timetable.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Landlords free to ignore deposit protection deadlines – The Guardian

“Appeal court says a strict interpretation of Housing Act allows landlords to disregard deadlines for tenant deposit schemes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Phil Woolas challenging ban from politics – BBC News

“Former Labour immigration minister Phil Woolas will begin a legal bid to overturn a ruling that he should be banned from politics for three years.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Partner of Rachel Nickell to take Met to European court – The Independent

“The partner of murdered Rachel Nickell today said he would take his compensation claim against the Metropolitan Police to the European Court of Human Rights.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal aid cuts are a brutal shrinkage of justice – The Guardian

“The scope of Kenneth Clarke’s mooted reforms is breathtaking, and the legal aid cuts introduced as part of this process are brutal. A raft of reforms, from criminal justice right the way through to the funding of clinical negligence claims, are now up in the air.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal aid cuts would remove free advice for thousands of people – The Guardian

“Hundreds of thousands of people with family and housing law problems will no longer have access to free legal advice under government proposals announced today (15 November).”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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