Archive for January, 2011

Rights holders alliance to defend Digital Economy Act – The Guardian

“A coalition of rights holders, including the Premier League and trade bodies representing the music, film and TV industries, is lining up to intervene against internet service providers in the judicial review of legislation to tackle illegal downloading.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Uplands Transitional Payment Regulations 2011

The Official Feed and Food Controls (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Crime and Security Act 2010 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Goldstone v Goldstone & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 39 (28 January 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Wallis & Anor v Meredith [2011] EWHC 75 (QB) (28 January 2011)

Irish Response Ltd v Direct Beauty Products Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 37 (QB) (21 January 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

AO, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 110 (Admin) (28 January 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Teal Assurance Company Ltd v W R Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 91 (Comm) (31 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

LSC and consumer bodies call for complaints publication – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Legal Services Commission is pushing to obtain access to ‘detailed information’ about successful complaints made against solicitors, which it will use to assess the performance of its providers.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 31st January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

At last, the stigma of 50 years is removed – The Independent

“Gay men convicted for something no longer an offence win right for criminal records to be expunged.”

Full story

The Independent, 30th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Thousands could sue Government over unlawful ‘child protection’ sackings – Daily Telegraph

“Nurses who were banned from working under a controversial vetting scheme are to launch a major test case against the Government in the European Court.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Counter-terrorism and security powers review – The Guardian

“Read the full report from Lord Macdonald of River Glaven QC that found the continued use of electronic tags and overnight curfews for terror suspects on control orders was ‘disproportionate, unnecessary and objectionable'”

Full report

The Guardian, 28th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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