Archive for February 7th, 2011

Sports editor jailed for £370k scam – The Independent

“A former sports editor was jailed today after defrauding a national newspaper of more than £370,000.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The tangled web of copyright law – The Guardian

“As the Meltwater case on news aggregation rumbles on, Alex Wade takes a look at the legally fraught, and commercially sensitive, world of spiders, bots and scrapers.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Acpo chief calls for judicial oversight of undercover police operations – The Guardian

“Sir Hugh Orde, president of Association of Chief Police Officers, says benefits of judicial oversight of future operations would ‘far outweigh additional administrative burden’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Shaw & Ors v R. [2011] EWCA Crim 98 (04 February 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Thornton v Telegraph Media Group Ltd [2011] EWHC 159 (QB) (04 February 2011)

Everton Football Club Company Ltd v Sail Group Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 126 (QB) (04 February 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dias v London Borough of Havering [2011] EWHC 172 (Ch) (04 February 2011)

Office of Fair Trading v Purely Creative Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 106 (Ch) (02 February 2011)

Curtis & Ors v Pulbrook & Ors [2011] EWHC 167 (Ch) (04 February 2011)

Strategic Value Master Fund Ltd v Ideal Standard Interntional Acquisition SARL & Ors [2011] EWHC 171 (Ch) (04 February 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

AE (Libya), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Rev 1) [2011] EWHC 154 (Admin) (2 February 2011)

Trillium (Prime) Property Gp Ltd v London Borough of Tower Hamlets (Rev 1) [2011] EWHC 146 (Admin) (04 February 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2011

The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (Amendment) Order 2011

The Care Standards Act 2000 (Notification) (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Independent Health Care (Fees) (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling – Earnings Percentage Increase) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Joint Advocacy Group analysis of QAA consultation response – Bar Standards Board

“Analysis of responses to the Joint Advocacy Group consultation paper on proposals for a quality assurance scheme for criminal advocates, is now available to view and download.”

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Bar Standards Board, 4th February 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Glaves v Crown Prosecution Service – WLR Daily

Glaves v Crown Prosecution Service [2011] EWCA Civ 69; [2011] WLR (D) 37

“On an application by a defendant for a certificate of inadequacy in relation to a confiscation order under section 83 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 an investigation of the facts was required so that it was not appropriate to determine as a preliminary issue whether the application was bound to fail.”

WLR Daily, 4th February 2011

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.

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Davis and another – WLR Daily

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Davis and another [2011] WLR (D) 36

“Where a solicitor admitted disciplinary charges, and therefore anticipated sanctions upon him, he should give notice in advance of the hearing to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal that he intended to contend either that no order for costs should be made against him, in exercise of the tribunal’s power under section 47(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974, or that any order for costs should be limited by reason of his lack of means.”

WLR Daily, 4th February 2011

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.

Legal Services Act: the debate heats up – The Lawyer

“Last month (24 January) The Lawyer highlighted an accelerating trend that may well turn out to be one of the defining developments in this year of full Legal Services Act (LSA) implementation. An increasing number of firms are looking at introducing corporate vehicles into their partnerships.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 7th February 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Concern over mother jailed for restraining daughter on drugs – BBC News

“A Kent MP is calling for sentencing guidelines to be reviewed after a mother was jailed for trying to stop her daughter going out to buy heroin.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophiles spared jail because of their age – The Independent

“A steward at Windsor Castle was given a suspended prison sentence today for grooming and abusing a young boy 25 years ago.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Liberty attacks new school search powers for phones – BBC News

“New search powers being given to schools over mobile phones are more suitable for terror inquiries, human rights pressure group Liberty says.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Widow appeals to church court claiming dead husband’s human rights have been breached – Daily Telegraph

“A widow who found that the tributes she left on her husband’s grave were being moved took the case to the church court on the grounds that the dead man’s human rights were being breached.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court bans man with low IQ from having sex – Daily Telegraph

“A man with a low IQ has been banned from having sex by a High Court judge who admitted the case raised questions about ‘civil liberties and personal autonomy’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

RAF men jailed for smuggling cigarettes to North East – BBC News

“Three RAF servicemen who helped smuggle seven million cigarettes into Britain on military flights from the Middle East have been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hostel offenders risk to public – The Independent

“More than four out of five offenders in probation hostels pose a high or very high risk to the public, figures showed today.”

Full story

The Independent, 6th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK ‘should cut links to European Court of Human Rights’ – BBC News

“The government should cut its ties with the ‘expansionist’ European Court of Human Rights, says a report by a right-leaning think tank.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Payout for prison officer stressed by accounts of sex crimes – The Guardian

“Steven Heaven, 44, wins undisclosed six-figure sum after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man who made false traffic warden slur jailed – BBC News

“A man who falsely claimed a traffic warden racially abused and attacked him to avoid paying for a parking ticket has been jailed for 12 months.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenager and partner convicted of murdering her father – The Guardian

“A teenager wept when she was found guilty of murdering her father while he slept in his bed after a dispute over money.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Penwithick man who shot teenager cleared of wounding – BBC News

“A man who shot a boy in the neck with an air rifle has been cleared of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawful wounding.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Coalition to scrap sex trafficking safeguards – The Independent

“Government to close special police units and rebuff EU moves to protect victims and target criminal gangs.”

Full story

The Independent, 6th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Pet boutique’ millionaire fined after dog bit jogger’s bottom – Daily Telegraph

“The millionaire owner of one of London’s top ‘pet boutiques’ has been ordered to pay £1,000 after his dog bit a jogger on the bottom.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Case for legal aid – from a desperate young mother – The Guardian

“Evidence to a distinguished panel of non-lawyers gives MPs a powerful reminder of the need for publicly funded legal advice.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New measures to tackle anti-social behaviour – The Independent

“A range of measures to tackle anti-social behaviour will be unveiled as the Government pledges to crack down on minor crime.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bribery Act is not perfect but brings UK into line with OECD – The Guardian

“When the Ministry of Justice delayed the Bribery Act for the third time this week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) threatened to put the UK on an export blacklist along with Nigeria, Russia and Israel and others.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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