Archive for February 8th, 2011

Twitter messages not private, rules PCC – The Guardian

“The Press Complaints Commission ruled on Tuesday that information posted on Twitter should be considered public and publishable by newspapers after it cleared the Daily Mail and Independent on Sunday of breaching privacy guidelines.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Minkin v Cawdery Kaye Fireman & Taylor [2011] EWHC 177 (QB) (07 February 2011)

Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Discounting Ltd & Anor v Manuel [2011] EWHC 174 (QB) (04 February 2011)

McKeown v Attheraces Ltd [2011] EWHC 179 (QB) (07 February 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Clarke v Meadus [2011] EWHC 180 (Ch) (07 February 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2011] EWHC 97 (Admin) (07 February 2011)

Morris, R (on the application of) v Criminal Cases Review Commission [2011] EWHC 117 (Admin) (07 February 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

M v M [2011] EWHC 3574 (Fam) (19 October 2010)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2011

The Armed Forces Redundancy Scheme 2006 and the Armed Forces Redundancy Etc. Schemes 2010 (Amendment) Order 2011

The Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Health Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2010 Order of Council 2011


Asbo replacement orders condemned by children’s charities – The Guardian

“Children’s charities today criticised the coalition’s plans to replace asbos with a new regime to tackle anti-social behaviour as little more than a rebranding exercise that would continue to demonise young people.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011


Consultation on Live, Text-Based Communications from Court – Judiciary of England and Wales

“On behalf of the Lord Chief Justice, the Judicial Office for England and Wales has issued a consultation paper on the use of live, text-based communications from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 7th February 2010


Extradition requests for criminal suspects ‘need better monitoring’ – The Guardian

“A senior UK law officer has urged the home secretary to ensure proper monitoring of extradition requests for criminal suspects between member states in Europe, after the failure to bring a German doctor who accidentally killed a patient on his first UK shift to face justice in Britain.”

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The Guardian, 7th February 2011


Spending cuts cut hit prisoner rehabilitation, watchdogs warn – Daily Telegraph

“Spending cuts could mean prisoners are not properly rehabilitated and fuel further overcrowding, a network of watchdog bodies warns today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2011


February 2011