Archive for February 9th, 2011

Embrace electronic working, criminal law solicitors told – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has called on criminal law firms to embrace electronic working, as the Crown Prosecution Services seeks to become completely digital by April 2012.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Changing commercial climate puts lawyers’ ethics under microscope – The Guardian

“With non-lawyers set to own law firms and alternative business structures on the way, sceptics fear ethics could be sacrificed.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Give your views on sentencing – Ministry of Justice

“There’s just 23 days left to respond to the Government’s Green Paper on sentencing and rehabilitation of offenders and to give your views on how justice should be delivered.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 9th February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Windsor & Ors v Crown Prosecution Service [2011] EWCA Crim 143 (08 February 2011)

Creed, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 144 (08 February 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Richardson v Richardson [2011] EWCA Civ 79 (08 February 2011)

High Court (Patents Court)

Mölnlycke Health Care AB v Brightwake Ltd (t/a Advancis Medical) [2011] EWHC 140 (Pat) (26 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011

The Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Food (Jelly Mini-Cups) (Emergency Control) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2011

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Defence Disclosure Time Limits) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Protecting Human Rights In An Age Of Insecurity – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Protecting Human Rights In An Age Of Insecurity (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Commonwealth Law Conference, 7th February 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government – WLR Daily

R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWHC 97 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 39

“A stated intention by the Government to abolish regional strategies and to promote legislation for that purpose was capable in law of constituting, for the purposes of section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, a ‘material consideration’ to which planning authorities could have taken regard in making determinations of applications for planning permission. The Secretary of State’s announced intention to abolish regional strategies did not compromise the duty of local planning authorities under section 19 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) to have regard to regional strategies when preparing a development plan or any other local development document.”

WLR Daily, 8th 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.

Hydropool Hot Tubs Ltd v Roberjot and another – WLR Daily

Hydropool Hot Tubs Ltd v Roberjot and another [2011] EWHC 121 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 38

“CPR r 32.14 had no application to an allegation of contempt by knowingly swearing a false affidavit.”

WLR Daily, 7th 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.

Sisters sentenced for killing father over contents of safe – The Guardian

“Two teenage sisters described by a judge as ‘Judas-like and wicked’ have been given lengthy jail sentences for the brutal murder of their father.”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs expected to deny prisoners the right to vote – The Guardian

“The government is resigned to being told by parliament not to give prisoners the right to vote nor to pay compensation to British prisoners denied that right.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Britain’s Supreme Court – More 4

“This gripping, feature-length documentary charts the first year in the life of Britain’s new Supreme Court – the highest court in the land. With unprecedented access the film meets the judges, lawyers and ordinary people whose cases will have a far-reaching effect on the everyday lives of others across the UK.”

4oD link

More 4, 8th February 2011

Source: www.channel4.com

Reduce youth crime through early intervention – Ministry of Justice

“Minister Crispin Blunt said spotting and acting on signs of criminality in a child’s early years is crucial to bringing down youth offending.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Scrap worst aspects of control orders now, says former DPP Lord Macdonald – The Guardian

“The most draconian aspects of the current control order regime – the lengthy curfews and forced relocation of terror suspects – should be axed now and not extended for a further nine months, the government’s official overseer of its counter-terrorism review has said.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme Court independence ‘threatened’ by funding – BBC News

“The president of the UK’s Supreme Court has warned that its independence cannot be properly guaranteed because of the way it is funded by the government.”

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BBC News, 9th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

General Synod backs ban on clergy joining the BNP – Daily Telegraph

“The Church of England has backed draft legislation paving the way for a ban on clergy membership of the BNP – in spite of warnings about creating ‘martyrs’ to free speech.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 8th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Filesharing prosecutions will face serious problems, says judge – The Guardian

“A senior court judge has pointed to severe problems with the way the Digital Economy Act enables copyright owners to prosecute people accused of illegal filesharing.”

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The Guardian, 8th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex-on-duty Greater Manchester police officer jailed – BBC News

“A former Greater Manchester Police constable who had sex with a vulnerable woman while on duty has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

John Lewis ‘bottom slapper’ ruled to be a motherly, tactile Italian lady – Daily Telegraph

“A John Lewis shop assistant accused of inappropriately slapping a male colleague’s bottom has been cleared after a tribunal ruled that she was merely a ‘tactile’ Italian woman.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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