Archive for February 10th, 2011

MPs’ expenses: Eric Illsley jailed for 12 months – The Guardian

“The former Labour MP Eric Illsley has been jailed for 12 months at Southwark crown court after pleading guilty to charges of false accounting concerning nearly £14,500 in parliamentary expenses.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Attorney general: UK would be in breach of law if it defied European court rulings – The Guardian

“Britain would be acting ‘tyranically’ and in breach of the rule of law if it defied rulings from the European court of human rights, the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, has said.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

My legal hero: Dr Ivy Williams – The Guardian

“Dr Ivy Williams was a true pioneer – the first woman to be called to the bar and the first to teach law at an English university.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Apprenticeship Sectors (Specification) Order 2011

The Apprenticeships (Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England) Order 2011

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

Brent London Borough Council and others v Risk Management Partners Ltd [2011] UKSC 7 (9 February 2011)

Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2011] UKSC 6 (9 February 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

SS (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 76 (09 February 2011)

Immingham Storage Company Ltd v Clear Plc [2011] EWCA Civ 89 (09 February 2011)

Speed (A Minor) & Anor v London Borough of Waltham Forest & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 88 (09 February 2011)

Brady v Norman [2011] EWCA Civ 107 (09 February 2011)

Acre 1127 Ltd (In Liquidation) v De Montfort Fine Art Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 87 (09 February 2011)

Challinor v Staffordshire County Council [2011] EWCA Civ 90 (09 February 2011)

Rubin v Coote [2011] EWCA Civ 106 (09 February 2011)

Jones v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 92 (08 February 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Legal Services Commission v Henthorn [2010] EWHC 3329 (QB) (04 February 2011)

Beach Developments Ltd v Foskett [2011] EWHC 198 (QB) (09 February 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

X v Y [2011] EWHC 152 (Comm) (09 February 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Liberty Syndicate Management & Anor v Campagna Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 209 (TCC) (09 February 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Brady v Norman – WLR Daily

Brady v Norman [2011] EWCA Civ 107; [2011] WLR (D) 40

“The policy behind the limitation period for defamation cases being shorter than that in personal injuries claims was clear, since the defamatory impact of libel or slander was likely to be transient and Parliament evidently intended that a claimant should assert and pursue his need for vindication speedily. Considerations as to prejudice in applications for the disapplication of the time limit in defamation cases were likely to be different than those in personal injuries cases and in defamation cases it was for the claimant to make out a case for the disapplication of the normal time limit.”

WLR Daily, 9th 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.

Regina v Windsor and others – WLR Daily

Regina v Windsor and others [2011] EWCA Crim 143; [2011] WLR (D) 41

“On an appeal against the making of restraint and receivership orders under Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 the Court of Appeal has power to suspend the effect of its final order.”

WLR Daily, 9th 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.

Supreme Court ruling puts children first in immigration cases – Law Society’s Gazette

“A landmark Supreme Court ruling has put the ‘best interests of the child’ at the centre of decision-making in immigration cases involving the deportation or removal of their parents.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Withdrawal from the European court of human rights is not a legal problem – The Guardian

“Bringing Rights Back Home is the latest policy document to address the tension between judges and politicians over public policy with human rights implications.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court ruling paves the way for patent attorneys – Law Society’s Gazette

“A High Court ruling has cleared the way for patent attorney litigators to conduct litigation in High Court cases.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Response to Ministry of Justice Consultation as to reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales on behalf of Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee – The Inner Temple

“This response is made by the Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee which is the representative body for practitioner members of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court to which all barristers must belong. The committee represents 3,275 barrister practitioners.”

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The Inner Temple, 9th February 2011

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

Schools to be banned from fingerprinting without parental consent – Daily Telegraph

“Schools are to be banned from fingerprinting children without their parent’s consent as part of a raft of measures to restore civil liberties, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Prisoners’ right to vote: Q&A – The Guardian

“MPs are set to debate on a motion calling for Britain to defy the European court of human rights over giving prisoners the right to vote on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The campaign against proposed legal aid cuts gains public support – Law Society’s Gazette

“Last week’s adjournment debate on legal aid cuts in the House of Commons marked a change in tone among MPs who, before Christmas, had not made much of the Ministry of Justice’s proposed £350m annual cut to the legal aid budget. What became evident in the debate, secured by Labour MP Yvonne Fovargue, is that MPs are starting to feel the pressure on this issue at a constituency level – from solicitors, citizens advice bureaux, barristers and groups who work with, and represent, vulnerable people.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

ID cards go up in flames in first step to tackle ‘database state’ – The Independent

“Identity cards will be consigned to history today as the database recording the biometric details of thousands of people goes up in flames. Hard disk drives from the national identity register, which underpinned the ID card scheme, will be shredded and incinerated in a symbolic demonstration of efforts to rein back the ‘database state’ and restore civil liberties.”

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The Independent, 10th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Twitter era of court reporting is here, despite the risk of prejudice – The Guardian

“Is there a legitimate demand for the use of live, text-based communications from the courtroom? That’s one of the questions that the Judicial Office for England and Wales is asking in a new consultation paper.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rape guidelines may prevent unfair prosecutions of those who retract claim – The Guardian

“Tougher measures to prevent women being unfairly prosecuted after making and retracting rape claims are to be announced under new guidelines from the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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