Archive for February 14th, 2011

£6.4m for kidney op blunder man – The Independent

“A man who nearly died during an operation to donate a kidney to his father has won £6.74 million High Court damages.”

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The Independent, 14th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Welfare Reform Act 2007 (Commencement No. 13) Order 2011

The Registered Pension Schemes (Provision of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The National Health Service (Quality Accounts) Amendment Regulations 2011

The Food Additives (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL & Anor v Masri [2011] EWCA Civ 64 (03 February 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

MW Trustees Ltd & Ors v Telular Corporation [2011] EWHC 104 (Ch) (31 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Bar Council cautions against ‘DIY litigants’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The government’s ‘crude and brutal’ legal aid cuts will trigger a surge in ‘DIY litigants’ that risks ‘gridlock’ in the courts, the Bar Council has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Gold-buying websites forced to change trading practices – The Guardian

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has clamped down on gold-buying websites, forcing three firms to make changes to their business practices and two to cease trading altogether.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Butler-Sloss issues warning over legal aid cuts – Law Society’s Gazette

“The government’s planned legal aid cuts will have a ‘serious adverse long-term effect’ on the justice system, a former president of the family division of the High Court has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Early abortion court challenge fails – The Guardian

“Women who want an abortion in the early weeks of pregnancy must continue to take the pills at the clinic and not at home, unless health secretary Andrew Lansley stipulates otherwise, a judge has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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