Archive for February 15th, 2011

High court judge criticises police failure to fully investigate phone hacking – The Guardian

“A high court judge has criticised the Metropolitan police for failing to adequately investigate allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Retracting rape and domestic violence allegations: CPS launches public consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

“Individuals who retract truthful allegations of rape or domestic violence out of fear are less likely to be prosecuted under proposed new guidance for prosecutors on the offence of perverting the course of justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said today. But individuals who make malicious false allegations should know they risk prosecution, he said.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Ken Clarke faces legal challenge to trace victims of ‘brutality’ in child jails – The Guardian

“A high court challenge has been launched over the Ministry of Justice’s refusal to identify hundreds of children who have been unlawfully restrained in privately run child jails using techniques that have since been banned.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Romani v R. [2011] EWCA Crim 183 (14 February 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hertfordshire County Council, R (on the application of) v JM [2011] EWCA Civ 77 (15 February 2011)

Iqbal v Dean Manson Solicitors [2011] EWCA Civ 123 (15 February 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Murdock v Scarisbrick Group Ltd. [2011] EWHC 220 (QB) (11 February 2011)

Hirschfeld v McGrath [2011] EWHC 249 (QB) (15 February 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Lai, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Defence [2011] EWHC 145 (Admin) (15 February 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Mother’s legal plea to sterilise her daughter remains unresolved – The Guardian

“The mother of a young woman with learning difficulties who is pregnant with her second child broke down in tears as she pleaded with a high court judge to allow her daughter to be forcibly sterilised for her own protection.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related: Test case over sterilisation puts court of protection under public scrutiny

Girl who falsely accused boy of rape narrowly escapes custodial sentence – The Guardian

“A schoolgirl who was found guilty of falsely accusing a 14-year-old boy of rape when she was 15 was told by a judge she had only narrowly avoided a custodial sentence.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Traversa v Freddi [2011] EWCA Civ 81 (14 February 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Lightfoot v Go-Ahead Group Plc [2011] EWHC 89 (QB) (01 February 2011)

XYZ v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust [2011] EWHC 243 (QB) (14 February 2011)

British Pregnancy Advisory Service v Secretary of State for Health [2011] EWHC 235 (Admin) (14 February 2011)

Poi v “Lina” [2011] EWHC 234 (QB) (14 February 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Mamaniat, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 157 (Admin) (24 January 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Ground Gilbey Ltd & Anor v Jardine Lloyd Thompson UK Ltd [2011] EWHC 124 (Comm) (02 February 2011)

Sharon’s Bakery (Europe) Ltd v Axa Insurance UK Plc & Anor [2011] EWHC 210 (Comm) (09 February 2011)

High Court (Patents Court)

Datacard Corporation v Eagle Technologies Ltd [2011] EWHC 244 (Pat) (14 February 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk


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