Archive for February 16th, 2011

IT student loses compensation bid after getting a 2:2 degree – Daily Telegraph

“An IT student who says he can’t get a job because he got a second class degree has had his bid for £5m damages from the university he claims let him down thrown out by a High Court judge.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rethinking the legal profession in the 21st century – future models for delivering legal services – justice for users – new structures on old foundations – Speech by Lord Justice Carnwath

Rethinking the legal profession in the 21st century – future models for delivering legal services – justice for users – new structures on old foundations (PDF)

Speech by Lord Justice Carnwath, Senior President of Tribunals

Commonwealth Law Conference, 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Vicoplus SC PUH v v Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid; BAM Vermeer Contracting sp. zoo v Same; Olbek Industrial Services sp. zoo v Same – WLR Daily

Vicoplus SC PUH v v Minister van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid; BAM Vermeer Contracting sp. zoo v Same; Olbek Industrial Services sp. zoo v Same (Case C-307/09 to C-309/09); [2011] WLR (D) 46

“Articles 56FEU and 57FEU of the FEU Treaty did not preclude a member state from making the hiring out on its territory of workers who were Polish nationals subject to the obtaining of a work permit during the transitional period provided for in paragraph 2 of Chapter 2 of Annex XII to the Act of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia (OJ 2003 L236, p 33). The hiring out of workers, within the meaning of article 1(3)(c) of Parliament and Council Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (OJ 1997 L18, p1), was a service provided for remuneration in respect of which the worker who had been hired out remained in the employ of the undertaking providing the service, no contract of employment having been entered into with the user undertaking.”

WLR Daily, 15th 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.

Q&A: Building Schools for the Future court case – The Guardian

“Details of the judicial review into the government’s scrapping of the school building programme.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS could be sued for neglecting elderly under new law – Daily Telegraph

“Elderly patients who believe they have been treated badly because of their age could sue the National Health Service under new rights to be unveiled by ministers next month.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Offenders on sex register for life to get appeal right – BBC News

“Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having their names on the sex offenders register for life.”

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BBC News, 16th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Report on election ‘fraud’ dismissed as a whitewash – The Independent

“The Electoral Commission has concluded that there was no widespread evidence of voting fraud at last year’s local and general elections, despite allegations at the time that the postal ballot system was being exploited.”

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The Independent, 16th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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