Archive for February 22nd, 2011

First details of Commission data protection action against UK are revealed – OUT-LAW.com

“Details of the European Commission’s objections to the Data Protection Act (DPA) have been revealed for the first time. A document has been published outlining why the Commission thinks the DPA fails to implement the EU’s Data Protection Directive.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

OFT warns misleading ‘money advice’ firm

“The OFT has ordered Money Advice Direct Limited (MADL), a firm that introduces struggling borrowers to debt management companies, to stop using misleading advertising that presents it as a source of free help.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Why is law such a fertile ground for drama? – BBC News

“As a former barrister, writer Peter Moffat has witnessed for real the drama of a courtroom. He returns to his legal roots in new BBC drama Silk.”

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BBC News, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home owners receive compensation after they were sold mortgages they couldn’t afford – Daily Telegraph

“Home owners who were sold mortgages during the property boom that they couldn’t afford are to be given compensation following a ruling by the City watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Will the new Corporate Homicide Act save lives? – The Guardian

“Solicitors believe it will take a high-profile fatal accident to test the ability of prosecutors to hold big companies to account.”

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Couple given children back after judge overturns court ruling – Daily Telegraph

“A couple have been reunited with their children after a family court’s decision to separate them was overturned by a judge who criticised the ‘brisk’ nature of the original hearing.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Student who can’t stay awake takes watchdog to court – The Independent

“A student who suffers from the chronic sleep disorder narcolepsy is to have her case heard by the Court of Appeal in London on Thursday, following a six-year battle against what she perceives to be disability discrimination by her university.”

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The Independent, 22nd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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