Archive for March 2nd, 2011

ISPs must advertise average broadband speeds, not ‘up to’ speeds, says Ofcom –

“ISPs should be forced to advertise the typical speeds available on internet access packages and not the theoretical maximum currently advertised, telecoms regulator Ofcom has said. They should also not be allowed to cap ‘unlimited’ services.”

Full story, 2nd March 2011


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Zarezadeh, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 271 (01 March 2011)

Hackett v R. [2011] EWCA Crim 380 (01 March 2011)

Grout, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 299 (01 March 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

LO (Jordan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 164 (01 March 2011)

Korashi v Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board [2011] EWCA Civ 187 (01 March 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

United Company Rusal Plc & Ors v 1) HSBC Bank Plc & Ors [2011] EWHC 404 (QB) (01 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mason & Ors v Mills & Reeve (a firm) [2011] EWHC 410 (Ch) (01 March 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Perriam Ltd. v Mr Nicholas Wayne Mr Martin Daly [2011] EWHC 403 (TCC) (Hearing 22 February 2011)


BSB praised in LSB report – Bar Standards Board

“The regulator of the Bar in England and Wales has been praised by the Legal Services Board in its latest report entitled ‘First-tier complaints handling, Implementation – Progress Review.’”

Full story

Bar Standards Board, 1st March 2011


IPCC finds police response to Joanne Butler’s emergency calls was ‘flawed’ – The Guardian

“The way police responded to a woman who made two 999 calls before she was battered to death was ‘wholly inadequate’, according to a report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It highlighted failings in Leicestershire Constabulary’s response to phone calls they received prior to Joanne Butler’s murder in January 2006.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st March 2011


Divorce: Mediation should help married couples split up – BBC News

“A major shake-up of the family court procedures in England and Wales comes into effect on 6 April 2011.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd March 2011


Court rules that newspaper does not have to identify commenters – The Guardian

“Defamation attempt fails as high court rules that anonymous comments on the Daily Mail’s website are little more than ‘pub talk’.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st March 2011


March 2011