Archive for March 21st, 2011

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (Isle of Man) Order 2011

The United Kingdom Space Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) Order 2011

The Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2011

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) (Variation) Order 2011

The Tunisia (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Who are the UK Bill of Rights Commission’s ‘human rights experts’? – Legal Week

“The much trumpeted commission on a UK Bill of Rights has been launched by the Ministry of Justice. It is pretty much as was recently leaked, although it will now have eight rather than six experts chaired by Sir Leigh Lewis, a former Permanent Secretary to the Department of Work and Pensions.”

Full story

Legal Week, 21st March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

Targeting Gaddafi is allowed by UN resolution, international lawyers say – The Guardian

“Targeting Muammar Gaddafi and his military high command is permissible under the broadly drawn terms of the UN security council resolution, according to many international lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: In full: UK government’s legal advice on Libya

Filesharing curbs face high court delays – The Guardian

“Government plans to curb illegal filesharing could be delayed for at least a year as its most contentious measures are battled out in the high court.”

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The Guardian, 21st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Lawyer’s great debate: e-disclosure – The Lawyer

“One of the biggest issues in litigation management at the moment is e-disclosure.”

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The Lawyer, 21st March 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v Kumpan – WLR Daily

Deutsche Lufthansa AG v Kumpan (Case C-109/09); [2011] WLR (D) 90

“Where an employee was first employed on a contract for an indefinite period and then subsequently employed by the same employer to carry out the same work on successive fixed-term contracts over a period of several years, clause 5(1) of the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work, which had the objective of preventing the abuse of the successive use of fixed-term contracts, had to be interpreted as meaning, in relation to the imposition of the final fixed-term contract, that according to the national law ‘a close objective connection with a previous employment contract of indefinite duration concluded with the same employer’ existed.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Patmalniece v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (AIRE Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

Patmalniece v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (AIRE Centre intervening) [2011] UKSC 11; [2011] WLR (D) 91

“The conditions for entitlement to state pension credit, which included a requirement that a claimant had a right to reside in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, constituted indirect discrimination against nationals of other European Union member states which was, however, justified by the legitimate aim of protecting the resources of the United Kingdom against benefit or social tourism by those who were not economically or socially integrated with the country.”

WLR Daily, 16th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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