Archive for March 28th, 2011

Drug lord Curtis Warren’s conviction stands after supreme court rejects plea – The Guardian

“One of Britain’s most notorious drug dealers, Curtis Warren, has lost a legal battle that would have led to his conviction being overturned.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police may be given new powers after cuts protest, says home secretary – The Guardian

“The government will consider giving the police new powers, including the banning of face coverings, following the weekend’s anti-cuts march, the home secretary, Theresa May, has said.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Six people jailed in ‘severed thumb’ case – BBC News

“Six people involved in the abduction, torture and murder of a restaurant worker from Hertfordshire have been jailed.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Employment Tribunal unequivocal on discrimination stance as gay lawyer wins action – The Lawyer

“A gay lawyer who discovered a note from one of his firm’s partners that accused him of giving work to his ‘batty boy mate’ has won a discrimination fight against the firm.”

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The Lawyer, 28th March 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Sharon Shoesmith in appeal over sacking – The Independent

“Sharon Shoesmith has launched a Court of Appeal battle over her sacking after the Baby P tragedy.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Harrison, R (on the application of) v Birmingham Magistrate’s Court & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 332 (25 March 2011)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v MK (Tunisia) [2011] EWCA Civ 333 (25 March 2011)

Brook v Reed [2011] EWCA Civ 331 (25 March 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bowker & Anor (t/a Lagopus Services) v The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds [2011] EWHC 737 (QB) (25 March 2011)

Inventors Friend Ltd v Leathes Prior (a firm) [2011] EWHC 711 (QB) (25 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Amin & Anor v Amin & Ors [2011] EWHC 641 (Ch) (25 March 2011)

Uniq Plc, Re [2011] EWHC 749 (Ch) (25 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Festiva Ltd, R (on the application of) v Highbury Corner Magistrates Court & Anor [2011] EWHC 723 (Admin) (25 March 2011)

Levy v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2011] EWHC 740 (Admin) (25 March 2011)

Save Historic Newmarket Ltd & Ors v Forest Heath District Council & Ors [2011] EWHC 606 (Admin) (25 March 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Fortis Bank SA NV v Stemcor UK Ltd [2011] EWHC 538 (Comm) (17 March 2011)

Britannia Bulk Plc v Pioneer Navigation Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 692 (Comm) (25 March 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Possible changes to the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) regulations – Bar Standards Board

“The SRA Board has approved changes to the QLTS Regulations which, if approved by the Legal Services Board, will put part-time students who began their BVC in 2009 in the same position as full-time 2009 BVC students, with regard to qualifying via the QLTR.”

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Bar Standards Board, 24th March 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk


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