Archive for April 27th, 2011

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) Regulations 2011

The Skipton Fund Limited (Application of Sections 731, 733 and 734 of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005) Order 2011

The Mandatory Travel Concession (England) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Legal Profession Law (4): Jeremy Hopkins, Practice Manager, 3 Verulam Buildings – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Jeremy Hopkins, a practice manager at 3 Verulam Buildings, the Chambers of Ali Malek QC – a leading and well known commercial set. Given the recent TV programme Silk (and the arguably better version of Peter Moffat’s writing, North Square – both series featuring extremely cunning clerks at the very centre of the action… I thought it would be interesting to get an inside track on this world from Jeremy…. but first……. I would like to get a view on the real world of practice managers / clerks, the state of the legal profession today and his thoughts on the changes to the legal landscape coming in the wake of the the coming into force of The Legal Services Act this autumn.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 27th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Social Care Charges (Direct Payments) (Means Assessment and Determination of Reimbursement or Contribution) (Wales) Regulations 2011

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Commencement No.17) Order 2011

The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Phone-hacking laws are ‘very uneven and unclear’ – The Guardian

“The information commissioner has told a powerful group of MPs that legislation outlawing phone hacking is ‘very uneven’ and ‘very unclear’ and the law should be clarified.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Catholic adoption charity appeal dismissed – The Independent

“A Catholic adoption agency has been told it cannot discriminate against gay couples in the latest outcome of an ongoing legal battle that has pitted the rights of same sex parents against religious groups who want to opt-out of anti-discrimination legislation.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Women to blame for rise in injunctions, says leading lawyer – Daily Telegraph

“Baroness Deech, one of Britain’s leading lawyers, says she is ashamed of the ‘kiss and tell women’ at the centre of most superinjunctions.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Superinjunctions, injunctions and privacy laws around the world – The Guardian

“The rules on privacy depend not just on whether a claimant is a wealthy footballer with a crack legal team to hand but also on the country where the alleged intrusion has taken place.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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