Archive for May 3rd, 2011

Parliamentary committee suspends intellectual property rights inquiry – OUT-LAW.com

“A parliamentary committee has dropped its inquiry into the Digital Economy Act (DEA) and whether it is the right mechanism to protect copyright on the internet.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Ian Tomlinson unlawfully killed, inquest finds – The Guardian

“A jury in the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson has concluded he was unlawfully killed by a police officer at the G20 protests.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Multiplex Licence (Broadcasting of Programmes in Gaelic) (Revocation) Order 2011

The Local Justice Areas Order 2011

The Climate Change Levy (Suspension of Transport Exemption) (Revocation) Order 2011

The Digital Economy Act 2010 (Appointed Day No. 1) Order 2011

The Academies Act 2010 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2011

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Royal Wedding) Regulations 2011

The Equality Act 2010 (Guidance on the Definition of Disability) Appointed Day Order 2011

The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Bar Standards Board to allow barristers to conduct litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board has approved proposals to regulate advocacy focused legal entities and allow barristers to conduct litigation.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Employment law changes would shift balance in bosses’ favour – The Guardian

“If the government pushes ahead with plans to double the one-year qualifying period, employees could have to work for two years before having the right to claim unfair dismissal.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004 (Remedial) Order 2011

The Equality Act 2010 (Guidance on the Definition of Disability) Appointed Day Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Christian Legal Centre fights more than 50 religious discrimination cases – The Guardian

“The Christian group that backed an electrician in his battle to display a crucifix in his company van says it now has more than 50 similar cases on its books.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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