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.”

Full story

The Guardian, 1st May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Okafor v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Okafor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011]EWCA Civ 499; [2011] WLR (D) 146

“Where a EU citizen resident in the United Kingdom had died before acquiring a right to permanent residence her family members did not have rights to permanent residence simply by having resided for five years under a lawful residence permit. If a person no longer had a right to reside in the United Kingdom, the fact that the Secretary of State had not cancelled the document which initially granted that right could not establish a right of lawful residence under national law.”

WLR Daily, 20th April 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.

Bar Standards Board to regulate entities – Bar Standards Board

“At its most recent Board meeting, the regulator of the Bar in England and Wales took the decision to regulate advocacy focussed Alternative Business Structures, Legal Disciplinary Practices and Barrister Only Entities, collectively referred to as ‘entities’. It will not extend its remit to regulate Multi-Disciplinary Practices.”

Full story

Bar Standards Board, 28th April 2011

Source: www.barstandards.org.uk

Protester to sue police over secret surveillance – The Guardian

“An 86-year-old man has been granted permission to launch a lawsuit against police chiefs who have classified him as a ‘domestic extremist’ and kept a detailed record of his political activities on a clandestine database.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Universities just cannot afford law suits – The Guardian

“Universities must look at mediation to settle disputes rather than spending vast sums of money, time and energy fighting claims by staff or students.”

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

When blank blank wants a super-injunction, who does he call? – The Independent

“Richard Spearman and Hugh Tomlinson are the go-to barristers for gagging orders. Andy McSmith profiles the pair who between them are rewriting Britain’s privacy laws.”

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The Independent, 30th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gay asylum claims not being counted despite pledge, admit ministers – The Guardian

“Ministers have admitted they are failing to collect data on the number of people who claim or are refused asylum on the basis of their sexuality, despite a government promise not to deport lesbians and gay men at risk of persecution.”

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The Guardian, 1st May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former West Yorkshire Pc jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

“A former West Yorkshire Police officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for a string of sex offences against children.”

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BBC News, 28th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cyber-stalking laws: police review urged – BBC News

“A senior police officer is calling on the government to review whether laws governing cyber-stalking in the UK are fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 1st May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ian Tomlinson inquest: Jury can return unlawful killing verdict – The Guardian

“The jury at the inquest into the death of Ian Tomlinson has been told it can return a verdict of unlawful killing, but only if it is satisfied the police officer who beat him with a baton and shoved him to the ground acted deliberately and illegally.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MoJ could face judicial review challenge over civil cost reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

“Charitable group the Public Law Project (PLP) has threatened to launch a legal challenge to the Ministry of Justice’s civil costs and funding reforms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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