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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

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Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2011] UKSC15; [2011] WLR (D) 125

“It was contrary to public policy that a person who had obtained planning permission for the building of a barn, but who had throughout intended to and did build a dwelling house disguised as a barn, and who had by deception concealed his breach of planning permission for four years from the planning authorities, should be able to invoke the immunity from enforcement action which was available under section 171B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.”

WLR Daily, 6th April 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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#WithoutPrejudice Podcast 3: Libel – Hyperinjunctions – Lautsi v Italy – Expert immunity – Interns – Silk? – Charon QC

“Welcome to the third episode of Without Prejudice: Tonight, I am afraid, I can’t tell you about our guest… in fact, the superinjunction is so harsh, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of a guest… but…. I can tell you that David Allen Green and Carl Gardner are at the table…. waiting to discuss libel, privacy, hyperinjunctions, Rough Justice – Miscarriages of Justice, The Lautsi v Italy crucifix case, and we may even have time to discuss expert immunity from suit…and interns.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 6th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

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

After supreme court decision, will other witnesses remain immune? – The Guardian

“Now that the highest appeal court has ruled that expert witness can now be sued for negligence, the immunity of officers who give evidence is called into question.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jones v Kaney – WLR Daily

Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13;  [2011] WLR (D)  109

“The immunity from suit for breach of duty that expert witnesses had previously enjoyed in relation to their participation in legal proceedings should be abolished.”

WLR Daily, 30th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Expert witness immunity removed – The Independent

“Expert witnesses have lost their 400-year-old immunity from being sued in the civil courts.”

Full story

The Independent, 30th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

E-commerce Regulations updated to exempt ISPs from hate speech charges – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has published Regulations that will absolve internet service providers (ISPs) and other digital service providers of responsibility for religion or sexuality-related hate speech transmitted over their networks.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 14th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Iraq inquiry: witnesses could be given immunity from prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“Witnesses at the inquiry into the Iraq war could be offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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