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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 30 January 2015

This week’s buffet of legal news from home and abroad includes a reversal of policy from Labour and  reversals of the burden of proof from the government and the media (both mistaken), as well as a ditching of the dock by the LCJ and some more comical capers via the Clooneys. So stay tuned for your weekend roundup.

UPDATED 4 February 2015.

 

Easy read is easy mislead MOJ withdraws pictorial guide for “review” after burden of proof howler

No …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 28 January 2015

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Coming soon! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE CASES. From next month we’ll be running a monthly poll on the top cases published during different periods of ICLR’s 150 years of creating case history. So watch this space.

 

WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

To find WLR Daily case summaries going back to 2009, try our free Case Search.

BUILDING Contract – Adjudication

Savoye v Spicers Ltd, QBD [2015] …

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Forensic Science and Early Detection

Books reviewed by Paul Magrath Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid

(Profile Books, £18.99)

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale

(Bloomsbury, £8.99)

 

 

Val McDermid is a crime writer with a reputation for gritty psychological thrillers and her approach in Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime is that of an outsider with a professional fascination for the tricks of another’s trade. Or rather trades, because, as she explains, there are many branches of science …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 23 January 2015

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This week’s litany of legal news from home and abroad includes a grilling of Grayling, a vindication of a vocal legend, a consultation over court fees, and a surveillance of snoops.

 

UPDATED 24 February 2015

 

Grayling grilled Smiling Justice Secretary appears confident of ultimate victory

In a broadly sympathetic interview (more examination in chief than cross) the political columnist Andrew Gimson on Conservative Home allows Chris Grayling, “the first Lord Chancellor for 440 years not to be a lawyer” to put his side of …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 21 January 2015

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WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

To find WLR Daily case summaries going back to 2009, try our free Case Search.

AIRCRAFT

  Carriage by air – Air fares

Air Berlin plc & Co Luftverkehrs KG v Bundesverband der Verbraucherzentralen und Verbraucherverbände—Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e V, ECJ [2015] WLR(D) 8 BANKING

  Letter of credit – Fraud

Alternative Power Solution Ltd v Central Electricity Board , PCl

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 16 January 2015

This week’s selection of legal news from home and abroad includes much that is related to or brought into focus by the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, such as questions about freedom of expression, respect for religion and other rights, and the tension between privacy and electronic intelligence gathering.

 

Other recent articles of interest: Eleanora Rosati on the IP Kat blog, Can you reproduce Charlie Hebdo cartoons without permission? looks at the position under French and other copyright laws should you …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 14 January 2015

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WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view.

To find WLR Daily case summaries going back to 2009, try our free Case Search.

 

COMPETITION Restriction or distortion of competition – Anti-competitive agreement

European Commission v Parker-Hannifin Manufacturing Srl , ECJ [2015] WLR(D) 2 EUROPEAN UNION Breach of European Union law – Domestic remedy

European Commission v United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ECJ [2014] …

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Annual Notes 2014: ICLR’s review of the year’s legal news (part 2)

Annual Notes 2014: ICLR’s review of the year’s legal news (part 2)

Concluding our review of significant trends and developments in last year’s legal news, part 1 of which covered from January to June 2014.

 

July: Fakes

We reported in July (Weekly Notes, 4 July) that some high street banks were using the names of fake solicitors’ firms on the letterhead of their chasers-up to defaulting debtors. This followed the revelation that the, er, “bank of the year” Wonga had been using the same trick, and had had to pay …

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ICLR Criminal Law Updater (November – December 2014)

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Welcome to the ICLR Criminal Law Updater for November and December 2014. Here’s our round up of the reportable and unreportable criminal cases decided in the High Court, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the UK Supreme Court over the last four weeks. Where a transcript is available on BAILII, a linked reference has been provided. Reportable Cases R v V 

18 Nov 2014, [2014] WLR (D) 498, CA

CRIME — Fraud — Fraud by abuse of position — …

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Annual Notes 2014: ICLR’s review of the year’s legal news (part 1)

Annual Notes 2014: ICLR’s review of the year’s legal news (part 1)

Court procedure may be getting less adversarial but the relationship between lawyers and the executive has become more so, as the number of defeats suffered by the government in judicial review proceedings grows steadily greater. No wonder the government wants to cut back on the scope for bringing judicial review, yet even in this endeavour it has suffered several setbacks. Other trends discernible in the legal world of 2014 included a push for open justice and transparency, particularly in the …

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