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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 27 March 2015

This week’s data packet of legal news and events from home and abroad includes Google whichever way you look at it – along with rights to privacy, access to justice, protection for children and vulnerable witnesses and compensation for misuse of information.

 

Public information and private data Not open or shut, but ajar

(enough to let black spiders go on safari)

Three cases, two of them this last week, have demonstrated how the distinction between what is private data …

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Case Law On Trial: 1915 – 1945

ICLR has been creating case history and supporting the administration of justice for 150 years. In celebration of this we will publish a special Anniversary Edition containing the 15 top cases voted for by you, our readers. We are putting our cases on trial and we need you to give us your verdict. The second voting period, 1915 to 1945 saw two decades of social upheaval bookended by two world wars whose excesses still haunt us today, up to a …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 20 March 2015

This week’s compilation of legal news and events includes secrets and lies, a hidden camera in case, a stay out of jail card, an investigator under investigation and a tax on snippets of news. If it leaves you no wiser, you may at least be better informed.

UPDATED 23 March

 

Penal reformer’s prison visit banned Was it revenge for prisoner books ban campaign?

Frances Crook, the chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, which naturally enough takes …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 18 March 2015

ICLR Case Law Alert – 18 March 2015

WLR Daily Case Summaries The following new case summaries were published by ICLR this week. These are free to view. COMMONS Town or village green – Registration

R (Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd) v East Sussex County Council, SC[2015] WLR(D) 109 CONTRACT Illegality – Enforceability

RTA (Business Consultants) Ltd v Bracewell, QBD [2015] WLR(D) 117 COSTS Judicial review – Local authority

R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd ) v Secretary of State for Transport (No 2), CA[2015] WLR(D) …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 13 March 2015

This week’s coach tour of legal news and events from home and abroad includes a critical report on the legal aid cuts, a cornerstone (or plastic brick) that the builders rejected, a wigging from mooters on barristerial headgear, a proposal for a new (or not so new) music award, and a fined example of cultural insensitivity.

UPDATED 16 March.

See also (one of our most popular recent posts): Trappists v Spinners: shaping the legal discourse

 

ApocaLIPs Now Justice Select …

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Trappists v Spinners: shaping the legal discourse

Trappists v Spinners: shaping the legal discourse

How should judges communicate with the public? Should they, as that exemplary Conservative Lord Chancellor Lord Kilmuir exhorted them back in the 1950s, remain silent and aloof, preserving their mystique (and that of the law), or should they “descend into the arena” and take up arms with the media on their own turf, seeking to “spin” the law in their own favour and to their own agenda?

This is not a new problem, obviously, otherwise Lord Kilmuir would never have …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 11 March 2015

ICLR Case Law Alert – 11 March 2015

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.

ARBITRATION Arbitrator – Appointment

Crowther v Rayment , Ch D [2015] WLR(D) 93 CONFIDENTIALITY Disclosure – Public interest

R (Ingenious Media Holdings Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Comrs, CA[2015] WLR(D) 104 CONFLICT OF LAWS Jurisdiction under Council Regulation – Special jurisdiction

AMT Futures Ltd …

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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 6 March 2015

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR – 6 March 2015

This week’s salmagundi of legal news and events from home and abroad includes an update on parties’ election promises on law and justice, a look at some recent legislation, a response on judicial diversity, and a TV dramatist’s riposte to his pedantic legal critics.

 

Other recent publications of interest: Dinah Rose QC, What’s the Point of the Human Rights Act? (Politeia pamphlet) Internet Newsletter for Lawyers, March/April edition (PDF)

 

Election watch Khan says he can’t; Greens reckon they …

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ICLR Case Law Alert – 4 March 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 – Accident

Wucher Helicopter GmbH v Santer, ECJ [2015] WLR(D) 89 BANKRUPTCY Order – Annulment

JSC Bank of Moscow v Kekhman , Ch D [2015] WLR(D) 82 CONFLICT OF LAWS Sovereign immunity – Employment

Benkharbouche v Embassy of the Republic …

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