Legal news

High Court lifts Sir Fred Goodwin anonymity injunction
An anonymity injunction granted to ex-Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin has been lifted at the High Court. CPD Webinars

Max Mosley, the media and UK privacy laws
What better evening to launch the second edition of Tugendhat and Christie's The Law of Privacy and the Media than the day on which the European Court of Human Rights handed down its hotly anticipated decision in Mosley v the United Kingdom? Law Gazette

Hospitals face £665,000 fines for putting men and women on same wards
Hospitals will be fined £665,000 for leaving men and women in the same wards as a tough new regime comes into force. Telegraph

Stephen Lawrence: reporting of new murder trial proves court is intent on open justice
Gary Dobson and David Norris were named after the lifting of reporting restrictions following several months of hearings. Guardian

Guidelines on DNA samples unlawful
Police guidelines allowing forces to retain the fingerprints and DNA samples of innocent people are unlawful, a panel of leading British judges ruled today. Independent

Avon and Somerset Police neglected cell death man
Failures by custody staff at Bath police station contributed directly to the death of a man found drunk in the street, an inquest has found. BBC News

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May 26, 2011   Posted in: News