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24th January 2012: LAW NEWS HEADLINES & LINKS

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FOCUS OF THE DAY story: There is no need for a separate notice of the fact that reliance is to be based on hearsay evidence contained in a court bundle, the Court of Appeal has decided. Giving the leading judgment in Charnock and others v Rowan and others [2012] EWCA Civ 2, Sir Stephen Sedley said that such a rule could lead to “almost limitless and costly wrangling both before and at the trial”. Full story - Solicitors Journal

  • Missing Jamie Oliver apprentice Kevin Boyle found dead http://t.co/xReEwDCZ Jan 24, 2012
  • Man charged with murder over Oxford Street stabbing http://t.co/oTlzMczL Jan 24, 2012
  • Nigeria arrests dozens of Boko Haram suspects in Kano http://t.co/KTX8f2yY Jan 24, 2012
  • RT @zbleumoon: PLS SIGN NOW▼URGENT! Tell Uganda's President to STOP execution of #gay & #lesbian citizens: http://t.co/j012Koer #p2 #p2 ... Jan 24, 2012
  • False Ideals of the Web: NT Times http://t.co/lKOJIwbA Jan 24, 2012
  • Sir Salman Rushdie decries India's failure to protect free speech at Jaipur literary festival - http://t.co/79Kc8pfr via @Telegraph Jan 24, 2012
  • Barack Obama to lay out blueprint for 'fairer America' in State of the Union speech - Telegraph http://t.co/REKsejDj via @Telegraph Jan 24, 2012
  • Harry Redknapp 'kept offshore account secret' http://t.co/X4hWTxwu Jan 24, 2012
  • John Anslow escape: Reward offered for information http://t.co/rT3NKmwV Jan 24, 2012
  • 'Doctor' Abdul Pirzada denies fraud charge http://t.co/T8AOrVcb Jan 24, 2012
  • Solicitors Journal - Sundeep Bhatia chronicles the woes of a profession getting to grips with diversity http://t.co/tAjKrx8S Jan 24, 2012
  • Solicitors Journal - Working not a precondition to right to paid holiday, court rules http://t.co/LNZaAPi8 Jan 24, 2012
  • Solicitors Journal - Lord Neuberger calls for debate on scrapping disclosure and live evidence http://t.co/H8HkQFIm Jan 24, 2012
  • MIDDLE EAST: Rights Group Says Dictators Cracking Down, In Fear Of 'Arab Spring' Redux http://t.co/aT36qfPx via @RFERL Jan 24, 2012
  • President Obama: Be on the Right Side of History in the Middle East | Human Rights First http://t.co/gZWS0A58 via @humanrights1st Jan 24, 2012
  • NIGERIA: Rights Group Asks Nigeria to End Boko Haram Terror Campaign http://t.co/ZbbbgJp7 via @VOA_News Jan 24, 2012
  • Human rights reform 'UK priority' - Cameron http://t.co/8R6YsTuE Jan 24, 2012
  • £10,000 reward in hunt for escaped murder suspect - The Independent http://t.co/ezMkFYVd Jan 24, 2012
  • Police covered up Dowler hacking - The Independent http://t.co/ZmnAoOYz Jan 24, 2012
  • Harry Redknapp in threat over bungs claim -The Independent http://t.co/WUuOIxuD Jan 24, 2012
  • Morley solicitor has high ambitions after conquering Kilimanjaro http://t.co/01CUeimP Jan 24, 2012
  • Justice Carney criticises financial sector workers as 'jury dodgers' | Irish Examiner: http://t.co/Lg94LDF8 via @AddThis Jan 24, 2012
  • US: Connecticut Police Officers Accused of Mistreating Latinos: http://t.co/ilk5RzhW Jan 24, 2012
  • Have our judges lost the plot? http://t.co/o2WItnRL Jan 24, 2012
  • UK could send extra military assets to Strait of Hormuz to keep key shipping route open http://t.co/USxIP416 Jan 24, 2012
  • US: Former CIA officer charged in alleged leaks http://t.co/veOwLWGZ Jan 24, 2012
  • US: An Antitrust Chief at Justice Is Leaving: http://t.co/htkWlIGm Jan 24, 2012
  • Happy "Spring Festival" to my network from China ... Jan 24, 2012
  • Bail for 52 year-old accused of collecting information likely to be useful to terrorists - County Derry http://t.co/pUibN98S Jan 24, 2012
  • Justice for cyclist after death threat on camera http://t.co/azMub5ff Jan 24, 2012
  • Soldier admits killing disabled man in Amesbury car park http://t.co/JVR4PyWv Jan 24, 2012
  • Solicitors Journal - Jailed juror had been warned of internet contempt conviction http://t.co/O4P05Hxu Jan 24, 2012
  • Leveson urged to ensure libel law reform is not delayed http://t.co/gJs7s3P7 via @guardian Jan 24, 2012
  • Nick Clegg backs PM's drive to reform European court of human rights http://t.co/reudmBZY via @guardian Jan 24, 2012
  • Mr Cameron goes to Strasbourg: http://t.co/E3NRLK65 via @AdamWagner1 Jan 24, 2012
  • CUBA: Release of human rights activists http://t.co/OJTKswb9 Jan 24, 2012
  • Is Strasbourg obsessively interventionist? A view from the Court - Paul Harvey: http://t.co/89I9ooI2 via @AdamWagner1 Jan 24, 2012
  • What about human rights? - Israel Opinion, Ynetnews http://t.co/MnPXOUbQ Jan 24, 2012
  • AUS: Quandary of how to handle the arrival of asylum seeker boats, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says http://t.co/8AZqva2N Jan 24, 2012
  • SPAIN: Human rights judge back on trial in Spain http://t.co/1CdPFKmn via @ajenglish Jan 24, 2012
  • Europe's human rights judges have given Cameron the two-fingered salute http://t.co/AyR6Dw8X Jan 24, 2012
  • The Law Society angry with HSBC’s conveyancing panel arrangements — Mortgage Finance Gazette Online: http://t.co/a5LUeDXD Jan 24, 2012
  • Facebook Asks Paul Ceglia For $84,000 In Legal Fees: http://t.co/1lRGN6nj Jan 24, 2012
  • Mac Apple's Legal Fees Rumored to Top $100M on HTC Patent Dispute Alone http://t.co/JWb8C1H8 Jan 24, 2012
  • Somerset libraries legal challenge costs council £70,000 http://t.co/iIbPppw0 Jan 24, 2012
  • Downton Abbey jewellery line sparks legal row with US network http://t.co/6VEMi902 Jan 24, 2012
  • US: BC legal battle to unfold before students - Metro - The Boston Globe http://t.co/1D9wCZlT via @BostonGlobe Jan 24, 2012
  • Exorbitant legal costs are stopping regional newspapers from holding politicians to account, Parliament was told. http://t.co/dWj5kMq5 Jan 24, 2012
  • GREECE: Hedge funds prepare legal battle with Greece http://t.co/klUggD3g via @reuters Jan 24, 2012
  • Leveson urged to ensure libel law reform is not delayed http://t.co/gJs7s3P7 via @guardian Jan 24, 2012
  • Asil Nadir finally comes to trial – 22 years after Polly Peck collapsed http://t.co/Tn86uoS0 via @guardian Jan 24, 2012
  • Solicitors Journal - LSC agrees to extra family tender round http://t.co/SAqbSLgE Jan 24, 2012
  • Solicitors journal - 'Brand extension company' to buy personal injury firm http://t.co/ysJNKVeZ Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: K&L Gates makes up 30 to partnership ranks | The Lawyer: http://t.co/VtdzQX9T Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Linklaters picks up lead mandate on Chinese Thames Water bid | The Lawyer: http://t.co/m3wL9tF7 Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Magic circle firms announce NQ retention rates of 89 per cent | The Lawyer: http://t.co/8NaVkXSx Jan 24, 2012
  • Rabinowitz QC pulls out of Berezovsky case | The Lawyer: http://t.co/rSThPqBW Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Listed company launches bid for Silverbeck Rymer | The Lawyer: http://t.co/Hxy9zqlR Jan 24, 2012
  • @Amir86 Those we care about so much are always with us, however far. Very best wishes. Jan 24, 2012
  • Legal Futures - Re-shaping your firm – and how to pay for it http://t.co/yzTjBh2R Jan 24, 2012
  • K&L Gates makes up City tax lawyer in 30-strong partner promos round- Legalweek http://t.co/l9mjQRuZ via @LegalWeek Jan 24, 2012
  • Linklaters takes key China role on closely-watched Thames Water deal- Legalweek http://t.co/elGQmpHZ via @LegalWeek Jan 24, 2012
  • Liverpool law firm set for £19m takeover in Legal Services Act first- Legalweek http://t.co/GTCo2ADe via @LegalWeek Jan 24, 2012
  • @Amir86 Sorry to hear that, hope her soul rests in peace. Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE: PI firm acquired in £19m ABS deal http://t.co/6qqf7Ub7 Jan 24, 2012
  • Drug guidelines suggest lighter sentences for 'social dealers' http://t.co/A2xbdE5g via @guardian Jan 24, 2012
  • Weekly law news roundup blog from TheLawMap - SUNDAY LAW REVIEW, week that was 15th to 21st Jan now at http://t.co/u0Q5Gifa Jan 24, 2012
  • TheLawMap FOCUS OF THE DAY: No need for notice of hearsay evidence SOLICITORS JOURNAL http://t.co/rK5YjjA2 Jan 24, 2012
  • Harry Redknapp tax trial begins with judge's warning to jury | http://t.co/Cmp76HLs http://t.co/xZmWhyBN via @MetroUK Jan 24, 2012
  • Juror who researched defendant online guilty of contempt - Telegraph http://t.co/1rC12ElT via @Telegraph Jan 24, 2012
  • Nadir stole millions from Polly Peck, court told - http://t.co/auvFOcCF - UK Business http://t.co/yyF6KZ49 Jan 24, 2012
  • US: Stanford trial begins http://t.co/4fgvx1D6 via @smh Jan 24, 2012
  • NZ: specialising in internet law says an attempt to extradite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to the US http://t.co/DfTfjhPx Jan 24, 2012
  • Lawyer's fears of News of the World police 'favouritism' http://t.co/KTeUKjQx Jan 24, 2012
  • CANADA: Shafia defence lawyers have one day to convince jury http://t.co/Tzo9raMr Jan 24, 2012
  • CANADA: Lawyer for accused spy steps down: http://t.co/cL6XTY1Y via @TorontoStar Jan 24, 2012
  • Lawyer thought to have been sent to gag Costa Concordia captain http://t.co/SMOTwj0u via @DailyMirror Jan 24, 2012
  • Perthshire landowner and contractor fined for illegal waterworks http://t.co/9RLQuNsm via @edie Jan 24, 2012
  • China: A Year of Illegal, Politically-Motivated Disappearances | Human Rights Watch http://t.co/qCCZYsUH via @hrw Jan 24, 2012
  • Monitoring A Grim Rise In the Illegal Ivory Trade by Christina M. Russo: Yale Environment 360 from @YaleE360 http://t.co/lxh4Jgig Jan 24, 2012
  • INDIA: Flying squad seizes illegal arms - The Times of India http://t.co/QY6kTLRp Jan 24, 2012
  • PHILIPPINES: Corona trial - Defense to stop prosecution from pushing illegal wealth raps http://t.co/W2yKYmkr via @PhilstarNews Jan 24, 2012
  • AUS: one in four download music illegally every month. http://t.co/TrJcw4kT Jan 24, 2012
  • Scottish Courts remain a “Victorian” venue for many court users & party litigants despite small rise in ‘satisfaction http://t.co/vkOVS98p Jan 24, 2012
  • US: Muslim and Jewish Marriage Contracts in American Courts http://t.co/8iWOn7Xs via @LilithMagazine Jan 24, 2012
  • David Cameron's criticism of ECHR 'not based on facts', says top judge - Telegraph http://t.co/NVCg0G6C via @Telegraph Jan 24, 2012
  • Disabled father-of-two suffering from locked-in syndrome demands right to die in High Court http://t.co/h2z0htyu Jan 24, 2012
  • TIBET: Rights group says 2011 one of the most brutal years in Tibet - http://t.co/swgVxPKd http://t.co/rtAccN4o Jan 24, 2012
  • Human rights groups condemn Garz√≥n trial - http://t.co/auvFOcCF - Europe http://t.co/J6VsIlPc Jan 24, 2012
  • Europe's top judge: Cameron is wrong about human rights - The Independent http://t.co/8ih5EPxh Jan 24, 2012
  • Rights Group Criticizes Some Countries for Letting Syrian Crackdown Continue http://t.co/lZ7EVtvW Jan 24, 2012
  • CANADA: John Baird points finger at gay rights abuses in African, Caribbean countries http://t.co/WEKvIpyj Jan 24, 2012
  • FRANCE: French Senate passes Armenian Genocide law http://t.co/ubOc4bfX Jan 24, 2012
  • US: New abortion law changes process for Planned Parenthood http://t.co/WFTq3Qse Jan 24, 2012
  • US: Police Tracking Laws Changed by Supreme Court http://t.co/2lsEKz08 Jan 24, 2012
  • US: California animal-slaughter law struck down; activists pin hopes on federal bill http://t.co/CjG4NrG3 Jan 24, 2012
  • Europe Weighs a Tough Law on Online Privacy and User Data: http://t.co/KcrPPqs6 Jan 24, 2012
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  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Nabarro's European alliance gains Spanish member after two year hiatus | The Lawyer: http://t.co/IdY3tyqv Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: A&O hires capital markets lawyer from Linklaters Frankfurt | The Lawyer: http://t.co/88bwOnGG Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Freshfields appoints first-ever US COO | The Lawyer: http://t.co/wR5apb1p Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Mishcons and Debrett's publish guide to best behaviour in divorce | The Lawyer: http://t.co/YT06Ul4L Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Conflict forces Hogan Lovells partner off Megaupload case | The Lawyer: http://t.co/nH7hv0uO Jan 24, 2012
  • LAW FIRM NEWS: Macfarlanes muscles in on Slaughters' Chinese best friend with partner secondment | The Lawyer: http://t.co/PRrF63sb Jan 24, 2012
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  • Private college faces objection in trade mark bid http://t.co/ew9IhF6X Jan 24, 2012
  • Jackson: should contingency fee lawyers be liable for defendant’s costs? http://t.co/o7tyfPHd RT @legalfutures Jan 24, 2012
  • Law merger forms 'formidable force' http://t.co/j5rV99sB Jan 24, 2012
  • Music industry attacks delays on piracy law http://t.co/GhMooyR5 Jan 24, 2012
  • France votes on genocide law, faces Turkish reprisals http://t.co/91GcTPYo via @reuters Jan 24, 2012
  • US: Supreme Court Rejects California Slaughterhouse Law: http://t.co/PbArv0x8 Jan 24, 2012