Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Joke Is On Us: Landmark Ruling Handed Down in #Twitter Joke Trial

This morning the Lord Chief Justice, the head of the criminal justice system, handed down one of the most anticipated judgments of the year in the #Twitter joke trial appeal. The High Court appeal centred on whether or not a … Continue reading

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‘Locked-in’ and ‘Force Fed’ – Worrying Health and Welfare Issues

When it rains, it pours. Not only is this expression relevant to the weather that we experienced in June, it also bears some resemblance to the number of controversial health and welfare questions that were brought before the Courts last … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays – 7 Top Tips For Separated Parents

With the summer holidays here and the sun finally shining, we can all look forward to some relaxed time with friends and family. For separated parents though it is not simply a case of stocking up on ice lollies and … Continue reading

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When Rory hit a bolt out of the Blue and the potential risks of Golf!

It is with some irony that at the Open Golf in Lytham yesterday one of the world’s top golfers, Rory McIlroy, experienced the nerve wracking anxiety of the weekend golf hacker by hitting a wayward shot which felled a spectator … Continue reading

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From Independent Store to Supermarket – Unlikely?

On 10 July 2012, the House of Commons was presented with a Private Members Bill which aims to better control the use of former independent retail stores and public houses as supermarkets. The Bill was presented by Julian Huppert (Lib … Continue reading

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The Great Yorkshire Show: What price Insurance when the Show Can’t Go On?

The decision to cancel the Great Yorkshire Show, the region’s biggest agricultural show is likely to cost the local economy at least £3 million. Organisers of the Show called off the three day event after the first day for safety … Continue reading

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Vomit Tax : Who is cleaning up?

When it comes to the problem of anti-social behaviour, violence and crime arising from the binge-drinking culture, where should the blame lie?  With the price of alcohol within the UK sometimes as low as 34 pence per unit, some people … Continue reading

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Hedge Your Bets

In a previous blog post I reported on how High Street banks had been mis-selling interest protection products to many small businesses.  Following a two month review, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has found that there have been “serious failings” … Continue reading

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