Archive for May 1st, 2007

Select committee slams ‘reckless’ legal aid plans – Legal Week

“The high-profile parliamentary committee examining controversial proposals to overhaul the UK’s ailing legal aid system has branded the Government’s proposals ‘unwise’ and called on Whitehall to rethink its under-fire reforms.”

Full story

Legal Week, 1st May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Information Commissioner demands new powers – OUT-LAW.com

“Information Commissioner Richard Thomas will demand new powers from Parliament today. Thomas will tell a Parliamentary committee that an increase in his authority is essential to stop the UK becoming a surveillance society.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 1st May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Firm wins compensation for executive time wasted in dispute – OUT-LAW.com

“A printing firm has successfully won compensation for the wasted time of a company executive in a construction dispute. Bridge Communications was awarded £4,800 for the time which a senior executive spent dealing with the dispute.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 1st May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Regina (Balding) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Times Law Reports

Overpaid benefit not recoverable

Regina (Balding) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Liability to repay overpaid social security benefit occurring prior to a bankruptcy was a bankruptcy debt. Discharge from bankruptcy released the debtor from liability for recovery of the overpaid benefit.”

The Times, 1st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Sex shop objections can be considered out of time

Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd.

House of Lords 

“In refusing an application for a sex shop licence, a local authority was entitled to take into account objections to the application received after the expiry of the prescribed period.”

The Times, 1st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

British Broadcasting Corporation v. Sugar – WLR Daily

British Broadcasting Corporation v. Sugar [2007] EWHC 905 (Admin) 

“It was only in respect of information held by the British Broadcasting Corporation otherwise than for the purposes of journalism, art or literature that the BBC was a public authority subject to the requirements of Pts I to IV of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”

WLR Daily, 27th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Crown Prosecution Service v. P – WLR Daily

Crown Prosecution Service v. P [2007] EWHC 946 (Admin) 

“The effect of s 34 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 was to abolish the presumption that a child was doli incapax, but not the defence itself.”

WLR Daily, 27th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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