Archive for May 8th, 2007

Riverside Housing Association Ltd v White and Another – Times Law Reports

Reasonable notice is required for rent rise in wrong month

Riverside Housing Association Ltd. v. White and Another

House of Lords

“A tenancy agreement issued by a housing association stating that the rent would be increased annually with effect from the first Monday of June each year did not prevent the landlord from increasing the rent from a date after the first Monday in June, provided appropriate notice was given to the tenants.”

The Times, 7th 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.

Regina v Bree – Times Law Reports

Capacity to consent after drink

Regina v. Bree

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“Voluntary consumption of substantial quantites of alcohol did not by itself remove a woman’s capacity to consent to sexual intercourse.”

The Times, 7th 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.

Welford and Others v EDF Energy Networks (LPN) Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Separate loss-of-profit compensation for disturbance to land is too remote

Welford and Others v. EDF Energy Networks (LPN) Ltd.

Court of Appeal

“Separate compensation for loss of profit for disturbance was too remote if compensation had been awarded for diminution in the market value of land.”

The Times, 8th 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.

Melville Dundas Ltd and Others v George Wimpey UK Ltd and Others – Times Law Reports

Receivership prevents notice of intention from being given

Melville Dundas Ltd. and Others v. George Wimpey UK Ltd. and Others

House of Lords

“A provision that a party to a construction contract could not, unless he had given notice of intention to do so, withhold payment after the final date for payment of a sum due under the contract, did not apply to a lawful ground for withholding payment, such as the contractor going into receivership, when it was not possible for notice to have been given within the statutory time frame.”

The Times, 8th 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.

Indefinite jail terms forecast to treble in the next five years – The Times

“An explosion in the use by the courts of a new indeterminate sentence is predicted to nearly treble the number of prisoners serving an indefinite term in jail to a ‘crisis’ level of 25,000 in five years.”

Full story

The Times, 8th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Softer line on crime vetoed as jails fill up – The Times

“A package of measures to head off a summer prison overcrowding crisis, including abolishing the option of custody for shoplifting offences, has been vetoed by Tony Blair, The Times has learnt.”

Full story

The Times, 8th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Teachers backed over Muslim wear – BBC News

“Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer will tell headteachers common sense decisions stopping Muslim pupils wearing Islamic dress would not breach human rights.”

Full story

BBC News, 6th May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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