Archive for July 3rd, 2007

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Pershore Group of Colleges (Designated Staff) Order 2007

The Pershore Group of Colleges (Dissolution) Order 2007

The Children Act 2004 (Director of Children’s Services) (Appointed Day) Order 2007

The Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Order 2007

The Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

The Bovine Products (Restriction on Placing on the Market) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Railways (North and West London Lines) Exemption Order 2007

The Urban Regeneration Agency (London Development Agency) Transfer Scheme 2000 (Modification) Order 2007

The Miscellaneous Food Additives and the Sweeteners in Food (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Limits on Prize Gaming) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Premises Licences and Provisional Statements) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) Regulations 2007

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) Regulations 2007

The Day Care and Child Minding (Registration Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

FSA warns of criminal gangs cashing in on insider dealing – The Times

“Gangs of organised criminals may be infiltrating the mergers and acquisitions departments of British investment banks to garner inside information on takeover bids, the City watchdog suggested yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 3rd July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd. and Others v. Commissioners of Revenue and Customs – Times Law Reports

Licence auction not in VAT system

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd and Others v Commissioners of Revenue and Customs Case C-369/04

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The public auction by a government agency of third-generation universal mobile telecommunications system licences was not an economic activity and therefore did not come within the value-added tax system.”

The Times, 3rd July 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.

Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd. and others v. Hall and others – WLR Daily

Beckett Investment Management Group Ltd. and others v. Hall and others [2007] EWCA Civ 613

“In construing a covenant in restraint of trade between a holding company and its employees who provided services through subsidiary companies within a corporate group, the Court of Appeal rejected a ‘purist’ approach to corporate personality in favour of one which had regard to the realities of big business.”

WLR Daily, 28th June 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.

Bar Council and SMF team-up to offer placement scheme – Bar Council

“The Bar Council is joining forces with the Social Mobility Foundation to offer a placement scheme for 27 students from disadvantaged backgrounds later this month.” 

Full story

Bar Council press release, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Mark Stobbs: A closer look at the Bar code – Legal Week

“It often surprises people to learn that the Bar’s Code of Conduct only came into existence in 1981. The first edition looks very restrictive, with passages specifying acceptable alternative occupations for barristers; detailed rules about where chambers could be established; and rules setting out what was permissable to put on a business card.”

Full story

Legal Week, 28th June 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Transfer err – The Lawyer

“Far from improving matters for insolvent companies, the new Tupe rules have just muddied the waters. By Andrew Gregory.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com


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