Archive for July 25th, 2007

Government toughens Money Laundering Regulations – HM Treasury

“Today the Economic Secretary, Kitty Ussher, published new tough and targeted Regulations to fight Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The Money Laundering Regulations, which will come into effect on the 15th December, are designed to ensure the UK response to money laundering at home and abroad is effective and proportionate.”

Full story

HM Treasury press release, 25th July 2007


Judicial watchdog debuts disciplinary figures – Legal Week

“Sixteen holders of judicial office have been removed from their posts in the last year, with a further 16 being subject to alternative disciplinary action, according to figures published by the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC).”

Full story 

Legal Week, 25th July 2007


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Companies (Political Expenditure Exemption) Order 2007

The Nutrition and Health Claims (England) Regulations 2007

The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Traffic Management Act 2004 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) (England) Order 2007

The Education (Individual Pupil Information) (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Regulations 2007


Fifth man guilty in terror case – BBC News

“A university student has been found guilty of possessing articles for terrorist purposes.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th July 2007


Youth crime targets missed – Daily Telegraph

“Increases in arrests of young people for petty crimes and anti-social behaviour have undermined Government efforts to reduce the number of youths entering the criminal justice system, according to a report.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2007


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

F (Mongolia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 769 (25 July 2007)

North v North [2007] EWCA Civ 760 (25 July 2007)

Madan & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 770 (25 July 2007)

London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm & Anor [2007] EWCA Civ 763 (25 July 2007)

DS (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 774 (25 July 2007)

Assets Recovery Agency v Szepietowski & Ors [2007] EWCA Civ 766 (24 July 2007)

Luke v Stoke-On-Trent City Council [2007] EWCA Civ 761 (24 July 2007)

Stone Heritage Developments Ltd & Ors v Davis Blank Furniss (a firm) [2007] EWCA Civ 765 (24 July 2007)

JL, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 767 (24 July 2007)

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Morina & AnOr [2007] EWCA Civ 749 (23 July 2007)

Andrews & Anor v Cunningham [2007] EWCA Civ 762 (23 July 2007)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Ashes v R [2007] EWCA Crim 1848 (24 July 2007)

Banton, R v [2007] EWCA Crim 1847 (24 July 2007)

Javaid v The Crown [2007] EWCA Crim 1845 (23 July 2007)

Rafferty v The Crown [2007] EWCA Crim 1846 (23 July 2007)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Southwark Law Centre, R (on the application of) v Legal Services Commission [2007] EWHC 1715 (Admin) (20 July 2007)

Ashwell Property Group Plc & Anor v Cambridge City Council [2007] EWHC 1753 (Admin) (20 July 2007)

The Midcounties Co-Operative Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Forest of Dean District Council [2007] EWHC 1714 (Admin) (20 July 2007)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mobile Export 365 Ltd & Anor v Revenue and Customs [2007] EWHC 1737 (Ch) (20 July 2007)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Korea National Insurance Corp v Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG [2007] EWHC 1744 (Comm) (24 July 2007)

Bank of Scotland v Euclidian (No. 1) Ltd & Ors [2007] EWHC 1732 (Comm) (20 July 2007)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Tahmassebi v Persia International Bank Plc [2007] EWHC 1751 (QB) (23 July 2007)

Privy Council

Persad v. Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago) [2007] UKPC 51 (23 July 2007)

McLaughlin v. Cayman Islands (Cayman Islands) [2007] UKPC 50 (23 July 2007)

Gibson v. United States of America (The Bahamas) [2007] UKPC 52 (23 July 2007)


Sempra Metals Ltd. (formerly Metallgesellschaft Ltd.) v. Inland Revenue Commissioners and Another – The Times

Compound interest is payable in restitution

Sempra Metals Ltd (formerly Metallgesellschaft Ltd) v Inland Revenue Commissioners and Another

“The court had power to make an award of compound interest in a claim for restitution where such an award was necessary to achieve full justice for the claimant.”

The Times, 25th July 2007


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July 2007