Archive for July 27th, 2007

Cleaner cleared of blackmailing judge in sex video case – The Independent

“The Brazilian cleaner Roselane Driza walked free from court today after charges that she stole two sexy videos from a male judge and blackmailed a female judge were dropped.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Fountain Court silk to succeed Vos as Bar chair – Legal Week

“The Bar Council has elected Timothy Dutton QC of Fountain Court Chambers as its new chairman the body announced today (27 July).”

Full story

Legal Week, 27th July 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2007

The Excise Duties (Small Non-Commercial Consignments) Relief (Amendment) (Revocation) Regulations 2007

The Insurance Companies (Overseas Life Assurance Business) (Compliance) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Insurance Companies (Taxation of Reinsurance Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Insurance Companies (Overseas Life Assurance Business) (Excluded Business) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2007

The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007

The Income Tax (Pay as You Earn) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2007

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Commissioners for Revenue and Customs v. Thorn Baker Ltd., Paradise and Another interested parties – Times Law Reports

No sick pay for short-term agency worker

Commissioners for Revenue and Customs v. Thorn Baker Ltd., Paradise and Another interested parties

“An agency worker who had entered into a contract of service for a period of less than three months was not entitled to statutory sick pay.”

The Times, 27th 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.

McLaughlin v. Governor of the Cayman Islands – Times Law Reports

Void dismissal entitles officeholder to full salary and pension rights

McLaughlin v. Governor of the Cayman Islands

“Where a court of competent jurisdiction had held that a decision to dismiss a public office holder was void, the officeholder remained entitled to his full salary and pension rights until such time as his tenure of office was lawfully ended.”

The Times, 27th 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.

R (Madan) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

R (Madan) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department: R (Kapoor) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA 770 

“The Court of Appeal emphasised the importance of making prompt applications for judicial review against deportation decisions and stated the principles to be followed in future cases.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

R (F (Mongolia)) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

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

“Judicial review remained unavailable in respect of the refusal by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal to grant permission to appeal against an immigration judge’s decision.”

WLR Daily, 25th July 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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