Archive for July 30th, 2007

Police demand law change for drug drivers – The Guardian

“Anyone who drives after taking illegal drugs should be prosecuted, senior police officers said today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mental Health Act 2007

Mental Health Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Cash settlement for woman who changed mind on abortion – The Guardian

“An NHS hospital trust has agreed to pay £27,500 compensation in an out-of-court settlement with a mother of three for aborting her unborn baby against her will and ignoring her attempts to withdraw her consent.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007

The Misuse of Drugs and Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Official Secrets Act 1989 (Prescription) (Amendment) Order 2007

The Group Relief for Overseas Losses (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts for Non-resident Insurance Companies) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Overseas Life Insurance Companies (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Insurance Companies (Tax Exempt Business) Regulations 2007

The Friendly Societies (Modification of the Corporation Tax Acts) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Employment Income (Meaning of Securities) Order 2007

The National Police Records (Recordable Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Horserace Totalisator Board) Order 2007

The Electricity (Standards of Performance) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No 6) Regulations 2007

The Income Tax (Exemption of Minor Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Gambling Act 2005 (Gaming Machines) (Definitions) Regulations 2007

The Trade Marks (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2007

The Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2007

The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (Modification of Section 4A) Order 2007

The Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (Modification of Section 4A) Order 2007

The Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Shirley and Others v. Crabtree – Times Law Reports

Livelihood condition for succeeding tenant

Shirley and Others v Crabtree

Queen’s Bench Division

“On an application by a nominated successor for a direction that she became the tenant of an agricultural holding, she did not have to satisfy the livelihood condition by reference to five of the seven years ending with the date of the tribunal hearing as well as by reference to the date of the retirement notice.”

The Times, 30th 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.

Steadman-Byrne v. Amjad and Others – Times Law Reports

Challenge to bias must be made immediately

Steadman-Byrne v Amjad and Others

Court of Appeal

“A clear manifestation of bias on the part of a tribunal should ordinarily be drawn to its attention immediately. Appellate courts tended not to look favourably on complaints of vitiating bias made only after the complainant had taken his chance on the outcome and found it unwelcome.”

The Times, 30th 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.

Regina (Horvath) v. Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – Times Law Reports

Disparity reference to ECJ

Regina (Horvath) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Court of Appeal

“The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction to review a reference by the High Court to the Court of Justice of the European Communities but if unable with complete confidence to resolve the issue, should uphold the reference.”

The Times, 30th 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.


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