Archive for August 29th, 2007

Government consults on reform of Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) scheme – Ministry of Justice

“This is a consultation on the proposal to allow police forces to design the format of their fixed penalty notices and remove obstacles presented by the issue of electronic tickets.”

Announcement

Ministry of Justice, 29th August 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

TfL unveils legal panel – The Lawyer

“Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company’s mainstream work.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 29th August 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Court rules against ‘illegal’ UK prison strike – Financial Times

“Prison officers … defied a court injunction aimed at halting an illegal strike by thousands of warders across England and Wales. ”

Full story

Financial Times, 29th August 2007

Source: www.ft.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Wireless Telegraphy (Ultra-Wideband Equipment) (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Social Security Act 1989 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2007

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.6) Order 2007

The Water Industry (Prescribed Conditions) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Environmental Noise (Identification of Noise Sources) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2007

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.4) Regulations 2007

The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) (No.2) Order 2007

The Plant Protection Products (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

David Truex (a Firm) v Kitchin – Times Law Reports

Solicitor’s legal aid duty

David Truex (a Firm) v Kitchin

Court of Appeal

“A solicitor should not take instructions and incur costs gathering information relating to contemplated proceedings and only when that information suggested that the client was eligible for public funding advise that a different firm could become involved.”

The Times, 29th August 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 (NA (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others – Times Law Reports

Policy restricted powers

Regina (NA (Iraq)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Others

Court of Appeal

“Instructions to entry clearance officers that S-series passports were no longer acceptable as evidence of identity and nationality amounted to an unlawful restriction on their powers to decide in individual cases whether such a passport met requirements.”

The Times, 29th August 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.

Veitch and Another v Avery – Times Law Reports

Business doomed to failure

Veitch and Another v Avery

Court of Appeal

“Any loss caused by a solicitor’s negligence in wrongly advising his client that he was in default under a loan agreement with his bank was to be assessed on the date of the breach of duty. A claimant client who had no chance, on the facts, of trading himself out of his difficulties even had the solicitor not behaved negligently, was not entitled to more than nominal damages against the solicitor.”

The Times, 29th August 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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