Archive for October 17th, 2007

Asbestos victims lose compensation fight – Reuters

“Victims of the early effects of exposure to asbestos lost a landmark compensation claim in the Lords on Wednesday.”

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Reuters, 17th October 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

Princess Margaret’s ‘illegitimate son’ wins appeal right – The Guardian

“A man claiming to be the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret today won the right to continue his fight to see the contents of her will.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A shame for Peter Bloxham, but not for the profession – The Times

“It was intriguing that the loudest sighs of relief after Peter Bloxham lost his age discrimination claim against his former partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer last week were from lawyers nearer the end than the start of their careers.”

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The Times, 17th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk  

Law lords to rule on asbestos-related test case – Reuters

“Victims of an asbestos-related disease will learn on Wednesday if they can claim compensation, in a legal ruling that could leave insurers facing claims for millions of pounds.”

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Reuters, 17th October 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (Listed Tribunals) (Wales) Order 2007

The Plant Health (Phytophthora ramorum) (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2007

The Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (Listed Tribunals) Order 2007

The Contaminants in Food (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Transport for London (Consequential Provisions) Order 2007

The Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007

The Transfer of Functions (Equality) Order 2007

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Procter and Gamble v Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd – Times Law Reports

Whether Community design is infringed

Procter and Gamble v Reckitt Benckiser (UK) Ltd

Court of Appeal

“In determining whether there had been infringement of a registered European Community design, the court was obliged to adopt the standpoint of an informed user, who was more discriminating than the average consumer and was fairly familiar with design issues.”

The Times, 17th October 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.

Bee v Jenson (No 2) – Times Law Reports

Motorist can reclaim cost of hire car after accident

Bee v Jenson (No 2)

Court of Appeal

“A claimant whose car had been damaged by the defendant’s negligence could recover the reasonable cost of a replacement while his own car was being repaired even though the cost of that hire had been paid directly to the hire company by the claimant’s own insurers rather than by the claimant himself.”

The Times, 17th October 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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