Archive for October 25th, 2007

Way v Poole Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Fresh hearing not required

Way v Poole Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal

“The fact that a finding was made that a matter had to be remitted to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal on one discrete issue, did not mean that there should be a complete fresh hearing of all the issues which had been before the original tribunal.”

The Times, 25th 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.

Fiona Trust and Holding Corporation and Others v Privalov and Others – Times Law Reports

Bribery dispute is within scope of charterparty

Fiona Trust and Holding Corporation and Others v Privalov and Others

House of Lords

“A dispute as to whether a charterparty contract had been validly rescinded for alleged bribery came within the scope of an arbitration term in the contract.”

The Times, 25th 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.

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and another v Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd (Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks intervening) – WLR Daily

Rhone-Poulenc Rorer International Holdings Inc and another v Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd (Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks intervening) [2007] UKHL 43

“When a reference pursuant to s 37(1)(a) of the Patents Act 1977 for joint ownership of a patent had been made and the Comptroller of Patents Designs and Trademarks was seised of the matter, an amendment so as to claim sole ownership of the patent did not amount to the making of a new or different claim which was outside the limitation period.”

WLR Daily, 24th October 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.

Somerville and others v Scottish Ministers (HM Advocate General for Scotland intervening) – WLR Daily

Somerville and others v Scottish Ministers (HM Advocate General for Scotland intervening)

“The time-limit in s 7(5) of the Human Rights Act 1998 did not apply to a claim for damages based on breach of a Convention right by a member of the Scottish Executive where the act or failure to act relied on was outside devolved competence and thus ultra vires in terms of the Scotland Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 17th October 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.

Michael Bright gets maximum seven years for Independent Insurance fraud – The Times

“Michael Bright, the founder and former chief executive of Independent Insurance, was sentenced to seven years in jail yesterday for committing fraud that helped to cause the company’s downfall.”

Full story

The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

A UK Perspective on EU Civil Justice – Impact on Domestic Dispute Resolution – Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke

A UK Perspective on EU Civil Justice – Impact on Domestic Dispute Resolution (pdf)

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls.

EU Civil Justice Day Conference, 25th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Employers face prosecution over crashes involving company car drivers – The Times

“Companies that fail to make sure that their employees drive safely face prosecution under a new campaign by police to reduce the 1,000 fatal crashes a year involving work vehicles.”

Full story

The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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