Archive for November, 2007

R (Law Society) v Legal Services Commission; Dexter Montague and Partners (a firm) v Same – WLR Daily

R (Law Society) v Legal Services Commission; Dexter Montague and Partners (a firm) v Same [2007] EWCA Civ 1264 

The unilateral power of amendment given to the Legal Services Commission in its new unified contract with solicitors wishing to undertake publicly funded civil work was incompatible with the requirement of transparency in the award of contracts by public authorities.”

WLR Daily, 30th November 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.

Chandler v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Another – WLR Daily

Chandler v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Another [2007] EWCA Civ 1211

Regular payments to an absent parent which came purely out of capital were not income for the purposes of calculating liability for child maintenance. They were not “any other payments or other amounts received on a periodical basis …” for the purposes of para 15 of Sch 1 of the Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations 1992.”

WLR Daily, 30th November 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.


 

Ofcom sets two-hour deadline for mobile number porting – OUT-LAW.com

“Mobile phone networks must allow consumers moving to a rival network to take their mobile number with them and customers must be able to receive calls on that number within two hours of moving to the new network, under new rules coming into force in 2009.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 29th November 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Commercial Court)

Kazakhstan v Istil Group Inc

HLB Kidsons (a firm) v Lloyds Underwriters (Policy No 621/PKID00101) & Ors

Sanhe Hope Full Grain Oil Foods Production Co Ltd v Toepfer International Asia Pte Ltd

High Court (Patents Court)

Anning, Re Decision of Comptroller-General of Patents

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Duarte v The Black and Decker Corporation & Anor

Prince Radu of Hohenzollern v Houston & Anor

Brennan v National Westminster Bank Plc

Bell v Brown

Data disc report “in three weeks” – BBC News

“An interim report into how two discs containing the personal details of 25 million people went missing, is expected in December, the chancellor has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th November 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jain and Another v Trent Strategic Health Authority – Times Law Reports

Jain and Another v Trent Strategic Health Authority

Court of Appeal

“The risk of harm to the residents of registered homes outweighed the economic interests of the registered home proprietor.”

The Times, 30th November 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

Kensington International Ltd v Republic of Congo and Others – Times Law Reports

Kensington International Ltd v Republic of Congo and Others

Court of Appeal

“The defence of self-incrimination was not available against an order requiring disclosure of documents concerning alleged payment of bribes.”

The Times, 30th November 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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