Archive for February 28th, 2008

House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

Corr (Administratix of The Estate of Thomas Corr (Deceased)) v Ibc Vehicles Limited, Appellate Committee [2008] UKHL 13 (27 February 2008)

R (On The Application of M) (Fc) V London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Appellate Committee [2008] UKHL 14 (27 February 2008)


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Front Ace, Owners of the Ship v Vicky 1, Owners of the Ship [2008] EWCA Civ 101 (26 February 2008)

FK (Kenya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 119 (26 February 2008)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

W Stevenson & Sons (A Partnership)& Anor v R [2008] EWCA Crim 273 (25 February 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Telles v South West Strategic Health Authority [2008] EWHC 292 (QB) (26 February 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dartmouth Court Blackheath Ltd v Berisworth Ltd [2008] EWHC 350 (Ch) (27 February 2008)

Hanchett-Stamford v Attorney General & Ors [2008] EWHC 330 (Ch) (27 February 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Landfast (Anglia) Ltd. v Cameron Taylor One Ltd [2008] EWHC 343 (TCC) (26 February 2008)

Cantillon Ltd v Urvasco Ltd [2008] EWHC 282 (TCC) (27 February 2008)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Rent Repayment Orders (Supplementary Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Condensed Milk and Dried Milk (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Street Works (Fixed Penalty) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Social Security (Local Authority Investigations and Prosecutions) Regulations 2008

The Meat (Official Controls Charges) (England) Regulations 2008

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 5) (England) Order 2008

The Cornwall Partnership National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008

The Local Government (Non-Domestic Rating) (Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2008

The Motor Cars (Driving Instruction) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Concessionary Bus Travel (Permits)(England) Regulations 2008

The North Bristol National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008

The Dairy Produce Quotas (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Dairy Produce Quotas (General Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2008

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Business Transfer Schemes (Amendment of the Corporation Tax Acts) Order 2008

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008


Cash aid to help grandparents care for children in drug-risk families – The Guardian

“Grandparents are to be given financial support and legal backing to make it easier for them to take over the care of children with parents who are problem drug users, under government plans revealed yesterday. The package includes the government’s intention to dock the welfare benefits of unemployed problem users who fail to make contact with treatment services. Ministers intend to announce more steps linking benefit rights to completing treatment courses.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th February 2008


New strategy to stem flow of terror recruits – The Guardian

“Senior police officers have drawn up a radical strategy to stop British Muslims turning to violence which will see every area of the country mapped for its potential to produce extremists and supporters for al-Qaida. The 40-page document, marked restricted, was approved by a top-level police counter-terrorism committee on Monday, and is expected to be formally adopted within weeks.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th February 2008


No murder charge for man who killed robber – The Times

“A Lancashire shopkeeper was told today (27 February) that he will not be charged with murder after stabbing an armed robber to death with the criminal’s own knife.”

Full story

The Times, 27th February 2008


Openings aplenty but competition is fierce – The Times

“According to the experts, big City law firms are optimistic and hiring apace. But, as Clare Dight finds, rivalry for posts is high and wannabe lawyers do have other options.”

Full story

The Times, 28th February 2008


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