Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Bar Council and Law Society renew warning to Peers over Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council, which represents over 15,000 barristers in England and Wales, has today urged members of the House of Lords to amend further a key provision of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill, which is currently being considered in the Upper House.”

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The Bar Council, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

New arrangements for governance, resourcing and operation of courts – Ministry of Justice

“The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice have made a joint statement on a new partnership for the operation of Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS).”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st April 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Related link: Her Majesty’s Court Service Framework Document (PDF)

CPS announces the roll out of two key justice initiatives – Crown Prosecution Service

“The national roll-out of two new initiatives – pre-trial interviews with witnesses and conditional cautions – has now been completed across England and Wales.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st April 2008

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Shepherds Bush Housing Association v Porter – Times Law Reports

Shepherds Bush Housing Association v Porter

Court of Appeal

“A tolerated trespasser could not seek the discretion of the court to revise a possession order made under the Housing Act 1985 suspended on terms, or to vary the terms, or to extend time to comply with the terms.”

The Times, 2nd April 2008

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.

Lambeth London Borough Council v TK and Another – Times Law Reports

Lambeth London Borough Council v TK and Another

Court of Appeal

“When, in family proceedings, a court had made a direction under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 that a local authority should investigate the circumstances of a person claiming to be a child and, in response, the local authority concluded that the person was not a child, the court had power to order a fact-finding hearing to determine the issue.”

The Times, 2nd April 2008

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.

M. and J. Polymers Ltd v Imerys Minerals Ltd – Times Law Reports

M. and J. Polymers Ltd v Imerys Minerals Ltd

Queen’s Bench Division

“A take-or-pay clause in a supply contract could, as a matter of principle, amount to a penalty.”

The Times, 2nd April 2008

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.

Cabinet split emerges over 42 day detention – The Guardian

“The first signs of a high-level Cabinet split over proposals to extend suspects’ detention to 42 days emerged yesterday as the government faced criticism from Labour backbenchers. Gordon Brown has been counselled by senior colleagues that there is no real need to push ahead with the extension, adding to the pressure from leading figures in the judiciary, including the director of public prosecutions, Sir Ken Macdonald.”

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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