Archive for April 3rd, 2008

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Lamaletie Anor v R. [2008] EWCA Crim 314 (28 February 2008)

Lawlor, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 474 (25 February 2008)

Southwell, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 490 (25 February 2008)

Taylor, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 465 (22 February 2008)

Jarvis, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 488 (22 February 2008)

SD, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 527 (18 February 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions (UK) Ltd v Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 286 (02 April 2008)

T (Children: Placement Order), Re (Rev 1) [2008] EWCA Civ 248 (19 March 2008)

B v B [2008] EWCA Civ 284 (19 March 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

De Wind v Wedge [2008] EWHC 514 (Ch) (19 March 2008)

High Court (Admiralty Division)

Pratt v Aigaion Insurance Company SA [2008] EWHC 489 (Admlty) (14 March 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd. & Anor v Erinaceous Insurance Services Ltd [2008] EWHC 520 (Comm) (01 April 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Claimants v Corby Borough Council [2008] EWHC 619 (TCC) (01 April 2008)

Multiplex Constructions (UK) Ltd v Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 569 (TCC) (19 March 2008)

Galliford Try Construction Ltd v Mott MacDonald Ltd [2008] EWHC 603 (TCC) (14 March 2008)

Edenbooth Ltd v Cre8 Developments Ltd [2008] EWHC 570 (TCC) (13 March 2008)

Collins & Ors v Drumgold & Ors [2008] EWHC 584 (TCC) (12 March 2008)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (Penalty Charge Notices, Enforcement and Adjudication) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The National Health Service Pension Scheme (Correction to Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Trustees for the Hammersmith Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008

The Trustees for the St Mary’s National Health Service Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2008

The National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Amendment Regulations 2008

The Bede Sixth Form College, Billingham (Dissolution) Order 2008

The Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (virt-x Exchange Limited) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2008

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Levies) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2008

The Local Involvement Networks (Duty of Services-Providers to Allow Entry) Regulations 2008

The Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board (Prescribed Day) Order 2008


Police ‘justified’ in killing man – BBC News

“A man shot dead by police as he brandished a sword was justifiably killed, an inquest jury has ruled.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd April 2008


Smith launches UK Border Agency – The Guardian

“The new customs and immigration body, the UK Border Agency, was officially launched by the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd April 2008


Met ‘let down’ victim killed by her family – The Guardian

“Two Metropolitan Police officers are to face disciplinary proceedings over their treatment of a young woman who was tortured and murdered in a so-called ‘honour killing’ case after the police watchdog concluded yesterday she had been ‘let down’ by them.”

Full story

The Guardian, 3rd April 2008


Westminster City Council v IC and Others – Times Law Reports

Westminster City Council v IC and Others

Court of Appeal

“A judge did not have jurisdiction to make a declaration that a marriage based on lack of consent was not valid under English law, since such a marriage was voidable and not void ab intitio; the judge should have declared that the marriage was not recognised as a valid marriage in this jurisdiction.”

The Times, 3rd April 2008


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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