Archive for April 7th, 2008

Chauffeur and paparazzi to blame for Diana death, jury finds – The Guardian

“Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed by the reckless driving of their chauffeur, Henri Paul, and the paparazzi who chased them, jurors in the inquest into their deaths decided today.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2008


Mother kept boy in wheelchair for five years – Daily Telegraph

“A mother who kept her son in a wheelchair for five years and convinced him and doctors that he could not walk has been jailed for four years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2008


Views sought on proposed changes to Criminal Procedure Rules – Ministry of Justice

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is asking for views on proposed changes to the rules on starting a criminal case in a magistrates’ court.”

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Ministry of Justice, 7th April 2008


Killer lawyer gets early release – BBC News

“A lawyer who stabbed his wife to death after she told him she was leaving him has been released after serving less than half of his sentence.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2008


Diana coroner to accept majority – BBC News

“The coroner at the inquest into Princess Diana’s death has authorised the jury to return a majority verdict.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2008


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Rochester, R v [2008] EWCA Crim 678 (04 April 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Brooker & Anor v Fisher [2008] EWCA Civ 287 (04 April 2008)

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Company SAL & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 303 (04 April 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Fashoff (UK) Ltd (t/a Moschino Forall Confezioni Spa) v Linton & Anor [2008] EWHC 537 (Ch) (19 March 2008)

Pipe & Ors v Revenue & Customs [2008] EWHC 646 (Ch) (04 April 2008)

High Court (Family Division)

London Borough of Ealing v KS & Ors [2008] EWHC 636 (Fam) (03 April 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd v The Grain Board of Iraq [2008] EWHC 612 (Comm) (01 April 2008)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources and Sums for Personal Requirements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2008

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

The Assembly Learning Grant (Further Education) Regulations 2008

The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008

The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (Designation of Vessels and Controlled Sites) Order 2008

The Charities Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2008

The Tate Gallery Board (Additional Members) Order 2008

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) Order 2008

The Local Authorities (Alcohol Disorder Zones) Regulations 2008

The Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2008

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2008

The Serious Crime Act 2007 (Amendment of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002) Order 2008

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

The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (England) Regulations 2008

The Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No. 11) (England and Wales) Order 2008

The Stroud (Parish Electoral Arrangements and Electoral Changes) Order 2008

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No. 12) Order 2008

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No. 19) Order 2008

The Police Act 1997 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2008

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Bedfordshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008

The Department for Transport (Driver Licensing and Vehicle Registration Fees) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Offender Management Act 2007 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2008

The Rail Vehicle Accessibility (B2007 Vehicles) Exemption Order 2008

The Official Statistics Order 2008


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