Archive for April 8th, 2008

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

McNeill, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 553 (27 February 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mamki, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 307 (08 April 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gentoo Group Ltd & Anor v Hanratty [2008] EWHC 627 (QB) (07 April 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Mayor of London, R (on the application of) v First Secretary of State [2008] EWHC 631 (Admin) (07 April 2008)

Gargett, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Lambeth [2008] EWHC 663 (Admin) (08 April 2008)

HSMP Forum Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 664 (Admin) (08 April 2008)


Christian group mounts challenge to HFEA on hybrid embryo research – The Times

” The legality of the licences that allowed the creation of Britain’s first human-animal hybrid embryos is to be challenged by a Christian group, The Times has learnt.”

Full story

The Times, 8th April 2008


Five guilty of Kodjo gang murder – BBC News

“Five teenagers have been found guilty of killing 16-year-old schoolboy Kodjo Yenga.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th April 2008


Immigration rule change ‘illegal’ – BBC News

“The government acted unlawfully in changing immigration rules for highly skilled workers who want to stay in the UK, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2008


Search engines must delete data after six months, say watchdogs –

“Search engines must delete search logs after six months if they are to comply with data protection laws, according to a committee of EU countries’ privacy watchdogs. Google has said that the findings do not take account of commercial reality.”

Full story, 8th April 2008


Omagh bomb relatives launch action in high court – The Guardian

“The civil action by relatives of the Omagh bomb victims against the Real IRA is an attack on terrorists unprecedented anywhere in the world, the lawyer representing the families said yesterday. On the opening day of a case brought by some of the relatives of those who were killed or injured in the 1998 atrocity, Lord Brennan QC said: ‘For the first time the victims of terrorism are suing the alleged perpetrators … private citizens are confronting terrorists in our courts.'”

Full story

The Guardian, 8th April 2008


Masri v Consolidated Contractors International UK Ltd and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International UK Ltd and others (No 2) [2008] EWCA Civ 303; [2008] WLR (D) 97

“There was no reason why the court should not exercise a power to appoint a receiver by way of equitable execution over future receipts from a defined asset. Applications for the appointment of a receiver over foreign debts and ancillary orders did not constitute proceedings concerned with the enforcement of judgments within the meaning of article 22(5) of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001.”

WLR Daily, 7th April 2008


Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

April 2008