Archive for April 10th, 2008

SFO ‘acted unlawfully’ by dropping BAE probe – The Times

“The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) ‘acted unlawfully’ when it dropped an investigation into bribery and corruption in arms deals between BAE systems, Europe’s largest defence company, and Saudi Arabia, the High Court ruled today.”

Full story

The Times, 10th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

MA (Palestinian Territories) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 304 (09 April 2008)

SS (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 310 (10 April 2008)

Arriva Trains Northern Ltd v Eaglen [2008] EWCA Civ 352 (10 April 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ahsan, R (on the application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions & Anor [2008] EWHC 666 (Admin) (10 April 2008)

Corner House Research & Campaign Against Arms Trade, R (on the application of) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office & Anor [2008] EWHC 714 (Admin) (10 April 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

TV presenter wins damages for affair reports – The Independent

“GMTV presenter Kate Garraway accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages today over allegations that she betrayed her husband by having an affair with Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton Du Beke.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th April 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

One lord leaping on the government’s IT flaws – The Guardian

“Lord Erroll, Secretary to the All Party Internet Group in the Lords, is a leading light in the movement to protect our security online.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th April 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Measures) (Penalty Notices) Order 2008

The Childcare (Supply and Disclosure of Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Extended Payments) Amendment Regulations 2008

The River Humber (Upper Burcom Tidal Stream Generator) Order 2008

The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons)(Amendment) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Attorney General Reference Nos 1 & 6 of 2008 [2008] EWCA Crim 677 (04 March 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Whitehead v Searle [2008] EWCA Civ B1 (temporary reference) (04 April 2008)

Gopakumar v General Medical Council [2008] EWCA Civ 309 (09 April 2008)

Monro v HM Revenue & Customs [2008] EWCA Civ 306 (09 April 2008)

Othman (Jordan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 290 (09 April 2008)

Midlands Co-Operative Society Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs [2008] EWCA Civ 305 (09 April 2008)

AS & DD (Libya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 289 (09 April 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd v Baskan Gida Sanayi VE Pazarlama AS & Ors [2008] EWHC 659 (Ch) (09 April 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Meisels v Lichtman & Anor [2008] EWHC 661 (QB) (09 April 2008)

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2008] EWHC 687 (QB) (09 April 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v AF [2008] EWHC 689 (Admin) (09 April 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Enterprise Managed Services Ltd v East Midland Contracting Ltd [2008] EWHC B3 (TCC) (27 March 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

NHS migrant rules face legal bid – BBC News

“Rules banning some migrants in England from NHS treatment are to be challenged in the High Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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