Archive for April 18th, 2008

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Newman, R v [2008] EWCA Crim 816 (18 April 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mills v Birchall & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 385 (18 April 2008)

Oxford Legal Group Ltd v Sibbasbridge Services Plc & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 387 (18 April 2008)

Morgan v UPS Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 375 (17 April 2008)

Strachey v Ramage [2008] EWCA Civ 384 (18 April 2008)

Bonham & Anor v Fishwick & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 373 (16 April 2008)

Abbey Mine Ltd v Coal Authority & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 353 (16 April 2008)

Dunn v Parole Board [2008] EWCA Civ 374 (16 April 2008)

Black, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 359 (15 April 2008)

A v Essex County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 364 (16 April 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Supperstone v Hurst & Anor [2008] EWHC 735 (Ch) (16 April 2008)

Frost v Clarke [2008] EWHC 742 (Ch) (14 April 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Goodall v Peak District National Park Authority [2008] EWHC 734 (Admin) (04 April 2008)

B, Re [2008] EWHC 690 (Admin) (11 April 2008)

Varma v General Medical Council [2008] EWHC 753 (Admin) (16 April 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

IPCO (Nigeria) Ltd. v Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [2008] EWHC 797 (Comm) (17 April 2008)

High Court (Patents Court)

Kapur v Comptroller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks [2008] EWHC 649 (Pat) (10 April 2008)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2008

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Criteria) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2008

The Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (England) Regulations 2008


Muslim preacher Abu Izzadeen jailed for four and a half years – Daily Telegraph

“Abu Izzadeen, an al-Qa’eda disciple who once heckled John Reid, has been jailed for four and a half years for terrorism offences.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2008


Psychics foresee big trouble over new laws – Reuters

“Fortune-tellers, mediums and spiritual healers will march on Downing Street on Friday to protest against new laws they fear will lead to them being ‘persecuted and prosecuted’.”

Full story

Reuters, 18th April 2008


Justice Smith reprimanded after OJC verdict – Legal Week

“Mr Justice Peter Smith has been found guilty of misconduct by the Office for Judicial Complaints (OJC) after refusing to stand down from a case over which he was presiding.”

Full story

Legal Week, 18th April 2008


House of Lords Judgments – What’s New?

R (on the application of Edwards and another) v Environment Agency and others

Principal and Fellows of Newnham College in the University of Cambridge (Respondents) v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Simmers (Respondent) v Innes (Appellant) (Scotland)


R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 359; [2008] WLR (D) 114

“S 35(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, giving the Secretary of State power to override a Parole Board recommendation for the release on parole of a prisoner serving a sentence of more than 15 years, was not compatible with art 5(4) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 17th April 2008


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

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