Archive for June 4th, 2008

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

HM Revenue & Customs v Epson Telford Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 576 (22 May 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Cunningham v Nokia Corporation [2008] EWHC 1174 (Ch) (09 May 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Vu, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1192 (Admin) (14 May 2008)

Bedfordshire County Council v Haslam & Anor [2008] EWHC 1070 (Admin) (15 May 2008)

Mohammed, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1206 (Admin) (15 May 2008)

Hodgson, R (on the application of) v National Policing Improvement Agency [2008] EWHC 1183 (Admin) (04 June 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Haden Young Ltd v Laing O’Rourke Midlands Ltd [2008] EWHC 1016 (TCC) (08 May 2008)

Port of Tilbury (London) Ltd v Stora Enso Transport & Distribution Ltd & Ors [2008] EWHC 992 (TCC) (07 May 2008)

Ruttle Plant Ltd v Secretary of State for Environment Food & Rural Affairs No. 2 [2008] EWHC 238 (TCC) (30 April 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Markel International Insurance Company Ltd v Surety Guarantee Consultants Ltd & Ors[2008] EWHC 1135 (Comm) (03 June 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Climbie social worker wins appeal – BBC News

“A social worker responsible for the welfare of eight-year-old Victoria Climbie has won her appeal to continue working in her role.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MTV fined £255k for offensive material – The Guardian

“Media regulator Ofcom has fined MTV £255,000 for broadcasting ‘highly offensive language and material’ pre-watershed.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court begins hearing asbestos test case – The Times

“Families of workers who have died from the fatal asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, launched a crucial High Court battle yesterday with insurers who say they are not liable to pay compensation.”

Full story

The Times, 4th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

High court shuts landbanking firm – The Guardian

“An illegal landbanking scheme which sold plots of land to investors with the promise of big profits has had its assets frozen following action by the City watchdog.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bad news for lawyers, but good news for taxpayers – The Times

“How much should big companies mitigate their tax liabilities — both legally and morally? The controversy over Tesco’s tax structuring techniques involving sale and leaseback arrangements with offshore companies highlights a practice increasingly common among large companies. The revelations triggered an outcry about the behaviour of large multinational companies; some even argued that Tesco should ignore such lawful tax planning opportunities and simply volunteer 30 per cent of its profits in corporation tax out of a sense of social responsibility.”

Full story

The Times, 4th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Law Society and LSC respond to LSCC fine – Law Society

“The Law Society and the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) have reacted to news that Legal Services Complaints Commissioner Zahida Manzoor is to levy a fine of £275,000 in relation to its complaints handling plan for 2008/09.”

Press release

Law Society, 3rd June 2008

Source: www.lawsociety.org.uk


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