Archive for June 13th, 2008

Terror campaign postman is jailed – BBC News

“A postman who left a hoax bomb on a bridge and sent white powder in the post to leading figures, including Tony Blair, has been jailed for four years.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-workers win £2m compensation – BBC News

“Hundreds of steelworkers who lost their jobs in Newport will receive a share of nearly £2m in redundancy money.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ireland votes No to Lisbon Treaty – The Times

“Ireland has voted No to the Lisbon Treaty, plunging the European Union into a new crisis.”

Full story

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Appeal over Goth murder sentence – BBC News

“Two teenage boys jailed for life for the murder of a woman who was killed for dressing as a Goth have lodged an appeal against their sentences.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Compensation claims a step closer – BBC News

“Opportunities for consumers to take on businesses they believe have treated them unfairly and seek compensation in the courts could be stepped up.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Public Service Vehicles Accessibility (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2008

The Cardiothoracic Centre–Liverpool National Health Service Trust (Change of Name) (Establishment) Amendment Order 2008

The Public Service Vehicles (Operators’ Licences) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2008

The Taxation of Benefits under Government Pilot Schemes (Up-Front Childcare Fund) Order 2008

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Control of Business Transfers)(Requirements on Applicants)(Amendment) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Day v Haine and another – WLR Daily

Day v Haine and another [2008] EWCA Civ 626; [2008] WLR (D) 188

“Where a company had failed to comply with its statutory obligation to consult its workforce before going into liquidation and subsequently protective awards were made by an employment tribunal, the obligation had arisen before the liquidation and the protective awards were therefore contingent debts of the company within rr 12.3 and 13.12 of the Insolvency Rules 1986 and provable in the liquidation. Moreover, the failure to consult concerning collective redundancies also infringed European law which the United Kingdom was under a duty to implement and to ensure that the penalty for infringement would be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.”

WLR Daily, 12th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Kilby v Gawith – Times Law Reports

Kilby v Gawith

Court of Appeal

“In costs-only proceedings following the out-of-court settlement of a small-value road traffic claim, the court had no discretion to disallow the successful claimant a success fee provided for in the conditional fee agreement with her solicitors.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Regina v Arnold – Times Law Reports

Regina v Arnold

Courts-Martial Appeal Court

“The Courts-Martial Appeal Court had no jurisdiction to entertain an appeal by a prosecutor unless at, or before informing the court that it intended to appeal the prosecutor had agreed that the accused should be acquitted of the charge if leave to appeal was not obtained.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Regina (Wood) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis – Times Law Reports

Regina (Wood) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Queen’s Bench Division

“Taking and retaining photographs of someone engaged in a political protest or demonstration was not unlawful and did not infringe his human rights.”

The Times, 13th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Portsmouth Youth Activities Committee (A Charity) v Poppleton [2008] EWCA Civ 646 (12 June 2008)

Gibson v Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office [2008] EWCA Civ 645 (12 June 2008)

Hanoman v London Borough of Southwark [2008] EWCA Civ 624 (12 June 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

X & Anor v London Borough of Hounslow [2008] EWHC 1168 (QB) (23 May 2008)

High Court (Family Division)

Durham County Council v D & Ors [2008] EWHC 1306 (Fam) (11 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JP Morgan Chase Bank & Ors v Springwell Navigation Corporation [2008] EWHC 1186 (Comm) (27 May 2008)

High Court (Patents Court)

Alan Nuttall Ltd v Fri-Jado UK Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 1311 (Pat) (12 June 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Boy ordered to tear down treehouse over planning permission row – Daily Telegraph

“A teenage boy has been ordered to tear down his treehouse because he doesn’t have planning permission for it.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

42-day terror law faces ‘very rough ride’ in Lords – The Times

“A leading Labour critic of Gordon Brown’s 42-day terror detention plan predicted today that the legislation would have a ‘very rough ride’ in the Lords.”

Full story

The Times, 12th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

The ‘strangulation of freedoms’ that Davis will fight on – The Independent

“David Davis listed a host of controversial developments in the arena of civil liberties as the reasons for his shock resignation.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

People injured in hazardous activities only have themselves to blame, court rules – Daily Telegraph

“People who injure themselves during hazardous sporting activities can blame no one but themselves, the appeal court has ruled.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

House of Lords ‘reaches out’ into the blogosphere – The Guardian

“The House of Lords is aiming to spruce up its fusty image by launching viral videos on a YouTube channel to ‘combat outdated stereotypes of members’ and build on its first web foray Lords of the Blog.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Bangle’ supporters petition PM – BBC News

“The family of a Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle will hand in a petition to Downing Street.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drunk and disorderly children escaping prosecution – Daily Telegraph

“The number of children prosecuted for being drunk and disorderly has plunged despite a substantial increase in under-age drinking.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Killer joyrider’s ‘inadequate’ prison sentence criticised by family of victim – Daily Telegraph

“The family of a mother-of-four killed by a serial joyrider has condemned the courts after he was spared a maximum 14-year prison term and jailed for eight years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Laptop lapses which embarrassed government – The Guardian

“The revelation that top secret documents relating to al-Qaida and Iraq were left on a train is the latest in a string of recent embarrassments over data security lapses.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

O2’s bubble bursts as it loses trademark case – The Times

“O2, the British mobile operator, has lost its four-year battle with rival 3 over the use of its bubble trademark in a television advertisement.”

Full story

The Times, 12th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Freedom Of Information: Watchdog targets government and public institutions – The Independent

“The dawn of the Freedom of Information age was supposed to bring a shift in government attitudes to secrecy. So why, asks Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, has the Information Commissioner made a call for greater disclosure?”

Full story

The Independent, 13th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Podcast 56: With Carl Gardner on 42 days… – Charon QC

“Today, on the day after the government squeezed through with their proposal to extend the detention without charge period from 28 to 42 days, I talk with Carl Gardner, author of the Head of Legal blog.

We discuss: 42 days – The deals – What happens when it gets to the Lords and find time to look at what the Irish are doing with their referendum on The Lisbon Treaty.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 12th June 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.


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