Archive for July, 2008

Daily Cause List, 1st August 2008

Friday 1st August 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible

31,500 prisoners released early – BBC News

“More than 31,500 criminals were freed early in England and Wales in the first year of a scheme to free up overcrowded jails, official figures show.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Mitchell v Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office & Anor [2008] EWCA Crim 1741 (30 July 2008)

S & Ors, R v [2008] EWCA Crim 1636 (4 July 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Lifely v Lifely [2008] EWCA Civ 904 (30 July 2008)

KH (Sudan) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 887 (30 July 2008)

Donaldson v O’Sullivan [2008] EWCA Civ 879 (30 July 2008)

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection v Home Office & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 870 (30 July 2008)

Hedrich & Anor v Standard Bank London Ltd & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 905 (30 July 2008)

Birmingham City Council v Lee [2008] EWCA Civ 891 (30 July 2008)

NF (Ghana) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 906 (30 July 2008)

LS (Uzbekistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 909 (30 July 2008)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Basi & Anor v London Borough of Redbridge [2008] EWHC 1699 (Admin) (16 July 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Ace Capital Ltd v CMS Energy Corporation [2008] EWHC 1843 (Comm) (30 July 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Constitution reforms ‘need work’ – BBC News

“Ministers need to think more about plans to reform the UK constitution before they are ready to become law, MPs and peers have said.”

Full story

BBC News, 31st July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R (Securiplan plc) v Security Industry Authority – WLR Daily

R (Securiplan plc) v Security Industry Authority [2008] EWHC 1762 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 271

“Despite the absence of any express powers under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the Security Industry Authority, the body established under the 2001 Act to carry out licensing, monitoring and inspection functions, had power to prosecute alleged offences under that Act.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 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.

Bailey (by her father and litigation friend) v Ministry of Defence and another – WLR Daily

Bailey (by her father and litigation friend) v Ministry of Defence and another [2008] EWCA Civ 883

“Where medical science could not establish the probability that ‘but for’ an act of negligence an injury would not have happened, but could establish that the contribution of the negligent cause was more than negligible, the ‘but for’ test was modified and the claimant would succeed.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 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.

Cantrell v Wycombe District Council – WLR Daily

Cantrell v Wycombe District Council [2008] EWCA Civ 866; [2008] WLR (D) 269

“A positive convenant could not be enforced against the successor in title of the covenantor in common law even though the agreement had been made with express reference to s 609 of the Housing Act 1985 to disapply the common law prohibition. Parliament had not intended s 609 to displace the common law.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 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.


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