Archive for July 1st, 2008

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Civil Division)

Persimmon Homes Teesside Ltd v Lewis, R (on the application of) [2008] EWCA Civ 746 (01 July 2008)

Compton, R (on the application of) v Wiltshire Primary Care Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 749 (01 July 2008)

Spencer v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions Moore & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 750 (01 July 2008)

GO & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 747 (01 July 2008)

Leofelis SA & Anor v Lonsdale Sports Ltd & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 640 (01 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Cerascope Ltd & Anor v [2008] EWHC 1502 (Ch) (25 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Harris & Ors v The Society of Lloyd’s [2008] EWHC 1433 (Comm) (01 July 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Ex-Body Shop IT expert fined for market abuse – The Times

“The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined a former IT technician at The Body Shop, the ethical beauty retailer, for market abuse in a rare victory for the regulator over dealing on inside information.”

Full story

The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rights groups win phone tap case against Britain – Reuters

“Europe’s top rights court ruled against the government on Tuesday for intercepting telephone calls between British and Irish rights groups and their clients, violating their right to privacy.”

Full story

Reuters, 1st July 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2008

The Immigration (Registration Card) Order 2008

The Council Tax Limitation (Maximum Amounts) (England) Order 2008

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No.1 and Transitional Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Armed Forces (Service Inquiries) Regulations 2008

The Coroners (Amendment) Rules 2008

The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008

The Magnetic Toys (Safety) Regulations 2008

The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2008

The Companies Act 1985 (Annual Return) and Companies (Principal Business Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Jailed marine hose executives ordered to repay £1m – The Times

“Two businessmen jailed last month in the UK’s first price-fixing prosecution have been ordered to surrender over £1 million of assets at a confiscation hearing.”

Full story

The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Barrister jailed for £17.5m aircraft scam – The Times

“A barrister was jailed for five years today after an ‘audacious’ bid to pocket £17.5 million in VAT through the sale of four imaginary Boeing 747 engines.”

Full story

The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ruth Kelly wins fight to miss embryo Bill vote – The Times

“Gordon Brown has lost a of trial of strength with Ruth Kelly and is allowing her to miss a crucial vote to relax embryo research next week, The Times has learnt.”

Full story

The Times, 1st July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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