Archive for July 2nd, 2008

Apple core case dropped at cost of £5,000 – Daily Telegraph

“A former plumber with a heart condition who was arrested for dropping an apple core has had the case against him halted following a £5,000 investigation. ”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gurkhas lose High Court battle over pensions – The Times

“Former Gurkha soldiers today lost their High Court battle over a pensions deal with the Ministry of Defence, which they say has left them struggling to live.”

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The Times, 2nd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Views sought on magistrates’ courts and youth court trial rules – Ministry of Justice

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is seeking views on a proposal to consolidate and revise the rules about trials in magistrates’ courts.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Lancore Services Ltd v Barclays Bank plc – WLR Daily

Lancore Services Ltd v Barclays Bank plc [2008] EWHC 1264 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 214

“The implication of a temporal limitation upon the right of a merchant acquirer to withhold payment to a merchant for goods and services provided by a third party was not permissible and would go far beyond any acceptable process of implication or construction.”

WLR Daily, 1st 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.

Byrne v Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Another – Times Law Reports

Byrne v Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Another

Court of Appeal

“The procedure for making a claim to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau for compensation in respect of injury caused by an untraced driver should be subject to a limitation period no less favourable than that which applied to the commencement of proceedings by minors for personal injury in tort against a traced driver.”

The Times, 2nd July 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.

AL (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Regina (Rudi) v Same – Times Law Reports

AL (Serbia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Regina (Rudi) v Same

House of Lords

“The Home Secretary’s policy to grant indefinite leave to remain to certain families living as a unit with children and young adults was a proportionate response to particular administrative and financial problems represented by that group; accordingly, the different treatment of single young adults, who were excluded because they were parentless and childless, was justified.”

The Times, 2nd July 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.


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