Archive for July 14th, 2008

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The North Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (Change of Name) Order 2008

The Trade Marks Rules 2008

The Trade in Goods (Categories of Controlled Goods) Order 2008

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2008

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) (European Central Counterparty Limited and the Turquoise Multilateral Trading Facility) Regulations 2008

The Competition Act 1998 (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2008


Information Commissioner calls for new powers and ban on electoral roll sale –

“The Information Commissioner has repeated his call for more powers to protect personal data and has said that local authorities should not be selling the electoral roll to marketers.”

Full story, 14th July 2008


Actor loses court battle over £2.3m estate of mother’s lesbian lover – The Guardian

“An actor today lost a high court challenge over the £2.3m estate of a distinguished sculptor who had a 50-year lesbian relationship with her mother.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th July 2008


Top 30 firms record 93 per cent PEP rise since turn of century – The Lawyer

“The average profit per equity partner (PEP) of the UK’s top 30 law firms has grown by 92.7 per cent to £764,900 since the turn of the century.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 14th July 2008


Magdalene Bayim-Adomako: ‘There are not many black lawyers in the City’ – The Times

“The co-head of White & Case’s banking practice says that, for her, becoming a solicitor felt ‘normal'”

Full story

The Times, 14th July 2008


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

The Serious Fraud Office v Lexi Holdings Plc [2008] EWCA Crim 1443 (10 July 2008)

Rahman & Anor v R [2008] EWCA Crim 1465 (08 July 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Faarah, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Southwark [2008] EWCA Civ 807 (11 July 2008)

McGuane v Welch [2008] EWCA Civ 785 (11 July 2008)

HB v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 806 (11 July 2008)

Roberts v Gill & Co & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 803 (11 July 2008)

ING Lease (UK) Ltd v Harwood [2008] EWCA Civ 786 (09 July 2008)

Zambia v Meer Care & Desai (a firm) & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 754 (09 July 2008)

Bhatt Murphy (a firm), R (on the application of) v The Independent Assessor [2008] EWCA Civ 755 (09 July 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Croftcall Ltd v Morgan & Anor [2008] EWHC 1622 (Ch) (11 July 2008)

Bank of New York v Montana Board of Investments & Anor [2008] EWHC 1594 (Ch) (10 July 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

K & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2008] EWHC 1598 (Admin) (24 June 2008)

Min & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1604 (Admin) (25 June 2008)

Barnett v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2008] EWHC 1601 (Admin) (20 June 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Greene Wood & McLean v Templeton Insurance Ltd [2008] EWHC 1593 (Comm) (10 July 2008)

High Court (Admiralty Division)

Voutakos, Re the Owners of the vessel v Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd [2008] EWHC 1581 (Admlty) (10 July 2008)


Serious Fraud Office v Lexi Holdings plc (in Administration) and M – WLR Daily

Serious Fraud Office v Lexi Holdings plc (in Administration) and M [2008] EWCA Crim 1443; [2008] WLR (D) 235

A restraint order should not be varied so as to allow for the payment of a debt to an unsecured creditor unless there was no conflict with the object of satisfying any confiscation order that had been or might be made.”

WLR Daily, 11th July 2008


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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