Archive for July 29th, 2008

SAS troops may be named at inquests after new ruling – Daily Telegraph

“Special Forces soldiers who die in action could be named in inquests after a coroner overturned a ruling to allow the identification of two dead troops.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2008


Molseed killer is refused appeal – BBC News

“A man who murdered a schoolgirl and dumped her body on the Yorkshire moors 30 years ago has been told he cannot appeal against his conviction.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th July 2008


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Cantrell v Wycombe District Council [2008] EWCA Civ 866 (29 July 2008)

Bailey v The Ministry of Defence & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 883 (29 July 2008)

Blyth Valley Borough Council v Persimmon Homes (North East) Ltd & Ors [2008] EWCA Civ 861 (29 July 2008)

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge & Ors (“Bainbridge 1”) [2008] EWCA Civ 885 (29 July 2008)

G, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Southwark [2008] EWCA Civ 877 (29 July 2008)

High Court (Administrative Division)

O, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1736 (Admin) (10 July 2008)

Taylor Wimpey UK, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2008] EWHC 1738 (Admin) (09 July 2008)

Sedgefield Borough Council v Crowe [2008] EWHC 1814 (Admin) (08 July 2008)

YG, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1735 (Admin) (08 July 2008)

Ashby, R (on the application of) v Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain [2008] EWHC 1739 (Admin) (07 July 2008)

Watkins-Singh, R (on the application of) v The Governing Body of Aberdare Girls’ High School & Anor [2008] EWHC 1865 (Admin) (29 July 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Underwriting Members of Lloyd’s Syndicate 980 & Ors v Sinco SA [2008] EWHC 1842 (Comm) (29 July 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Makers UK Ltd v London Borough of Camden [2008] EWHC 1836 (TCC) (25 July 2008)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2008

The Maternity and Parental Leave etc. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Education and Inspections Act 2006 (Commencement No.7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008

The Crown Office Fees Order 2008

The Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (Commencement No.2) Order 2008

The Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2008

The Trade Marks (Fees) Rules 2008

The Community Trade Mark (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Personal and Occupational Pension Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2008


Women win landmark equal pay battle – The Times

“Tens of thousands of women working for local councils and health authorities won the right to higher wages today following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling on equal pay laws.”

Full story

The Times, 29th July 2008


Patient’s sex attack carer jailed – BBC News

“A care worker has been jailed for nine years for carrying out a ‘vicious’ sex attack on an elderly patient at a nursing home.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th July 2008


Sarika Watkins-Singh wins right to wear bangle at school – The Times

“A Sikh girl who took her fight for the right to wear a religious bangle at school to the High Court has won a landmark claim for discrimination.”

Full story

The Times, 29th July 2008


July 2008