Archive for August 7th, 2008

Drink-drive death total drops 18% – BBC News

“The number of people killed by drinking and driving has fallen by almost a fifth, government statistics reveal.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The International Development Association (Fifteenth Replenishment) Order 2008

The African Development Fund (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2008

The International Development Association (Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative) (Amendment) Order 2008

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008

The Concessionary Bus Travel (Permits)(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Children Act 2004 (Commencement No 8) (Wales) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Shabir v R. [2008] EWCA Crim 1809 (31 July 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

St Helens Borough Council v Manchester Primary Care Trust & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 931 (06 August 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Whirlpool Corporation & Ors v Kenwood Ltd [2008] EWHC 1930 (Ch) (04 August 2008)

HM Revenue & Customs v Xicom Systems Ltd [2008] EWHC 1945 (Ch) (04 August 2008)

Hodsoll & Anor v Hon Louisa-Jane Hanbury [2008] EWHC 1970 (Ch) (06 August 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Richardson v Russell [2008] EWHC 1708 (QB) (06 August 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Gallagher (Valuation Officer) v Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Times Law Reports

Gallagher (Valuation Officer) v Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

House of Lords

“A Mormon Temple, which was open only to Mormons in good standing, was not a place of public religious worship within the meaning of paragraph 11(1)(a) of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and was thus not exempt from the rating list.”

The Times, 7th August 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.

Regina v Hills; Regina v Pomfret; Regina v Davies – Times Law Reports

Regina v Hills; Regina v Pomfret; Regina v Davies

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A consecutive prison sentence could be added to a life sentence where the circumstances warranted it.”

The Times, 7th August 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.

Going for gold: how lawyers will claim their Olympic prizes – The Times

“It may sound heretical to those who believe that the greatest show on Earth is about nothing other than sport, pure and simple, but without lawyers the Beijing Olympic Games would not exist. So, too, the array of other well-publicised sporting events that we devour — whether through television, newspapers or the internet — as if manna from heaven.”

Full story

The Times, 7th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Taylor Wessing sues US firm for ‘poaching’ partners – The Times

“Taylor Wessing, the City law firm, has sued an American rival for $5 million (£2.6 million) for allegedly illegally poaching several partners from its Paris office.”

Full story

The Times, 6th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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