Archive for August 18th, 2008

Stelios takes easyJet to court over branding – The Times

” Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is taking easyJet, the airline that he founded, to the High Court to try to limit its ability to make money from activities that may clash with his other ventures. The surprising spat between the budget carrier and its founder stunned the City yesterday and threatens to limit the airline’s ability to raise revenues.”

Full story

The Times, 18th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R v K – WLR Daily

R v K [2008] EWCA Crim 1900; [2008] WLR (D) 294

“A person called to the Bar who had not found a place in chambers but fell within para 206.1 of the Code of Conduct was not thereby ‘authorised’ by the Bar Council to practise as a member of the profession whose members the Bar Council regulated for purposes of s 84 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999; accordingly he was apt to be prosecuted for providing immigration advice or immigration services contrary to ss 84 and 91 of the 1999 Act.”

WLR Daily, 15th August 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.

Cobbe v Yeoman’s Row Management Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Cobbe v Yeoman’s Row Management Ltd and another [2008] UKHL 55; [2008] WLR (D) 293

“A claimant who had entered into an oral agreement with the defendants in respect of the redevelopment of a property had no claim against them in proprietary estoppel or constructive trust based on their unconscionable withdrawal from the agreement, but was entitled to a quantum meruit in respect of money and services which he had provided.”

WLR Daily, 15th August 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICRL series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Roberts v Gill & Co (a Firm) and Another – Times Law Reports

Roberts v Gill & Co (a Firm) and Another

Court of Appeal

“When the court gave permission for a personal claim, brought by a beneficiary of an estate in his personal capacity, to be continued as a derivative claim on behalf of the estate, the personal representative or administrator had to be joined as a party to those proceedings.”

The Times, 18th 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.

Serious Fraud Office v Lexi Holdings plc (in Administration) and Another – The Times

Serious Fraud Office v Lexi Holdings plc (in Administration) and Another

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A restraint order should not be varied to allow for the payment of a debt to an unsecured creditor.”

The Times, 18th 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.

Law change ‘is Rachel’s legacy’ – BBC News

“The father of a 19-year-old woman who died in a motorway crash welcomes a change in the law which comes into force on Monday to jail careless drivers.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

K, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1900 (14 August 2008)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v TB (Jamaica) [2008] EWCA Civ 977 (14 August 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Rideh v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 2019 (Admin) (15 August 2008)

Beckett v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 2002 (Admin) (15 August 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

CJP Builders Ltd v William Verry Ltd [2008] EWHC 2025 (TCC) (15 August 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Head of Met had his rival bugged – The Times

“Britain’s most senior Asian policeman was illegally bugged and spied on in a clandestine operation sanctioned by Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan police commissioner, according to leaked Scotland Yard documents.”

Full story

The Times, 17th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No.2) Order 2008

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2008

The Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2008

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 5) (Wales) Order 2008

The School Curriculum in Wales (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2008

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (City and County of Swansea) Designation Order 2008

The School Budget Shares (Prescribed Purposes and Consequential Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Solicitor quizzed over £30m fraud – The Times

“A solicitor is being questioned by the legal profession’s watchdog as part of an investigation into a huge fraud allegedly involving one of Britain’s biggest property-law firms.”

Full story

The Times, 17th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Moors murderer Ian Brady bemoans detention treatment – The Guardian

“The Moors murderer Ian Brady has complained about low wages and poor treatment at the top-security hospital where he is held, in a wide-ranging letter in which he also claims that people do not feel safe walking the streets.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cohabiting couples’ rights alert – BBC News

“A campaign has been launched to stress to cohabiting partners that they do not have the same rights as married couples if they separate or one of them dies.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rhys Jones murder trial ‘threatened by legal aid reforms’ – Daily Telegraph

“The trial of a teenager accused of murdering 11 year old Rhys Jones in Liverpool might not go ahead because he cannot get legal aid, it was claimed last night.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK ‘fails to prevent sex tourism’ – BBC News

“The government is ‘turning a blind eye’ to British sex tourists and failing to prevent abuse despite having laws in place for 10 years, claims a charity.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Freed prisoners ‘breach bail to deal drugs back in jail’ – The Guardian

“Prisoners freed under the government’s controversial early release scheme are deliberately breaching their licences so they can return to jail to deal in drugs, according to probation staff.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Abortion does not harm mental health, says study – The Times

“Women do not put their mental health at risk by having an abortion, according to an authoritative study that will undermine the campaign to tighten the UK’s abortion laws.”

Full story

The Times, 18th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Guide to Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008 – Ministry of Justice

“Details of changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules which come into force on 6 October 2008.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 15th August 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Man jailed over mini-moto death – BBC News

“A man has been jailed for four years for causing the death of his three-year-old stepdaughter in a mini motorbike accident in Lincolnshire.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Domestic violence laws fail to increase convictions – The Independent

“Labour’s flagship reforms to protect women from domestic violence have failed to increase criminal convictions, a government study has found.”

Full story

The Independent, 16th August 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Tougher lap dance licensing urged – BBC News

“Councils are powerless to stop the spread of lap dancing clubs and licensing laws need to be tightened up, the government has been urged.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th August 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teachers fear hidden CCTV cameras in schools – Daily Telegraph

“Almost a quarter of teachers are worried about ‘hidden’ surveillance cameras in their schools, according to research published by a teachers union, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Children on DNA database ‘built by stealth’ – The Guardian

“The government was yesterday accused of building a national DNA database by stealth after the Home Office admitted that it had kept DNA profiles of almost 40,000 children tested by police.”

Full story

The Guardian, 16th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Surge in repossession orders clogging up the courts – The Times

“Courts are having to delay adoption hearings and personal injury claims to deal with a surge in mortgage repossessions.”

Full story

The Times, 16th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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