Archive for September 4th, 2008

Unpaid servant lived in cupboard – BBC News

“A woman who smuggled an unpaid servant into the UK and forced her to sleep in a cupboard has been jailed for two and a half years at Harrow Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Phone phishers hop on filesharing legal threats bandwagon – The Register

“Fraudsters have begun cold-calling householders to accuse them of copyright infringement online and threaten them with court action, an ISP has reported.”

Full story

The Register, 4th September 2008

Source: www.theregister.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

RL & Anor, R. v [2008] EWCA Crim 1970 (28 August 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Mohamed, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs [2008] EWHC 2100 (Admin) (29 August 2008)

High Court (Patents Court)

Zipher Ltd v Markem Systems Ltd & Anor [2008] EWHC 2078 (Pat) (01 September 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Paul Shrubsall, the arch-fixer of barristers’ clerks, finally takes a bow – The Times

“As the arch-fixer/manager/negotiator for one of the most successful commercial sets of chambers in the business, it is no surprise that Paul Shrubsall organised his own exit strategy.”

Full story

The Times, 3rd September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rhys case legal aid row resolved – BBC News

“The legal aid dispute which threatened to delay the start of the trial of a 17-year-old accused of murdering Rhys Jones in Liverpool has been settled.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Iraq dossier memos ‘must be released’ – Daily Telegraph

“Memos and emails showing how the Government’s Iraq war dossier was ‘sexed up’ must be released, the information commissioner has ordered.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R (Binyan Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2) – WLR Daily

R (Binyan Mohamed) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (2) [2008] EWHC 2100 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 300

“In performing the necessary balancing exercise in relation to public interest immunity and the exercise of the court’s discretion to order disclosure, it was incumbent on the court to have regard to the absence of a relevant consideration in the PII certificate and schedule, namely, in the light of the allegations made by the claimant, the abhorrence and condemnation accorded to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, an issue which the court considered was not addressed either expressly or implicitly.”

WLR Daily, 2nd September 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.


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