Archive for September 23rd, 2008

Activists plan day of protest against software patents – OUT-LAW.com

“Activists have declared tomorrow ‘Stop Software Patents Day’. The day is being held on the fifth anniversary of a European Parliament decision to limit patent law in a way that campaigners say benefited small software developers.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Leisure Pass Group Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs [2008] EWHC 2158 (Ch) (11 September 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bovale Ltd v Secretary of State for the Communities & Local Government & Anor [2008] EWHC 2143 (Admin) (01 September 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Coal Authority v Davidson & Anor [2008] EWHC 2180 (TCC) (09 September 2008)

Mylcrist Builders Ltd v Buck [2008] EWHC 2172 (TCC) (19 September 2008)

Biffa Waste Services Ltd & Anor v Maschinenfabrik Ernst Hese GMBH & Ors [2008] EWHC 2210 (TCC) (19 September 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

FSA insider dealing cases proceed – The Times

“The prosecutions of a former Cazenove partner and a father and son accused of insider dealing by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) will proceed to trial after an attempt to have the cases dismissed failed.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jack Straw takes lawyers to task for their fees – The Times

“Jack Straw has opened a ‘new front for reform’ – as the Labour Party press release put it – with a blistering attack on the fees charged by lawyers under ‘no win, no fee’ cases.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Setback in retirement age battle – BBC News

“A challenge to the right of employers to make people retire at 65 has been rejected by a European court adviser.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driving instructor who posed as pupils jailed – Daily Telegraph

“A driving instructor who posed as his pupils to take their driving tests for them has been jailed for eight months.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Is English law related to Muslim law? – BBC News Magazine

“In London’s historic Inns of Court, barristers practise law in the shadow of the distinctive medieval Temple Church. But does English law really owe a debt to Muslim law?”

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BBC News Magazine, 23rd September 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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