Archive for December 10th, 2008

Daughter wins legal battle over mother’s suicide – The Independent

“The daughter of a mentally-ill woman who walked out of a hospital and threw herself under a train has won the final round of her battle for the right to sue the local health trust for damages. ”

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The Independent, 10th December 2008


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Crouch, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Health [2008] EWCA Civ 1365 (10 December 2008)

Cream Holdings Ltd & Ors v Davenport [2008] EWCA Civ 1363 (09 December 2008)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Kitfix Swallow Group Ltd v Great Gizmos Ltd [2008] EWHC 2723 (Ch) (12 November 2008)

Ellis v Ellis [2008] EWHC 2989 (Ch) (08 December 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JP Morgan Chase Bank & Ors v Springwell Navigation Corp [2008] EWHC 2848 (Comm) (21 November 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Yoram Amsalem (t/a MRE Building Contractors) v Raivid & Anor [2008] EWHC 3028 (TCC) (09 December 2008)


Succession law changes ‘needed’ – BBC News

“A cabinet minister has called for progress to be made on ending the 300-year old legal ban on Roman Catholics succeeding to the throne.”

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BBC News, 10th December 2008


Civil Procedure Rule – Amendments – The Bar Council

“There are two new provisions which are outside the usual timetable for amendments to the CPR.”

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The Bar Council, 10th December 2008


House of Lords Judgments: What’s New?

Knowsley Housing Trust (Respondents) v White (FC) (Appellant) Honeygan-Green (Respondent) v London Borough of Islington (Appellants) Porter (FC) (Appellant) v Shepherds Bush Housing Association (Respondents) [2008] UKHL 70 (10 December 2008)

Earl Cadogan (Appellant) v Pitts and another (Respondents) and one other action Earl Cadogan and others (Appellants) v Sportelli and another (Respondents) and two other actions [2008] UKHL 71 (10 December 2008)

R (On the Application of Wellington) (FC) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Respondent) (Criminal Appeal from Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice) [2008] UKHL 72 (10 December 2008)

R v Chargot Limited (t/a Contract Services) and others (Appellants) (On appeal fromt he Court of Appeal Criminal Division) [2008] UKHL 73 (10 December 2008)

Savage (Respondent) v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Appellate) [2008] UKHL 74 (10 December 2008)


Simplification Plan 2008 – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice’s simplification plan 2008 shows our progress made since 2007 in delivering reductions in the administrative burdens that our regulations impose on businesses, charities and the voluntary sector. It also provides an update on how we have been reducing data requests and bureaucratic burdens on our own front-line staff. It sets out our future plans for delivering our promised 25% reduction by 2010 in the administrative burdens on the business and third sectors.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th December 2008


Definitive Sentencing Guidelines on theft and burglary (non-dwelling) and breach of an anti-social behaviour order – Sentencing Guidelines Council

“On 9 December 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guidelines ‘Theft and burglary in a building other than a dwelling’ and ‘Breach of an anti-social behaviour order’.”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 9th December 2008


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