Archive for December 11th, 2008

Hartnett gets sex claim damages – BBC News

“Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett has accepted libel damages of £20,000 over allegations of a ‘sexual dalliance’ in a public area of a London hotel.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

D v Buckinghamshire County Council [2008] EWCA Civ 1372 (10 December 2008)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Anderson v Lyotier & Anor (t/a Snowbizz) [2008] EWHC 2790 (QB) (14 November 2008)

TCD v Harrow Council & Ors [2008] EWHC 3048 (QB) (10 December 2008)

High Court (Family Division)

T v B & Anor [2008] EWHC 3000 (Fam) (10 December 2008)

A B v J L B [2008] EWHC 2965 (Fam) (01 December 2008)

KSO v MJO & Ors [2008] EWHC 3031 (Fam) (08 December 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Zhang, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 3050 (Admin) (10 December 2008)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Balfour Beatty Construction Northern Ltd v Modus Corovest (Blackpool) Ltd [2008] EWHC 3029 (TCC) (04 December 2008)

J Murphy & Sons Ltd v Johnston Precast Ltd (Formerly Johnston Pipes Ltd) [2008] EWHC 3024 (TCC) (10 December 2008)

Kehr & Tucker Ltd v Astronomical Ltd [2008] EWHC 2862 (TCC) (07 November 2008)

Air Design (Kent) Ltd v Deerglen (Jersey) Ltd [2008] EWHC 3047 (TCC) (10 December 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Limited (Determination of Compensation) Order 2008

Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (Disclosure of Pupil Information) (England) Regulations 2009

The Heritable Bank plc (Determination of Compensation) Order 2008

The Bradford & Bingley plc Compensation Scheme Order 2008

The UK Borders Act 2007 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2008

The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2008

The Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

The Woolf Reforms: A singular event or an ongoing process? – Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

The Woolf Reforms: A singular event or an ongoing process?

Speech by Sir Anthony Clarke, Master of the Rolls

British Academy, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

R (Wellington) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

R (Wellington) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] UKHL 72; [2008] WLR (D) 380

“A mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without eligibility for parole imposed for two offences of murder in the first degree did not amount to inhuman or degrading punishment so that the Secretary of State had not acted unlawfully in ordering the extradition of an applicant to stand trial in the United States of America.”

WLR Daily, 10th December 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.

R v Chargot (trading as Contract Services) and others – WLR Daily

R v Chargot (trading as Contract Services) and others [2008] UKHL 73; [2008] WLR (D) 379

“When criminal proceedings were brought against an employer under ss 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 it was sufficient for the prosecution to prove merely a risk of injury arising from a state of affairs at work, and it was not necessary to identify, allege and prove specific breaches of duty by the employer. Once that was done a prima facie case of breach was established. The onus then passed to the employer to make good the defence of reasonable practicability.”

WLR Daily, 10th December 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.

Earl Cadogan and another v Sportelli and another – WLR Daily

Earl Cadogan and another v Sportelli and another [2008] UKHL 71; [2008] WLR (D) 378

“In determining the price payable by tenants for leasehold enfranchisement, landlords and freeholders generally were not entitled to ‘hope value’ as an element in the value of their interests.”

WLR Daily, 10th December 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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