Archive for March 9th, 2009

Law firms from 21 countries meet to plot case against Bernard Madoff – The Times

“A global coalition of law firms representing victims of Bernard Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme will today meet to plot their case against the fund manager.”

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The Times, 9th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Vulnerable women and children bear brunt of cuts in family justice system – The Bar Council

“Expert family barristers are being driven away from their work to represent the interests of vulnerable women and children as a result of repeated cuts in legal aid pay, a new report says.”

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The Bar Council, 9th March 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org

Ending violence against women and girls – your voice counts – Home Office

“The largest ever cross-government public consultation to tackle violence against women and girls was launched today by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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Home Office, 9th March 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

The impact of bad character provisions on the courts – Ministry of Justice

“This report provides evidence from six court centres over eight months in 2006 on the use of applications to admit bad character evidence in criminal cases. This provision was introduced as part of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and was designed to allow evidence of a defendant’s bad character to play a greater part in the prosecution of cases.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th March 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Man Financial ‘overstated value of account by millions’ – The Times

“Man Financial, the City brokerage, deliberately overstated the value of a customer trading account by millions of pounds in a systematic ‘fraud’, the High Court will hear today. ”

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The Times, 9th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

JD Wetherspoon plc v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

JD Wetherspoon plc v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Case C-302/07); [2009] WLR(D) 84

“Traders who priced individual goods on a VAT-inclusive basis were not entitled to claim the same right to round down VAT for each transaction that was granted to traders who priced goods exclusive of VAT and added VAT at the moment of invoicing.”

WLR Daily, 6th March 2009

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.

Liverpool City Council v Doran (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) – WLR Daily

Liverpool City Council v Doran (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening) [2009] EWCA Civ 146; [2009] WLR (D) 83

“There was no conflict between the propositions (1) that there was no formula setting out the factors which could be relied upon by a licensee in support of an argument that the decision of a local authority, operating a site under the provision of the Caravan Sites Act 1968, to serve a notice to quit was one which no reasonable council would have taken, and (2) that the question whether the council’s decision was one which no reasonable person would have made was to be decided by applying public law principles as they would have been developed at common law, and not through the lens of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

WLR Daily, 6th March 2009

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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