Archive for March 18th, 2009

Attorney-General boosts fraud-busting powers – The Times

“Judges will have new powers to bar convicted fraudsters from professsional practice including financial services, legal services and real estate under new anti-fraud measures announced by the Attorney-General today.”

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The Times, 18th March 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Balshaw v Crown Prosecution Service [2009] EWCA Crim 470 (18 March 2009)

Harvey v R. [2009] EWCA Crim 469 (18 March 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor v Bleaklow Industries Ltd & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 206 (18 March 2009)

Associated British Ports v Ferryways NV & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 189 (18 March 2009)

Al-Sirri v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 222 (18 March 2009)

Momson v Azeez [2009] EWCA Civ 202 (18 March 2009)

T (A Child), Re [2009] EWCA Civ 121 (04 March 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Grender & Ors v Dresden & Ors [2009] EWHC 500 (Ch) (18 March 2009)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Workmen’s Compensation (Supplementation) (Amendment) Scheme 2009

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order 2009

The Electricity and Gas Appeals (Designation and Exclusion) Order 2009

The Social Security (Additional Class 3 National Insurance Contributions) Amendment Regulations 2009

The Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) (Amendment) Rules 2009

The Family Proceedings (Amendment) Rules 2009

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (City of Newcastle upon Tyne) Designation Order 2009

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009

The Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) (Amendment) Order 2009

The County of the Isle of Anglesey (Holyhead, Trearddur, Cwm Cadnant, Penmynydd, Pentraeth and Llanfair-Mathafarn-Eithaf Communities) Order 2009


Dinner lady injured by running schoolboy seeks damages in ‘cotton wool culture’ case – Daily Telegraph

“A dinner lady who suffered serious injuries when a schoolboy ran into her is seeking substantial damages in a case that could worsen Britain’s ‘cotton wool culture’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2009


Intelligence services’ interrogation rules banning torture to be published – The Guardian

“The rules that determine how MI5 and MI6 are allowed to interrogate suspects, including strict guidance banning the use of torture, will be published for the first time, Gordon Brown said today.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2009


£60,000 awarded to terror suspect – BBC News

“The Metropolitan Police have agreed to pay £60,000 damages to a man arrested during an anti-terror raid.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2009


New questions over torture policy – BBC News

“The treatment of Binyam Mohamed has raised questions about the ‘policy and procedures’ of Britain’s intelligence agencies, a committee says.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2009


March 2009