Archive for May 8th, 2009

Devout Hindu loses cremation bid – BBC News

“A bid by a devout Hindu for the legal right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre has been rejected by the High Court in London.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK judges reopen Guantanamo case – BBC News

“The High Court has taken the unusual step of reopening a controversial judgement in the case of the former Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed.”

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BBC News, 8th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Serious Fraud Office to ask parliament to grant it new powers – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Serious Fraud Office is to ask parliament to enhance its powers to fight fraudulent companies and corrupt directors, the Gazette has learned. The investigation and prosecution agency has begun consulting privately with senior lawyers and officials before it approaches parliament later in the year. Sources close to the discussions said the SFO wants powers to fine fraudulent companies and impose deferred prosecutions, as well as ­legislation requiring companies to report frauds as soon as they are discovered.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th May 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lord Hunt outlines vision for regulation – Law Society’s Gazette

“The peer tasked by Chancery Lane with reviewing legal regulation says that only ‘minor’ adjustments to the Law Society’s internal governance may be required to yield ‘enormous benefit’ for the regulation of law firms.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th May 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority [2009] EWHC 956 (QB) (07 May 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Shashoua & Ors v Sharma [2009] EWHC 957 (Comm) (07 May 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Responsible Authorities) Order 2009

The School Admissions (Admission Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Regina (Nasseri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (Nasseri) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] UKHL 23; [2009] WLR (D) 148

The irrebuttable presumption, laid down in paras 2 and 3 of Pt 1 of Sch 3 to the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004, that a foreign national who entered the United Kingdom via Greece could be returned to Greece because Greece was a place from which he would not be sent to another state to face inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to art 3 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, was not in itself incompatible with the Convention provided there was no evidence to show that on his return to Greece he was actually at risk of being removed to another country in breach of his art 3 rights.”

WLR Daily, 8th May 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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