Archive for May 19th, 2009

Life term for Chinese pair murder – BBC News

“An illegal immigrant who murdered a Chinese couple in Newcastle has been jailed for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bolsover District Council v Dennis Rye Ltd – Times Law Reports

Bolsover District Council v Dennis Rye Ltd

Court of Appeal

“A judge hearing a winding-up petition against a company, when faced with a cross-claim by the company against the petitioner, had to consider only whether the evidence before him was sufficient to satisfy him that the company’s cross-claim was not merely arguable but was genuine and serious, and not whether the company should have previously taken action on the cross-claim unless it had a good reason for not doing so.”

The Times, 19th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Victim Personal Statements; Pleas of Guilty in the Crown Court; Forms) – Times Law Reports

Practice Direction (Criminal proceedings: Victim personal statements; Pleas of guilty in the crown court; forms)

“Amended provisions concerning the practice in criminal proceedings in relation to victim personal statements, pleas of guilty in the crown court and forms would come into force with immediate effect.”

The Times, May 19th 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cab driver’s sex victims to sue – BBC News

“Victims of a taxi driver who sexually assaulted five female passengers in London and raped one are preparing a legal claim for damages against him.”

Full story

BBC News, 19th May 2009

Source: www.bb.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Berghoff Trading Ltd & Ors v Swinbrook Developments Ltd & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 413 (19 May 2009)

Napier & Anor v Pressdram Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 443 (19 May 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Eagles & Anor v Minister for the Environment Sustainability and Housing, Welsh Assembly Government & Anor [2009] EWHC 1028 (Admin) (18 May 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

‘Discipline’ father’s crop attack – BBC News

“A father who horsewhipped his three children for discipline and to stop them ‘going off the rails’ has been jailed at Cardiff Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex offender complaint is upheld – BBC News

“The police watchdog has upheld a complaint about a police force’s management of a sex offender.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th May 2009

Source:  http://www.bbc.co.uk


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