Archive for June 9th, 2009

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Asian Development Bank (Ninth Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund) Order 2009

The Legal Services Act 2007 (Commencement No. 5, Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2009

The FCO Services Trading Fund (Variation) Order 2009

The Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England (Specified Organisations) (England) Order 2009

The Gas and Electricity (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2009

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009

The Legislative and Regulatory Reform (Regulatory Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009

The European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2009

The Work and Families (Increase of Maximum Amount) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Shah v Ul-Haq & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 542 (09 June 2009)

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ B12 (05 June 2009)

Brent London Borough Council v Risk Management Partners Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 490 (09 June 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Webster Thompson Ltd v J G Pears (Newark) Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 1070 (Comm) (18 May 2009)

High Court (Patents Court)

Folding Attic Stairs Ltd v The Loft Stairs Company Ltd & Anor [2009] EWHC 1221 (Pat) (09 June 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Jack Straw accused of passing buck over French student murders – The Guardian

“David Scott, the chief probation officer who resigned over the murder of two French students by a convicted violent criminal and his accomplice, has launched a scathing attack on the justice secretary, Jack Straw.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Murder pleas ‘had to be dropped’ – BBC News

“Two brothers convicted of killing a bank chief expected to face a murder trial until their court case started.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Time spent in error counts towards FOI rejections, says Information Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

“An organisation is allowed to count time spent on errors in calculating when it can refuse a Freedom Of Information (FOI) Act request, the Information Tribunal has ruled.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 9th June 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Hacker ‘too fragile’ to extradite – BBC News

“A British computer hacker who targeted Nasa should be tried in the UK not the US because his mental state is so fragile, the High Court has heard.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Proposed reforms help most in need and deliver significant savings – Ministry of Justice

“Plans to divert more legal aid funds to those most in need while delivering better value for taxpayers’ money are on track following the publication of the government’s response to a consultation on Crown Court means testing and Central Funds reforms.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 8th June 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk


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