Archive for June 15th, 2009

Homosexual postman wins £2,400 from Royal Mail – Daily Telegraph

“A homosexual postman who was called ‘effeminate’, ‘girly’ and ‘bitchy’ by his boss has won £2,400 from the Royal Mail for discrimination over his sexuality.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

B(J), R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1036 (14 May 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Lewis & Anor v Metropolitan Property Realisations Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 448 (12 June 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Benedetti & Anor v Sawiris & Ors [2009] EWHC 1330 (Ch) (15 June 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Motto & Ors v Trafigura Ltd & Anor [2009] EWHC 1246 (QB) (18 May 2009)

Pankhurst v White & Anor [2009] EWHC 1117 (QB) (10 June 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gabriel v Court of First Instance and Instruction No 1 of Cadiz, Spain [2009] EWHC 1282 (Admin) (03 June 2009)

Mehmet, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 1202 (Admin) (02 June 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Levicom International Holdings BV & Anor v Linklaters (a firm) [2009] EWHC 1334 (Comm) (06 May 2009)

High Court (Patents Court)

Kapur v Comptroller General of Patents [2009] EWHC 1302 (Pat) (14 May 2009)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Criminal Defence Service (Provisional Representation Orders) Regulations 2009

The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The General Teaching Council for Wales (Disciplinary Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The General Teaching Council for Wales (Functions) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The General Teaching Council for Wales (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The General Teaching Council for Wales (Additional Functions) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Education (Supply of Information) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Education (Areas to which Pupils and Students Belong) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2009

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) Regulations (No. 6) 2009

The A5117 Trunk Road (Parkgate Road Roundabout) (De-Trunking) Order 2009

The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (Foreign Travel Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2009

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Application and Issue of ID Card and Notification of Changes) Regulations 2009

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Violent Offender Orders) (Notification Requirements) Regulations 2009


UK legal industry faces loss of 10,000 lawyers – The Times

“As many as 10,000 lawyers could be out of work in the UK in the next two years as the legal business faces its worst slump in decades.”

Full story

The Times, 15th June 2009


Farmer jailed for ‘grotesque’ horse cruelty

“A man was jailed for 24 weeks today for the ‘grotesque’ neglect of more than 100 animals on his farm.”

Full story

The Independent, 12th June 2009


Divorce settlement granted after 22 years – The Times

“A woman has won £220,000 in a ground-breaking divorce settlement — 22 years after separating from her husband.”

Full story

The Times, 13th June 2009


Britain urged to allow prisoners to vote – The Guardian

“The UK has come under renewed pressure to grant prisoners the vote in time for the next election or fall foul of European human rights legislation.”

Full story

The Guardian, 12th June 2009


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