Archive for August 7th, 2009

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Communications Act 2003 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2009

The Supreme Court Fees Order 2009

The UK Border Agency (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2009

The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Rubin and another v Eurofinance SAand others – WLR Daily

Rubin and another v Eurofinance SAand others [2009] WLR (D) 282

“The Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, which gave effect to the UNCITRAL Model Law relating to cross-border insolvency, applied where the foreign bankruptcy proceedings related to a debtor which, according to English law, had no legal personality either as an individual or as a body corporate.”

WLR Daily, 6th August 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.

Catalyst Investment Group Ltd v Lewinsohn and others; Catalyst Investment Group Ltd and another v Lewinsohn and another; ARM Asset-Backed Securities SA v Lewinsohn and another – WLR Daily

Catalyst Investment Group Ltd v Lewinsohn and others; Catalyst Investment Group Ltd and another v Lewinsohn and another; ARM Asset-Backed Securities SA v Lewinsohn and another [2009] EWHC 1964 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 281

“Where corresponding proceedings were in existence between the same parties in another jurisdiction, the court had no power to grant a stay, in favour of the courts of a non-EU country, of proceedings of which the court was properly seised under art 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.”

WLR Daily, 6th August 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.

Legal Services Board seeks powers to impose huge fines on regulators – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Legal Services Board could punish the Law Society and other regulators with multi-million-pound fines if they fail to meet its regulatory objectives, under proposals published this week.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 6th August 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Justice Committee Report Calls For An ‘Overall Vision’ For Crown Prosecution Service – The Bar Council

“The Bar Council and the Criminal Bar Association welcome the publication of the House of Commons Justice Select Committee’s report on the Work of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The report, entitled The Crown Prosecution Service: Gatekeeper of the Criminal Justice System, highlights areas for attention which include consistency, the piecemeal way in which its functions are developing and the proportion of cases taken by in-house advocates.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 6th August 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Changes to the Criminal Procedure Rules – Ministry of Justice

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee has amended the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005 and the changes will come into force on 5 October 2009.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 6th August 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Miners win negligence payouts from solicitors over coal health claims – Law Society’s Gazette

“Injured miners who successfully sued their former solicitors for under-settling coal health compensation claims have won tens of thousands of pounds in settlements, it has emerged.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 6th August 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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