Archive for August 10th, 2009

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Limited Partnerships (Forms) Rules 2009

The Spring Traps Approval (Variation) (England) Order 2009

The Welfare Reform Act (Relevant Enactment) Order 2009

The Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2009

The Export of Objects of Cultural Interest (Control) (Amendment) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Baby P couple to be named – The Guardian

“The couple responsible for the death of Baby P will be publicly identified tonight after the expiry of a court order protecting their anonymity.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Workplace Parking Levy (England) Regulations 2009

The Education (School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Roche, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 1499 (07 July 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Strand Transport Services Ltd v Whitworth [2009] EWCA Civ 858 (06 August 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench)

Corus UK Ltd v Cavendish (UK) Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 2058 (QB) (07 August 2009)

Rostami, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWHC 2094 (QB) (07 August 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Wyndham v Egremont & Ors [2009] EWHC 2076 (Ch) (07 August 2009)

Swissair, Re [2009] EWHC 2099 (Ch) (06 August 2009)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Seele Austria GmbH & Co Kg v Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd [2009] EWHC 2066 (TCC) (06 August 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Shell Egypt West Manzala GmbH & Anor v Dana Gas Egypt Ltd [2009] EWHC 2097 (Comm) (07 August 2009)

Rubin & Anor v Eurofinance SA & Ors [2009] EWHC B16 (Comm) (31 July 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

100 claims companies cancelled as crackdown continues on firms who mislead the public – Ministry of Justice

“Misleading claims that debt can be written off as unenforceable, high pressure selling and cold calling in person will not be tolerated – tough message from Ministry of Justice Claims Management Regulator as 100th company cancelled.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 9th August 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Regina (E) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health – Times Law Reports

Regina (E) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health

Court of Appeal

“A policy of prohibiting smoking in the premises of an NHS trust, which had the consequence of a ban on smoking for those detained in a high security psychiatric hospital, did not violate the patients’ human rights and was lawful.”

The Times, 10th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ministers’ admission links MI5 and MI6 to ‘torture victim’ – The Independent

“Ministers have admitted the Government sent secret agents to interview a British detainee in Afghanistan, supporting allegations MI5 and MI6 officers were present while he was tortured by his American captors.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

One-stop courts to help women confront abuse – The Times

“One-stop courts to help victims of domestic violence win legal redress are to be established across the country to encourage battered women to come forward and identify their abusers.”

Full story

The Times, 9th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Speeding driver jailed for killing magistrate’s wife – Daily Telegraph

“Postman Darren Blight was jailed on Friday for mowing down and killing Susan Peters, a magistrate’s wife, while driving at twice the speed limit with traces of cannabis in his system.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gang warfare killers jailed for up to 35 years – The Independent

“Four gang members were told today they must serve minimum prison terms of up to 35 years after they were found guilty of murdering a 17-year-old youth who was gunned down outside a barber shop.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police to ignore European Court of Human Rights ruling on stored DNA – The Times

“Chief constables have been told to ignore a landmark European Court ruling and continue storing the DNA samples of innocent people.”

Full story

The Times, 8th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

A request to snoop on public every 60 secs – Daily Telegraph

“Councils, police and other public bodies are seeking access to people’s private telephone and email records almost 1,400 times a day, new figures have disclosed.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Racist bias’ blamed for disparity in police DNA database – The Guardian

“Almost one in four black children over 10 have had their profiles placed on the police DNA database. The disclosure has sparked claims from the chair of an influential parliamentary committee that the disparity with white children is undermining social integration.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Revealed: Britain’s most lenient judge – The Times

“A circuit judge who sits at Birmingham crown court has had 10 of her sentences increased on appeal, placing her top of a list of judges whose decisions have been overturned for excessive leniency.”

Full story

The Times, 9th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Extradited priest remanded in custody – The Independent

“A former Roman Catholic priest was remanded in custody today after being extradited to Britain from the United States to face allegations of sexual abuse.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prison population at record high despite early releases – Daily Telegraph

“The prison population has hit a record high despite more than 65,000 criminals being released early to ease overcrowding in the last two years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Failed banana case cost £20,000 – BBC News

“Prosecutors say they were justified in spending an estimated £20,000 on the crown court trial of a man who was acquitted of stealing a 25p banana.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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