Archive for August 12th, 2009

Young Brits are confused about legality of file-sharing – OUT-LAW.com

“Young people continue to download as much copyright-infringing music as ever and are still confused about their liability for copyright infringement, a study of their music habits has found.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Court threat to offshore accounts as taxman does deal with Liechtenstein – The Times

“Some of the richest people in the UK will find out today if the taxman will be allowed access to details of their secret offshore accounts.”

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The Times, 12th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bluebrook Ltd, Re [2009] EWHC 2114 (Ch) (11 August 2009)

Wall v Collins & Jennifer Collins [2009] EWHC 2100 (Ch) (11 August 2009)

High Court (Family Division)

GC v LD & Ors [2009] EWHC 1942 (Fam) (24 July 2009)

High Court (Technology and Constructions Court)

Camillin Denny Architects Ltd v Adelaide Jones & Co Ltd [2009] EWHC 2110 (TCC) (11 August 2009)

Corby Group Litigation v Corby District Council (Costs) [2009] EWHC 2109 (TCC) (11 August 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Channel Tunnel (International Arrangements) (Amendment) Order 2009

The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Companies, Overseas Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships) Regulations 2009

The Criminal Defence Service (General) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Fisher v Brooker and Others – Times Law Reports

Fisher v Brooker and Others

House of Lords

“A delay of almost 40 years in claiming a share of the copyright in a musical work, could not be defeated by the equitable doctrines of estoppel or laches when the defendants had suffered no detriment from the claimant’s delay and, on the contrary, had derived a financial benefit which far outweighed any detriment which might have resulted from the delay.”

The Times, 12th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

High Court allows evidence of ‘without prejudice’ exchanges to aid interpretation – OUT-LAW.com

“Evidence of negotiations that were conducted on a ‘without prejudice’ basis can be admitted in court proceedings to aid the interpretation of a settlement agreement, a High Court judge has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

MoD facing legal action over pair held without charge in Afghan jail – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence faces legal action over its refusal to identify two men handed over by British troops in Iraq to American forces who subsequently transferred them to the infamous ‘dark prison’ at Bagram in Afghanistan.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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