Archive for August 27th, 2009

Specialist court helps victims of domestic violence – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Minister Bridget Prentice has met with specially-trained domestic violence legal advisers and magistrates at Grays Magistrates’ Court to congratulate them on their work helping the victims of domestic violence.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th August 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Gay ex-soldier angry at pay-outs – BBC News

“A lesbian ex-soldier who won £187,000 damages after being sexually harassed has said she is ‘disgusted’ by lower payments given to injured personnel.”

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BBC News, 27th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Six years for man who battered pensioner to death – The Independent

“A man who battered a pensioner to death after an argument at a bus stop was today found guilty of manslaughter and jailed for six years.”

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The Independent, 27th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ex-peers ‘blocked from being MPs’ – BBC News

“Jack Straw is to amend plans allowing life peers to resign from the House of Lords, to stop them standing as an MP for up to five years, it is reported.”

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BBC News, 27th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration)(No 2) – WLR Daily

In re Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (in administration)(No 2) [2009] EWHC 2141 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 287

“The court had no jurisdiction under Pt 26 of the Companies Act 2006 to sanction, so as to make binding on dissentients, a scheme of arrangement which had as its purpose the distribution of property held by a company on trust.”

WLR Daily, 26th August 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case is fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina v I (C) and others – WLR Daily

Regina v I (C) and others; [2009] WLR (D) 286

“A judge who had conducted the case management of a long or complex case, whether or not as a preparatory hearing, had to conduct the trial in that case unless there were sufficiently compelling cause to depart from that rule.”

WLR Daily, 26th 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.

Class actions: why are we waiting? – The Times

“When is a class action not a class action? When it’s a collective redress scheme or a representative action or basically anything that does not sound like loony American litigation.”

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The Times, 27th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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