Archive for September 29th, 2009

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Fosh v Cardiff University [2009] EWCA Civ 940 (29 September 2009)

High Court (Administrative Division)

London Secure Services Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Youth Justice Board [2009] EWHC 2347 (Admin) (29 September 2009)

Nagiub v General Medical Council [2009] EWHC 2290 (Admin) (18 August 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Nine elderly residents wait for judgment on closure of Underhill House care home – The Times

“One of the UK’s oldest women and eight other residents of a Midlands care home must wait another week to see if they have won their battle to stop its closure after the court case was adjourned today.”

Full story

The Times, 29th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2009

The Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Temporary Accommodation) Amendment Order 2009

The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2009

The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2009

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Construction companies to fight OFT after £130m bid-rigging fines – The Times

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is facing a wave of appeals by construction companies that were fined nearly £130 million last week for illegally colluding on building contracts.”

Full story

The Times, 28th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Audit firms left unprotected against claims of negligence – The Times

“Britain’s big four auditing firms have been left exposed to a surge in negligence claims after the Government refused to limit further the damages they could face.”

Full story

The Times, 28th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

£400m husband may have faked a breakdown, divorce court told – The Times

“A businessman ordered by a court to explain the disappearance of his alleged £400 million fortune after his wife filed for divorce may have faked a mental breakdown to escape jail, the High Court was told yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 29th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

G20 officer to face assault charge after confrontation at Ian Tomlinson vigil – The Times

“A policeman who was filmed striking a woman on the legs during the G20 protests will appear in court next month charged with assault.”

Full story

The Times, 29th September 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Medics ‘flout’ community care law – BBC News

“The government seriously underestimated the number of psychiatric patients who would need to be forced to take medication, the BBC has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 29th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Alan Johnson will tell police to stop violent men returning to their homes – The Guardian

“Violent husbands and partners will be banned from returning to their homes under powers to be unveiled today by the home secretary, Alan Johnson.”

Full story

The Guardian, 29th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New support for crime victims – Daily Telegraph

“Jack Straw will today pledge to put victims first in the criminal justice system as he launches the country’s first national programme to support them.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rachel Nickell: Boyfriend plans legal action – The Independent

“The partner of murdered Rachel Nickell said he had instructed lawyers to try to bring the police to account for their failings in the case.”

Full story

The Independent, 29th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police errors contributed to suicide of tormented mother Fiona Pilkington – The Guardian

“Police errors and inaction were partly responsible for driving a vulnerable single mother to kill herself and her severely disabled daughter after years of abuse from youths, an inquest found today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th September 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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