Archive for November 2nd, 2009

BAILII – Recent Decisions

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ellerton, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 2661 (Admin) (28 October 2009)

Brown v Carlisle City Council & Anor [2009] EWHC 2519 (Admin) (16 October 2009)

RSPCA v Johnson [2009] EWHC 2702 (Admin) (16 October 2009)

Gerstenkorn v General Medical Council [2009] EWHC 2682 (Admin) (12 October 2009)


Christian registrar to appeal over same-sex ceremonies – The Guardian

“Controversial claims that Christians should not have to condone homosexuality will be made in the court of appeal today [2nd Nov.], as a registrar says she suffered discrimination by being required to conduct same-sex civil partnership ceremonies.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd November 2009


Bin lorry driver killed colleague after cheating eye test – The Guardian

“A partially sighted lorry driver who ran over and killed a colleague after cheating an eye test to obtain a large goods vehicle licence has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd November 2009



Probation service failing to learn lessons over murder of French students, inquiry finds – The Guardian

“Fresh concerns about the way dangerous offenders are monitored in the community were raised today by a damning investigation into probation service failings after the torture and murder of two French students in London last year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 2nd November 2009


Two more scientists quit as drugs row grows – The Independent

“The Government’s hard-line stance on illegal drugs appeared to be unravelling yesterday as two more scientists on its advisory council quit in protest at the sacking of their chairman, Professor David Nutt.”

Full story

The Independent, 2nd November 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

Sigma Finance Corporation, Re [2009] UKSC 2 (29 October 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Trustees Ltd v Papakyriacou & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 1089 (27 October 2009)

Somjee v Barnsley District General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 1126 (30 October 2009)

Petroleo Brasilieiro S.A v E.N.E Kos 1 Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1127 (30 October 2009)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Gibbon & Ors, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 2198 (16 October 2009)

Diamond, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 2193 (12 October 2009)

Britton, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 1915 (23 September 2009)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulation 2009

The Geneva Conventions and United Nations Personnel (Protocols) Act 2009 (Commencement No.1) Order 2009

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Midwifery and Practice Committees) (Constitution) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2009

The Primary Care Trusts (Establishment and Dissolution) Amendment Order 2009

The Bolton Primary Care Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2009

The Criminal Defence Service (Interests of Justice) Regulations 2009

The Criminal Defence Service (General) (No.2) (Amendment No.4) Regulations 2009

The Criminal Defence Service (Financial Eligibility) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement Order No. 23) Order 2009

The Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2009

The Income Tax (Qualifying Child Care) (No. 2) Regulations 2009

The Scotch Whisky Regulations 2009

The Landfill Tax (Prescribed Landfill Site Activities) Order 2009


November 2009