Archive for November 24th, 2009

Bar Regulator approves fundamental changes – Bar Standards Board

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB), which regulates 14,000 barristers in England and Wales, has today paved the way for fundamental changes in barristers’ working practices by giving approval for barristers to supply legal services through the legal structures known as Legal Disciplinary Practices (LDPs).”

Full story

Bar Standards Board, 20th November 2009

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Constitutional change and the future of parliamentary democracy – Ministry of Justice

“An abridged version of a lecture given by Jack Straw at Brunel University’s Magna Carta Institute on Monday 23 November 2009.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 24th November 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Pacan & Ors, R. v [2009] EWCA Crim 2436 (16 October 2009)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Transview Properties Ltd v City Site Properties Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1255 (24 November 2009)

Widlake v BAA Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1256 (23 November 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

The Lord Chancellor v Michael J Reed Ltd [2009] EWHC 2981 (QB) (23 November 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Stratford On Avon District Council v Dyde [2009] EWHC 3011 (Admin) (04 November 2009)

Goldsmith v Director of Public Prosecutions [2009] EWHC 3010 (Admin) (04 November 2009)

Bhatti & Ors v Croydon Magistrates Court & Ors [2009] EWHC 3004 (Admin) (06 November 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

SK Shipping (S) Pte Ltd v Petroexport Ltd [2009] EWHC 2974 (Comm) (24 November 2009)

Source: www.bailii.org

Rights and Responsibilities: civic duty and the rule of law – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Rights and Responsibilities: civic duty and the rule of law (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Denning Lecture, 23 November 2009

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Brittain v N (Aliane and Sear, Third Parties) – WLR Daily

B v N (A and S, Third Parties) [2009] EWHC 2884 (Admin); [2009] WLR (D) 340

“The court’s power under s 80(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (now repealed) to order ‘any person having possession of realisable property’ to give possession to a receiver did not empower the court to make such an order against tenants protected by contract and/or statute whose interests had not been determine by a court order.”

WLR Daily, 23rd November 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.

Patel and another v Keles and another – WLR Daily

Patel and another v Keles and another [2009] EWCA Civ 1187; [2009] WLR (D) 339

“Where a landlord opposed an application for renewal of a business tenancy by asserting an intention to occupy the premises for the proposes of his own business, but it was shown that he was highly likely to sell, the landlord did not have the requisite intention to defeat the application for renewal.”

WLR Daily, 23rd November 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.

Al Rawi and Others v Security Service and Others – Times Law Reports

Al Rawi and Others v Security Service and Others

Queen’s Bench Division

“Closed material procedure, as was used in criminal proceedings, sitting in camera and using special advocates who were not allowed to disclose secret evidence to their clients, could be used in a civil claim for damages.”

The Times, 24th November 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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