Archive for December, 2009

Christmas Break

 There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closed period which starts at 1pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2010.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Papas Olio JSC v Grains & Fourrages SA & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 1401 (18 December 2009)

Land Securities Plc & Ors v Fladgate Fielder (A Firm) [2009] EWCA Civ 1402 (18 December 2009)

Perrett, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 1365 (18 December 2009)

P, R (on the application of) v HM Coroner for the District of Avon [2009] EWCA Civ 1367 (18 December 2009)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Badza v R [2009] EWCA Crim 1363 (15 December 2009)

Round & Anor v R [2009] EWCA Crim 2667 (16 December 2009)

Evans, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 2668 (16 December 2009)

Appleby, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 2693 (18 December 2009)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Johnson, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 3336 (Admin) (18 December 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Amin & Anor v Amin & Ors [2009] EWHC 3356 (Ch) (18 December 2009)

Mills & Ors v HSBC Trustee (C.I) Ltd & Ors> [2009] EWHC 3377 (Ch) (18 December 2009)

Cinnamon European Structured Credit Master Fund v Banco Commercial Portugues SA [2009] EWHC 3381 (Ch) (18 December 2009)

High Court (Commercial Court)

AS Klaveness Chartering v Pioneer Freight Futures Co Ltd & Anor [2009] EWHC 3386 (Comm) (18 December 2009)

Lantic Sugar Ltd & Anor v Baffin Investments Ltd [2009] EWHC 3325 (Comm) (18 December 2009)

Double K Oil Products 1996 Ltd v Neste Oil Oyj [2009] EWHC 3380 (Comm) (18 December 2009)

High Court (Family Division)

Salford City Council v BJ [2009] EWHC 3310 (Fam) (11 December 2009)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Sklair v Haycock [2009] EWHC 3328 (QB) (16 December 2009)

Accident Exchange Ltd v Autofocus Ltd [2009] EWHC 3304 (QB) (16 December 2009)

Nayyar & Ors v Sapte & Anor [2009] EWHC 3218 (QB) (16 December 2009)

Howe v Houlton & Ors [2009] EWHC 3344 (QB) (18 December 2009)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Designation of Schools having a Religious Character (England) Order 2009

The Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Community Legal Service (Financial) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2009

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment No. 2) (England) Regulations 2009

The Climate Change Levy (Solid Fuel) (Revocation) Regulations 2009

The Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Blood Safety and Quality (Modification) Regulations 2009

Legal aid: reforming advocates graduated fees – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation paper sets out proposals to bring the rates paid to advocates for defence work more in line with the rates paid by the Crown Prosecution Service. We are aiming to save £50m from advocates fees in order to contribute towards overall efficiency savings.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 16th December 2009


Office of the Public Guardian: Amendments to secondary legislation – Ministry of Justice

“This consultation paper represents the next step in the review process of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and addresses areas of legislation and policy that in practice have not worked as well as intended.”

Full consultation paper

Ministry of Justice, 17th December 2009


Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill – Ministry of Justice

“This Bill implements Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission recommendations about the rights of a third party to claim directly against an insurer.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 18th December 2009


Legal aid funding reforms – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice has today published a set of reforms that aim to rebalance the legal aid budget to ensure that the £2.1 billion currently spent every year goes as far as possible in favour of civil help for those who need it most.”

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 16th December 2009


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