Archive for January 6th, 2010

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Far Out Productions Inc v Unilever UK & CN Holdings Ltd [2009] EWHC B42 (Ch) (16 December 2009)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Oakes v Secretary of State for Justice & Ors [2009] EWHC B27 (Admin) (17 December 2009)

Wye Valley Action Association Ltd, R (on the application of) v Herefordshire Council & Anor [2009] EWHC 3428

McIntyre & Anor, R (on the application of) v Gentoo Group Ltd [2010] EWHC 5 (Admin) (04 January 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

DNA matches solve only a fraction of crimes, police admit – The Guardian

“Only 33,000 of the 4.9m crimes the police recorded last year were solved as a result of a match on the national DNA database, police admitted today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ordering police trainee to cut his hair was not sex discrimination, tribunal rules – OUT-LAW.com

“A trainee police officer who was forced to cut his shoulder-length hair has failed in his claim that the order constituted sex discrimination. An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) said that the police force’s dress code was fair.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 5th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Judges examine rise in complaints against MI5 – The Independent

“A record rise in the number of complaints against MI5 and other bodies authorised to spy on the public is being investigated by judges appointed to oversee the use of surveillance powers in Britain.”

Full story

The Independent, 6th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Quirk of law leaves larger issues at play – The Times

“The power for a private individual to seek an arrest warrant from a British court for a foreign national they wish to prosecute is an unusual but not unique quirk of English law. The ability, which derives from the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, is also available in varying forms in the Netherlands, Spain, the Czech Republic and New Zealand.”

Full story

The Times, 6th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

British government will fight legal attempts to indict Israeli leaders in UK – The Guardian

“Baroness Scotland announces plans to alter laws after attempts to obtain warrants against Israeli generals for war crimes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 5th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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