Archive for January 25th, 2010

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2010

The Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010

The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (Weekly Rates) Regulations 2010

The Additional Paternity Leave (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2010

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Application of Section 80BB to Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2010

The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoptions from Overseas) Regulations 2010

The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (General) Regulations 2010

The Child Trust Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Barristers ‘gearing up for a revolution in the way they provide their services’ – The Bar Council

“Barristers in England and Wales are preparing themselves for major changes in the ways they provide legal services, the new Chairman of the Bar Council will say today.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 23rd January 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Iraq war was illegal, top lawyer will tell Chilcot inquiry – The Guardian

“Tony Blair’s decision to take Britain to war in Iraq was illegal, the Foreign Office’s former chief legal adviser will tell the Chilcot inquiry this week.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kennedy v Information Commissioner and another – WLR Daily

Kennedy v Information Commissioner and another [2010] WLR (D) 6

“The Information Tribunal was correct in holding that the wording of s 32(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 had a very wide scope. There was no right under the 2000 Act to disclosure of documents held by public authorities which had been placed in the custody of or created by a person conducting an inquiry or arbitration for the purposes of the inquiry or arbitration, even after the inquiry or arbitration had concluded; the documents fell under the absolute exemptions set out in s 32(2) of the Act, regardless of their content and the consequences of their disclosure, and notwithstanding the public interest in their disclosure. However, the exemption could be waived and the information could be released by inquiries and arbitrators when the public interest required it.”

WLR Daily, 22nd January 2010

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.

AXA Insurance plc and Another v Sulaman – Times Law Reports

AXA Insurance plc and Another v Sulaman

Court of Appeal

“It was not usually helpful to compare factual details in one case with another to decide whether to deprive a litigant of some costs.”

The Times, 25th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Carey v HSBC Bank plc and Associated Cases – Times Law Reports

Carey v HSBC Bank plc and Associated Cases

Queen’s Bench Division

“A creditor could satisfy its duty under section 78 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, to give a debtor, when asked in writing, a copy of the running-account regulated credit agreement and other documents referred to therein, by providing a reconstituted version of the executed agreement, which might be from sources other than the signed version.”

The Times, 25th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Secret document which implicated Blair Peach coroner withheld by Home Office – The Guardian

“Government officials withheld a document relating to the death of Blair Peach, the anti-fascist campaigner widely believed to have been killed by police in 1979, because they feared it would portray the coroner as biased and lend weight to calls for a public inquiry.”

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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