Archive for January 29th, 2010

Consultations open on Equality Bill codes of practice – OUT-LAW.com

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has begun its consultation process on proposed codes of practice relating to new planned equality legislation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

G20 group begin compensation battle after charges dropped – The Independent

“A gang of G20 protesters launched a battle for compensation against Scotland Yard today after prosecutors dropped charges against them.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Boughtwood v Oak Investment Partners XII, Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 23 (28 January 2010)

Bradford (Valuation Officer) v Vtesse Networks Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 16 (28 January 2010)

S-C (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 21 (28 January 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v Chandra & Anor [2010] EWHC 105 (Ch) (28 January 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Huitson, R (on the application of) v Revenue and Customs [2010] EWHC 97 (Admin) (28 January 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors [2010] EWHC 90 (Comm) (28 January 2010)

Sawiris & Ors v Marwan [2010] EWHC 89 (Comm) (28 January 2010)

Fortis Bank SA & Anor v Indian Overseas Bank [2010] EWHC 84 (Comm) (28 January 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Fitzroy Robinson Ltd v Mentmore Towers Ltd [2010] EWHC 98 (TCC) (26 January 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Internet racism pair lose appeal – BBC News

“Two men have lost their appeals against the UK’s first conviction for inciting racial hatred via a foreign website.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Children Act 2004 Information Database (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Charities (Disclosure of Revenue and Customs Information to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland) Regulations 2010

The Weights and Measures (Specified Quantities) (Unwrapped Bread and Intoxicating Liquor) Order 2010

The Service Voters’ Registration Period Order 2010

The Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2010

The East Harling Internal Drainage District (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 2009

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Matters Subject to Legal Privilege) Order 2010

The Policing and Crime Act 2009 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2010

The Identity Cards Act 2006 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2010

The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (Commencement No. 13) Order 2010

The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (Youth Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2010

The Export Control (North Korea) (Amendment) Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Law firm’s piracy hunt condemned – BBC News

“Music industry representative the BPI has criticised the approach used by a UK law firm in chasing file-sharers.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High Court gives green light for offshore tax clawback – The Times

“The taxman was given the green light to claw back millions from UK residents who put their money in tax-haven offshore trusts today, after the High Court rejected a challenge that claimed the measures would lead to destitution and marital breakdown.”

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The Times, 28th January 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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