Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Changes to civil legal aid crack down on fraud and refocus resources – Ministry of Justice

“Legal Aid Minister Willy Bach has today announced the government will tighten the rules for civil legal aid so that fraudsters are uncovered at an early stage, and funding is better targeted.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Sailor suffered sex discrimination at Hampshire base – BBC News

“A female sailor awarded the MBE could receive a six-figure payout after winning a sex discrimination case against the Royal Navy.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crackdown on legal aid will hit expats – The Independent

“British citizens living abroad are to be barred from claiming legal aid in England and Wales as part of a cost-cutting crackdown unveiled by the Government today.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Farmer loses fight to save home he hid behind hay bales – The Guardian

“A Englishman’s house may be his castle – but it stills needs to have planning permission, a farmer learned the hard way today.”

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man jailed for raping woman, 86, at Bradford care home – BBC News

“A 19-year-old man has been given an indeterminate jail sentence for the kidnap and rape of an 86-year-old woman in a Bradford care home.”

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BBC News, 3rd February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Hamidi & Anor, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 66 (02 February 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

JML Direct Ltd. v Freesat UK Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 34 (02 February 2010)

Muschett v HM Prison Service [2010] EWCA Civ 25 (02 February 2010)

Revenue & Customs v Tower MCashback LLP 1 & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 32 (02 February 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Al-Le Logistics Ltd & Ors, R (on the application of) v Traffic Commissioner for the South Eastern and Metropolitan Traffic Area & Anor [2010] EWHC 134 (Admin) (02 February 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Transfield Shipping Inc v Chiping Xinfa Huayu Alumina Co Ltd [2009] EWHC 3642 (Comm) (22 December 2009)

Great Western Trains Company Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd [2010] EWHC 117 (Comm) (02 February 2010)

Porton Capital Technology Funds & Anor v 3m UK Holdings Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 114 (Comm) (02 February 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

University worker offered forged degrees in return for spanking sessions – The Independent

“A University of Bath registrar who offered forged degrees to young black women in exchange for spanking sessions to satisfy his sexual fetishes has avoided jail at court.”

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The Independent, 2nd February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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