Archive for February 15th, 2010

Widow wins damages from negligent Essex hospital – BBC News

“The widow of a solicitor who died while being treated for respiratory failure in hospital has been awarded an undisclosed six-figure sum in damages.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2010


O’Leary faces lawsuit over attack on easyJet founder – The Times

“The two barons of the European budget airline industry are to see each other in court after Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of easyJet, yesterday instructed Schillings, the libel lawyers, to serve a writ on Michael O’Leary, the chief executive of Ryanair. In a statement released last night, Sir Stelios, the largest shareholder in easyJet, said: ‘My lawyers have today commenced High Court proceedings against Michael O’Leary and Ryanair for libelling me. Full details of my claim against them will be published later this month. It was about time someone was willing to spend the money to take this arrogant man to court for his despicable behaviour.’ ”

Full story

The Times, 13th February 2010


Are laws against treason still relevant or useful? – BBC News

“There have been calls for the UK’s treason laws to be used against radical Muslim groups such as Islam4UK in response to their protests about the British army’s campaign in Afghanistan. But how relevant is legislation which dates back to the 14th century?”

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BBC News, 15th February 2010


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

McInnes v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Rev 1) (Scotland) [2010] UKSC 7 (10 February 2010)

Allison v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Rev 1) (Scotland) [2010] UKSC 6 (10 February 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Asztaslos v Szekszard City Court, Hungary [2010] EWHC 237 (Admin) (12 February 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Phonographic Performance Ltd v British Hospitality Association & Ors [2009] EWHC 209 (Ch) (12 February 2010)

CDV Software Entertainment AG v Gamecock Media Europe Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 159 (Ch) (12 February 2010)

High Court (Commercial court)

Kommune & Anor v Depfa ACS Bank & Anor [2010] EWHC 227 (Comm) (12 February 2010)

Norscot Rig Management PVT Ltd v Essar Oilfields Services Ltd [2010] EWHC 195 (Comm) (12 February 2010)

Yechiel v Kerry London Ltd [2010] EWHC 215 (Comm) (12 February 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Carter v Ministry of Justice [2010] EWHC 60 (QB) (12 February 2010)

Draycott & Anor v Hannells Letting Ltd (t/a Hannells Letting Agents) [2010] EWHC 217 (QB) (12 February 2010)

Guerrero & Ors v Monterrico Metals Plc & Anor [2010] EWHC 160 (QB) (12 February 2010)


Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010 published

Full text of Act


Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010

Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010 published

Full text of Act


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Communications Act 2003 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2010

The Asian Development Bank (Further Payments to Capital Stock) Order 2010

The Pharmacy Order 2010 (Commencement No. 1) Order of Council 2010

The General Pharmaceutical Council (Constitution) Order 2010


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