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.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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?”

Full story

BBC News, 15th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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)

Source: www.bailii.org

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010

Terrorist Asset-Freezing (Temporary Provisions) Act 2010 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010

Fiscal Responsibility Act 2010 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

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

Source: www.opsi.co.uk

R (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council (Ramgharia Gurdwara, Hitchin and others intervening) – WLR Daily

R (Ghai) v Newcastle upon Tyne City Council (Ramgharia Gurdwara, Hitchin and others intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 59; [2010] WLR (D) 36

“The aims of the provisions of the Cremation Act 1902 were to ensure that cremations were subject to uniform rules throughout the country, to enable the Secretary of State to regulate the manner and places in which cremations were carried out, to require a crematorium to be a building which was appropriately equipped and to ensure that a crematorium was not located near homes or roads. Further, the Act envisaged that crematoria would be constructed, so that, provided a structure was relatively permanent and substantial so that it could properly be said to have been constructed and provided it could normally be so described, the structure would be a ‘building’ within s 2 giving that word its natural and wide meaning.”

WLR Daily, 12th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Byers and Others v Yacht Bull Corporation and Another – Times Law Reports

Byers and Others v Yacht Bull Corporation and Another

Chancery Division

“The court had no jurisdiction to hear a claim by English liquidators to beneficial ownership of a yacht acquired by money from Madoff Securities International Ltd.”

The Times, 15th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bar Council Chairman Calls for Protection for Legal Aid at Vienna Conference – The Bar Council

“Speaking in Vienna today at the 38th Annual Conference of European Bar Leaders, the Chairman of the Bar, Nicholas Green QC said the latest round of proposed cuts in criminal legal aid in England and Wales, coupled with the absence of a clear strategic vision for the future of legal aid were placing the country’s justice system at risk.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 12th February 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Number of court cases involving Human Rights Act rises by a third – The Times

“Terrorism and deportation cases have fuelled the first rise for seven years in court cases using the Human Rights Act, figures published today show.”

Full story

The Times, 15th February 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BNP votes to scrap whites-only policy – The Guardian

“The British National party today voted to scrap its whites-only membership ­policy in a move dismissed by anti-racist campaigners as ‘cosmetic’. At an extraordinary general meeting held in Essex, members of the far-right party voted in favour of changes to its constitution that would theoretically allow black and Asian people to join.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Serious and Organised Crime Agency turns spotlight on police corruption – The Guardian

“The Serious and Organised Crime Agency is assessing the scale of corruption within the British police after concerns were raised by senior internal investigators, the Guardian can reveal.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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