Archive for April 20th, 2010

Worker wins £100,000 after ‘environmental discrimination’ – Daily Telegraph

“A worker has won almost £100,000 because his firm discriminated against his environmental views after a landmark legal ruling placed them on a par with religious beliefs.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Suspended paediatrician David Southall wins GMC appeal – BBC News

“Paediatrician David Southall has won an appeal over a long-running dispute with the General Medical Council.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawyers ‘desperate’ to buy shares before buyout, court told – The Independent

“Two lawyers made nearly £80,000 in unlawful profits after using insider information to buy shares in a small biotech firm on the brink of a large corporate buy out, a court heard today.”

Full story

The Independent, 20th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pakistani sex offender wins right to stay in UK – BBC News

“A Pakistani man who sexually abused two girls has won the right to stay in Britain, claiming his human rights would be breached if he was deported.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby P killer Steven Barker loses rape appeal bid – BBC News

“One of the three people jailed for the death of Baby Peter has lost a bid to take his appeal against a rape conviction to the Supreme Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BSB launches survey on the future of the profession – Bar Standards Board

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) today (16 April) launched a survey of the profession on opinions and expectations in relation to the new business structures permitted under the Legal Services Act 2007. The BSB has teamed up with leading market research group YouGov to create and administer the survey, which all barristers, clerks and practice managers will be invited to complete.”

Full story

Bar Standards Board, 16th April 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Sun Life Assurance of Canada (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Sun Life Assurance of Canada (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2010] EWCA Civ 394; [2010] WLR (D) 97

“In calculating the liability to corporation tax of an insurer in respect of its basic life and general annuity business, the taxpayer was entitled to relief in respect of losses incurred in past years, including years prior to 2003, when the law had been amended to make specific reference to the right to carry losses forward in respect of that type of business.”

WLR Daily, 16th April 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.

MAK and RK v United Kingdom – Times Law Reports

MAK and RK v United Kingdom

European Court of Human Rights

“The taking of blood samples and of intimate photographs of a girl aged nine, without her parents’ consent, violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, guaranteeing the right to respect for private and family life. The absence of a common law duty of care owed to parents, violated article 13, providing for the right to an effective remedy.”

The Times, 19th April 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

CJ v Flintshire Borough Council [2010] EWCA Civ 393 (15 April 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Badger Trust, R (on the application of) v The Welsh Ministers [2010] EWHC 768 (Admin) (16 April 2010)

WJ (China), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 776 (Admin) (19 April 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Yuanda (UK) Co Ltd v WW Gear Construction Ltd [2010] EWHC 720 (TCC) (13 April 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2010

The County Borough of Caerphilly (Communities) Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

House of Lords transformation plans leaked – The Guardian

“The House of Lords should become a second chamber where just two-thirds of members are elected until fresh primary legislation in 10 years’ time decides whether all peers should be elected, according to a document drawn up by the government.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Comedian Mark Thomas wins £1,200 over police search – The Guardian

“Police have paid compensation and apologised to the comedian and activist Mark Thomas after they admitted unlawfully searching him for looking ‘over-confident’ at a demonstration.”

Full story

The Guardian, 19th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Father guilty of killing daughter in Norwich in 1985 – BBC News

“A 51-year-old man has been found guilty of smothering his six-week-old baby to death in 1985.”

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BBC News, 19th April 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lap-dancing clubs may take cases to European court – The Guardian

“Strip clubs could use the Human Rights Act to oppose legislation allowing councils greater freedom to turn down lap-dancing licence applications, venue owners say.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

FSA bans two analysts after bets on leaks – The Times

“The Financial Services Authority finished a frenetic week of punishing wrongdoing yesterday when it fined two former analysts a combined £276,000 and banned them for market abuse.”

Full story

The Times, 17th April 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Call to change law after burglar death case – The Independent

“The law should be strengthened to protect homeowners who confront burglars, the mother of a trainee builder cleared of murdering a teenage intruder said today.”

Full story

The Independent, 19th April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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