Archive for July 8th, 2010

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Network Rail (Nuneaton North Chord) Order 2010

The Midland Metro Order 2010

The Northern Ireland Assembly Members Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2010

The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

Southern Pacific Securities 05-2 Plc v Walker & Anor [2010] UKSC 32 (07 July 2010)

HJ (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] UKSC 31 (07 July 2010)

Court of Appeal

Gale & Ors v Serious Organised Crime Agency [2010] EWCA Civ 759 (07 July 2010)

Mentmore International Ltd & Ors v Abbey Healthcare (Festival) Ltd & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 761 (07 July 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Goldfarb v Higgins & Ors [2010] EWHC 1587 (Ch) (07 July 2010)

Tradegro (UK) Ltd v Wigmore Street Investments Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 1693 (Ch) (07 July 2010)

Law Society of England & Wales v Isaac & Isaac International Holdings Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 1670 (Ch) (07 July 2010)

Pirtek (UK) Ltd v Joinplace Ltd (t/a Pirtek Darlington) & Ors [2010] EWHC 1641 (Ch) (07 July 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Owneast Shipping Ltd v Qatar Navigation QSC [2010] EWHC 1663 (Comm) (07 July 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Adedoyin v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Adedoyin v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWCA Civ 773; [2010] WLR (D) 172

“Dishonesty or deception was required to render a false representation a ground for mandatory refusal of an application for extension of leave to remain. The term ‘false representations’ in paras 320(7A)(7B) and 322(1A) of the Immigration Rules should be read as meaning ‘dishonest representations’, though the dishonesty need not be that of the claimant himself.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 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.

A v East Sussex County Council and another – WLR Daily

A v East Sussex County Council and another [2010] EWCA Civ 743; [2010] WLR (D) 171

“Even where emergency powers were obtained under s 44 of the Children Act 1989 or exercised under s 46 of the 1989 Act to remove a child from the risk of harm, least interventions were best.”

WLR Daily, 7th July 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.

Church of England pays damages over abuse claims – BBC News

“The Church of England has paid substantial damages to a woman who claims she was forcibly drugged and sexually abused whilst in the care of a church-run children’s home.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Solicitors vie for judicial office – Law Society’s Gazette

“The number of applications from solicitors for the role of civil district judge almost doubled in the last selection round, according to data published by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) last week.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Why the Supreme Court ruled against the deportation of gay asylum-seekers – The Independent

“Gay and lesbian asylum-seekers have won the right to live in Britain after the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the Government was wrong to return refugees to countries where people had to choose between homophobic persecution or hiding their true sexual identity.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

FSA to seek exemption for the City from from tough EU rules on bankers’ pay – Daily Telegraph

“The City watchdog is considering whether Britain can claim exemption from European laws that will introduce the toughest pay restrictions in the world.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BT and TalkTalk challenge Digital Economy Act – BBC News

“BT and TalkTalk are seeking a judicial review of the controversial Digital Economy Act, BBC News has learned.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Top law officers to be stripped of policy making roles, says Dominic Grieve – The Guardian

“The attorney general has delivered a stinging attack on the former government, saying it ‘lured’ law officers into a policy-making role.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Payout for Nottingham brain damage teenager – BBC News

“A Nottingham teenager left brain damaged and paralysed after a series of medical errors has won a multi-million pound payout.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for 1986 rape – The Independent

“A rapist was jailed for eight years today after admitting a horrific sex attack on an 18-year-old woman on waste ground 24 years ago.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Refugee and Migrant Justice clients lose High Court bid – Law Society’s Gazette

“The High Court has rejected a bid to allow collapsed immigration advice charity Refugee and Migrant Justice to carry on representing its clients until their cases are transferred to other firms.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Private law firms letting down the side on diversity – The Guardian

“The UK’s legal profession continues to drag its feet in ensuring the same opportunities for all regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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