Archive for August 11th, 2010

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

CSC Media Group Ltd v Video Performance Ltd [2010] EWHC 2094 (Ch) (10 August 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Celtic Energy Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Welsh Ministers [2010] EWHC 2095 (Admin) (29 July 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Aedifice Partnership Ltd v Shah [2010] EWHC 2106 (TCC) (10 August 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2010 published – Ministry of Justice

“Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules will come in to force on 4 October 2010.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 11th August 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Minor breaches of contract can combine to make major breach, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

“When consulting and IT firm Accenture made a number of small breaches of the terms of a contract this could add up to a major breach with potentially costly consequences, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

Full story

OUT-LAw.com, 11th August 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

The Plant Health (Fees) (Forestry) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010

The Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) (Revocation and Savings) Order 2010

The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2010

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

New proposals for the regulation of lawyers – Bar Standards Board

“The Joint Advocacy Group today (10 August) launches its consultation on proposals for a scheme to quality assure advocates in the criminal courts.”

Full story

Bar Standards Board, 10th August 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Three million in the queue for compensation over PPI mis-selling – The Guardian

“Nearly three million people who took out payment protection insurance (PPI) sold by banks and other lenders could be in line for compensation totalling more than £2bn after the Financial Services Authority today issued new rules on how firms should handle the flood of complaints over mis-selling.”

Full story

The Guardian, 10th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Why are over-70s banned from jury duty? – BBC News

“It has been decreed that the ban on over-70s doing jury duty will remain. But many older people would welcome the opportunity.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Nurse convicted of killing wife in Southport – BBC News

“A nurse who strangled his wife and tried to make it look as though she died in an accident has been found guilty of her murder.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

ASA watchdog bans ‘offensive’ anti-terror hotline radio advert – The Guardian

“Britain’s eccentrics, recluses and misanthropes, you can relax. Ignoring neighbours and keeping your curtains permanently shut to the world outside might not win you many friends, but you’re no longer likely to be denounced as a possible terrorist.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Hitman guilty of Surrey housewife murder – BBC News

“A hitman who flew to the UK from Thailand to kill a housewife in Surrey has been found guilty of murder.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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