Archive for August 26th, 2010

Asian police recruit sacked after MI5 claimed he was a security risk – Daily Telegraph

“A British-born Asian police recruit is taking legal advice after he was sacked because MI5 said he was a security risk without explaining why.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Civil sanctions are no soft option – The Guardian

“The Law Commission’s proposals on regulation are welcome – but no easy alternative to a busybody state.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regulation, Public Interest and the Liability of Businesses – The Law Commission

“We published a consultation paper on 25 August 2010, in which we have made a number of provisional proposals on criminal liability in regulatory contexts.”

Full story

The Law Commission, 25th August 2010

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2010

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Liberal Democrat Party Conference Liverpool) Regulations 2010

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (West Wales Airport) (No. 2) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Oracle America Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 997 (24 August 2010)

Southern Insulation (Medway) Ltd v How Engineering Services Ltd & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 999 (20 August 2010)

Chubb Fire Ltd v The Vicar of Spalding & Churchwardens and Church Council of the Church of St Mary & St Nicholas, Spalding [2010] EWCA Civ 981 (20 August 2010)

Sebastian Holdings Inc v Deutsche Bank AG [2010] EWCA Civ 998 (20 August 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

EP & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2189 (Admin) (20 August 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Modi v United Kingdom Border Agency [2010] EWHC 1996 (QB) (30 July 2010)

City of Westminster v Davenport & Anor [2010] EWHC 2016 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Hameed v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2010] EWHC 2009 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Murdoch v Department for Work and Pensions [2010] EWHC 1988 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Morton v Portal Ltd [2010] EWHC 1804 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Bacon v Nacional Suiza Cia Seguros Y Reseguros SA [2010] EWHC 2017 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Islam Expo Ltd v The Spectator (1828) Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 2011 (QB) (30 July 2010)

Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC B18 (QB) (30 July 2010)

High Court (Technology & Construction Court)

Chalbury McCouat International Ltd v PG Foils Ltd [2010] EWHC 2050 (TCC) (03 August 2010)

LPI (Hotels) Ltd v Technical & General Guarantee Company SA [2010] EWHC 2049 (TCC) (02 August 2010)

Nickleby FM Ltd v Somerfield Stores Ltd [2010] EWHC 1976 (TCC) (30 July 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Couple fined £2,000 for hedge infringement – The Independent

“A  couple have been fined £2,000 for allowing their garden hedges to grow too tall.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

England footballer wins continuation of gagging order – BBC News

“An England footballer has won a continuation of a High Court gagging order preventing the ‘misuse’ of private information about him.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court of Appeal questions brand owners’ rights to block parallel imports – OUT-LAW.com

“Brand owners may have less power to prevent sales in Europe of goods intended for other markets after a ruling by England’s Court of Appeal this week. The judgment over the sale of Sun-branded disk drives is likely to be welcomed by independent resellers.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Legal victory for Barry George – The Independent

“Barry George, who was acquitted of the murder of television presenter Jill Dando after spending eight years behind bars, won the first round of a legal battle yesterday over a decision that he is not entitled to compensation.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Woman escapes jail for urinating on memorial – The Independent

“A woman branded ‘Britain’s most disgusting person’ by veterans after she was convicted of urinating on a war memorial was given a suspended sentence today.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Asil Nadir flies back to UK to clear his name – The Guardian

“Asil Nadir, 69, is returning to face the multimillion pound fraud charges that followed the spectacular collapse of his Polly Peck food and electronics empire in 1993. He is expected to arrive at Luton airport from his native northern Cyprus around lunchtime, and is due to appear at the Old Bailey next Thursday.”

Full story

The Guardian, 26th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Osborne’s Budget may have breached equality law – The Independent

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission may take action against the Treasury for not meeting its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 to consider the impact on specific groups before announcing its plans in the emergency Budget in June.”

Full story

The Independent, 26th August 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Deranged’ motorist who thought car was Starship Enterprise killed couple – Daily Telegraph

“Matthew Kelliher, 31, believed he had special powers and that his vehicle, which he likened to a space craft from the television show Star Trek, was capable of travelling at 6,000 miles per hour.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bar Pro Bono Award 2010 – nominations now invited – The Bar Council

“Pro bono has never been more important or more appreciated than in current times.
The selflessness shown by individuals who give up their time for free to assist others in need deserves recognition.”

Full news release

The Bar Council, 24th August 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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