Archive for October 5th, 2010

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gray v Crown Prosecution Service [2010] EWHC 2144 (QB) (20 August 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

British Broadcasting Corporation v Harpercollins Publishers Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 2424 (Ch) (04 October 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hulme, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government [2010] EWHC 2386 (Admin) (19 August 2010)

Crown Prosecution Service, R (on the application of) v Kumbaro [2010] EWHC 2359 (Admin) (02 September 2010)

Puzo v District Court In Kladno Czech Republic [2010] EWHC 2387 (Admin) (16 September 2010)

High Court (Patents Court)

Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA v Novartis AG [2010] EWHC 1806 (Pat) (14 July 2010)

Abbott Laboratories Ltd v Medinol Ltd [2010] EWHC 2285 (Pat) (08 September 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

CNH Financial Services SAS v Krecent Traders Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 2429 (Comm) (04 October 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

New research shows 16% rise in court appearances by FTSE 100 companies – Legal Week

“The number of court appearances by FTSE 100 companies has jumped by 16% over the last year, according to new research.”

Full story

Legal Week, 4th October 2010

Source: www.legalweek.com

Judges are resigned to jurors researching their trials online – The Guardian

“Judges are ‘giving up’ trying to stop juries using Google, Facebook and Twitter to access potentially false and prejudicial information about defendants, Sir Ken Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, has warned.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New Legal Ombudsman warns rip-off lawyers – BBC News

“Lawyers who bring the industry into disrepute by charging huge prices for services will no longer get away with it, the new Legal Ombudsman has said.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for life for rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece – The Guardian

“A man obsessed with violent child porn who called police to tell them he had raped and murdered his 12-year-old niece was told today by a judge he would spend the remainder of his life in prison.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deputy head jailed for encouraging rape of girl, three – The Independent

“A married deputy head teacher was today jailed for seven years for encouraging and watching the rape of a three-year-old girl.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal action over axing of schools building scheme – BBC News

“Three councils in England have launched legal action over the government’s decision to scrap the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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