Archive for October 14th, 2010

Reporting of family court hearings still under review – Ministry of Justice

“The decision on whether to bring into force provisions to change the restrictions on media reporting of family court hearings, will be decided after the publication of the Family Justice Review’s final report next year.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th October 2010


OFT to merge with Competition Commission –

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to be merged with the Competition Commission (CC) in a Government bid to ‘increase the clarity’ of competition law enforcement.”

Full story, 14th October 2010


Ministry of Justice announces reform of public bodies – Ministry of Justice

“The Ministry of Justice has today announced that a number of its public bodies will be substantially reformed as part of the government’s commitment to radically increasing their transparency, accountability and efficiency.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th October 2010


CPS ‘not altering’ decision over Ian Tomlinson death – BBC News

“The decision not to prosecute Pc Simon Harwood over the death of Ian Tomlinson will not alter, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.”

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BBC News, 14th October 2010


Road rage killer Kenneth Noye granted fresh appeal bid – The Independent

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye was today granted a fresh chance to appeal against his conviction for murder.”

Full story

The Independent, 14th October 2010


Contempt laws to stay despite online onslaught – The Guardian

“The attorney general has dismissed calls to scrap laws that prevent publication of prejudicial information about unconvicted defendants.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th October 2010


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Supreme Court

Gisda Cyf v Barratt [2010] UKSC 41 (13 October 2010)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Shah v R [2010] EWCA Crim 2326 (13 October 2010)

Dorset County Council v House (Rev 1) [2010] EWCA Crim 2270 (13 October 2010)

O & H, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 2233 (13 October 2010)

King v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWCA Crim 2522 (13 October 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Broomleigh Housing Association Ltd v Okonkwo [2010] EWCA Civ 1113 (13 October 2010)

Herbert v Doyle & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1095 (13 October 2010)

Competition Commission v BAA Ltd & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1097 (13 October 2010)

Soufflet Negoce SA v Bunge SA [2010] EWCA Civ 1102 (13 October 2010)

McDonald, R (on the application of) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2010] EWCA Civ 1109 (13 October 2010)

Metropolitan Police Authority v Laws [2010] EWCA Civ 1099 (13 October 2010)

British Gurkha Welfare Society & Ors, R (on the application of) v Ministry of Defence [2010] EWCA Civ 1098 (13 October 2010)

Prudential Plc & Anor, R (on the application of) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1094 (13 October 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bold v Urbisity Ltd [2010] EWHC 2530 (QB) (13 October 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

King v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] EWHC 2522 (Admin) (13 October 2010)

Iceland Foods Ltd, R (on the application of) v Newport City Council [2010] EWHC 2502 (Admin) (12 October 2010)


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