Archive for October 18th, 2010

Legal privilege should not extend to accountants, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

“The right to keep correspondence and documents relating to legal advice secret does not exist when the person giving the advice is an accountant, the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 18th October 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Bar regulator introduces monitoring scheme – Bar Standards Board

“The BSB is launching a scheme to monitor all chambers and sole practitioners. This is following a successful pilot scheme that took place in 2008.”

Full story

Bar Standards Board, 18th October 2010

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Grimme Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co KG v Scott (t/a Scotts Potato Machinery) [2010] EWCA Civ 1110 (15 October 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Serious Organised Crime Agency v Szepietowski & Ors [2010] EWHC 2570 (Ch) (15 October 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

A County Council v SB & Ors [2010] EWHC 2528 (Fam) (15 October 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hair, R (on the application of) v Her Majesty’s Coroner for Staffordshire (South) [2010] EWHC 2580 (Admin) (15 October 2010)

Law Society of England and Wales v Legal Services Commission [2010] EWHC 2550 (Admin) (30 September 2010)

Khazai & Ors, R (on the application of) v Birmingham City Council [2010] EWHC 2576 (Admin) (15 October 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

REC Wafer Norway AS v Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd [2010] EWHC 2581 (Comm) (15 October 2010)

UBS AG, London Branch & Anor v Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig GmbH [2010] EWHC 2566 (Comm) (15 October 2010)

Claxton Engineering Services Ltd v TXM Olaj-Es Gazkutato KFT [2010] EWHC 2567 (Comm) (15 October 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Cooperative Group Ltd v John Allen Associates Ltd [2010] EWHC 2300 (TCC) (14 September 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2010

The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010

The Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2010

The Statutory Payment Schemes (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Primary Dental Services, Private Ambulance Services and Primary Medical Services) (Regulated Activities) (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 5) Regulations 2010

The Statutory Payment Schemes (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Ending the ‘compensation culture’ is not as simple as it seems – The Guardian

“Lord Young’s health and safety report shows that balancing the rights of defendants and claimants is a delicate business.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government launches shakeup of health and safety law – The Guardian

“The government pledged today to tackle the UK’s ‘damaging’ compensation culture with a shakeup of health and safety measures, including an end to ‘senseless’ rules and regulations.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Clark and another v Finnerty and another; In re St George’s Property Services (London) Ltd – WLR Daily

Clark and another v Finnerty and another; In re St George’s Property Services (London) Ltd [2010] EWHC 2538 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 255

“Considerations that the institution of proceedings for relief under s 244 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in respect of a transaction to which the company was a party was extortionate when the issue was only triable and the consequences of thereby rescuing the company less than reasonably practicable were relevant to the existence or otherwise of good reason to remove the administrators under para 88 of Sch B1 to the Act but were not themselves sufficient to preclude good or sufficient reason.”

WLR Daily, 14th October 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.


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