Archive for October 19th, 2010

What next for the family courts? – BBC Law in Action

“The family justice system has been criticised from all angles. It’s been described as a slow, bureaucratic system that is bursting at the seams leaving families torn apart by its unfriendly and adversarial nature. In the first of a new series of Law In Action Joshua Rozenberg speaks to the Head of the Family Court Division Sir Nicholas Wall about what the future holds and how the sytem can be changed to help those caught up in it.”


BBC Law in Action, 19th October 2010


BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Scullion v Bank of Scotland Plc (t/a Colleys) [2010] EWHC 2253 (Ch) (08 October 2010)

HM Revenue & Customs v Lansdowne Partners Ltd Partnership [2010] EWHC 2582 (Ch) (18 October 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Morgan & Anor v Ministry of Justice & Anor [2010] EWHC 2563 (QB) (18 October 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Patel, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2483 (Admin) (29 September 2010)

Raheem, R (on the application of) v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2010] EWHC 2549 (Admin) (04 October 2010)

The London Reading College Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2561 (Admin) (18 October 2010)

High Court (Family Division)

AP v TD [2010] EWHC 2040 (Fam) (18 October 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Ericsson Ltd v Hutchison 3G UK Ltd [2010] EWHC 2525 (TCC) (18 October 2010)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Handling (Designated Technical Matters) Order 2010

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) (Temporary Accommodation) Amendment Order 2010

The Social Security Contributions (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Apportionment of Money in the National Lottery Distribution Fund Order 2010


Equality Act Codes of Practice published –

“The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published the statutory guidance that will help employers, lawyers and courts to interpret the Equality Act. Three Codes of Practice were laid before Parliament last week.”

Full story, 18th October 2010


Attorney General: Contempt of Court: why it still matters – Attorney General’s Office

“The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, has delivered the Criminal Bar Association’s Kalisher lecture entitled ‘Contempt of Court: why it still matters’.”

Full story

Attorney General’s Office, 12th October 2010


Final member of Blanchard paedophile ring convicted – BBC News

“A woman has been convicted of sexually assaulting a five-month-old baby girl – becoming the final member of a paedophile ring to face justice.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th October 2010


House of Lords suspends three from parliament in expenses clampdown – The Guardian

“Three peers were today suspended from parliament – the toughest punishment enacted in the House of Lords in modern times – after an inquiry found that each had broken expenses rules to wrongly claim tens of thousands of pounds.”

Full story

The Guardian, 18th October 2010


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