Archive for November 11th, 2010

How feminism could improve judicial decision-making – The Guardian

“Can judges be feminists? Should judges be feminists? On one view the answer is easy: no. We don’t want our judges to be activists. We don’t want them to promote their own political agendas. We want them to do their job. We want them to apply the law.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Feminist Judgments Project

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Plymouth City Council v G (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 1271 (10 November 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cairns v Modi [2010] EWHC 2859 (QB) (10 November 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Rycroft, R (on the application of) v The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain [2010] EWHC 2832 (Admin) (10 November 2010)

Royal College of Nursing & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2010] EWHC 2761 (Admin) (10 November 2010)

Cala Homes (South) Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2010] EWHC 2866 (Admin) (10 November 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Judicial appointments review reports back – Ministry of Justice

“A review of the judicial appointments process and related arms-length bodies has made initial recommendations.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th November 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Merton London Borough Council v Sinclair Collis Ltd – WLR Daily

Merton London Borough Council v Sinclair Collis Ltd [2010] WLR (D) 286

“Notwithstanding the civil complaint procedure embodied in s 7(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (as amended), a sale of tobacco to a person under the age of 18 through a cigarette vending machine was capable of being an offence contrary to s 7(1) of the 1933 Act.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 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.

Regina v Constantine – WLR Daily

Regina v Constantine [2010] EWCA Crim 2406; [2010] WLR (D) 28

“A court had to take account of a confiscation order before making any order ‘involving payment by the defendant’ of costs relating to all of the proceedings that had gone on thus far.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 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.

Regina (Gallagher and another) v Basildon District Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Gallagher and another) v Basildon District Council [2010] EWHC 2824 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 28

“There was no obligation on a local authority to implement recommendations of a local commissioner, nor was it necessary for a local authority to have cogent reasons for refusing to follow such a recommendation; but if a local authority gave reasons for rejecting a recommendation, the court was entitled to examine whether it had taken into account irrelevant considerations or failed to take account of relevant considerations, or its decision was irrational.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 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.

Regina v Belton – WLR Daily

Regina v Belton [2010] WLR (D) 283

“The offence of misconduct in public office was not restricted to office holders in receipt of remuneration.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 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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