Archive for November 17th, 2010

Legal aid: annotated government proposals for reform – The Guardian

“Legal affairs correspondent, Afua Hirsch, dissects the green paper on legal aid and gives her views on the most important passages. Click on the highlighted paragraphs to read their comments or use the annotations bar at the top of the page to flick through them.”

Proposal for Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales

The Guardian, 17th November 2010


No charges for MI5 officer accused over Binyam Mohamed – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped its investigation into an MI5 officer accused of complicity in the mistreatment of Binyam Mohamed.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th November 2010


Teenagers jailed for killing suspected paedophile – Daily Telegraph

“A 15-year-old boy who killed a suspected paedophile ‘to teach him a lesson’ has been given a life sentence.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2010


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Reckless, R (on the application of) v Kent Police Authority [2010] EWCA Civ 1277 (16 November 2010)

Deman v The Commission for Equality and Human Rights & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1279 (16 November 2010)

Ntuli v Donald [2010] EWCA Civ 1276 (16 November 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Vaidya v General Medical Council [2010] EWHC 2873 (QB) (16 November 2010)

Ifedha v Archant Regional Ltd [2010] EWHC 2819 (QB) (08 November 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bisnauthsing, R (on the application of) v The Legal Complaints Service [2010] EWHC 2918 (Admin) (26 October 2010)

Fu, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] EWHC 2922 (Admin) (01 November 2010)


BCL Old Co Ltd and others v BASF SE ( formerlyBASF AG) and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

BCL Old Co Ltd and others v BASF SE (formerly BASF AG) and others (No 2) [2010] EWCA Civ 1258; [2010] WLR (D) 290

“There was no power under the Competition Appeal Tribunal Rules 2003 to extend time for bringing proceedings for follow-on damages under the Competition Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 15th November 2010


Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Theresa May axes Harman’s Law – Daily Telegraph

“A legal duty forcing public bodies to help reduce inequality caused by class disadvantage is to be scrapped.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2010


Bill for settling Guantanamo Bay ‘torture’ cases could top £30m – The Independent

“Compensation payments and legal costs for 16 British citizens and residents who claim they were tortured at Guantanamo Bay could leave the Government footing a bill of up to £30m.”

Full story

The Independent, 17th November 2010


November 2010