Archive for November 25th, 2010

Two in £53m Securitas raid in Kent lose appeal – BBC News

“Two members of a gang jailed for their part in stealing £53m in Britain’s biggest cash robbery have failed in bids to overturn their convictions.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Spurned lover jailed for brutal stabbing – The Independent

“A spurned lover who repeatedly stabbed a mother-of-two a month after he was bailed following a previous assault on her was jailed for eight years today.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Why Lord Justice Moses should watch 12 Angry Men – The Guardian

“The judge’s proposals on criminal trials are a dangerous attack on the jury system. I hope he won’t prevail.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police chief and deputy face charges over alleged nepotism – The Guardian

“A police chief and his deputy are to face serious misconduct charges following an independent report into alleged nepotism during a botched recruitment exercise.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme court clears way to deport rapist – The Independent

“A Somali national jailed for rape and indecency with a child faces deportation following a ruling of the Supreme Court.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Calls for major reform to law training – Law Society’s Gazette

“Pressure mounted for sweeping reform of the education and training of lawyers this week, as regulators announced a root-and-branch review of the current framework.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 25th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Crest Nicholson (Londinium) Ltd. v Akaria Investments Ltd. [2010] EWCA Civ 1331 (25 November 2010)

Terluk v Berezovsky [2010] EWCA Civ 1345 (25 November 2010)

Unilever Plc & Ors v Shanks [2010] EWCA Civ 1283 (25 November 2010)

Habibsons Bank Ltd v Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1335 (24 November 2010)

Hanton-Rhouila v Westminster City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1334 (24 November 2010)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

PR, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 2741 (24 November 2010)

Daniels & Ors, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 2740 (24 November 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Puzo v District Court In Kladno, Czech Republic [2010] EWHC 3056 (Admin) (24 November 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Satinland Finance SARL & Anor v BNP Paribas Trust Corporation UK Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 3062 (Ch) (24 November 2010)

ITV Broadcasting Ltd & Ors v TV Catch Up Ltd [2010] EWHC 3063 (Ch) (25 November 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench division)

Daniels v British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [2010] EWHC 3057 (QB) (24 November 2010)

KJH v HGF [2010] EWHC 3064 (QB) (24 November 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Holland and another; In re Paycheck Services 3 Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Revenue and Customs Commissioners v Holland and another In re Paycheck Services 3 Ltd and others [2010] UKSC 51; [2010] WLR (D) 298

“A director of a corporate director of a company was not a de facto director of that company, who was thereby liable for the misuse of its assets, if his acts were done entirely within the ambit of the discharge of his duties and responsibilities as a director of the corporate director.”

WLR Daily, 24th 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.

Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) – WLR Daily

Ross v Bank of Commerce (Saint Kitts Nevis) Trust and Savings Association Ltd (in liquidation) [2010] UKPC 28; [2010] WLR (D) 297

“When an appeal to the Privy Council was expressed to be as of right under the Constitution of the country appealed from, it was still necessary either to obtain leave from the local Court of Appeal or if that was refused, to obtain special leave from the Privy Council.”

WLR Daily, 24th 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 (Conservative and Unionist Party) v Election Commissioner – WLR Daily

Regina (Conservative and Unionist Party) v Election Commissioner [2010] EWCA Civ 1332; [2010] WLR (D) 296

“It was not open to a petitioner to an election court to seek an order for costs under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 against the respondent’s political party and its local party association who had not been parties to the petition. Once the election commissioner had made a final order for costs and dealt with all aspects of the petiton under the Representation of the People Act 1983 he did not have the authority to re-open a decision as to costs and consider making an order against a third party.”

WLR Daily, 24th 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.

RT (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; SM (Zimbabwe) v Same; AM (Zimbabwe) v Same; DM (Zimbabwe) v Same – WLR daily

RT (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; SM (Zimbabwe) v Same; AM (Zimbabwe) v Same; DM (Zimbabwe) v Same [2010] EWCA Civ 1285; [2010] WLR (D) 295

“A claim for asylum would not be defeated if the tribunal found that a claimant would be willing to lie about political beliefs, or about the absence of political beliefs, but that the reason for the lie was to avoid persecution.”

WLR daily, 22nd 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.

Dewsbury woman sprayed with CS gas awarded £7,000 – BBC News

“A woman who suffered burns after she was sprayed in the face with CS gas has received £7,000 in compensation from West Yorkshire Police.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crispin Blunt sets out vision for youth justice – Ministry of Justice

“Minister Crispin Blunt has set out his vision for the youth justice system.”

Full speech

Ministry of Justice, 24th November 2010

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Men convicted in shocking sex abuse case – Crown Prosecution Service

“Five men have been convicted of a string of sexual offences against young, vulnerable teenage girls and women in a case described as one of ‘shocking and persistent abuse’ by Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Samantha Shallow. Three other men were found guilty of related offences.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 24th November 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Agencies ‘missed chances’ to help Derby sex gang girls – BBC News

“Agencies ‘missed opportunities’  to help girls caught up in a sexual exploitation ring, an independent inquiry has found.”

Full story

BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tribunal awards maid £7,500 in ‘real-life Downton Abbey’ case – The Independent

“A modern day Downton-esque tale of conniving colleagues came to a head yesterday, when a princess was ordered by an industrial tribunal to pay £7,500 compensation to a former maid who fell victim to a ‘below stairs’ plot by jealous colleagues.”

Full story

The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police to have power to order violent partners to leave home for 48 hours – The Guardian

“A scheme to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home is to be piloted in three police force areas from next summer, the home secretary, Theresa May, is to announce today. The go-ahead for domestic violence protection orders forms part of an updated Home Office strategy to tackle sexual and emotional crimes against women and girls.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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