Archive for December, 2010

Christmas Break

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closed period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2011.

BAE Systems fined for Tanzania accounting offence – BBC News

“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”

Full story

BBC News, 21st December 2010


Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Guidance from the Lord Chief Justice.”

Full guidance

Judiciary of England and Wales, 20th December 2010


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Consequential Provisions) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2010

The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) (Elected Representatives) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Geneva Conventions Act (Guernsey) Order 2010

The National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) Order 2010

The European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010

The Policing and Crime Act 2009 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2010

The Crime and Security Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2010

The Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Royal Forest of Dean College (Dissolution) Order 2010

The Superannuation Act 2010 (Repeal of Limits on Compensation) Order 2010

The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2010

The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010


BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hussain & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Health Department [2010] EWHC 3351 (Admin) (20 December 2010)

Infocus Public Networks Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2010] EWHC 3309 (Admin) (17 December 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ashdale Land and Property Company Ltd v Maioriello & Ors [2010] EWHC 3296 (Ch) (20 December 2010)

Macaria Investments Ltd v Sanders & Anor [2010] EWHC 3353 (Ch) (17 December 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Hillside (New Media) Ltd v Baasland & Ors [2010] EWHC 3336 (Comm) (20 December 2010)


R (Chester) v Secretary of State for Justice and another – WLR Daily

“Removing the blanket ban on prisoners’ voting in elections, which was required by decisions of the European Court of Human Rights to comply with the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, involved a controversial area of social policy. It was for the Government to decide on the appropriate amending legislation to be enacted to comply with the law. The judiciary ought not to construe existing statutes so as to confer on the courts the function of deciding whether any given prisoner should lose his vote.”

Full story

WLR Daily, 20th December 2010


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

‘Airline’ man jailed for London to Durham flights scam – BBC News

“A man who said he was setting up an airline to operate flights between London and Durham Tees Valley Airport has been jailed for fraud.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th December 2010


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