Archive for February 1st, 2011

High Court challenge to Hampton Court development fails – BBC News

“A High Court bid to block plans for a hotel and flats on a derelict site on the opposite side of the Thames from Hampton Court Palace has failed.”

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BBC News, 31st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jones v Jones – WLR Daily

Jones v Jones [2011] EWCA Civ 41; [2011] WLR (D) 26

“Even if an earning capacity might also sometimes be relevant to a fair distribution of the assets pursuant to the sharing principle, it did not follow that the earning capacity should itself be treated as one of those assets, still less that an attempt should be made to capitalise it.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2011

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.

Haugesund Kommune and another v DEPFA ACS Bank (Wikborg Rein & Co, Part 20 defendants) – WLR Daily

Haugesund Kommune and another v DEPFA ACS Bank (Wikborg Rein & Co, Part 20 defendants) [2011] EWCA Civ 33; [2011] WLR (D) 25

“A firm of solicitors which erroneously advised a bank that municipalities would not be acting ultra vires if they entered into a swap arrangement with the bank was not liable for the losses resulting from the municipalities’ inability to make restitution once the void nature of the swap agreement came to light. Despite their negligence in relation to the vires of the municipalities, the solicitors had taken no responsibility for their creditworthiness or good faith or for the fact that the bank could not lawfully obtain execution against them when they defaulted on the arrangement.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2011

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.

Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson and Others – WLR Daily

Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson and Others [2011] EWCA Civ 38; [2011] WLR (D) 24

“The proper exercise of the discretion in section 20ZA of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (as inserted) to dispense with the requirement of consultation laid down in the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 did not depend on financial consequences for the landlord or tenant of granting or refusing such a dispensation.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2011

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.

Phone hacking: PCC sets up working group – The Guardian

“The Press Complaints Commission is setting up a working group to ‘draw together lessons learned’ from the new police investigation and various legal cases relating to the News of the World phone-hacking affair.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Terrifying’ flaw uncovered in pension protection law – Daily Telegraph

“The Government has been urged to change the law to ensure pensions of all workers are protected if their employer goes bust.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British firms face bribery blacklist, warns corruption watchdog – The Guardian

“British companies may face international blacklisting as a result of the government’s attempts to water down the Bribery Act, the chairman of an international anti-corruption watchdog warned.”

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The Guardian, 31st January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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