Archive for February 4th, 2011

Supreme Court widens definition of violent abuse – Law Society’s Gazette

“Solicitors have welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that domestic violence extends beyond physical contact to include other forms of violent conduct.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Auton & Ors v R. [2011] EWCA Crim 76 (03 February 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Islam & Anor v Al- Sami & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 32 (03 February 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Wollenberg v Casinos Austria International Holding GmbH [2011] EWHC 103 (Ch) (03 February 2011)

Hobbs & Anor v Gibson & Ors [2010] EWHC 3676 (Ch) (17 December 2010)

Rosebery Ltd v Rocklee Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC B1 (Ch) (20 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

The debate about employment tribunals and the rise in claims – Law Society’s Gazette

“Reforms to employment law and the employment tribunal system did not feature in the 2010 Conservative election manifesto. But there was a clear commitment to reducing regulation of small businesses. In recent weeks, it has become clear this commitment has translated into controversial plans for substantial reform to tribunal procedures.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Modular courts piloted to meet soaring workloads – Ministry of Justice

“Temporary courtrooms are being used to extend a busy crown court and help it to meet its increased workload.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

UK ‘made safe haven’ by human rights rulings – The Independent

“Human rights rulings make the UK a ‘safe haven’ for suspected foreign terrorists, the independent reviewer of anti-terror laws said today.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Kasprzak v Warsaw Regional Court, Poland; Bingham v Trial Court No 4 of Marbella, Spain; Wilson-Campbell v Court of Instruction No 4 of Orihuela, Alicante, Spain – WLR Daily

Kasprzak v Warsaw Regional Court, Poland; Bingham v Trial Court No 4 of Marbella, Spain; Wilson-Campbell v Court of Instruction No 4 of Orihuela, Alicante, Spain [2011] EWHC 100 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 35

“Article 23 of the Council Framework Decision of 13 June 2002 on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between member states, as implemented by s 36(3)(b) of the Extradition Act 2003, contemplated the possibility of agreement being sought and given for an extension of the period for extradition after the expiry of the original period, since it was only at the end of the original period that circumstances beyond the control of the member state or serious humanitarian reasons prevented extradition within that period and gave rise to the need for agreement on a new date for removal.”

WLR Daily, 3rd February 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.

Office of Fair Trading v Purely Creative Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Office of Fair Trading v Purely Creative Ltd and others [2011] EWHC 106 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 34

“For the purposes of applying the causation test in regulations 5 and 6 of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 the combined effect of all relevant misleading acts and omissions had first to be ascertained, and then subjected to the test whether, taken in the aggregate, it would probably cause the average consumer to take a transactional decision which he would not otherwise have taken.”

WLR Daily, 3rd February 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.


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