Archive for February 9th, 2011

Embrace electronic working, criminal law solicitors told – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has called on criminal law firms to embrace electronic working, as the Crown Prosecution Services seeks to become completely digital by April 2012.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2011


Changing commercial climate puts lawyers’ ethics under microscope – The Guardian

“With non-lawyers set to own law firms and alternative business structures on the way, sceptics fear ethics could be sacrificed.”

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The Guardian, 9th February 2011


Give your views on sentencing – Ministry of Justice

“There’s just 23 days left to respond to the Government’s Green Paper on sentencing and rehabilitation of offenders and to give your views on how justice should be delivered.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th February 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Windsor & Ors v Crown Prosecution Service [2011] EWCA Crim 143 (08 February 2011)

Creed, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 144 (08 February 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Richardson v Richardson [2011] EWCA Civ 79 (08 February 2011)

High Court (Patents Court)

Mölnlycke Health Care AB v Brightwake Ltd (t/a Advancis Medical) [2011] EWHC 140 (Pat) (26 January 2011)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Investment Bank (Amendment of Definition) Order 2011

The Authorised Investment Funds (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Food (Jelly Mini-Cups) (Emergency Control) (England) (Revocation) Regulations 2011

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Defence Disclosure Time Limits) Regulations 2011


Protecting Human Rights In An Age Of Insecurity – Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Protecting Human Rights In An Age Of Insecurity (PDF)

Speech by Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Master of the Rolls

Commonwealth Law Conference, 7th February 2011


R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government – WLR Daily

R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWHC 97 (Admin); [2011] WLR (D) 39

“A stated intention by the Government to abolish regional strategies and to promote legislation for that purpose was capable in law of constituting, for the purposes of section 70(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, a ‘material consideration’ to which planning authorities could have taken regard in making determinations of applications for planning permission. The Secretary of State’s announced intention to abolish regional strategies did not compromise the duty of local planning authorities under section 19 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) to have regard to regional strategies when preparing a development plan or any other local development document.”

WLR Daily, 8th February 2011


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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