Archive for February 17th, 2011

Sex crime entertainer Jason Gaunt ‘acted like teenager’ – BBC News

“A children’s entertainer cannot be sentenced for sex offences against boys until a psychological assessment has taken place, a judge has said.”

Full story

BBC news, 17th February 2011


MI5 accused of ‘gagging’ justice – The Independent

“Lawyers for families of those killed in the 7/7 bombings suggest MI5 is trying to ‘gag’  justice by restricting the verdicts of the inquest into the attacks.”

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The Independent, 17th February 2011


Judge tells burglar bitten by police dog: ‘Good, I hope it hurt’ – Daily Telegraph

“On being told that the 8 year old German Shepherd Zak had sunk his teeth into a thief’s buttock, Judge Julian Lambert exclaimed ‘Good! I hope it hurt. Well done Zak!’ Last month Judge Lambert spoke out against the current ‘soft’ sentencing guidelines which prevented him jailing a burglar in Bristol. He said the guidelines which suggested a community order for the burglar were ‘wet’ and he added ‘We live in soft times.’  But sitting at Gloucester Crown court today the judge had no hesitation in locking up persistent thief John Davies for nine months.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2011


Tom Hicks wins right to pursue damages over Liverpool sale – The Guardian

“Tom Hicks, the former Liverpool owner, has been given the chance to launch damages claims over the sale of the Premier League club after orders barring action in the United Stated were partially lifted by a high court judge in London.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th February 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Winwood& Ors v Biffa Waste Services Ltd & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 108 (17 February 2011)

Stonham v Ramrattan & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 119 (16 February 2011)

O (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 128 (16 February 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Abdul & Ors v Director of Public Prosecutions [2011] EWHC 247 (Admin) (16 February 2011)

Lunn & Ors, R (on the application of) v HM Revenue and Customs [2011] EWHC 240 (Admin) (16 February 2011)

Renaissance Habitat Ltd, R (on the application of) v West Berkshire District Council [2011] EWHC 242 (Admin) (16 February 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc [2011] EWHC 260 (Ch) (16 February 2011)

Cosco Bulk Carrier Co Ltd v Armada Shipping SA & Anor [2011] EWHC 216 (Ch) (11 February 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Wightlink Ltd v Mitchell Diesel Ltd (t/a Mitchell Power Systems) [2011] EWHC 241 (Comm) (14 February 2011)

Nanjing Tianshun Shipbuilding Co Ltd v Orchard Tankers PTE Ltd [2011] EWHC 164 (Comm) (11 February 2011)

Chalabi & Ors v Jaffar & Anor [2011] EWHC 203 (Comm) (11 February 2011)

INEOS Manufacturing Scotland Ltd. v Grangemouth Chp Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 163 (Comm) (11 February 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Chvetsov v Matuzny [2011] EWHC 248 (QB) (16 February 2011)


Regulation of healthcare professionals – Law Commission

“The Law Commission has accepted a referral from the Department of Health to review the regulation of health and social care professionals.”

Full press release

Law Commission, 16th February 2011


Cotswold Geotech convicted of first corporate manslaughter charge under new Act – Crown Prosecution Service

“Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings has today become the first company to be convicted of the new offence of corporate manslaughter.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th February 2011


February 2011