Archive for February 18th, 2011

BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Royal Bank Of Scotland Plc v Hicks & Ors [2011] EWHC 287 (Ch) (17 February 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

British Arab Commercial Bank Plc v Bank of Communications & Anor [2011] EWHC 281 (Comm) (17 February 2011)

Global Distressed Alpha Fund 1 Ltd Partnership v PT Bakrie Investindo [2011] EWHC 256 (Comm) (17 February 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

EB v Haughton [2011] EWHC 279 (QB) (17 February 2011)

Amin & Anor v Mullings & Anor [2011] EWHC 278 (QB) (17 February 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Liberty Syndicate Management & Anor v Campagna Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 209 (TCC) (09 February 2011)


Stonham v Ramrattan and another – WLR Daily

“Section 283A of the Insolvency Act 1986, which gave a trustee in bankruptcy three years from the date of the bankruptcy to decide what to do about any interest in a house inhabited by the bankrupt or their current or former spouse or civil partner, was concerned only with property which actually formed part of the bankrupt’s estate at the time at the commencement of the bankruptcy. It did not apply to property currently vested in a third party but in respect of which a claim to set aside a transaction at an undervalue might be made under section 339 of the 1986 Act, in respect of which the limitation period remained the 12 years provided for under section 8 of the Limitation Act 1980.”
WLR Daily, 17th February 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Recent Statutory Isntrumetns –

The Crime and Security Act 2010 (Commencement No.3) Order 2011

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes A, B and D) Order 2011

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No.14) Order 2011

The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (European Economic Interest Grouping) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Companies, Overseas Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Registrar of Companies (Fees) (Limited Partnerships) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2011

 The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2011

The Employment and Support Allowance (Limited Capability for Work and Limited Capability for Work-Related Activity) (Amendment) Regulations 2011


New Push for LGB and T equality will allow civil partnerships in religious buildings – Home Office

“As part of its commitment to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB and T) people, the government will today announce that religious buildings will be allowed to host civil partnership registrations.”

Full press release

Home Office, 17th February 2011


Phone hacking: police hand over evidence they claimed did not exist – The Guardian

“The Metropolitan police have been accused of misleading behaviour in the phone-hacking scandal after handing over evidence they had twice claimed did not exist.”

Full story

The Guardian, 17th February 2011


Solicitor suspended over 19-year estate delay – Law Society’s Gazette

“A Suffolk solicitor was suspended from practice last week after taking 19 years to settle a spinster’s estate.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2011


Lawyer wins £10,000 damages from Solicitors from Hell owner – Law Society’s Gazette

“A judge has condemned the owner of the Solicitors from Hell website for his conduct when committing a serious libel against a young solicitor.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2011


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