Archive for March 4th, 2011

‘Flatulent’ dentist from Shrewsbury is struck off – BBC News

“A dentist who faced charges of breaking wind and belching in front of patients and staff has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2011


Mark Saunders inquest: firearms officer cleared of inserting song titles – The Guardian

“Police marksman involved in barrister’s shooting faces misconduct action for ‘crass remark’ after IPCC investigation.”

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The Guardian, 4th March 2011


Nanny jailed for attempting to poison Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold – Daily Telegraph

“The former nanny of Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold was jailed for 12 months today after admitting attempting to poison the lingerie tycoon with screen wash.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal  (Civil Division)

National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers v Serco Ltd (t/a Serco Docklands) [2011] EWCA Civ 226 (04 March 2011)

MN (Tanzania), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 193 (04 March 2011)

H v City & County of Swansea & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 195 (02 March 2011)

RO, R (on the application of) v East Riding of Yorkshire Council & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 196 (02 March 2011)

Royal Bank of Scotland Plc v Chandra & Anor (Rev 1) [2011] EWCA Civ 192 (02 March 2011)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Clipston, R [2011] EWCA Crim 446 (04 March 2011)

Clarke, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 407 (03 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Modaresi, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health & Ors [2011] EWHC 417 (Admin) (03 March 2011)

Attorney General v Associated Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 418 (Admin) (03 March 2011)

Rencher-Paine v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2011] EWHC 382 (Admin) (02 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Clipper Logistics Group Ltd v Monsoon Accessorize Ltd [2011] EWHC 410 (Ch) (03 March 2011)

Bowling & Co Solicitors v Edehomo [2011] EWHC 393 (Ch) (02 March 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Masri & Anor v Consolidated Contractors International Co Sal & Ors [2011] EWHC 409 (Comm) (03 March 2011)

AXA Seguros, SA De CV v Allianz Insurance Plc (t/a Allianz Global Risks) & Ors [2011] EWHC 268 (Comm) (02 March 2011)

High Court Queen’s Bench Division)

A Child v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2011] EWHC 454 (QB) (04 March 2011)

Ashby & Ors v Birmingham City Council [2011] EWHC 424 (QB) (03 March 2011)

Allen v The Grimsby Telegrph & Anor [2011] EWHC 406 (QB) (2 March 2011)

Lord Chancellor v Eddowes Perry and Osbourne Ltd [2011] EWHC 420 (QB) (02 March 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Lansdowne House (St George’s Hill) Ltd v Liberty Syndicate Management Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 332 (TCC) (23 February 2011)


Regina v Grout – WLR Daily

“Care had to be taken when drafting a count in an indictment alleging an offence contrary to section 8(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 because that section created at least two separate offences: (i) causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and (ii) inciting a child under 13 to engage in a sexual activity.”
WLR Daily, 3rd March 2011
Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Libya (Asset-Freezing) Regulations 2011

The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011

The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Rules 2011

The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Rules 2011

The West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (Planning Functions) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Commencement No.5, Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011

The Pension Protection Fund (Revaluation Amendments) Regulations 2011

The National Health Service (Dental Charges) Amendment Regulations 2011

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2011

The Office of the Renewable Fuels Agency (Dissolution and Transfer of Functions) Order 2011


Landmark judgment highlights retainer letter lapse – Law Society’s Gazette

“A High Court judge warned solicitors of the need to be clear in retainer letters, as he ruled that a firm had breached its contract by refusing to carry out further work for a client until he had paid his bills, in a decision that the judge admitted ‘may seem harsh’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd March 2011


March 2011