Archive for March 7th, 2011

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Eurosail – UK 2007 – 3bl Plc & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 227 (07 March 2011)

Sousa v London Borough of Waltham Forest Council [2011] EWCA Civ 194 (03 March 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

ZAM v CFW & Anor [2011] EWHC 476 (QB) (07 March 2011)


Legal Profession Lawcast (2): Neil Rose on ABS – Jackson – Funding – Regulation and the state of the profession today – Charon QC

“Today I am talking to Neil Rose of Legal Futures about the changing legal landscape in 2011. Legal Futures is the brainchild of Neil Rose, who has been writing about the Legal Services Act since its genesis in the OFT report of 2001. Neil is a highly experienced legal journalist, having spent 12 years working on the Law Society’s Gazette, latterly as Deputy Editor and including a lengthy spell as Acting Editor in 2007. A qualified solicitor, he went freelance in January 2008.”


Charon QC, 7th March 2011


“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Safety deposit pair who held millions for gangs jailed – BBC News

“The director of three safety deposit box centres in London has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after raids in which police seized £500m in assets.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th March 2011


Man guilty of burning poppies at Armistice Day protest – BBC News

“A man has been found guilty of burning poppies at a protest in west London on Armistice Day.”

Full story

BBC News, 7th March 2011


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2011

The Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2011

The Non-Contentious Probate Fees (Amendment) Order 2011

The Care Standards Act 2000 (Enforcement of Care Standards) (Notification) (England) Regulations 2011

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Marine Licensing (Application Fees) Regulations 2011


Sousa v Waltham Forest London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Sousa v Waltham Forest London Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 194; [2011] WLR (D) 71

“A successful claimant was entitled to seek costs which included a success fee under a conditional fee agreement where the agreement had been entered into between the claimant’s insurers and the lawyers acting for him and the applicable insurance policy provided him with an indemnity as to costs.”

WLR Daily, 4th 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.

Prison officers sue to stop private firm taking over four jails – The Guardian

“The Prison Officers Association (POA) is to launch a high court bid to prevent the UK’s biggest private prisons contractor from taking over four prisons currently under review.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th March 2011


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