Archive for March 10th, 2011

Legal bodies fear government interference – Law Society’s Gazette

“The independence of the legal profession is being threatened by government ‘diktats’ ordering that the websites of three legal quangos be closed, the chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP) told a House of Lords debate this week.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Naomi Bryant inquest: Failings in sex offender release – BBC News

“A woman was killed by a convicted sex offender after a series of failings by the agencies involved in his release, an inquest jury has ruled.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prisoners should be given the vote, signals watchdog – Daily Telegraph

“Nick Hardwick, the chief inspector of prisons, signalled he was in favour of some prisoners being given the vote, despite admitting he has not come across a single inmate who wants it.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Youths face life for boy’s murder – The Independent

“Three youths face life sentences after being found guilty today of murdering schoolboy Nicholas Pearton.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Women lawyers believe they are paid less than male peers – Law Society’s Gazette

“Most women lawyers believe their male colleagues earn more than they do, research has suggested.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (LCH.Clearnet Limited) Regulations 2011

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (SIX X-CLEAR AG) Regulations 2011

The Social Security (Deferral of Retirement Pensions) Regulations 2011

The Children’s Homes (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Adoption Agencies and Independent Review of Determinations (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Trading Fund (Revocation) Order 2011

The Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2011

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses) (Revocation) Regulations 2011

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (Eurex Clearing AG) Regulations 2011

The Arrangements for Placement of Children by Voluntary Organisations and Others (England) Regulations 2011

The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011

The Climate Change Levy (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2011

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011

The Application of Pension Legislation to the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation Regulations 2011

The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011

The Pension Protection Fund (Prescribed Payments and Investment Costs – Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Welfare Reform Act 2009 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2011

The Pensions Act 2008 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2011

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (European Central Counterparty Limited) Regulations 2011

The Stamp Duty and Stamp Duty Reserve Tax (European Multilateral Clearing Facility N.V.) Regulations 2011

The Insurance Premium Tax (Discounted Insurance Premiums: Higher Rate) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Everclear Ltd (BVI) v Agrest & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 232 (09 March 2011)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Abdi [2011] EWCA Civ 242 (09 March 2011)

Pitt & Anor v Holt & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 197 (09 March 2011)

North Shore Ventures Ltd v Anstead Holdings, Inc & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 230 (09 March 2011)

Bank of Scotland v Pereira & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 241 (09 March 2011)

Nunn v Royal Mail Group Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 244 (10 March 2011)

British Telecommunications Plc v Office of Communications & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 245 (10 March 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

MNB v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWHC 528 (QB) (09 March 2011)

Jeffers v The Labour Party [2011] EWHC 529 (QB) (10 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Hawksford Trustees Jersey Ltd v Stella Global UK Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 503 (Ch) (09 March 2011)

White & Ors v Williams & Ors [2011] EWHC 494 (Ch) (10 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Gujra, R (on the application of) v Crown Prosecution Service [2011] EWHC 472 (Admin) (09 March 2011)

Rangwani, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 516 (Admin) (9 March 2011)

Brynmawr Foundation School, R (on the application of) v Welsh Ministers & Anor [2011] EWHC 519 (Admin) (09 March 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Argo Systems FZE v Liberty Insurance (PTE) & Anor [2011] EWHC 301 (Comm) (21 February 2011)

Telenor East Holding II AS v Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC B5 (Comm) (01 March 2011)

Camarata Property Inc v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2011] EWHC 479 (Comm) (09 March 2011)

Cassa Di Risparmio Della Repubblica Di San Marino Spa v Barclays Bank Ltd [2011] EWHC 484 (Comm) (09 March 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Irvin v Robertson [2010] EWHC 3723 (TCC) (21 December 2010)

Michael Phillips Architects Ltd v Riklin & Anor [2011] EWHC 27 (TCC) (12 January 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org


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