Archive for March 14th, 2011

Freddy Patel condemned for ‘natural causes’ report on murdered sex worker – The Guardian

“A former Home Office pathologist, criticised for his postmortem examination into the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protest in 2009, has had his earlier work on a murder victim condemned by a General Medical Council disciplinary panel.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prostitution ring boss Thomas Carroll faces £1.9m order – BBC News

“A man who ran an international prostitution ring has been told to hand over nearly £2m of his criminal profits or face another 10 years in jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disabled woman jailed for Milton Keynes fire killings – BBC News

“A disabled woman has been jailed for 12 years for the manslaughter of a mother and daughter in a fire.”

Full story

BBC News, 14th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police accused of false arrest at fees protest – The Guardian

“IPCC investigating claims that officer colluded with colleagues to arrest man on false grounds during December protest.”

Full story

The Guardian, 14th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Fraudster Phillip Morris jailed after shooting himself – BBC News

“An insurance fraudster who shot himself in the chest as part of string of scams has been jailed for six-and-a-half years at Caernarfon Crown Court.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AC, R (on the application of) v Berkshire West Primary Care Trust & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 247 (11 March 2011)

Vaile v London Borough of Havering [2011] EWCA Civ 246 (11 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Angus v United Kingdom Border Agency [2011] EWHC 461 (Admin) (11 March 2011)

Hazelhurst & Ors v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2011] EWHC 462 (Admin) (11 March 2011)

Derwent Holdings Ltd v Trafford Borough Council [2011] EWHC 491 (Admin) (10 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Carey Group Plc & Ors v AIB Group (UK) Plc & Anor [2011] EWHC 567 (Ch) (11 March 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org.uk

 

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Taxes, etc. (Fees for Payment by Internet) Regulations 2011

The Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Disregard and Bringing into Account of Profits and Losses) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (Transfer of Trust Property) Order 2011

The National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (Amendment of Section 23) Order 2011

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Digital Switchover (Disclosure of Information) Act 2007 (Prescription of Information) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) (Revocation, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Casteels v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

“Article 48FEU of the FEU Treaty, concerning the adoption of measures in the field of social security, could not be relied on by an individual against his private sector employer in a dispute before a national court. In the context of the mandatory application of a collective labour agreement, article 45FEU of the FEU Treaty precluded the non-inclusion of years of service completed by a worker for the same employer in different member states in the calculation of the period for the acquisition of definitive entitlements to supplementary pension benefits.”
WLR Daily, 11th March 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

British Telecommunications plc v Office of Communications (Hutchison 3G UK Ltd intervening) – WLR Daily

“On its true interpretation section 192(6)(a) of the Communications Act 2003 did not impose a statutory bar on the introduction of fresh evidence on an appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal.”
WLR Daily, 11th March 2011

Pitt and another v Holt and another; Futter and another v Futter and Others – WLR Daily

“Where trustees, acting within their powers, carried out a transaction which was said to be vitiated by breach of trust on the ground that the trustees failed to have regard to a relevant matter, and where the reason that they did not have regard to it was that they had obtained and acted on advice from apparently competent advisers which turned out to be incorrect, then the charge of breach of trust could not be made out and the transaction was not voidable.”
WLR Daily, 10th March 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Lesoochranárske zoskupenie VLK v Ministerstvo životného prostredia Slovenskej republiky – WLR Daily

“Article 9(3) of the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters (‘the Aarhus Convention’) did not have direct effect in European Union law.”
WLR Daily, 10th March 2011
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

CPS stops prosecution for 1987 killing of Daniel Morgan – Crown Prosecution Service

“The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided that the prosecution of three men for the killing of private detective Daniel Morgan in 1987 cannot continue.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 11th March 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Raoul Moat accomplices guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder – The Guardian

“Raoul Moat accomplices guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder.”

Full story

The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jail for ‘butcher’ knife attack in Hoddesdon – BBC News

“A man who slashed his ex-girlfriend’s face like a ‘butcher cutting open a carcass’ has been given an indeterminate prison sentence.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bogus physio Charles Ahme jailed for sex assaults – BBC News

“A bogus physiotherapist who sexually assaulted women during consultations has been jailed for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Deepcut families call for inquiry after review criticises police – The Independent

“Fresh demands for a public inquiry into the deaths of four young recruits shot at Deepcut Army barracks were issued last night after a new review revealed serious shortcomings in the way police investigated the cases.”

Full story

The Independent, 13th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Clampdown on migrant chefs could force takeaways to shut up shop – The Guardian

“The future of those traditional staples of British cuisine, Indian and Chinese takeaways, have been thrown into doubt by new Home Office restrictions on the overseas recruitment of skilled migrants. The immigration minister, Damian Green, has decided to halt the recruitment from overseas of migrant chefs from outside Europe to work in any establishment that provides a takeaway service.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Damilola Taylor killer returned to prison – The Guardian

“One of two brothers convicted of killing Damilola Taylor has been returned to prison after breaching licence conditions that were applied to him after he was released last year.”

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New rules to discourage ‘libel tourism’ in Britain – Daily Telegraph

“The new rules will block celebrities and businessmen from bringing libel cases in this country unless they can prove that publication caused them ‘substantial harm’ in England and Wales, it is understood.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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