Archive for March 16th, 2011

New sentencing guidance for assault – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Sentencing Council has today published new guidance to judges and magistrates for assault offences.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th March 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Fuller v London Borough of Brent [2011] EWCA Civ 267 (15 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

MVF3 APS & Ors v Bestnet Europe Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 477 (Ch) (07 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

French, R (on the application of) v The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2011] EWHC 546 (Admin) (15 March 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

A (a child), Re [2011] EWHC 517 (Fam) (10 March 2011)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2011

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Legal Services Act 2007 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2011

The Income Tax (Qualifying Child Care) Regulations 2011

The Tax Credits (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011

The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Sharing and Attachment on Divorce etc) Regulations 2011

The Pension Protection Fund (Pensions on Divorce etc: Charges) Regulations 2011

The Finance (No. 3) Act 2010, Schedule 13 (Record Keeping, Time Limits and Information and Inspection Powers) (Appointed Day and Transitional Provision) Order 2011


Carey Group plc and others v AIB Group (UK) plc and another – WLR Daily

Carey Group plc and others v AIB Group (UK) plc and another [2011] EWHC 567 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 86

“A person resident or carrying on business in the jurisdiction of England and Wales was at liberty to comply voluntarily with a request or demand of a foreign government agency, based upon foreign public law, without fear of restraint by the English courts, provided only that he thereby committed no wrong actionable under English law.”

WLR Daily, 11th March 2011


Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Campaign to raise age of criminal responsibility – Daily Telegraph

“Children in England understand the difference between right and wrong at age 10, according to the law. Ten years old is also the age of criminal responsibility in Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2011


Justice minister tries to ease anti-bribery rules – The Guardian

“Foreign companies that are listed on the London stock market but have no other presence in the UK should not be liable for prosecution under the Bribery Act, according to guidance being drawn up by the Ministry of Justice.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2011


SRA board backs Tesco law powers and new conduct handbook – Legal Week

“The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) board has approved the watchdog’s application to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures (ABSs) today (15 March).”

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Legal Week, 15th March 2011


March 2011