Archive for March 30th, 2011

Expert witness immunity removed – The Independent

“Expert witnesses have lost their 400-year-old immunity from being sued in the civil courts.”

Full story

The Independent, 30th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The cost of clamping down on ‘no win, no fee’ legal arrangements – The Guardian

“Ken Clarke’s announcement on Tuesday that the government is to reform the costs of civil litigation has been portrayed as a crackdown on lawyers’ fees. That always makes a pleasing headline but the reality is that the justice secretary wants the public to do it for him.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

The Financial Assistance Scheme (Revaluation and Indexation Amendments) Regulations 2011

The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Cap) Order 2011

The Apprenticeships (Issue of Apprenticeship Certificates) (England) Regulations 2011

The Immigration (Designation of Travel Bans) (Amendment No.3) Order 2011

The Apprenticeships (Transitional Provision for Existing Vocational Specifications) (England) Order 2011

The Local Authorities (Mayoral Elections) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011

The Council Tax (Discount Disregards) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2011

The Aerodromes (Designation) (Detention and Sale of Aircraft) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Penalties, Offshore Income etc. (Designation of Territories) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Regina (MK (Tunisia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (MK (Tunisia)) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 333; [2011] WLR (D) 106

“A claimant whose leave to remain in the country was cancelled while he was out of the country did not thereby lose his in-country right of appeal, and he could therefore return to exercise that right of appeal against the cancellation.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Regina (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another – WLR Daily

Regina (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another [2011] EWCA Civ 334; [2011] WLR (D) 107

“Demolition works were capable of constituting a project for the purposes of article 1(2) of Council Directive 85/337/EEC on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.”

WLR Daily, 25th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

(H) v R. [2011] EWCA Crim 730 (29 March 2011)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Football Dataco Ltd & Ors v Sportradar GmbH & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 330 (29 March 2011)

Schütz (UK) Ltd v Werit (UK) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 303 (29 March 2011)

Gemstar- Tvguide International Inc & Ors v Virgin Media Ltd & Anor [2011] EWCA Civ 302 (29 March 2011)

Faulkner, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice the Parole Board [2011] EWCA Civ 349 (29 March 2011)

Brookes v HSBC Bank Plc [2011] EWCA Civ 354 (29 March 2011)

Lee v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 348 (29 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Mehmet, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWHC 741 (Admin) (29 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Moore v Williamson & Ors [2011] EWHC 672 (Ch) (29 March 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

DE v AB [2010] EWHC 3792 (Fam) (30 November 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Bank Leumi (UK) Plc v Wachner [2011] EWHC 656 (Comm) (22 March 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

MPs warn against legal aid reforms in divorce cases – The Guardian

“Making eligibility for legal aid in divorce and custody cases dependent on accusations of domestic violence will create a ‘perverse incentive’ that encourages false allegations, according to a group of MPs.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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