Archive for April 1st, 2011

Woman jailed for killing autistic son, 12, with bleach – BBC News

“A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bomb plotter wins parole challenge – The Independent

“A man jailed for 45 years for plotting to blow up an Israeli airliner won a High Court challenge today against Government refusals to allow his early release.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

John Kampfner: The worrying rise of the rich man’s weapon of justice – The Independent

“Just when you think you are over the worst, the forces of secrecy bite back. No sooner had the Government published a draft Defamation Bill, going some way to reversing many of the most hideous aspects of Britain’s libel laws, than the judiciary set a dangerous new precedent.”

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The Independent, 1st April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

After supreme court decision, will other witnesses remain immune? – The Guardian

“Now that the highest appeal court has ruled that expert witness can now be sued for negligence, the immunity of officers who give evidence is called into question.”

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The Guardian, 31st March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

ING Bank NV v Ros Roca SA [2011] EWCA Civ 353 (31 March 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Chester, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board [2011] EWHC 800 (Admin) (31 March 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Crossco No 4 Unltd & Ors v Jolan Ltd & Ors [2011] EWHC 803 (Ch) (31 March 2011)

Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society v BGC International [2011] EWHC 729 (Ch) (31 March 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Lewis v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis & Ors (Rev 1) [2011] EWHC 781 (QB) (31 March 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Schütz (UK) Ltd v Werit UK Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Schütz (UK) Ltd v Werit UK Ltd and another [2011] EWCA Civ 303;  [2011] WLR (D)  115

“Where an invention was a product and one asked, for the purposes of section 60(1)(a) of the Patents Act 1977, whether a party had been ‘making’ a product, it was not appropriate to have regard to a ‘whole inventive concept’ test.”

WLR Daily, 29th 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.

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families – WLR Daily

Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families v Fletcher; Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families [2011] UKSC 14; [2011] WLR (D) 114

“It was objectively justified, under regulation 8 of the Fixed-term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002, for the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to employ teachers on a succession of fixed-term contracts for secondment to European Schools.”

WLR Daily, 30th 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.


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