Archive for April 5th, 2011

Society defends solicitors over legal aid – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society president has reacted to negative news coverage concerning the growth in the number of solicitors.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011 – Judiciary of England and Wales

“The Master of the Rolls has received a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Civil Costs on an increase to the Guideline Hourly Rates for 2011.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 4th April 2011

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Ing Bank NV v Ros Roca SA – WLR Daily

Ing Bank NV v Ros Roca SA [2011] EWCA Civ 353; [2011] WLR (D) 122

“A shared assumption on the facts surrounding a disputed fee agreement between a company and a bank acting as financial adviser, which was not reflected in the agreement, that the fees would not be calculated with reference to a particular ratio mentioned in the agreement, was enough to found an estoppel by convention so as to prevent the bank claiming a fee based on the disputed ratio.”

WLR Daily, 31st March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Schröder v Finanzamt Hameln – WLR Daily

Schröder v Finanzamt Hameln (Case C-450/09); [2011] WLR (D) 121

“National legislation which allowed a resident taxpayer to deduct the annuities paid to a relative who had transferred immovable property to him, from the rental income derived from that property, but did not grant such a deduction to a non-resident taxpayer, was contrary to article 63FEU of the FEU Treaty in so far as the undertaking to pay those annuities resulted from the transfer of that property.”

WLR Daily, 31st 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.

Jimmy Mizen’s parents back restorative justice calls – BBC News

“The parents of a teenager who was stabbed to death are part of a group calling for all crime victims to be involved in the sentencing process.”

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BBC News, 5th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Lazy Mexicans’ Top Gear episode cleared by Ofcom – Daily Telegraph

“A Top Gear episode which caused controversy with jokes about Mexicans has been cleared by the broadcasting watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Royal weddings: time to update the laws of saying ‘I do’? – The Guardian

“Prince William’s forthcoming marriage to Kate Middleton is unlikely to be beset by any legal confusion. But future Windsor weddings could easily be mired in controversy unless there are changes to the law, according to Professor Rebecca Probert from Warwick University, an expert on marriage law.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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