Archive for April 6th, 2011

Harry Potter and the Order of the High Court – The Lawyer

“The man who is suing Harry Potter author JK Rowling and publishers Bloomsbury has been ordered by the High Court to pay £1.6m as security for costs or the claim will be struck out.”

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The Lawyer, 6th April 2011


Stowe school porter cleared of poisoning soup – BBC News

“A kitchen porter at a public school in Buckinghamshire has been cleared of pouring drain cleaner into pupils’ soup.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2011


Sumption delays Supreme Court elevation to act in oligarch case – The Lawyer

“Brick Court silk Jonathan Sumption QC is to act as lead counsel for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich in his legal showdown with rival Boris Berezovsky, delaying his expected appointment to the Supreme Court.”

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The Lawyer, 6th April 2011


Public backs compulsory mediation assessments – Law Society’s Gazette

“Two-thirds of the public support the new enforced mediation assessments being introduced for divorcing and separating couples tomorrow, according to research published by City firm Charles Russell.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th April 2011


Recent Statutory Instruments –

The Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2011

The Community Legal Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2011

The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

The Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2011

The Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions, Rebates and Minimum Contributions) Order 2011

The Tax Credits Up-rating Regulations 2011

The Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011

The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2011

The Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Makisi v Birmingham City Council [2011] EWCA Civ 355 (31 March 2011)

BM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 366 (05 April 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Le Breton v Petrpodel Resources Ltd [2011] EWHC 769 (QB) (01 April 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

JSC BTA Bank v Solodchenko & Ors [2011] EWHC 843 (Ch) (05 April 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Panesar (t/a Anami Law), R (on the application of) v Crown Prosecution Service & Anor [2011] EWHC 842 (Admin) (05 April 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Global 5000 Ltd v Wadhawan [2011] EWHC 853 (Comm) (05 April 2011)


Guidance on agency workers’ rights leaves crucial questions unanswered, says expert –

“Government guidance on the rights of agency workers leaves some questions unanswered that will only be cleared up through employment tribunals, according to an employment law expert.”

Full story, 5th April 2011


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