Archive for May, 2011

Digital rights group criticises EU proposal to impose illicit content censorship –

“EU proposals to force internet service providers (ISPs) to block illicit content are not clear, would restrict freedom of speech and impose censorship across Europe, the European Digital Rights group (EDRi) says.”

Full story, 6th May 2011


PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds – The Guardian

“Reporter and newspaper Twitter feeds are expected to brought under the regulation of the Press Complaints Commission later this year, the first time the body has sought to consolidate social media messages under its remit.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th May 2011


Nazi art records published online – Ministry of Justice

“The National Archives (TNA) will publish an international online catalogue of looted art taken by the Nazis for the first time.”

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 6th May 2011


July 7 inquest: coroner’s recommendations – The Guardian

“Lady Justice Hallett has produced a series of recommendations under rule 43 of the Coroners Rules 1984.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th May 2011


BAILII: Recent Decisions

High Court (Chancery Division)

Phoenix Property Investors Ltd v Grange Securities Ltd [2011] EWHC 1131 (Ch) (05 May 2011)

Kingspan Group Plc & Anor v Rockwool Ltd (on costs) [2011] EWHC 1065 (Ch) (14 April 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

L (A Child: Media Reporting), Re [2011] EWHC B8 (Fam) (18 April 2011)

High Court (Commercial Court)

DSG International Sourcing Ltd & Anor v Universal Media Corporation (Slovakia) SRO [2011] EWHC 1116 (Comm) (05 May 2011)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Barr & Ors v Biffa Waste Services Ltd [No 4] [2011] EWHC 1107 (TCC) (19 April 2011)


Sharif v Camden London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Sharif v Camden London Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 463; [2011] WLR (D) 148

“A local housing authority’s duty under section 193(2) of the Housing Act 1996 to secure that accommodation was available for occupation by a homeless applicant was not discharged by providing two self-contained flats with no shared communal living areas, one for occupation by the applicant and her sister and the other for occupation by her father, because such accommodation was not available for occupation by the applicant together with any other persons who normally resided with her as members of her family within the meaning of section 176 of the 1996 Act.”

WLR Daily, 20th April 2011


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

BSB gives go ahead for barristers to sue solicitors over fees – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Bar Standards Board has given the green light for the introduction of standard contractual terms that will enable barristers to sue solicitors for unpaid fees.”

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2011


May 2011