BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 26th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

James, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 1261 (25 June 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Walbrook Trustees (Jersey) Ltd & Ors v Fattal & Ors [2009] EWHC 1446 (Ch) (25 June 2009)

High Court (Admiralty Division)

Western Neptune (Owners, Demise Charters and Time Charterers of) v Owners and Demise Charterers of the Philadelphia Express [2009] EWHC 1274 (Admlty) (25 June 2009)

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Met police chief willing to release Blair Peach report – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2009 in demonstrations, disclosure, news, police by sally

“The report on the controversial death of the anti-racist campaigner Blair Peach should finally be published more than 30 years after he died in a demonstration in west London. The commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Sir Paul Stephenson, agreed today that it should be made public after an unanimous call to do so by the Metropolitan Police Authority.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2009

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Torture claims against British secret agents go to inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2009 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A parliamentary inquiry into allegations of British collusion in torture is set to investigate whether counter-terrorism chiefs ordered the repeated torture and rendition of a former British resident.”

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The Guardian, 25th June 2009

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Vodafone2 v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs – Times Law Reports

Posted June 26th, 2009 in corporation tax, EC law, freedom of establishment, law reports by sally

Vodafone2 v Commissioners for Revenue and Customs

Court of Appeal

“In order to interpret United Kingdom legislation concerning the profits of controlled foreign companies in a way which avoided any unlawful restriction of a taxpayer company’s right to freedom of establishment, conferred by article 43 of the European Treaty, the court was entitled to introduce an additional exception to those contained in section 748(1)(a) to (e) and (3) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”

The Times, 26th June 2009

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Regina v Fazal – Times Law Reports

Posted June 26th, 2009 in conversion, law reports, proceeds of crime by sally

Regina v Fazal

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A defendant who allowed another person, B, to lodge, receive, retain or withdraw money which amounted to criminal property from the defendant’s bank account, was to be regarded as having criminally converted that property.”

The Times, 26th June 2009

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OFT vows to pursue bank charges – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2009 in banking, financial regulation, news by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will still pursue bank overdraft charges as unfair, even if it loses the current legal appeal in the House of Lords.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2009

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Law firm boss ‘at centre of immigration scam’ – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2009 in fraud, immigration, news by sally

“A law firm manager was at the heart of a lucrative plot to con the Home Office into allowing ‘hundreds’ of foreign nationals to settle in Britain, a court heard today.”

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The Independent, 25th June 2009

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Hackers recruited to help fight against cybercrime – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2009 in computer crime, news by sally

“Reformed computer hackers are being recruited by the Government to defend Britain from international crime gangs and terrorists plotting cyber attacks on the country.”

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The Independent, 26th June 2009

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