BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 6th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Eli Lilly & Company v Human Genome Sciences, Inc [2012] EWCA Civ 1185 (05 September 2012)

Carey -Morgan & Anor v Sloane Stanley Estate [2012] EWCA Civ 1181 (03 September 2012)

French v Carter Lemon Camerons LLP [2012] EWCA Civ 1180 (03 September 2012)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

McClaren v News Group Newspapers Ltd. [2012] EWHC 2466 (QB) (05 September 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Perry v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2012] EWHC 2275 (Admin) (22 August 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Walker [2012] EWHC 2437 (Admin) (15 August 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Pikuda [2012] EWHC 2439 (Admin) (15 August 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Kirby [2012] EWHC 2436 (Admin) (15 August 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Oyenuga [2012] EWHC 2444 (Admin) (15 August 2012)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Brown [2012] EWHC 2438 (Admin) (15 August 2012)

Matin v University College London [2012] EWHC 2474 (Admin) (05 September 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd v John Holt & Company (Liverpool) Ltd [2012] EWHC 2477 (Comm) (05 September 2012)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Domestic violence pilot scheme gives women ‘right to know’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2012 in criminal records, domestic violence, news, pilot schemes by sally

“A pilot scheme known as Clare’s Law, which gives women the ‘right to know’ if a partner has a history of domestic violence, begins today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2012

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A call to arms – The Bar Council

Posted September 6th, 2012 in barristers, consultations, news, quality assurance by sally

“Call to respond to the fourth consultation on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates; communications between the Bar Council and the Bar; Bar Council elections.”

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The Bar Council, 6th September 2012

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Changes to the Immigration Rules – UK Border Agency

Posted September 6th, 2012 in immigration, news, regulations by sally

“A written ministerial statement has been laid in Parliament today outlining a number of changes to the Immigration Rules.”

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UK Border Agency, 5th September 2012

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Theresa May to announce Gary McKinnon extradition decision by October – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2012 in computer crime, extradition, news by sally

“Home Secretary Theresa May will announce her decision on whether computer hacker Gary McKinnon can be extradited to the United States by October 16, his lawyer said today.”

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The Independent, 6th September 2012

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Privacy protection: have the courts been led astray? – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2012 in freedom of expression, injunctions, news, notification, privacy, public interest by sally

“Self-interested tabloids enjoy reporting on the existence of an injunction. We have seen what this unfettered power can lead to.”

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The Guardian, 6th September 2012

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Calm in a crisis: lawyers and the internet age – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 6th, 2012 in internet, law firms, legal profession, media, news by sally

“There are events in the life-cycle of any business that have the potential to snowball into a crisis of unforeseen proportions. It could be a bad set of financial results or a scuppered merger. Or perhaps employee lay-offs, a high-profile desertion to a rival or allegations of misconduct by senior staff. Or it might be a testing issue with a client. But while difficult business decisions may not be avoidable, especially in this tough economic climate, a crisis played out in the media can be managed or averted by taking the right steps.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th September 2012

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Families want pathologist Freddy Patel public inquiry – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2012 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, inquiries, news, pathologists by sally

“Four families are calling for a public inquiry into pathologist Freddy Patel, who was struck off following the death of newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2012

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Sun had public interest in publishing Steve McClaren affair story, says judge – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2012 in injunctions, media, news, privacy, public interest by sally

“A high court judge has outlined his reasons for rejecting a privacy injunction sought by former England manager Steve McClaren against the Sun over an extramarital affair.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2012

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Couple who shot masked burglars will not be charged – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2012 in burglary, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, self-defence by sally

“A couple arrested after shooting at masked burglars who broke into their isolated cottage will not face charges.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2012

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Planning rules on extensions to be relaxed ‘to boost economy’ – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2012 in construction industry, housing, news, planning by sally

“The government wants to get planning officers ‘off people’s backs’ with a relaxation of current rules in England.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2012

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Legislative presumption of shared parenting ‘flawed’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 6th, 2012 in children, legislation, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

“Government plans to introduce a legislative presumption of shared parenting could undermine child welfare and increase the volume of litigation, according to the Law Society.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th September 2012

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Cameron reshuffle brings critic of legal aid cuts into ministry of justice – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2012 in legal aid, ministers' powers and duties, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

“One of the new ministerial appointees to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has previously been highly critical of the government’s key policy decision to axe £350m from the civil legal aid budget.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2012

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Internet porn blocking consultation draws to close in UK – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2012 in consultations, internet, news, pornography by sally

“A consultation into whether UK internet users should have to opt-in in order to access adult content is set to close on Thursday.”

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BBC News, 6th September 2012

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