Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in parliamentary papers by sally

The Role and Future of the Commonwealth, Cm 8521 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) (Appellants) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in accountants, financial advice, law reports, legal profession, privilege, taxation by sally

R (on the application of Prudential plc and another) (Appellants) v Special Commissioner of Income Tax and another (Respondents) [2013] UKSC 1 | UKSC 2010/0215 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 23rd January 2013

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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Zakrzewski (Respondent) v The Regional Court in Lodz, Poland (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in courts, extradition, foreign jurisdictions, law reports, sentencing, warrants by sally

Zakrzewski (Respondent) v The Regional Court in Lodz, Poland (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 2 | UKSC 2012/0072 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 23rd January 2013

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Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (Respondent) v. Lloyds Banking Group Plc (Appellant) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in accounts, charities, EC law, law reports, Scotland, takeovers by sally

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (Respondent) v. Lloyds Banking Group Plc (Appellant) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 3 | UKSC 2012/0042 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 23rd January 2013

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Motorcyclist on cannabis with 45 traffic convictions who killed pedestrian given 18 months – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in dangerous driving, drug offences, guilty pleas, insurance, news by sally

“A widow whose husband was killed as he walked home from his local pub is to campaign for a change in the law after a banned driver dubbed ‘an absolute menace on the roads’ was jailed for only 18 months today for causing his death.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2013

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Listen carefully: jeopardising legal advice services is reckless – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in budgets, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

“Cuts to legal aid and grants means courts will be dealing with unprecedented number of self-represented litigants.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2013

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Judging people – and a case about a Porsche 917 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in evidence, news, witnesses by sally

“Two types of readers may be interested in this case; the first, who are interested in the age-old judging problem of whom to believe when faced with a conflict of evidence, and the second (and I don’t want to do any gender-stereotyping) those who are fascinated in whether a replica Porsche 917 (think Steve McQueen in Le Mans) over-revved and blew because (a) it had a gearbox fault or (b) the Defendant driver missed a gear.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd January 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Man jailed over Newbury mosque pig’s head dumping – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in guilty pleas, harassment, news, religiously aggravated offences by sally

“A man has been jailed for three months for dumping a pig’s head outside a mosque in Berkshire.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2013

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Treasury presses supreme court to consider secret evidence in bank case – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in banking, closed material, evidence, Iran, news, sanctions, Supreme Court by sally

“The Treasury is urging the supreme court to consider secret evidence for the first time when it hears an appeal by an Iranian bank against sanctions imposed on it by the British government.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2013

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Walsall Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Amendment Order 2013

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 5 and Saving Provision) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

KC v MGN Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 3 (22 January 2013)

MS (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 7 (22 January 2013)

Bank of Scotland Plc v Watson [2013] EWCA Civ 6 (22 January 2013)

TG (A Child), Re [2013] EWCA Civ 5 (22 January 2013)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Piper v Hales [2013] EWHC B1 (QB) (18 January 2013)

Cummings & Ors v The Ministry of Justice [2013] EWHC 48 (QB) (22 January 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kenya Aid Programme v Sheffield City Council [2013] EWHC 54 (Admin) (22 January 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Regina (Bushara) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in asylum, civil justice, human rights, immigration, Italy, law reports by sally

Regina (Bushara) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWHC 3483 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 16

“In assessing whether an individual would be at risk on return to a member state, the fact that the receiving state was itself bound by the same Conventions and Community law as the sending state was to be regarded as obviating the risk unless there was a systemic failure in the receiving state. Unless there had been such a failure, the person was adequately protected: he had his rights against the receiving government and, if necessary, the possibility of recourse to the European Court of Human Rights from the receiving country.”

WLR Daily, 16th January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Thames Water Utilities Ltd v Transport for London – WLR Daily

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in causation, law reports, negligence, nuisance, statutory duty, utilities by sally

Thames Water Utilities Ltd v Transport for London [2013] WLR (D) 15

“On the plain construction of regulation 19 of the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007 a statutory undertaker could not avoid a criminal sanction where a person contracted to act on its behalf to undertake specified works in a specified street did so without a permit.”

WLR Daily, 17th January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (Van der Pijl) v Crown Court at Kingston upon Thames – WLR Daily

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in evidence, law reports, police, warrants by sally

Regina (Van der Pijl) v Crown Court at Kingston upon Thames [2012] EWHC 3745 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 14

“A search warrant had to be sufficiently clear and precise in its terms so that those carrying out the search and those whose premises were being searched could understand the warrant without reference to any other extraneous documents.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Blackstone’s Pannick fails to persuade Supreme Court to extend privilege to accountants – The Lawyer

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in accountants, financial advice, legal profession, news, privilege, taxation by sally

“The Supreme Court has refused to extend legal privilege to accountants offering tax advice.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd January 2013

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Ministry of Justice publishes final DBA and success fee cap regulations – Litigation Futures

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in advocacy, consultations, damages, fees, news, regulations by sally

“Signs of life from the Ministry of Justice over getting on with implementing the Jackson reforms emerged yesterday with publication of two draft statutory instruments that will come into force on 1 April.”

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Litigation Futures, 23rd January 2013

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Barnet’s ‘easyCouncil’ faces judicial review over outsourcing – The Guardian

“The ‘easyCouncil’ model of no-frills local services is set to go on trial this spring after the High Court announced it will review a £320m services contract due to be outsourced by the Conservative-controlled London Borough of Barnet.”

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2013

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