BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 15th, 2007 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

AB & Ors v British Coal Corporation (Rulings appended) [2007] EWHC 1948 (QB) (13 August 2007)

Ab & Ors v Small Mines – and – UK Coal [2007] EWHC 1939 (QB) (13 August 2007)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted August 15th, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2007

The Drivers’ Hours (Goods Vehicles) (Milk Collection) (Temporary Exemption) Regulations 2007

The Trinity College, Carmarthen (Designated Institutions in Higher Education) (Wales) Order 2007

The Marketing of Vegetable Plant Material (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2007


Hawkes v. Cuddy and Others – Times Law Reports

Declaration of criminality made in civil proceedings

Hawkes v. Cuddy and Others

Chancery Division 

“The court had power, in appropriate circumstances, to grant a declaration of criminality in civil proceedings brought by a private individual litigant.”

The Times, 14th August 2007


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ISPs tell BBC to pay for iPlayer bandwidth –

Posted August 15th, 2007 in internet, news by sally

“Internet service providers (ISPs) have warned the BBC that it could have to pay to distribute its content over the internet. They say that large numbers of people watching television content online will strain their networks.”

Full story, 15th August 2007


Police chief wants alcohol crackdown – Reuters

Posted August 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“A senior policeman has called for the legal drinking age to be raised to 21 to tackle the ‘scourge of anti-social behaviour’ that has blighted many areas.”

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Reuters, 15th August 2007


Bottle attack on lawyer husband – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2007 in barristers, domestic violence, grievous bodily harm, news by sally

“A barrister who specialises in personal injury cases was hit over the head with an empty wine bottle by his ‘drunk’ new wife, Brecon magistrates have heard.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2007


Post-jail help ‘may save £80m’ – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2007 in news, young offenders by sally

“About £80m a year could be saved by providing better support for young offenders leaving jail, a report says.”

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BBC News, 15th August 2007


Prisons facing fresh overcrowding crisis – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“Ministers are facing a new prison population crisis despite ordering the early release of thousands of inmates.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007


Dogs will be dogs, says hunt case judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2007 in hunting, news by sally

“A huntsman was cleared yesterday of allowing his hounds to kill a terrier after a judge declared ‘dogs will be dogs’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2007


A catalogue of abuse: report demands law to protect elderly in hospitals and care homes – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2007 in care homes, elderly, news by sally

“Vulnerable elderly people are being subjected to neglect, abuse, discrimination and ill-treatment in the hospitals and care homes that should be looking after them, according to a report published today by a parliamentary committee.”

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The Guardian, 15th August 2007