BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 31st, 2007 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Sunrock Aircraft Corporation Ltd v Scandinavian Airlines System Denmark-Norway-Sweden [2007] EWCA Civ 882 (24 August 2007)

F & H (children), Re [2007] EWCA Civ 880 (24 August 2007)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Goodyer and Gomes v Government of Trinidad and Tobago [2007] EWHC 2012 (Admin) (22 August 2007)

Breckon v DPP [2007] EWHC 2013 (Admin) (22 August 2007)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Dobson & Ors v Thames Water Utilities Ltd & Anor [2007] EWHC 2021 (TCC) (24 August 2007)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted August 31st, 2007 in legislation by sally

The Disease Control (England) (Amendment) Order 2007

The Road Safety Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2007

The Housing Act 2004 (Commencement No. 9) (England and Wales) Order 2007

The Housing Benefit (Loss of Benefit) (Pilot Scheme) (Supplementary) Regulations 2007

The Tobacco Products (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale) (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2007


Divorces down to record low but is it love that’s keeping couples together? – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in divorce, news by sally

“The number of divorces in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 1984 amid signs that changes in legal rulings and publicity surrounding big divorce settlements are encouraging couples to stay together.”

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The Guardian,31st August 2007


What is personal data? Information Commissioner updates guidance –

Posted August 31st, 2007 in data protection, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published new guidance yesterday that explains its view of what counts as personal data under the Data Protection Act (DPA). Information that is not personal data today may become personal data as technology advances, it says.”

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‘Commercially unimportant’ copyright infringement punished by injunction –

Posted August 31st, 2007 in computer programs, copyright, injunctions, news by sally

“A software developer responsible for a copyright infringement described even by the copyright owner as insignificant still broke the law, a court has ruled. An injunction has been served even though the infringer has stopped using the technology.”

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July 21 lawyer faces investigation over bribery claims – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in corruption, news, solicitors by sally

“Scotland Yard was today investigating claims that a solicitor who represented some of the July 21 bombers tried to bribe a co-defendant.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2007


Driver who deflected speed guns guilty of perverting justice – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in fines, news, road traffic by sally

“A businessman who had a speed gun ‘zapper’ fitted to his Range Rover and then denied knowledge of it to police was fined £5,000 yesterday and banned from driving for a year.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007


Jail dispute set to spread to other public sector unions despite talks – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2007 in industrial action, news, prison officers, trade unions by sally

“More strikes by prison officers look inevitable in the wake of the government’s response to this week’s wildcat action. The justice secretary, Jack Straw, is due to meet union leaders today for ‘meaningful talks’, but both sides appeared headed for a confrontation which could spread to other public sector unions.”

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The Guardian, 31st August 2007


Imprisoned paedophile kept video abuse diary – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2007 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A man who kept a video library of a campaign of sex attacks on children as young as three years old, racking up 89 separate offences, has been jailed for life.”

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The Independent, 31st August 2007


Developer loses landmark squatting case – The Times

Posted August 31st, 2007 in adverse possession, compensation, human rights, news by sally

“A property developer’s landmark legal fight to secure compensation for land lost to squatters has ended in failure after Europe’s highest court ruled that UK law did not breach the developer’s human rights.”

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The Times, 30th August 2007