BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 14th, 2008 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

HM Revenue & Customs v EB Central Services Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 486 (14 May 2008)

Mason & Anor v East Potential Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 494 (14 May 2008)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Mabanaft Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Trade & Industry [2008] EWHC 1052 (Admin) (14 May 2008)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Shandong Chenming Paper Holding Ltd & Ors v Saga Forest Carriers INTL AS & Anor [2008] EWHC 1055 (Comm) (14 May 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 14th, 2008 in law reports by sally

High Court (Administrative Court)

Secretary of State for the Home Department, R (on the application of) v AH [2008] EWHC 1045 (Admin) (23 April 2008)

Qaderi, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1033 (Admin) (13 May 2008)

Hama, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 1032 (Admin) (13 May 2008)

Source: www.bailii.org

Is knife crime on the increase? – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

“High-profile teenage killings over the past 12 months have pushed knife crime to the top of the political agenda, but the true scale of the problem is difficult to assess.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

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Yorkshire ripper launches freedom bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe has launched a bid for freedom, claiming his human rights have been breached.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2008

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Whitehead and Another v Hibbert Pownall & Newton (a Firm) – Times Law Reports

Posted May 14th, 2008 in damages, law reports, negligence, solicitors by sally

Whitehead and Another v Hibbert Pownall & Newton (a Firm)

Court of Appeal

“Where solicitors had negligently failed to prosecute a claim for damages for clinical negligence on behalf of a mother in respect of future losses for a wrongful birth, those losses were curtailed by the death of the mother; the solicitors were not liable in a subsequent claim for professional negligence brought on behalf of the mother’s estate for what amounted to a windfall in that, had her claim been brought to a successful conclusion before her death, the recoverable damages would have not have been curtailed by her death but would have extended to cover the costs of care into the future.”

The Times, 14th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Regina v L (Evidence of wife) – Times Law Reports

Posted May 14th, 2008 in evidence, law reports, married persons, witnesses by sally

Regina v L (Evidence of wife)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“There was no requirement to tell a wife that she was not a compellable witness against her husband before interviewing her about a crime of which her husband was suspected.”

The Times, 14th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Pressure grows for guardians to protect trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in children, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Leading politicians from the three main parties are putting pressure on the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, to halt the disappearance from care of hundreds of suspected victims of child trafficking.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

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Longer terror limit ‘unnecessary’ – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2008 in detention, news, terrorism by sally

“Extending the pre-charge detention limit for terrorism suspects to 42 days is ‘wholly unnecessary’, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has said.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2008

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Human rights law ‘shielding rapists’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in human rights, murder, news, rape by sally

“A senior police officer has launched a scathing attack against ‘appalling’ murderers and rapists who protect themselves from justice using the Human Rights Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Alien knitting patterns undo Dr Who fan – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2008 in copyright, news by sally

“A Doctor Who fan who created knitting patterns for the programme’s monsters and gave them away online has been told by the BBC to stop or face the threat of court action.”

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The Times, 14th May 2008

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Anti-terror law used to snoop on fishermen – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2008 in investigatory powers, news by sally

“A council which used anti-terrorism powers to check whether a child lived within a school’s catchment area has used the same law to spy on fishermen, it has emerged.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2008

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Met extends powers to stop and search youths – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2008 in news, police, stop and search by sally

“Police officers in London were last night using powers that allow them to stop and search youths without having reasonable suspicion in an attempt to stem the tide of stabbing deaths on the capital’s streets.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Straw: too many white male judges – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2008 in judiciary, minorities, news by sally

“Too few women and people from black and Asian backgrounds are appointed judges, Jack Straw has told MPs.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk