Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union – Times Law Reports

Posted May 27th, 2009 in age discrimination, EC law, law reports, redundancy by sally

Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union

Court of Appeal

“Length of service was a lawful criterion for selection for redundancy since it achieved a legitimate aim by a proportionate means.”

The Times, 27th May 2009


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted May 27th, 2009 in legislation by sally

The Limited Liability Partnerships (Application of Companies Act 2006) Regulations 2009

The Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2009

The Housing (Replacement of Terminated Tenancies) (Successor Landlords) (England) Order 2009

The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Commencement No.5) Order 2009

The Berwick Upon Tweed Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2009


Home visits for high risk sex offenders cut – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2009 in news, police, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

“High risk sex offenders under supervision in the community face fewer checks by the police after revised Government guidance relaxed their monitoring.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2009


Court refuses ‘futile’ reporting restriction on paternity story –

Posted May 27th, 2009 in news, paternity, reporting restrictions by sally

“Banning the further reporting of a story which has already gained the attention of millions of people around the world would be ludicrous, absurd and unenforceable, the High Court has said.”

Full story, 26th May 2009


Police chief Colin Port risks career by refusing to return child abuse data – The Times

“A chief constable could face jail and an end to his 35-year police career for defying a High Court order to return computers suspected of holding a huge collection of child abuse images to a controversial expert witness.”

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The Times, 27th May 2009


MI5 faces fresh torture allegations – The Guardian

Posted May 27th, 2009 in intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The home secretary Jacqui Smith faces legal action over allegations that MI5 agents colluded in the torture of a British former civil servant by Bangladeshi intelligence officers.”

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The Guardian, 26th May 2009


Judge blames police for vigilante crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2009 in news, police by sally

“Judge Richard Bray criticised the force for the number of reprisal crimes committed, saying the courts were ending up dealing with revenge attacks because the police did not respond to calls quickly enough.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2009


Harry Rednapp lawyer takes on the police again over search warrant – The Times

Posted May 27th, 2009 in news, police, search & seizure, warrants by sally

“The lawyer who has put a police chief’s job on the line over a search warrant is the same man who represented Harry Redknapp in his successful claim over a dawn raid on his home.”

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The Times, 27th May 2009


ECJ rulings on Google keywords might not resolve controversy, warns High Court –

Posted May 27th, 2009 in advertising, EC law, internet, news, trade marks by sally

“A widely-requested European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on keyword advertising may fail to give businesses in the UK and Ireland the legal clarity it would give to the rest of Europe, a High Court judge has warned.”

Full story, 26th May 2009


Menezes officer ‘did not deceive’ – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2009 in complaints, firearms, inquests, news, police by sally

“A police officer who admitted altering his notes about the death of Jean Charles de Menezes has been cleared following an inquiry.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2009


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 27th, 2009 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

ZO (Somalia) & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] EWCA Civ 442 (20 May 2009)

Wood v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2009] EWCA Civ 414 (21 May 2009)

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group [2009] EWCA Civ 499 (22 May 2009)

R (A Child), Re [2009] EWCA Civ 445 (22 May 2009)

Vodafone 2 v HM Revenue & Customs [2009] EWCA Civ 446 (22 May 2009)

BCL Old Co Ltd & Ors v BASF SE & Ors [2009] EWCA Civ 434 (22 May 2009)

High Court (Chancery Division)

L’Oreal SA & Ors v EBay International AG & Ors [2009] EWHC 1094 (Ch) (22 May 2009)

Interflora, Inc & Anor v Marks & Spencer Plc & Anor [2009] EWHC 1095 (Ch) (22 May 2009)

Blue Sphere Global Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs [2009] EWHC 1150 (Ch) (22 May 2009)

Mohammadi v Shellpoint Trustees Ltd & Anor [2009] EWHC 1098 (Ch) (22 May 2009)

Lovett & Anor v Carson Country Homes Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 1143 (Ch) (01 May 2009)

Revenue & Customs v Micro Fusion 2004-1 LLP [2009] EWHC 1082 (Ch) (22 May 2009)

Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform v Charter Financial Solutions Ltd & Ors [2009] EWHC 1118 (Ch) (22 May 2009)