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Posted January 30th, 2010 in news by sally

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 30th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Wilkinson, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 2733 (11 December 2009)

Josephs, R v [2009] EWCA Crim 2800 (17 December 2009)

Sheppard & Anor, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 65 (29 January 2010)

C & Anor, R. v [2010] EWCA Crim 72 (29 January 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Akzo Nobel UK Ltd v Arista Tubes Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 28 (29 January 2010)

Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Mark Alemo-Herron & 23 Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 24 (29 January 2010)

Welwyn Hatfield Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 26 (29 January 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

LNS v Persons Unknown [2010] EWHC 119 (QB) (29 January 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Nahome & Ors v Last Cawthra Feather Solicitors [2010] EWHC 76 (Ch) (29 January 2010)

Seymour Road (Southampton) Ltd v Williams & Ors [2010] EWHC 111 (Ch) (29 January 2010)

Webb v MacDonald & Anor [2010] EWHC 93 (Ch) (29 January 2010)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Allan v South Tyneside Law Courts [2010] EWHC 107 (Admin) (12 January 2010)


Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted January 30th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010

The Football Spectators (2010 World Cup Control Period) Order 2010

The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2010

The Social Security (Medical Evidence) and Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Export Control (Iran) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2010

The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) Regulations 2010

The Criminal Defence Service (Information Requests) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums (Civil Sanctions) Order 2010

The Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Cross Compliance) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Preserved Counties of Powys and Mid Glamorgan (Changes in Area) Order 2010


15-year-old locked away after kicking homeless man to death – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2010 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 15-year-old boy who kicked a homeless man to death in an alcohol-fuelled act of ‘random violence’ has been locked up for four years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2010


Ex-carer jailed over child abduction – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2010 in child abduction, news, sentencing by sally

“A former foster carer who hid a vulnerable boy in a hollowed-out washing machine so he could evade police was jailed for 33 months today after being found guilty of child abduction.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2010


Couple who deceived planners win right to stay in Potters Bar barn – The Times

Posted January 30th, 2010 in news by sally

“A property developer who built a £500,000 home disguised as a barn in the green belt has won his appeal against eviction.”

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The Times, 30th January 2010


Family wins £100,000 for detention ordeal – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2010 in asylum, children, compensation, detention, immigration, news by sally

“A refugee has won a settlement of £100,000 from the Home Office after it admitted falsely imprisoning her and her children at an immigration detention centre.”

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The Guardian, 29th January 2010


High court overturns superinjunction granted to England captain John Terry – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2010 in injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

“England captain John Terry emerged as the footballer who had obtained a gagging order preventing the publication of claims about his private life, after the high court overturned a superinjunction yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2010


‘Bad mood’ killer jailed for life for Aylesbury attack – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2010 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“A man who stabbed a woman to death as she walked her dog because he was feeling ‘very angry’ has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2010


Drink-driver who killed pedestrians jailed – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2010 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A drink-driver who killed two pedestrians and left a 12-year-old girl brain damaged after his car mounted a pavement was jailed for 10 years today.”

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The Independent, 29th January 2010