Sentence of ‘prank’ carjacker from Northampton is cut – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2010 in firearms, news, sentencing, violence by sally

“A drunk man jailed for a ‘prank’ attempted carjacking with an imitation gun has had his sentence cut at the Appeal Court in London.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

IPCC clear police over Thames Valley death – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2010 in detention, news, police, suicide by sally

“Thames Valley Police has been cleared of misconduct after a Buckinghamshire woman who was taken into custody killed herself a day after being released.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

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Man jailed for brutal drug murder – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2010 in drug abuse, intimidation, murder, news, sentencing, witnesses by sally

“A drug addict was sentenced to life in prison today for murdering a ‘vulnerable’ and ‘much loved’ father-of-three in a ‘vicious and brutal’ attack.”

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The Independent, 13th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Whistleblower wins appeal against jail term in Greek medical corruption case – The Times

Posted May 13th, 2010 in news by sally

“A former senior healthcare executive who helped pay more than £4.5 million in bribes to Greek officials to win contracts and then turned whistleblower has won his appeal against a 12-month jail term.”

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The Times, 13th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ken Clarke is a good fit for the Ministry of Justice – The Guardian

“Conservative stalwart has quality of reliability that suggests he is not prepared to be pushed around by officials or lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Men jailed for Essex Pin number murder – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2010 in fraud, murder, news, sentencing, theft, torture by sally

“Two men who bound, gagged, strangled and stabbed a man who refused to give them his bank card details have been jailed for life for his murder.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

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Eversheds to fight employment tribunal bias ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

“National firm Eversheds last week lodged an appeal against an Employment Tribunal ruling that it must pay £123,300 in compensation to a male associate who suffered sexual discrimination during the firm’s 2009 redundancy programme.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th May 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 13th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Larkfield Ltd & Ors v Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 521 (12 May 2010)

Mobilx Ltd & Ors v HM Revenue & Customs [2010] EWCA Civ 517 (12 May 2010)

W (Minors) [2010] EWCA Civ 520 (12 May 2010)

High Court (Administrative Division)

Wiltshire Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2010] EWHC 1009 (Admin) (12 May 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Astrazeneca UK Ltd v Albemarle International Corp & Anor [2010] EWHC 1028 (Comm) (12 May 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kris Motor Spares Ltd v Fox Williams LLP [2010] EWHC 1008 (QB) (12 May 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

ZN (Afghanistan) and others v Entry Clearance Officer – WLR Daily

Posted May 13th, 2010 in immigration, law reports, sponsored immigrants, Supreme Court by sally

ZN (Afghanistan) and others v Entry Clearance Officer [2010] UKSC 21; [2010] WLR (D) 121

“Family members who sought entry to the United Kingdom to join a sponsor who had been granted asylum but had subsequently obtained British citizenship still had to satisfy the rules dealing with applications to join a person who had been granted asylum and, therefore, they did not have to meet the maintenance and accommodation requirements imposed by the general rules relating to applications by family members.”

WLR Daily, 12th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina v White; Regina v Dennard; Regina v Perry; Regina v Rowbotham – WLR daily

Posted May 13th, 2010 in appeals, confiscation, customs and excise, law reports, VAT by sally

Regina v White; Regina v Dennard; Regina v Perry; Regina v Rowbotham [2010] EWCA Crim 978; [2010] WLR (D) 120

“For the purposes of tobacco smuggling cases there was unlikely to be any incompatibility between the rules which made those liable under the Excise Goods (Holding, Movement, Warehousing and REDS) Regulations 1992 or the Tobacco Products Regulations 2001 to pay duty and those made liable by Council Directive 92/12/EEC.”

WLR Daily, 12th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

In re Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Ltd (in administration) – WLR Daily

Posted May 13th, 2010 in administration orders, appeals, banking, debts, insolvency, law reports by sally

In re Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Ltd (in administration) [2010] EWCA Civ 518; [2010] WLR (D) 119

“After the set-off of cross-claims as between a company in administration and one of its creditors, the balance payable by a creditor to the company under r 2.85(8) of the Insolvency Rules 1986 in respect of a future debt was not to be a sum discounted to present value under r 2.105 but was to be an equivalent undiscounted amount.”
WLR Daily, 11th May 2010
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Noble v Owens – Times Law Reports

Posted May 13th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Noble v Owens

Court of Appeal

“Where the Court of Appeal received fresh evidence alleging that the judge below had been deliberately misled, the court would order a retrial only where the fraud was either admitted or the evidence of it was incontrovertible. In any other case, the fraud issue had to be determined in the High Court.”

The Times, 10th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation – Civil Law Reform Bill – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted May 13th, 2010 in consultations by sally

“Responses to Ministry of Justice consultation – Civil Law Reform Bill.”

Responses

Judiciary of England and Wales, 12th May 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Does the Law Society know that there’s an internet generation? – The Times

Posted May 13th, 2010 in news by sally

“In 1996 senior figures in the Law Society said that I should not be allowed to speak in public. I had been predicting that most lawyers and clients would soon communicate by e-mail and the feeling was that I had failed to understand confidentiality and was bringing the profession into disrepute. Do we now have a more enlightened Law Society? To judge by its recent consultation document, Access to Justice Review, the answer is not clear. Although the title is promising, the report appears to be about finding new ways of funding old-fashioned lawyers.”

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The Times, 13th May 2010

Source:  www.timesonline.co.uk

Woman loses privacy case over Bebo pictures published in magazine – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 13th, 2010 in complaints, internet, media, news, privacy, publishing by sally

“A magazine did not intrude into a young woman’s privacy when it published photos that she had uploaded to social networking site Bebo when she was 15 because the images had already been widely circulated online.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th May 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Man guilty of murdering Skelmersdale landlord – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2010 in murder, news by sally

“A man who stabbed his landlord 83 times before going to buy alcohol with blood-stained bank notes has been found guilty of murder.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

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Solicitors’ insurance: is it time to stop insuring rogue lawyers? – The Times

Posted May 13th, 2010 in news by sally

“If you failed to pay your car insurance or lied in your proposal for home insurance, you can expect your insurer to take a dim view and void your policy. But for those insurers who cover solicitors, they can take as dim a view as they want but they cannot escape having to pay out on claims under the policies.”

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The Times, 13th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Teenager will not face charges over neighbour’s fatal stabbing – The Times

Posted May 13th, 2010 in news by sally

“A teenage schoolboy who stabbed his neighbour to death while defending his mother from an unprovoked knife attack will not face any criminal charge, police said yesterday.”

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The Times, 13th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk