Barry George wins damages over claim he was obsessed with Cheryl Cole – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2010 in damages, defamation, harassment, media, news by sally

“Barry George, who was cleared of murdering Jill Dando, accepted substantial undisclosed libel damages over claims that he was obsessed with Cheryl Cole and Kay Burley.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th May 2010

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Competition Commission confirms ban on point-of-sale PPI – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2010 in banking, competition, consumer protection, insurance, news by sally

“Watchdog rejects appeal, saying ruling will bring more choice and cheaper rates to payment protection insurance market.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2010

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Camden Ripper must never be released, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2010 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“High court judge issues ‘whole life’ order to Anthony Hardy, who was given three life sentences for murder of women.”

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The Guardian, 14th May 2010

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 14th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, R (on the application of)v Wolverhampton City Council & Anor [2010] UKSC 20 (12 May 2010)

ZN (Afghanistan) & Ors v Entry Clearance Officer (Karachi) [2010] UKSC 21 (12 May 2010)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust v Roldan [2010] EWCA Civ 522 (13 May 2010)

Moulton v Chief Constable of the West Midlands [2010] EWCA Civ 524 (13 May 2010)

De Bruyne v De Bruyne & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 519 (13 May 2010)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dougall, R v [2010] EWCA Crim 1048 (13 May 2010)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kotarski & Anor v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2010] EWHC 1036 (Admin) (13 May 2010)

Chetwynd v South Norfolk District Council & Ors [2010] EWHC 1070 (Admin) (13 May 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mills & Ors, (Administrators of Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander Ltd) v Sportsdirect.Com Retail Ltd [2010] EWHC 1072 (Ch) (13 May 2010)

Youlton v Charles Russell (a firm) [2010] EWHC 1032 (Ch) (13 May 2010)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kaschke v Osler [2010] EWHC 1075 (QB) (13 May 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Cleveland Bridge (UK) Ltd v Whessoe-Volker Stevin Joint Venture [2010] EWHC 1076 (TCC) (13 May 2010)

Packman Lucas Ltd.v Mentmore Towers Ltd & Anor [2010] EWHC 1037 (TCC) (13 May 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

R (Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd) v Wolverhampton City Council – WLR Daily

R (Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd) v Wolverhampton City Council [2010] UKSC 20; [2010] WLR (D) 123

“A planning authority, in considering the exercise of its compulsory purchase powers in relation to one site, was not entitled to take into account a commitment by a developer to secure the redevelopment of another unconnected site.”

WLR Daily, 13th May 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Cooper v Attorney General – WLR Daily

Posted May 14th, 2010 in appeals, attorney general, damages, judicial review, law reports by sally

Cooper v Attorney General  [2010] EWCA Civ 464; [2010] WLR (D) 122

“The obligation of a member states to make good damage caused to individuals by infringements of Community law for which they were responsible also applied where the alleged infringement stemmed from a decision of a court adjudicating at last instance where the rule of Community law infringed was intended to confer rights on individuals, the breach was sufficiently serious and there was a direct causal link between that breach and the loss or damage sustained by the injured parties. In assessing whether there had been a sufficiently serious breach, domestic case law in particular carried weight where it purported to interpret and apply the relevant Community law.”

WLR Daily, 13th 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

Government outlines plans on privacy and surveillance – OUT-LAW.com

“The new Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition Government said that it will beef up freedom of information law and reduce the number of people whose details are held on the Government’s DNA database.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th May 2010

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Council breached information law – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2010 in freedom of information, local government, news by sally

“A council has been told it breached the Freedom of Information Act by failing to provide an AM details about the cost of employing education consultants.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2010

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Reading transsexual to wait for NHS breast op ruling – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2010 in medical treatment, news, sex discrimination, transsexuals by sally

“A transsexual who started a High Court battle for the legal right to NHS funding for breast augmentation surgery will have to wait for a judgement.”

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BBC News, 13th May 2010

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Teesside hammer killer refused Guardian interview – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2010 in appeals, media, murder, news by sally

“A psychopath who bludgeoned a Teesside doctor to death with a hammer has been refused the right to a face-to-face interview with a newspaper journalist.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2010

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Girl, 8, admits she lied about sexual assault – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2010 in children, evidence, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

“An eight-year-old girl who told her mother that two 10-year-old boys had sexually assaulted her, yesterday said in court that she had lied about the incident because she had been ‘naughty’ and was worried she would not get any sweets.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2010

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Ban on lawyer who aided boiler rooms – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2010 in news by sally

“A solicitor with a double first from Cambridge and a spell at Rothschild’s on his CV was fined £200,000 and banned from the City yesterday for his role in helping boiler room scammers to terrorise and rip off at least 130 people.”

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The Times, 14th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

City of London security guards told to report ‘suspicious’ photographers – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2010 in news, photography, police, security companies, terrorism by sally

“More than 5,000 security guards in London’s financial district have been instructed by police to report people taking photographs, recording footage or even making sketches near buildings, the Guardian has learned. City of London police’s previously unseen advice singles out people who may appear to be ‘legitimate tourists’ to prevent reconnaissance by al-Qaida. The document, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, helps explain a number of recent cases in which photographers have been stopped and searched by police using section 44 of the Terrorism Act, after first being approached by security guards.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

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Judge throws out libel action over Baader-Meinhof link in journalist’s blog – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2010 in news by sally

“A political activist today failed in her libel action over a journalist’s blog which referred to her ‘Baader-Meinhof’ link. In a ruling that gives bloggers some protection against libel actions, Mr Justice Eady rejected a claim by Johanna Kaschke , a Tower Hamlets-based Conservative, against David Osler, a Labour Party member, over an article that was written in April 2007.”

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The Times, 13th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Autistic pianist makes legal history after UK’s last secret court opens – The Times

Posted May 14th, 2010 in autism, news by sally

“A severely disabled piano virtuoso has made legal history after the country’s last remaining secret court was opened for the first time.”

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The Times, 14th May 2010

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk