High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)
High Court (Chancery Division)
“Family members who applied to enter the United Kingdom to join a sponsor who had been granted asylum did not have to meet the maintenance and accommodation requirements imposed by the ordinary rules relating to applications by family members, even if the sponsor had, by then, obtained British citizenship.”
The Times, 17th May 2010
“Nicholas Green QC outlines his vision for the future of the Bar, his optimism that it will continue to develop and grow and his belief in the need for it to become more commercial, while holding on to the highest professional standards. He discusses the impact of the Legal Services Act, including the ability of barristers to go into partnership with solicitors, the issue of direct access to the Bar plus the increasing flexibility of career routes into the profession.”
Charon QC, 17th May 2010
“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.
“The first tranche of 4.5% cuts to the Criminal legal aid took effect from the 27th April 2010. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have today informed the Bar Council that the Courts computer software will not be updated and accordingly, there will be a different claims process.”
The Bar Council, 14th May 2010
“Where a trader had means of knowing that by his purchase he was participating in a transaction connected with fraudulent evasion of VAT he lost his right to deduct input tax but only when he knew or should have known that the transaction was connected to fraud. To lose his entitlement it was not sufficient that the taxpayer knew or should have known that it was more likely than not that his purchase was connected to fraud.”
WLR Daily, 14th May 2010
Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.
“The case has caused a stir because correspondence from the Prince of Wales will be used as evidence, in what has become a row over the most expensive piece of land in Britain and an argument between modernist and traditional architects.”
Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2010
“The first acid test for Britain’s new government is not the economy, but whether it is capable of an act of simple humanity. Can Theresa May deliver on the repeated promise of Tory and Lib Dem leaders to end the torment inflicted by the state on Gary McKinnon, the hacker with Asperger’s syndrome, whom the Home Office wants to send to lengthy imprisonment and likely suicide in a US jail? His courtroom cruelty is scheduled to begin again on 24 May: the time has come to end it, once and for all.”
The Guardian, 16th May 2010