Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2010 in news by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closed period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2011.

BAE Systems fined for Tanzania accounting offence – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2010 in false accounting, fines, fraud, news by sally

“BAE Systems has been fined £500,000 for failing to keep proper records of payments it made to an adviser in Tanzania.”

Full story

BBC News, 21st December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 21st, 2010 in internet, practice directions, press releases by sally

“Interim practice guidance: The use of live text-based forms of communication (including Twitter) from court for the purposes of fair and accurate reporting – Guidance from the Lord Chief Justice.”

Full guidance

Judiciary of England and Wales, 20th December 2010

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 21st, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Consequential Provisions) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2010

The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive Personal Data) (Elected Representatives) (Amendment) Order 2010

The Geneva Conventions Act (Guernsey) Order 2010

The National Assembly for Wales (Disqualification) Order 2010

The European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Côte d’Ivoire Economic Partnership Agreement) Order 2010

The Policing and Crime Act 2009 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2010

The Crime and Security Act 2010 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2010

The Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Royal Forest of Dean College (Dissolution) Order 2010

The Superannuation Act 2010 (Repeal of Limits on Compensation) Order 2010

The Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2010

The Scottish Parliament (Elections etc.) Order 2010

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 21st, 2010 in law reports by sally

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hussain & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Health Department [2010] EWHC 3351 (Admin) (20 December 2010)

Infocus Public Networks Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2010] EWHC 3309 (Admin) (17 December 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ashdale Land and Property Company Ltd v Maioriello & Ors [2010] EWHC 3296 (Ch) (20 December 2010)

Macaria Investments Ltd v Sanders & Anor [2010] EWHC 3353 (Ch) (17 December 2010)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Hillside (New Media) Ltd v Baasland & Ors [2010] EWHC 3336 (Comm) (20 December 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

R (Chester) v Secretary of State for Justice and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 21st, 2010 in elections, human rights, law reports, prisons by sally

“Removing the blanket ban on prisoners’ voting in elections, which was required by decisions of the European Court of Human Rights to comply with the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, involved a controversial area of social policy. It was for the Government to decide on the appropriate amending legislation to be enacted to comply with the law. The judiciary ought not to construe existing statutes so as to confer on the courts the function of deciding whether any given prisoner should lose his vote.”

Full story

WLR Daily, 20th December 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.

‘Airline’ man jailed for London to Durham flights scam – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2010 in airlines, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who said he was setting up an airline to operate flights between London and Durham Tees Valley Airport has been jailed for fraud.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Raoul Moat’s alleged accomplices face attempted murder charges – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2010 in assisting offenders, attempts, murder, news by sally

“Two men accused of helping Raoul Moat will face charges of attempting to murder David Rathband, the police officer shot and blinded by the former bouncer, prosecutors have said.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Virtual court scheme too expensive, says report – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2010 in live link evidence, magistrates, news, pilot schemes by sally

“Rolling out virtual courts would cost more than it would save, a report found today. A pilot project, in which defendants appeared via video link from a police station for their first appearance at a magistrates’ court, cost £247 more per case than the traditional court process, the study for the Ministry of Justice found.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother discovered in bed with 14-year-old boy is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2010 in children, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A mother-of-two who was caught having sex with her 14-year-old schoolboy lover has been jailed for three years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Sussex police officer sentenced for false cash claim – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2010 in fraud, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A former police officer has been given a suspended prison sentence after he tried to claim £3,500 handed in to police belonged to him.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lord chief justice approves use of Twitter for court reporting – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2010 in courts, internet, news, telecommunications by sally

“Guidance follows district judge’s decision to allow tweeting of bail hearing for Julian Assange earlier this month.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofcom confirms product placement on UK TV – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2010 in advertising, media, news by sally

“Media regulator confirms new rules will form part of broadcasting code from end of February.”

Full story

The Guardian, 20th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAE radar verdict – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2010 in accounts, corruption, fines, fraud, news by sally

“BAE Systems will today be sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to keep accurate records of the sale of military radar to Tanzania, the African country that does not have an air force.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Law firms win judicial review case against LSC – The Lawyer

Posted December 20th, 2010 in disability discrimination, judicial review, legal aid, news, tenders by sally

“Two law firms, Public Interest Lawyers and RMNJ, have successfully fought a judicial review case against the Legal Services Commission (LSC).”

Full story

The Lawyer, 20th December 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 20th, 2010 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Vannes KFT v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & Ors [2010] EWCA Civ 1466 (20 December 2010)

Chester v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor [2010] EWCA Civ 1439 (17 December 2010)

Autoweld Systems Ltd v Kito Enterprises LLC [2010] EWCA Civ 1469 (17 December 2010)

High Court (Chancery Division)

K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 3344 (Ch) (17 December 2010)

Hurndell v Hurndell & Ors [2010] EWHC 3340 (Ch) (17 December 2010)

Ferneley v Napier & Ors [2010] EWHC 3345 (Ch) (17 December 2010)

High Court Queen’s Bench Division)

Brandeaux Advisers (UK) Ltd & Ors v Chadwick [2010] EWHC 3241 (QB) (17 December 2010)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Schwebel v Wolf Schwebel [2010] EWHC 3280 (TCC) (16 December 2010)

Source: www.bailii.org

Judges can strip prisoners of voting rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2010 in elections, news, prisons by sally

“Judges can strip prisoners of the right to vote, while criminals sentenced to four years or more will also be excluded from voting, under new proposals.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2010 in legislation by sally

The Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

The Timeshare, Holiday Products, Resale and Exchange Contracts Regulations 2010

The Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Georgia) Order 2010

The Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Hong Kong) Order 2010

The Double Taxation Relief and International Tax Enforcement (Federal Republic of Germany) Order 2010

The Local Elections (Northern Ireland) Order 2010

The National Assembly for Wales Referendum (Assembly Act Provisions) (Limit on Referendum Expenses Etc.) Order 2010

The Family Procedure (Civil Partnership: Staying of Proceedings) Rules 2010

Source: www.bailii.org

Croydon man jailed for heroin smuggling – UK Border Agency

Posted December 20th, 2010 in drug trafficking, press releases, sentencing by sally

“A Bulgarian man living in Croydon has been sentenced to 7 years in prison at Canterbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to heroin smuggling.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 17th December 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Footballer Calum Davenport’s attacker has jail term cut – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2010 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who was jailed for six years for a knife attack on a Premier League footballer has had his jail term cut.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk