Financier seeks to jail sister-in-law over injunction breach – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in contempt of court, defamation, injunctions, internet, news by sally

“A wealthy British financier is seeking to have his sister-in-law secretly jailed in a libel case, in the latest escalation of the controversy over superinjunctions and the internet, the Guardian can disclose.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 24th, 2011 in legislation by sally

The FIRST Option Bonds (Exchange of Securities) Rules 2011

The Export Control (Syria and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2011

The Tractor etc (EC Type-Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Investment Bank Special Administration (England and Wales) Rules 2011

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Amendment Regulations 2011

The Taxation of Chargeable Gains (Gilt-edged Securities) Order 2011

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Ryan Giggs story could have been stopped by PCC, says Buscombe – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in complaints, injunctions, media, news, privacy by sally

“The Press Complaints Commission chair, Baroness Buscombe, has claimed the organisation would have helped stop publication of allegations that Ryan Giggs had an affair with a former reality TV star.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Only companies put out of business can claim damages based on loss of value, says High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 24th, 2011 in company law, contracts, damages, news by sally

“A company cannot claim for a reduction in its value because of breach of contract unless it has gone out of business, the High Court has said. Damages in all other cases can be based only on the loss of profits caused by the breach, the Court said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th May 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Ratcliffe power station activists launch appeal over undercover evidence – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in appeals, evidence, news, police by sally

“Twenty environmental activists who were convicted of conspiring to shut down one of the UK’s biggest power stations are to launch an appeal after allegations that police suppressed potentially crucial evidence from an undercover officer.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Anatomy of an injunction: OPQ v two anonymous others – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in injunctions, judgments, news by sally

“We identify the key passages in the judgment handed down allowing an injunction for a man known only as OPQ.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Foster carer Patrick Gallagher jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2011 in child abuse, fostering, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“An ex-foster father who sexually abused vulnerable boys placed in his care for more than a decade has been told by a judge he ‘should die in jail’.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rosemary Nelson inquiry finds security forces did not collude – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in conspiracy, inquiries, murder, news, Northern Ireland, police, reports by sally

“The security forces did not collude directly with loyalist paramilitaries who murdered the Northern Ireland solicitor Rosemary Nelson, a public inquiry has concluded.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Rosemary Nelson Inquiry Report, HC 947 (PDF)

DPP’s statement on the decision to prosecute PC Simon Harwood – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in Crown Prosecution Service, homicide, news, police by sally

“Keir Starmer QC announces that the Met police officer is to face criminal proceedings over the death of Ian Tomlinson.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Teenage hitman Santre Gayle jailed for Subasi murder – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2011 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A hitman who was 15 years old when he murdered a woman in east London for £200 has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court of appeal quashes conviction over 1974 robbery – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, robbery by sally

“A man who has spent decades denying his involvement in an armed robbery has won his appeal against conviction.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tomlinson police officer to face manslaughter trial – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in evidence, homicide, news, police, prosecutions by sally

“PC Simon Harwood will face criminal proceedings for striking newspaper vendor with a baton during G20 protests in 2009.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Four police officers to face misconduct hearings over Fiona Pilkington death – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 24th, 2011 in complaints, harassment, news, police, professional conduct, reports by sally

“Four police officers will face misconduct proceedings over failures to stop a gang terrorising a woman who killed herself and her disabled daughter, a watchdog said today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 24th, 2011 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Gharib, R. v [2011] EWCA Crim 1257 (06 May 2011)

High Court (Queen’s Bench)

CTB v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2011] EWHC 1326 (QB) (23 May 2011)

TSE & Anor v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWHC 1308 (QB) (23 May 2011)

Goodwin v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2011] EWHC 1309 (QB) (23 May 2011)

Johnson v Le Roux Fourie [2011] EWHC 1062 (QB) (23 May 2011)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Barrett v Bem & Ors [2011] EWHC 1247 (Ch) (19 May 2011)

Chen & Ors v Chui & Ors [2011] EWHC 1276 (Ch) (12 May 2011)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bryant & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2011] EWHC 1314 (Admin) (23 May 2011)

High Court (Family Division)

D (A Child), Re [2011] EWHC 471 (Fam) (08 March 2011)

KY v DD [2011] EWHC 1277 (Fam) (23 May 2011)

Source: www.bailii.org

Barrett v Bem (No 2); In re Lavin, decd – WLR Daily

Posted May 24th, 2011 in law reports, wills by sally

Barrett v Bem (No 2); In re Lavin, decd [2011] EWHC 1247 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 171

“Section 15 of the Wills Act 1837, which made a gift to an attesting witness ‘utterly null and void’, did not extend to a beneficiary of a will who had signed a will on the testator’s behalf at his direction. However, the second rule in Barry v Butlin (1838) 2 Moo PC 480, that the court should be vigilant and jealous in examining the evidence in support of a will where a party wrote or prepared a will under which he took a benefit and should not pronounce in that instrument’s favour unless the suspicion were removed and it were satisfied that the true will of the deceased was expressed therein, should apply with additional force where the agent of the testator who signed the will was a beneficiary under it.”

WLR Daily, 19th May 2011

Source: www.iclr.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.

Panter v Rowellian Football Social Club and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 24th, 2011 in clubs, company law, insolvency, law reports by sally

Panter v Rowellian Football Social Club and others [2011] EWHC 1301 (Ch); [2011] WLR (D) 170

“Paragraph 111(1A)(c) of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986, as inserted, applied to companies which were incorporated in states outside the European Economic Area and it did not apply to entities that were not incorporated at all.”

WLR Daily, 20th May 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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

Oxford City Council v Bull – WLR Daily

Posted May 24th, 2011 in appeals, homelessness, law reports, local government by sally

Oxford City Council v Bull [2011] EWCA Civ 609; [2011] WLR (D) 169

“Where the father of children who resided with their mother, from whom he was separated, allowed them to share his one-room accommodation, he became homeless intentionally, within the meaning of section 191(1) of the Housing Act 1996, on being evicted from that accommodation.”

WLR Daily, 18th May 2011

Source: www.iclr.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.

The death of blogging? Not for #lawblogs – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in internet, legal profession, media, news by sally

“A recent panel event shows legal blogging is growing to fill the gap left by newspapers.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courts ‘could target’ Twitter UK – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2011 in internet, jurisdiction, news by sally

“Twitter’s decision to open a UK office could leave it more vulnerable to prosecution over what its users write.”

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BBC News, 23rd May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

High court criticises newspapers in Sir Fred Goodwin injunction battle – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in injunctions, media, news, public interest by sally

“A high court judge has criticised the publishers of the Sun, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail for putting forward weak public interest arguments to attempt to overturn a gagging order brought by Sir Fred Goodwin.”

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk