Retained Met Police photos of suspects breached human rights – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in criminal records, human rights, news, police by tracey

“A police decision to retain photographs of two suspects who were never charged has been declared a breach of human rights in a landmark High Court ruling.”

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BBC News, 22nd June 2012


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Draga [2012] EWCA Civ 842 (21 June 2012)

Giles v Tarry & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 837 (21 June 2012)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

I, R & T, R. v [2012] EWCA Crim 1288 (21 June 2012)

Gangar & Anor v R. [2012] EWCA Crim 1378 (21 June 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Sullivan v The Government of the United States of America & Anor [2012] EWHC 1680 (Admin) (20 June 2012)

JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association & Ors v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office & Anor [2012] EWHC 1674 (Admin) (20 June 2012)

Nicolaou, R (on the application of) v Redbridge Magistrates’ Court & Anor [2012] EWHC 1647 (Admin) (20 June 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Moloobhoy v Moloobhoy [2012] EWHC 1670 (Comm) (19 June 2012)


VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp and others – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in appeals, assets recovery, company law, conflict of laws, fraud, law reports by tracey

VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp and others: [2012] EWCA Civ 808; [2012] WLR (D) 181

“There was no such thing in English law as a ‘remedial constructive contract’ and the courts had no jurisdiction to subject parties to contractual obligations under a contract to which neither they, not the only undisputed parties to the contract had ever agreed or intended they should be subject. The Court of Appeal was bound to uphold the principle that it was appropriate to pierce the corporate veil only where special circumstances existed indicating that it was only a façade concealing the true facts. The veil-piercing principle had been developed pragmatically for the purpose of providing a practical solution in particular factual circumstances and could not be invoked wherever it was necessary to do so in the interests of justice and no unconnected third party was involved.”

WLR Daily, 20th June 2012


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys v Registrar of Trade Marks – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in EC law, law reports, patents by tracey

Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys v Registrar of Trade Marks: Case C-307/10; [2012] WLR (D) 180

“It was a requirement of Parliament and Council Directive 2008/95/EC on trade marks that the goods and services for which the protection of the trade mark was sought should be identified by the applicant with sufficient clarity and precision to enable the competent authorities and economic operators, on that basis alone, to determine the extent of the protection conferred by the trade mark.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2012


High Court quashes decision to designate developer’s land as high risk flood zone –

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in canals, environmental protection, news, planning by tracey

“The High Court has overturned a decision by the Environment Agency to designate land along a 36 mile stretch of the Manchester Ship Canal as a high risk flood zone.”

Full story, 21st June 2012


Social Media and the Voice of the Child in Hague Convention Cases – Family Law Week

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in child abduction, children, enforcement, internet, news by tracey

“Emma Pinder, Solicitor, of Spring Law considers a Hague Convention case which has attracted extensive attention in Australia and analyses the potential wider impact of the coverage, especially that within social media.”

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Family Law Week, 21st June 2012


CPS handed further journalist hacking files – the Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in Crown Prosecution Service, interception, media, news, prosecutions by tracey

 “Prosecutors are to decide whether to charge four journalists with phone hacking after they were handed their files by Scotland Yard. The Crown Prosecution Service was today given four files involving four journalists relating to the phone hacking inquiry Operation Weeting, for charging decisions.”

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The Independent, 21st June 2012


UK in EU legal stink over garlic from China – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in customs and excise, EC law, food, news by tracey

“Britain is being taken to court by the European Commission in a battle over a £15m unpaid tax bill on imports of Chinese garlic.”

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BBC News, 21st June 2012


Staff who fall ill on holiday entitled to further paid leave, court rules – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in EC law, holiday pay, news, sick leave by tracey

“Workers who fall sick during their annual leave are entitled to take corresponding paid leave at a later date, following a ruling made today by the European court of justice.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2012


Rochdale paedophile ringleader is named – The Guardian

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in child abuse, news, rape, reporting restrictions, sexual grooming by tracey

“The ringleader of a gang of men in Rochdale who groomed young white girls for sex has been named after he was found guilty of 30 separate child rape charges. Shabir Ahmed, 59, led a child sex exploitation ring of nine men who targeted vulnerable young girls in the Rochdale and Oldham areas of Greater Manchester.”

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The Guardian, 21st June 2012


Jailed, the drunken thief who robbed his local bookies – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 22nd, 2012 in news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

“A man who used a rock to hold up a bookies at which he was a regular customer has been jailed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2012