“The Court of Appeal recently issued its judgment in XX v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 742, an appeal from a decision of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (‘SIAC’) upholding the Secretary of State’s decision to deport an Ethiopian national on grounds of national security.”
UK Human Rights Blog, 24th June 2012
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“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
“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
“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.”
The Independent, 21st June 2012
“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.”
The Guardian, 21st June 2012
“Julian Assange walked into the Ecuador Embassy in London on Tuesday evening to claim political asylum. The President of Ecuador is shortly to make a statement on Assange’s application. Today I am talking to Francis FitzGibbon QC about the law relating to asylum and the legal consequences of Assange’s extraordinary decision to seek asylum – a decision which surprised several of his supporters who put up the bail money and which they are possibly in danger of forfeiting.”
Charon QC, 21st June 2012
“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.