BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 12th, 2012 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

G Hamilton (Tullochgribban Mains) Ltd v The Highland Council & Anor[2012] UKSC 31 (11 July 2012)

ANS & Anor v ML [2012] UKSC 30 (11 July 2012)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

BA, R v [2012] EWCA Crim 1529 (11 July 2012)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Keay & Anor v Morris Homes (West Midlands) Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 900 (11 July 2012)

Holmes & Anor v Evans & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 941 (11 July 2012)

BA & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 944 (11 July 2012)

SS (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 945 (11 July 2012)

Schofield v HM Revenue and Customs [2012] EWCA Civ 927 (11 July 2012)

Waite v Paccar Financial Plc [2012] EWCA civ 901 (10 July 2012)

High Court (Family Division)

W v H [2012] EWHC 1103 (Fam) (02 May 2012)

C, Re [2012] EWHC 907 (Fam) (22 March 2012)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Harrow Community Support Ltd v The Secretary of State for Defence [2012] EWHC 1921 (Admin) (10 July 2012)

Eventech Ltd v The Parking Adjudicator & Anor [2012] EWHC 1903 (Admin) (11 July 2012)

Waghorn v Care Quality Commission [2012] EWHC 1816 (Admin) (11 July 2012)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Taokas Navigation SA v Komrowski Bulk Shipping KG (GmbH & Co) & Ors [2012] EWHC 1888 (Comm) (11 July 2012)

High Court (Patents Court)

Generics [uk] Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Yeda Research and Development Co Ltd & Anor [2012] EWHC 1848 (Pat) (11 July 2012)


Badger cull ruling due in high court – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2012 in animals, environmental protection, judicial review, news by sally

“The high court will rule on Thursday on whether farmers and landowners can legally cull thousands of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle.”

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The Guardian, 12th July 2012


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 12th, 2012 in legislation by sally

The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Prescribed Bodies) Regulations 2012

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2012

The Income Tax (Exemption of Minor Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Treaty of Lisbon (Changes in Terminology or Numbering) Order 2012

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Sites under Section 128) (Amendment) Order 2012

The Local Government Officers (Political Restrictions) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2012

The Payment Services Regulations 2012

The INSPIRE (Amendment) Regulations 2012

The Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2012

The Syria (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2012

The Iran (Restrictive Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2012

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Determination of Turnover for Monetary Penalties) Order 2012


Views sought on Government’s ‘communications data’ surveillance plans –

“A Parliamentary committee is seeking views on Government plans to expand existing laws on communications surveillance.”

Full story, 11th July 2012


Justice for murdered rape victims: the DPP changes policy on rape counts left on file – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 12th, 2012 in families, murder, news, rape, victims by sally

“Last week Kier Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), announced that cases of rape linked to murder should be prosecuted rather than being left on file.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th July 2012


“It’s make or break for the criminal bar”: interview with John Cooper QC – Head of Legal

Posted July 12th, 2012 in barristers, legal aid, podcasts, quality assurance by sally

“I spoke to John Cooper QC today at his chambers to ask him why he’s standing for Vice-Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, and why in his manifesto he raises the prospect of potential industrial action by barristers in response to government policies on criminal legal aid.”


Head of Legal, 11th July 2012


‘Human right to benefits’ could be included in law reform – Daily Telegraph

“Every Briton could have a guaranteed entitlement to welfare benefits in a ‘far-reaching’ expansion of human rights proposed by the body that was intended by David Cameron to rein in the law.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2012