McKinnon v. Government of the United States of America and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 19th, 2007 in extradition, law reports by sally

Judicial distaste does not stop extradition order

McKinnon v. Government of the United States of America and Another

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“There was no abuse of the extradition process where a British defendant declined a plea bargain and, as a result, lost benefits which would have flowed from it.” 

The Times, 19th April 2007

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Secretary of State for the Home Department v. AF – Times Law Reports

Posted April 18th, 2007 in control orders, human rights, law reports, terrorism by sally

Cumulative restrictions make control order a nullity 

Secretary of State for the Home Department v. AF

Queen’s Bench Division 

“A control order imposing restrictions which amounted cumulatively to a deprivation of liberty was a nullity.”

The Times, 18th April 2007

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Azmi v. Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Posted April 17th, 2007 in law reports, religious discrimination by sally

No discrimination in ban on veil in classroom

Azmi v. Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council

Employment Appeal Tribunal 

“A Muslim teaching assistant who had been suspended for disobeying an instruction not to wear a veil when assisting a male teacher was not discriminated against directly or indirectly on the ground of religion or belief.”

The Times, 17th April 2007

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Babula v. Waltham Forest College – Times Law Reports

Posted April 17th, 2007 in law reports, unfair dismissal, whistleblowers by sally

Whistleblower need not prove criminal or civil wrongdoing

Babula v. Waltham Forest College

Court of Appeal 

“Where an employee made a claim for unfair dismissal asserting that the dismissal was to be regarded as automatically unfair because he had made a protected disclosure, it was sufficient that he reasonably believed the matters that he relied on amounted to a criminal offence, or founded a legal obligation. He did not have to be able to point to an actual criminal offence or to an actual legal obligation.”

The Times, 17th April 2007

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In re K (Deceased) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 16th, 2007 in executors, law reports by sally

Protecting creditors

In re K (Deceased)

Chancery Division

“When deciding whether to sanction payment by the administrators of an estate to admitted creditors and the subsequent distribution to beneficiaries without reference to disputed and potential creditors’ claims, the court should consider whether any, and if so what protection should be afforded to the potential creditors.”

The Times, 16th April 2007

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WPP Holdings Italy Srl and Others v. Benatti – Times Law Reports

Posted April 16th, 2007 in law reports, service out of jurisdiction by sally

Deciding which court was first seised of the action

WPP Holdings Italy Srl and Other v. Benatti

Court of Appeal  

“The court first seised of an action where two parties issued proceedings against each other in different European Union jurisdictions was the one where the document instituting the proceedings was first lodged with the court or was first received by the authority responsible for service.”

The Times, 16th April 2007

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Sumukan Ltd. v. Commonwealth Secretariat – Times Law Reports

Posted April 13th, 2007 in appeals, arbitration, law reports by sally

Power to hear appeal on whether exclusion agreement valid

Sumukan Ltd. v. Commonwealth Secretariat

Court of Appeal

“The Court of Appeal had jurisdiction to determine an appeal from a judge’s decision on whether the parties to an arbitration agreement had agreed to exclude an appeal to a court on a point of law under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996.”

The Times, 13th April 2007

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Stretford v. Football Association Ltd. and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 13th, 2007 in arbitration, human rights, law reports by sally

Parties to an arbitration waive Convention right to fair trial

Stretford v. Football Association Ltd. and Another

Court of Appeal

“An arbitration agreement in the rules of a national football association did not contravene the right to a fair trial guaranteed by article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 13th April 2007

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Bentinck v. Bentinck – Times Law Reports

Posted April 12th, 2007 in conflict of laws, law reports, stay of proceedings by sally

Staying proceedings to save costs

Bentinck v. Bentinck

Court of Appeal

“Even when there was no error in a first-instance judgment in a family case concerning conflict of laws, it was not only open to the Court of Appeal, but incumbent upon it to avoid any further wastage of costs and stay the English proceedings until the foreign court had decided whether it was first seised of the matter.”

The Times, 12th April 2007

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Regina v. Hardy – Times Law Reports

Posted April 12th, 2007 in computer crime, law reports, police, sentencing by sally

Jail for unlawful computer access

Regina v. Hardy

Court of Appeal

“Police officers had to realise that accessing the police national computer for an improper purpose was an offence that required an immediate prison sentence.”

The Times, 12th April 2007

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Hammerton v. Hammerton – Times Law Reports

Posted April 12th, 2007 in committals, contact orders, law reports by sally

Committal hearing should be separate from contact case

Hammerton v. Hammerton

Court of Appeal 

“It was not appropriate to hear contact proceedings at the same time as committal proceedings.”

The Times, 12th April 2007

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Rice and another v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 12th, 2007 in duty of care, health & safety, law reports by sally

Rice and another v. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and another  

“The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry as statutory successor to the obligations of the National Dock Labour Board owed a common law duty of care to dock workers who had contracted asbestos related illnesses from unloading cargoes of asbestos.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

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Official Receiver v. Hollens – WLR Daily

Posted April 12th, 2007 in insolvency, law reports, partnerships by sally

Official Receiver v. Hollens [2007] EWHC 753 (Ch)

“Subsections 303(2A) to (2C) of the Insolvency Act 1986 conferred upon the court the power to direct that the affairs of a partnership be wound up and its property administered as if the debtors had themselves presented a joint petition, even though they had not, so long as the partnership was insolvent and the order sought was one that could have been made had the individual members presented the joint petition.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

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Hickling v. Baker – WLR Daily

Posted April 12th, 2007 in committals, insolvency, law reports by sally

Hickling v. Baker [2007] EWCA Civ 287

“An application for a committal order under s 364 of the Insolvency Act 1986 where an undischarged bankrupt failed to co-operate with the trustee in bankruptcy should normally be made on notice, unless a statutory provision provided otherwise. Any other exception to that practice had to be justified by evidence. Further, any committal order made without notice should require that, once arrested, the person in question should be brought promptly before the court for a hearing in order to comply with art 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 4th April 2007

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K v. X School and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2007 in disability discrimination, education, law reports by sally

Limit to school’s special needs duty

K v. X School and Another 

“A school was not discriminating against an incontinent paraplegic pupil in the provision of education or associated services when it refused to clean and change him following a bowel accident.”

The Times, 11th April 2007

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In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2007 in change of name, grandparents, guardianship, law reports by sally

Child’s emotional identity needs supersede grandparents’ wishes

In re E (a Child): Special guardianship order

Court of Appeal 

“The power to order a child, subject to a special guardianship order, to be known by a new surname should not be exercised by the court if it would interfere with the child’s emotional identity needs.”

The Times, 11th April 2007

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Regina (AM (Cameroon)) v. Asylum and Immigration Tribunal – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2007 in immigration, judicial review, law reports by sally

Judicial review available as well as statutory review

Regina (AM (Cameroon)) v. Asylum and Immigration Tribunal 

Court of Appeal

“In exceptional circumstances, judicial review was available to challenge an immigration judge’s decision even though a final statutory review procedure existed.”

The Times, 11th April 2007

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Regina (Malik) v. Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted April 10th, 2007 in human rights, law reports by sally

Right to work is not a possession 

Regina (Mailk) v. Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust and Another

Court of Appeal

“The ability to earn a living was not a right of possession such as was capable of protection under the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 10th April 2007

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Johnson v. Medical Defence Union Ltd. (No. 2) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 10th, 2007 in data protection, law reports by sally

Selection of information is not creating protected data

Johnson v. Medical Defence Union Ltd. (No. 2)

Court of Appeal

“The selection of information from various manual and electronic files and its compilation on a computer did not constitute the creation of data capable of being processed under the Data Protection Act 1998.”

The Times, 10th April 2007

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BAILII: Recent decisions

Posted April 5th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Catt, R (on the application of) v Brighton and Hove City Council [2007] EWCA Civ 298 (04 April 2007)

Wilson & Anor v Hurstanger Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 299 (04 April 2007)

AH (Sudan)& Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWCA Civ 297 (04 April 2007)

Rice & Anor v Secretary of State for Trade & Industry & Anor [2007] EWCA Civ 289 (04 April 2007)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Oxford City Council v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & Anor [2007] EWHC 769 (Admin) (04 April 2007)

Onotota, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWHC 797 (Admin) (04 April 2007)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Rideh [2007] EWHC 804 (Admin) (04 April 2007)

Bamber, R (on the application of) v HM Revenue & Customs [2007] EWHC 798 (Admin) (04 April 2007)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Wembley National Stadium Ltd v Wembley (London) Ltd& Ors [2007] EWHC 756 (Ch) (04 April 2007)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rao v Central Liverpool Primary Care Trust [2007] EWHC 773 (QB) (04 April 2007)

Source: www.bailii.org