Recent Statutory Instruments – OPSI

Posted July 24th, 2008 in legislation by sally

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2008

The Financial Assistance Scheme (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999 (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Gas and Electricity (Consumer Complaints Handling Standards) Regulations 2008

The European Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers) Order 2008

The Value Added Tax (Finance) Order 2008

The Venture Capital Trust (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) (Insolvency) Regulations 2008

The Insurance Companies (Calculation of Profits: Policy Holders’ Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) (No. 2) Order 2008

The Capital Allowances (Energy-saving Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) Order 2008

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008

Posted July 24th, 2008 in housing, landlord & tenant, legislation, planning by sally

Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

West London Pipeline and Storage Ltd v Total UK Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 24th, 2008 in disclosure, law reports, privilege by sally

West London Pipeline and Storage Ltd v Total UK Ltd [2008] EWHC 1729 (Comm); [2008] WLR (D) 248

“Guidance as to the principles applicable to determining a claim to litigation privilege.”

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

French v Barcham and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted July 24th, 2008 in bankruptcy, landlord & tenant, law reports by sally

French v Barcham and Another

Chancery Division

“A beneficial tenant in common who continued in occupation of a property following the bankruptcy of the other beneficial tenant in common could be required to compensate the bankrupt’s estate for that continued occupation.”

The Times, 24th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Spencer v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Moore v Secretary of State for Transport and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted July 24th, 2008 in law reports, limitations, personal injuries by sally

Spencer v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Moore v Secretary of State for Transport and Another

Court of Appeal

“A cause of action for damages against the government for failure to implement Community law resulting in failure to provide a remedy in a personal injury case accrued as soon as some measurable damage had been suffered The Court of Appeal so stated when dismissing the appeals of: (i) Derek Keith Spencer against the dismissal of his claim by Mr Justice Holland ([2007] EWHC 1775 (QB)) and (ii) Kenneth Dudley Moore against the dismissal of his claim by Mr Justice Eady ([2007] EWHC 879 (QB)).”

The Times, 24th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Husband who stole £200,000 to fund wife’s spending sprees spared prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 24th, 2008 in news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A ‘timid’ husband has been spared jail after a judge heard he only stole £205,000 to fund his domineering wife’s spending sprees.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hatchet man or saviour of the Serious Fraud Office? – The Times

Posted July 24th, 2008 in Serious Fraud Office, special report by sally

“Are we just starting to see the true Richard Alderman? There were suspicions that he was hired as a hatchet man to carve up the Serious Fraud Office or oversee its demise. He was, after all, instrumental in creating the Assets Recovery Agency, becoming its first legal director. Within just five years it had been absorbed into the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).”

Full story

The Times, 24th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police killer David Bieber wins appeal against ‘life means life’ sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 24th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Former American marine David Bieber was told that although the killing of Pc Ian Broadhurst was ‘horrifying’, it did not justify the whole-life jail term he was given in 2004.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parents to be punished for children’s net piracy – The Times

Posted July 24th, 2008 in children, copyright, internet, news by sally

“Parents whose children download music and films illegally will be blacklisted and have their internet access curbed under government reforms to fight online piracy. ”

Full story

The Times, 24th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Daily Cause List, 24th July 2008

Posted July 24th, 2008 in news by sally

Thursday 24th July 2008

Source: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

Please note only the current day’s cause list will be accessible

QC sues publisher in reference book dispute – Legal Week

Posted July 24th, 2008 in contracts, news, publishing by sally

“Wilberforce Chambers’ David Phillips QC is set for a £300,000 battle with Reed Elsevier, after the publishers allegedly reneged on an agreement to provide him with a lifetime’s free access to a reference book.”

Full story

Legal Week, 24th July 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Coroner calls for inquest change – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2008 in delay, inquests, news by sally

“A senior coroner has called for new legislation to make sure inquests are held within a year of a person’s death.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tiscali accuses BT of defamation – The Times

Posted July 24th, 2008 in defamation, news, telecommunications by sally

“Tiscali, the Italian broadband operator currently up for sale, is suing BT for ‘defamation and malicious falsehood’ after the telecommunications group wrote to Tiscali’s customers trying to persuade them to switch to BT’s broadband service.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Podcast 72: The Wood Report on the changes to the BVC – College of Law response – Charon QC

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in barristers, legal education, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Richard de Friend, director of the Bloomsbury centre of The College of Law. Richard has had a long and distinguished career in legal education as pro Vice Chancellor of Kent University and, in recent years, with the College of Law.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Canoe man and wife jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in fraud, insurance, news, pensions, sentencing by sally

“John and Anne Darwin were each jailed for more than six years today for carrying out a £250,000 insurance con by faking his death in a canoeing accident.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Library Newsletter

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in news by sally

A new issue of the Library’s Newsletter is now available, in two formats: PDF and Word.

This issue contains features on the Royal visit and the historical background to the Royal Letters Patent granted to the Inner and Middle Temple in 1608; on new developments on the EIN (Electronic Immigration Network) and on Westlaw; and on CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) and the Canada section of AccessToLaw. There is also news about Saturday and Summer opening, new acquisitions, and the BIALL Legal Journals Award.

To access the current newsletter, click on the link below and then select PDF or Word format.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/newsletter/current/default.htm

Ministers speed up compensation for road accident victims – The Times

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“People injured in road accidents will be able to claim damages more quickly under a fast-track claims process announced by ministers yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Podcast 71: Wood Report – The proposed changes to the BVC – Charon QC

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in barristers, legal education, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Jon McLeod, Chairman, Public Affairs – Weber Shandwick who acted for the Bar Standards Board in the recent report of the Working Group in relation to Review of The Bar Vocational Course. Jon McLeod went into public affairs in 1994, having spent six years in financial and legal journalism. His specialisms include: Parliamentary and lobbying campaigns, coalition building, national media relations, litigation and legal communications, and strategic counsel.”

Podcast

Charon QC, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

Related link: Wood Report on the BVC (PDF)

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Abu Hamza loses extradition fight – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in appeals, extradition, news, terrorism by sally

“Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri has been refused leave to appeal to the House of Lords against his extradition to the US.”

Full story

BBC News, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fertiliser bomb plotters lose appeal – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2008 in appeals, conspiracy, news, terrorism by sally

“Five men jailed for life for plotting a series of bomb attacks to rival the 9/11 New York atrocities lost challenges against their convictions today.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk