Drury v. British Broadcasting Corporation and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted June 11th, 2007 in law reports, service, time limits by sally

All steps to be taken in time 

Drury v. British Broadcasting Corporation and Another

Court of Appeal

“A claimant applying to extend time for service of the claim form should demonstrate to the court that he had taken all reasonable steps to effect service on the defendant before the time for service expired.”

The Times, 11th June 2007

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R v. Harries and others – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2007 in law reports, sentencing by sally

R v. Harries and others

“A term of imprisonment for public protection should not be imposed for an offence which was committed over a period of two or more days which straddled the coming into force of the dangerous offender provisions where it was not clear when the offence was actually committed.”

WLR Daily, 6th June 2007

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.

Britannia Alloys & Chemicals Ltd. v. Commission of the European Communities – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2007 in competition, EC law, law reports by sally

Britannia Alloys & Chemicals Ltd. v. Commission of the European Communities (Case C-76/06P)

“Where the Commission of the European Communities found that an undertaking had participated in anti-competitive practices contrary to art 81 EC and imposed a fine by reference to the undertaking’s turnover in the “preceding business year”, and the undertaking had no turnover in the business year preceding the date of the infringement decision, the Commission was entitled to refer to another business year.” 

WLR Daily, 7th June 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Bank claims deluge legal service – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in banking, news, small claims by sally

“The government’s Money Claim Online small claims service (MCOL) is being overwhelmed by claims for bank charges.” 

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BBC News, 8th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophile review snubs Sarah’s Law – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Proposals to allow the public open access to information about convicted paedophiles have been ruled out by the Government.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministry must reveal advice to Prescott over controversial tower – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in freedom of information, news, planning by sally

“The Information Tribunal has ruled that civil servants’ advice to ministers on major planning decisions should be disclosed to anyone who asks for it once the decision is taken.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New pressure on Goldsmith after cabinet inquiry call – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, will come under renewed pressure to explain how BAE’s payments to a Saudi prince were hushed up when the Liberal Democrats demand he answer a series of questions over his role in the affair.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Unmarried couples get equal rights on ‘divorce’ – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in cohabitation, news by sally

“Cohabiting partners who split up are to get similar rights to divorcing couples under plans to be outlined next month, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

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Pressure mounts for war inquiry – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2007 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Government will come under fresh pressure today to order a full inquiry into the Iraq war and the mistakes made since the 2003 invasion.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court ruling on casino challenge – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in gambling, news by sally

“A High Court judgment is due later on a challenge to government plans for 17 regional casinos across Britain.” 

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BBC News, 11th June 2007

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Revenue to take more litigious line over tax cases – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corporation tax, income tax, news, VAT by sally

“Revenue & Customs has officially declared war on tax cheats, telling individuals and businesses hoping for negotiated settlements that it would rather see them in court.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Woolf to head BAE investigation panel – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in corruption, fraud, news, Saudi Arabia by sally

“BAE Systems has appointed Lord Woolf, formerly Britain’s most senior lawyer, to lead an independent panel to investigate claims the defence company bribed high-ranking Saudi officials.”

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The Times, 11th June 2007

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UK mulls admitting wiretap evidence in court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 11th, 2007 in evidence, interception, news by sally

“The UK government is looking to make wiretap evidence admissible in court as part of its latest review of anti-terrorism legislation.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th June 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Parents to see sex crime records – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Parents will get the right to ask for details about people who are in regular contact with their children following a review of information on paedophiles.” 

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BBC News, 9th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MPs to fight for abortion on demand – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in abortion, news by sally

“Pro-abortion MPS are preparing for a bitter political battle in an attempt to bring in termination on demand in the first three months of pregnancy.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2007

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Judge and magistrates will hear flashing case – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in indecent exposure, judges, magistrates, news by sally

“The trial next week of a Court of Appeal judge accused of flashing will be heard by a rare panel of a judge sitting with two magistrates because of the sensitivity of the case.”

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The Times, 9th June 2007

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Judge seeks law change to cope with bank fees cases – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“A judge in London has called for a change to the legal system to stop it being overwhelmed by up to a million bank-charge cases.”

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The Times, 9th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Bank charges farce requires higher intervention – The Times

Posted June 11th, 2007 in banking, news by sally

“District Judge Stephen Gerlis explains why there needs to be a test case over unauthorised bank charges.” 

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The Times, 7th June 2007

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Bar Standards Board rejects deferral of call to the Bar and proposes new online register of barristers – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 8th, 2007 in barristers, legal education, press releases by sally

“There had been concerns that, by allowing those who had completed the Bar Vocational Course to be called to the Bar and to describe themselves as ‘barristers’, the public might be misled as to who is a fully qualified practitioner. But in a report on its provisional conclusions on deferral of call, published today after a year-long consultation and research exercise, the Board says “deferring call to the Bar until after pupillage would not be an appropriate response to the risk which it is intended to address”.”

Press release

Bar Standards Board press release, 8th June 2007

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Britain “smothered” with EU laws – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2007 in EC law, news by sally

“Britain is being “smothered” with EU laws, imposed without proper debate, say peers behind a bid to investigate the effects and cost of EU membership.”

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BBC News, 7th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk