Police officers in the clear over Tube shooting – The Times

Posted May 11th, 2007 in news, police by sally

“Police watchdogs have cleared Scotland Yard officers of any disciplinary offence over the Stockwell shooting but the senior woman in charge could still face action.”

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The Times, 11th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Court gives up on ‘speeding’ driver who kicked up too much of a fuss – The Times

Posted May 11th, 2007 in news, road traffic offences by sally

“A motorist accused of driving at 37mph in a 30mph zone has had the case against him dropped after the prosecution decided it wasn’t worth the trouble.”

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The Times, 11th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lawyers unite to preserve compensation scheme – The Times

Posted May 10th, 2007 in compensation, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Seven firms of solicitors joined together today to launch a High Court challenge to the abolition of a discretionary compensation scheme for victims of miscarriages of justice.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Government supports law to prevent forced marriage – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 10th, 2007 in forced marriages, news by sally

“The Government today pledged its support for legislation aimed at protecting the victims of forced marriages and preventing them from taking place.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th May 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Daily Telegraph Law Reports

Posted May 10th, 2007 in law reports by sally

Moore v. Moore

OBG Ltd. & Others v. Allan & Ors; Douglas & Others v. Hello! Ltd. & Others; Mainstream Properties Ltd. v. Young & Others

Wellington v. DPP

TNT Global Spa &Anr v. Denfleet International Ltd. & Anr

Curistan v. Times Newspapers Ltd.

Melville Dundas Ltd. (in receivership) & Others v. Wimpey UK Ltd. & Others

Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Please note the Daily Telegraph Law Reports are only available online for one week.

Welfare Reform Act 2007

Posted May 10th, 2007 in legislation, social security by sally

Welfare Reform Act 2007 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Adelson and Another v Associated Newspapers Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted May 10th, 2007 in defamation, law reports, limitations by sally

No power to add late libel claim

Adelson and Another v. Associated Newspapers Ltd. 

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where the libel limitation period had expired, there was no jurisdiction to grant an application to amend pleadings by the addition of new claimants.”

The Times, 10th May 2007

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.

Curistan v Times Newspapers Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted May 10th, 2007 in law reports, parliamentary privilege by sally

Privilege survives extra material

Curistan v. Times Newspapers Ltd. 

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where extraneous non-privileged material was contained in an article or report which also contained a report of parliamentary proceedings, that privilege which attached to fair and accurate reports of parliamentary proceedings was not necessarily lost.”

The Times, 10th May 2007

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.

Van Colle and Another v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary – Times Law Reports

Posted May 10th, 2007 in law reports, police, witnesses by sally

Police failed to protect life of prosecution witness at risk

Van Colle and Another v. Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary 

Court of Appeal

“Police who failed to take appropriate action to protect a vulnerable prosecution witness, when they should have known there was a risk to his life, were in breach of their duty for which they were liable in damages.”

The Times, 10th May 2007

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.

Hill and another v. Haines – WLR Daily

Posted May 10th, 2007 in bankruptcy, divorce, law reports, matrimonial home by sally

Hill and another v. Haines [2007] EWHC 1012 (Ch)

“Since an applicant for ancillary relief under ss 23 to 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 did not give consideration in “money or money’s worth” within the meaning of s 339(3)(c) of the Insolvency Act 1986 for relief obtained, any transfer of property made by a bankrupt ex-spouse pursuant to either a court order made in the ancillary proceedings, or a settlement agreement, was a transaction at an undervalue and would be set aside on application by the trustees in bankruptcy.”

WLR Daily, 3rd May 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.

Falconer faces up to jails crisis on first day of justice ministry – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2007 in news, prisons by sally

“The chief inspector of prisons warns today that offenders are being forced to “queue” for jail cells despite an assurance yesterday from the new justice minister, Lord Falconer, that the system can cope with the immediate crisis in prisoner numbers.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Patent damages not refunded if EPO cancels patent – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 10th, 2007 in damages, news, patents by sally

“Damages for patent infringement awarded by a UK court must not be paid back even if the patent is later declared invalid by the European Patent Office (EPO), the Court of Appeal has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Only deliberate inducement can be punished, say Lords – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 10th, 2007 in contracts, inducements, news by sally

“Someone cannot be sued for inducing another person to breach a contract unless it can be shown that the inducement was deliberate, the House of Lords has ruled in a decision which could have a significant impact on employment law.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Cease-fire in battle of ‘supermums’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2007 in defamation, news by sally

“Gina Ford, the controversial childcare guru, yesterday dropped her bitter legal battle against a popular parenting website that mocked her rigorous methods.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man guilty of murdering wife in assisted euthanasia – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A  devoted husband who killed his wife after she begged him to help her die was convicted of murder yesterday. Retired accountant Frank Lund, 58, admitted suffocating his wife Patricia, 65, with a plastic bag and a pillow at their home in New Brighton, Merseyside, in September.”

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The Independent, 10th May 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Two found guilty over Bush-Blair memo leak – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2007 in Iraq, news, official secrets act by sally

“A civil servant and an MP’s researcher were today found guilty of leaking a secret memo detailing talks between George Bush and Tony Blair on the Iraq war.”

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The Guardian, 10th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Divorcees may have assets taken to fund an ex-spouse’s debts – The Times

Posted May 10th, 2007 in bankruptcy, divorce, news by sally

“Thousands of divorcees risk seeing their assets plundered to meet their former spouses’ debts after a landmark ruling that they are no longer protected from his or her creditors when they split.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Judges are told to cut jail terms for thieves – The Times

Posted May 10th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Thousands of petty criminals and thieves will avoid jail under Government plans proposed yesterday to ease the overcrowding crisis engulfing prisons.”

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The Times, 10th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Easing e-discovery? – The Times

Posted May 10th, 2007 in disclosure by sally

“Large-scale corporate litigation usually means a blizzard of documentation. With the increasingly complex nature of globalised business, this can mean hundreds of thousands of documents and millions of pages. But fortunately – just as things seemed to be becoming unmanageable – salvation appeared in the shape of technology to enable lawyers to store, sort and select what was relevant.”

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The Times, 9th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lords backs Bar Council on latest Bill amendments – Legal Week

Posted May 9th, 2007 in complaints, legal profession, legal services, news by sally

“The Bar Council has scored another victory in the House of Lords after peers yesterday (8 May) voted in favour of two further amendments to the Legal Services Bill.”

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Legal Week, 9th May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com