Lords OK Hello!’s Zeta-Jones wedding payout – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in confidentiality, contracts, economic loss, news by sally

“OK! magazine won it’s [sic] appeal today against glossy rival Hello! in the dispute over the Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas wedding photographs.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Landowners secure landmark victory against troubled tenants – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in insolvency, news, rent by sally

“A clutch of Britain’s biggest landowners who together count for about £100 billion of commercial property have won a landmark High Court battle to prevent tenants wriggling out of unpaid rent when they go under.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2007

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Survey reveals UK’s best and worst legal websites – The Times

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in law firms, news by sally

“Addleshaw Goddard boasts the best website of any UK law firm according to an annual survey that names and shames the best – and worst – legal sites.”

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The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid – Constitutional Affairs Select Committee

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in legal aid, reports by sally

Implementation of the Carter Review of Legal Aid (PDF)

Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, 1st May 2007

Source: www.parliament.uk

Statement from Lord Justice Thomas on the creation of the Ministry of Justice

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in Ministry of Justice by sally

Statement  from Lord Justice Thomas on the creation of the Ministry of Justice (PDF)

This statement was prepared to be given in evidence to the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords on 1 May 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

House of Lords Judgments: What’s new?

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in law reports by sally

OBG Limited and others (Appellants) v. Allan and others (Respondents) Douglas and another and others (Appellants) v. Hello! Limited and others (Respondents) Mainstream  Properties Limited (Appellants) v. Young and others and another (Respondents) [2007] UKHL 21 (2 May 2007)

Source: www.parliament.uk

‘Perjury’ threat for ex-BP boss – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in news, perjury by sally

“Former BP chief Lord John Browne [sic] may now face charges of perjury amid allegations that he lied to a court about a gay partner, reports say.”

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BBC News, 2nd May 2007

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Home packs in doubt after critical Lords report – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in home information packs, news by sally

“The controversial home-sellers’ packs may yet be scrapped after a damning report from the House of Lords yesterday added to a barrage of criticism.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

O’Brien v. Seagrave and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in law reports, probate by sally

Claim provides sufficient interest

O’Brien v. Seagrave and Another

Chancery Division 

“A claimant who had a right to bring a statutory claim for provision from a deceased’s estate could be said to have an interest in the estate for the purposes of bringing a probate claim.”

The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Evans v. United Kingdom – Times Law Reports

Posted May 2nd, 2007 in embryology, human rights, law reports by sally

Public interest outweighs individual’s private right

Evans v. United Kingdom (Application No. 6339/05)

European Court of Human Rights

“The United Kingdom did not exceed its margin of appreciation in requiring that both donors had to give consent to the implanting of fertilised embryos in the uterus.”

The Times, 2nd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Select committee slams ‘reckless’ legal aid plans – Legal Week

Posted May 1st, 2007 in legal aid, news by sally

“The high-profile parliamentary committee examining controversial proposals to overhaul the UK’s ailing legal aid system has branded the Government’s proposals ‘unwise’ and called on Whitehall to rethink its under-fire reforms.”

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Legal Week, 1st May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

Information Commissioner demands new powers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 1st, 2007 in data protection, news by sally

“Information Commissioner Richard Thomas will demand new powers from Parliament today. Thomas will tell a Parliamentary committee that an increase in his authority is essential to stop the UK becoming a surveillance society.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Firm wins compensation for executive time wasted in dispute – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 1st, 2007 in contracts, damages, news by sally

“A printing firm has successfully won compensation for the wasted time of a company executive in a construction dispute. Bridge Communications was awarded £4,800 for the time which a senior executive spent dealing with the dispute.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st May 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Regina (Balding) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – Times Law Reports

Posted May 1st, 2007 in benefits, insolvency, law reports by sally

Overpaid benefit not recoverable

Regina (Balding) v. Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Liability to repay overpaid social security benefit occurring prior to a bankruptcy was a bankruptcy debt. Discharge from bankruptcy released the debtor from liability for recovery of the overpaid benefit.”

The Times, 1st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted May 1st, 2007 in law reports, licensing by sally

Sex shop objections can be considered out of time

Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd.

House of Lords 

“In refusing an application for a sex shop licence, a local authority was entitled to take into account objections to the application received after the expiry of the prescribed period.”

The Times, 1st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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British Broadcasting Corporation v. Sugar – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2007 in freedom of information, law reports, media by sally

British Broadcasting Corporation v. Sugar [2007] EWHC 905 (Admin) 

“It was only in respect of information held by the British Broadcasting Corporation otherwise than for the purposes of journalism, art or literature that the BBC was a public authority subject to the requirements of Pts I to IV of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”

WLR Daily, 27th April 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.

Crown Prosecution Service v. P – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2007 in children, doli incapax, law reports by sally

Crown Prosecution Service v. P [2007] EWHC 946 (Admin) 

“The effect of s 34 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 was to abolish the presumption that a child was doli incapax, but not the defence itself.”

WLR Daily, 27th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Regina v. M and others – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2007 in appeals, law reports, precedent, terrorism by sally

Regina v. M and others (No. 2) 

“Where a ruling made at a preparatory hearing was overturned on appeal and the Court of Appeal differently constituted in a subsequent case held that the earlier case had been decided per incuriam the judge was bound to follow the later decision in the interests of justice as a whole and on the basis that any rulings of law made at preparatory hearings had correctly to reflect the law which would govern the trial.”

WLR Daily, 27th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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WWF European Policy Programme v. Council of the European Union – WLR Daily

Posted May 1st, 2007 in EC law, freedom of information, law reports by sally

WWF European Policy Programme v. Council of the European Union (supported by Commission of the European Communities, intervener) (Case T-264/04)

“The public right of access to documents of the EC institutions entailed in principle an obligation on the part of the institutions to document their activities.”

 WLR Daily, 25th April 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Price of justice was the longest and costliest criminal case ever – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2007 in delay, news, terrorism, trials by sally

“The Operation Crevice trial was the longest and most expensive criminal case in Britain – costing £50 million, lasting more than a year and illustrating graphically the growing problems in the courts system.”

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The Times, 1st May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk