Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 21st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Fire and Rescue Services (Appointment of Inspector) (England) (Revocation) Order 2017

The Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services) (Telecommunication Services) Order 2017

The Charities (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) Order 2017

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Charges and Governance) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) Order 2017

The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2017

The Childcare (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Lady Hale appointed next President of Supreme Court, alongside three new Justices – Supreme Court

Posted July 21st, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news, press releases, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Baroness Hale of Richmond will succeed Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury as President of the UK Supreme Court, it was announced today, alongside three additional appointments to the UK’s top appeal court.’

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Supreme Court, 21st July 2017

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 21st, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Capita (Banstead 2011) Ltd & Anor v RFIB Group Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1032 (20 July 2017)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v SU [2017] EWCA Civ 1069 (20 July 2017)

Hussain, R (on the application of) v The Parole Board for England and Wales & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1074 (20 July 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

PF v R [2017] EWCA Crim 983 (20 July 2017)

Jurecka & Ors v R [2017] EWCA Crim 1007 (18 July 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Annon v The Nursing And Midwifery Council [2017] EWHC 1879 (Admin) (21 July 2017)

The Centre for Advice On Individual Rights In Europe v The Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2017] EWHC 1878 (Admin) (21 July 2017)

Wokingham Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2017] EWHC 1863 (Admin) (20 July 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Birdi & Anor v Price & Anor [2017] EWHC 1859 (Ch) (20 July 2017)

The Co-Operative Bank Plc v Hayes Freehold Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 1820 (Ch) (20 July 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Medsted Associates Ltd v Canaccord Genuity Wealth (International) Ltd [2017] EWHC 1815 (Comm) (20 July 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Daniella Lock: Questions Regarding Judicial Deference in R (Campaign Against the Arms Trade) v Secretary of State for International Trade – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted July 21st, 2017 in EC law, export controls, news, Saudi Arabia, weapons by tracey

‘Last week, the High Court rejected a claim for judicial review, brought by the NGO “Campaign Against the Arms Trade” against the Secretary of State for International Trade, regarding the exporting of arms to Saudi Arabia. The judges presiding over the case were Lord Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave. It is argued here that there are several important questions to be asked about the approach to judicial deference taken in this case. They relate to the ‘behind-the-scenes’ role that deference may have played in the judges’ approach to complex factual material in this case, and the extent to which further clarity, as to the treatment of such material in future cases, may be desirable.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 20th July 2017

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

The clash between open justice and one’s good name – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 21st, 2017 in anonymity, contempt of court, human rights, media, news by tracey

‘Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v. Times Newspapers [2017] UKSC 49, Supreme Court. The outcome of this case is summed up in its title, an unsuccessful attempt to retain anonymity in press reporting. It is a stark instance of how someone involved in investigations into very serious offences cannot suppress any allegations which may have surfaced in open court, even though no prosecution was ever brought against them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th July 2017

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Westminster Council wins Hemming appeal at the Supreme Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 21st, 2017 in fees, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by tracey

‘The City of Westminster Council has won a key victory at the Supreme Court in the long-running battle over the level of fees that local authorities can charge licensed premises.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th July 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Jackson urges solicitors to sort out accidental disclosure of privileged material between themselves – Litigation Futures

Posted July 21st, 2017 in civil procedure rules, disclosure, news, privilege, solicitors by tracey

‘Litigators should sort out the inadvertent disclosure of privileged documents in a grown-up manner without taking up the time of the court, the Court of Appeal has ruled as it granted an order to delete a privileged email that had been accidentally handed over.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th July 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Judges “left uneasy” by professionals challenging regulators as litigants in person – Legal Futures

‘Judges are “left uneasy” by professionals presenting their own challenges to regulators as litigants in person (LIPs) and ignoring the “best points” available to them, the High Court has heard.’

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Legal futures, 21st July 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Rogue builder jailed for tricking homeowners out of thousands of pounds – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A rogue builder who tricked homeowners out of hundreds of thousands of pounds has today (20th July) been jailed for fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th July 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Wolverhampton father who planned fatal robbery will spend longer in prison – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2017 in conspiracy, news, press releases, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Robber to spend another 4 and a half years in prison following Attorney General referral to Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General's Office, 20th July 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Family of Deepcut soldier can apply for fresh inquest – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 21st, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, inquests, news, press releases, public interest by tracey

‘Attorney General gives consent for the family of Private Geoff Gray to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into his death.’

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Attorney General's Office, 21st July 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Judicial diversity stats show barristers’ stranglehold increasing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news, statistics by tracey

‘The senior judiciary has expressed anxiety about efforts to recruit solicitors to the bench after figures showed the proportions are going backwards.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th July 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Paedophile repeatedly raped six-year-old in campaign of sexual abuse – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Abuser John Bell sentenced to 17 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 21st July 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Care failings contributed to death of woman in prison, inquest finds – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2017 in death in custody, mental health, news, prisons, women by tracey

‘A jury at the inquest of Sarah Reed, a mentally ill prisoner at HMP Holloway who took her life at the jail last year, has identified serious shortcomings in her care.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Businessman sues Harley Street Clinic for £1m after ex-girlfriend forged his signature to get IVF, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, contracts, forgery, news by tracey

‘A wealthy businessman is suing a Harley Street fertility clinic for £1 million after his ex-girlfriend “forged” his signature to be able to “secretly” conceive his baby daughter by IVF, a high court heard yesterday.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gayle Newland: Woman who tricked friend into sex by pretending she was a man jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in assault, impersonation, news, retrials, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who pretended to be a man to trick a friend into having sex with her has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Contaminated blood inquiry runs into trouble as victims boycott consultation – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2017 in blood products, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Officials forced to rethink plans as all key campaign groups refuse to attend meeting due to involvement of Department of Health.’

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The Guardian, 21st july 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Stalker pilot jailed after signing former partner up to S&M dating sites and hacking her bridge club – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2017 in harassment, internet, news, restraining orders, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘A spurned pilot maliciously signed his former partner up to sadomasochistic dating sites, stalked her and hacked into her bridge club.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Forced migration of children to Australia bigger sex abuse scandal than Jimmy Savile, says Gordon Brown – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Former prime minister Gordon Brown has said the forced migration of children to Australia and other Commonwealth countries during the 20th century is a bigger sex abuse scandal than the revelations about Jimmy Savile.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK laws to boost digital infrastructure come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 20th, 2017 in codes of practice, internet, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘UK laws designed to support the deployment of new digital infrastructure have now come into force.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th July 2017

Source: www.out-law.com