Immigration Act 2014

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in immigration, legislation by sally

Immigration Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Care Act 2014

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in care homes, care workers, carers, legislation, local government, standards by sally

Care Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Welsh & Ors v R [2014] EWCA Crim 1027 (21 May 2014)

Crawley & Ors, R. v [2014] EWCA Crim 1028 (21 May 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Allensway Recycling Ltd & Ors v The Environment Agency [2014] EWHC 1638 (Admin) (21 May 2014)

Fernando v General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 1664 (Admin) (21 May 2014)


Newby Foods Ltd, R (on the application of) v Food Standards Agency & Anor [2014] EWHC 1492 (Admin) (21 May 2014)

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds v Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs [2014] EWHC 1645 (Admin) (21 May 2014)

Family Court Decisions (other Judges)

An NHS Foundation Hospital v P [2014] EWHC 1650 (Fam) (20 May 2014)

M, Re [2014] EWFC B58 (22 April 2014)

High Court (Family Division)

North Somerset Council v LW & Ors [2014] EWHC 1670 (Fam) (21 May 2014)

High Court (Commercial Court)


Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama v Globalia Business Travel S.A.U. (formerly Travelplan S.A.U) of Spain [2014] EWHC 1547 (Comm) (21 May 2014)

High Court (Patents Court)

Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) v Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT [2014] EWHC 1666 (Pat) (22 May 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

Stuart Hall jailed for indecent assaults – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Ex-BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has been sentenced to an extra two years and six months in jail for two counts of indecently assaulting a girl.’

Full story

BBC News, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

Clyde & Co LLP & Anor v van Winklehof (Rev 1) [2014] UKSC 32 (21 May 2014)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Blackman, R. v [2014] EWCA Crim 1029 (22 May 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)


M T Højgaard A/S v E.ON Climate And Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 710 (22 May 2014)

Co-Operative Group Ltd v Birse Developments Ltd & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 707 (22 May 2014)

Wiltshire Council, R (On the Application Of) v Hertfordshire County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 712 (22 May 2014)

Pathania v Adedeji & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 681 (21 May 2014)

Spaul v Spaul & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 679 (21 May 2014)

MWA (Afghanistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 706 (21 May 2014)

Crossland v OCS Group UK Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 678 (21 May 2014)

JG v The Lord Chancellor & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 656 (21 May 2014)

Higson & Anor v Guenault & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 703 (21 May 2014)


Price v Price [2014] EWCA Civ 655 (21 May 2014)

Raleys Solicitors v Barnaby [2014] EWCA Civ 686 (21 May 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Atkinson v South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2014] EWHC 1590 (QB) (22 May 2014)

Groarke v Fontaine [2014] EWHC 1676 (QB) (22 May 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Goldtrail Travel Ltd v Aydin & Ors [2014] EWHC 1587 (Ch) (22 May 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Clayton v Army Board of the Defence Council & Anor [2014] EWHC 1651 (Admin) (22 May 2014)

Rahman, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1640 (Admin) (22 May 2014)

Blue Bio Pharmaceuticals Ltd & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health (MHRA) [2014] EWHC 1679 (Admin) (22 May 2014)

High Court (Commercial Court)

PEC Ltd v Asia Golden Rice Company Ltd [2014] EWHC 1583 (Comm) (20 May 2014)

QOGT Inc v International Oil & Gas Technology Ltd [2014] EWHC 1628 (Comm) (22 May 2014)

Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd v K.I. Holdings Co. Ltd & Anor [2014] EWHC 1671 (Comm) (22 May 2014)

Terminal Contenitori Porto Di Genova Spa v China Shipping Container Lines Ltd [2014] EWHC 1629 (Comm) (22 May 2014)

Diag Human Se v Czech Republic [2014] EWHC 1639 (Comm) (22 May 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

Luton boy, 16, filmed beating animals banned for life – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in animal cruelty, news, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who had footage on his phone of him kicking a cat in the face and repeatedly beating a dog has been banned from keeping animals for life.’

Full story

BBC News, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Courts to issue tougher sentences to convicted fraudsters from October – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘Cowboy builders who prey on the elderly and vulnerable will face stiffer sentences as a result of new guidelines released by the Sentencing Council today. The trauma suffered by the victims of unscrupulous builders and other fraudsters is being placed at the heart of the guidelines being given to judges and magistrates in England and Wales.’

Full story

The Independent, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Dr Daniel Ubani: No UK extradition over patient death – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in doctors, extradition, homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘The family of man who was killed with a lethal dose of a painkiller by a German doctor said they are “astonished” he will not be extradited to the UK.’

Full story

BBC News, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Marine loses appeal against murder conviction – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in Afghanistan, appeals, armed forces, courts martial, murder, news by sally

‘A Royal Marine found guilty of murdering a badly injured Taliban insurgent has lost his fight to clear his name.’

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Richard III court reburial bid fails – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in burials and cremation, judicial review, news, royal family by sally

‘Distant relatives of King Richard III have lost their High Court battle over where his remains should be reburied.’

Full story

BBC News, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Supreme Court clarifies effect of deportation orders on indefinite leave – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in deportation, human rights, immigration, news by sally

‘The case R (on the application of George) v SSHD raised the issue of whether someone’s indefinite leave to remain in the UK, which was invalidated by a deportation order, remains invalid if the deportation order is revoked.’

Full story

Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Fewer than one in ten people with legal problems see a lawyer, major study finds – Legal Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in legal services, news, statistics by sally

‘There is a huge unmet need for legal services among individual consumers, the most detailed ever study of the issue has revealed, with fewer than one in 10 people experiencing a legal problem seeking advice from a lawyer.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Court of Appeal confirms principle on responsibility for s. 117 after-care funding – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in appeals, community care, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has confirmed the principle that the placing authority remains liable for funding s. 117 Mental Health Act 1983 after-care.’

Full story

Local Government Lawyer, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Oxford University academic who scaled Shard is spared jail sentence – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in conditional discharge, conspiracy, criminal damage, news by sally

‘An Oxford University academic who penetrated London’s secret underground tunnels and scaled its tallest skyscrapers for a geography PhD has been spared a possible jail sentence, in a qualified victory for academic freedom.’

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EBay could face compensation claims following cyber attack, warns expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in compensation, computer crime, data protection, fines, identity fraud, news by sally

‘Online marketplace eBay may face compensations claims from some of its users if their IT security systems are shown to be deficient in light of a major cyber attack that has hit the company, an expert has said.’

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Fracking compensation to be increased – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in compensation, energy, news by sally

‘Government hopes extra funds for affected communities will quell opposition to controversial method of extracting fuel.’

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

European Parliament Election 2014: Don’t take selfies in the polling station or you could face prison time – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in elections, fines, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘The selfie, the self-taken photograph and scourge of 21st century discourse, is now enough of a thing that the Electoral Commission has felt the need to issue a warning to those voting in the European Parliament and local elections that taking one in a polling booth could result in hefty fines or prison time.’

Full story

The Independent, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Coroner criticises MoD over Afghanistan fire deaths – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in armed forces, fire, health & safety, inquests, news by sally

‘A coroner has criticised the MoD for a series of failures over the deaths of two soldiers in a fire as they slept in a tent at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.’

Full story

BBC News, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A Ms Justice in the high court – at last the judiciary starts to catch up – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in judiciary, names, news, women by sally

‘The appointment of Alison Russell QC reminds us of the legal system’s diversity deficit.’

Full story

The Guardian, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gender-selective abortion is illegal, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to announce – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2014 in abortion, gender, news by sally

‘Ministers to issue new guidance making clear that sex-selective abortion and pre-signing abortion forms is illegal.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk