Recent Statutory Instruments-

Posted May 20th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Licensing Act 2003 (Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Licensing Hours) Order 2016


Controlling partner Mohammed Anwaar jailed for 28 months – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2016 in domestic violence, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who controlled his partner’s social life and told her what she could eat and wear has been jailed for almost two-and-a-half years in one of the first convictions of its kind.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2016


EU referendum: Two Britons lose EU vote legal bid – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2016 in domicile, elections, freedom of movement, news, referendums, time limits by tracey

‘Two Britons living abroad have lost their Court of Appeal battle over the right to vote in June’s EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2016


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 20th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26 (19 May 2016)

Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians [2016] UKSC 25 (12 May 2016)NYK Bulkship (Atlantic)

NYK v Cargill International SA [2016] UKSC 20 (11 May 2016)

Airtours Holidays Transport Ltd v Revenue and Customs (Rev 1) [2016] UKSC 21 (11 May 2016)

PST Energy 7 Shipping LLC & Anor v OW Bunker Malta Ltd & Anor [2016] UKSC 23 (11 May 2016)

JR55, Re Application for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2016] UKSC 22 (11 May 2016)

Eclipse Film Partners No 35 LLP v Revenue and Customs [2016] UKSC 24 (11 May 2016)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Davies & Anor v Davies [2016] EWCA Civ 463 (19 May 2016)

E (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 473 (19 May 2016)

Playboy Club London Limited & Ors v Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro Spa [2016] EWCA Civ 457 (18 May 2016)

Turner v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 466 (18 May 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

British American Tobacco (UK) Ltd & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary Of State For Health [2016] EWHC 1169 (Admin) (19 May 2016)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v GG [2016] EWHC 1193 (Admin) (19 May 2016)

South Oxfordshire District Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2016] EWHC 1173 (Admin) (19 May 2016)

Zebaida v Secretary of State for Education [2016] EWHC 1181 (Admin) (19 May 2016)

Barnett v Solicitors Regulation Authority (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 1160 (Admin) (18 May 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Courtwood Holdings SA v Woodley Properties Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 1168 (Ch) (18 May 2016)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cape Distribution Ltd v Cape Intermediate Holdings Plc [2016] EWHC 1119 (QB) (17 May 2016)

Barron & Ors v Collins [2016] EWHC 1166 (QB) (16 May 2016)

Cavanagh & Ors v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] EWHC 1136 (QB) (13 May 2016)

AXD v The Home Office [2016] EWHC 1133 (QB) (13 May 2016)

Manzi v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 1101 (QB) (12 May 2016)

B & Ors v The Home Office [2016] EWHC 1080 (QB) (12 May 2016)

Hayden v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 1121 (QB) (12 May 2016)

Perma-Soil UK Ltd v Williams & Anor [2016] EWHC 1087 (QB) (10 May 2016)

Okpara v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2016] EWHC 1058 (QB) (10 May 2016)Oyston v Reed [2016] EWHC 1067 (QB) (09 May 2016)

Nursing and Midwifery Council v Harrold [2016] EWHC 1078 (QB) (09 May 2016)

Wood v Days Health UK Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 1079 (QB) (09 May 2016)

Stucken v East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 1057 (QB) (06 May 2016)

Mayne v Atlas Stone Company Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 1030 (QB) (06 May 2016)

Foran v Secret Surgery Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 1029 (QB) (06 May 2016)

DMK v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWHC 1646 (QB) (05 May 2016)


Aspects of the Tribunal’s decision in the Beis Aharon Trust case relating to religious rights – Education Law Blog

Posted May 20th, 2016 in education, equality, human rights, Judaism, news, school children, standards by tracey

‘For those, like me, who keep a close eye on the development of the law on religious rights and freedoms, the decision of the First-Tier Tribunal in Beis Aharon Trust v Secretary of State for Education is certainly eye-catching.’

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Education Law Blog, 19th May 2016


A New Sentencing Code for England and Wales Transition – Final Report and Recommendations –

Posted May 20th, 2016 in codes of practice, Law Commission, reports, sentencing by tracey

‘This report contains the Law Commission’s formal recommendations on transition to the New Sentencing Code.’

Full report, 20th May 2015


High Court rejects defendant’s bid to withdraw admission of liability – Litigation Futures

‘A defendant cannot withdraw an admission of liability because the value of a claim has increased, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th May 2016


City firm wins first contested application for use of predictive coding – Litigation Futures

Posted May 20th, 2016 in case management, disclosure, electronic filing, law firms, news by tracey

‘City law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has won what it believes to be the first contested application to use predictive coding as part of a substantial document review exercise.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th May 2016


Bar regulator clears penultimate hurdle to licensing ABSs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2016 in alternative business structures, barristers, news by tracey

‘The bar regulator is expected to begin licensing non-lawyer-owned legal firms later this year, subject to the lord chancellor’s rubber stamp.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th May 2016


Finance & Divorce Update, May 2016 – Family Law Week

Posted May 20th, 2016 in costs, divorce, financial provision, news, trusts by tracey

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate, and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during April 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 15th May 2016


The celebrity threesome case risks undermining the law – The Guardian

Perhaps for the first time – and almost certainly for the last, since he is about to retire – Lord Toulson is the hero of the press. As the sole dissenting judge in the Supreme Court ruling on the current celebrity injunction of speculation, he would have allowed the claimant’s name to be published – at least by news organisations that were prepared to run the risk of paying damages for breaching the claimant’s privacy.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2016


New tobacco laws comes into effect with standardised packaging and no menthol cigarettes – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2016 in EC law, news, smoking by tracey

‘A new EU law has come into effect that will change the way people buy cigarettes and other tobacco products.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2016


Supreme court upholds ‘celebrity threesome’ injunction – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2016 in confidentiality, injunctions, media, news, privacy, public interest, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The supreme court has extended the interim privacy injunction preventing identification of a celebrity who has been involved in a three-way sexual encounter.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2016