Three jailed for selling drugged horses to hide health and behavioural problems – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three people have been jailed for their roles in selling horses with physical ailments or behavioural issues to unsuspecting members of the public.’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 11th July 2016


Bar regulator to address unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 14th, 2016 in barristers, equality, press releases, reports, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board will be writing to every multi-tenant chambers across the country to seek their help in improving compliance with the Equality Rules, following the BSB’s recent survey of women at the Bar.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 12th July 2016


Solicitor General speech on Hate Crime – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 14th, 2016 in hate crime, news, speeches by tracey

‘A speech by Solicitor General Robert Buckland to the Public Policy Exchange Symposium on effectively tackling Hate Crime.’

Full story

Attorney General’s office, 13th July 2016


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 14th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Edwards v Kumarasamy [2016] UKSC 40 (13 July 2016)

The Public Law Project, R (on the application of) v Lord Chancellor [2016] UKSC 39 (13 July 2016)

Amoena (UK) Ltd v Revenue and Customs [2016] UKSC 41 (13 July 2016)

Campbell v Gordon (Scotland) (Rev 1) [2016] UKSC 38 (6 July 2016)

Ismail, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 37 (6 July 2016)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mitsui & Co Ltd & Ors v Beteiligungsgesellschaft LPG & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 708 (13 July 2016)

A (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 759 (13 July 2016)

Thapar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 716 (12 July 2016)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v MSM (Somalia) & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 715 (12 July 2016)

Ferster v Ferster & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 717 (12 July 2016)

Ministry of Justice v Burton & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 714 (12 July 2016)

C, T, M and U, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWCA Civ 707 (12 July 2016)

Huda v The London Borough of Redbridge [2016] EWCA Civ 709 (12 July 2016)

Turvill v Bird & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 703 (11 July 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Jenyo v The General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 1708 (Admin) (13 July 2016)

T & S King (A Partnership), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs [2016] EWHC 1692 (Admin) (12 July 2016)

IS, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1623 (Admin) (11 July 2016)

Benjamin & Anor, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1626 (Admin) (11 July 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Hall & Anor v Elia & Anor [2016] EWHC 1697 (Ch) (12 July 2016)

BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA & Ors [2016] EWHC 1686 (Ch) (11 July 2016)

HM Revenue & Customs v Ariel [2016] EWHC 1674 (Ch) (08 July 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

AS Latvijas Krajbanka v Antonov [2016] EWHC 1679 (Comm) (08 July 2016)

ICBC Financial Leasing Co Ltd v Consultants Group Commercial Funding Corporation (t/a CG Commercial Finance) [2016] EWHC 1683 (Comm) (08 July 2016)

High Court (Family Division)
Z v Z & Ors [2016] EWHC 1720 (Fam) (13 July 2016)

London Borough Tower Hamlets v B [2016] EWHC 1707 (Fam) (13 July 2016)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 14th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Value Added Tax (Place of Supply of Services: Exceptions Relating to Supplies Made to Relevant Business Person) Order 2016

The Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016

The Employers’ Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Waste (Meaning of Recovery) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No.2, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Regulations 2016

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2016

The Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Companies (Disclosure of Information) (Specified Persons) Order 2016

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2016

The Civil Aviation (Denied Boarding, Compensation and Assistance and Access to Air Travel for Disabled Persons and Persons with Reduced Mobility) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2016


EVENT: Friends of Lincoln’s Inn Fields – The Secret Diary of Dudley Ryder: The Bar’s Forgotten Pepys

Posted July 14th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr Matthew Green is the author of the acclaimed book London: A Travel Guide Through Time which was described by the Londonist as “easily the best social history of London for a decade”. Matthew also writes historical features for the Guardian, Financial Times and Telegraph, has been seen in many TV documentaries and is the founder of Unreal City Audio which produces immersive tours of historic London.

Exquisitely judgmental but chronically shy, fired by ambition yet lacerated by self-doubt, snooty though a quivering jelly in female company, Dudley Ryder, a 23-year old law student from Hackney, was the greatest 18th century diarist you’ve probably never heard of.

Matthew will introduce us to a social chameleon who was always ready to adopt different guises to fit the prevailing mood but who entrusted his ‘true’, darker personality to the leaves of his diary. As the Thames freezes over and lurid reports from the battlefields of the North permeate the city, Matthew and Dudley will be our guides as we explore the dark nooks of Fleet Street, guzzle ale and jig in Hanoverian mug houses, watch beheadings on Tower Hill, skate on the New River and sip “bitter gruel” in smoky coffee houses before retiring to our chambers in the Temple to read Ovid and Quintilian.

Sir Dudley Ryder rose to be Solicitor General, Attorney General and finally Lord Chief Justice (before Lord Mansfield). It is remarkable that his 2,000-page manuscript diary has slipped through the fingers of history. In its evocation of London as probably the most exciting place on earth, it is a brilliant successor to Pepys’s more famous chronicle.’

Date: 14th July 2016, 6.30pm

Location: The London School of Economics and Political Science: 9th Floor, Tower Two (TW2), 2 Clement’s Inn, Mobil Court, London WC2A 2AZ

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Teenager jailed for posting murder trial images on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in contempt of court, courts, internet, news, photography, sentencing, trials, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager who took photographs in court as his friend was being jailed for murder and then glorified the killer on social media has been given a 15-month sentence.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016


NHS patients infected with contaminated blood to get extra payments – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in blood products, compensation, news by tracey

‘Thousands of people with haemophilia and others infected during surgery and childbirth in England are to get increased ex-gratia payments for being infected with the hepatitis C virus (Hep C) and/or HIV during the NHS contaminated blood scandal more than 30 years ago.’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th July 2016


Wolf whistling to become a hate crime: Nottinghamshire Police cracks down on misogyny – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘A police force has become the first in Britain to recognise misogyny as a hate crime, in an effort to make the county a safer place for women. Nottinghamshire Police is recording incidents such as wolf whistling, street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photographs without consent within the hate crime definition.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2016


Judge urged to overturn NHS decision not to fund HIV prevention treatment – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in health, medicines, news by tracey

‘A high court judge has been asked to overturn an decision on funding for a preventive treatment for HIV that charities say is a “gamechanger”.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016


Poppi Worthington death: CPS to give charge decision – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2016 in child abuse, evidence, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Prosecutors are set to announce whether charges will be brought in connection with the death of a 13-month-old girl.’

Full story

BBC News, 14th July 2016


Church of England apologises for abuses at Kent children’s home – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in care homes, child abuse, children, Church of England, news, reports by tracey

‘The Church of England has offered a “whole-hearted apology” to hundreds of emotionally disturbed adolescent girls placed at a church-run children’s home where residents were drugged, locked up and physically and sexually abused over a 20-year period.’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th July 2016


Defence firms claimed £61m of ‘non-allowable’ costs, says watchdog – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2016 in armed forces, contracting out, contracts, costs, defence, expenses, news by tracey

‘Defence companies have claimed £61m of expenditure from the taxpayer that was “potentially” not allowed under contract rules, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2016