BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 14th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Commercial Court)

Deutsche Bank AG v Vik & Anor [2017] EWHC 459 (Comm) (13 March 2017)

Ruby Roz Agricol LLP v The Republic of Kazakhstan [2017] EWHC 439 (Comm) (08 March 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

SW & TW (Children : Human Rights Claim: Procedure) (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017) [2017] EWHC 450 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

J v U; U v J (No.2) (Domicile) [2017] EWHC 449 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hourani v Thomson & Ors [2017] EWHC 432 (QB) (10 March 2017)

Monroe v Hopkins [2017] EWHC 433 (QB) (10 March 2017)

Maylin v Dacorum Sports Trust (t/a XC Sportspace) [2017] EWHC 378 (QB) (09 March 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Car Giant Ltd & Anor v London Borough of Hammersmith [2017] EWHC 464 (TCC) (10 March 2017)

Symbion Power LLC v Venco Imtiaz Construction Company [2017] EWHC 348 (TCC) (10 March 2017)

Oldcorn & Anor v Southern Water Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 460 (TCC) (09 March 2017)


NHS data loss scandal has prompted five inquiries, ministers say – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in data protection, disclosure, documents, health, inquiries, news by tracey

‘The NHS’s loss of more than half a million pieces of confidential medical correspondence is so serious that it has triggered five separate investigations, ministers have admitted.’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2017


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 14th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Infrastructure Act 2015 (Commencement No. 7) Regulations 2017

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Income Tax (Relevant Maximum for Calculating Trade Profits on the Cash Basis) Order 2017

The Investment Allowance and Cluster Area Allowance (Investment Expenditure) Regulations 2017

The Value Added Tax (Increase of Registration Limits) Order 2017

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

The Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

The Infrastructure Planning Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2017

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Possession of Pyrotechnic Articles at Musical Events) Regulations 2017

The Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Social Security (Social Care Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation and Consequential Amendment Order 2017

The Social Fund (Amendment) Regulations 2017


Police body-worn video leads to domestic abuse conviction – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Police body-worn video evidence has been used to prosecute a man who assaulted a woman and a boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th March 2017


Business and Property Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 14th, 2017 in civil justice, courts, dispute resolution, press releases by tracey

‘From June of this year, the specialist civil courts are to be known as the “Business and Property Courts of England and Wales”.’

Full press release

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 13th March 2017


Family Law Week’s Budget Briefing: March 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted March 14th, 2017 in budgets, news, taxation by tracey

‘Suzanne Cobourne of Creaseys Chartered Accountants and tax advisers explains the Budget changes of most relevance to family lawyers.’

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Family Law Week, 8th March 2017


First date from hell: Woman’s admirer leaves her unconscious as he flees police after crashing BMW – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman’s first date ended with her being seriously injured when her admirer crashed his car into a tree while showing off to her before fleeing police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2017


MPs win right to challenge Victorian law criminalising abortion – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in abortion, bills, crime, medicines, news, women by tracey

‘MPs have won the right to introduce a bill to parliament which would decriminalise abortion for the first time by repealing a law that dates back to Victorian times.’

Full story

The Guardian, 13th March 2017


Bailiff industry still problematic, say charities – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2017 in bailiffs, consumer credit, debts, enforcement, news by tracey

‘Bailiffs are continuing to intimidate vulnerable people in financial difficulty, despite a government crackdown on the issue, a group of charities has warned.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2017


Theresa May warned that Brexit is ‘heading back to the courts’ after she refuses to give MPs a ‘meaningful vote’ – The Independent

Posted March 14th, 2017 in brexit, constitutional law, constitutional reform, EC law, news, parliament, treaties by tracey

‘Theresa May has been warned that Brexit is heading back to the courts after she refused to give MPs a “meaningful vote” on any final deal.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2017


Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2017 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, parliament, treaties by tracey

‘Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2017


Inquiry finds peers claiming £300 a day for no work – but it is axed to avoid ‘press storm’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 14th, 2017 in expenses, inquiries, news, parliament, peerages & dignities by tracey

‘A probe into peers who enjoy House of Lords perks without doing any work was dropped to avoid a “press storm”, a former lord speaker has admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2017


Prisoners left in ‘squalid’ cells, damning report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 14th, 2017 in news, prisons, reports by tracey

‘Prisoners were left exposed to the elements in “squalid” cells with windows missing glass, a highly critical report has revealed.’

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The Independent March 2017