Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 30th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) and (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Enactment of Extra-Statutory Concessions Order 2017

The Taxes (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) (Country-by-Country Reporting) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Electricity and Gas (Internal Markets) Regulations 2017

The School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Blight Provisions) (England) Order 2017


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 30th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd [2017] UKSC 24 (29 March 2017)

Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2017] UKSC 23 (29 March 2017)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Dunnett Investments Ltd v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 192 (29 March 2017)

Stafford Flowers v Linstone Chine Management Company Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 202 (29 March 2017)

Nottingham City Council v Dominic Parr Trevor Parr Associates Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 188 (29 March 2017)

FDR Ltd v Dutton & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 200 (29 March 2017)

Duggan, R (on the application of) v HM Assistant Deputy Coroner for the Northern District of Greater London & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 142 (29 March 2017)

YZ, R (On the Application Of) v Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 203 (29 March 2017)

D (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 196 (29 March 2017)
The Secretary of State for Justice v MM [2017] EWCA Civ 194 (29 March 2017)

Assoun v Assoun [No 2] [2017] EWCA Civ 179 (28 March 2017)

Z (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 157 (28 March 2017)

Assoun v Assoun [No 1] [2017] EWCA Civ 21 (28 March 2017)

Butt v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 184 (28 March 2017)

Adams v Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) [2017] EWCA Civ 185 (27 March 2017)

OMV Petrom SA v Glencore International AG [2017] EWCA Civ 195 (27 March 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Blackman, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 325 (28 March 2017)

Blackman, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 326 (28 March 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Pitts, R (On the Application Of) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2017] EWHC 646 (Admin) (29 March 2017)

Unaenergy Group Holding Pte Ltd & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v The Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2017] EWHC 600 (Admin) (29 March 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Taylor v Van Dutch Marine Holding Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 636 (Ch) (27 March 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

The Law Debenture Trust Corporation PLC v Ukraine, Represented By the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Acting Upon the Instructions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine [2017] EWHC 655 (Comm) (29 March 2017)

Kyokuyo Co Ltd v AP Møller -Maersk A/S (t/a “Maersk Line”) [2017] EWHC 654 (Comm) (29 March 2017)

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd v Mectron Engenharia, Industria E Comercio SA [2017] EWHC 597 (Comm) (27 March 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Monroe v Hopkins (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 645 (QB) (28 March 2017)

Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP & Ors v Reuters Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 644 (QB) (28 March 2017)


Children: Public Law Update (March 2017) – Family Law Week

Posted March 30th, 2017 in children, damages, human rights, news by tracey

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings focuses on recent decisions relating to claims for damages (and other relief) under the Human Rights Act 1998.’

Full story

Family Law Week, 28th March 2017


Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2017 in advertising, airlines, consent, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news by tracey

‘The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2017


Parents’ court fight over taking son, 5, to country suffering terror attacks – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2017 in children, families, holidays, news by tracey

‘A father insisted on taking his five-year-old son to a conflict-riven country to visit relatives in defiance of the child’s mother, who was terrified he would be placed at serious risk.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2017


Katie Hopkins cannot appeal Jack Monroe libel tweet case – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2017 in appeals, costs, damages, defamation, media, news by tracey

‘Columnist Katie Hopkins has been told she cannot appeal against a libel action which landed her with a six-figure bill.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2017


Julian Cole nightclub incident: Police officers face no criminal charges – BBC News

‘Five police officers will not face criminal charges over the way they dealt with a man who broke his neck outside a nightclub, the BBC has been told.’

Full story

BBC News, 29th March 2019


Intimidatory offences and domestic abuse – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines on sentencing intimidatory offences and domestic abuse.’

Full press release

Sentencing Council, 30th March 2017


Revenge porn crackdown: Offenders who send pictures to family members face two years in jail under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 30th, 2017 in bills, domestic violence, families, harassment, news, pornography, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘Offenders who send “revenge porn” images to victims’ family members could face up to two years in jail under new sentencing plans.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2017


UK denies woman visa to attend Green Party conference because she’s single – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2017 in immigration, news, political parties, visas by tracey

‘Britain’s immigration authority has denied a woman a visa to attend a political conference in the UK on the basis that she is single, according to documents seen by The Independent.’

Full story

The Independent, 30th March 2017


Allow judiciary to work until 75, says Britain’s most senior judge – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2017 in age discrimination, elderly, judges, judiciary, news, retirement, select committees by tracey

‘Judges should be allowed to sit beyond the age of 70 to ease the growing problem of judicial recruitment, the UK’s most senior judge, Lord Neuberger, has said.’

Full story

The Guardian, 29th March 2017