Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 14th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The National Health Service (Quality Accounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Capital Allowances Act 2001 (Cars Emissions) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption and Amendment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Communication Services on Ships) (Exemption) Regulations 2017

The Justices’ Clerks and Assistants (Amendment) Rules 2017

The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017

The Recreational Craft Regulations 2017


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 14th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Liontrust Investment Partners LLP & Ors v Flanagan [2017] EWCA Civ 985 (13 July 2017)

Matalia v Warwickshire County Council [2017] EWCA Civ 991 (13 July 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea v The Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government [2017] EWHC 1703 (Admin) (13 July 2017)

Royal Borough of Kensington And Chelsea v The Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government [2017] EWHC 1704 (Admin) (13 July 2017)

Reigate aqnd Banstead Borough Council v Pawlowski [2017] EWHC 1764 (Admin) (13 July 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Sky Plc & Ors v Skykick UK Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 1769 (Ch) (13 July 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

UBS Ag, London Branch v Glas Trust Corporation Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 1788 (Comm) (13 July 2017)

W Nagel (a firm) v Pluczenik Diamond Company NV [2017] EWHC 1750 (Comm) (13 July 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

R (Closed Material Procedure : Special Advocates : Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam) (13 July 2017)

Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act (Cases AD, AE, AF, AG and AH : No 2) [2017] EWHC 1782 (Fam) (13 July 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Sheikh v Page & Anor [2017] EWHC 1772 (QB) (13 July 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd v Merit Merrell Technology Ltd [2017] EWHC 1763 (TCC) (12 July 2017)


The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and Others: how to understand it and why it is important – NIPC Law

Posted July 14th, 2017 in cancer, competition, medicines, news, patents, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Supreme Court (Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Hodge) Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and others [2017] UKSC 48 (12 July 2017)

What the Appeal was about
The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co (“Lilly”) has developed a drug called pemetrexed which it markets under the brand name Alimta for the treatment of various types of cancer. Used on its own, pemetrexed has unpleasant side effects that can sometimes be fatal but these can be avoided when it is administered as a compound called pemetrexed disodium in combination with vitamin B12.’

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NIPC Law, 13th July 2017


UK government publishes ‘repeal bill’ ahead of Brexit –

Posted July 14th, 2017 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, repeals by tracey

‘The UK government has published draft new legislation which is designed to transfer existing EU legislation to the UK statute book and give ongoing recognition to EU case law established before the UK leaves the EU.’

Full Story, 13th July 2017


What is Corporate Manslaughter and How Does it Work? – Rightsinfo

Posted July 14th, 2017 in corporate manslaughter, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Interviewed on Radio 4 following the Grenfell Tower fire, MP David Lammy attacked the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, stating: “This is the richest borough in our country treating its citizens in this way. We should call it what it is: It’s corporate manslaughter”. While the investigation into the fire is still ongoing, and criminal liability (if any) for the fire has yet to be established, it’s still always worth taking a look at the offence of corporate manslaughter and its history.’

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Rightsinfo, 11th July 2017


Burglary sentencing guideline assessment published – Sentencing Council

Posted July 14th, 2017 in burglary, reports, sentencing by tracey

‘The Council has published an assessment of its burglary sentencing guideline which came into force in January 2012. It follows an initial assessment published in 2016 and details the results of further analysis on the impact of the guideline.’

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Council agrees £10k-plus payout after grandmother left without respite – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London borough has agreed to pay out more than £10,000 after an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into how a grandmother was left without respite for two years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th July 2017


Rule committee takes ‘softly, softly’ approach to expanding approach to hot-tubbing – Litigation Futures

Posted July 14th, 2017 in civil procedure rules, expert witnesses, news, practice directions by tracey

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) agreed minor variations that judges can adopt in orders for concurrent expert evidence – known as “hot-tubbing” – but acknowledged the changes it has approved to the CPR are “not as radical” as had been recommended by the Civil Justice Council (CJC).’

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Litigation Futures, 14th July 2017


Bar Standards Board “to monitor impact of longer court hours plan on diversity” – Legal Futures

Posted July 14th, 2017 in barristers, diversity, news, working time by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is considering the impact of the HM Courts and Tribunal Service’s (HMCTS) proposals for longer sitting hours on the diversity of the profession, the only legal regulator so far to take a step, however tentative, into an issue that has generated bitter opposition from the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 14th July 2017


University rapist is locked up for longer – Attorney General’s office

Posted July 14th, 2017 in appeals, news, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘Loughborough University rapist will now be locked up for over 11 years following ULS referral from the Solicitor General.’

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Attorney General's Office, 13th July 2017


Jail for cocaine driver who killed Newport grandmother – BBC news

Posted July 14th, 2017 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father-of-two has been jailed for eight years and eight months for killing a grandmother while sniffing cocaine at the wheel of his van.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2017


City regulator plans rule change to allow Saudi oil giant’s $2tn float in London – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2017 in financial regulation, London, news, Saudi Arabia, shareholders by tracey

‘The City regulator is proposing to water down stock market rules in a move regarded as an attempt to attract the world’s biggest ever flotation – of Saudi Aramco, the Gulf kingdom’s state oil company – to London.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2017


Janet Commins: Stephen Hough guilty of 1976 rape and killing – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2017 in complaints, DNA, news, police, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been convicted of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in 1976.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2017


Record NHS negligence payouts, fuelled by maternity blunders – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2017 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news by tracey

‘The NHS paid out more than £1bn in damages for medical negligence last year – a record high, fuelled by maternity blunders, official figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2017


Viscount who offered money for killing of Brexit campaigner Gina Miller jailed for 12 weeks – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2017 in internet, news, racism, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A viscount who offered money to people who killed a Brexit campaigner has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2017