Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted November 13th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Teachers’ Pensions Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Infrastructure Planning (Compulsory Acquisition) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 3) (England) Order 2017

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Alteration of Coroner Areas) (No. 2) Order 2017

The Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2017


Inquiries into historical events have a troubled past: will history repeat itself?- UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 13th, 2017 in blood products, health, inquests, inquiries, legal history, news by tracey

‘The announcement of a statutory inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal may be a major step towards uncovering the truth for those affected. But an inquiry into historical events has its own unique challenges and potential pitfalls. Before it even commences, can the Government ensure the inquiry retains the confidence of victims, families and the public?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2017


Tax scheme negligence claims fail as time limits began to run before a tribunal decision on a similar scheme, says Court –

Posted November 13th, 2017 in charities, financial advice, HM Revenue & Customs, negligence, news, taxation, time limits by tracey

‘Negligence claims against tax advisers who had given assurances about the effectiveness of tax schemes failed because the claims were not brought within the limitation period.’

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Treat Insolvency Rules as ‘a complete code’ for payment of statutory interest, rules Court of Appeal –

‘The Court of Appeal has determined the extent of creditors’ entitlements to statutory interest on their debts and the correct approach for calculating their entitlement. It has ruled on the entitlement of representative creditors of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE) to the surplus funds and on the calculation of the statutory interest due to them.’

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BAILII: Recent Deicsions

Posted November 13th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

T (A Child: Adoption or Special Guardianship), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 1797 (10 November 2017)

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v De Meza [2017] EWCA Civ 1711 (10 November 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Milton Keynes Council v Skyline Taxis and Private Hire Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 2794 (Admin) (10 November 2017)

MS, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2797 (Admin) (10 November 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Zumax Nigeria Ltd v First City Monument Bank Plc [2017] EWHC 2804 (Ch) (10 November 2017)

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Ltd & Anor v ResMed Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 2748 (Ch) (10 November 2017)

Edwardian Group Ltd & Anor v Singh & Ors [2017] EWHC 2805 (Ch) (10 November 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Citicorp Trustee Company Ltd & Anor v Al-Sanea & Anor [2017] EWHC 2845 (Comm) (10 November 2017)

ST Shipping And Transport Pte Ltd v Space Shipping Ltd [2017] EWHC 2808 (Comm) (10 November 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Pirtek (UK) Ltd v Jackson [2017] EWHC 2834 (QB) (09 November 2017)


Defendant granted relief even though its solicitor lied about breach – Litigation Futures

‘A circuit judge has narrowly decided to grant relief from sanctions in a case where the defendant solicitor lied that documents had been sent in time when they had not.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th November 2017


SDT issues unprecedented rebuke of SRA over Locke Lord case comments – Legal Futures

Posted November 13th, 2017 in fines, law firms, media, news, privacy, Solicitors Regulation Authority, tribunals by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has made unprecedented public criticism of the Solicitors Regulation Authority over how it presented last week’s decision to fine US law firm Locke Lord a record £500,000.’

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Legal Futures, 13th November 2017


Men jailed over huge £100m tax fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Five men have been jailed today (November 10) for their part in a £100m tax fraud.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2017


Paedophile avoids jail because of bad back – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A paedophile who abused three young girls more than 40-years ago has been spared jail after telling a judge he had a bad back.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2017


‘Violent’ Somali criminal wins £80k payout for being unlawfully detained for 445 days – Daily Telegraph

‘A “prolific and violent offender” has won £78,500 damages from the Home Office for being unlawfully detained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2017


Man seen urinating by Bristol Cenotaph ordered to apologise to war veterans – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2017 in armed forces, cautions, commemorations, news, outraging public decency by tracey

‘A man has been cautioned and ordered to apologise to war veterans after he was seen urinating near a war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.’

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BBC News, 12th Novembe 2017


CCTV to be made compulsory in all animal slaughterhouses, Government announces – The Independent

‘CCTV will be made compulsory in all animal slaughterhouses under new government plans announced today. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, said that, from next spring, all abattoirs where live animals are present will be forced to install cameras in an attempt to clamp down on mistreatment.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2017


Thousands of young people injured after being ‘restrained’ by officers – The Independent

‘Thousands of children and teenagers have been injured while being physically restrained in secure facilities, new figures have shown. Ministers have been urged to rethink heavy-handed techniques for restraining minors after official statistics revealed there have been more than 4,800 cases since 2010 where young people were hurt by being pinned down by officials.’

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The Independent, 13th November 2017


Close dangerous fire safety loophole, London Fire Brigade says in wake of Grenfell disaster – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2017 in building law, fire, fire services, health & safety, London, news by tracey

‘A fire safety loophole means “dangerous decisions” are being made about building design that could lead to more serious blazes, the London Fire Brigade has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2017