Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted January 5th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2017

The Transfer of Functions (International Development) Order 2017

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations in different parts of the United Kingdom) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Registration (Entries of Overseas Births and Deaths) (Amendment) Order 2017

The North Korea (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2017

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2017

The Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) (Licensing of Booking Offices: Scotland) Regulations 2017

The Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Criminal Legal Aid (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Care and Support (Deferred Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Apprenticeships (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Building Societies (Restricted Transactions) (Amendment to the Limit on the Trade in Currencies) Order 2017

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendations Power) Regulations 2017

The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2017

The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2017

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017

The Blood Safety and Quality (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order 2017

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (England) Regulations 2017

The Export Control (Syria and Libya Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Reviews of Sentencing) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2017

The Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention) (Amendment) Regulations 2017


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 5th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Hysaj & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] UKSC 82 (21 December 2017)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Farrar v Leongreen Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2211 (21 December 2017)

CN & Anor v Poole Borough Council [2017] EWCA Civ 2185 (21 December 2017)

The British Medical Association, R (on the application of) v General Medical Council & Or [2017] EWCA Civ 2191 (21 December 2017)

Burns v The Financial Conduct Authority [2017] EWCA Civ 2140 (21 December 2017)

Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2017] EWCA Civ 2220 (21 December 2017)

Prince Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz v Harb [2017] EWCA Civ 2215 (21 December 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Kay v R [2017] EWCA Crim 2214 (21 December 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

D2M Solutions Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2017] EWHC 3409 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

LG v The Independent Monitor [2017] EWHC 3327 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Bicioc v Baia Mare Local Court, Romania [2017] EWHC 3391 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Fox v Public Prosecutor’s Office of Frankfurt am Main Germany [2017] EWHC 3396 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

RF v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2017] EWHC 3375 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Ilori, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3355 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Tirkey, R (on the Application of) v The Director of Legal Aid Casework & Anor [2017] EWHC 3403 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Pillar-Neumann v Public Prosecutor’s Office of Klagenfurt [2017] EWHC 3371 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

J and L, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Hillingdon [2017] EWHC 3411 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Gayle, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3385 (Admin) (21 December 2017)

Sobczyk v Circuit Court In Katowice, Poland [2017] EWHC 3353 (Admin) (20 December 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division

Lifestyle Equities CV & Anor v Santa Monica Polo Club Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 3313 (Ch) (21 December 2017 )

Union Des Associations Européennes De Football v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2017] EWHC 3414 (Ch) (21 December 2017)

CPL Ltd v CPLl Opco (Trinidad) Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 3399 (Ch) (21 December 2017)

Sharp v Blank & Ors [2017] EWHC 3390 (Ch) (21 December 2017)

Nicoventures Holdings Ltd v The London Vape Company Ltd [2017] EWHC 3393 (Ch) (21 December 2017)

Ineos Upstream Ltd & Ors v Persons Unknown [2017] EWHC 3427 (Ch) (21 December 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & Ors v Zhunus & Ors [2017] EWHC 3374 (Comm) (22 December 2017)

Glencore Energy UK Ltd & Anor v Freeport Holdings Ltd [2017] EWHC 3348 (Comm) (21 December 2017)

High Court (Patents Court)

The Black & Decker Corporation v Dvize BV [2017] EWHC 3387 (Pat) (21 December 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Story v McLoughlin [2017] EWHC 3350 (QB) (21 December 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

MLS (Overseas) Ltd v The Secretary Of State For Defence [2017] EWHC 3389 (TCC) (21 December 2017)


Judge intervenes to stem ‘flood’ of costs challenges – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 5th, 2018 in costs, damages, law firms, news by tracey

‘The High Court has issued a second judgment in quick succession around file disclosure in a bid to stem the flow of satellite litigation against law firms.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th January 2018


Grenfell Tower fire: Police ask for £38m to fund investigation – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2018 in budgets, fire, health & safety, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has asked the Home Office to pay £38m for its Grenfell Tower fire investigation.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2018


Family win five-figure sum after Grandmother choked to death on egg sandwich -Daily Telegraph

Posted January 5th, 2018 in compensation, elderly, hospitals, inquests, news by tracey

‘The family of a grandmother who died in hospital after choking on an egg sandwich have received a five-figure payout. Lilian Hugill, who had previously survived cancer, was admitted to York Hospital with a bladder infection, but later died after staff wrongly gave her the sandwich rather than soft food.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th January 2018


Attorney General to review ‘lenient’ sentence after two men spared jail for having sex with 14-year-old girls – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2018 in attorney general, children, consent, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Attorney General is to review an “unduly lenient” sentence after two men avoided jail despite having sex with two underage girls.’

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The Independent, 4th January 2018


MPs say plans to tackle Westminster sex assault claims ‘too vague’ – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2018 in news, parliament, sexual offences by tracey

‘Proposals to tackle sexual harassment and assault in Westminster have been criticised by campaigners and MPs for being “too vague” and leaving “too much power” with the party whips.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2018


Trio who used trafficked girls to work in nail bars jailed under slavery laws – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2018 in news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A woman and man who forced children trafficked from Vietnam to work in nail bars in the UK have been jailed under modern slavery legislation. Police say it is the first time a successful prosecution involving children has taken place since the laws were brought in two years ago.’

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The Guardian, 2nd January 2018


Hundreds of boys ‘tortured’ at youth detention centres in 1970s and 1980s – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2018 in assault, detention, news, torture, young offenders by tracey

‘Hundreds of boys say they were subjected to sexual and physical abuse amounting to “torture” in youth detention centres, sparking calls for a public inquiry.’

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The independent, 4th January 2018


Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah murder: ‘Death could not be predicted’ – BBC news

Posted January 5th, 2018 in child abuse, domestic violence, murder, news, social services by tracey

‘The brutal murder of a two-year-old boy by his stepfather could not have been predicted, a review has found.’

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BBC news, 5th January 2018


John Worboys: Parole board chief ‘very concerned’ over black cab rapist’s early release – The Independent

Posted January 5th, 2018 in news, parole, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The chairman of the Parole Board has said he is “very concerned” that the victims of serial rapist John Worboys were not told of his imminent release. Amid criticisms of the decision, Professor Nick Hardwick added he recognises there is a “lack of transparency” in the board’s processes and will be launching a public consultation.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2017