Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Benchmarks) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Export Control (North Korea Sanctions) Order 2018

The Homelessness (Review Procedure etc.) Regulations 2018

The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Non-Domestic Rating (Designated Areas) Regulations 2018

The Housing (Management Orders and Financial Penalties) (Amounts Recovered) (England) Regulations 2018

The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Specified Proceedings) (Amendment) Order 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Barton (Appellant) v Wright Hassal LLP [2018] UKSC 12 (21 February 2018)

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD & Anor [2018] UKSC 11 (21 February 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

L (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 238 (21 February 2018)

Nesbit Law Group LLP v Acasta European Insurance Company Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 268 (21 February 2018)

TA (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 260 (21 February 2018)

Brown v Hyndburn Borough Council [2018] EWCA Civ 242 (21 February 2018)

No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Led [2018] EWCA Civ 250 (21 February 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Clientearth No.3, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs & Ors [2018] EWHC 315 (Admin) (21 February 2018)

The Shore Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2018] EWHC 288 (Admin) (21 February 2018)

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Farrimond [2018] EWHC 321 (Admin) (21 February 2018)

Juttla & Ors, R (on the application of) v Hertfordshire County Council & Ors [2018] EWHC 267 (Admin) (21 February 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Nield-Moir v Freeman [2018] EWHC 299 (Ch) (21 February 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bokova v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2018] EWHC 320 (QB) (21 February 2018)

Allergan, Inc & Anor v Amazon Medica & Anor [2018] EWHC 307 (QB) (21 February 2018)

Seddon v The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) [2018] EWHC 312 (QB) (21 February 2018)

Robinson v Abellio Greater Anglia Ltd (t/a ‘abellio Greater Anglia’) [2018] EWHC 272 (QB) (21 February 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Almacantar (Centre Point) Ltd v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd [2018] EWHC 232 (TCC) (21 February 2018)


Government loses clean air court case – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in environmental health, local government, news, pollution by sally

‘Campaigners have won a third High Court victory over the UK government’s plans to tackle air pollution.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2018


Supreme Court: No dispensation for LiPs in complying with rules and orders – Litigation Futures

‘A lack of representation may mean that litigants in person (LiPs) are afforded some latitude in case management decisions and in hearings, but it will “not usually justify” applying a lower standard of compliance with rules or court orders, the Supreme Court said today.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st February 2018


Supreme Court: no indulgence for litigants in person – Family Law

‘Mr Barton is a seasoned litigator. He first sued, and eventually settled with, lawyers who had dealt with financial relief proceedings for him. The defendants in the later Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2018] UKSC 12 acted for him in his claim against those original lawyers after Wright Hassall (WH) had come of the court record in a dispute over fees. WH sued him for their fees and obtained a summary judgment. Mr Barton, acting in person (a litigant in person (LiP)) claimed against WH in professional negligence.’

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Family Law, 22nd February 2018


Remembering the Right to be Forgotten – Panopticon

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in human rights, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘It all seems a long time ago that the CJEU handed down its judgment in Google Spain and inculcated the right to be forgotten doesn’t it? Commentators – including here and here – opined with varying degrees of wailing and gnashing of teeth about the implications of it, and how endless litigation was anticipated. But there hasn’t been all that much. The lion has been sleeping so far.’

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Panopticon, 21st February 2018


Alfie Evans: Appeal against ending life support – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in appeals, children, medical treatment, news by sally

‘The family of a seriously ill boy is to appeal against a High Court ruling allowing doctors to switch off his life-support.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2018


High Court orders manual document search in $65m damages claim after concerns over computer review – Litigation Futures

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in computer programs, disclosure, documents, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has ordered a manual search of 55,000 documents in a $65m breach of warranty case because of concerns over the claimants’ approach to computer-assisted review (CAR).’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd February 2018


Psychiatrist suspended for 12 months after man drowned in epileptic fit – The Guardian

‘A senior psychiatrist has been suspended for 12 months following the death of a vulnerable teenager who suffered an epileptic fit and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018


Solicitor who lied about property during own divorce is struck off – Legal Futures

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, disqualification, divorce, news, solicitors, tribunals by sally

‘A partner in a South Yorkshire law firm who failed to disclose on the financial statement for his own divorce proceedings ownership of a second property has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 21st February 2018


Domestic abuse: Guidelines recommend tougher sentences – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in domestic violence, news, sentencing by sally

‘People convicted of domestic abuse offences in England and Wales will be more likely to go to prison in future, under new sentencing guidelines.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2018


Ruff justice: police want to set up dog DNA database – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2018 in agricultural holdings, animals, DNA, dogs, news by sally

‘Police want to set up a database of dog DNA to help them catch animals responsible for attacks on livestock.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018