BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 26th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Corstorphine (An Infant) v Liverpool City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 270 (26 February 2018)

Mruke v Khan [2018] EWCA Civ 280 (23 February 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hayes, R (On the Application Of) v Hayes [2018] EWHC 327 (Admin) (22 February 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Habberfield v Habberfield [2018] EWHC 317 (Ch) (23 February 2018)

Churston Golf Club v Haddock [2018] EWHC 347 (Ch) (23 February 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v Visa Europe Services LLC & Ors [2018] EWHC 355 (Comm) (23 February 2018)

High Court (Patents Court)

Cantel Medical (UK) Ltd v ARC Medical Design Ltd [2018] EWHC 345 (Pat) (23 February 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

DDM v Al-Zahra (PVT) Hospital & Ors [2018] EWHC 346 (QB) (23 February 2018)

Sarayiah v Williams & Anor [2018] EWHC 342 (QB) (23 February 2018)

David John Saunders v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 343 (QB) (23 February 2018)

Heynike v 00222648 Ltd (Formerly Birlec Limited) & Ors (Fatal Mesothelioma) [2018] EWHC 303 (QB) (22 February 2018)


Organ donation consent law change could ‘undermine’ public trust, ethics experts warn – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2018 in consent, news, organ transplants by tracey

‘Medical ethics experts have called for caution as a proposed change to organ donation laws in England, which would make everyone a donor unless the explicitly register an objection, made the first step to becoming law today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2018


Red Arrows death: Ejection seat firm fined £1.1m – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2018 in aircraft, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘An ejection seat manufacturer prosecuted over the death of a Red Arrows pilot thrown from his jet has been fined £1.1m.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2018


Organised criminals stealing identities of dead people to get cheaper car insurance – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2018 in identity fraud, insurance, news by tracey

‘Organised criminals and fraudsters are stealing the identities of dead people in order to get cheaper car insurance, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2018


Care home bosses warned ‘revenge evictions’ could be illegal – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 26th, 2018 in care homes, complaints, news by tracey

‘Care home bosses have been warned ‘revenge evictions’ could be illegal, as the regulator confirms it has begun collecting data to examine the scale of the problem.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2018


NHS judicial review to go ahead after High Court grants campaigners costs-capping order – Litigation Futures

Posted February 26th, 2018 in costs capping orders, health, judicial review, news, social services by tracey

‘A judicial review of the government’s plan to introduce accountable care organisations (ACOs) – which campaigners claim will lead to the stealth privatisation of the NHS – is set to go ahead after the High Court granted the crowd-funded claimants a costs-capping order.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd February 2018


Working Together to Safeguard Children: revisions to statutory guidance – Home Office

Posted February 26th, 2018 in child abuse, child neglect, consultations, reports by tracey

‘Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.’

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Home Office, 26th February 2018


Arsonist jailed for setting fires including at Titanic exhibition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 26th, 2018 in arson, burglary, criminal damage, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man from Sheffield who admitted to deliberately setting fire to a museum, a university and a hospital, so he could steal from the evacuated buildings, has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th February 2018


BSB agrees approach to improve transparency for clients of the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 26th, 2018 in advertising, barristers, consumer protection, fees, legal services, press releases by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has set out a revised approach to improve transparency standards for clients of the Bar. This responds to the recent Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) market study of legal services and takes full account of responses to a recent BSB consultation.’

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Bar Standards Board, 23rd February 2018


Bar Council responds to new AGFS announcement – The Bar Council

Posted February 26th, 2018 in barristers, fees, press releases by tracey

‘Responding to today’s announcement of a new Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) the Chair of the Bar, Andrew Walker QC, said: “For years, our system of criminal justice has suffered from a remorseless succession of cuts in funding, and wholly inadequate investment. This has included huge cuts in the fixed fees payable to those defence barristers who carry out publicly-funded work in the Crown Court under the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS); cuts that, proportionately, have far exceeded those imposed on public service providers in any other sector. These are the very same barristers who are working tirelessly under an ever-increasing workload for those very same fees. Without their commitment, and their continued goodwill, the system would simply cease to function.” ‘

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The Bar Council, 23rd February 2018


Energy price cap: Government to introduce legislation to limit how much power firms can charge – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2018 in competition, energy, news by tracey

‘A bill introducing an energy cap for 11 million households across Britain will be introduced to Parliament today. The Government claims the Domestic Gas and Electricity Bill, which will allow the regulator Ofgem to limit tariffs until 2020, could save people up to £100 a year.’

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The Independent, 26th February 2018


Court to hear case of banker kept alive against family’s wishes – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2018 in consent, families, hospitals, medical treatment, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The case of an investment banker who suffered severe brain damage following a heart attack will be heard by the supreme court on Monday in a test of whether judges need to authorise the withdrawal of life support treatment.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2018