BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 6th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AB, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 383 (06 March 2018)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v OP (Jamaica) [2018] EWCA Civ 316 (06 March 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Stody Estate Ltd v Secretary of State for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs [2018] EWHC 378 (Admin) (06 March 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

ACLBDD Holdings Ltd & Ors v Staechelin & Ors (Costs) [2018] EWHC 428 (Ch) (06 March 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

GPF GP SARL v The Republic of Poland (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 409 (Comm) (02 March 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Clarkson Plc v Person Or Persons Unknown [2018] EWHC 417 (QB) (06 March 2018)

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Couple who faked holiday sickness ‘rumbled’ on Facebook – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2018 in community service, costs, fraud, holidays, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A man and a woman who fraudulently claimed they fell ill while on holiday in Turkey, but were “rumbled” by images they posted on social media, have been given suspended jail sentences.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2018

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Jackson’s farewell: My reforms were worth the abuse but costs are still too high – Litigation Futures

Posted March 6th, 2018 in costs, judges, news, reports, retirement by sally

‘Many of the causes of excessive costs have been eliminated but litigation is still too expensive, Sir Rupert Jackson has claimed on the eve of his retirement from the Court of Appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th March 2018

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Information Commissioner upholds MoJ refusal to disclose Leigh Day emails – Legal Futures

Posted March 6th, 2018 in costs, data protection, disclosure, documents, electronic mail, law firms, news by sally

‘Disclosing documents relating to disciplinary proceedings against Leigh Day for its handling of Iraq war claims would involve a manual search of 5,000 documents and cost over £10,000, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 6th March 2018

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Leonne Weeks murder: Jailed Shea Heeley ‘liked killing’ – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2018 in mental health, murder, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

‘A 19-year-old man “obsessed with murder and killing” has been jailed for stabbing a 16-year-old girl to death in a “brutally violent” attack.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2018

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Staff without security clearance monitor offenders – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2018 in bail, contracting out, employment, news, prisons, probation, release on licence by sally

‘Staff without security clearance are being allowed to monitor high-risk offenders living in approved premises – commonly known as bail hostels or probation hostels – the BBC has learnt.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2018

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Accountants to challenge government decision on rights to handle legal work – Legal Futures

Posted March 6th, 2018 in accountants, legal services, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has launched judicial review proceedings against the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over the decision to deny its members the right to conduct litigation, advocacy and legal instruments work, Legal Futures can reveal.’

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Legal Futures, 6th March 2018

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140-year-old law preventing river fishing during spring likely to be scrapped following Government review – Daily Telegraph

‘140-year-old law that prevents river fishing for three months a year could be scrapped following a Government review.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2018

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Voter ID trials ‘risk disenfranchising vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

‘A group of more than 40 charities, campaign groups and academics have written to the government to warn that plans to trial compulsory voter ID at the local elections in May risk disenfranchising large numbers of vulnerable people.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2018

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Prison violence and gangs targeted by justice secretary – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2018 in drug abuse, gangs, news, prisons, violence by sally

‘Measures to clamp down on violence and the smuggling of drugs, phones and weapons in prisons are to be unveiled by Justice Secretary David Gauke.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2018

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