Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 13th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2018

The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Commencement No. 17, Transitional and Savings Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2018

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2018

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 13th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Christofi v National Bank of Greece (Cyprus) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 413 (09 March 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Daniel Johns Manchester Ltd v Manchester City Council [2018] EWHC 464 (Admin) (12 March 2018)

BS, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 454 (Admin) (08 March 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Deutsche Bahn Ag & Ors v Mastercard Incorporated & Ors [2018] EWHC 412 (Ch) (09 March 2018)

Rittson-Thomas & Ors v Oxfordshire County Council [2018] EWHC 455 (Ch) (09 March 2018)

Barclays Bank Plc And Woolwich Plan Managers Ltd, Re [2018] EWHC 472 (Ch) (09 March 2018)

Mussell & Anor v Patience & Anor [2018] EWHC 430 (Ch) (08 March 2018)

Citibank NA, London Branch v Oceanwood Opportunities Master Fund & Ors [2018] EWHC 448 (Ch) (08 March 2018)

Reynard v Fox [2018] EWHC 443 (Ch) (08 March 2018)

Culliford & Anor vThorpe [2018] EWHC 426 (Ch) (08 March 2018)

RS v LS & LMP [2018] EWHC 449 (Fam) (07 March 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Lehman Brothers Special Financing Inc v National Power Corporation & Anor [2018] EWHC 487 (Comm) (12 March 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Mensah v Mensah [2018] EWHC 484 (Fam) (09 March 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

The Bosworth Water Trust v SSR & Ors [2018] EWHC 444 (QB) (12 March 2018)

Davy v 01000654 Ltd [2018] EWHC 353 (QB) (09 March 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

M Hart Construction Ltd & Anor v Ideal Response Group Ltd (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 314 (TCC) (07 March 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Sexual offences on UK railways more than double in five years – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, transport by sally

‘The number of sexual offences reported on Britain’s railways has more than doubled over the past five years, according to police. Across Britain’s railways, including the tube, there were 2,382 offences in 2017, compared with 1,049 reported in 2013, British Transport Police (BTP) figures show.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Daughter ordered to take DNA test to prove she has an interest in her late father’s estate – Family Law

Posted March 13th, 2018 in consent, DNA, families, jurisdiction, news, paternity, wills by sally

‘Colin Birtles died without a will in 2013. He was survived by his two daughters, Lorraine Freeman and Janice Nield-Moir. Unbeknown to her elder sister, Mrs Freeman successfully applied for letters of administration to enable her to manage and distribute his estate, amounting to his terraced house in Oldham and a small amount of cash. According to the rules of intestacy, Mr Birtles estate should be divided equally between the two sisters.’

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Family Law, 9th March 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Immigration detainees ‘held for excessive period’ – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Immigration detainees are being held for “excessively long” periods in “prison-like” conditions, the prisons watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is ‘too low’, medical organisation warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 13th, 2018 in burden of proof, doctors, health, homicide, negligence, news, nurses by sally

‘The legal bar for convicting healthcare professionals of manslaughter is currently “too low”, a medical defence organisation has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

violence Women’s rights and gender equality ‘Glib’: UK criticised for failing to give to fund for survivors of UN sexual abuse – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in compensation, equality, news, sexual offences, United Nations, victims by sally

‘The UK government has come under fire from victims’ groups for failing to contribute to a UN fund for survivors of sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations staff.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in hazardous substances, London, motorcycles, news, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Information watchdog denounces council over Grenfell failings – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in fire, freedom of information, health & safety, housing, local government, news by sally

‘Kensington and Chelsea council has been condemned by the information commissioner for failing to disclose information relating to the Grenfell Tower fire. Elizabeth Denham has made seven rulings against the council for failing to respond to freedom of information requests about fire safety, cladding and risk assessments at the high-rise block.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Parental consent to medical treatment – Family Law

Posted March 13th, 2018 in consent, medical treatment, news, parental rights, reports by sally

‘Last month the Government published a report on how it makes decisions about which vaccines to fund. For a long time, charities and campaigners have been lobbying for this report to be published. It also follows calls for greater transparency about why a vaccine to protect children against Meningitis B was not made more widely available and an 820,000 signature petition calling for all children to be vaccinated following the death of 2-year-old Faye Burdett in 2016, who was not offered the vaccine because she was ‘too old’.’

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Family Law, 9th March 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

John Worboys: Victims challenge rapist’s release from prison – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in appeals, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Two victims of the rapist John Worboys are due to begin a High Court challenge against the decision to release him from prison.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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Katie Ghose: ‘Risky proposals are coming on top of cuts that led many refuges to close’ – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2018 in bills, domestic violence, news, women by sally

‘New domestic violence bill must go beyond criminal justice, says chief executive of Women’s Aid.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com