Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 19th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) Regulations 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 19th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Cook, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 530 (14 March 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

MK Airlines Ltd v Katz & Anor (Acting As Joint Liquidator of MK Airlines) [2018] EWHC 540 (Ch) (16 March 2018)

Harb v HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz [2018] EWHC 508 (Ch) (16 March 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company Ltd v Songa Offshore Equinox Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 538 (Comm) (16 March 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Hart v Hart [2018] EWHC 549 (Fam) (15 March 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Pook v Rossall School [2018] EWHC 522 (QB) (16 March 2018)

Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB) (16 March 2018)

Siddiqui v University of Oxford [2018] EWHC 536 (QB) (16 March 2018)


Solicitor struck off after ‘heinous’ attempt to cover up litigation error – Litigation Futures

‘A solicitor whose corporate client had a summary judgment entered against them because he failed to attend a court hearing, has been struck off after making a false statement denying he knew about it in advance.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th March 2018


Who is it that doesn’t like Mondays? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 19th, 2018 in artistic works, copyright, expert witnesses, intellectual property, news by sally

‘Music nerds may remember with fondness the great copyright wrangle involving Procol Harum and Bach. The focus of that dispute was the organ line in the 1967 hit Whiter Shade of Pale, and Blackburne J’s judgment is imperative reading for anyone interested in the law’s dominion over music, ideas or intellectual property in general. Go to the end of this post for a reminder of that entertaining litigation and its outcome.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th March 2018


Big win for NHS Resolution in test cases on pre-LASPO funding switches – Litigation Futures

Posted March 19th, 2018 in appeals, fees, health, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has found for NHS Resolution (NHSR) in three test cases over the reasonableness of solicitors switching clients from legal aid to conditional fee agreements (CFAs) ahead of the introduction of LASPO.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th March 2018


Rude judges bully lawyers in court, QC complains – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2018 in barristers, bullying, complaints, judiciary, news by sally

‘Rude judges are “bullying” lawyers in courtrooms, a top QC has complained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2018


Serial killer Stephen Port: Report into Met’s handling of case ‘will be damning’ – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2018 in complaints, murder, news, police, recidivists, reports by sally

‘Families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims have been told a report into the Met Police’s initial response to the four deaths “will be damning”, according to solicitors.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018


Barrister blows whistle on ‘broken legal system brought to its knees by cuts’ – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2018 in barristers, complaints, courts, criminal justice, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘Damning book by ‘secret barrister’ tells of courts plagued by daily errors leaving them unfit for purpose.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2018


Rapist caught after urinating in plant pot 30 years later – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2018 in DNA, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A rapist who evaded capture for more than 30 years until he urinated in a neighbour’s plant pot – leading to a DNA match – has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2018


New Acts –

Posted March 19th, 2018 in aircraft, budgets, legislation by tracey

Space Industry Act 2018

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018

Finance Act 2018


Call for stricter rules on doorstep loans – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2018 in consumer credit, financial regulation, loans, news by sally

‘People who borrow money from doorstep lenders should get the same protection as those with payday loans, a charity has argued.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018


Gambling regulator says FOBT stakes could be set higher than £2 – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2018 in gambling, news, regulations by sally

‘The UK’s gambling regulator has given the government the all-clear to defy calls to cut the stakes on the roulette-style games offered on controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2018