Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 8th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2018

The Legislative Reform (Constitution of the Council of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Order 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 8th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Equitas Insurance Ltd v Municipal Mutual Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 991 (04 May 2018)

Payne & Anor v Payne [2018] EWCA Civ 985 (04 May 2018)

Sumner v Colborne & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 1006 (04 May 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Darroux v The Crown [2018] EWCA Crim 1009 (04 May 2018)

Hobbs & Anor v R (Rev 1) [2018] EWCA Crim 1003 (03 May 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Lauzika, R (On The Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1045 (Admin) (04 May 2018)

Begum & Anor v Luton Borough Council [2018] EWHC 1044 (Admin) (04 May 2018)

The Government of India v Chawla [2018] EWHC 1050 (Admin) (04 May 2018)

Din, R (On the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1046 (Admin) (04 May 2018)

Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary Of State For Health (acting as The Licensing Authority) [2018] EWHC 1051 (Admin) (04 May 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ropemaker Properties Ltd & Anor v Bella Italia Restaurants Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 1002 (Ch) (02 May 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rosalina Investments Ltd & Anor v New Balance Athletic Shoes (UK) Ltd [2018] EWHC 1014 (QB) (04 May 2018)


Barristers in England and Wales ‘in grip of mental health crisis’ – The Guardian

‘Criminal barristers are in the grip of a mental health crisis caused by significant increases in the amount of digital evidence, the number of historical sexual assault cases and long hours, the body that represents them has said.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2018


Father who blamed his son for murder he committed jailed for at least 26 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A man who pressured his 14-year-old son to take the blame for a murder he committed has been jailed for at least 26 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2018


Vivian Teed: 60 years since last man hanged in Wales – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2018 in death penalty, news, Wales by sally

‘On the night of Friday 15 November 1957, 24-year-old Vivian Teed broke into the sub-post office in Fforestfach, Swansea.’

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BBC News, 6th May 2018


Bitcoins and hiding wealth in divorce – Family Law

Posted May 8th, 2018 in cryptocurrencies, divorce, financial provision, internet, news by sally

‘Divorce ends the marriage but does nothing to end the financial arrangements between the parties. If the parties cannot agree these, and as part of court proceedings to determine who gets what, the parties have to provide full and frank disclosure to the other of their entire financial means. This procedure allows the parties to be open and transparent about the extent of the assets in the marriage. There could be a situation arising whereby a party seeks to hide their wealth but evidence provided with disclosure such as bank statements in paper form provides a paper trail and this makes for the hiding of cash movements very difficult. But what if that party holds Bitcoins or other crypto-currencies?’

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Family Law, 4th May 2018


Child slavery victim sues Home Office after sexual assault at Morton Hall – The Guardian

‘A Vietnamese victim of child slavery has launched legal proceedings against the government after he was sexually assaulted at Morton Hall immigration removal centre, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2018


Female police officer sues Met for £200,000 after having to watch 100 child rape videos – Daily Telegraph

‘A policewoman is suing the Metropolitan Police for £200,000, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind, after having to watch 100 child abuse videos.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2018


Information Commissioner consults on draft Regulatory Action Policy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 8th, 2018 in bills, consultations, data protection, news by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the way it plans to regulate new data protection laws.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2018


Men wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years seek compensation – The Guardian

‘The fairness of the criminal courts process goes on trial this week when two men who spent a total of 24 years wrongfully imprisoned seek compensation for their ordeals.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2018


Call for ‘rights for grandparents’ law – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2018 in children, families, grandparents, legislation, news by sally

‘MPs are calling for the government to enshrine in law the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2018