New Acts –

Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act 2018


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 14th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS Recruitment – Protected Disclosure) Regulations 2018

The Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) Order 2018

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 14th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hart v Hart [2018] EWCA Civ 1053 (11 May 2018)

ZN (Afghanistan) & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1059 (11 May 2018)

PW v Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 1067 (11 May 2018)

Versteegh v Versteegh [2018] EWCA Civ 1050 (10 May 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kricka v County Court In Varazdin, Croatia [2018] EWHC 1129 (Admin) (11 May 2018)

Virdee & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v The National Crime Agency [2018] EWHC 1119 (Admin) (11 May 2018)

Lovett v Health And Care Professions Council [2018] EWHC 1024 (Admin) (10 May 2018)

KI, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Brent [2018] EWHC 1068 (Admin) (10 May 2018)

Wiltshire Waste Alliance Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government [2018] EWHC 1110 (Admin) (10 May 2018)

Ahmad, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1082 (Admin) (09 May 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dobson v Griffey [2018] EWHC 1117 (Ch) (10 May 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Agile Holdings Corporation v Essar Shipping Ltd [2018] EWHC 1055 (Comm) (11 May 2018)

Deleclass Shipping Co Ltd & Anor v Ingosstrakh Insurance Company Ltd (Costs) [2018] EWHC 1135 (Comm) (11 May 2018)

Stati & Ors v The Republic of Kazakhstan [2018] EWHC 1130 (Comm) (11 May 2018)

Uttam Galva Steels Led v Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd [2018] EWHC 1098 (Comm) (10 May 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Ahmad v Wood & Anor [2018] EWHC 996 (QB) (11 May 2018)

Faisal & Anor v Younis (t/a Safa Superstore) & Anor [2018] EWHC 1111 (QB) (10 May 2018)


Why consent apps don’t work according to criminal lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2018 in consent, internet, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In light of the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the subsequent #MeToo movement and the recent conviction of Bill Cosby, the murky topic of consent – and how it is established – has never been more at the vanguard of social discourse.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2018


Win (for now) for app developer against Google – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 14th, 2018 in electronic commerce, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Unlockd, an app developer, sought an interim injunction to prevent Google withdrawing its services. Roth J found that the balance of convenience was in the applicants’ favour. Their claim raised a serious issue to be tried and any action by Google to withdraw their platform would severely damage the applicants’ business. An interim injunction was granted.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th May 2018


Investigation of law firm accounts reports “tripled in two years”, impact report shows – Legal Futures

Posted May 14th, 2018 in accounts, law firms, news by sally

‘The number of qualified accountants’ reports due to rule breaches has fallen by two-thirds since the rules were changed in 2015, but the amount then being investigated for possible rule breaches has tripled, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2018


Tesco fined £1.6m after prosecution by London borough over store incident – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 14th, 2018 in fines, health & safety, news by sally

‘A prosecution undertaken by Ealing Council has seen supermarket chain Tesco fined £1.6m fine for health and safety failures at one of its Tesco Metro stores.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th May 2018


Cheeki Rafiki yacht boss given suspended sentence over unsafe vessel – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A company boss who failed to safely operate a yacht on which four sailors were killed has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2018


Government gives no quarter in defence of whiplash reforms despite pressure from peers – Legal Futures

Posted May 14th, 2018 in accidents, bills, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The government stood firm on its proposed whiplash reforms yesterday despite criticism from peers, on the first day of the Civil Liability Bill’s committee stage in the House of Lords.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2018


BMW driver guilty of GBH after hitting moped rider with whom he had bad feelings ‘over a girl’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, news by sally

‘A BMW driver accused of trying to kill a moped rider by driving at him has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2018


Court of Appeal: No duty of care on council to control roadside vegetation – Litigation Futures

Posted May 14th, 2018 in duty of care, local government, news, roads, trees by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by a cyclist to impose a duty of care on central or local government to prevent roadside vegetation from impairing visibility for road users, saying there would “potentially serious and costly consequences” in doing so “for very little practical gain”.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th May 2018


Victims of serious crime face arrest over immigration status – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in crime, immigration, news, victims by sally

‘More than half of UK police forces are handing over victims of crime to the Home Office for immigration enforcement, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2018


Don’t use ‘cab rank’ system for burials, coroners to be told – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 14th, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, islamic law, Judaism, news by sally

‘Coroners across the country are to be formally instructed to take into account the religious requirements of families when deciding whether to prioritise the burial of their dead, in the wake of a High Court ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2018


EU rough sleepers win damages for illegal deportations – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, EC law, homelessness, news by sally

‘The government is to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to European rough sleepers who were illegally detained and deported.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2018


UK plan to extend civil partnerships revealed in government report – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2018 in civil partnerships, news, sexual orientation discrimination by sally

‘A confidential report drawn up for the former equalities minister Justine Greening proposed extending civil partnerships to opposite-sex couples and building “a consensus for legislation”, according to internal policy documents seen by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2018