Determination of preliminary points of law by courts in arbitration and adjudication – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted June 5th, 2018 in arbitration, construction industry, news, ships by tracey

‘The Palladium is a mighty fine looking “superyacht”. It is an impressive 95 metres long and has all the features one would expect on such a luxury craft, including a helicopter landing pad and swimming pool. A Google search suggests that the yacht is worth circa $200 million, so one can see that a defect in the paint finish would be costly to rectify. It is this defect that ultimately led the parties to an arbitration, for which a five-week hearing was set.

The case ended up before the court because, during the arbitration, an issue arose as to whether the yacht builder’s without prejudice settlement offer had been accepted by the purchaser in correspondence. The purchaser contended that a binding settlement had been reached, which the builder denied.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 29th May 2018


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 5th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Restriction on the Preparation of Adoption Reports (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Animal By-Products and Pet Passport Fees (England) Regulations 2018

The Animal Health (Miscellaneous Fees) (England) Regulations 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 5th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bass v Ministry of Defence [2018] EWHC 1297 (QB) (05 June 2018)

Avondale Exhibitions Ltd v Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers Ltd [2018] EWHC 1311 (QB) (31 May 2018)

High Court (Patents Court)

Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific Scimed Inc [2018] EWHC 1256 (Pat) (24 May 2018)


Drug offences: Assessment of guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 5th, 2018 in drug offences, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has published its assessments of the impact of its drug offences guideline on sentencing trends, under its statutory duty to monitor the operation and effect of its sentencing guidelines and to draw conclusions from this information.’

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Sentencing Council, 1st June 2018


Men jailed for Formula One tax relief scam – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 5th, 2018 in conspiracy, press releases, sentencing, tax evasion by tracey

‘Four men who set up a filming company to claim fraudulent tax rebates worth more than £2million from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have been sentenced today (4 June).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th June 2018


CPS publishes outcome of sexual offences review – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today (5 June) published the outcome of its review of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) cases.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th June 2018


Speech by President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby: What is family law? – Securing social justice for children and young people – Courts & Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 5th, 2018 in children, civil justice, families, family courts, speeches, young persons by tracey

‘Speech by President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby: What is family law? – Securing social justice for children and young people.’

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Courts & Tribunals Judiciary, 31st May 2018


New report from the Bar Council reveals true impact of struggling justice system on barristers’ profession – The Bar Council

Posted June 5th, 2018 in barristers, legal profession, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The Bar Council’s new report ‘Barristers’ Working Lives 2017: Barristers’ attitudes towards their working lives, released today, reveals that barristers across England and Wales are struggling with a number of factors affecting their overall working lives, such as workload, stress, and work-life balance.’

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The Bar Council, 29th May 2018


John Bercow will not be investigated over ‘stupid woman’ row – The Guardian

‘John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, will not be investigated by the standards watchdog over allegations that he described the cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom as a “stupid woman”.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2018


Public should be given more search warrant protections – Law Commission

‘The laws around search warrants should be modernised with more protections put in place to protect individuals’ rights, say the Law Commission.’

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Law Commission, 5th June 2018


Sajid Javid’s plan for MI5 to share information on 20,000 individuals raises concerns with campaigners – The Independent

‘Security bosses will hand out information on people suspected of having extremist sympathies to councils, government officials and the police under the government’s new counter-terror plans.’

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The Independent, 4th June 2018


Securing the future: counter-terrorism strategy published – Home Office

Posted June 5th, 2018 in crime prevention, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid sets out the UK’s response to evolving threat of terrorism.’

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Home Office, 4th June 2018


Baby was decapitated by doctor’s actions, tribunal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2018 in birth, disciplinary procedures, doctors, medical treatment, news, tribunals by tracey

‘A gynaecologist who caused an unborn baby to be accidentally decapitated in her mother’s womb has been found guilty of medical misconduct.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2018


London teen guilty of museum terror plot – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2018 in news, terrorism, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on the British Museum in London with Britain’s first all-woman cell.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2018


Jeremy Thorpe: Police find ‘dead’ suspect alive, but will not reopen investigation – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2018 in evidence, news, police by tracey

‘Police who believed a suspect in the Jeremy Thorpe scandal was dead have announced they have found him alive, but will not reopen an investigation.’

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The Independent, 5th june 2018