BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 9th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Lehtimäki v The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 1605 (06 July 2018)

Waterstone Estates Ltd v The Welsh Ministers [2018] EWCA Civ 1571 (06 July 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Principled Offsite Logistics Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Trafford Council [2018] EWHC 1687 (Admin) (06 July 2018)

United States of America v Dempsey [2018] EWHC 1724 (Admin) (06 July 2018)

Nicola Squire v Shropshire Council [2018] EWHC 1730 (Admin) (06 July 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines v Leeds & Anor (Trustees of the estate of Boris Berezovsky) & Ors [2018] EWHC 1735 (Ch) (06 July 2018)

Consolidated Developments Ltd v Cooper [2018] EWHC 1727 (Ch) (06 July 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Sixteenth Ocean GmbH & Co Kg v Société Générale [2018] EWHC 1731 (Comm) (06 July 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Morgan v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2018] EWHC 1725 (QB) (06 July 2018)

Hugh Cartwright & Amin v Devoy-Williams & Anor (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 1692 (QB) (04 July 2018)


Barristers divided over value of mentorship – Legal Futures

Posted July 9th, 2018 in barristers, continuing professional development, news by sally

‘A survey of a compulsory barristers’ mentoring scheme has found a wide divergence of perceptions between the newly-qualified and experienced advocates questioned, with even answers to identical questions receiving very different replies.’

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Legal Futures, 9th July 2018


Insurer demands ‘more backing’ to battle dishonest claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 9th, 2018 in insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A leading insurer has called for extra support from the judicial process if defendants are effectively to contest spurious personal injury claims.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th July 2018


Are ‘Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid?’ – Transparency Project

‘Twitter commentators asked questions last week of a BBC headline:

Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid, says parenting charity

And the ‘click-bait’ opening sentence of the story itself:

Families Need Fathers says parents are being encouraged by some solicitors to file for non-molestation orders – injunctions used in urgent abuse cases.’

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Transparency Project, 9th July 2018


Council defends decision to revoke premises licence after test purchase failures – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 9th, 2018 in licensing, local government, news by sally

‘A borough council in the North West has successfully defended a decision of its licensing sub-committee to revoke the premises for an off licence after a number of test purchase failures.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th July 2018


The right to die – who decides? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 9th, 2018 in assisted suicide, bills, human rights, news, proportionality by sally

‘In R. (on the application of Conway) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWCA Civ 1431 the Court of Appeal held that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in the Suicide Act 1961 s.2(1) was a necessary and proportionate interference with the ECHR art.8 rights of the appellant.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th July 2018


Church of England ombudsman to oversee sexual abuse cases – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, news, ombudsmen, personal injuries by sally

‘The Church of England is to establish an independent ombudsman to deal with complaints over its handling of sexual abuse cases, and will seek other ways of strengthening independent scrutiny of its processes.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2018


Good and bad news for Civil Liability Bill opponents – Legal Futures

‘There was good and bad news from Parliament yesterday for opponents of the Civil Liability Bill as its consideration by MPs was delayed but chances of it being amended receded.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2018


Coldstream Guard jailed for 19 years for Windsor rape – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A Coldstream Guards soldier who had been “prowling the streets” looking for “a lone female” before raping a woman has been jailed for 19 years.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2018


Misogyny hate crime in Nottinghamshire gives ‘shocking’ results – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2018 in hate crime, news, women by sally

‘Misogyny and offences targeting women are still “highly prevalent” two years after a police force started treating them as hate crime, academics say.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2018


UK fertility regulator to issue new rules on expensive IVF add-ons – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, consumer protection, fees, news by sally

‘IVF patients will need to be told when expensive “add-ons” to fertility treatments are not likely to be effective, under new rules due to be issued to clinics later this year.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2018