UK ruling offers lesson for banks on credit referencing –

Posted July 27th, 2018 in agency, banking, economic loss, gambling, misrepresentation, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Banks can learn a lesson from a new ruling issued by the UK Supreme Court on practices to adopt when providing credit references, according to a banking and finance litigation expert.’

Full Story, 27th July 2018


Suspension for solicitor convicted of ABH against ex-boyfriend – Legal Futures

Posted July 27th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A family law solicitor convicted of actual bodily harm after she hit her former boyfriend in the face with a glass has been suspended from practice for 15 months.’

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Legal Futures, 27th July 2018


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 27th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018

The Investigatory Powers (Codes of Practice and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (Eleventh Replenishment) Order 2018

The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Fees) (No. 2) Order 2018

The Independent Educational Provision in England (Provision of Information) and Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) and Independent School Standards (Amendment) Regulations 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 27th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Totel Ltd v Revenue and Customs [2018] UKSC 44 (26 July 2018)

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA v Playboy Club London Ltd & Ors [2018] UKSC 43 (26 July 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Paragon Asra Housing Ltd v Neville [2018] EWCA Civ 1712 (26 July 2018)

PM Law Ltd v Motorplus Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1730 (26 July 2018)

Argyle UAE Ltd v Par-La-Ville Hotel And Residences Ltd & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 1762 (26 July 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Brown, R v [2018] EWCA Crim 1775 (26 July 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Maughan, R (On the Application Of) v Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2018] EWHC 1955 (Admin) (26 July 2018)

Diop, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1934 (Admin) (26 July 2018)

LC, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1925 (Admin) (26 July 2018)

Gullu, R (On the Application Of) v THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HILLINGDON [2018] EWHC 1937 (Admin) (26 July 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Wards Solicitors v Hendawi [2018] EWHC 1907 (Ch) (26 July 2018)

Frank Industries Pty Ltd v Nike Retail BV & Ors [2018] EWHC 1893 (Ch) (25 July 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Davies & Ors v Morris [2018] EWHC 1901 (Ch) (26 July 2018)

Alsaifi vTrinity Mirror Plc & Anor [2018] EWHC 1954 (QB) (26 July 2018)


Lady Hale breaks from tradition with smiling Gray’s Inn portrait – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2018 in artistic works, judges, news by sally

‘She’s a trailblazer in more ways than one.

And Baroness Hale, the first female president of the Supreme Court, has again broken new ground as she becomes the only smiling portrait to hang in the hall of one of London’s illustrious Inns of Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2018


Court of Appeal to rule on 100% success fee model for low-value PI claims – Litigation Futures

Posted July 27th, 2018 in fees, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘The Court of Appeal is to rule on the legality of what has become the industry model for handling low-value personal injury claims, with firms charging clients a 100% success fee as standard.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th July 2018


Charlotte Brown: Man guilty of first date speedboat death – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2018 in homicide, negligence, news by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of killing a woman in a speedboat crash on the River Thames during their first date.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018


Medicinal cannabis: how two heartbreaking cases helped change law – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in medicines, news by sally

‘Cases of Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley, who have severe epilepsy, along with lobbying, prompted change.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018


Stephen Port: Officers refuse to answer watchdog’s questions – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in misfeasance in public office, murder, news, police by sally

‘All but one of 17 Met officers under investigation for the initial response to the serial killer Stephen Port refused to answer questions during interviews with the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018


It’s 2018 And You Still Don’t Automatically Have A Right To Get Divorced From A Loveless Marriage – Rights Info

Posted July 27th, 2018 in divorce, marriage, news by sally

‘Many of us aspire to be married one day. The ability to get married is something specifically protected by our human rights. But sometimes, for one reason or another, it doesn’t work out. In 2016 there were more than 100,000 divorces in England and Wales. However, getting a divorce isn’t always that easy.’

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Rights Info, 25th July 2018


FA sexual abuse inquiry finds no evidence of institutional cover-up – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The independent inquiry into football’s sexual-abuse scandal is expected to report back to the Football Association that there is no evidence of an institutional cover-up at the top of the sport or of a paedophile ring operating within the game, it can be revealed.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018


Government ‘complicit in school’s illegal exclusion policy’ – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2018 in examinations, government departments, news, school exclusions by sally

‘The government has been “complicit” in an illegal policy that saw a school force out pupils unlikely to achieve high grades, campaigners have claimed.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2018


Vehicle-related terrorism claims ‘mutualised’ by UK motor insurers –

Posted July 27th, 2018 in insurance, news, road traffic, terrorism, third parties by sally

‘Motor insurers in the UK are to share the costs involved in meeting third party claims raised by victims of terrorist attacks involving vehicles.’

Full Story, 26th July 2018


Private probation companies to have contracts ended early – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in contracting out, news, probation by sally

‘The monitoring of offenders in the community faces another shake-up after disastrous reforms introduced by Chris Grayling forced the government to bail out failing private probation companies by more than half a billion pounds.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2018