Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 25th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice) Regulations 2019

The Proscribed Organisations (Name Change) Order 2019

The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2019


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 25th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hare Wines Ltd v Kaur & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 216 (22 February 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Siwak v Prosecutor General’s Office, Poland [2019] EWHC 333 (Admin) (25 February 2019)

Dziel v District Court In Bydgoszcz, Poland [2019] EWHC 351 (Admin) (25 February 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Silverburn Shipping(IoM) Ltd v Ark Shipping Company LLC (M/V “ARCTIC”) [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm) (22 February 2019)

Pipia v BGEO Group Ltd [2019] EWHC 325 (Comm) (22 February 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Price v Watkins [2019] EWHC 375 (QB) (22 February 2019)


Bar Council urges barristers to call out judicial bullying – Legal Futures

Posted February 25th, 2019 in barristers, bullying, codes of practice, complaints, judges, judiciary, news by tracey

‘The Bar Council has called on barristers to take action over bullying by judges that they experience or witness, and is looking at a new approach to overcome reluctance to report incidents.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 25th February 2019


Hizballah to be banned alongside other terrorist organisations – Home Office

Posted February 25th, 2019 in Islam, Israel, political parties, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) are set to be banned following their proscription as terrorist organisations.’

Full press release

Home Office, 25th February 2019


New Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner announced – Home Office

Posted February 25th, 2019 in enforcement, forced labour, police, press releases, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Sara Thornton to take up role to help combat modern slavery.’

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Home Office, 22nd February 2019


Spousal maintenance orders: a meal ticket for life? – Family Law

Posted February 25th, 2019 in appeals, bills, children, cohabitation, divorce, families, financial provision, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘According to Sara Hunt, a knowledge lawyer at Farrer & co, the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Mills v Mills has highlighted the current debate regarding spousal maintenance in England and Wales. Press headlines have focused on the apparent “meal ticket for life” that such orders are said to provide.’

Full Story

Family Law, 25th February 2019


Bullying and sexual harassment ‘endemic’ in NHS hospitals – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of doctors have been accused of bullying and sexually harassing colleagues in the past five years, prompting concern that a culture of intimidation is thriving in the NHS.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2019


Lords urged to hurry through legislation cracking down on ‘cowboy’ parking firms as it emerges DVLA will share details of 7m drivers this year – Daily Telegraph

‘The House of Lords has been urged to hurry through legislation that will crack down on “cowboy” private parking firms, as it emerged that seven million drivers will have their personal details shared by the DVLA this year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2019


‘MI6 conman’ Mark Acklom extradited to UK after years on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2019 in extradition, fraud, national crime agency, news, warrants by tracey

‘One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been extradited from Switzerland to the UK.’

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Daily Telegraph , 22nd February 2019


Birmingham pub bombings: Inquests into 1974 deaths to resume – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2019 in bereavement, coroners, explosives, inquests, murder, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by tracey

‘Inquests for the 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are set to reopen later after a long legal fight by families.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2019


Abolishing short prison sentences will let ‘thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail’, report claims – The Independent

‘Ministers’ calls for short prison sentences to be abolished would see thousands of hardened criminals avoid jail, a report has claimed.’

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The Independent, 25th February 2019


Police force ‘discriminated against white heterosexual male’ – BBC News

‘A police force which rejected a “well prepared” potential recruit because he is a white, heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2019