New Acts –

Posted March 18th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019

Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 18th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) and Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Financial Services (Distance Marketing) (Amendment and Savings Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2019

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Exempt Charities Order 2019

The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Port Services Regulations 2019

The Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Consequential Amendment Regulations 2019

The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Aviation Security (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 18th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury [2019] EWCA Civ 449 (15 March 2019)

Golding v Martin [2019] EWCA Civ 446 (15 March 2019)

Samba Financial Group v Byers & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 416 (14 March 2019)

Glencore Energy UK Ltd & Anor v Freeport Holdings Ltd (The ‘Lady M’) [2019] EWCA Civ 388 (14 March 2019)

Forse & Ors v Secarma Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 215 (13 March 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Toner v R. [2019] EWCA Crim 447 (15 March 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, R (On the Application Of) v Natural England [2019] EWHC 585 (Admin) (15 March 2019)

Hollow & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Surrey County Council [2019] EWHC 618 (Admin) (15 March 2019)

Goloshvili, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 614 (Admin) (15 March 2019)

DEF Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue & Customs [2019] EWHC 600 (Admin) (14 March 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Routledge v Skerritt & Ors [2019] EWHC 573 (Ch) (13 March 2019)

Downes v Downes & Anor [2019] EWHC 491 (Ch) (13 March 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bates & Ors v Post Office Ltd (No 3) [2019] EWHC 606 (QB) (15 March 2019)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Hamad M Aldrees & Partners v Rotex Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 526 (TCC) (14 March 2019)

Hamad M. Aldrees & Partners v Rotex Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 574 (TCC) (13 March 2019)


Government backed Stalking Protection Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

Posted March 18th, 2019 in bills, press releases, stalking by tracey

‘A new civil order that will help protect victims of stalking has received Royal Assent today, and is included as part of the government’s wider commitments to tackle violence against women and girls.’

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Home Office, 15th March 2019


Do errant solicitors get a rougher ride than barristers at tribunal? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 18th, 2019 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The SDT’s “highest of expectations” and the regulator’s desire for a ‘gold standard’ mean solicitors appear to be treated more harshly than barristers and other professionals in disciplinary cases.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 18th March 2019


Children Private Law Update – March 2019 – Family Law Week

Posted March 18th, 2019 in appeals, contact orders, family courts, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 14th March 2019


Tommy Robinson loses court case against police as judge says ‘Mr Lennon is not as well known as he might think’ – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in harassment, news, police by tracey

‘Tommy Robinson has lost a court case in which he claimed he was a victim of police harassment when he was asked to leave a pub, with the judge telling him he is “not as well known as he or his supporters might think”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2019


Hatton Garden ringleader ‘Basil’ sentenced to prison four years after burglary – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in burglary, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An alarm specialist known as “Basil” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison four years after carrying out the £14m Hatton Garden heist.’

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The Independent, 18th March 2019


Tenants in England not being protected from revenge evictions, study finds – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2019 in complaints, landlord & tenant, local government, news, statistics by tracey

‘Just one in 20 private tenants who complain to their council about poor living conditions gets protection from a revenge eviction by their landlord, according to figures released today.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2019


Regulate social media to protect children from ‘online wild west’, say MPs – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in children, codes of practice, internet, mental health, news by tracey

‘In a new report looking at the impact of social media on mental health, MPs said platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram should be regulated by Ofcom and forced to adhere to a statutory code of conduct.’

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The Independent, 18th March 2019


Changes to police bail has led to further delays and more uncertainty – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2019 in bail, delay, news, police by tracey

‘A landmark legal move introduced to prevent suspects spending months languishing on police bail, has backfired with people now spending even longer in limbo, official data has revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019


Unregulated adviser held to same standard as qualified lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted March 18th, 2019 in legal services, McKenzie friends, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A man who ran a ‘litigation firm’ and sold its expertise as coming from qualified legal advisers – even though it did not – has been held to the same standards as actual lawyers in a negligence claim.’

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2019