Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 25th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Environment (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Chemical Weapons (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

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

The Animal Welfare (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Merchant Shipping (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Consequential Modifications and Repeals and Revocations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Sanctions Regulations (Commencement No. 1) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 25th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Lesforis v Tolias [2019] EWCA Civ 487 (25 March 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Western Saharan Campaign UK v Revenue And Customs [2019] EWHC 684 (Admin) (25 March 2019)

Ihsan v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 716 (Admin) (22 March 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Warwickshire Aviation Ltd & Ors v Littler Investments Ltd [2019] EWHC 633 (Ch) (25 March 2019)

Bundeszentralamt Für Steuern (Being the Federal Central Tax Office of the Federal Republic of Germany) v Heis & Ors [2019] EWHC 705 (Ch) (22 March 2019)

Gaskin v Chorus Law Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 616 (Ch) (21 March 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Arcelormittal USA LLC v Essar Steel Ltd [2019] EWHC 724 (Comm) (25 March 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hewson v Times Newspapers Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 650 (QB) (22 March 2019)


Government backs down over ‘myth-busting’ guide on child protection – The Guardian

‘The government has withdrawn a controversial document that claims some statutory protections for vulnerable children are “myths”, after a charity launched an application for judicial review, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019


Second possession orders and estoppel – Nearly Legal

‘A court of appeal decision on a first instance application, where the main issue was whether, given an historic possession order, the landlord could bring fresh possession proceedings.’

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Nearly Legal, 24th March 2019


Lady Hale: at least half of UK judiciary should be female – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in diversity, equality, gender, judges, judiciary, news, statistics, women by sally

‘At least half of the judiciary should be women, Britain’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019


Abusive wife jailed for life for husband’s murder – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who killed her husband after “systematically” abusing him and hitting him with a rolling pin has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 22nd March 2019


Tax tribunal: presenter Lorraine Kelly not ’employee’ of ITV –

‘TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has won an employment tax case against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), after the first-tier tribunal found that she was not an ’employee’ of ITV to whom the IR35 disguised employment provisions should apply.’

Full Story, 22nd March 2019


Mark Duggan family to sue Met Police over death – BBC News

‘The family of Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots across England in August 2011, are suing the Metropolitan Police for damages, BBC News has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2019


SRA and BSB praised for enforcement processes – Legal Futures

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has given both the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Bar Standards Board (BSB) a clean bill of health in the way they enforce their rules.’

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Legal Futures, 25th March 2019


Adtech, ePrivacy and the GDPR – Panopticon

Posted March 25th, 2019 in advertising, data protection, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Scarcely a week goes by without my saying to someone or other (clients, colleagues, my children round the dinner table): the GDPR is not an exhaustive regime – where applicable, you need to ensure compliance with ePrivacy laws as well. Especially when it comes to electronic marketing communications, cookies and related ad tech. This inevitably prompts the question: aren’t we supposed to be getting a new ePrivacy law? What’s the delay?’

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Panopticon, 22nd March 2019


Autonomy founder Mike Lynch faces UK high court and fresh charges in US – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in confiscation, conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Autonomy founder Mike Lynch will on Monday begin his high court defence against accusations that he perpetrated a $5bn (£3.8bn) fraud, as US prosecutors unveiled fresh criminal charges accusing the British businessman of a cover-up.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2019


Charity launches super-complaint against police for treating slavery victims as criminals, rather than protecting them from perpetrators – Daily Telegraph

‘Police forces face a super-complaint over their alleged failure to protect victims of modern slavery.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2019


Judge rules man should lose leg ‘against his wishes’ – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2019 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A mentally-ill man who could die if his badly-infected left foot is not amputated should have the operation against his wishes, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 24th March 2019


Smacking children to be banned in Wales – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2019 in assault, bills, child cruelty, children, families, news, Wales by sally

‘Parents are to be banned from physically punishing children under legislation being introduced on Monday by the Welsh government.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019