Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 29th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Extension of Maritime Labour Certificate) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

EU Withdrawal Act 2018 statutory instruments can be found here


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 29th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Law Society of England and Wales v Pathania [2019] EWCA Civ 517 (28 March 2019)

McKendrick v The Financial Conduct Authority [2019] EWCA Civ 524 (28 March 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Criminal Practice Directions 2015 Amendment No. 8 [2019] EWCA Crim 495 (28 March 2019)

Faltec Europe Ltd v Health and Safety Executive [2019] EWCA Crim 520 (28 March 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

NN v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 766 (Admin) (28 March 2019)

Prystaj & Anor v Circuit Court of Zielona Gora, Poland [2019] EWHC 780 (Admin) (28 March 2019)

Riaz, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 721 (Admin) (28 March 2019)

Versluis v The Public Prosecutor’s Office In Zwolle-Lelystad, the Netherlands [2019] EWHC 764 (Admin) (28 March 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Deutsche Trustee Company Ltd v Duchess VI CLO B.V. & Ors [2019] EWHC 778 (Ch) (28 March 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

FM Capital Partners Ltd v Marino & Ors [2019] EWHC 725 (Comm) (28 March 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Colley V Shuker & Ors [2019] EWHC 781 (QB) (28 March 2019)


The rise of ‘predatory marriages’ – Family Law

Posted March 29th, 2019 in bereavement, consent, elderly, families, intestacy, marriage, mental health, news, wills by tracey

‘Ethan Axelrod and Hayley Trim of Irwin Mitchell look at how vulnerable parents and a legal loophole are being exploited to rob families of their inheritance.’

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Family Law, 29th March 2019


City watchdog fines Goldman Sachs £34.4m for misreporting – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2019 in banking, financial regulation, fines, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Goldman Sachs has been fined £34.4m by the City regulator for misreporting millions of transactions over a decade.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2019


Care homes applying for hundreds more court orders to prevent elderly from going outside, figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘Care homes and hospitals are applying for hundreds more elderly people to be locked inside, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2019


MPs call for inquiry into alleged forgery of signatures – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2019 in banking, documents, expert witnesses, forgery, fraud, inquiries, news, sentencing by tracey

‘MPs are pressing the Treasury Select Committee to open an immediate inquiry into the alleged forgery of signatures in bank court documents.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2019


Home Office limit on support for slavery victims may be unlawful, court rules – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has ruled that Home Office policy to cut off all statutory support to people six weeks after they have been formally identified as victims of slavery is potentially unlawful, ordering that assistance must immediately be extended.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2019


Syrian refugee ‘attack’: 16-year-old boy given police caution over incident at Huddersfield school – The Independent

‘A boy accused of attacking a Syrian refugee at their school in Huddersfield has been given a police caution.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2019


Jill Dando murder will never be solved, says lead detective – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2019 in inquiries, murder, news, police, retrials by tracey

‘The detective who led the inquiry into Jill Dando’s murder has said her case will never be solved. Speaking in a BBC documentary to mark 20 years since the 37-year-old television presenter’s shooting in April 1999 in Fulham, west London, Hamish Campbell said he did not think any new suspects would ever be brought to court.’

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The Guardian, 29th March 2019


Jemma Beale: Rape claim ‘liar’ loses conviction appeal – BBC News

‘A “serial liar” who invented false rape and sexual assault allegations has failed in a bid to clear her name.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2019