Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 1st, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2019

The Non-Domestic Rating (Rates Retention and Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) and (Levy Account: Basis of Distribution) Regulations 2019

The Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2019

The Bankruptcy (Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) Rules 2001 and the Insurers (Winding Up) Rules 2001 (Amendment) Rules 2019

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Temporary Use in Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 2019


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 1st, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 502 (29 March 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Good Law Project Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2019] EWHC 800 (Admin) (29 March 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Kuznetsov v London Borough of Camden [2019] EWHC 805 (Ch) (01 April 2019)

Winterbrook Global Opportunities Fund v NB Finance Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 737 (Ch) (01 April 2019)

Schofield v Jones [2019] EWHC 803 (Ch) (01 April 2019)

Long v Rodman & Ors [2019] EWHC 753 (Ch) (29 March 2019)

Trump International Ltd v DTTM Operations LLC [2019] EWHC 769 (Ch) (29 March 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Levack & Anor v Philip Ross & Co (a firm) & Anor [2019] EWHC 762 (Comm) (29 March 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

PR v JES & Anor (Appeal: Sexual Abuse, Fact Finding) [2019] EWHC 791 (Fam) (29 March 2019)

High Court (Patents Court)

Ablynx NV & Anor v Vhsquared Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 792 (Pat) (29 March 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Ollosson v Lee [2019] EWHC 784 (QB) (29 March 2019)


EU law does not compel UK to participate in European Parliament elections – Brexit Law

Posted April 1st, 2019 in brexit, EC law, elections, news by sally

‘Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE QC, Marie Demetriou QC and Emma Mockford of Brick Court Chambers have today published an Opinion, along with two other QCs and Professor Piet Eeckhout, Dean of the Law Faculty at UCL, grappling with the controversial issue of whether the UK need hold European Parliamentary elections in the event that there is any further extension of Article 50 beyond April 2019.’

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Brexit Law, 28th March 2019


Financial ombudsman clarifies Equality Act powers –

Posted April 1st, 2019 in equality, financial regulation, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The head of the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has confirmed that the body has the power to require financial services firms to make reasonable adjustments for consumers with disabilities or to stop discriminating against people with other ‘protected characteristics’ where it considers they have not been treated fairly, and has already done so on occasion.’

Full Story, 29th March 2019


Dorset man found guilty of illegally selling clams to high-end restaurant suppliers – The Guardian

Posted April 1st, 2019 in fisheries, food, health & safety, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A shellfish gatherer from Dorset has narrowly escaped being jailed after being caught illegally selling clams to wholesalers who supply high-end restaurants.’

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The Guardian, 31st March 2019


Government to implement Jackson’s fixed costs blueprint – Litigation Futures

Posted April 1st, 2019 in costs, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today laid out its intention to implement Sir Rupert Jackson’s blueprint for fixed recoverable costs (FRC) across the fast-track and in most money cases worth up to £100,000.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th March 2019


Solicitors must think about “impression created” by NDAs – Legal Futures

‘Solicitors must think beyond the drafting of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality agreements to the “impression created” by them, a panel of experts has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 1st April 2019


Knife crime: More stop and search powers for police – BBC News

Posted April 1st, 2019 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

‘Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime.’

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BBC News, 31st March 2019


Honours system under scrutiny after sex abuser kept title for years – The Guardian

‘Lawyers have called for an overhaul of the honours forfeiture system after it emerged that a sex abuser retained an honour bestowed for services to the Queen some three years after a court recognised him as a paedophile.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2019


Tax fraud solicitor proclaims innocence as he accepts strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted April 1st, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, solicitors, tax evasion by sally

‘A solicitor currently in jail for his part in a fraudulent tax evasion scheme has agreed to be struck off while insisting that he did nothing more than “major English law firms” do for international clients every day.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2019


Schools and NHS could be held accountable over youth crime – BBC News

‘Teachers, NHS workers and police officers could be held accountable for failing to spot violent crime among young people under government plans announced on Monday.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2019


Council broke law over deprivation of liberty, ombudsman rules – The Guardian

‘A council deliberately broke the law by failing to properly assess whether thousands of vulnerable people were illegitimately kept under continuous and restrictive supervision by care home staff, the local government and social care ombudsman has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2019