Brexit: Boris Johnson £350m claim case thrown out by judges – BBC News

‘The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied during the 2016 referendum campaign by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2019


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 7th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Export Control (Amendment) Order 2019

The Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment and Disclosure) (Amendment) Regulations 2019


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 7th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Pledge v R [2019] EWCA Crim 912 (06 June 2019)

Foster & Ors v R [2019] EWCA Crim 904 (06 June 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Swiercz v The Regional Court in Poznan, Poland [2019] EWHC 1387 (Admin) (06 June 2019)

Bahbahani, R (On the Application Of) v Ealing Magistrates’ Court [2019] EWHC 1385 (Admin) (06 June 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The David Roberts Art Foundation Ltd v Riedweg [2019] EWHC 1358 (Ch) (06 June 2019)

Beveridge & Anor v Quinlan & Ors [2019] EWHC 1411 (Ch) (06 June 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Alsaifi v Secretary of State for Education [2019] EWHC 1413 (QB) (06 June 2019)

Beal & Ors v Avery Homes (Nelson) Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1415 (QB) (06 June 2019)


‘Spiking’ of mesothelioma reinsurance claims not permitted –

‘Insurers are not permitted to “spike” mesothelioma-related reinsurance claims arising under employers’ liability policies, the The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled.’

Full Story, 6th June 2019


What does “expert in the field of X” mean? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘Picture this scenario. The parties’ contract provides that when there is a dispute, an adjudicator is to be appointed from a panel of three, which the parties have already agreed on. In the alternative, if the parties cannot agree the identity of the three panel adjudicators, they will be nominated by the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) as the adjudicator nominating body (ANB). In the event, the parties fail to agree on who the three should be, and then one of them is unhappy with who the CIArb selects. This scenario played out before Jefford J earlier this year. It was, in effect, a dispute about a dispute, but led to some interesting comments from the judge about adjudicator nomination.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 4th June 2019


Supreme Court gives new guidance on liability of local authorities – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Poole Borough Council v GN and another [2019] UKSC 25. The Supreme Court has found that Poole Borough Council did not owe a duty of care to two children, CN and GN, who it failed to re-house, despite the fact that they were suffering abuse from their neighbours. However, the court overruled previous authority and found that in some situations a duty of care might arise.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 2019


Mayson spells out hard choices in reforming legal regulation – Legal Futures

Posted June 7th, 2019 in barristers, legal profession, legal services, news, regulations, solicitors by tracey

‘The head of the independent review of legal services regulation said yesterday that scrapping regulation based on titles like solicitor or barrister and replacing it with a system based on legal activities “might not be as straightforward as some believe”.’

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Legal Futures, 7th June 2019


Jack Shepherd sentenced to four more years for wounding with intent – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man has admitted hitting a member of bar staff over the head with a bottle of vodka after being refused alcohol and has been sentenced to four more years in custody..’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th June 2019


Barristers twice as likely as solicitors to make bench – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Solicitors applying to be judges are half as likely to succeed as barristers, figures published by the Judicial Appointments Commission indicate.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th June 2019


M25 killer Kenneth Noye released from prison – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2019 in early release, murder, news, probation by tracey

‘M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye has been released from prison.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2019


Brother beaten to death over Hemel Hempstead house will – BBC News

Posted June 7th, 2019 in families, murder, news, sentencing, wills by tracey

‘A man who admitted beating his older brother to death in a row over inheritance has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2019


Gay rugby player facing deportation to Kenya gets reprieve from Home Office – The Independent

‘A gay rugby player has been given a reprieve from deportation to Kenya after losing his legal battle and being ordered to leave the UK.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019


Mother of epileptic girl ‘shattered’ after medical cannabis oil seized for second timeMother of epileptic girl ‘shattered’ after medical cannabis oil seized for second time – The Independent

Posted June 7th, 2019 in children, confiscation, drug offences, drug trafficking, medicines, news by tracey

‘A mother attempting to bring medical cannabis into the country for her severely epileptic daughter said she was “exhausted and shattered” after a second batch was seized by authorities.’

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The Independent, 7th June 2019


City regulator bans high overdraft fees to reform ‘dysfunctional’ market – The Guardian

‘The City regulator has accused UK banks of causing “significant harm” to their most vulnerable customers as it pushes ahead with a ban on excessive overdraft fees.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2019


Third Six Recruitment 2019

Posted June 7th, 2019 in by sally

Henderson Chambers is inviting applications for a Third Six to start in Autumn 2019.

Our Third Sixers have 2 seats of 3 months each and will usually be considered for tenancy towards the end of this period. Pupils are expected to go to Court regularly on their own account.

Chambers provides a grant of £28,000 and guaranteed earnings of £7,000.

For more information about Chambers see our website and follow our Twitter feeds @HendersonPupils and @Henderson_Bar.

To apply send a covering letter, CV, references from at least two past supervisors, and a summary of work undertaken in pupillage so far to .

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should reach us by 12th July 2019.

Chambers is a signatory to the Bar Council’s Third Six Pupillage Good Practice Guidelines.