Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 14th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 14th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Korta-Haupt & Anor v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2020] EWCA Civ 892 (13 July 2020)

Safeway Ltd v Newton & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 869 (13 July 2020)

Revenue And Customs v Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWCA Civ 874 (10 July 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kaitey v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2020] EWHC 1861 (Admin) (13 July 2020)

Zelenko v Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia [2020] EWHC 1800 (Admin) (13 July 2020)

Government of Ecuador v Larco [2020] EWHC 1797 (Admin) (10 July 2020)

Defending Christian Arabs, R (On the Application Of) v [2020] EWHC 1850 (Admin) (10 July 2020)

Faerman v Director of the Serious Fraud Office [2020] EWHC 1849 (Admin) (10 July 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Gee v Gee & Anor [2020] EWHC 1842 (Ch) (13 July 2020)

The New Saints FC Ltd v The Football Association of Wales Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1838 (Ch) (13 July 2020)

Colouroz Investment 2 LLC & Ors, Re [2020] EWHC 1864 (Ch) (13 July 2020)

Atkinson & Glyn Mummery & Anor v Varma & Ors [2020] EWHC 1868 (Ch) (13 July 2020)

Brake & Ors v Swift & Anor [2020] EWHC 1810 (Ch) (13 July 2020)

CGL Realisations Ltd, Re [2020] EWHC 1707 (Ch) (10 July 2020)

Lexlaw Ltd v Zuberi [2020] EWHC 1855 (Ch) (10 July 2020)

Valley Brook Investments Ltd & Anor v Huam Ltd [2020] EWHC 1715 (Ch) (10 July 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Azitio Holdings Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1844 (Comm) (14 July 2020)

Shell Energy Europe Ltd v Meta Energia SPA [2020] EWHC 1799 (Comm) (10 July 2020)

Alegrow SA v Yayla Agro Gida San Ve Nak AS [2020] EWHC 1845 (Comm) (10 July 2020)

Unwin v Bond [2020] EWHC 1768 (Comm) (10 July 2020)

High Court (Family Division)

AG v VD [2020] EWHC 1847 (Fam) (10 July 2020)

Z (A Child : DOLS: Lack of Secure Placement) [2020] EWHC 1827 (Fam) (10 July 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Begum v Maran (UK) Ltd [2020] EWHC 1846 (QB) (13 July 2020)


FGM protection order in child’s best interests – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 14th, 2020 in children, family courts, female genital mutilation, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘A (A Child) (Rev 1) [2020] EWCA 731 (15 June 2020). This was an appeal by the secretary of state against a decision of the President of the Family Division concerning the exercise of the family court’s jurisdiction to make a female genital mutilation protection order (FGMPO) under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 Sch.2 Pt 1 para.1.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th July 2020


Angry Bar Council mocks Buckland over profession’s support – Legal Futures

Posted July 14th, 2020 in barristers, civil justice, coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, news, working time by tracey

‘The Bar Council has come out fighting after the Lord Chancellor told the Today programme that there was “a lot of support” from the legal profession for extending court sitting hours to help recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.’

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Legal Futures, 14th July 2020


Court rules client must pay firm after terminating DBA early – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 14th, 2020 in damages, enforcement, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Lawyers working on a damages-based agreement are entitled to be paid when the client has terminated early, the High Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th July 2020


Financial Remedy Update, July 2020 – Family Law Week

Posted July 14th, 2020 in chambers articles, divorce, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Sue Brookes Principal Associate, Family Lawyer, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator for Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2020.’

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Family Law Week, 13th July 2020


Neo-Nazi group led by 13-year-old boy to be banned – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2020 in news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by tracey

‘A neo-Nazi group that was led by a 13-year-old boy from Estonia should be banned as a terrorist organisation, the UK government has announced.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2020


We are facing the ‘decriminalisation of rape’, warns victims’ commissioner – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2020 in criminal justice, news, prosecutions, rape, victims by tracey

‘Rape has effectively been decriminalised as a result of a collapse in prosecutions that has allowed many offenders to escape justice, according to the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2020


‘No DSS’ letting bans ‘ruled unlawful’ by court – BBC News

‘A judge has ruled that blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit are unlawful and discriminatory. The “momentous” court ruling found a single mother-of-two had experienced indirect discrimination when a letting agent refused to rent to her.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2020


High court backs negligence claim of Bangladeshi ship-breaker’s widow – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2020 in Bangladesh, duty of care, negligence, news, ships by tracey

‘A widow whose husband fell eight storeys to his death while breaking up a supertanker in Bangladesh can pursue a negligence claim against Maran (UK), a British company involved in the ship’s sale, according to a high court ruling.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2020


‘More and more’ victims dropping out of prosecutions as court backlog mounts during coronavirus – The Independent

Posted July 14th, 2020 in coronavirus, criminal justice, delay, news, prosecutions, victims by tracey

‘“More and more” victims are dropping out of court cases as delays mount amid an increasing backlog, a leading expert has warned. Dame Vera Baird, the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales, told The Independent changes to hearings caused by the coronavirus pandemic were partly to blame.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2020