Enforcing an adjudicator’s decision where no order for payment – Practical Law Construction Blog

‘Much has been written on the Supreme Court case of Bresco v Lonsdale and it has most recently been relied on by a party in the adjudication enforcement case of WRW Construction Ltd v Datblygau Davies Developments Ltd. However, as will be discussed in this blog, it was of limited assistance.’

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Practical Law Construction Blog, 28th July 2020

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High Court provides clarity on third-party access to court documents – OUT-LAW.com

‘The English High Court has refused to give access to court documents on the basis that doing so would not advance the principles of open justice.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th July 2020

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Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants: further blurring boundaries in employment status? – by Anna Williams – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In a judgment handed down on 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court reversed the decisions of Nicola Davies J (as she then was) and a unanimous Court of Appeal, allowing the appeal on the ground that no vicarious liability can lie for the acts of an independent contractor: Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants (“Barclays”).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th July 2020

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Commercial sets join forces to launch mentoring scheme – Litigation Futures

Posted July 29th, 2020 in barristers, diversity, equality, news by tracey

‘Six leading commercial sets have joined forces to launch a mentoring scheme aimed at people from groups which are underrepresented at the commercial Bar.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th July 2020

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Barrister tribunal chair was ‘worker’, judge rules – Legal Futures

Posted July 29th, 2020 in barristers, employment, employment tribunals, holiday pay, news by tracey

‘A barrister who sits as a tribunal chair for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a “worker” and entitled to holiday pay, an employment tribunal has ruled, opening the door to thousands of other claims.’

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Legal Futures, 29th July 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Consultation to update Victorian-era transfer of ownership rules – Law Commission

Posted July 29th, 2020 in consultations, Law Commission, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today [27 July 2020] launched a consultation on draft legislation to reform Victorian-era rules which still apply to consumers today.’

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Law Commission, 27th July 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Government consults on extending the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 – Family Law

‘Government consults on extending the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.’

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Family Law, 28th July 2020

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

New limits on compensation fund to save costs – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Maximum payments to clients of dishonest solicitors are to be slashed from £2m to £500,000 as part of measures to reduce the financial burden on the profession, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has announced.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th July 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Parental Alienation: the enigma of family law – Family Law Week

Posted July 29th, 2020 in children, families, family courts, news, parental rights by tracey

‘Ian McArdle, barrister of Atlantic Chambers, Liverpool, calls for an agreed definition of “parental alienation”.’

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Family Law Week, 24th July 2020

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Non-molestation orders: Valid Service in the time of Coronavirus (Part 2) – Family Law Week

‘Rachel Cooper and Michael Horton from Coram Chambers further consider the service of non-molestation orders in the time of Covid-19.’

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Family Law Week, 27th July 2020

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Coronavirus: Police issue just one fine for travel quarantine breach, figures show – The Independent

‘Police have fined just one person over breaching quarantine rules for people arriving from foreign countries, new figures for England and Wales show.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2020

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Depp libel trial reveals problems of proof in domestic violence cases – The Guardian

‘Despite being a libel case, Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Another felt more like a criminal trial at the Old Bailey, or a domestic violence hearing in the family courts.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2020

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Ofgem takes action on ‘unscrupulous’ UK energy brokers – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2020 in care homes, charities, consumer protection, energy, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Regulators’ plans aim to stop energy brokers overcharging small businesses and local bodies including care homes.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2020

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‘Radical’ reform needed for police to cope with modern crime and security threats, report finds – The Independent

Posted July 29th, 2020 in criminal justice, news, police, reports, statistics by tracey

‘“Radical” reform is needed for police to be able to cope with modern crime and security threats, a report has said.’

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The Independent, 29th August 2020

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 29th, 2020 in financial regulation, legislation by tracey

Finance Act 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 29th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Progress Power (Gas Fired Power Station) (Amendment) Order 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 29th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Organic Grape Spirit Ltd v Nueva IQT, SL [2020] EWCA Civ 999 (28 July 2020)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Labinjo-Halcrow v R. [2020] EWCA Crim 951 (28 July 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Danfelds & Anor v General Prosecutor’s Office, Latvia [2020] EWHC 2042 (Admin) (28 July 2020)

Dalton, R (On the Application Of) v The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) [2020] EWHC 2013 (Admin) (27 July 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pengelly v Business Mortgage Finance 4 Plc [2020] EWHC 2002 (Ch) (28 July 2020)

Lewis v Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1975 (Ch) (28 July 2020)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v Barclays Bank Plc & Ors [2020] EWHC 2001 (Ch) (27 July 2020)

Wynne-Finch & Ors v Natural Resources Body for Wales [2020] EWHC 1924 (Ch) (27 July 2020)

London Capital & Finance Plc v London Capital Marketing Ltd [2020] EWHC 2028 (Ch) (27 July 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Blockchain Optimization SA & Anor v LFE Market Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 2027 (Comm) (28 July 2020)

Sea Master Shipping Inc v Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2030 (Comm) (28 July 2020)

Nautica Marine Ltd v Trafigura Trading LLC (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 1986 (Comm) (28 July 2020)

Axa S.A. v Genworth Financial International Holdings, Llc & Ors [2020] EWHC 2024 (Comm) (27 July 2020)

High Court (Family Division)

AB v AN & Anor [2020] EWHC 2048 (Fam) (28 July 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Create Financial Management LLP v Lee & Anor [2020] EWHC 2046 (QB) (28 July 2020)

Sivaji v Ministry of Defence [2020] EWHC 2006 (QB) (27 July 2020)

Brentwood Borough Council v Thursting & Ors [2020] EWHC 2040 (QB) (27 July 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org