BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 18th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Shagang Shipping Company Ltd v HNA Group Company Ltd [2020] UKSC 34 (05 August 2020)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

R v P (Children: Similar Fact Evidence) [2020] EWCA Civ 1088 (18 August 2020)

Walker v Co-Operative Group Ltd & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 1075 (14 August 2020)

Bloomsbury Institute Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v The Office for Students [2020] EWCA Civ 1074 (14 August 2020)

CFH Clearing Ltd v Merrill Lynch International [2020] EWCA Civ 1064 (14 August 2020)

Akram, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1072 (12 August 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ingenious Construction Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue And Customs [2020] EWHC 2255 (Admin) (18 August 2020)

Shaw & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Education [2020] EWHC 2216 (Admin) (14 August 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Cotterell & Anor v Allendale & Anor [2020] EWHC 2234 (Ch) (17 August 2020)

Vucicevic & Anor v Aleksic & Ors [2020] EWHC 2236 (Ch) (14 August 2020)

Rettendon Parish Council v Hart & Ors [2020] EWHC 2221 (Ch) (14 August 2020)

Schwartz v VGV (UK) Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 2227 (Ch) (14 August 2020)

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Rahman [2020] EWHC 2213 (Ch) (14 August 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

KfW v Singal (Costs) [2020] EWHC 2214 (Comm) (18 August 2020)

KfW v Singal [2020] EWHC 2214 (Comm) (18 August 2020)

High Court (Family Division)

Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Ors [2020] EWHC 2235 (Fam) (14 August 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Campbell v Advantage Insurance Company Ltd [2020] EWHC 2210 (QB) (14 August 2020)

Jovicic & Ors v The Serbian Orthodox Church-Serbian Patriarchy [2020] EWHC 2229 (QB) (13 August 2020)

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service v Woods [2020] EWHC 2228 (QB) (13 August 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Jalla & Ors v Royal Dutch Shell Plc & Ors [2020] EWHC 2211 (TCC) (14 August 2020)


Four more Nightingale courts open – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 18th, 2020 in coronavirus, courts, delay, news, solicitors, working time by sally

‘The Law Society has once again urged the government to avoid extending court hours to reduce the justice backlog after four more Nightingale courts opened this week.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th August 2020


An insight into the relevance of insight in misconduct outcomes – UK Police Law Blog

Posted August 18th, 2020 in disciplinary procedures, misfeasance in public office, news, police by sally

‘If a police officer facing professional disciplinary proceedings disputes the misconduct allegations and continues to do so even after a finding of gross misconduct, can the misconduct hearing conclude that that the officer lacks insight and remorse – and impose a higher disciplinary sanction? The case of General Medical Council v Awan [2020] EWHC 1553 (Admin) from the medical regulatory tribunals suggest that such a conclusion should not be reached automatically, although a continued denial of the findings may well be a relevant consideration.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 17th August 2020


Public Inquiries and Survivors: an in-depth look at the JR challenge to the Manchester Arena Inquiry – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 18th, 2020 in human rights, inquests, inquiries, judicial review, news, terrorism, victims by sally

‘A recent decision of the High Court concerning the Manchester Arena Inquiry highlights an interesting question about public inquiries, the role of survivors and the protections offered by the European Convention.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th August 2020


Rent arrears and RROs – Nearly Legal

Posted August 18th, 2020 in landlord & tenant, news, rent, repayment, repossession by sally

‘This is a First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) decision on an application for a Rent Repayment Order (RRO), which unusually deals with the issue of the tenant’s rent arrears.’

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Nearly Legal, 16th August 2020


Domestic abuse worsened in lockdown for two-thirds of survivors, BBC investigation finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 18th, 2020 in coronavirus, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Data uncovered by Panorama showed there was a call relating to domestic abuse every 30 seconds during the first seven weeks of lockdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th August 2020


BSB chief aims to arrange exam resits as soon as possible – Legal Futures

Posted August 18th, 2020 in barristers, complaints, computer programs, examinations, legal education, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is looking to arrange another round of exams well before December, its chief executive has told Legal Futures, as complaints about the online system mount.’

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Legal Futures, 18th August 2020


RSPCA calls for more regulation in pet industry – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2020 in animal cruelty, animals, charities, dogs, news by sally

‘Not all local authorities require dog walkers, trainers and groomers to have qualifications and licences to operate, say the RSPCA, and this can lead to some animals being put at risk.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2020