Civil law, religion and marriage in the United Kingdom: a long read – Law & Religion UK

‘This began as a handout for the Cardiff LLM in Canon Law: it’s about the law on the formation of marriage – “weddings law” – rather than matrimonial law more generally.’

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Law & Religion UK, 11th November 2020


New Act –

Posted November 13th, 2020 in agriculture, legislation by tracey

Agriculture Act 2020


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted November 13th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Consumer Credit (Enforcement, Default and Termination Notices) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Cyber (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (No. 2) Order 2020

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020

The Education (Exemption from School and Further Education Institutions Inspections) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Tobacco Products Duty (Alteration of Rates) Order 2020

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (No. 5) Order 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 13th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mousavi-Khalkali v Abrishamchi & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 1493 (12 November 2020)

K (Children: Placement Orders), Re [2020] EWCA (Civ) 1503 (12 November 2020)

Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWCA Civ 1487 (11 November 2020)

XXX v Camden London Borough Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1468 (11 November 2020)

AB Volvo (Publ) & Ors v Ryder Ltd & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 1475 (11 November 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Ors [2020] EWHC 3050 (Admin) (13 November 2020)

Hawkhurst Parish Council, R (On the Application Of) v Tunbridge Wells Borough Council [2020] EWHC 3019 (Admin) (11 November 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Official Receiver v Duckett [2020] EWHC 3016 (Ch) (13 November 2020)

DSA Investments Inc (A Company Registered Under the Laws of the British Virgin Islands) v Optima Worldwide Group PLC & Ors [2020] EWHC 2770 (Ch) (12 November 2020)

Mistral Asset Finance Ltd v Registrar of Companies & Anor [2020] EWHC 3027 (Ch) (12 November 2020)

High Court (Family Division)

Z, Re (A Child: Deprivation of Liberty: Transition Plan) [2020] EWHC 3038 (Fam) (12 November 2020)

IC v RC [2020] EWHC 2997 (Fam) (12 November 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Napag Trading Ltd & Ors v Gedi Gruppo Editoriale SPA & Anor [2020] EWHC 3034 (QB) (13 November 2020)

Kamara v Builder Depot Ltd [2020] EWHC 3046 (QB) (12 November 2020)

Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v CJSC KazSubton & Ors [2020] EWHC 2957 (QB) (12 November 2020)

Ameyaw v McGoldrick & Ors [2020] EWHC 3035 (QB) (12 November 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

RGB Plastering Ltd v TAWE Drylining and Plastering Ltd [2020] EWHC 3028 (TCC) (13 November 2020)


FCA pursues Gavin Woodhouse’s ex-business partner in high court – The Guardian

‘The former business partner of the disgraced entrepreneur Gavin Woodhouse is being pursued by the Financial Conduct Authority in the high court over alleged links to care home investments in which investors appear to “have lost at least £30m”.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2020


Met police told 40% of recruits must be from BAME backgrounds – The Guardian

‘Britain’s biggest police force must hire 40% of new recruits from ethnic minority backgrounds, while officers will have to justify stop and search to community panels under new plans designed to quell the race crisis engulfing Scotland Yard.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2020


Met Police traffic stops to be reviewed as part of Action Plan – BBC News

‘Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for police traffic stops to be reviewed to look at whether black people are disproportionately affected by some police tactics.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2020


Asylum seekers crossing Channel face ‘inhumane treatment’, observers say – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2020 in asylum, detention, government departments, health, immigration, news, standards by tracey

‘Independent monitors say migrants arriving at Dover are moved with untreated injuries amid serious documentation errors.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2020


Sacked Treasury adviser settles unfair dismissal claim – BBC News

‘A special advisor who was escorted out of Downing Street by police after a confrontation with Dominic Cummings has settled her unfair dismissal claim.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2020