Council defeats appeal over ruling that it did not breach public sector equality duty in possession case – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has dismissed an appeal over a ruling in a housing case that there had been no breach by Slough Borough Council of the public sector equality duty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th January 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 5th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Revenue And Customs v IGE USA Investments Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1716 (Ch) (31 December 2020)

Toorani & Ors v Toorani & Ors [2020] EWHC 3477 (Ch) (23 December 2020)

Yellow Bulldog Ltd v AP & Co Ltd [2020] EWHC 3558 (Ch) (22 December 2020)

Langer v McKeown & Anor [2020] EWHC 3485 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Cranstoun & Anor v Notta [2020] EWHC 3488 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

SSF Realisations Ltd v Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 3521 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Oberman v Collins & Anor [2020] EWHC 3533 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Satfinance Investment Ltd v Athena Art Finance Corp [2020] EWHC 3527 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Minstrell Recruitment Ltd v Lockett & Anor [2020] EWHC 3537 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Leite v Amicorp (UK) Ltd [2020] EWHC 3560 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Taylor v Slough Borough Council [2020] EWHC 3520 (Ch) (21 December 2020)

Potamianos v Prescott & Anor [2020] EWHC 3465 (Ch) (18 December 2020)

Secretary of State for Business Energy And Industrial Strategy v Evans & Anor [2020] EWHC 3519 (Ch) (18 December 2020)

The Law Society v Dua & Anor [2020] EWHC 3528 (Ch) (18 December 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Norfolk County Council v Durrant [2020] EWHC 3590 (QB) (30 December 2020)

S (A Child) v TikTok Inc. & Ors [2020] EWHC 3589 (QB) (30 December 2020)

Magee & Anor v Derbyshire Police [2020] EWHC 3569 (QB) (23 December 2020)

Onwude v Dyer & Ors (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 3577 (QB) (23 December 2020)

Mosley v Associated Newspapers Limited [2020] EWHC 3545 (QB) (22 December 2020)

Rollingson v Hollingsworth & Ors [2020] EWHC 3568 (QB) (22 December 2020)

Toombes v Mitchell [2020] EWHC 3506 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Finch, R (On the Application of) v Surrey County Council [2020] EWHC 3559 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Moorjani v Kilcoyne (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 3463 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Owen v Galgey & Ors [2020] EWHC 3546 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Day v Chivers [2020] EWHC 3522 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Sicri v Associated Newspapers Ltd (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 3541 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Northwood Solihull Ltd v Fearn & Ors [2020] EWHC 3538 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Surrey County Council v NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group [2020] EWHC 3550 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Aspire Luxury Homes (Eversley) Ltd v Hart District Council [2020] EWHC 3529 (QB) (21 December 2020)

Bukhari v Bukhari [2020] EWHC 3469 (QB) (21 December 2020)

HM Solicitor General v Ellis [2020] EWHC 3505 (QB) (18 December 2020)

Manetta v De Filippo [2020] EWHC 3460 (QB) (18 December 2020)

Abbey Properties Cambridgeshire Ltd v East Cambridgeshire District Council [2020] EWHC 3502 (QB) (18 December 2020)

Butt & Ors v D’Amato [2020] EWHC 3479 (QB) (18 December 2020)


Court denies relief for costs default during first lockdown – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, costs, law firms, negligence, news, personal injuries, time limits by sally

‘A litigant in a personal injury claim has been penalised for not contesting a costs bill within the allotted time, despite his representatives pleading that their work was affected by the first lockdown.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th January 2021


Research lays bare gender disparities in publicly funded advocacy – Legal Futures

Posted January 5th, 2021 in barristers, equality, legal aid, news, queen's counsel, remuneration, reports, women by sally

‘There are “significant gender disparities” in barristers’ access to work and pay across both criminal and civil publicly funded work, research by a circuit judge has found.’

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Legal Futures, 5th January 2021


Strangling: Calls for a new non-fatal strangulation offence – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2021 in assault, bills, coercive & controlling behaviour, domestic violence, news by sally

‘There will be a fresh move later to make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence in England and Wales as the House of Lords debates an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2021


Courts stay open as England plunged back into lockdown – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, courts, juries, legal profession, news, regulations by sally

‘Courts will remain open during the new Covid-19 restrictions applying across England, the government confirmed last night. Guidelines state that reasonable excuses for leaving home during lockdown include fulfilment of legal obligations, such as attending court as a lawyer or jury member, or to carry out activities relating to buying, selling or letting a home.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th January 2021


Local authority secures compliance with High Court injunction to restore plot of land to open countryside – Local Government Lawyer

‘Buckinghamshire Council last month secured compliance with a High Court injunction to restore land to open countryside.’

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Local Government Lawyer, January 2021


Boy guilty over Oxford Street racist coronavirus attack – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, grievous bodily harm, hate crime, news, racism, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of racially attacking a Singaporean student who was told “I don’t want your coronavirus in our country”.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2021