Rare inquests into UK Covid deaths raise concerns over care failings – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2021 in care homes, coronavirus, inquests, news, reports by sally

‘A series of healthcare failures that could lead to more people dying from Covid-19 were highlighted by a coroner during rare inquests into deaths in the first wave of the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2021

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Principle of finality in litigation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 19th, 2021 in delay, enforcement, judgments, jurisdiction, news, sanctions by sally

‘A judgment made in open court takes effect when it is made and not when it is subsequently sealed. The lapse of time between the making of an order in open court and sealing it may be taken by the unsuccessful party as an opportunity to rehearse legal arguments or to produce new evidence to persuade the court to revisit and amend its order before it is sealed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th January 2021

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Case backlog threatens UK criminal justice system, say inspectors – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2021 in coronavirus, courts, criminal justice, delay, news, prisons, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Urgent action is needed to tackle an “unprecedented backlog” of court cases built up during the pandemic that has “severe implications” for victims, the UK’s four justice chief inspectors have warned.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2021

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Trying to shoot the messenger – Nearly Legal

Posted January 19th, 2021 in abuse of process, barristers, costs, negligence, news, nuisance, repairs, striking out by sally

‘The name of Moorjani may be familiar. We first encountered Mr Moorjani in a judgment transforming the case law on loss of amenity damages in disrepair claims in the Court of Appeal. However, despite the transformation of the law, and the successful appeal, it turns out that for Mr Moorjani that litigation, and indeed his subsequent claim, were actually quite disastrous. We now know this because Mr Moorjani brought a claim against his direct access barrister who acted for him at the county court trial of the original claim. This is the judgment on the defendant’s strike out application in that claim.’

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Nearly Legal, 17th January 2021

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BT faces £600m lawsuit over ‘overcharging’ – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2021 in compensation, consumer protection, elderly, news, telecommunications by sally

‘BT is facing a class action lawsuit over claims it failed to compensate elderly customers who were overcharged for landlines for years.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2021

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Family Division judge sets out future lessons for non-notification cases after dismissing application by local authority – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 19th, 2021 in adoption, disclosure, local government, news, notification, paternity by sally

‘A High Court judge has set out lessons for the future in non-notification cases, after refusing to endorse a local authority’s decision not to disclose the existence of a 10-month-old boy to his father.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th January 2021

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The environmental implications of the Brexit deal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Most UK people’s 2020 Christmas eves were cheered by the news that we had some sort of Brexit deal – here, in all its majesty. Given the deadline for no deal, some deal, however thin, was a good deal better than nothing, with the ill-tempered chaos between the UK and a major trading partner which would have followed from the latter.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th January 2021

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UK’s youngest convicted terrorist can be freed, says Parole Board – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2021 in Islam, news, parole, release on licence, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A man whose conviction aged 15 made him Britain’s youngest terrorist is safe to be freed, despite his key role in a plot to kill police officers, the Parole Board has decided.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2021

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E-scooter rider given ban for drink-driving on Isle of Wight – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2021 in drunk in charge, magistrates, motorcycles, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman is thought to be the first person in the UK to be found guilty of drink-driving while using an e-scooter.’

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BBC News, 18th January 2021

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 19th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (Judicial Offices) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 19th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd v James Kemball Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 33 (18 January 2021)

Aviva Investors Ground Rent GP LTd & Anor v Williams & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 27 (18 January 2021)

Head v The Culver Heating Co Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 34 (18 January 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

HJ v London Borough of Croydon [2021] EWHC 66 (Admin) (18 January 2021)

Gill, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Brent [2021] EWHC 67 (Admin) (18 January 2021)

Wild Justice v Natural Resources Wales [2021] EWHC 35 (Admin) (18 January 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Loveridge v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Islington [2021] EWHC 70 (Ch) (18 January 2021)

Burns v Burns & Ors [2021] EWHC 75 (Ch) (18 January 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2021] EWHC 10 (Comm) (18 January 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

NHS Trust v X (In the matter of X (A Child) (No 2)) [2021] EWHC 65 (Fam) (18 January 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Nimer v United Al Saqer Group LLC & Ors [2021] EWHC 50 (QB) (18 January 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org