Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 1st, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2021

The Organic Control (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers and Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Prosecution of Offences (Custody Time Limits) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Merchant Shipping (Counting and Registration of Persons on Board Passenger Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Airports (Designation) (Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Asylum Support (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency Trading Fund (Revocation) Order 2021

The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 1st, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure v Ashloch Ltd & Anor (Rev 2) [2021] EWCA Civ 90 (29 January 2021)

Noble Chartering Inc v Priminds Shipping Hong Kong Co Ltd “Tai Prize” [2021] EWCA Civ 87 (28 January 2021)

Monkhill Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 74 (28 January 2021)

T and R, Re (Refusal of Placement Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 71 (28 January 2021)

Finch v Baker [2021] EWCA Civ 72 (28 January 2021)

Revenue and Customs v News Corp UK & Ireland Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 91 (28 January 2021)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v FWF & Anor, R (On the Application Of) [2021] EWCA Civ 88 (28 January 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Thacker & Ors, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 97 (29 January 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Democracy Newham Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Newham [2021] EWHC 150 (Admin) (29 January 2021)

Harvey v Director of Public Prosecutions [2021] EWHC 147 (Admin) (29 January 2021)

Ladkin, R (On the Application Of) v Independent Office for Police Conduct [2021] EWHC 122 (Admin) (29 January 2021)

Gifford-Hull v Parole Board for England And Wales [2021] EWHC 128 (Admin) (28 January 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Manton & Ors v Manton [2021] EWHC 125 (Ch) (29 January 2021)

Morrell & Ors v Morrell & Ors [2021] EWHC 117 (Ch) (29 January 2021)

La Micro Group (UK) Ltd & Anor v La Micro Group Inc & Ors [2021] EWHC 140 (Ch) (29 January 2021)

DeepOcean I UK Ltd & Ors, Re [2021] EWHC 138 (Ch) (28 January 2021)

Broomhead v National Westminster Bank PLC & Anor [2021] EWHC 105 (Ch) (28 January 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Ferand Business Corporation & Ors v Maritime Investments Holdings Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 40 (Comm) (29 January 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Coloplast A/S v Salts Healthcare [2021] EWHC 107 (Pat) (26 January 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Haviland v The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 143 (QB) (29 January 2021)

Kasem v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 136 (QB) (28 January 2021)

Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2021] EWHC 139 (QB) (28 January 2021)

Corbyn v Evans [2021] EWHC 130 (QB) (27 January 2021)


Public open spaces and development – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 1st, 2021 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning by tracey

‘The conflict between the need for open spaces for recreation and the availability of land for residential development has resulted in another interesting Court of Appeal decision, writes Christopher Cant.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th January 2021


Covid hits numbers at the Bar and starting pupillages – Legal Futures

Posted February 1st, 2021 in barristers, coronavirus, diversity, equality, news, pilot schemes, pupillage, racism, statistics by tracey

‘Covid has flattened the number of new practising barristers and hit pupillages hard, but there was a sharp rise in the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, new figures have shown.’

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Legal Futures, 1st February 2021


An introduction to the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa – Home Office

Posted February 1st, 2021 in China, colonies, government departments, Hong Kong, immigration, press releases, visas by tracey

‘This leaflet provides the key points of the Hong Kong BN(O) visa, including who can apply, how to apply, costs and eligibility requirements.’

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Home Office, 31st January 2021


New rules for legal practice: guidance for legal professionals – Family Law

‘The Ministry of Justice has published a page on the website bringing together guidance for legal professionals on the new rules for various areas of legal practice.’

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Family Law, 28th January 2021


Over 30 years of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme – Attorney General’s Office

Posted February 1st, 2021 in appeals, criminal justice, press releases, sentencing, victims by tracey

‘For over 30 years the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme has helped victims of crime get justice. The scheme was launched in 1989 following public outcry over a series of controversial sentencing decisions, including the 1986 “Ealing vicarage rape” case where 21-year-old Jill Saward was raped by burglars at her father’s vicarage.’

Attorney General’s Office, 1st February 2021


Bar misconduct sanctions under review – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Bar Standards Board said it is reviewing its sanction guidance amid claims that barristers found to have committed sexual misconduct are treated too leniently. At a media briefing, the regulator said guidance is currently under review and it is considering the “whole range of sanctions” for professional misconduct, alongside the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Services (BTAS).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th January 2021


Home Office put refugees in barracks after fears better housing would ‘undermine confidence’ in system – The Independent

‘The Home Office placed hundreds of asylum seekers in controversial military barracks following fears that better accommodation would “undermine confidence” in the system, internal documents reveal.’

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The Independent, 31st January 2021


Family wins lawsuit against NHS trust over woman’s decomposed body – The Guardian

‘The family of a woman whom they suspect was killed has won a lawsuit against a health trust that allowed her body to decompose to the point that experts were unable to rule out third-party involvement in the death in a first-of-its kind ruling.’

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The Independent, 29th January 2021


UK government use of Henry VIII clauses to be challenged in court – The Guardian

Posted February 1st, 2021 in brexit, EC law, judicial review, news, parliament, state aids, statute law revision by tracey

‘A government move to change state aid rules after Brexit without a vote in parliament is being challenged in court, with a legal campaign group warning the manoeuvre could lead to a similar lack of scrutiny in areas such as workers’ rights and environmental protections.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2021


Stansted 15: Activists who stopped migrant deportation flight have convictions overturned – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2021 in airports, appeals, demonstrations, deportation, human rights, immigration, news, trespass by tracey

‘A group of activists who stopped a deportation flight leaving Stansted airport have had their convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2021


Ministers move to stop backbench revolt over UK courts’ role in genocide rulings – The Guardian

‘The government is seeking to fend off a backbench revolt over China by giving the foreign affairs select committee new powers to investigate whether a country is so clearly breaching human rights that the UK should not agree to a free trade deal with it.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2021