Case Comment: Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) [2020] UKSC 48 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Neil Newing and Olivia Flasch who both practice at Signature Litigation, comment upon the decision handed down by the UK Supreme Court in the matter of Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Formerly known as Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd) [2020] UKSC 48. They ask: is the decision a missed opportunity?’

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UKSC Blog, 2nd February 2021


Former trade union strikers challenge convictions at appeal court – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2021 in appeals, criminal justice, employment, industrial action, news, trade unions by sally

‘The actor Ricky Tomlinson is among a group of trade unionists seeking to overturn their criminal convictions arising out of an industrial strike that took place nearly five decades ago.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2021


Influencers told not to use ‘misleading’ beauty filters – BBC News

‘Filters should not be applied to social media adverts if they exaggerate the effect of the product, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2021


Full-Time Law Reporters

Posted February 3rd, 2021 in by sally

‘The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting seeks to recruit Full-Time Law Reporters.

Applicants must be a member of the Bar of England and Wales, or a solicitor on the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.

To apply, send a covering letter and your CV to

Applications close on Monday 15th February 2021.’

Council secures possession order evicting environmental protesters at development site – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has granted the London Borough of Islington a possession order for a development site where protesters are occupying a copse scheduled for destruction.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd February 2021


‘Vulnerability’ added to overriding objective and costs rules – Litigation Futures

‘Taking account of the vulnerability of parties and witnesses is to be added to the overriding objective as well as the factors used to determine the proportionality of costs.’

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Litigation Futures, February 2021


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 3rd, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Income Tax (Indexation) Order 2021

The Airport Byelaws (Designation) Order 2021

The Taxation of Coronavirus Support Payments Regulations 2021

The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2021


Judge refuses to halt eviction of HS2 activists from Euston tunnel – The Guardian

‘An emergency application to the high court by environmental protesters to stop HS2 evicting them from a tunnel close to Euston station because of safety concerns has been rejected by a judge.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 3rd, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Derhalli v Derhalli [2021] EWCA Civ 112 (02 February 2021)

Phones 4U Ltd v EE Ltd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 116 (02 February 2021)

Tinkler v Ferguson & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 18 (01 February 2021)

HMRC v SSE Generation Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 105 (01 February 2021)

Lockett v Minstrell Recruitment Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 102 (01 February 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Charnock v R [2021] EWCA Crim 100 (02 February 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust v Godfrey & Anor (Rev 2) [2021] EWHC 163 (Fam) (29 January 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

OP v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 165 (QB) (01 February 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Municipio De Mariana & Ors v BHP Group PLC & Anor [2021] EWHC 146 (TCC) (29 January 2021)