BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Uber BV & Ors v Aslam & Ors [2021] UKSC 6 (19 February 2021)

Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd v Nautical Challenge Ltd [2021] UKSC 6 (19 February 2021)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Unite the Union v Alec McfAdden [2021] EWCA Civ 199 (19 February 2021)

Pigot v The Environment Agency [2021] EWCA Civ 213 (19 February 2021)

IPCOM GmbH & Co Kg v Vodafone Group Plc & ors [2021] EWCA Civ 205 (19 February 2021)

Leech Homes Ltd v Northumberland County Council [2021] EWCA Civ 198 (19 February 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

KL v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 200 (19 February 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Puharic v Silverbond Enterprises Ltd [2021] EWHC 351 (QB) (19 February 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Amirtharaja & Anor v White & Ano [2021] EWHC 330 (Ch) (19 February 2021)

Docklock Ltd v C Christo & Co Limited [2021] EWHC 308 (Ch) (19 February 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Active Media Services Inc v Burmester, Duncker & Joly GmbH & Co & Ors [2021] EWHC 352 (Comm) (19 February 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Puharic v Silverbond Enterprises Ltd [2021] EWHC 351 (QB) (19 February 2021)

Meng v HSBC Bank Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 342 (QB) (19 February 2021)

Husayn ( Zubaydah) v The Foreign And Commonwealth Office & Ors [2021] EWHC 331 (QB) (19 February 2021)

Sellers v Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth And Development Affairs & Anor [2021] EWHC 358 (QB) (19 February 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Motacus Constructions Ltd v Paolo Castelli SpA [2021] EWHC 356 (TCC) (22 February 2021)

CIS General Insurance Ltd v IBM United Kingdom Ltd [2021] EWHC 347 (TCC) (19 February 2021)


Uber drivers “set for £12k awards” after Supreme Court ruling – Litigation Futures

‘Tens of thousands of Uber drivers could be entitled to £12,000 in compensation, lawyers said today after the Supreme Court ruled they should be classed as workers.’

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Litigation futures, 19th February 2021


European Commission approval for the ‘adequacy’ status of our data protection laws has been welcomed by the government. But is the UK making the wrong choice of regimes? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in brexit, data protection, EC law, news by tracey

‘Last week’s news that the European Commission is to approve the treasured ‘adequacy’ status of UK data protection laws came as a relief to much of the legal sector. Apart from allowing businesses to continue sharing personal data across the EU when the current bridging agreement expires in June, adequacy status also helps with law enforcement and other matters where cross-border co-operation is vital.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd February 2021


City watchdog halts new business at Buy2LetCars – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in financial regulation, financial services ombudsman, news by tracey

‘The City regulator has halted new business at a company that promises bumper returns from a car hire scheme aimed at people with poor credit ratings, prompting a backlash from the firm at the “bizarre” decision.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2021


Fewer than one in six ‘hostile environment’ raids led to deportations – The Guardian

‘Fewer than one in six of more than 44,000 “intelligence-led” Home Office immigration enforcement raids on people’s homes since the introduction of the “hostile environment” policy have resulted in deportations, according to data obtained by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2021


Fly-tipping: Licensing system failing to stop dumping, Panorama finds – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in enforcement, government departments, licensing, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed how the government’s licensing system for waste carriers fails to stop fly-tipping. All businesses that transport and dispose of waste in England have to be licensed with the Environment Agency.
But there are few checks on who gets a licence and BBC Panorama found licensed firms can still be involved in the dumping of rubbish.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2021


Christian group fined £10k for Bulwell car park meet Published15 hours ago – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in Christianity, coronavirus, fines, freedom of movement, news by tracey

‘Police have handed a £10,000 fine to the organiser of a church meet-up in a pub car park.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2021


Brexit: DUP launches court challenge to Northern Ireland protocol – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in brexit, EC law, judicial review, news, Northern Ireland by tracey

‘DUP leader Arlene Foster has launched legal action to challenge the Northern Ireland protocol amid unionist anger over post-Brexit trade disruption. The judicial review proceedings will argue that the new checks on goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland were imposed without the consent of the public.’

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The Independent, 22nd February 2021