Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 1st, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments (Revocation) Regulations 2021

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2021

The Civil Liability Act 2018 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2021

The Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Official Controls and Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

The Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2021

The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2019) Regulations 2021

The Airports Slot Allocation (Alleviation of Usage Requirements) Regulations 2021

The High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) (Fees for Requests for Planning Approval) Regulations 2021

The Motor Fuel (Composition and Content) and the Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations 2021


‘Failure to remove’ claims – the decision in HXA v Surrey County Council – Local Government Lawyer

‘Paul Stagg analyses an important decision this month on “failure to remove” claims and also summarises the other case law to date, before looking at pending cases and the likely way forward to the higher courts.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th February 2021


High Court rejects application by mother to prevent local authority from imposing vaccinations on child in foster care – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has rejected a mother’s application, supported by the father, to prevent a local authority from imposing a programme of vaccinations on a child in foster care without their consent.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th February 2021


High Court: Covid self-employed support scheme does not unlawfully discriminate against women – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (The Motherhood Plan and Anor) v HM Treasury [2021] EWHC 309 (Admin). In a judgment handed down on 17 February 2021, the High Court has ruled that the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (“the Scheme”) introduced during the coronavirus pandemic does not indirectly discriminate against self-employed women who have taken a period of leave relating to maternity or pregnancy in the last three tax years.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 26th February 2021


Unhappy judges not as dissatisfied as they were, research shows – Litigation Futures

Posted March 1st, 2021 in government departments, judges, judiciary, news, statistics by tracey

‘Judges are a bit happier in their jobs than they were five years ago but feel seriously undervalued by the government, the latest judicial attitude survey has revealed.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st March 2021


New laws to protect victims added to Domestic Abuse Bill – Home Office

‘A raft of new amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill will be presented, providing greater protections for victims and further clamping down on perpetrators.’

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Home Office, 1st March 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 1st, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Begum, R. (on the application of) v Special Immigration Appeals Commission & Anor [2021] UKSC 7 (26 February 2021)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Bhamani & Ors v Sattar & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 243 (26 February 2021)

Page v Lord Chancellor & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 254 (26 February 2021)

Independent Workers Union of Great Britain, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 260 (26 February 2021)

Page v NHS Trust Development Authority [2021] EWCA Civ 255 (26 February 2021)

Open Spaces Society v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2021] EWCA Civ 241 (25 February 2021)

Butters & Anor v Hayes [2021] EWCA Civ 252 (25 February 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Patel & Ors, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 231 (25 February 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Chechev & Anor v Prosecutor’s Office In Kardzhali, Bulgaria & Anor [2021] EWHC 427 (Admin) (26 February 2021)

SM, R (On the Application Of) v Bail for Immigration Detainees [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin) (25 February 2021)

Zelenko v Prosecutor General of the Republic of Latvia [2021] EWHC 366 (Admin) (24 February 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Davey & Anor v Bailey & Ors [2021] EWHC 445 (Ch) (26 February 2021)

Jones & Pyle Developments Ltd v Rymell [2021] EWHC 385 (Ch) (26 February 2021)

Capitol Records & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 409 (Ch) (25 February 2021)

Young Turks Recordings Ltd & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 410 (Ch) (25 February 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

PCP Capital Partners LLP & Anor v Barclays Bank PLC [2021] EWHC 307 (Comm) (26 February 2021)

ABN Amro Bank NV v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 442 (Comm) (26 February 2021)

Rockliffe Hall Ltd v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd [2021] EWHC 412 (Comm) (25 February 2021)

Allianz Global Investors GmbH & Ors v Barclays Bank Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 399 (Comm) (25 February 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

AB v CD [2021] EWHC 375 (Fam) (25 February 2021)

The London Borough of X v Y (Deprivation of Liberty in Scotland) [2021] EWHC 440 (Fam) (23 February 2021)


Police boss wants to trial giving cannabis to prisoners – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2021 in drug abuse, drug offences, medicines, news, police, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘Prisoners should be given cannabis to help deal with addiction problems and tackle violence, according to a police and crime commissioner (PCC) in Wales.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2021


Women earn two-thirds less than men in top finance roles – report – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2021 in banking, equality, news, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Female directors at the UK’s largest financial services firms earn on average two-thirds less than their male counterparts, new research shows, underlining the pay gap that still exists between men and women at the highest levels in the financial sector.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2021


Rogue landlord told to pay back £739,000 over illegal London housing – The Guardian

‘A rogue landlord who operated illegal rooming houses in London has been told to pay back £739,000 in illicit earnings or face jail, in one of the biggest confiscation orders of its kind, the council that investigated the case has said.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2021


High court dismisses case on ‘failure to give guidance on prioritising patients’ – The Independent

‘A legal challenge to the government’s alleged failure to issue national guidance on how to prioritise patients during the Covid-19 pandemic has been dismissed by the High Court.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2021


Non-fatal strangulation to carry five years in prison under reforms – The Guardian

‘Ministers will make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence punishable by five years’ imprisonment following pressure from campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2021