Court can order solicitor to attend wasted costs cross-examination – Litigation Futures

Posted March 12th, 2021 in civil procedure rules, costs, courts, cross-examination, news, solicitors by sally

‘The court has the power to require a solicitor to attend court for cross-examination in respect of a wasted costs application, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th March 2021


Sarah Everard: Court challenge over Clapham vigil ban – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2021 in coronavirus, demonstrations, human rights, murder, news, women by sally

‘Organisers of a vigil in response to the disappearance of Sarah Everard are going to the High Court after police said gatherings would be “unlawful”.’

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BBC News, 12th March 2021


Convicted robber jailed for murdering woman he met on dating site – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, recidivists, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted armed robber who strangled, battered and stabbed a woman to death after meeting her on a dating site has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2021


Stonehenge, religious manifestation and the ECHR: Halcrow – Law & Religion UK

‘In Halcrow & Ors v Crown Prosecution Service [2021] EWHC 483 (Admin), Maryam Halcrow, Angel Grace and Lisa Mead were Pagans of various traditions. All three had been convicted by Swindon Magistrates’ Court of entering the stone circle at Stonehenge on 4 February 2018 and 6 May 2018 without reasonable excuse, contrary to regulation 3(h) of the Stonehenge Regulations 1997 and s.19 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, and had been sentenced to a conditional discharge. Their appeal to the Crown Court was dismissed [1 & 2].’

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Law & Religion UK, 11th March 2021


High court rejects bid to extend UK’s EU settlement scheme – The Guardian

‘The high court has rejected a legal bid for an extension to the EU settlement scheme (EUSS), dismissing campaigners’ concerns that those EU residents who fail to apply to remain in the UK before July could face “devastating” consequences, similar to those experienced by the Windrush generation.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2021


New Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 12th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Amendment) Order 2021

The Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2021

The Russia (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Recovery of Costs (Remand to Youth Detention Accommodation) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order 2021

The Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2021

The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021


The UK’s new medicines and medical devices regime – next steps – Mills & Reeve

Posted March 12th, 2021 in chambers articles, enforcement, medicines, news by sally

‘The Medicines and Medical Devices Act has now become law. Much of the legislation simply sets up powers and frameworks for development of the UK’s regulatory system for medicines, veterinary medicines and medical devices. Importantly, Part 4 of the Act introduces a new enforcement regime for medical devices, replacing provisions currently scattered across other legislation.’

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Mills & Reeve, 5th March 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 12th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Republic of Mozambique v Privinvest Shipbuilding SAL (Holding) & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 329 (11 March 2021)

Morley (t/a Morley Estates) v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2021] EWCA Civ 338 (11 March 2021)

Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter [2021] EWCA Civ 339 (11 March 2021)

Begum v Maran (UK) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 326 (10 March 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

William & Ors v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 327 (10 March 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ncube, R (on the application of) v Brighton and Hove City Council [2021] EWHC 578 (Admin) (11 March 2021)

Abbotskerswell Parish Council v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Ors [2021] EWHC 555 (Admin) (11 March 2021)

General Medical Council v Donadio [2021] EWHC 562 (Admin) (10 March 2021)

Halcrow & Anor v Crown Prosecution Service [2021] EWHC 483 (Admin) (10 March 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Uthyavel v Raviraj [2021] EWHC 501 (Ch) (11 March 2021)

Various Claimants v G4S Plc [2021] EWHC 524 (Ch) (10 March 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Regal Seas Maritime SA v Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co Kg (New Hydra) [2021] EWHC 566 (Comm) (11 March 2021)

CVLC Three Carrier Corp & Anor v Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company [2021] EWHC 551 (Comm) (11 March 2021)

Argos Pereira Espana SL & Anor v Athenian Marine Ltd [2021] EWHC 554 (Comm) (10 March 2021)

Navision Shipping AS v Precious Pearls Ltd (mv Mookda Naree) [2021] EWHC 558 (Comm) (10 March 2021)


Judge says recent case shows how exceptional circumstances must be if court is to use its power to dismiss care proceedings without having heard all the evidence – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Court judge has refused applications to dismiss care proceedings at a half-way stage made by a number of people accused of sexual offences against children.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th March 2021


Matthew Topham: Lottery winner sentenced over fatal crash – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2021 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing, suspended sentences, unlawful killing by sally

‘A lottery winner who caused a fatal Christmas Day crash when he took his eyes off the road to find his young son’s teddy bear has avoided jail.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2021