New Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 30th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Football Spectators (2020 UEFA European Championship Control Period) Order 2021

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2021

The Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2021

The Financial Reporting Council (Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 30th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Stronge, R (On the Application Of) v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2021] EWHC 766 (Admin) (29 March 2021)

Donegan & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd [2021] EWHC 760 (Admin) (29 March 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Swatch AG v Apple Inc [2021] EWHC 719 (Ch) (29 March 2021)

Mapara & Ors v Demetriou [2021] EWHC 764 (Ch) (29 March 2021)

Ware v Ware [2021] EWHC 694 (Ch) (29 March 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

BHX v GRX & Anor [2021] EWHC 770 (QB) (29 March 2021)


Remote hearing “did not stop witness admitting he had lied” – Litigation Futures

Posted March 30th, 2021 in coronavirus, deceit, news, probate, remote hearings, wills, witnesses by tracey

‘Holding a trial over the validity of a will remotely may have helped a witness admit that the contents of his affidavit were not true, the High Court has suggested.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th March 2021


CPS drops more than half of its private prosecutions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 30th, 2021 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, private prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service discontinued more than half of the private prosecutions referred to it in a year, figures seen by the Gazette reveal.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th March 2021


Nottingham men jailed for abusing vulnerable teenage girls – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing three vulnerable teenage girls.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2021


Home Office ‘presenting opinion as fact’ on immigration issues, lawyers warn – The Independent

‘Prominent barristers have accused the Home Office of misleading the public on immigration issues in the UK in breach of the civil service code and equating “child rapists” with “failed asylum seekers”.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2021


Thousands of EU children face ‘cliff edge’ as still without post-Brexit status three months before deadline – The Independent

Posted March 30th, 2021 in brexit, children, families, immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘Thousands of European children living in care in the UK face becoming undocumented within months as only one in four has been granted post-Brexit immigration status, data reveals.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2021


Crown court backlog has reached ‘crisis levels’, report warns – The Guardian

‘The backlog of crown court cases in England and Wales has reached “crisis levels”, with the increased remand population likely to disproportionately impact children and young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, a parliamentary committee has warned.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2021


GHB: Killer drug to be made a Class B substance – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2021 in drug offences, murder, news, rape, robbery, sexual offences by tracey

‘A drug used in attacks by the UK’s most prolific rapist and the serial killer Stephen Port will be reclassified.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2021