Limitation period for a tortious claim: when does it end? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted April 12th, 2021 in construction industry, contracts, damages, limitations, negligence, news, time limits by tracey

‘Some breaches of contract do not become apparent until many years have passed. This is especially true where the result is a defect. Recently, our colleague Charlotte Mears blogged on limitation periods under contract. But what happens after the limitation period under a contract has expired? This blog explores the extent to which an answer lies in tort focusing on the tort of negligence.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog , 7th April 2021


New Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 12th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 and 102 (Social Security Contributions, Intermediaries) (Appointed Day) Order 2021

The Judicial Pensions (Fee-Paid Judges) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Specified Diseases (Notification and Control) (Amendment, etc.) (England) Order 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2021

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Change of Expiry Date) Regulations 2021

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Conversion of Civil Partnership and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 12) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Information for Passengers) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

The National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure (Designated Institution in Further Education and Revocations) Order 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Local Authority Enforcement Powers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Official Controls (Exemptions from Controls at Border Control Posts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 12th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Adams v Options UK Personal Pensions LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 474 (01 April 2021)

A, B And C (Children), Re [2021] EWCA Civ 451 (01 April 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Isbilen vTurk & Ors [2021] EWHC 854 (Ch) (09 April 2021)

889 Trading Limited v Clydesdale Bank Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 850 (Ch) (09 April 2021)

Official Receiver v Obaigbena [2021] EWHC 852 (Ch) (08 April 2021)

Bockenfield Aerodrome Ltd & Anor v Scott Clarehugh [2021] EWHC 848 (Ch) (07 April 2021)

Lin v Gudmundsson & Ors [2021 EWHC 820 (Ch) (06 April 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Arani & Ors v Cordic Group Ltd [2021] EWHC 829 (Comm) (07 April 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Mustard v Flower & Ors [2021] EWHC 846 (QB) (12 April 2021)

Green v Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd (t/a Betfred) [2021] EWHC 842 (QB) (07 April 2021)


Rare appeal allowed over refusal by judge to adjourn final care hearing – Local Government Lawyer

‘A mother’s appeal of a decision by a family judge not to adjourn an imminent final hearing in care proceedings has been allowed in a “rare” case before the Court of Appeal.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th April 2021


‘Census’ for barristers due to launch to help shape profession’s priorities – The Bar Council

Posted April 12th, 2021 in barristers, consultations, news by tracey

‘Barristers in England and Wales will be invited to play their part in shaping the way their representative body, the Bar Council, supports the profession’s needs by completing a survey about their working lives.’

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The Bar Council, 8th April 2021


Ban on unsolicited approaches ‘hits access to justice’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 12th, 2021 in codes of practice, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘The blanket ban on solicitors making unsolicited approaches to clients could act as a barrier to access to justice, according to a solicitor campaigning for a relaxation of the rule. Tobias Haynes, a dispute resolution specialist at Midlands firm Martin Kaye Solicitors, last week opened an online petition for solicitors to be allowed to contact potential clients by email or letter.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th April 2021


Landmark report calls for stop-and-search filming – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Police officers should switch on body-worn cameras whenever they think they might need to stop and search someone, in order to help rebuild trust in the community, the government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has told the prime minister in a landmark report.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th April 2021


Dozens of asylum seekers moved to Napier Barracks despite warnings of ‘unsuitable’ accommodation – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2021 in asylum, government departments, housing, immigration, mental health, news by tracey

‘Dozens of asylum seekers have been moved to Napier Barracks despite concerns from health officials and government watchdogs about its suitability and an ongoing court case into the legality of such housing. Charities and lawyers are concerned that vulnerable people are being wrongly placed in the army camp in Kent, after it emerged one man with severe mental health problems was almost moved to the site “in error”.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2021


Police cannot tackle all Covid breaches as crime returns to pre-pandemic levels, senior officer warns – The Independent

Posted April 12th, 2021 in burglary, coronavirus, criminal justice, news, police, theft, violence by tracey

‘Police will not be able to respond to all breaches of coronavirus restrictions as crime rises towards pre-pandemic levels, a senior officer has warned.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2021


Security services and police to face questions over London Bridge attacker – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2021 in inquests, intelligence services, news, police, recidivists, rehabilitation, terrorism by tracey

‘The security services and police are to face questions over whether they missed the chance to stop a convicted terrorist out on licence with an electronic tag who stabbed two people to death. On Monday, the inquests open into the deaths of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23, who were killed in the November 2019 attack at Fishmongers hall, near London Bridge at a prisoner rehabilitation conference.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2021