New Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 26th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 26th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Rittson-Thomas & Ors v Oxfordshire County Council [2021] UKSC 13 (23 April 2021)

Burnett v International Insurance Company of Hanover Ltd (Scotland) [2021] UKSC 12 (23 April 2021)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Zurich Insurance PLC v Niramax Group Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 590 (23 April 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Plaku & Ors v The Queen [2021] EWCA Crim 568 (23 April 2021)

Chipunza v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 597 (23 April 2021)

Hamilton & Ors v Post Office Ltd [2021] EWCA Crim 577 (23 April 2021)

Umerji, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 598 (23 April 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Dumitrache v Prosecutor of the Republic Attached to the Court of Pordenone, Italy [2021] EWHC 958 (Admin) (23 April 2021)

Swainsthorpe Parish Council, R (On the Application Of) v Norfolk County Council [2021] EWHC 1014 (Admin) (23 April 2021)

Howard, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1023 (Admin) (23 April 2021)

Moss v Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames [2021] EWHC 1032 (Admin) (23 April 2021)

Manchester City Council v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2021] EWHC 858 (Admin) (23 April 2021)

Elkundi & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Birmingham City Council [2021] EWHC 1024 (Admin) (23 April 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Jackson v Ayles & Ors [2021] EWHC 995 (Ch) (23 April 2021)

Miles & Anor v Shearer [2021] EWHC 1000 (Ch) (23 April 2021)

Ahmed & Anor v Ahmed [2021] EWHC 1021 (Ch) (23 April 2021)

Baker (Liquidator of TMG Brokers Limited) v Staines & Anor [2021] EWHC 1006 (Ch) (23 April 2021)

Darty Holdings SAS v Carton-Kelly [2021] EWHC 1018 (Ch) (23 April 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Robertson & Anor v Bembridge Harbour Improvements Company Ltd (MY ‘Tangent’) [2021] EWHC 1025 (Comm) (23 April 2021)

Kelly & Anor v Baker & Anor [2021] EWHC 964 (Comm) (23 April 2021)

Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse S.A. v International Bank of St. Petersburg (Joint-Stock Company) [2021] EWHC 1039 (Comm) (23 April 2021)

Dynasty Company for Oil and Gas Trading Ltd v Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq & Anor [2021] EWHC 952 (Comm) (23 April 2021)

Goshawk Aviation Ltd & Ors v Terra Aviation Network S.A.S. & Ors [2021] EWHC 1029 (Comm) (23 April 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

AC v NC [2021] EWHC 946 (Fam) (21 April 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Ralcon Research LLC & Anor v Ctavis Group PTC EHF & Ors [2021] EWHC 1026 (Pat) (23 April 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Compagnie Des Grands Hotels D’Afrique SA v Purdy & Anor [2021] EWHC 1031 (QB) (23 April 2021)

Antuzis & Ors v DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 971 (QB) (23 April 2021)

Shelley v Estate of Mr Christopher Trevor Norman [2021] EWHC 975 (QB) (23 April 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Dana UK Axle Ltd v Freudenberg FST GmbH [2021] EWHC 1027 (TCC) (23 April 2021)


Council wins Supreme Court appeal over claim of £1.2m from heirs of school benefactor – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has allowed Oxfordshire County Council’s appeal in a case in which a family said the sale of school land worth £1.2m, which was gifted to the council by their late family member, was unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2021


No overlap between substance and jurisdictional issues – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 26th, 2021 in contracts, enforcement, housing, jurisdiction, local government, news by tracey

‘Clare Mendelle and James Goldthorpe examine the implications of Ex Novo Limited v MPS Housing Limited [2020] EWHC 3804 (TCC)].’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd April 2021


Judges call for probe of discrimination in the judiciary – Litigation Futures

‘A group of serving judges has called on the justice select committee to conduct a “wholly independent audit” of discrimination in the judiciary.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th April 2021


Judge criticises firm’s failures in defending solicitor’s dismissal claim – Legal Futures

‘A conveyancing solicitor has won her unfair dismissal and discrimination claim against a well-known Essex law firm by default after it filed its defence two days late.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2021


Draft Bill for transfer of ownership rules published by Law Commission – Law Commission

Posted April 26th, 2021 in bills, consumer protection, Law Commission, press releases, sale of goods by tracey

‘The Law Commission has today published a draft Bill that would introduce new rules into the Consumer Rights Act 2015 about the transfer of ownership under contracts for the sale of goods between a trader and a consumer.’

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Law Commission, 23rd April 2021


Cheshire couple jailed for sexual abuse that Judge says ‘ruined victims’ lives’ – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A couple have been jailed for sexually abusing three young girls after a judge at Chester Crown Court said they had ruined their victims’ lives.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st April 2021


JR reform backlash intensifies – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Widespread relief that the panel tasked with conducting an independent review of administrative law did not recommend wholesale reform of judicial review proved short-lived when the lord chancellor revealed that the report was just a “starting point”. It quickly became apparent that the government wants to go much further than Lord Faulks’ recommendations.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th April 2021


Departing from Equality in Farming Divorces – Family Law Week

‘Nichola Bright, Senior Associate at Myerson, explains some of the difficulties inherent in divorces involving agricultural assets.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd April 2021


Law firm takes up case of nurse fined £10,000 for 1% pay protest – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2021 in coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, law firms, news, nurses, police, remuneration by tracey

‘One of the UK’s biggest police forces is refusing to back down after being accused of wrongly issuing a £10,000 fine to a nurse who was protesting over the government’s 1% pay rise for NHS workers, reigniting concern over new powers to inhibit protest.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2021


Home Office unlawfully refused Windrush citizens status over minor criminal records, High Court rules – The Independent

‘Windrush victims have been unlawfully denied British citizenship on the grounds of minor criminal records, the High Court has ruled. In a judgement handed down on Friday, the Home Office was found to have wrongly imposed the “good character” requirement on Windrush cases, which led to people who have been in Britain for decades being refused citizenship on the basis of minor convictions.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2021


New inquiry to be launched into civil servants taking second jobs – The Guardian

‘A new inquiry will be launched into civil servants taking second jobs, likely leading to officials facing tougher scrutiny after the Greensill scandal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2021


EU countries rule out bilateral asylum deals in blow to Priti Patel’s immigration plans – The Independent

Posted April 26th, 2021 in asylum, brexit, deportation, EC law, government departments, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘n a major blow to Priti Patel’s immigration plans, EU countries have said they will not strike bilateral agreements with Britain to facilitate the deportation of refugees to Europe.’

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The Independent, 26th April 2021