Supreme Court gives permission to appeal in capacity to consent to sexual relations case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 6th, 2021 in appeals, autism, consent, Court of Protection, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on whether, to have capacity to decide to have sexual relations with another person, a person needs to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th May 2021


Parents of disabled child win fight against UK hotel quarantine – The Guardian

‘A severely disabled child who was forced to go into hotel quarantine after returning from a “red list” country has been allowed to return home to complete their period of self-isolation after a legal challenge.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021


High Court judge revokes adoption orders after acknowledging “exceptional circumstances” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 6th, 2021 in adoption, care orders, human rights, local government, news by sally

‘A judge in the Family Division of the High Court has revoked adoption orders for an 18 year old (A) and a 16 year old (B) after concluding that there were “compelling highly exceptional and particular circumstances” that supported such a step.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th May 2021


Trial set for “most serious allegations” made against solicitors in civil courts – Legal Futures

Posted May 6th, 2021 in kidnapping, news, rendition, solicitors, torture by sally

‘What a High Court judge said yesterday were among “the most serious allegations ever levelled against English solicitors in civil proceedings” will be heard in January 2023, he has decided.’

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Legal Futures, 6th May 2021


Face masks in schools: Schoolgirl loses court fight – BBC News

‘A girl has lost a High Court battle to prevent her school from “requiring or encouraging” pupils to wear a face mask.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2021


Meghan wins copyright claim against Mail on Sunday over letter – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2021 in copyright, media, news, royal family by sally

‘The Duchess of Sussex has won her copyright claim over a personal letter to her estranged father, which, the high court heard, she had drafted on her iPhone and worked on for many hours before transcribing by hand.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2021


New Acts –

2021 c. 14 – Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021

2021 c. 11 – Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021

2021 c. 25 – National Security and Investment Act 2021

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021

2021 c. 17 – Domestic Abuse Act 2021


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 6th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Education (School Day and School Year) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The British Museum (Authorised Repositories) Order 2021

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule 9) (England) (No. 2) Order 2021

The Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2020 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 6th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Manek & Ors v IIFL Wealth (UK) Ltd & Ors (2) [2021] EWCA Civ 625 (04 May 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The 3million Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1159 (Admin) (05 May 2021)

Salmon v Leeds Crown Court [2021] EWHC 1076 (Admin) (04 May 2021)

Hertfordshire County Council & Ors v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government [2021] EWHC 1145 (Admin) (04 May 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

MDW Holdings Ltd v Norvill & Ors [2021] EWHC 1135 (Ch) (04 May 2021)

Clitheroe, Re Probate [2021] EWHC 1102 (Ch) (04 May 2021)

Anan Kasei Co., Ltd & Anor v Neo Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1035 (Ch) (04 May 2021)

Oyston & Anor v Rubin & Anor [2021] EWHC 1120 (Ch) (04 May 2021)

One Blackfriars Ltd, Re [2021] EWHC 1150 (Ch) (30 April 2021)

Hyde & Anor (Liquidators of One Blackfriars Ltd) v Nygate & Anor [2021] EWHC 1151 (Ch) (30 April 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Alpha Marine Corp v Minmetals Logistics Zhejiang Co Ltd (MV Smart) [2021] EWHC 1157 (Comm) (05 May 2021)

Harbour Fund III, LP v Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 1128 (Comm) (05 May 2021)

Wilmington Trust SP Services (Dublin) Ltd & Ors v Spicejet Ltd [2021] EWHC 1117 (Comm) (30 April 2021)

PJSC National Bank Trust & Ors v Mints & Ors [2021] EWHC 1089 (Comm) (30 April 2021)

Alta Trading UK Ltd (Formerly Arcadia Petroleum Ltd) & Ors v Bosworth & Ors [2021] EWHC 1126 (Comm) (30 April 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

AX v BX & Ors (Revocation of Adoption Order) [2021] EWHC 1121 (Fam) (23 April 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Al Sadeq v Dechert LLP & Ors [2021] EWHC 1149 (QB) (05 May 2021)

Cheshire East Borough Council v Maloney [2021] EWHC 1156 (QB) (04 May 2021)