Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 13th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 15) Regulations 2021

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Auctioning (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Collective Investment Schemes) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Accounts and Audit (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2021

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

The European Union (European Schools) Regulations 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 13th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Donovan & Anor v Grainmarket Asset Management LLP [2021] EWCA Civ 686 (12 May 2021)

KM v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 693 (11 May 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

ZK, R (On the Application Of) v Norfolk County Council & Anor [2021] EWHC 1249 (Admin) (12 May 2021)

Nottinghamshire Police, R (On the Application Of) v Police Appeals Tribunal [2021] EWHC 1248 (Admin) (12 May 2021)

Barton Park Estates Ltd v The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2021] EWHC 1200 (Admin) (12 May 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Virgin Active Holdings Ltd & Ors, Re [2021] EWHC 1246 (Ch) (12 May 2021)

Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd [2021] EWHC 1245 (Ch) (12 May 2021)

Secretary of State for Business Energy And Industrial Strategy v Celtic Consultancy & Enterprises Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1240 (Ch) (12 May 2021)

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy v Rajgor [2021] EWHC 1239 (Ch) (11 May 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

The London Steam-Ship Mutual Insurance Association Ltd v The Kingdom of Spain (M/T PRESTIGE) [2021] EWHC 1247 (Comm) (12 May 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham & Ors v Persons Unknown & Ors [2021] EWHC 1201 (QB) (12 May 2021)


Courts could punish paedophiles on intent not harm – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2021 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘The body overseeing criminal sentences in England and Wales is proposing treating paedophiles who are caught in stings the same as abusers who harm real children.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2021


Gareth Evans: The Senedd Election and the Constitutional Prospects for Welsh Devolution – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 6 May 2021, the people of Wales went to the polls in the sixth Senedd election. More so than in previous Senedd elections, the focus of the debate centred around a catalogue of distinctly Welsh political issues, including the constitutional future of the Welsh devolution settlement. Among the constitutional possibilities offered to voters at the election were proposals for both the abolition of the Senedd and Welsh independence, together with the more muted options of maintaining the constitutional status quo, or seeking the devolution of additional powers in areas such as justice and policing, transport and broadcasting.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 13th May 2021


Online safety bill: a messy new minefield in the culture wars – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2021 in bills, freedom of expression, internet, news by sally

‘Moderation of online content is difficult. Social networks want to take down content that breaks their rules. They have to do it quickly enough that they do not get shouted at for leaving bad things up, but they have to do it accurately so that they do not get shouted at for taking the wrong things down.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2021


Less Notice! More Forms! End of eviction ban! – Nearly Legal

‘The Govt announced that from 1 June 2021 there will be new notice periods for NTQs/notice seeking possession on tenancies. Rather than reverting to the pre pandemic notice requirements, there will be a further period from 1 June 2021 to 30 September 2021 in which 4 months notice will be required, down from 6 months.’

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Nearly Legal, 12th May 2021


Blanket bans on camping by Gypsies and Travellers ruled illegal at high court – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2021 in equality, injunctions, local government, news, travellers by sally

‘The high court has ruled that local authorities can no longer issue blanket bans on Gypsies and Travellers stopping on parcels of land, in a landmark case which campaigners have hailed a “victory for equality”.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2021


“Hopelessly complicated” whiplash portal guide slammed – Legal Futures

‘The 64-page users guide for litigants in person navigating the new Official Injury Claim portal has been strongly criticised by a leading academic for being “hopelessly complicated”.’

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Legal Futures, 13th May 2021


Salisbury Novichok-poisoned officer suing Wiltshire Police – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2021 in news, personal injuries, poisoning, police by sally

‘An ex-police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury Novichok attack is suing his former force.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2021


Campus free speech law in England ‘likely to have opposite effect’ – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2021 in bills, freedom of expression, news, universities by sally

‘A controversial bill forcing universities in England to promote free speech has been attacked by freedom of expression campaigners, who say the legislation is more likely to have the opposite effect.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2021