New guidelines for transgender participation unveiled by UK sports councils – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in news, sport, transgender persons by sally

‘Trans women retain physique, stamina and strength advantages when competing in female sport, even when they reduce their testosterone levels, new guidelines for transgender participation in national and grassroots sport published by the UK sports councils will say on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2021


Judges can rely on solicitors’ emails to assess credit hire losses – Legal Futures

Posted September 30th, 2021 in accidents, electronic mail, insurance, news, road traffic, taxis, witnesses by sally

‘Taxi drivers forced to hire new cars after road traffic accidents do not need to set out their credit charges in witness statements as emails from their solicitors will suffice, a judge has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 30th September 2021


UK drug laws used as tool of systemic racism, says ex-No 10 adviser – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in drug offences, minorities, news, racism by sally

‘Britain’s drug laws are racist and cause “high levels of mental health harm” among black people, a former No 10 race adviser has said.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2021


Mediation and sports law – Mills & Reeve

Posted September 30th, 2021 in dispute resolution, news, sport by sally

‘Mediation is a popular and effective way in which to resolve a dispute. The alternatives of litigation or arbitration are sometimes not an appropriate mechanism to reach a resolution because, more often than not, the process ensures that one party walks away as the “loser”, with significant legal cost of their own lawyers and those of the winning party. Decisions may often be published (and proceedings may be open to the public and press depending on the forum) with the risk of associated reputational damage.’

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Mills & Reeve, 29th September 2021


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted September 30th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

SI 2021/1096 – The Official Controls (Extension of Transitional Periods) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1077 – The Fines (Deductions from Income Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1093 – The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1091 – The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus) (Amendment of Schedule 10) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1105 – The Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1097 – The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1095 – The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 30th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Jalla & Anor v Shell International Trading And Shipping Co Ltd & Anor (Appeal (2): Representative Action) [2021] EWCA Civ 1389 (29 September 2021)

Buttar Construction Ltd v Arshdeep [2021] EWCA Civ 1408 (29 September 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Coleman, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1406 (17 September 2021)

Mohammed, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1375 (16 September 2021)

Allen, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1405 (14 September 2021)

Ferguson, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1404 (14 September 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Cao, R. (on the appliction of) v Central Criminal Court [2021] EWHC 2594 (Admin) (28 September 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Tatishev v Zimmerz Management LP [2021] EWHC 2611 (Ch) (29 September 2021)

Green & Anor v Johnson & Anor [2021] EWHC 2610 (Ch) (29 September 2021)

Young v Nero Holdings td & Ors [2021] EWHC 2600 (Ch) (29 September 2021)

London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2591 (Ch) (28 September 2021)

Bhaur & Ors v Equity First Trustees (Nevis) Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2581 (Ch) (28 September 2021)

Quadro Services Ltd v Creagh Concrete Products Ltd [2021] EWHC 2589 (Ch) (28 September 2021)

Luttman-Johnson v West Sussex Agri Ltd [2021] EWHC 2580 (Ch) (27 September 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Al-Subaihi & Anor v Al-Sanea [2021] EWHC 2609 (Comm) (29 September 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

Nottinghamshire County Council v LH (A child (No. 2) [2021] EWHC 2593 (Fam) (28 September 2021)

Nottinghamshire County Council v LH (A child (No. 1) [2021] EWHC 2584 (Fam) (23 September 2021)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust & Anor v MBC & Ors [2021] EWHC 2574 (Fam) (22 September 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Optis Cellular Technology LLC & Ors v Apple Retail UK Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2564 (Pat) (27 September 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust v AKC [2021] EWHC 2607 (QB) (29 September 2021)

Javadov & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Bentham [2021] EWHC 2393 (QB) (29 September 2021)

Hassan Khan & Co v Al-Rawas & Anor [2021] EWHC 2583 (QB) (27 September 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Equitix EEEF Biomass 2 Ltd v Fox & Ors [2021] EWHC 2531 (TCC) (27 September 2021)


Harassment – Local Government Law

Posted September 30th, 2021 in harassment, injunctions, local government, news by sally

‘In Ashford Borough Council v Wilson (2021) EWHC 2542 (QB) the Borough Council and its Chief Executive sought on their own behalf and on behalf of the current and former officers, employees, councillors and agents of the Council, a final anti-harassment injunction against the Defendant, a large-scale landlord in Kent, pursuant to the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 [“the 1997 Act”]. The Claimants’ complaints related, principally, to letters and emails sent by the Defendant.’

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Local Government Law, 29th September 2021


UK product safety laws won’t prevent another Grenfell tragedy, report warns – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in brexit, consumer protection, electronic commerce, news, third parties by sally

‘The UK’s product safety regime is not up to the job of preventing a tragedy such as the Grenfell Tower fire as shopping moves online and regulators take on new responsibilities following Brexit, MPs have warned.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2021


Council Of Europe Criticises UK’s Treatment Of Transgender People – Each Other

‘The Council of Europe has published a report, adopted by a committee of parliamentarians from across the continent, which condemns the UK’s treatment of transgender people.’

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Each Other, 29th September 2021


Sarah Everard: Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for kidnap, rape and murder – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The former Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens is to be sentenced for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard, whom he lured off the street by abusing his powers and position as a police officer.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2021