Qualified one-way costs shifting – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In Ho v Adelekun [2021] UKSC 43, the Supreme Court considered the mechanics of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS). The claimant was injured in a road traffic accident in 2012. In 2017, she was offered £30,000 by the defendant in settlement of her claim in what was described as a “Part 36 offer letter”. In that letter, the defendant offered to pay the claimant’s costs “in accordance with Part 36 rule 13”, such costs to be subject to detailed assessment if not agreed, if the offer was accepted within 21 days. The claimant decided to accept the offer and a Tomlin order was subsequently made by consent. However, the defendant then argued that the claimant’s costs were limited to the fixed costs recoverable in accordance with the terms of Part 45 Section IIIA of the Civil Procedure Rules.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

CoA overturns ruling in sex-worker visit case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Carers would be at risk of committing a criminal offence if they helped an autistic man visit a sex worker, the Court of Appeal has ruled, overturning what had been seen as a landmark ruling for people with learning disabilities and mental disorders.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 26th, 2021 in compensation, fraud, health, legislation, national insurance by tracey

2021 c. 29 – Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Act 2021

2021 c. 28 – Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 26th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

SI 2021/1173 – The Financial Services Act 2021 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1172 – The Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2021

SI 2021/1171 – The Phytosanitary Conditions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1167 – The Inheritance Tax (Delivery of Accounts) (Excepted Estates) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1158 – The Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus Disease) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1179 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 16) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1178 – The Payment and Electronic Money Institution Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2021

SI 2021/1170 – The Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement No. 8) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1169 – The Competition Act 1998 (Carbon Dioxide) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2021

SI 2021/1168 – The Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1165 – The Value Added Tax (Distance Selling and Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1164 – The Value Added Tax (Distance Selling and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent decisons

Posted October 26th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2021] UKSC 45 (20 October 2021)

Majera, R (on the application of v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] UKSC 46 (20 October 2021)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Alam v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1538 (22 October 2021)

The Secretary of State for Justice v A Local Authority & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1527 (22 October 2021)

Lehman Brothers Holdings Scottish LP 3 v Lehman Brothers Holdings Plc & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1523 (20 October 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Harris, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1542 (22 October 2021)

Nugent, R v. [2021] EWCA Crim 1535 (22 October 2021)

Khan, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1526 (21 October 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

AB & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Brent [2021] EWHC 2843 (Admin) (25 October 2021)

Ukiwa v Bar Standards Board [2021] EWHC 2830 (Admin) (22 October 2021)

Harrison, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Barnet [2021] EWHC 2789 (Admin) (20 October 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Griffin (/a Simon Griffin Antiques Ltd) v Brown & Ors [2021] EWHC 2810 (Ch) (22 October 2021)

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 2799 (Ch) (22 October 2021)

Campbell & Anor v Purchasers of Flats at 47 Clarence Street and 44 Conduit Street, Leicester [2021] EWHC 2807 (Ch) (22 October 2021)

Chapman v Clarence Court Eggs Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 2743 (Ch) (21 October 2021)

Higgins v Morgan & Ors [2021] EWHC 2846 (Ch) (21 October 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Shulman v Hogan Lovells International LLP [2021] EWHC 2779 (Comm) (22 October 2021)

Huntsworth Wine Company Ltd v London City Bond Ltd [2021] EWHC 2831 (Comm) (22 October 2021)

Selevision Saudi Company v Bein Media Group LLC [2021] EWHC 2802 (Comm) (22 October 2021)

Serious Fraud Office & Ors v Litigation Capital Ltd & Ors (Costs and consequentials) [2021] EWHC 2803 (Comm) (21 October 2021)

M/V Pacific Pearl Co. Ltd v Osios David Shipping Inc. [2021] EWHC 2808 (Comm) (21 October 2021)

Discovery Land Company, LLC & Ors v Axis Specialty Europe SE (Rev1) [2021] EWHC 2827 (Comm) (21 October 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

W (A Child). Re [2021] EWHC 2844 (Fam) (25 October 2021)

Lincolnshire County Council v CB & Ors [2021] EWHC 2813 (Fam) (21 October 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Anan Kasei Co. Ltd & Anor v Neo Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 2825 (Pat) (22 October 2021)

Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2826 (Pat) (22 October 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Duffield v Metamorph Law Ltd [2021] EWHC 2795 (QB) (26 October 2021)

Parker v McClaren [2021] EWHC 2828 (QB) (22 October 2021)

Scumaci v Martin [2021] EWHC 2833 (QB) (22 October 2021)

Kamath v Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 2811 (QB) (22 October 2021)

Parkes v Hall & Ors [2021] EWHC 2824 (QB) (22 October 2021)

Altaf & Ors v Close Brothers Ltd [2021] EWHC 2823 (QB) (21 October 2021)

Stammers v Dyson [2021] EWHC 2805 (QB) (20 October 2021)

Bitar v Banque Libano-Francaise S.A.L. [2021] EWHC 2787 (QB) (20 October 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Bdw Trading Ltd v URS Corporation Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 2796 (TCC) (22 October 2021)

Vodafone Ltd v Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth And Development Affairs & Anor [2021] EWHC 2793 (TCC) (20 October 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Jailed man fails in bid to blame lawyers for dropping conviction appeal – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by a man found guilty of soliciting the murder of his partner to blame his lawyers for abandoning his appeal against conviction.’

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Legal Futures, 26th October 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

David Davis vows to lead rebellion against judicial review changes – The Guardian

‘The former cabinet minister David Davis has pledged to lead a rebellion against the government’s changes to judicial review, calling them a worrying assault on the legal system and attempt to avoid accountability.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Housing Ombudsman urges social landlords to adopt “zero tolerance approach” on damp and mould – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has called on social landlords to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to damp and mould, saying it needs to be a higher priority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th October 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Birmingham man tried to kill baby with poisoned milk bottle – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2021 in attempted murder, children, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who tried to kill a newborn baby by giving her prescription drugs in a milk bottle has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Significant Rise In Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Crime Since 2015 – Each Other

‘In 2014-15, there were 6,363 reports of hate crimes based on sexual orientation. Comparatively, in 2020-21, there were 19,679 reports. For 2014-15, 598 transphobic hate crimes were reported but in 2020-21, 2,588 were reported.’

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Each Other, 25th October 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk

Police sexual misconduct: ‘No place’ for officers who abuse authority – BBC News

‘Police officers and staff who abuse their position for a sexual purpose have “no place in policing and will be found out”, a watchdog has warned.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Motorola faces competition inquiry over UK emergency services network – The Guardian

‘The UK’s competition regulator is investigating Motorola over concerns that it has “cashed in” on its monopoly over mobile networks for the UK emergency services.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com