New Acts –

2021 c. 32 – Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Act 2021

2021 c. 31 – Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021

2021 c. 30 – Environment Act 2021


Statutory Instruments –

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SI 2021/1280 – The Prisons (Substance Testing) Act 2021 (Commencement) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1279 – The Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2021

SI 2021/1273 – The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1265 – The Transfer of Functions (Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) Order 2021

SI 2021/1258 – The Copyright and Performances (Application to Other Countries) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2021

SI 2021/1288 – The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1286 – The Tax Credits and Child Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1283 – The Universal Credit (Work Allowance and Taper) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1276 – The Non-Domestic Rating (Discretionary Relief) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 19th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Promontoria (Oak) Ltd v Emanuel & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1682 (18 November 2021)

MI (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1711 (18 November 2021)

K Line PTE Ltd v Priminds Shipping (HK) Co Ltd (“Eternal Bliss”) [2021] EWCA Civ 1712 (18 November 2021)

Boodia v Yatsyna [2021] EWCA Civ 1705 (17 November 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Fearon v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 1706 (17 November 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Keyhole Bridge User Safety Group, R (On the Application Of) v Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council [2021] EWHC 3082 (Admin) (18 November 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Da Silva v Heselton & Ors [2021] EWHC 3079 (Ch) (17 November 2021)

The Law Society Of England And Wales v Pawlak [2021] EWHC 3076 (Ch) (17 November 2021)

Ditto Ltd v Drive-Thru Records LLC [2021] EWHC 2035 (Ch) (17 November 2021)

Bank of Scotland Plc v Hoskins [2021] EWHC 3038 (Ch) (17 November 2021)

Tinkler v Stobart Group Ltd (Rev1) [2021] EWHC 3035 (Ch) (17 November 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Wang v Darby [2021] EWHC 3054 (Comm) (17 November 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

Aldoukhi v Abdullah [2021] EWHC 3086 (Fam) (18 November 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

National Highways Ltd v Heyatawin & Ors [2021] EWHC 3078 (QB) (17 November 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Blue Manchester Ltd v Bug-Alu Technic GmbH & Anor [2021] EWHC 3095 (TCC) (19 November 2021)


Nationality and Borders Bill threatens the rights of stateless children – EIN Blog

‘Priti Patel’s Nationality and Borders Bill has been controversial since its announcement to say the least. It has faced criticisms for its extremely harsh treatment of asylum seekers and refugees and its potential contribution to creating a hostile environment for migrants residing within the UK. However, it has now been argued by MP’s that the Bill risks failing to protect stateless children within the country.’

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EIN Blog, 17th November, 2021


Public inquiry into death of Dawn Sturgess – Home Office

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‘Home Secretary announces a public inquiry to investigate the death of Dawn Sturgess.’

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Home Office, 18th November 2021


Consultant solicitor was not an employee, rules employment tribunal – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former consultant with a Midlands firm has failed to convince a tribunal that he was an employee for the purposes of making a claim.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th November 2021


Inability to find criminal lawyers ‘chickens coming home to roost’ – LCJ – Law Society’s Gazette

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‘The inability to find barristers to represent criminal defendants is an example of “chickens coming home to roost”, the lord chief justice has said.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th November 2021


Inquiry into foundation linked to Prince of Wales launched – The Guardian

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‘The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into allegations that donations intended for the Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Foundation went instead to the Mahfouz Foundation.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2021


Hamas to be declared terror group with supporters in UK facing 10 years in prison – The Independent

‘Priti Patel is to proscribe the political wing of Hamas as a terrorist organisation after denouncing it as “fundamentally and rabidly antisemitic”. Hamas’ military wing has been proscribed in the UK since 2001, but in an announcement on Friday the home secretary will say the entirety of the Palestinian group should now be banned.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2021


Domestic abuse victim ‘living in fear’ after being wrongly told she could not appear ex-partner’s ‘lenient’ sentence – The Independent

‘“Myself and my family have suffered life-changing trauma,” a domestic abuse victim tells The Independent. “Following the attack, I am unable to work due to my injuries and live in paralysing fear of what will happen when he is released in eight years.”

Her ex-partner was jailed for life – but with a minimum term of only eight years – in March. The domestic abuse victim has now been told she has missed her chance to appeal his sentence but was never told she had the right to do so under the Unduly Lenient Sentencing scheme. Instead, police inaccurately told her she was unable to appeal his sentence because “a life sentence is the maximum”.’

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The Independent, 19th November 2021


Birmingham stabbings: man given minimum 21-year prison sentence – The Guardian

‘A man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia who killed a 23-year-old man and injured seven others in a violent stabbing spree in Birmingham last year has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2021


UK drivers face £200 fines in mobile phone clampdown – The Guardian

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‘Drivers will be banned from scrolling through playlists on handheld devices from next year as part of a UK government crackdown on road safety.’

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The Guardian, 19th November 2021


Banks forced to refund fraud victims – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 19th, 2021 in banking, compensation, consumer protection, financial regulation, fraud, news by tracey

‘Banks will be forced to refund fraud victims who transfer money to scammers under Government-backed plans to make repayments compulsory.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2021