Court of Appeal dismisses appeal over council waste collection and alleged state aid – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 3rd, 2022 in competition, EC law, local government, news, state aids, waste by sally

‘Durham County Council did not abuse its position when it ran a commercial waste service with which private firms competed, the Court of Appeal has concluded.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd February 2022


New Judgment: Public Prosecutors Office of the Athens Court of Appeal v O’Connor [2022] UKSC 4 – UKSC Blog

‘The Respondent was ordered to be extradited to Greece for the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution against him. On that day, the Respondent’s solicitor stated orally in court that an appeal would be lodged against the extradition order, and on 16 December 2015, the notice of application for leave to appeal was filed with the Court. However, due to an oversight, the solicitor failed to serve the notice on the Crown Solicitor’s Office (on behalf of Greece) until about three weeks later.’

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UKSC Blog, 3rd February 2022


Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 3rd, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/93 – The Ivory Act 2018 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/90 – The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Trading Fund (Revocation) Order 2022

SI 2022/88 – The Pension Protection Fund and Occupational Pension Schemes (Levy Ceiling) Order 2022

SI 2022/84 – The Immigration and Police (Passenger, Crew and Service Information) (Amendment) Order 2022

SI 2022/81 – The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

SI 2021/1495 – The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) (No. 2) Order 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 3rd, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

O (a minor), R (on the application of v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] UKSC 3 (02 February 2022)

Public Prosecutors Office of the Athens Court of Appeal v O’Connor (Northern Ireland) [2022] UKSC 4 (02 February 2022)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Civil Aviation Authority v Ryanair DAC [2022] EWCA Civ 76 (02 February 2022)

Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 70 (01 February 2022)

The Durham Company Ltd v Durham County Council [2022] EWCA Civ 66 (01 February 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bullman v High Court In Dublin (Ireland) [2022] EWHC 194 (Admin) (02 February 2022)

Safin v Polish Judicial Authority [2022] EWHC 186 (Admin) (01 February 2022)

Cattle v Spanish Judicial Authority [2022] EWHC 199 (Admin) (01 February 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Barrowfen Properties Ltd v Patel & Ors [2022] EWHC 207 (Ch) (03 February 2022)

Bushby v Galazi & Ors [2022] EWHC 136 (Ch) (02 February 2022)

Punter Southall Governance Services Ltd v Benge & Anor [2022] EWHC 193 (Ch) (01 February 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 197 (QB) (02 February 2022)

National Highways Ltd v Springorum & Ors [2022] EWHC 205 (QB) (02 February 2022)

Bukhari v Bukhari [2022] EWHC 173 (QB) (01 February 2022)


Election Court dismisses challenge to election result over statements in leaflet – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 3rd, 2022 in elections, local government, mistake, news, planning by sally

‘A Labour councillor in Hartlepool has successfully defended an election petition brought by a defeated opponent who said he had been the victim of a false claim.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd February 2022


Insulate Britain activists jailed over M25 protest – BBC News

‘Five Insulate Britain campaigners have been jailed for defying a court order preventing them from protesting on the M25.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2022