BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 10th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Counsel General for Wales, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2022] EWCA Civ 118 (09 February 2022)

Leave.EU Group Ltd & Anor v The Information Commissioner [2022] EWCA Civ 109 (08 February 2022)

DK, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue and Customs [2022] EWCA Civ 120 (08 February 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

T v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 108 (08 February 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Whitley Parish Council, R (On the Application Of) v North Yorkshire County Council [2022] EWHC 238 (Admin) (09 February 2022)

Sula v Public Prosecutor of the Thessaloniki Court of Appeal, Greece [2022] EWHC 230 (Admin) (07 February 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Advanced Multi-Technology for Medical Industry & Anor v Uniserve Ltd [2022] EWHC 264 (Ch) (10 February 2022)

Dunbabin & Ors v Dunbabin [2022] EWHC 241 (Ch) (10 February 2022)

Crypto Open Patent Alliance v Wright [2022] EWHC 242 (Ch) (09 February 2022)

Skillett v Skillett [2022] EWHC 233 (Ch) (08 February 2022)

Lim & Ors v Ong & Ors [2022] EWHC 225 (Ch) (07 February 2022)

Hammersley v Edwards & Ors [2022] EWHC 223 (Ch) (07 February 2022)

Wilson & Anor v Spence & Anor [2022] EWHC 158 (Ch) (07 February 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Cardiorentis AG v Iqvia Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 250 (Comm) (10 February 2022)

Kwok & Ors v UBS AG (London Branch) [2022] EWHC 245 (Comm) (09 February 2022)

Upham & Ors v HSBC UK Bank PLC [2022] EWHC 227 (Comm) (07 February 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

X, Y and Z, Re (Children: Parental Orders: Time Limit) [2022] EWHC 198 (Fam) (02 February 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rawet & Ors v Daimler AG & Ors [2022] EWHC 235 (QB) (10 February 2022)

Traylor & Anor v Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust [2022] EWHC 260 (QB) (10 February 2022)

Arif v Sanger [2022] EWHC 236 (QB) (08 February 2022)


Planning Court judge issues ruling on prior approval and upward extensions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 10th, 2022 in local government, news, planning, statutory interpretation by sally

‘The High Court has ruled against claimants in three cases involving how widely a local authority can consider planning matters when dealing with a request for prior approval under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th February 2022


Paul Burgess: A Rule of Law Surprise Party(gate) – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 10th, 2022 in constitutional law, coronavirus, news, political parties, rule of law by sally

‘Partygate could tear apart the UK government but, regardless of one’s political preferences, there have been some good things that have come from the episode. Where it is not unusual to see different conceptions of the Rule of Law invoked on opposing sides of an argument, it was a pleasant surprise to see opposing sides invoke the concept in support of the same argument in a way that’s recognisable. “The Rule of Law” was deployed in a way that reflected the concept’s core purpose: holding those in power to the same rules and standards as everyone else and to deter the arbitrary application of power. However, this moment of unity is unlikely to settle the perennial contest relating to the concept’s meaning.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 10th February 2022


British Citizenship: Precious, Costly, and Precarious – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted February 10th, 2022 in bills, citizenship, EC law, fees, news, statutory interpretation, treaties by sally

‘Citizenship still matters; its absence denotes precarity. As Covid19 travel restrictions reminded us, at its international core lies the right to enter one’s country and reside therein. Domestically, in most jurisdictions, citizenship serves as an eligibility criterion for electoral participation; excluded non-citizens have limited capacity to advance their rights through the political process.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 8th February 2022


Male barrister reprimanded for “hysterical woman” jibe at lawyer – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2022 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, sex discrimination, tribunals by sally

‘A male barrister has been reprimanded for describing his opponent’s instructing lawyer as a “hysterical woman” and female lawyers more generally as intemperate.’

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Legal Futures, 10th February 2022


Son who poured petrol on mother and set her alight guilty of murder – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2022 in arson, domestic violence, news by sally

‘A “remorseless” son who “callously doused” his mother with a milk bottle full of petrol and set her alight has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2022


English test scandal: Home Office accused of ‘shocking miscarriage of justice’ – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2022 in appeals, deceit, examinations, government departments, news, visas by sally

‘The Home Office was accused of presiding over a “shocking miscarriage of justice” by MPs during an urgent debate on the English language testing scandal which saw thousands of international students wrongly accused of cheating in an exam they were required to sit as part of their visa application process.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2022


Human rights reform would leave former SC justice ‘very confused’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 10th, 2022 in human rights, news, precedent, Supreme Court by sally

‘Reforming human rights legislation to give priority consideration to domestic law could create uncertainty, a former Supreme Court justice has warned.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th February 2022