Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 21st, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/156 – The Competition Appeal Tribunal (Recording and Broadcasting) Order 2022

SI 2022/159 – The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/158 – The Occupational Pension Schemes (Schemes that were Contracted-out) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 21st, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Rea & Ors v Rea [2022] EWCA Civ 195 (21 February 2022)

R (A Child : Asylum And 1980 Hague Convention Application) (Rev1) [2022] EWCA Civ 188 (18 February 2022)

Minott v Cambridge City Council [2022] EWCA Civ 159 (18 February 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Taylor-Davies & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Wandsworth London Borough Council [2022] EWHC 355 (Admin) (21 February 2022)

Parker, R (On the Application Of) v Bashir & Anor [2022] EWHC 358 (Admin) (18 February 2022)

Spedding, R (On the Application Of) v Schepens International Ltd [2022] EWHC 347 (Admin) (18 February 2022)

A & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 360 (Admin) (18 February 2022)

T & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2022] EWHC 351 (Admin) (18 February 2022)

Thurston Parish Council v Mid Suffolk District Council [2022] EWHC 352 (Admin) (18 February 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bracey v Curley & Anor [2022] EWHC 359 (Ch) (21 February 2022)

Brothers Produce Ltd & Anor v Tydene (Western) Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 291 (Ch) (21 February 2022)

Dawson & Ors v Dawson & Ors [2022] EWHC 341 (Ch) (18 February 2022)

Sim v Pimlott & Ors [2022] EWHC 356 (Ch) (18 February 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

LNT Aviation Ltd v Airbus Helicopters UK Ltd [2022] EWHC 309 (Comm) (21 February 2022)

Sharp Corp Ltd v Viterra BV [2022] EWHC 354 (Comm) (18 February 2022)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Struthers & Anor v Davies (t/a Alastair Davies Building) & Anor [2022] EWHC 333 (TCC) (18 February 2022)


Solicitor overturns disciplinary tribunal’s dishonesty finding – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor suspended for a year after a tribunal ruled he had acted dishonestly in signing a declaration on behalf of one of his firm’s directors has successfully challenged the decision.’

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Legal Futures, 21st February 2022


Breathing life into statistics: stories of racism within the criminal justice system – OUP Blog

‘You don’t need to look far to see how recent events have put the issue of racial inequality in the criminal justice system front and centre. The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the issue of institutional racism to the forefront of the public’s consciousness, kickstarting conversations and spurring communities into action to confront this inequality head on. This shift must be reflected in educational resources, and many textbooks in the field of criminology will be updated with statistics, news clippings, and quotes from prominent figures charged with reform in this area.’

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OUP Blog, 21st February 2022


Ministers to reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Ministers will reject making misogyny a hate crime in England and Wales and urge MPs to get behind controversial legislation that has been criticised for curbing the right to protest as the government seeks to push through major changes to the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022


‘Sex for rent’ ads to be banned in Online Safety Bill – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2022 in advertising, bills, housing, internet, landlord & tenant, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Social media firms who allow “sex for rent” adverts will face prosecution under planned new laws.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2022


A question of standing – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This was an interesting ruling on the matter of standing, something that has fallen rather by the wayside since it formed the subject of much satellite litigation in the 1990s. In essence, the Court ruled that the GLP had no standing to bring this claim. Despite its articles of association, whose purposes include the provision of sound administration and equality, democracy, high standards in public administration, access to justice, preservation of the environment or “any other philanthropic or benevolent purpose ancillary”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2022


Homelessness – second applications and new facts threshold – Nearly Legal

Posted February 21st, 2022 in appeals, homelessness, housing, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘This was Mr Minott’s appeal from a judicial review that upheld Cambridge’s refusal to accept a second homeless application.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th February 2022


Jack Ritchie inquest: Parents hope for gambling laws change – BBC News

‘The parents of a 24-year-old gambling addict hope an inquest into his death will speed up changes in betting laws.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2022


UK wildlife campaigners call for legal right to access nature for all – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2022 in environmental health, equality, health, local government, news, planning, statistics by sally

‘Everyone in the UK should be legally entitled to equal access to nature, wildlife campaigners will tell the government.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022