Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 15th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/288 – The Ivory Act 2018 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/284 – The Mandatory Travel Concession (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/278 – The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2022

SI 2022/277 – The Occupational Pension Schemes (Master Trusts) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 15th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Philipp v Barclays Bank UK Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 318 (14 March 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Abdi v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 315 (14 March 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Aelf Msn 242, LLC v De Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV DBA Surinam Airways [2022] EWHC 544 (Comm) (14 March 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hilden Developments Ltd v Phillips Auctioneers Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 541 (QB) (14 March 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Victory for claimants in Sarah Everard vigil case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 15th, 2022 in coronavirus, demonstrations, freedom of expression, London, news, police by tracey

‘Leigh & Ors v (1) The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and (2) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Interested Party) [2022] EWHC 527. A year after the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, the Divisional Court has given its judgment on the MPS response to the proposed vigil for Ms Everard organised by #ReclaimTheseStreets on Clapham Common, near where she was last seen alive.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2022

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Silent sufferers – menopause has “negative impact” on barristers – Legal Futures

Posted March 15th, 2022 in barristers, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Most female barristers say the menopause has had a “negative impact” on their role, with the Bar Council saying it should be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.’

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Legal Futures, 15th March 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by Mr Justice Foxton: Edmund King Memorial Lecture – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 15th, 2022 in contracts, France, legal history, speeches by tracey

‘Mr Justice Foxton, who sits in the Commercial Court, has delivered a lecture in memory of Edmund King QC to a joint meeting of the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) and the Administrative Law Bar Association. Entitled “What did the French ever do for us? Historic and prospective French influences on English private law”, the speech addressed the influence of French legal writers and concepts on the development of English private law.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th March 2022

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Legal aid sector put on sustainable footing for years to come – Ministry of Justice

‘Criminal legal aid lawyers are set for the biggest pay boost in a decade under wide-ranging reforms proposed by the government today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th March 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Police officer faces criminal inquiry over fatal shooting of unarmed man – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in firearms, homicide, news, police by tracey

‘A police firearms officer is being investigated for potential homicide offences after an unarmed man was shot dead.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cheshire family conned vulnerable relative out of £145k – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in families, fraud, learning difficulties, news, powers of attorney, sentencing by tracey

‘Three family members who stole almost £150,000 from a vulnerable relative to fund lavish holidays have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman detained under mental health law can make abortion decision – judge – The Independent

‘A pregnant woman detained under the terms of mental health legislation is capable of deciding whether to have an abortion even though doctors say such a move would not be in her best interests, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court upholds ruling that Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2022 in appeals, brexit, international trade, news, Northern Ireland by tracey

‘The Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has upheld. DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the legal challenge will now go to the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Victims of crime wrongly arrested due to ‘huge gaps’ in language support with women hard hit – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2022 in crime, criminal justice, interpreters, news, reports, victims by tracey

‘Victims of crime who speak English as their second language have been unfairly arrested when seeking support from the police due to the criminal justice system’s “huge gaps” in language support, new research suggests.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Two convicted in first murder plot case involving EncroChat messaging system – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in computer programs, conspiracy, murder, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Two men who planned a revenge shooting have been convicted at the Old Bailey in the first murder plot case involving the use of the encrypted messaging system EncroChat.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

South Wales Police: Former PC guilty of gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in corruption, news, notification, police, professional conduct, Wales by tracey

‘A former police officer with links to notorious criminals has been found to have committed gross misconduct.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against extradition – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in appeals, computer crime, extradition, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has refused to allow Julian Assange his latest appeal against extradition to the US.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed over role in Bristol riot despite mental health issues – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in arson, demonstrations, mental health, news, public order by tracey

‘A judge has jailed a woman for the part she played in last year’s Bristol riot despite hearing she had mental health issues and had run out of medication.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Star Hobson’s mother Frankie Smith to have sentence for toddler’s death reviewed – The Independent

‘The mother of Star Hobson could have her eight-year jail term for causing or allowing the toddler’s death increased by Court of Appeal judges.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2022

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Criminal barristers vote for industrial action over legal aid funding – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, legal aid, news by tracey

‘Criminal barristers in England and Wales have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action beginning next month in protest over levels of legal aid funding.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Outdoor civil weddings and partnerships here to stay – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2022 in civil partnerships, consultations, coronavirus, licensing, marriage, news by tracey

‘Outdoor civil weddings and partnerships are being legalised permanently in England and Wales. Until last summer, non-religious ceremonies had to be held inside or in a permanent outdoor structure. The rules were relaxed to allow for more guests while coronavirus social distancing measures were in place.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk