New Act –

Posted March 17th, 2022 in accounts, legislation, public procurement by tracey

2022 c. 8 – Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2022


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 17th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/296 – The Immigration and Nationality and Immigration Services Commissioner (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/295 – The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/291 – The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records and Registration) (Jersey) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/286 – The Taxation of Banks (Amendments to the Corporation Tax Act 2009, Corporation Tax Act 2010 and Finance Act 2011) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/313 – The Social Security Contributions (Freeports) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/312 – The Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2022

SI 2022/307 – The National Insurance Contributions Act 2022 (Application of Part 1) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/303 – The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/301 – The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/300 – The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/298 – The Social Security (Medical Evidence) and Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/283 – The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (Commencement) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/276 – The Social Security Contributions (Disregarded Payments) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/275 – The Finance Act 2021 (Modification of Section 26) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/302 – The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 34 and Commencement No. 9, 21, 23, 31 and 32 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2022

SI 2022/293 – The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Amendment) Regulations 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 17th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Bott & Co Solicitors Ltd v Ryanair DAC [2022] UKSC 8 (16 March 2022)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

MD & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 336 (16 March 2022)

Zubaydah v Foreign And Commonwealth Office & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 334 (16 March 2022)

GA v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 304 (15 March 2022)

Revenue And Customs v Perfect [2022] EWCA Civ 330 (15 March 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Field, R. v [2022] EWCA Crim 316 (16 March 2022)

Rabani v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 325 (15 March 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Article 39, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Education [2022] EWHC 589 (Admin) (16 March 2022)

AHN, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWHC 582 (Admin) (16 March 2022)

Friends Of The Earth Ltd, R. (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for International Trade Export Credits Guarantee Department (UK Export Finance) (“UKEF”) & Anor [2022] EWHC 568 (Admin) (15 March 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Duneau v Klimt Invest SA & Ors [2022] EWHC 596 (Ch) (17 March 2022)

Unicredit Bank AG v Euronav NV [2022] EWHC 564 (Comm) (15 March 2022)

Catalyst Investment Group Ltd (Now Dissolved) & Ors v Lewinsohn & Ors [2022] EWHC 522 (Ch) (15 March 2022)

All Scheme Ltd, Re [2022] EWHC 549 (Ch) (15 March 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Geoquip Marine Operations AG v Tower Resources Cameroon SA & Anor [2022] EWHC 531 (Comm) (16 March 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rafiq v Thurrock Borough Council [2022] EWHC 584 (QB) (16 March 2022)

Lambert v Motor Insurers’ Bureau (Rev1) [2022] EWHC 583 (QB) (16 March 2022)


Anonymity: politics, polarisation and the public interest – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In the politically-charged and at times feverish aftermath of the Brexit referendum, Gina Miller became a “magnet for hatred” for exercising her right of access to courts and winning two landmark public law cases against the UK Government. The magnitude and ferocity of abuse directed at Gina Miller made those who followed in her footsteps wary enough to seek anonymity. In Yalland and others v Brexit Secretary, 4 claimants were granted anonymity in relation to a judicial review claim concerning UK participation in the European Economic Area Agreement.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th March 2022


Judge condemns “clearest breach” of witness statement rules – Legal Futures

Posted March 17th, 2022 in civil procedure rules, news, practice directions, witnesses by tracey

‘A High Court judge has condemned the “clearest case of failure to comply” with a new practice direction on witness statements that he had seen since it came into force last April.’

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Legal Futures, 17th March 2022


Research Briefing: Statutory public inquiries: the Inquiries Act 2005 – House of Commons Library

Posted March 17th, 2022 in inquiries, news by tracey

‘A briefing paper explaining the Inquiries Act 2005, issues arising from the holding of statutory public inquiries, and summary notes on the progress of active statutory inquiries.’

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House of Commons Library, 14th March 2022


Peterborough: Judge rules woman with bleed on brain is dead – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2022 in families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge has ruled that a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage is dead after a case at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2022


Sophie Lancaster killer to be freed from jail – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in murder, news, parole, release on licence by tracey

‘Ryan Herbert is to be released 15 years after he attacked Miss Lancaster and her boyfriend because they were dressed as Goths.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022


Catholic boarding school has ‘serious failings’ over safeguarding – The Independent

Posted March 17th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, clergy, drug abuse, education, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An Ofsted report into a leading Catholic boarding school has found its safeguarding of pupils was “inadequate”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2022


Inclusive Britain: government response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities – publications

Posted March 17th, 2022 in equality, minorities, reports by tracey

‘Inclusive Britain is the government’s response to the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.’

Full report publications, 17th March 2022


Ministers ‘failing to protect’ people trafficked to UK as modern slaves – The Guardian

‘Ministers are failing to protect people trafficked to Britain as modern slaves, the government’s own expert has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2022


UK government to scrap ‘BAME’ in response to race inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2022 in education, equality, government departments, minorities, news, racism, reports by tracey

‘Response to Sewell inquiry also lays out plans for greater police scrutiny and a “model history curriculum.” ‘

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The Guardian, 16th March 2022


Government clampdown on the abuse of British courts to protect free speech – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 17th, 2022 in defamation, freedom of expression, media, news, privacy by tracey

‘Wealthy individuals and powerful corporations who seek to silence critics by abusing the UK legal system have been put on notice by the government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th March 2022


UK introduces exhaustive Online Safety Bill – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2022 in bills, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘The government is to introduce its long-awaited Online Safety Bill in Parliament on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2022