Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 11th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/444 – The Legislative Reform (Renewal of National Radio Multiplex Licences) Order 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 11th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Ali v Khatib & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 481 (08 April 2022)

K v K [2022] EWCA Civ 468 (08 April 2022)

AAA & Anor v CCC [2022] EWCA Civ 479 (07 April 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Canning v The Crown [2022] EWCA Crim 469 (08 April 2022)

Shirley & Anor, R. v [2022] EWCA Crim 475 (08 April 2022)

Chang, R. v [2022] EWCA Crim 463 (07 April 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) v Beaumont [2022] EWHC 849 (Admin) (08 April 2022)

London Historic Parks And Gardens Trust v Minister of State for Housing & Anor [2022] EWHC 829 (Admin) (08 April 2022)

A & Anor v Deputy General Public Prosecutor of the Lyon Court of Appeal & Anor [2022] EWHC 841 (Admin) (08 April 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Arthistory Ltd v Campbell & Anor [2022] EWHC 848 (Ch) (08 April 2022)

Cole & Ors v Howarth & Anor [2022] EWHC 780 (Ch) (08 April 2022)

Parsons & Anor v Reid & Anor [2022] EWHC 755 (Ch) (08 April 2022)

Glam and Tan Ltd, Re [2022] EWHC 855 (Ch) (08 April 2022)

Brierley v Otuo & Ors [2022] EWHC 688 (Ch) (08 April 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

J v H & Ors [2022] EWHC 862 (Fam) (07 April 2022)

C v S [2022] EWHC 800 (Fam) (04 April 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Sandoz Ltd v Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd [2022] EWHC 822 (Pat) (07 April 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kapoor v Mizuho International Plc [2022] EWHC 820 (QB) (08 April 2022)

Baker & Ors v Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft & Ors (VW NOx Emissions Group Litigation) [2022] EWHC 810 (QB) (07 April 2022)

Her Majesty’s Attorney General for England and Wales v British Broadcasting Corporation [2022] EWHC 826 (QB) (07 April 2022)


JCT’s insolvency payment regime – how does it work? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted April 11th, 2022 in construction industry, contracts, debts, insolvency, news by tracey

‘The case of Levi Solicitors LLP v Wilson and another considered the impact of contractor insolvency on debts owed to an employer under a JCT contract.
Significantly, the court helpfully clarified how the payment regime under JCT contracts operated in the context of insolvency. This blog takes a closer look at the case.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 6th April 2022


Mediating Clinical Negligence Claims – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘The NHS in England faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence: so reported the BBC in January 2020 following a Freedom of Information Request. Estimates published in 2019 put the total cost of outstanding compensation claims at £83bn; NHS England’s total budget in 2018-19 was £129bn.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 7th April 2022


Ombudsman raps council for using incorrect information to place child on protection plan – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2022 in children, complaints, families, local government, news, ombudsmen, social services by tracey

‘Buckinghamshire Council caused significant distress after it shared incorrect information and failed to suitably include a mother in its process when deciding to place her child on a child protection plan, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th April 2022


High Court quashes grant of planning permission by Secretary of State for Holocaust memorial – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 11th, 2022 in Judaism, local government, news, parks, parliament, planning by tracey

‘A High Court judge has quashed the Secretary of State’s decision to grant planning permission for a Holocaust memorial and learning centre in a park bordering the Palace of Westminster.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th April 2022


Publicly-funded criminal barrister numbers drop by 11% – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 11th, 2022 in barristers, budgets, coronavirus, criminal justice, legal aid, news, statistics by tracey

‘The number of barristers practising full-time in publicly-funded criminal law dropped by 11% last year, according to analysis by the Bar Council. In 2021, only 2,400 barristers reported that their practice was entirely publicly-funded criminal work, down from from 2,670 the previous year.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th April 2022


Financial Provision for Adult Children: What Constitutes a ‘Special Circumstance’ under Schedule One after UD v DN [2021] EWCA Civ 1947, [2021] 1 WLR 595 – Family Law Week

Posted April 11th, 2022 in appeals, children, divorce, families, financial provision, news, trusts by tracey

‘Zoe Harrison, pupil barrister at One King’s Bench Walk, explores Moylan LJ’s judgment and its focus on the importance of dependence.’

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Family Law Week, 29th March 2022


War crimes: How are they defined, investigated and punished? – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2022 in international courts, international law, news, Russia, Ukraine, war, war crimes, weapons by tracey

‘International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has already announced an investigation into Russia’s conduct in Ukraine as invasion continues and atrocities are alleged in Bucha.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2022


NHS pays out £20m in clinical negligence claims over children’s mental health care – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2022 in assault, children, compensation, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, self-harm by tracey

‘The NHS has paid out at least £20m over poor care in children’s mental health services, a leaked report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2022


‘Cruel’ move to deport charity worker from UK overruled – The Guardian

‘An immigration tribunal has overturned a “cruel and morally wrong” decision by the Home Office to deport a well-respected black charity volunteer who grew up in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2022


Thousands of barristers take action over legal aid – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2022 in barristers, criminal justice, industrial action, legal aid, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Nearly 2,500 barristers who are essential to the criminal justice system in England and Wales are starting industrial action over concerns about legal aid funding.’

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BBC news, 11th April 2022