Easter Break

Posted April 14th, 2022 in holidays, news by tracey

There will be no posts over the Easter period. We will resume posting on 19th April 2022

‘£33 quadrillion’ serial litigant given two-year court ban – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 14th, 2022 in arbitration, judicial review, news, restraining orders, vexatious litigants by tracey

‘A serial litigant who has “repeatedly advanced baseless allegations of dishonesty and bad faith” in a litany of claims has been banned from bringing claims in the High Court for two years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th April 2022

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Financial Remedy Update, April 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted April 14th, 2022 in children, divorce, families, family courts, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Stephanie Hawthorn, Abigail Pearse and Victoria Potts, associates, and Holly Morrison-Carter, trainee, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2022.’

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Family Law Week, 13th April 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Treat family separations “as transactions, not litigation” – Legal Futures

Posted April 14th, 2022 in costs, dispute resolution, divorce, families, family courts, judges, news by tracey

‘Family separation cases should “operate in a transactional way, as with conveyancing, rather than under the banner of litigation”, the chair of the Family Solutions Group has argued.’

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Legal futures, 14th April 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Harsher sentences introduced for ‘spiking’ drugs – Home Office

Posted April 14th, 2022 in drug offences, government departments, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘From today, those found in unlawful possession of these drugs face sentences of up to five years behind bars.’

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Home Office, 13th April 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 14th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/449 – The Social Security and Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/448 – The Universal Credit (Local Welfare Provision Disregard) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 14th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

P (Children : Disclosure) [2022] EWCA Civ 495 (12 April 2022)

Percy v White & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 493 (12 April 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bibi v Bar Standards Board [2022] EWHC 921 (Admin) (13 April 2022)

Mihaylov, R (On the Application Of) v Regional Prosecutions Office in Bulgaria (Bulgaria) [2022] EWHC 908 (Admin) (13 April 2022)

SSE Generation Ltd & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Competition And Markets Authority [2022] EWHC 865 (Admin) (11 April 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

easyGroup Ltd v Nuclei Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 901 (Ch) (13 April 2022)

Smith & Anor v Gregory & Anor [2022] EWHC 910 (Ch) (13 April 2022)

Makki v Bank of Beirut SAL [2022] EWHC 733 (Ch) (13 April 2022)

On the Beach Ltd v Ryanair UK Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 861 (Ch) (13 April 2022)

Hoegh & Anor v Taylor Wessing Llp & Anor [2022] EWHC 856 (Ch) (13 April 2022)

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Adam & Ors [2022] EWHC 922 (Ch) (13 April 2022)

Bahia v Sidhu & Anor [2022] EWHC 875 (Ch) (12 April 2022)

Veasey v Macdougall & Ors [2022] EWHC 864 (Ch) (12 April 2022)

Asher & Ors v Jaywing Plc [2022] EWHC 893 (Ch) (12 April 2022)

Whittle v Whittle & Anor (Re Estate of Gerald Arthur Whittle) [2022] EWHC 925 (Ch) (12 April 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Aquavita International SA v Indagro SA [2022] EWHC 892 (Comm) (12 April 2022)

Sangamneheri v The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators & Ors [2022] EWHC 886 (Comm) (12 April 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

Lockwood v Greenbaum [2022] EWHC 845 (Fam) (13 April 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

BB & Ors v Khayyat & Ors [2022] EWHC 904 (QB) (13 April 2022)

Underwood & Anor v Bounty UK Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 888 (QB) (13 April 2022)

Mehmood v Dunya News Ltd [2022] EWHC 905 (QB) (13 April 2022)

Mathieu v Hinds & Anor [2022] EWHC 924 (QB) (13 April 2022)

Jabbar & Anor v Aviva Insurance UK Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 912 (QB) (13 April 2022)

Ali v The Home Office [2022] EWHC 866 (QB) (12 April 2022)

Richins v Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 847 (QB) (12 April 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

‘Insufficient evidence’ to prosecute two people suspected of leaking CCTV of Matt Hancock kiss – The Independent

‘No-one will be prosecuted over the leaking of CCTV footage that showed former health secretary Matt Hancock kissing his aide while coronavirus social distancing guidelines were in place.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Ali Harbi Ali given whole-life sentence for murder of David Amess – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2022 in imprisonment, Islam, murder, news, parliament, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘Ali Harbi Ali, 26, was handed a whole-life tariff by Mr Justice Sweeney after being convicted on Monday of murdering the MP and of planning terrorist attacks on other MPs, including the cabinet minister Michael Gove, for two years before he killed Amess.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Artist injured by stolen motorbike awarded £3m damages after High Court trial – The Independent

‘An artist who wanted around £30 million damages after suffering a serious head injury when he was hit by a stolen motorcycle more than six years ago has been awarded about £3 million by a High Court judge.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack – The Guardian

‘A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com