Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 9th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/515 – The Health and Care Act 2022 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/509 – The Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 (Commencement No. 9) Regulations 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 9th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Gangat v Jassat & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 604 (06 May 2022)

BT Group Plc v Patourel [2022] EWCA Civ 593 (06 May 2022)

Storey v British Telecommunications Plc [2022] EWCA Civ 616 (05 May 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Turner v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 617 (06 May 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Heilligger v Westminster Magistrates’ Court & Anor [2022] EWHC 1056 (Admin) (06 May 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Smith v Smith & Anor [2022] EWHC 1035 (Ch) (06 May 2022)

Cooper & Anor v Chapman & Ors (Re estate of Steven Philip Cooper probate) [2022] EWHC 1000 (Ch) (06 May 2022)

Stobart Capital Ltd v Esken Ltd [2022] EWHC 1036 (Ch) (06 May 2022)

Keane v Sargen & Ors [2022] EWHC 1006 (Ch) (06 May 2022)

Brittain v Ferster & Ors [2022] EWHC 1060 (Ch) (06 May 2022)

Clayton Recruitment Ltd v Wilson & Anor [2022] EWHC 1054 (Ch) (05 May 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

Tickle v Herefordshire County Council & Ors [2022] EWHC 1017 (Fam) (04 May 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd v GW Pharma Ltd [2022] EWHC 1012 (Pat) (03 May 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Nursing And Midwifery Council & Anor v Harrold [2022] EWHC 1048 (QB) (06 May 2022)

Ashford Borough Council & Anor v Wilson [2022] EWHC 988 (QB) (05 May 2022)

Pal v Damen & Anor [2022] EWHC 4697 (QB) (05 May 2022)


Ombudsman investigation sees council agree to repay five years of care fee top-ups after it failed to offer affordable alternative placement first – Local Government Lawyer

‘Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed to reimburse “a significant amount of money” to a woman after it did not offer her mother an affordable care home placement, before asking her to pay a top-up towards her mother’s fees.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th May 2022


Off into the Somerset – Local Government Lawyer

‘The President of the Family Division has issued new guidance on remedying breaches of the Adoption Agency Regulations 2005. Jess Purchase sets out the key points.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th April 2022


Court of Appeal backs decision to make collective action opt-out – Legal Futures

‘The difficulty of people signing up to a collective action and the availability of third-party funding were legitimate factors to take into account in making it opt-out, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 9th May 2022


LiP loses costs challenge over ‘no longer instructed’ barrister – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A litigant who tried to argue that his costs order was agreed by a barrister who was no longer instructed has lost a court challenge.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th May 2022


Litigant banned over ‘unjustified’ complaints to regulators – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A former nurse who made “wholly inappropriate and unjustified allegations of wrongdoing” against lawyers has been banned from bringing proceedings for two years by a High Court judge, who said regulators must be “astute in identifying litigants who abusively use [the] regulatory process”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 6th May 2022


‘It strips your humanity’: Civil servant wins six-figure sum over ‘insidious’ Ministry of Justice racism – The Independent

‘A former civil servant received a six-figure pay-out from the government over discrimination after she says was subjected to “insidious” racism during a 20-year battle with the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2022


The Broads: Couple launch legal challenge over water extraction monitoring plans – BBC News

‘A couple who have spent years battling water abstraction in a national park are taking their fight to the High Court.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2022


Priti Patel’s Rwanda plan for UK asylum seekers faces its first legal challenge – The Guardian

‘The first legal action has been launched against Priti Patel’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda as the UN’s refugee agency raised concerns that the UK is “inviting” other European countries to adopt the same divisive immigration policy.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2022


Ofsted to get new powers to tackle illegal unregistered schools in England – BBC News

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‘New legislation would give the schools regulator powers to crack down on unregistered schools operating illegally in England, ministers say.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2022