Five things that are new under the Subsidy Control Act – Mills & Reeve

Posted May 12th, 2022 in competition, EC law, legislation, news, state aids, treaties by sally

‘On 28 April 2022, the Subsidy Control Bill received Royal Assent and became the Subsidy Control Act 2022. The Act is expected to come into force in autumn 2022. Until then, the provisions of the Subsidy Control Chapter of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU will continue to apply. This article highlights five things that will change when the Act comes into force.’

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Mills & Reeve, 10th May 2022


New Acts –

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022


Paul Grayson: Voyeur Sheffield nurse who filmed up patients’ gowns jailed – BBC News

‘A nurse “fixated by sex” who filmed up the gowns of unconscious hospital patients has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2022


New Judgment: Zipvit Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (No 2) [2022] UKSC 12 – UKSC Blog

‘This is the second judgment given by the Supreme Court in this case. In the first judgment ([2020] UKSC 15), the Court set out the background to the dispute and made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union, upon which judgment was delivered on the 13th of January 2022. The Supreme Court could then determine this appeal without the need for any further hearing.’

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UKSC Blog, 11th May 2022


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 12th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/520 – The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/519 – The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/518 – The Environment Act 2021 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/516 – The Competition Act 1998 (Vertical Agreements Block Exemption) Order 2022

SI 2022/525 – The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements and Tariff Quotas) (Ukraine) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/523 – The Magistrates’ Courts (Amendment) Rules 2022

SI 2022/511 – The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Publication of Public Spaces Protection Orders) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/505 – The Special Constables (Membership of the Police Federation etc.) (England and Wales) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/532 – The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/531 – The Finance Act 2020, Section 112 (Local Loans) (Appointed Day) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/529 – The Income Tax (Exemption of Social Security Benefits) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/528 – The Customs (Variation of Import Duty) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/526 – The National Insurance Contributions (Application of Part 7 of the Finance Act 2004) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/524 – The Immigration (Passenger Transit Visa) (Amendment) Order 2022

SI 2022/521 – The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Amendment) (England) Order 2022


Commercial Court “actively looking” to hear cases outside London – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2022 in Commercial Court, judiciary, lists, London, news by sally

‘The judge in charge of the Commercial Court has said she is “actively looking” for cases that can be heard outside of London.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2022


Section 40: government to repeal controversial media law – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2022 in costs, media, news, repeals by sally

‘A controversial law that could force publishers to pay the costs of the people who sue them, even if they win, is to be repealed, the government has announced.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 12th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Zipvit Ltd v Revenue and Customs (Respondent) (No 2) [2022] UKSC 12 (11 May 2022)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

D (A Child) (Appeal From the Registration of a Maintenance Order) [2022] EWCA Civ 641 (11 May 2022)

AKC v Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust [2022] EWCA Civ 630 (10 May 2022)

Edengate Homes (Butley Hall) Ltd, Re [2022] EWCA Civ 626 (09 May 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Macmillan Cancer Support v Toogood [2022] EWCA Crim 633 (11 May 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bazys v The Vilnius County Court, Republic of Lithuania & Anor [2022] EWHC 1094 (Admin) (11 May 2022)

Social Work England v Essiful [2022] EWHC 1089 (Admin) (10 May 2022)

Manchester City Council v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities & Anor [2022] EWHC 1062 (Admin) (10 May 2022)

Piekarski v District Court In Lublin, Poland [2022] EWHC 1088 (Admin) (10 May 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

King & Ors v Kings Solutions Group Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 1099 (Ch) (11 May 2022)

Allianz Global Investors GmbH & Ors v G4S Ltd [2022] EWHC 1081 (Ch) (10 May 2022)

Haya Holco 2 Plc, Re [2022] EWHC 1079 (Ch) (09 May 2022)

Rail for London Ltd v London Borough of Hackney [2022] EWHC 1075 (Ch) (09 May 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

G v W [2022] EWHC 1101 (Fam) (11 May 2022)

H v R & Anor [2022] EWHC 1073 (Fam) (10 May 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Saint-Gobain Adfors SAS v 3m Innovative Properties Co [2022] EWHC 1018 (Pat) (09 May 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

National Highways Ltd v Persons Unknown & Ors [2022] EWHC 1105 (QB) (11 May 2022)

Giaquinto & Ors v ITI Capital Ltd [2022] EWHC 973 (QB) (10 May 2022)


The Government’s Proposed Bill Of Rights Is A ‘Power Grab’ – Each Other

‘On the same day Prince Charles declared in the Queen’s Speech that the government intends to replace the Human Rights Act (HRA) with a new Bill of Rights, civil liberties activists rallied behind a campaign in what may be a last attempt to protect it.’

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Each Other, 11th May 2022


Council facing judicial review challenge over approval of plans to double size of poultry farm – Local Government Lawyer

‘A judicial review application has been made against Powys County Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the expansion of a poultry farm that is in the catchment area of a Special Area of Conservation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2022


Judge throws out most of Swedish businessman’s libel claim in England – The Guardian

‘A British judge has thrown out large parts of a libel action by a Swedish businessman who tried to sue journalists writing about his company before its flotation on a Norwegian stock exchange.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2022