Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 27th, 2022 in legislation by michael

SI 2022/592 – The Green Gas Support Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/591 – The Integrated Care Boards (Nomination of Ordinary Members) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/589 – The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Revocation) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/588 – The Customs (Export Declarations) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/587 – The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 27th, 2022 in law reports by michael

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd & Anor v Generics (UK) Ltd & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 699 (27 May 2022)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Akter & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 741 (27 May 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Garrett, R (On the Application Of) v Legal Aid Agency [2022] EWHC 1258 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

Hiley v The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing And Communities & Anor [2022] EWHC 1289 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

Pancu v Judicial Authority for Romania [2022] EWHC 1287 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

Secretary of State for Justice, R (On the Application Of) v The Parole Board Of England And Wales & Anor [2022] EWHC 1282 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

Hawker v The Health And Care Professions Council [2022] EWHC 1228 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

Green & Ors v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [2022] EWHC 1286 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

Gurskis v Latvian Judicial Authority [2022] EWHC 1305 (Admin) (27 May 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority v Azima [2022] EWHC 1295 (Ch) (27 May 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Kinled Investments Ltd v Zopa Group Ltd [2022] EWHC 1194 (Comm) (27 May 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Camberley Group & Ors v Foster & Ors [2022] EWHC 1309 (QB) (27 May 2022)

High Court (Technology & Construction Court)

Standard Life Assurance Lid v Gleeds (UK) (a firm) & Ors [2022] EWHC 1310 (TCC) (27 May 2022)

Tjd Trade Limited v Bam Construction Limited [2022] EWHC 1285 (TCC) (26 May 2022)


New Judgment: Competition and Markets Authority v Flynn Pharma Ltd and another, and Competition and Markets Authority v Pfizer Inc and another [2022] UKSC 14 – UKSC Blog

Posted May 27th, 2022 in appeals, competition, costs, news, ombudsmen, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Respondent is a public body tasked with investigating companies suspected of breaching competition law and penalising those found to have done so. The Appellants are both pharmaceutical companies fined by the CMA and both appealed to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) challenging the CMA’s decision. The CAT allowed the appeals in part, set aside part of the CMA’s decision, and remitted the case to the CMA for reconsideration.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th May 2022


Lessons in dishonesty – 1 Crown Office Row

Posted May 27th, 2022 in appeals, chambers articles, deceit, doctors, news, professional conduct by sally

‘Are there lessons to be learned from three recent High Court decisions concerning allegations of dishonesty? It is instructive that the cases involved the three types of appeal that can bring a disciplinary/regulatory case before the High Court.’

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1 Crown Office Row, 24th May 2022


Margaret Thatcher statue egg-thrower Jeremy Webster fined – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2022 in fines, monuments, news, political parties, public order by sally

‘A university arts chief who threw eggs at a statue of Margaret Thatcher within hours of its installation has been fined £90.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2022


Supreme Court maintains SRA costs protection for failed prosecutions – Legal Futures

‘The Supreme Court has upheld the principle that costs should only be awarded against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in unsuccessful prosecutions where there is good reason to do so.’

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Legal Futures, 26th May 2022


CPS guidance ‘makes things worse’ for rape survivors, victims’ commissioner says – The Guardian

‘New guidance designed to give rape victims confidence to get therapy before their trial “makes things worse” for survivors and lessened their protections, according to the victims’ commissioner, Vera Baird.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2022


City council prosecutes landlord for unlawfully evicting family of five – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2022 in harassment, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Chelmsford City Council has prosecuted a landlord who unlawfully evicted a family of five from their home in Chelmsford, Essex, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th May 2022


New rules to protect sex assault victims’ privacy – BBC News

‘Victims of sexual offences have been promised less invasion into their private lives under changes to how evidence is gathered for trials.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2022


Courts send different messages to lawyers over witness statements – Legal Futures

Posted May 27th, 2022 in drafting, judges, news, practice directions, witnesses by sally

‘The strengthened rules on witness statements should not be used as a “weapon with which to fillet” essentially insignificant failures to comply, a High Court judge has said.’

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Legal Futures, 27th May 2022


Joint Enterprise: Does Conviction By Association Pose A Risk To Human Rights? – Each Other

‘ “Joint enterprise” is a common law doctrine according to which an individual can be jointly convicted of the crime of another. It is a feature of law that has been misinterpreted for over 30 years. Now, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) may face legal action for breaching their duties under the Equality Act 2010 by failing to record data on joint enterprise prosecutions.’

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Each Other, 26th May 2022