Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 27th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/697 – The General Pharmaceutical Council (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2022

SI 2022/693 – The Television Licences (Disclosure of Information) Act 2000 (Prescription of Information) Order 2022

SI 2022/691 – The Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations

SI 2022/699 – The Liability of Trade Unions in Proceedings in Tort (Increase of Limits on Damages) Order 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 27th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

SR (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 828 (24 June 2022)

Marepally v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 855 (24 June 2022)

Credico Marketing Ltd & Anor v Lambert & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 864 (23 June 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor (Stage 3) [2022] EWHC 1630 (Admin) (24 June 2022)

Efthimiou, R (On the Application Of) v The City of London [2022] EWHC 1588 (Admin) (23 June 2022)

Karanja, R (On the Application Of) v University of the West of Scotland [2022] EWHC 1520 (Admin) (23 June 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Manolete Partners Plc v Dalal & Ors [2022] EWHC 1597 (Ch) (24 June 2022)

E Realisations 2020 Ltd, Re [2022] EWHC 1575 (Ch) (24 June 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings, Inc & Anor [2022] EWHC 1599 (Comm) (24 June 2022)

The ECU Group Plc v HSBC Bank Plc & Ors [2022] EWHC 1616 (Comm) (24 June 2022)

NKD Maritime Ltd v Bart Maritime (No. 2) Inc [2022] EWHC 1615 (Comm) (24 June 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

A Local Authority v AA [2022] EWHC 1596 (Fam) (15 June 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Crane & Ors v Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) [2022] EWHC 1626 (QB) (24 June 2022)

Pitalia & Anor v NHS Commissioning Board [2022] EWHC 1636 (QB) (24 June 2022)

Devall & Anor v Ministry of Justice [2022] EWHC 1608 (QB) (23 June 2022)

Halborg & Anor v Halborg & Ors [2022] EWHC 1621 (QB) (23 June 2022)

Mathieu v Hinds & Anor (No. 2: Costs) [2022] EWHC 1624 (QB) (23 June 2022)

Gorani, R (On the Application Of) v Sanghera [2022] EWHC 1593 (QB) (22 June 2022)


Daniella Lock: Three Ways the Bill of Rights Bill Undermines UK Sovereignty – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The Bill of Rights Bill is framed by the Government as necessary to ensure “meaningful democratic oversight” of human rights protection in the UK, with Conservative MPs keen to present the Bill as a means to restore sovereignty in the face of interfering judges – both at the level of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and UK courts. However, as this post will argue, the Bill undermines sovereignty and meaningful democratic oversight of rights protection in at least three ways not acknowledged by the Government and the Bill’s supporters. These are in the Bill’s process, presentation and procedures. That is, sovereignty is undermined by, first, the Bill’s process through Parliament, second, its presentation to Parliament by the Government, and third, via the procedures contained in the Bill that facilitate executive interference with judicial scrutiny of human rights protection. As we will see, while the Government purports to be placing parliamentary authority at the centre of UK human rights protection, in reality the executive is seeking more power to manipulate human rights law to its own advantage.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th June 2022


Court of Appeal Refuses Permission to Judicially Review Infected Blood Compensation Scheme – Quarterly Medical Law Review

‘In a judgment handed down on 4 February 2022, the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal for permission to apply for judicial review concerning the lawfulness of the England Infected Blood Support Scheme (EIBSS) (the “Scheme”). The Court of Appeal concluded that the Scheme’s exclusion of those infected with hepatitis B was not discriminatory. In any event, the Secretary of State’s justification for who was to be compensated under the ex gratia Scheme was to be given a wide margin of appreciation by the courts.’

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Quarterly Medical Law Review , 24th June 2022


Land Value Capture Via CPO – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2022 in bills, compensation, compulsory purchase, consultations, local government, news by tracey

‘Simon Ricketts examines the Government’s proposed reforms in relation to compensation following compulsory purchase.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th June 2022


National Deprivation of Liberty Court handling applications covering children to be launched next month – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 27th, 2022 in children, deprivation of liberty safeguards, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘The President of the Family Division has confirmed the launch of a National DoLs (Deprivation of Liberty) court on 4 July 2022 that will deal with applications seeking authorisation to deprive children of their liberty.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd June 2022


The end of ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions Research Briefing Published Saturday, 25 June, 2022 – House of Commons Library

Posted June 27th, 2022 in bills, housing, landlord & tenant, news, parliament, repossession by tracey

‘A Bill will be introduced in the 2022-23 parliamentary session to abolish “no-fault” section 21 evictions in the private rented sector. This paper covers the background and reactions to date.’

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House of Commons Library , 25th June 2022


Research Briefing: Northern Ireland Protocol – House of Commons Library

‘Briefings on the Northern Ireland Protocol, including on EU-UK negotiations, Article 16, international law, and information on the UK Government announcement to change the Protocol through the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill.’

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House of Commons Library , 26th June 2022


Court rejects claim that instructions of counsel create conflict – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 27th, 2022 in barristers, costs, judicial review, law firms, news, professional conduct, pupillage by tracey

‘A costs judge has rejected calls for claimant lawyers to be punished for alleged conflict in the way counsel was instructed to handle a case.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th June 2022


‘I wouldn’t have the money to pay a lawyer’: tenants left without means to sue rogue landlords – The Guardian

‘Poor and vulnerable tenants who are evicted from their homes or living in dangerous conditions will lose the chance to take their landlords to court when new government rules on legal costs come into force next year, experts are warning.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2022


Warning new internet laws will hand ministers ‘unprecedented’ powers – The Independent

‘New internet legislation will hand ministers “unprecedented” censorship powers, with significant implications for free speech, new research warns.’

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The Independent, 27th June 2022


FCA investigates Wise co-founder after tax default – The Guardian

‘The UK’s financial regulator is investigating the co-founder of payments company Wise after he failed to pay his taxes.

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The Guardian, 27th June 2022


Barristers walk out of courts in strike over legal aid funding – BBC News

‘Barristers will walk out of courts across England and Wales on Monday in a dispute over legal aid funding. During the strikes, they will not accept new cases or take on work for colleagues whose cases have overrun.’

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BBC news, 27th June 2022