Law Commission Marriage Review – timeline – Law & Religion UK

Posted July 19th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The final report of the Law Commission on how and where people can marry in England and Wales was published on 19 July 2022. The Commission was asked by government to conduct a review of marriage in December 2014, and we have followed the progress of the initiative in a series of posts, links to which are reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 18th July 2022


Your sand in marriage: plans to relax wedding rules in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted July 19th, 2022 in families, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘Couples could soon marry on a cruise, in their kitchen or during a day out at the beach under proposals to tear up current restrictions on where weddings can be held.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2022


Artificial intelligence rules to require human liability – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 19th, 2022 in artificial intelligence, bills, data protection, news by sally

‘Artificial intelligence systems will have to identify a legal person to be held responsible for any problems under proposals for regulating AI unveiled by the government today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th July 2022


Is The Prevent Programme Compatible With Human Rights? – Each Other

Posted July 19th, 2022 in equality, freedom of expression, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘Many organisations and individuals have criticised the government’s Prevent programme, which forms part of the UK counter-terrorism strategy.’

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Each Other, 18th July 2022


Consumers increasingly shopping around for lawyers, panel finds – Legal Futures

Posted July 19th, 2022 in consumer protection, legal services, news, statistics by sally

‘Regulatory initiatives to encourage consumers to shop around, such as making it easier for them to compare prices, are starting to pay off, according to the Legal Services Consumer Panel’s 11th annual tracker survey.’

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Legal Futures, 19th July 2022


Fares Maatou death: Two teenagers guilty of murdering boy with sword – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2022 in children, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a 14-year-old boy with a sword concealed in a walking stick.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2022


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 19th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/828 – The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (Commencement No. 2) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/821 – The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2022

SI 2022/815 – The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2022

SI 2022/813 – The Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment (Temporary Increase) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/808 – The Care Standards Act 2000 (Extension of the Application of Part 2 to Supported Accommodation) (England) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/793 – The Home Loss Payments (Prescribed Amounts) (England) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/783 – The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2022


Court orders UK government to explain how net zero policies will reach targets – The Guardian

‘The high court has ordered the government to outline exactly how its net zero policies will achieve emissions targets, after a legal challenge from environmental groups.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 19th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Tower Bridge GP Ltd v Revenue And Customs [2022] EWCA Civ 998 (18 July 2022)

Brook Avenue Residents Against Development (Barad), R (On the Application Of) v Hanslip & Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 983 (15 July 2022)

Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers & Ors v Tesco Stores Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 978 (15 July 2022)

LM (Albania), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 977 (15 July 2022)

Abdikadir v London Borough of Ealing [2022] EWCA Civ 979 (15 July 2022)

B, Re (Children: Police Investigation) [2022] EWCA Civ 982 (15 July 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

R v Morris [2022] EWCA Crim 800 (18 July 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

ZK, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Havering [2022] EWHC 1854 (Admin) (18 July 2022)

Haytop Country Park Ltd v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government & Anor [2022] EWHC 1848 (Admin) (15 July 2022)

Director of Public Prosecutions v Instone & Anor [2022] EWHC 1840 (Admin) (15 July 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd & Ors v Warner-Lambert Company LLC [2022] EWHC 1856 (Ch) (18 July 2022)

Tonstate Group Ltd & Ors v Wojakovski [2022] EWHC 1771 (Ch) (15 July 2022)

BTI 2014 LLC v PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP & Anor [2022] EWHC 1781 (Ch) (15 July 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Contra Holdings Ltd v Bamford [2022] EWHC 1857 (Comm) (18 July 2022)

Upham & Ors v HSBC UK Bank Plc [2022] EWHC 1843 (Comm) (15 July 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Sandoz Ltd & Ors v TEVA UK Ltd [2022] EWHC 1831 (Pat) (15 July 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Npower Commercial Gas Ltd v SEP Properties Ltd [2022] EWHC 1844 (QB) (15 July 2022)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd v Peel L&P Investments and Property Ltd [2022] EWHC 1842 (TCC) (15 July 2022)


Criminal courts face further disruption as barristers strike for fourth week – The Independent

‘Barristers have walked out for a fourth week as industrial action continues at courts around the country.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2022