Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted August 12th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/899 – The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/889 – The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 12th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Riley v Murray [2022] EWCA Civ 1146 (11 August 2022)

Iyieke, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 1147 (11 August 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Olive & Ors, R. v [2022] EWCA Crim 1141 (10 August 2022)

Stewart & Ors, R. v [2022] EWCA Crim 1063 (29 July 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bailey, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2022] EWHC 2125 (Admin) (09 August 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

CMG Pension Trustees Limited v CGI IT UK Ltd (Rev1) [2022] EWHC 2130 (Ch) (11 August 2022)

Al Assam & Ors v Tsouvelekakis [2022] EWHC 2137 (Ch) (11 August 2022)

Reynard v Fox & Ors [2022] EWHC 2124 (Ch) (10 August 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Eastern Pacific Chartering Inc v Pola Maritime Ltd [2022] EWHC 2095 (Comm) (10 August 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Mincione v Rizzoli Corriere Della Sera Media Group Spa & Ors [2022] EWHC 2128 (QB) (12 August 2022)


Compare The Market ruling ‘not green light’ for price restriction clauses –

Posted August 12th, 2022 in appeals, competition, fines, insurance, news, tribunals by tracey

‘A recent UK ruling does not mean that clauses in contracts that place restrictions on the price suppliers can offer products or services on other sales channels beyond their own are acceptable under competition law, an expert has said.’

Full Story, 11th August 2022


‘Utterly dishonest’ Axiom fund solicitor jailed for fraud – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 12th, 2022 in company directors, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, solicitors by tracey

‘Astruck-off solicitor who dishonestly funnelled nearly £20m of investors’ money from a legal financing fund into his own pocket to fund a luxury lifestyle has been jailed for 14 years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th August 2022


Fine for partners over years of multiple accounts rules breaches – Legal Futures

‘Two partners at a former London firm have been fined a total of £25,000 for an improper transfer of a client’s funds and allowing more than 1,700 matters to go stale, among other accounts rules breaches.’

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Legal Futures, 12th August 2022


Consultation: Revisions to sentencing guidelines for child cruelty offences – Family Law

‘The Sentencing Council is consulting on updated sentencing guidelines for offenders convicted of child cruelty offences, including causing or allowing death or serious injury, or neglect in England and Wales.’

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Family Law, 11th August 2022


The rights of cohabiting partners – UK Parliament

Posted August 12th, 2022 in cohabitation, divorce, families, news by tracey

‘This is a House of Commons Committee report, with recommendations to government. The Government has two months to respond.’

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UK Parliament, 4th August 2022


Tony Hudgell’s adoptive mother ‘over the moon’ that his abuser may stay in jail – The Independent

‘The adoptive mother of Tony Hudgell, a little boy who was tortured by his parents, has said she is “over the moon” that his birth mother may not be released from jail this week as planned.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2022


Online Safety Bill is not fit for purpose, say IT experts – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2022 in bills, freedom of expression, government departments, internet, news by tracey

‘A survey of industry professionals has found many are uncertain if the proposed internet safety laws are workable in their current form.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2022


Almost 1.5m England and Wales crime victims opt not to pursue cases – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, political parties, prosecutions, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Almost 1.5 million victims of crime in England and Wales have decided not to pursue their cases, feeding concern that public confidence in the criminal justice system has collapsed.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2022


Frederick Barclay avoids jail as high court gives him three months to pay ex-wife – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2022 in divorce, families, financial provision, news by tracey

‘Judge rebukes former Ritz hotel owner for failing to pay £100m divorce settlement.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2022


Sheffield ultrasound clinic not giving expectant mothers safe care – CQC – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2022 in birth, complaints, hospitals, news, pregnancy, quality assurance by tracey

‘An ultrasound clinic has been told to make improvements after failing to ensure expectant mothers receive “safe and effective care”.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2022