Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted October 12th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/1035 – The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1030 – The Tribunal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 12th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

G, Re (Court of Protection: Injunction) [2022] EWCA Civ 1312 (11 October 2022)

Argentum Exploration Ltd v The Silver and All Persons Claiming To Be Interested In And/or To Have Rights In Respect Of, the Silver [2022] EWCA Civ 1318 (11 October 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Tax Returned Ltd & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2022] EWHC 2515 (Admin) (11 October 2022)

Shashikanth, R (On the Application Of) v NHS Litigation Authority & Anor [2022] EWHC 2526 (Admin) (11 October 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Grant & Ors v FR Acquisitions Corporation (Europe) Ltd & Anor (Re Lehman Brothers International (Europe)) [2022] EWHC 2532 (Ch) (11 October 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

Duggan, Re (Contempt In the Face of the Court) [2022] EWHC 2529 (Fam) (07 October 2022)


Unions Launch Legal Action Over The Government’s Agency Workers Strike Law – Each Other

‘Ten trade unions are taking legal action against the government’s new regulations that allow agency workers to fill in for workers on strike. ‘

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Each Other, 12th October 2022


Will your UK damages be taxable? –

Posted October 12th, 2022 in capital gains tax, damages, income tax, news, taxation by tracey

‘Awards and settlements in commercial disputes can be taxable in the claimant’s hands. The tax treatment of damages should be considered at an early stage as this may need to be factored into the amount claimed. Tax also needs to be considered in settlement negotiations to ensure the offer is enough.’

Full Story, 11th October 2022


Council makes its first Interim Management Order to take over running of HMO following failings of landlord – Local Government Lawyer

‘Coventry City Council has made its first Interim Management order following what it described as a landlord’s “persistent failure” to licence a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the area.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2022


Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted October 12th, 2022 in judges, judiciary, legal profession, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘Closing speech by the Lord Chief Justice: 2022 Legal Wales Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th October 2022


Royal College of Nursing issues apology after damning report into its culture – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2022 in bullying, employment, equality, harassment, news, nurses, trade unions, women by tracey

‘The Royal College of Nursing has pledged to leave “no stone unturned” after a damning report into its culture.’

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The Independent, 11th October 2022


Update on Transgender Prisoners –

Posted October 12th, 2022 in gender, government departments, news, parliament, prisons, transgender persons by tracey

‘Statement made by Brandon Lewis – update on transgender prisoners.’

Full Story, 11th October 2022


Vegan who said tackling mouse infestation was ‘against ethical beliefs’ is fined – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2022 in animals, environmental health, fines, housing, local government, news, veganism by tracey

‘A vegan who failed to deal with a mouse infestation at her mid-terrace home, claiming that taking action would go against her ethical beliefs, has been fined by a court.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2022


Children’s commissioner demands ambition, not ‘tinkering’, in childcare reform – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2022 in children, government departments, news, school children by tracey

‘The children’s commissioner for England has poured cold water on Liz Truss’s proposal to scrap regulations governing child-to-staff ratios in nurseries, describing it as tinkering around the edges and calling instead for ambitious and transformative reform of the childcare sector.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2022


Former UCL academic to pay damages after harassing colleague for months – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2022 in damages, defamation, employment, harassment, internet, news, universities by tracey

‘A former academic at University College London must pay almost £50,000 in damages to a former colleague after falsely portraying her as a sex worker on social media as part of a months-long campaign of harassment.’

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The Guardian,12th October 2022


Council houses perpetrator’s relative in same street as abuse victim – BBC News

‘A domestic abuse victim and her children were “forced to flee” their new home when the council moved the perpetrator’s relative into their road.’

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BBC news, 11th October 2022


Birmingham gang jailed over firearms conversion plot – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2022 in firearms, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Three members of a criminal gang have been jailed for their part in buying dozens of blank-firing handguns with a plan to turn them into live weapons.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2022