SRA forced to wait for end of Post Office inquiry to take action – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is going to have to wait until the end of the Post Office inquiry before it can take formal disciplinary action against any lawyers involved in the scandal, it has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 24th October 2022


Deputy High Court judge calls for non-means assessed legal aid for parents involved in deprivation of liberty proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

‘There is a compelling case for parents involved in deprivation of liberty proceedings to be treated the same as respondents in care proceedings when it comes to the provision of legal aid, a Deputy High Court Judge has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th October 2022


Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: Peers set to scrutinise it line-by-line – BBC News

Posted October 25th, 2022 in amendments, bills, brexit, news, Northern Ireland by sally

‘The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill moves to its next stage in the House of Lords on Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2022


Women barristers closing pay gap a little in some areas of practice – Legal Futures

Posted October 25th, 2022 in barristers, news, remuneration, statistics, women by sally

‘Women barristers are closing the pay gap with their male colleagues in certain practice areas but it remains vast in the higher-earning areas of work, the Bar Council has found.’

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Legal Futures, 25th October 2022


Mother of tragic baby Andrew guilty of child cruelty – The Independent

Posted October 25th, 2022 in child cruelty, domestic violence, homicide, news by sally

‘A mother has been found guilty of cruelty towards her young son, who was killed by her boyfriend.’

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The Independent, 24th October 2022


‘Enablers’ in spotlight as economic crime bill takes next step – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The role of “professional enablers” in white-collar crime is set to come under new scrutiny this week as the government’s Economic Crime and Transparency Bill enters its next parliamentary stage. Ministers are expected to come under pressure to accept amendments that would lower the threshold for the prosecution of individuals for corporate crimes and to create new “failure to prevent” offences.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th October 2022


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted October 25th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/1079 – The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Designations etc.) (Amendment) Order 2022

SI 2022/1071 – The Sentencing Act 2020 (Serious Violence Reduction Orders: Retention and Disposal of Seized Items) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1024 – The Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Hospital and Other Pharmacy Services) Order 2022 (Commencement) Order of Council 2022

SI 2022/1023 – The Pharmacy (Responsible Pharmacists, Superintendent Pharmacists etc.) Order 2022 (Commencement) Order of Council 2022


Research Briefing: The end of ‘no fault’ section 21 evictions – House of Commons Library

Posted October 25th, 2022 in bills, consultations, housing, landlord & tenant, news, repossession by sally

‘The Queen’s Speech 2022 committed to a Bill in the 2022-23 session to abolish “no-fault” section 21 evictions in the private rented sector. This paper covers developments to date.’

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House of Commons Library, 24th October 2022


Rishi Sunak urged to scrap ‘undemocratic’ proposals to axe 2,400 laws – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2022 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, repeals by sally

‘Employers, trade unions, lawyers and environmentalists are calling on Rishi Sunak to scrap Jacob Rees-Mogg’s legislation that would sweep away 2,400 laws derived from the EU.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 25th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Kelly-Lambo v Lambo [2022] EWHC 2672 (Ch) (21 October 2022)

Shuker v Inspecs Ltd (Rev1) [2022] EWHC 2668 (Ch) (21 October 2022)

Manolete Partners Plc v Coleman & Ors (Re David Coleman & Co Ltd) [2022] EWHC 2644 (Ch) (20 October 2022)

Malik v Henley Homes Plc [2022] EWHC 2611 (Ch) (20 October 2022)

Bank of London Group Ltd v Simmons & Simmons Llp [2022] EWHC 2617 (Ch) (20 October 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

National Iranian Oil Company v Crescent Petroleum Company International Ltd & Anor [2022] EWHC 2641 (Comm) (21 October 2022)

Ceto Shipping Corporation v Savory Shipping Inc [2022] EWHC 2636 (Comm) (21 October 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

E (A Child), Re [2022] EWHC 2650 (Fam) (19 October 2022)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Evans v R&V Allgemeine Verischerung AG [2022] EWHC 2688 (KB) (24 October 2022)

Muyepa v Ministry of Defence [2022] EWHC 2648 (KB) (21 October 2022)

Esso Petroleum Company Ltd v Breen & Ors [2022] EWHC 2664 (KB) (21 October 2022)

Atmani & Ors v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea & Ors [2022] EWHC 2618 (KB) (19 October 2022)