Personal injury solicitor awarded £32,000 for unfair dismissal – Legal Futures

‘A personal injury solicitor who was transferred to a new law firm without notice or consultation has been awarded just under £32,000 in damages by an employment tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 10th November 2022


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted November 10th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/1145 – The Exclusivity Terms for Zero Hours Workers (Unenforceability and Redress) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1153 – The Subsidy Control (Subsidy Database Information Requirements) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1152 – The Subsidy Control (Information-Gathering Powers) (Modification) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1150 – The Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1149 – The Local Land Charges (Amendment) Rules 2022

SI 2022/1148 – The Childcare Payments (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1147 – The Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010 Transfer Pricing Guidelines Designation Order 2022

SI 2022/1146 – The Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2022

SI 2022/1144 – The Hybrid and Other Mismatches (Financial Instruments: Excluded Instruments) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1163 – The Water Fluoridation (Consultation) (England) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1162 – The Warm Home Discount (Reconciliation) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1151 – The Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1168 – The Football Spectators (Relevant Offences) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1165 – The Insurance Contracts (Tax) (Change in Accounting Standards) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1164 – The Finance Act 2022, Part 2 of Schedule 5 (Insurance Contracts: Change in Accounting Standards) (Commencement and Savings Provision) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1134 – The Childcare (Free of Charge for Working Parents) (England) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/1133 – The Early Years Foundation Stage (Welfare Requirements) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 10th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

SSE Generation Ltd & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Competition and Markets Authority [2022] EWCA Civ 1472 (08 November 2022)

GW Pharma Ltd & Anor v Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1462 (08 November 2022)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Anderson v R. [2022] EWCA Crim 1465 (09 November 2022)

Richards v Rex [2022] EWCA Crim 1470 (08 November 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Director of Public Prosecutions v Charlesworth [2022] EWHC 2835 (Admin) (09 November 2022)

Bouchti v London Borough of Enfield [2022] EWHC 2809 (Admin) (09 November 2022)

CPRE (Somerset), R (On the Application Of) v South Somerset District Council [2022] EWHC 2817 (Admin) (08 November 2022)

Tesco Stores Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Allerdale Borough Council [2022] EWHC 2827 (Admin) (08 November 2022)

YR, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Lambeth [2022] EWHC 2813 (Admin) (08 November 2022)

Build Hollywood Ltd v London Borough of Hackney [2022] EWHC 2806 (Admin) (07 November 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Margulies v Margulies [2022] EWHC 2843 (Ch) (10 November 2022)

Hopes & Anor (Trustees of the Skandia Life Policy Trust) v Burton & Ors [2022] EWHC 2770 (Ch) (09 November 2022)

Weiss Technik UK Ltd & Ors v Davies & Ors [2022] EWHC 2773 (Ch) (08 November 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Ltd & Ors v Tughans (a firm) [2022] EWHC 2825 (Comm) (09 November 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd & Anor v Novartis AG & Anor [2022] EWHC 2847 (Pat) (10 November 2022)

Lisa Draxlmaier GmbH v BOS GmbH & Co KG [2022] EWHC 2823 (Pat) (08 November 2022)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

AB v Chief Constable of British Transport Police [2022] EWHC 2749 (KB) (07 November 2022)


Assault EW cases and the perverse effects of virtue-signalling legislation – Counsel

Posted November 10th, 2022 in assault, autism, emergency services, hospitals, imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Defence lawyers are concerned that charging is frequently not in the public interest and that defendants with severe mental health problems and/or who are neurodivergent are being pointlessly swept into the criminal justice system, warns Penelope Gibbs.’

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Counsel, November 2022


Cloudside man who served mince pies in lockdown jailed – BBC News

‘A man who broke Covid lockdown rules by serving wine and mince pies at a shooting club, then later attempted to destroy evidence, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2022


MPs warn court system is failing to support public understanding of justice system – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 10th, 2022 in civil justice, criminal justice, judgments, news, reports by sally

‘The Justice Committee has called for a “renewed focus” in the court system to remove barriers to the media and members of the public coming to court proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th November 2022


Councils in court over hotels housing asylum seekers – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2022 in asylum, change of use, hotels, injunctions, local government, news, planning by sally

‘Lawyers for two councils have urged the High Court to block the Home Office’s contractors from using large hotels to house asylum seekers, claiming the schemes break planning laws and harm communities.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2022


UK teenager’s death probably caused by bed blocking breathing tube – coroner – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2022 in hospitals, inquests, news, young persons by sally

‘A teenager died shortly after routine surgery when a breathing tube became blocked, possibly when it was squashed by the wheels of her recovery bed, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2022