A5 Milton Keynes: Flooded road crash victim’s partner agrees pay-out – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in accidents, bereavement, compensation, damages, families, inquests, news, road safety, roads by tracey

‘The partner of a woman who died in a crash after driving into standing water on a main road has agreed an £850,000 settlement with Highways England, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 13th, 2023 in financial regulation, legislation by tracey

2023 c. 1 – Finance Act 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 13th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/15 – The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) and Passport (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/13 – The Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/10 – The Energy Bills Support Scheme and Alternative Fuel Payment Pass-through Requirement (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/9 – The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (Non-Standard Cases) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/18 – The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2023

SI 2023/20 – The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Code A) Order 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 13th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

McCue v Glasgow City Council (Scotland) [2023] UKSC 1 (11 January 2023)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Malik v Hussain & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 2 (11 January 2023)

Brian Leighton (Garages) Ltd v Allianz Insurance Plc [2023] EWCA Civ 8 (11 January 2023)

Sharp Corp Ltd v Viterra BV [2023] EWCA Civ 7 (11 January 2023)

S (A Child) & W (A Child), Re (s 20 Accommodation) [2023] EWCA Civ 1 (05 January 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

BH v Norwich Youth Court [2023] EWHC 25 (Admin) (11 January 2023)

Atanasov v District Prosecutor’s Office, Karlovo, Bulgaria [2023] EWHC 18 (Admin) (11 January 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Dormco SICA Ltd & Ors v SBL Carston Ltd [2023] EWHC 20 (Ch) (12 January 2023)

SwissIndependent Trustees SA v Sofer & Ors [2023] EWHC 12 (Ch) (12 January 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Asprey Capital Ltd v Rediresi Ltd & Anor (Re Non-Party Costs Order) [2023] EWHC 28 (Comm) (12 January 2023)

Flowcrete UK Ltd & Ors v Vebro Polymers UK Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 22 (Comm) (11 January 2023)

4VVV Ltd & Ors v Spence & Ors [2023] EWHC 1 (Comm) (06 January 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

CXS v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2023] EWHC 14 (KB) (12 January 2023)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

LJR Interiors Ltd v Cooper Construction Ltd [2023] EWHC 3339 (TCC) (11 January 2023)

Source: www.bailii.org

When is a contractor not a contractor? – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 13th, 2023 in contract of employment, contracting out, contracts, employment, news, taxation by tracey

‘It is essential that contractors, and anyone hiring contractors or consultants, in the UK understand what could give rise to UK employment law obligations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th January 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

St James’s Oncology v Lendlease: the value of project-specific amendments to JCT contracts – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted January 13th, 2023 in construction industry, contracts, drafting, hospitals, indemnities, news by tracey

‘The recent judgment of the TCC in St James’s Oncology SPC Ltd (Project Co) v Lendlease Construction (Europe) Ltd and another provides a fascinating commentary on the importance of drafting a building contract that is tailored to deliver the needs of the employer and the end-user.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog , 12th January 2023

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Class actions focusing on banks and competition law breaches – Legal Futures

Posted January 13th, 2023 in banking, class actions, competition, news by tracey

‘The UK’s biggest banks are facing 109 class actions across different jurisdictions, 41 of them relating to interest rate swaps, research by City law firm RPC has shown.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2023

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Sentence Update: Former Premier League star jailed for £15 million investment fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, fraud, imprisonment, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Premier League star has been jailed today (12 January 2023) for defrauding friends, family members and associates out of £15 million.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Raab faces judicial review over criminal legal aid fees – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Law Society has issued an ultimatum to lord chancellor Dominic Raab over criminal legal aid fees: increase them by the minimum amount recommended by the government-commissioned Bellamy review or face a judicial review.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th January 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Essex mental health deaths review demands legal powers – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in bereavement, hospitals, inquiries, mental health, news by tracey

‘The government has been asked to decide whether to hold the first national public inquiry into mental health deaths.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rogue landlord fined £12,000 for exploiting Bristol tenants – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in consumer protection, deposits, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘A rogue landlord who created fake identities and letting agents to keep deposit money in an “elaborate web of misinformation” has been fined.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home Office accused of failing vulnerable groups in detention centres – watchdog – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in asylum, detention, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, torture, victims by tracey

‘A watchdog says a belief among some Home Office staff that migrants are trying to abuse the system is causing “shortcomings” in the care of vulnerable groups in immigration removal centres. The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s (ICIBI) report focuses on the Home Office’s Rule 35 process, calling it “ineffective”.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British Airways fined for Rhoose engineer’s brain injury – BBC News

‘The company that maintains British Airways’ planes has been fined £230,000 after an employee suffered a brain injury near Cardiff Airport.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Paddleboarder who hit boy in Bristol park sentenced – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in assault, children, compensation, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman who attacked a 12-year-old boy with a paddle has been given a suspended sentence.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

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Performers make pitiful returns on streaming their music, MPs say – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in artistic works, intellectual property, internet, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Performers and creators are making a “pitiful” amount of money from streaming their music online, MPs have said. Musicians should receive a fairer share of revenues and there should be a “complete reset” of the streaming market, according to the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

No action taken on 90% of complaints against police officers, figures show – The Independent

Posted January 13th, 2023 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, statistics by tracey

‘No action has been taken on almost 90 per cent of complaints against police in England and Wales, figures show. Of over 86,000 allegations handled under an official process in 2021-22, a tiny 0.2 per cent resulted in disciplinary proceedings.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Afghan refugees made to move school take UK to court – BBC News

‘A group of Afghan families brought to London after the Taliban took power are taking the government to court because a subsequent move north meant their children had to leave a local school during their GCSE studies.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

West Midlands drug dealers jailed for Welsh county lines network – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2023 in drug offences, drug trafficking, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two West Midlands drug dealers have been jailed for supplying heroin and cocaine to a Welsh village.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk