Children law update – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 20th, 2023 in appeals, children, families, family courts, local government, news by tracey

‘Michael Jones discusses a wide range of recent children law rulings from the Court of Appeal and the Family Division.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th January 2023


The CIL appeal in Braithwaite – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 20th, 2023 in appeals, housing, local government, news, notification, planning by tracey

‘Christopher Cant sets out the lessons to be learned from an important Court of Appeal ruling on the effect of a “revised liability notice” for Community Infrastructure Levy upon an earlier liability notice relating to a housing and office development for which planning permission had been granted.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th January 2023


Statutory Instruments –

Posted January 20th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/35 – The Merchant Shipping (Watercraft) Order 2023

SI 2023/53 – The National Health Service (NHS Payment Scheme – Consultation) (No. 2) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/45 – The Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/44 – The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 20th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd [2023] UKSC 2 (18 January 2023)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Alam & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 30 (19 January 2023)

Prior & Ors v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Rev1) [2023] EWCA Civ 32 (19 January 2023)

Raza v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 29 (18 January 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kuzmin v General Medical Council [2023] EWHC 60 (Admin) (18 January 2023)

Leeson, R (On the Application Of) v His Majesty’s Area Coroner for Manchester South [2023] EWHC 62 (Admin) (18 January 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd v THG PLC & Ors [2023] EWHC 65 (Ch) (18 January 2023)

Quantum Advisory Ltd v Quantum Actuarial LLP [2023] EWHC 47 (Ch) (18 January 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Integral Petroleum SA v Petrogat FZE & Ors [2023] EWHC 44 (Comm) (18 January 2023)

Navig8 Chemicals Pool Inc v Aeturnum Energy International PTE Ltd [2023] EWHC 67 (Comm) (18 January 2023)

ILFC Aircraft 32A-1808 Ltd v Fly Bosnia DOO [2023] EWHC 69 (Comm) (18 January 2023)

Peregrine Aviation Bravo Ltd & Ors v Laudamotion GmbH & Anor [2023] EWHC 48 (Comm) (17 January 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Csoka v The Lord Chancellor [2023] EWHC 54 (KB) (18 January 2023)

Gerko v Seal & Ors [2023] EWHC 63 (KB) (18 January 2023)


Firm handed largest-ever fine for transparency rules non-compliance – Legal Futures

Posted January 20th, 2023 in fines, law firms, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by tracey

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has fined a law firm that did not comply with its transparency rules £3,500, the highest penalty it has issued for the offence.’

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Legal Futures, 20th January 2023


Media get the go-ahead to report family proceedings – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Journalists will be able to report on family court proceedings for the first time as part of a new pilot in a “big cultural change” to the Family Division. The hope is that the Transparency Reporting Pilot, to be conducted at three courts, will improve transparency and accountability.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th January 2023


Why are there so few registered psychologists working as expert witnesses in private law proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted January 20th, 2023 in expert witnesses, families, family courts, mental health, news, psychiatrists by tracey

‘Dr Mark Hardiman, Chartered Psychologist based in The Psychology Clinic of East Anglia. Alongside his work in public law, in recent years he has developed a special interest and practice relating to high conflict post separation parenting and private law psychological assessment.’

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Family Law Week, 18th January 2023


Better protection for rape victims from invasive record requests – Home Office

‘The Home Office will legislate to protect people, including rape victims, from unnecessary requests for personal records.’

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Home Office, 20th January 2023


Train firms ordered to stop misusing cancellation loophole – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2023 in news, railways, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Train operators have been ordered by a regulator to stop misusing a process which removes services from schedules without them being classed as cancelled.’

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The Independent, 20th January 2023


People born of rape now recognised in Victims’ Code in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2023 in bills, children, families, Ministry of Justice, news, pregnancy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A woman conceived through rape, who has campaigned for a change in the law to recognise people like herself as victims, is celebrating after achieving her goal. The government has announced that the victims’ bill will extend the definition of a “victim” to include people who are born as a result of rape. It means England and Wales will be among the first in the world to officially confer victim status to children born of rape.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2023


Beth Matthews: Blogger who took poisonous substance failed by hospital – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2023 in hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news, suicide by tracey

‘A mental health blogger who took her own life by swallowing a poisonous substance was failed by the psychiatric hospital caring for her, a jury has found.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023


Former Royal Marine seeks £1.5m in damages over hearing loss – BBC News

‘A former Royal Marine is seeking more than £1m in damages from the government over “noise-induced hearing loss”.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023