The chain of reasoning: Lady Rose of Colmworth – Counsel

Posted February 20th, 2023 in diversity, equality, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court, women by tracey

‘Currently the only female UK Supreme Court Justice, Lady Rose gives a rare insight into the subtext of judicial interventions, the process of deliberations and makes the case for a broader pool of advocates and judges.’

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Counsel, 13th February 2023


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted February 20th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/166 – The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills Order 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 20th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Benyatov v Credit Suisse (Securities) Europe Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 140 (17 February 2023)

InterDigital Technology Corporation & Ors v OnePlus Technology (Shenzen) Co & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 166 (17 February 2023)

Davies v Ford & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 167 (17 February 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Muorah v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government & Anor [2023] EWHC 285 (Admin) (17 February 2023)

Moniak, R (On the Application Of) v Financial Ombudsman Service [2023] EWHC 333 (Admin) (17 February 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mehers v Khilji [2023] EWHC 298 (Ch) (17 February 2023)

Mackenzie v Rosenblatt Solicitors & Anor [2023] EWHC 331 (Ch) (17 February 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court) Decisions

Paper Mache Tiger Ltd v Lee Mathews Workroom PTY Ltd [2023] EWHC 338 (Comm) (17 February 2023)

High Court (Family Division)

K v Maya & Anor [2023] EWHC 293 (Fam) (14 February 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

GKE v Gunning [2023] EWHC 332 (KB) (17 February 2023)

Owadally & Anor v Planology Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 339 (KB) (17 February 2023)

Kulumbegov v Home Office [2023] EWHC 337 (KB) (17 February 2023)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

J & B Hopkins Ltd v A&V Building Solution Ltd [2023] EWHC 301 (TCC) (15 February 2023)


FCA set to regulate ‘buy now pay later’ payment products in UK –

‘The UK government has published draft legislation which would bring the fast-growing “buy now pay later” (BNPL) industry within Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulation and bolster protection for consumers.’

Full Story, 17th February 2023


How the Retained EU Law Bill could impact the UK’s life sciences sector –

Posted February 20th, 2023 in bills, brexit, EC law, employment, news by tracey

‘While there are concerns about the proposed speed of reform under the Retained EU law bill, divergence from certain aspects of the EU’s legal and regulatory approach to life sciences could place the UK at an advantage and offer opportunities for industry.’

Full Story, 17th February 2023


Highways: expecting the unexpected – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 20th, 2023 in health & safety, local government, news, repairs, roads by tracey

‘In the second in a series of articles, Jack Harding focuses on lesser-known case law which may assist in defending claims brought against highways authorities for failing to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and its predecessors.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2023


Five councils launch judicial review over expansion of Ultra Low Emissions Zone in London – Local Government Lawyer

‘A coalition of five councils have launched a judicial review into the Major of London’s decision to expand London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2023


Paralegal awarded £30k over pregnancy discrimination and low pay – Legal Futures

Posted February 20th, 2023 in damages, employment, employment tribunals, equality, news, paralegals, pregnancy, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor has been ordered to pay a paralegal over £30,000 after an employment tribunal found he discriminated against her once she became pregnant.’

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Legal Futures, 17th February 2023


News focus: Are lawyers still breaching judgment embargoes? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 20th, 2023 in appeals, barristers, contempt of court, disclosure, judgments, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Despite the master of the rolls’ clarion call for lawyers to respect judgment embargoes and a warning about possible contempt proceedings, high-profile breaches continue to happen.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th February 2023


Remote driving review: robust regulation needed before technology is on UK roads – Law Commission

‘The Law Commission has published advice to Government on how to regulate remote driving on UK roads.’

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Law Commission, 20th February 2023


Lone children as young as 14 detained at Manston asylum seeker centre – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2023 in asylum, children, detention, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘Lone children as young as 14 have been detained at the Manston asylum seeker processing centre in Kent, a freedom of information request has revealed. According to the immigration rules, children should not be detained in short-term holding facilities such as Manston, apart from in exceptional circumstances, and holding them for more than 24 hours is unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2023


Four English councils bring half of legal actions for blue badge misuse – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2023 in disabled persons, fraud, local government, news, parking, prosecutions, statistics by tracey

‘Four councils are responsible for bringing more than half of the prosecutions in England for people abusing the use of disabled parking badges. Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that Lambeth, Birmingham, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Bromley carried out 54% of all legal cases for people misusing the blue badge system, for the year up to the end of March 2021.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2023


Domestic abusers to be more closely monitored and electronically tagged – BBC News

‘The most dangerous domestic abusers will be monitored more closely and electronically tagged as part of a new crackdown, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2023