New Acts –

Posted March 27th, 2023 in benefits, genetic testing, international trade, legislation by tracey

2023 c. 9 – Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Act 2023

2023 c. 7 – Social Security (Additional Payments) Act 2023

2023 c. 6 – Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Act 2023

2023 c. 5 – Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2023


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted March 27th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/352 – The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2023

SI 2023/354 – The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 27th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Witcomb v J. Keith Park Solicitors [2023] EWCA Civ 326 (24 March 2023)

Owen v Black Horse Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 325 (24 March 2023)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Roe, R. v [2023] EWCA Crim 316 (24 March 2023)

Myerscough v Rex [2023] EWCA Crim 279 (22 March 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

HZ & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWHC 660 (Admin) (24 March 2023)

Strack (Woodcock Village Green Committee), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2023] EWHC 655 (Admin) (24 March 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lampor & Ors v Jones [2023] EWHC 667 (Ch) (24 March 2023)

Perez v Equiom Trust Corporation (UK) Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 615 (Ch) (24 March 2023)

Koza Ltd & Anor v Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS [2023] EWHC 629 (Ch) (24 March 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Skatteforvaltningen v Solo Capital Partners LLP [2023] EWHC 590 (Comm) (24 March 2023)

Virgin Aviation TM Ltd & Anor v Alaska Airlines Inc (Formerly Virgin America Inc) [2023] EWHC 671 (Comm) (24 March 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Hyde & Ors v Simple Skips Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 672 (KB) (24 March 2023)


Long Residence rules change from 12 April 2023 – EIN Blog

Posted March 27th, 2023 in immigration, news, visas by tracey

‘The immigration rules provide for an option of applying for indefinite leave to remain after completing 10 years of continuous lawful residence. At present, any type of permission to stay counts as lawful residence, whether or not the permission is in a temporary category or in a long-term immigration route leading to settlement. On 12 April 2023 this rule will change to exclude from the definition of lawful residence temporary immigration categories, such as visitor visa, short term student visa and temporary admission granted while an application for asylum or humanitarian protection is under consideration.’

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EIN Blog, 24th March 2023


Time to respond to ‘minded to’ letters, and getting affordability right – Nearly Legal

Posted March 27th, 2023 in appeals, homelessness, housing, judicial review, local government, news by tracey

‘Our grateful thanks to Alice Irving of Doughty Street Chambers for this note of a section 204 appeal decision, which is interesting in the approach to representations in response to ‘minded to’ letters, to affordability assessments and on the timing and role of skeleton arguments in s.204 appeals.

Tapper v Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (unreported, 4 January 2022, County Court at Central London, HHJ Parfitt)’

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Nearly Legal, 26th March 2023


2023: Year of the Nuisance? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 27th, 2023 in appeals, damages, human rights, limitations, news, nuisance, Supreme Court by tracey

‘2023 has already been a landmark year for nuisance, with the Supreme Court handing down its controversial decision in Fearn v Tate Gallery (as discussed on this blog). The good news for those with a particular interest in the bothersome behaviour of neighbours is that Fearn is only the start.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th March 2023


Action plan to crack down on anti-social behaviour – Home Office

‘Perpetrators of anti-social behaviour will face swift and visible justice, with nitrous oxide banned and police given more powers to test for drugs on arrest.’

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Home Office, 26th March 2023


Betsi Cadwaladr: Critical report issued following patient death – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2023 in coroners, hospitals, inquests, mental health, news, suicide, Wales by tracey

‘A critical report has been issued to a health board amid concerns it did not address failings after a patient died.’

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BBC News, 25th March 2023


Council takes legal action to stop asylum seekers being sent to Essex airfield – The Guardian

‘An Essex council is seeking an urgent injunction against the Home Office to try to prevent plans to house asylum seekers on an airfield close to a small village.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2023


UNHCR: Illegal Migration Bill ‘extinguishes’ most refugees’ right to seek asylum – The Independent

‘The United Nations refugee agency’s representative to the UK has warned that the Government’s Illegal Migration Bill “effectively extinguishes the right to seek asylum in the UK for all but a very few refugees”.’

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The Independent, 26th March 2023


Two-thirds of UK workers with long Covid have faced unfair treatment, says report – The Guardian

‘UK ministers should act to ensure long Covid sufferers receive the support they need from employers, with as many as two-thirds claiming they have been unfairly treated at work, a report argues.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2023


Delays to rape trials in England and Wales ‘devastating’ for victims – The Guardian

‘Long delays and a massive increase in the rescheduling of rape trials are having a devastating impact on victims’ mental health and leading some victims to take their own lives, according to a major new report.’

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The Guardian, 27th March 2023


Betsi Cadwaladr: Apology over Jean Graves, 10 years on – BBC News

‘A son has accepted a settlement and an apology from the north Wales health board nearly 10 years after his mother was a patient in a mental health unit.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2023


Police strip-searched children as young as eight – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2023 in children, equality, news, police, race discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Children as young as eight are being strip-searched by the police, according to a report showing “deeply concerning” and “widespread” failures.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2023