Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in legislation by michael

SI 2023/380 – The Education (Pupil Information and School Performance Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/376 – The Value Added Tax (Installation of Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2023

SI 2023/375 – The Education (National Curriculum) (Key Stage 1 Assessment Arrangements) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023

SI 2023/373 – The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/372 – The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in law reports by michael

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

East Quayside 12 LLP v The Council of the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne [2023] EWCA Civ 359 (31 March 2023)

Abbasi & Anor v Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2023] EWCA Civ 331 (31 March 2023)

S, Re (A Child: Findings of Fact) [2023] EWCA Civ 346 (31 March 2023)

C, D And E (Care Proceedings: Adequacy of Reasons) [2023] EWCA Civ 334 (30 March 2023)

Gorbachev v Guriev & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 327 (28 March 2023)

Zaman v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2023] EWCA Civ 322 (24 March 2023)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Oliver v Rex [2023] EWCA Crim 336 (30 March 2023)

Wu v Chelmsford City Council [2023] EWCA Crim 338 (30 March 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Webberley v General Medical Council [2023] EWHC 734 (Admin) (31 March 2023)

British Gas Trading Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero [2023] EWHC 737 (Admin) (31 March 2023)

DM, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWHC 740 (Admin) (31 March 2023)

Baciejowski v District Court in Koszalin, Poland [2023] EWHC 764 (Admin) (31 March 2023)

Knight, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Harrow [2023] EWHC 678 (Admin) (31 March 2023)

Dobrowolski v District Court in Bydgoszcz, Poland [2023] EWHC 763 (Admin) (31 March 2023)

Bounces Properties Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing And Communities & Anor [2023] EWHC 735 (Admin) (30 March 2023)

the3million & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2023] EWHC 713 (Admin) (29 March 2023)

Matthews, R (On the Application Of) v The Parole Board for England and Wales (Rev1) [2023] EWHC 694 (Admin) (29 March 2023)

Nemeth v Judge of the District Court of Budapest, Hungary [2023] EWHC 692 (Admin) (28 March 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Watts v Watts [2023] EWHC 679 (Ch) (03 April 2023)

JD Group Ltd, Re [2023] EWHC 775 (Ch) (03 April 2023)

Mercy Global Consult Ltd v Adegbuyi-Jackson & Ors [2023] EWHC 749 (Ch) (31 March 2023)

Arnstein v Coplexia Collaborative Llp & Anor [2023] EWHC 714 (Ch) (31 March 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Discovery Land Company LLC & Ors v Axis Specialty Europe SE [2023] EWHC 779 (Comm) (03 April 2023)

Capital Green Recycling Ltd & Anor v Bird & Anor [2023] EWHC 760 (Comm) (03 April 2023)

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co v YES Bank Ltd [2023] EWHC 745 (Comm) (31 March 2023)

Lonestar Communications Corporation LLC v Kaye & Ors [2023] EWHC 732 (Comm) (30 March 2023)

Manek & Ors v 360 One Wam Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 710 (Comm) (30 March 2023)

High Court (Family Division)

TT v Essex County Council [2023] EWHC 721 (Fam) (03 April 2023)

High Court (Patents Court)

Price & Ors v Flitcraft Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 695 (Pat) (03 April 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

BAA & Ors v Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration (Paul Candler) & Ors [2023] EWHC 767 (KB) (31 March 2023)

Armstrong Watson Llp v Person(s) Unknown [2023] EWHC 762 (KB) (31 March 2023)

Muhammad v Daily The News International & Ors (Rev1) [2023] EWHC 674 (KB) (30 March 2023)

Waverley Borough Council v Gray & Ors [2023] EWHC 670 (KB) (29 March 2023)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Elements (Europe) Ltd v FK Building Ltd [2023] EWHC 726 (TCC) (30 March 2023)


The Elms: HC-One admits mistakes unacceptable in care home deaths – BBC News

‘A major provider has admitted “unacceptable mistakes” in the care of three people who died after living at a home, which later closed over failures.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2023


Why we hardly ever see published family court judgments – Transparency Project

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in anonymity, children, families, family courts, judgments, judiciary, news by sally

‘Amidst the attention being paid to the courts in the Reporting Pilot, especially the series of broadcasts on the BBC Today programme by Sanchia Berg recently, other outputs from the President’s Transparency Implementation Group (TIG) have been slowly emerging.’

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Transparency Project, 31st March 2023


Thomas Parker murder: Man jailed for horseshoe attack – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a fellow train passenger by hitting him on the head with a horseshoe has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2023


Illegal eviction – attempted or accomplished? – Nearly Legal

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in appeals, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by sally

‘Not something we see very often, an appeal from a conviction for illegal eviction (not that we see many convictions for illegal eviction in the first place).’

Full Story

Nearly Legal, 2nd April 2023


UK to review whistleblowing laws to boost compliance –

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in complaints, employment, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘UK employers will be increasingly required to have in place appropriate channels for whistleblower reporting which are properly resourced, accountable and protect confidentiality, as the government is considering ways to improve the whistleblowing laws applicable in England, Wales and Scotland.’

Full Story, 31st March 2023


Child sex abuse: Failure to report crimes to be made illegal – BBC News

‘People who work with children in England will be legally required to report child sexual abuse or face prosecution under government plans.’

Full Story

BBC News, 3rd April 2023


Council prosecution sees landlords fined £434k for housing offences – Local Government Lawyer

‘Eight landlords – five individuals and three companies – have been fined £434,000 for offences under the Housing Act 2004, including the operation of 14 unlicensed houses in multiple occupation (HMO) and a catalogue of breaches relating to fire safety, tenant information and maintenance of the properties, following a prosecution brought by West Northamptonshire Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd April 2023


Manchester Arena survivors to take ‘disaster troll’ to court – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in defamation, harassment, injunctions, news, terrorism, victims by sally

‘Manchester Arena bomb survivors have filed landmark legal action against a conspiracy theorist who claims the attack was faked.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2023


Council decision to extend conservation area to save department store building was unlawful, High Court rules – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 3rd, 2023 in housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A High Court judge has found that Spelthorne Borough Council fell into a number of legal errors when extending a conservation area to include a former department store that developers were seeking to demolish.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st March 2023


Transgender children GP: Helen Webberley wins suspension appeal – BBC News

‘A GP offering treatment for transgender patients online has won a High Court appeal against her suspension as a doctor and can now work again.’

Full Story

BBC News, 1st April 2023


Thousands of homeless people arrested under archaic Vagrancy Act – The Guardian

‘More than 1,000 homeless people have been arrested for sleeping rough or begging since the government pledged to scrap the nearly 200-year-old Vagrancy Act, new figures show.’

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The Guardian, 2nd April 2023