New Judgment: Jalla and another v Shell International Trading and Shipping Company and another [2023] UKSC 16 – UKSC Blog

Posted May 11th, 2023 in limitations, news, nuisance, shipping law, Supreme Court by sally

‘This appeal concerns the tort of private nuisance (a civil wrong) in the context of a major oil spill. The question at issue is whether there is a continuing private nuisance and hence a continuing cause of action. This is an important question because it affects when the limitation period for the bringing of claims (which in English law for torts is normally six years) starts to run.’

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UKSC Blog, 10th May 2023


Daniel Morgan murder: Met sorry for not disclosing documents at HQ – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2023 in corruption, disclosure, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police has apologised for not disclosing documents relating to the murder of a private detective which it says were found in a locked cabinet at its headquarters.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2023


Owners of illegal shisha café ordered to pay nearly £200k following council prosecution – Local Government Lawyer

‘Manchester City Council has secured the confiscation of £174,074 from a company that owned a property used as an illegal shisha café in breach of a planning enforcement notice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2023


A ‘watershed moment’ for the digital sector – the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill – Mills & Reeve

Posted May 11th, 2023 in bills, competition, consumer protection, electronic commerce, news by sally

‘This briefing is part of a series that will take a closer look at the government’s draft Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the “Bill”) which was introduced into Parliament on 25 April 2023. This is an important and far-reaching Bill which will see wide ranging reforms to competition and consumer protection laws.’

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Mills & Reeve, 10th May 2023


Judge rejects challenge over council’s alcohol detox policy – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has rejected a man’s legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s alcohol detox policy after he was refused residential treatment by social services due to his lack of prior engagement with early stage treatment plans for his alcoholism.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2023


Workers’ rights put at risk by plan to scrap EU working hours rules, says TUC – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2023 in bills, brexit, EC law, news, trade unions, working time by sally

‘Trades unions have warned that workers’ rights are in peril after the government unveiled new plans to scrap EU rules on working hours as part of its drive to cut “unnecessary red tape”.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2023


The Coronation, the Public Order Act 2023 and ‘Free Speech’ – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted May 11th, 2023 in demonstrations, freedom of expression, news, public order, royal family by sally

‘In recent years, a lot has been written about “the right to protest” and “the right to free speech” in the UK. Yet neither phrase appears in the latest Public Order Act, which became law on 2nd May 2023. The absence of those phrases is unsurprising. First, neither phrase is precise enough for legal drafting. Second, the Tory government behind the 2023 Act wishes to avoid these conceptual problems by painting a picture of protest movements gone wild. In this post, I consider the new Act amid reports of its use during the coronation. From this early case study, we see a dangerous illustration of what is yet to come.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 9th May 2023


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted May 11th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/515 – The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/509 – The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023

SI 2023/525 – The National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/513 – The Power to Award Degrees etc. (NCG) Order of Council 2016 (Amendment) Order 2023

SI 2023/517 – The Spring Traps Approval (Variation) (England) Order 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 11th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Jalla & Anor v Shell International Trading and Shipping Co Ltd & Anor [2023] UKSC 16 (10 May 2023)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Piffs Elm Ltd, R (on the application of) v Commission for Local Administration in England & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 486 (10 May 2023)

Pretoria Energy Company (Chittering) Ltd v Blankney Estates Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 482 (09 May 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Vidak v Regional Court of Budapest (Hungary) [2023] EWHC 1108 (Admin) (10 May 2023)

Dalston Projects Ltd & Ors v Secretary of State for Transport [2023] EWHC 1106 (Admin) (10 May 2023)

Hicks, R (On the Application Of) v Westminster Magistrates’ Court [2023] EWHC 1090 (Admin) (09 May 2023)

Paul, In the Matter of (Re Secretary of State reference under s.273 Criminal Justice Act 2003) [2023] EWHC 1091 (Admin) (09 May 2023)

Hicks v Director of Public Prosecutions [2023] EWHC 1089 (Admin) (09 May 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Alizade & Ors v Kudlick [2023] EWHC 1082 (Ch) (10 May 2023)

James Court Ltd (In Liquidation) v Hindsight Contractors Ltd [2023] EWHC 1101 (Ch) (09 May 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

GASL Ireland Leasing A-1 Ltd v SpiceJet Ltd [2023] EWHC 1107 (Comm) (10 May 2023)

Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Emmott [2023] EWHC 1005 (Comm) (09 May 2023)

London Business House Ltd & Anor v Pitman Training Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 1077 (Comm) (09 May 2023)

High Court (Family Division)

S v F & Anor [2023] EWHC 597 (Fam) (09 May 2023)

High Court (Patents Court)

Safestand Ltd v Weston Homes Plc & Ors [2023] EWHC 1098 (Pat) (10 May 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Guy Carpenter and Company Ltd & Ors v Howden Group Holdings Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 1114 (KB) (10 May 2023)