Court issues mandatory order directing council to secure accommodation for family with severely disabled child within two months – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2023 in children, disabled persons, housing, local government, news by sally

‘The London Borough of Harrow left a family in unsuitable temporary accommodation, which “did not meet the needs of the claimant’s severely disabled daughter”, for almost a year, a court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2023


Is it time to decriminalise abortion in the UK? – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2023 in abortion, news, podcasts, time limits by sally

‘After a distressing and controversial case in which a woman was jailed after taking abortion pills after the UK time limit, is it time to change the law?’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2023


Regulator criticises two supermarket giants over unlawful anti-competitive land agreements – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2023 in agreements, competition, markets, news by sally

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured agreements from Sainsbury’s and Asda to stop using unlawful anti-competitive land agreements that prevent competitors from establishing stores near to their own supermarkets.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th June 2023


Bar chair calls for private prosecutions rethink after Post Office scandal – Legal Futures

‘It is time to look “very carefully” at whether those who “regarded themselves as victims” should be able to bring private prosecutions in the wake of the Post Office scandal, the chair of the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 15th June 2023


Newhaven: Man in court charged with married couple’s murder – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2023 in murder, news by sally

‘A man has appeared at crown court charged with the murder of a married couple in East Sussex.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2023


Gambler who took his own life made up to 100 bets a day, coroner told – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2023 in gambling, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by sally

‘A gambler was making as many as 100 bets a day online and had previously accumulated £18,000 in debts before he took his own life, the first inquest of its kind has heard.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2023


Role of Lord Chancellor “at risk of being downgraded” – Legal Futures

Posted June 15th, 2023 in budgets, courts, delay, lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘The role of Lord Chancellor is “at risk of being downgraded” because the operation of the courts is now “only a very small part” of what the office-holder does, the Lord Chief Justice (LCJ) has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 15th June 2023


New Judgment: JTI POLSKA Sp. Z o.o. and others v Jakubowski and others [2023] UKSC 19 – UKSC Blog

‘The appellants are road hauliers based in Poland. The respondents are part of a group of companies that buy and sell tobacco products internationally. The respondents contracted the appellants to transport a consignment of cigarettes from Poland to England. The road carriage was undertaken subject to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road 1956 (the “CMR”), an international treaty which widely governs international transport by road and has the force of law in the UK under domestic legislation. Under a European excise duty suspension arrangement, excise duty on the cigarettes was suspended until such time as the consignment was released for commercial consumption, or was deemed to have been released for commercial consumption, as in the case of non-delivery or partial delivery due to theft.’

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UKSC Blog, 14th June 2023


Judge jails barrister who tried to buy drugs from two men he represented – The Guardian

‘A barrister whose clients have included Nadine Dorries has been jailed for 14 months after trying to buy drugs from two men he represented over drug supply allegations.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2023


Advances in synthetic embryos leave legislators needing to catch up – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2023 in animals, embryology, news, pregnancy, regulations by sally

‘Synthetic embryos sit at a unique juxtaposition: scientifically fascinating, ethically challenging and, for the most part, entirely unregulated by current legislation. The latest work by Prof Magdalena Żernicka-Goetz’s team brings these issues into stark relief and show that developments in this field are happening so quickly that the science is rapidly outpacing the law.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2023


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 15th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/649 – The Policing Protocol Order 2023

SI 2023/648 – The Health and Care Act 2022 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/643 – The Charities Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/641 – The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/634 – The National Health Service (Liabilities to Third Parties Scheme) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/624 – The Service Police (Complaints etc.) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/621 – The Armed Forces Act 2021 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/655 – The Public Order Act 1986 (Serious Disruption to the Life of the Community) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/640 – The Social Security (Income and Capital Disregards) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/631 – The Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/627 – The Medical Devices (Amendment) (Great Britain) Regulations 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 15th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

JTI POLSKA Sp. Z o.o. & Ors v Jakubowski & Ors [2023] UKSC 19 (14 June 2023)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Elo Trustees Ltd v Bonhams 1793 Ltd & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 664 (14 June 2023)

Bilal & Anor v St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2023] EWCA Civ 605 (13 June 2023)

A (A Child), Re (Habitual Residence: 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention) (Rev2) [2023] EWCA Civ 659 (12 June 2023)

Geo-Minerals GT Ltd & Anor v Downing & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 648 (12 June 2023)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Areguy, R. v [2023] EWCA Crim 669 (14 June 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Rivers v Surrey Constabulary & Ors [2023] EWHC 1417 (Admin) (12 June 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Malik v Hussain [2023] EWHC 1433 (Ch) (14 June 2023)

Prescott Place Freeholder Ltd & Ors v Batin & Anor [2023] EWHC 1445 (Ch) (14 June 2023)

Djurberg v Thames Properties (Hampton) Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 1444 (Ch) (14 June 2023)

Durkan & Anor v Jones (Re Nicholas Mark Jones & Insolvency Act 1986) [2023] EWHC 1359 (Ch) (13 June 2023)

Houssein & Ors v London Credit Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 1428 (Ch) (12 June 2023)

Al-Rawi v Sidawi & Ors [2023] EWHC 1415 (Ch) (12 June 2023)

Hughes v Pritchard & Ors [2023] EWHC 1382 (Ch) (12 June 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Lal v Reeder [2023] EWHC 1437 (KB) (14 June 2023)

Bailey & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice (No. 3) [2023] EWHC 1438 (KB) (13 June 2023)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Drax Energy Solutions Ltd v Wipro Ltd [2023] EWHC 1342 (TCC) (09 June 2023)