Buildings Safety Act 2022: Different statutory regimes do not operate in isolation (Various leaseholders of Priory Heights v Central Beds Council) – Tanfield Chambers

‘Priory Heights, a former tax office, is over 29 metres high, was converted from commercial to residential use between 2003 and 2008, and contains 64 flats. It contains two staircases one of which is external and covered in combustible HPL cladding. It is indisputable that the cladding must be removed and replaced. The necessary remediation measures also include compartmentation and fire stopping work in the building’s common parts.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 20th July 2023


Consent and Factual Causation – Two Recent Cases – QMLR

‘Two cases from the past year illustrate the importance of factual causation as an issue in litigation concerning consent to treatment and provide various reminders on points of practice that will be of interest to those working in the field of clinical negligence.’

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QMLR, 18th July 2023


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 7th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

National Council for Civil Liberties, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 926 (04 August 2023)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Cooper & Ors, R. v [2023] EWCA Crim 945 (04 August 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Lazari Properties 2 Ltd v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2023] EWHC 2026 (Admin) (04 August 2023)

City Portfolio Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Lancaster City Council (Re Costs) [2023] EWHC 1991 (Admin) (03 August 2023)

Leeds City Council v Persons Unknown (Re Consequentials) [2023] EWHC 1992 (Admin) (03 August 2023)

Grinfeld v Government of Israel [2023] EWHC 2023 (Admin) (03 August 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Andrew Hicks Engineering Ltd v Jenk Associates Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 2031 (Ch) (04 August 2023)

UBS Switzerland AG v Kumar [2023] EWHC 2041 (Ch) (04 August 2023)

Burras Otley Ltd v Johnson & Ors [2023] EWHC 2022 (Ch) (03 August 2023)

High Court (Family Division)

SA v AA (Rev1) [2023] EWHC 2016 (Fam) (02 August 2023)

A v J & Ors [2023] EWHC 1993 (Fam) (31 July 2023)

R & S (Twins : Relinquishment : Notification) [2023] EWHC 1971 (Fam) (31 July 2023)

BF v LE [2023] EWHC 2009 (Fam) (31 July 2023)

High Court (Patents Court)

Heraeus Noblelight Ltd v First Light Lamps Ltd [2023] EWHC 1950 (Pat) (31 July 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Hui [2023] EWHC 2036 (KB) (04 August 2023)

Jennings v Otis Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 2039 (KB) (04 August 2023)

Green v Hannah-Wood & Anor (Re Representation of the People Act 1983) [2023] EWHC 2034 (KB) (03 August 2023)

Idnekpoma v Amazon UK Services Ltd & Anor (Re Addendum to 15 June 2023 Judgment) [2023] EWHC 2018 (KB) (02 August 2023)

OXR v Mid and South Essex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2023] EWHC 2006 (KB) (01 August 2023)

Christie v Mary Ward Legal Centre & Anor [2023] EWHC 1994 (KB) (31 July 2023)

Pantheon International Advisors Ltd v Co-Diagnostics, Inc [2023] EWHC 1984 (KB) (28 July 2023)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

ISG Retail Ltd v FK Construction Ltd [2023] EWHC 2012 (TCC) (02 August 2023)


Law firms risk claims without safeguards for generative AI – Legal Futures

Posted August 7th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, law firms, negligence, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Law firms must either introduce “safeguards that include human oversight” to authenticate AI-generated content or “expect an increased exposure” to negligence claims, a leading law firm has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 7th August 2023


Government publishes Law Commission implementation report – Law Commission

‘The Government has recently published its regular report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals from January 2018 to January 2023.’

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Law Commission, 4th August 2023


Met only authorised baton rounds for black-led events, FOI reveals – The Guardian

‘The only events for which Metropolitan police chiefs authorised the potential use of baton rounds in the past six years were black-led gatherings, documents show.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2023


Three-quarters of prisons in England and Wales in appalling conditions as overcrowding fears grow – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2023 in health & safety, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘The vast majority of prisons are providing inadequate conditions or unacceptable treatment, according to an Observer investigation that has led to claims of prisoners being “warehoused” in a system in crisis.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2023


Welsh speaker wins English-only parking fine case – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2023 in fines, news, parking, Wales by tracey

‘A lawsuit has been thrown out against a Welsh-language campaigner who refused to pay a parking ticket because it was written in English.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2023


Andy Malkinson: Living costs deduction scrapped for wrongly convicted – BBC News

‘A controversial rule which deducted living costs from compensation paid to wrongly jailed people has been scrapped.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2023


Offensive football fans warned they face match bans for abuse about tragedies – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2023 in codes of practice, Crown Prosecution Service, news, public order, sport by tracey

‘Football fans could be banned from games, including next year’s European Championships, if they mock tragedies such as the Hillsborough disaster, the Munich air crash, Bradford Fire or the death of Emiliano Sala in a plane crash.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2023


Fines to rise sharply for illegal housing or employment of asylum seekers in UK – The Guardian

‘People who allow asylum seekers to work for them or rent their properties in breach of the law will face significantly increased fines from next year, as ministers attempt to reduce “pull factors” for people making small boat crossings.’

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The Guardian. 7th August 2023