Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 15th, 2024 in legislation by tracey

SI 2024/476 – The Court and Tribunal Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2024

SI 2024/500 – The Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (Holding and Handling of Information) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/490 – The Pressure Equipment (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 2024


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 15th, 2024 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

A (A Child) (Fact-Finding: Head Injury) [2024] EWCA Civ 327 (12 April 2024)

BlackRock HoldCo 5, LLC v Commissioners for His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2024] EWCA Civ 330 (11 April 2024)

Cerelia Group Holdings SAS & Anor v Competition and Markets Authority [2024] EWCA Civ 352 (11 April 2024)

Manolete Partners PLC v White [2024] EWCA Civ 356 (11 April 2024)

H, Re (A Child: Contact: Domestic Abuse) [2024] EWCA Civ 326 (10 April 2024)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Hughes & Anor, R. v [2024] EWCA Crim 357 (12 April 2024)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Molina, R (On the Application Of) v Crown Court at Snaresbrook [2024] EWHC 816 (Admin) (12 April 2024)

Mirita v Dambovita County Court (Romania) [2024] EWHC 799 (Admin) (12 April 2024)

Social Work England v Spence [2024] EWHC 827 (Admin) (12 April 2024)

HR & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 786 (Admin) (11 April 2024)

High Court (Chancery Division)

TCPC Management Ltd v Windrush Alliance UK Community Interest Company (Re Consequential Matters) [2024] EWHC 809 (Ch) (12 April 2024)

Cotham School v Bristol City Council & Ors (Ruling on Costs Budgeting) [2024] EWHC 824 (Ch) (12 April 2024)

Merck KGaA v Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC & Ors [2024] EWHC 820 (Ch) (12 April 2024)

Reid-Roberts & Anor v Mei-Lin & Anor (Re Audun Mar Gudmundsson (a Bankrupt) – Insolvency Act 1986 – sec.14 Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996) [2024] EWHC 759 (Ch) (10 April 2024)

Heyes & Anor v Holt [2024] EWHC 779 (Ch) (10 April 2024)

Court (Commercial Court)

Al Sadik v Clyde & Co LLP & Ors [2024] EWHC 818 (Comm) (12 April 2024)

Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation v Sprite Aviation No. 6 DAC [2024] EWHC 797 (Comm) (11 April 2024)

High Court (Family Division)

A & B, Re (Schedule 1: Arbitral Award; Appeal) [2024] EWHC 778 (Fam) (10 April 2024)

Williams v Williams [2024] EWHC 733 (Fam) (10 April 2024)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Robinson v Murphy (Re Application to Commit for Contempt of Court) [2024] EWHC 798 (KB) (12 April 2024)

Ashford Borough Council & Ors v Wilson [2024] EWHC 781 (KB) (10 April 2024)

Williams-Henry v Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd [2024] EWHC 806 (KB) (10 April 2024)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Pinewood Technologies Asia Pacific Ltd v Pinewood Technologies Plc [2024] EWHC 802 (TCC) (12 April 2024)


Council managing its premises is not providing a service for Equality Act 2010 purposes – Nearly Legal

‘FG, R (On the Application Of) v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (2024) EWHC 780 (Admin). This was a judicial review of RBKC, asserting discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 in RBKC’s failure to make physical adaptations to a flat occupied by RBKC’s tenant, Ms FG, to meet her disability related needs.’

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Nearly Legal, 14th April 2024


Court considers redevelopment ground for opposing business lease renewals –

Posted April 15th, 2024 in landlord & tenant, leases, news by tracey

‘A recent court decision in England provides valuable lessons to landlords seeking to oppose the grant of a new lease highlighting the importance of proper preparation and planning in terms of lease renewal and property works, experts have said.’

Full Story, 12th April 2024


Tribunal’s Ruling: A Step Forward in Understanding Code Disputes –

Posted April 15th, 2024 in codes of practice, contracts, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘A recent decision by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on a reference under the Electronic Communications Code (the code) helpfully clarifies some of the outstanding issues in this area, property disputes experts have said.’

Full Story, 15th April 2024


Council chief executive sent unlawful email to union members, tribunal concludes – Local Government Lawyer

‘An email sent by Wiltshire Council’s chief executive to union members ahead of a vote on industrial action was unlawful as it sought to deter members from voting in favour of a strike, an Employment Tribunal has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th April 2024


The Bar Standards Board publishes the Fieldfisher review of its enforcement system – Bar Standards Board

‘The leading law firm Fieldfisher LLP was appointed in 2023 to carry out an end-to-end review of the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) enforcement system, encompassing all the BSB’s systems, processes and policies. After agreement in principle by the Board, the full report is today being published.’

Full report

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Bar Standards Board, 12th April 2024


Ashton-under-Lyne car thief jailed for kidnap of blind passenger – BBC News

‘A man who stole a car while a vulnerable 89-year-old passenger was inside it has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2024


Chester man who stalked MP Samantha Dixon jailed – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2024 in harassment, imprisonment, news, parliament, sentencing, stalking by tracey

‘Benjamin Scott-Thrale, 32, of Chester, Cheshire, launched a campaign of harassment against Samantha Dixon MP, in June 2023 until January, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2024


Four jailed after sawn-off shotgun fired at funeral crowd in Euston – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2024 in children, firearms, gangs, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding by tracey

‘A gang have been jailed after they fired a sawn-off shotgun into a funeral crowd and left a little girl with a shotgun pellet embedded in a muscle close to her heart.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2024


Free to kill: At least 21 men released on bail went on to attack women – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2024 in bail, criminal justice, domestic violence, murder, news, recidivists, statistics, women by tracey

‘At least 21 men were left free to kill women after being released on bail over the course of a three-year period, figures have revealed. Campaigners have said “the system isn’t fit for purpose” and called for more to be done to protect women and girls after the shocking figures were uncovered.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2024


Ukrainians granted sanctuary in Britain sent to live with suspected gangsters – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2024 in asylum, gangs, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, Russia, Ukraine, war by tracey

‘Ukrainian refugees fleeing the horrors of war to find sanctuary in British homes were sent to live with suspected gangsters under the government’s flagship Homes for Ukraine scheme, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 14th April 2024


‘Guilty men have got away with it’: fears over rise of ‘sexsomnia’ defence in rape cases – The Guardian

‘Concerns that rare sleep disorder is being used as an ‘escape route’ in sexual offence trials prompt calls for safeguards to protect victims and the public.’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2024


Ministry of Defence official took £70,000 in secret payments – BBC News

‘A former Ministry of Defence (MoD) official has been jailed after taking £70,000 in secret payments and gifts.’

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BBC news, 13th April 2024


Schools in England and Wales using ‘gender toolkit’ risk being sued by parents – The Guardian

‘Leading barrister warns that the kit – used to support gender-questioning children – is likely to be in breach of equality laws and could violate pupils’ rights.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2024


Woman loses 600k in compensation after being branded ‘dishonest’ by judge – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2024 in accidents, compensation, damages, deceit, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A woman seeking damages after suffering multiple injuries due to a bad fall in Wales is about to lose out on almost £600,000 for being “thoroughly dishonest” in her process of asking for compensation.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2024


Survivors of 2017 Ariana Grande concert bombing take legal action against UK agency – The Independent

‘More than 250 survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a 2017 Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, are taking legal action against Britain’s domestic intelligence agency, lawyers said.’

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The Independent, 15th April 2024


Political ads could be heading to UK TV screens due to legal loophole – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2024 in advertising, media, news, ombudsmen, political parties by tracey

‘ITV is considering taking paid ads from parties on its streaming platform where ban does not apply’

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The Guardian, 14th April 2024