Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted April 16th, 2024 in legislation by tracey

SI 2024/518 – The Judicial Review and Courts Act 2022 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/516 – The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 22) Order 2024

SI 2024/514 – The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Remedial) Order 2024

SI 2024/511 – The Health and Care Act 2022 (Commencement No. 9) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/510 – The Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/504 – The Treatment of Conformity Assessment Bodies (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/494 – The National Medical Examiner (Additional Functions) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/493 – The Medical Examiners (England) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/492 – The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Regulations 2024

SI 2024/491 – The Armed Forces Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2024


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 16th, 2024 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd v Revenue And Customs [2024] EWCA Civ 365 (15 April 2024)

Tyson International Company Ltd v Partner Reinsurance Europe SE [2024] EWCA Civ 363 (15 April 2024)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Simpson v Diamandis & Ors [2024] EWHC 851 (Ch) (15 April 2024)

Simpson v Michael Agapios Diamandis & Ors [2024] EWHC 850 (Ch) (15 April 2024)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Moonbug Entertainment Ltd v CCM Touring LLC & Anor [2024] EWHC 793 (Comm) (15 April 2024)

Crescent Gas Corporation Ltd v National Iranian Oil Company & Anor [2024] EWHC 835 (Comm) (15 April 2024)


Tribunal ruling is a step forward in understanding code disputes –

Posted April 16th, 2024 in codes of practice, landlord & tenant, news, telecommunications, tribunals 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


Concerns over violence and threatening behaviour sees robing pilot introduced for judges in Central Family Court – Local Government Lawyer

‘Judges sitting at the Central Family Court will wear robes during proceedings from this week (15 April 2024), in a pilot intended to explore the impact of increased formality in family courts.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th April 2024


Pupil registration and attendance – Local Government Lawyer

‘Victoria Guest examines recent changes to the legal duties on schools regarding pupil registration and attendance.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th April 2024


Jail for sex offender given access to child’s data by law firm’s error – Legal Futures

‘A convicted sex offender accidentally given access by a law firm to a vulnerable child’s confidential information has been jailed for six months for not complying with court orders to delete it.’

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Legal Futures, 16th April 2024


SQE marking fiasco: 175 candidates wrongly told they failed exam – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority and SQE assessment provider Kaplan today apologised to 175 students who were wrongly told last month that they had failed their exam.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th April 2024


Driver avoids six-month ban over ‘inadequate’ sign – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2024 in driving licences, news, penalties, road traffic offences, roads by tracey

‘A driver who racked up 12 penalty points within seven days on the same stretch of road has avoided a potential six-month ban after a court heard the signage was “inadequate”.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2024


High court judge removed from case in part due to his Garrick membership – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2024 in clubs, domestic violence, judges, judiciary, lists, news, rape, recusal by tracey

‘A high court judge has been removed from presiding over a case involving an alleged rape and domestic abuse victim, in part due to his membership of the men-only Garrick Club.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2024


Prince Harry loses initial attempt to appeal against security ruling – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2024 in appeals, costs, domicile, judicial review, news, police, royal family by tracey

‘The Duke of Sussex has lost an initial attempt to appeal against a high court decision to back a reduction in his level of personal security when visiting the UK.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2024


Creating ‘deepfake’ sexual images to be criminal offence under new legislation – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2024 in amendments, bills, consent, criminal justice, internet, news, obscenity, privacy by tracey

‘Creating a sexually explicit “deepfake” image is to be made an offence under new legislation, the Ministry of Justice has announced..’

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The Independent, 16th April 2024