Employees and mental health – Local Government Lawyer

‘Do you have to excuse poor behaviour from an employee with a mental health problem? That was the issue the tribunal had to decide in a recent case, reports Jo Moseley.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th May 2024

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Lay evidence in fact-finding hearings – Local Government lawyer

‘A recent decision by the Court of Appeal serves as a reminder of the importance in fact-finding hearings of the evidence of lay parties being considered alongside that given by medical experts, writes Matthew Fiddy.’

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Local Government lawyer, 17th May 2024

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 20th, 2024 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Lifestyle Equities CV & Anor v Ahmed & Anor [2024] UKSC 17 (15 May 2024)

RTI Ltd v MUR Shipping BV [2024] UKSC 18 (15 May 2024)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Campbell, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Ealing [2024] EWCA Civ 540 (17 May 2024)

SportsDirect.com Retail Ltd v Newcastle United Football Club Ltd & Anor [2024] EWCA Civ 532 (17 May 2024)

Osler v Osler & Ors [2024] EWCA Civ 516 (16 May 2024)

British Standards Institution v RRR Manufacturing Pty Ltd, R (On the Application Of) [2024] EWCA Civ 530 (15 May 2024)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Wilkinson, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Enfield [2024] EWHC 1193 (Admin) (17 May 2024)

Bewley Homes PLC v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities & Anor [2024] EWHC 1166 (Admin) (16 May 2024)

Deb v Greek Judicial Authority [2024] EWHC 1131 (Admin) (16 May 2024)

ADL & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2024] EWHC 994 (Admin) (15 May 2024)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Davies v Watts & Anor [2024] EWHC 1177 (Ch) (17 May 2024)

Morris v Elite Motors Bodyshop Ltd & Anor [2024] EWHC 1173 (Ch) (17 May 2024)

C-Retail Ltd, Re [2024] EWHC 1194 (Ch) (16 May 2024)

Scenic International Group Ltd v Adenaike & Ors (Re Costs) [2024] EWHC 1178 (Ch) (16 May 2024)

Instituto De Salud Para El Bienestar v Viva Enterprises Ltd & Anor [2024] EWHC 1152 (Ch) (15 May 2024)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JP Morgan International Finance Ltd v Werealize.Com Ltd [2024] EWHC 1182 (Comm) (14 May 2024)

High Court (Family Division) Decisions

O, Re (Appeal: Costs) [2024] EWHC 1163 (Fam) (17 May 2024)

A Father v A Mother [2024] EWHC 1149 (Fam) (16 May 2024)

RA, Re (Appeal: Validity of a Marriage: Finding of Fact) [2024] EWHC 1144 (Fam) (15 May 2024)

J & K v M [2024] EWHC 1156 (Fam) (10 May 2024)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

McHale v Dunlop & Anor [2024] EWHC 1174 (KB) (17 May 2024)

Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd v Hon-Ying Amie Tsang [2024] EWHC 1150 (KB) (17 May 2024)

Francois v London Borough of Waltham Forest [2024] EWHC 1162 (KB) (16 May 2024)

De Azavedo Camacho v OCS Group UK Ltd [2024] EWHC 1164 (KB) (16 May 2024)

Nistor & Anor v Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) [2024] EWHC 1165 (KB) (16 May 2024)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd v Disclosure and Barring Service [2024] EWHC 1185 (TCC) (17 May 2024)

Source: www.bailii.org

Council not liable for Japanese knotweed damage – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2024 in appeals, causation, damages, local government, news, nuisance, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A recent UK Supreme Court ruling clearly sets out the parameters of the law of private nuisance claims in the context of Japanese knotweed, clarifying the nature and extent of evidence needed to enable a claim to succeed, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th May 2024

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Administration extension pitfalls and recent UK court decisions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 20th, 2024 in administrators, company law, insolvency, news, time limits by tracey

‘The administration of a company automatically comes to an end on the first anniversary of its commencement. However, the period can be extended beyond the first anniversary with the consent of the creditors or the court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th May 2024

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Limits on director liability for trade mark infringement confirmed in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

‘Directors of companies that infringe trade marks can only be held personally liable as an accessory to that infringement in the UK if they know that what their company was doing amounted to trade mark infringement, the UK’s highest court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th May 2024

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Greater support for neurodivergent offenders in bid to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Staff dedicated to helping neurodivergent offenders are now in place in all public prisons in England and Wales.’

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Ministry of Justice, 16th May 2024

Source: www.gov.uk

High Court rejects SRA appeal against £75,000 costs order – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) appeal against a £75,000 costs order made after its failed prosecution of a solicitor.’

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Legal Futures, 20th May 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Speech by the Master of the Rolls: The Future of Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘The Future of Courts: Expert Panel and Discussion.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 15th May 2024

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Speech by the President of the Family Division: Adapting Adoption to the Modern World, Part Two – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 20th, 2024 in adoption, children, families, family courts, judges, mental health, news, speeches by tracey

‘Adapting Adoption to the Modern World: Part Two, Friday 17 May 2024 President of the Family Division The Right Honourable Sir Andrew McFarlane.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 17th May 2024

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Senior judge predicts AI will transform the role of experts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 20th, 2024 in artificial intelligence, expert witnesses, judges, news by tracey

‘A leading judge has told expert witnesses they will not be replaced by AI, despite the courts enthusiastically embracing the technology.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th May 2024

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Nurse struck off over hit-and-run death of man, 82 – BBC News

‘A nurse who killed a great-grandfather in a drink-drive hit-and-run has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2024

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ticket touts who ‘fleeced’ Ed Sheeran and Lady Gaga fans jailed – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2024 in consumer protection, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Ticket touts who conspired to “fleece” fans of artists including Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher and Lady Gaga have been jailed for operating a “fraudulent trading” scheme worth more than £6.5m.’

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The Guardian, 17th May 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com