Supreme Court throws out legal challenge against £1,012 child citizenship fee – The Independent

‘The Supreme Court has thrown out a legal challenge against the government’s £1,000 child citizenship fee, which campaigners argue many children cannot afford.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2022

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Case Comment: Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Kenny Henderson and Alex Askew of CMS comment on the Supreme Court’s decision in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50, which concerned whether a representative data protection action seeking damages for loss of control of personal data could be brought on behalf of large numbers of unidentifiable class members.’

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UKSC Blog, 31st January 2022

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Is “Perception-Based Recording” for hate crime compatible with freedom of speech? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In R (Harry Miller) v The College of Policing [2021] EWCA Civ 1926, the Court of Appeal ruled that current police guidance on the recording of ‘hate incidents’ unlawfully interferes with the right to freedom of expression. The decision overturns a 2020 ruling by the High Court in which Mr Miller’s challenge to the lawfulness of the Hate Crime Operational Guidance was dismissed (discussed previously on this Blog here).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th January 2022

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Sri Lankan man left in immigration limbo for decades can stay in UK – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2022 in appeals, delay, deportation, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘A man who came to the UK to train as an accountant almost 40 years ago and was left homeless after a catalogue of Home Office delays has finally been granted leave to remain months before his 70th birthday.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2022

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Company landlords and signing notices – Nearly Legal

‘Northwood (Solihull) Ltd v Fearn & Ors (2022) EWCA Civ 40. This was a second appeal on the issue of the signing of tenancy deposit prescribed information certificates and section 8 notices by company landlords. The first appeal (our note here) had held that while signing a section 8 notice did not have to comply with the requirements of section 44 Companies Act, the signing of the prescribed information certificate did, so that it could not be signed by a sole director.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th January 2022

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Departure from the GMC Sanctions Guidance – Quarterly Medical Law Review

‘General Medical Council v Bramhall [2021] EWHC (2109) (Admin). In a series of acts referred to by HHJ Farrer QC as “conduct borne of professional arrogance of such magnitude that it strayed into criminal behaviour”, Mr Bramhall used an argon beam cauterising tool to sign his initials on the livers of multiple patients. In the aftermath of a criminal conviction, the General Medical Council (GMC) sought his erasure from the medical register. The MPT, disagreeing with the GMC over the severity of his actions, preferred a 5-month suspension.’

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Quarterly Medical Law Review , 24th January 2022

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Barrister suspended for lewd comments to mini-pupil fails in appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a criminal law barrister suspended for six months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for lewd comments to a female mini-pupil.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2022

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Julian Assange wins first stage of attempt to appeal against extradition – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2022 in appeals, extradition, freedom of expression, news, spying, Supreme Court by sally

‘The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be able to go to the supreme court in the UK to challenge a decision allowing him to be extradited to the US to face espionage charges.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Akinsanya judgment in Court of Appeal: Home Secretary must re-think EUSS rules for Zambrano carers – EIN Blog

Posted January 26th, 2022 in appeals, carers, children, EC law, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Home Secretary’s appeal in Akinsanya, finding that she misinterpreted UK law when setting the Immigration Rules for Zambrano carers under the EU Settlement Scheme (‘EUSS’). The result is that she will now need to reconsider, and potentially redraft, the EUSS Rules as they relate to Zambrano carers. This could have a positive impact on thousands of parents of British citizen children in the UK.’

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EIN Blog, 25th January 2022

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Supreme Court invited to consider secondary victim claims – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Paul & Ors v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2022] EWCA Civ 12 (13 January 2022). The Court of Appeal dismissed a set of claims for psychiatric injury on the basis of prior binding authority, but indicated that the issue is suitable for consideration by the Supreme Court.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th January 2022

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Financial Remedy Update, January 2022 – Family Law Week

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, children, divorce, families, family courts, interception, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Stephanie Hawthorn and Abigail Pearse, associates, and Rob Jackson, trainee solicitor, at Mills & Reeve LLP consider the most important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2021.’

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Family Law Week, 19th January 2022

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Court of appeal to hear challenge over media ban from Prince Philip’s will court case – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, media, news, reporting restrictions, royal family, wills by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a decision to ban media organisations from a court case about the Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to be heard by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Liverpool bomber papers raise fresh questions for Home Office – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, asylum, explosives, government departments, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘New details have emerged about the Liverpool bomber Emad Al Swealmeen’s failed asylum attempts – and the false information he used to make his cases.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2022

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Court of Appeal rules equity partner’s demotion was not conduct extending over a period but a one-off act with continuing consequences – Farrar’s Building

‘Claimants wishing to bring a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010 must do so within 3 months of the discriminatory conduct. Claimants can bring their claim in respect of conduct extending beyond 3 months if the conduct was a sequence of events and the last chain in the event occurred within 3 months of the claim. But when is conduct extending over a period and when is the conduct simply a one-off act with continuing consequences? In Parr v MSR Partners LLP (Formerly Moore Stephens LLP) and Others [2022] EWCA Civ 24, the Court of Appeal held that an equity partner’s demotion to salaried partner was not a continuing act even if he suffered losses many years after the demotion. The demotion was the point at which limitation ran.’

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Farrar's Building, 19th January 2022

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Ben John: Extremist ordered to read books is jailed – BBC News

‘A man told by a judge to read classic literature after being found guilty of a terrorism offence will be jailed after a suspended sentence was quashed.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2022

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Neo-Nazi terror offender ordered to read Jane Austen ‘resumed interest in far-right extremism within days’, court told – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi terror offender who was spared jail and ordered to read Jane Austen resumed his interest in far-right extremism within days, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 19th January 2022

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Bus driver who lost job for ‘being too short’ reinstated after appeal – The Independent

Posted January 19th, 2022 in appeals, employment, health & safety, news, transport, unfair dismissal by michael

‘A woman who was dismissed from her job as a bus driver for “being too short” has been reinstated, the bus operator said.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Negligence claim brought over negligence claim to proceed – Legal Futures

Posted January 18th, 2022 in appeals, legal advice, negligence, news, sale of land, summary judgments, valuation by tracey

‘A claimant suing his solicitors for negligence in how they pursued a claim for negligence against other solicitors has failed in his application for permission to appeal a ruling that refused summary judgment in his favour.’

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Legal futures, 18th January 2022

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Appeal court overturns ‘unlawful’ ruling over Covid contract for Cummings friends – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2022 in appeals, contracts, coronavirus, news, public procurement by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that a Covid contract given to a company whose founders were friends of former Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings was unlawful.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Settled by Settlers – Nearly Legal

Posted January 17th, 2022 in appeals, housing, landlord & tenant, leases, news, service charges, Supreme Court by tracey

‘FirstPort Property Services Ltd v Settlers Court RTM Co Ltd [2022] UKSC 1 is a big deal in the world of residential leasehold property disputes. Whilst I can’t say that the result is particuarly surprising, I imagine it has sent lawyers, RTM company directors and the Law Commission into a bit of a spin.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th January 2022

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