Bill of Rights to strengthen freedom of speech and curb bogus human rights claims – Ministry of Justice

‘Freedom of speech and the views of elected lawmakers will be given greater weight in law under a Bill of Rights introduced to Parliament today (Wednesday 22 June).’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd June 2022

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Dramatic fall in successful high court challenges to government policy – The Guardian

‘Successful high court challenges to government policy and decisions by public bodies have fallen dramatically, prompting warnings that ministers’ attacks on lawyers could be having a chilling effect on judges.

The proportion of civil judicial reviews in England and Wales, excluding immigration cases, which claimants won out of total claims lodged fell by 50% on 2020, according to analysis seen by the Guardian. The figure is 26% if the success rate is measured out of cases that went to a final hearing.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2022

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New Judgment: Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC (Jamaica) [2022] UKSC 15 – UKSC Blog

Posted June 16th, 2022 in deportation, human rights, Jamaica, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Appellant is a Jamaican national, born in 1991. He came to the UK in December 2001 and has lived here since then. The Appellant’s mother is a lesbian who was persecuted by gang members in Jamaica, at whose hands both the Appellant and his mother suffered violence, harassment and assault. The Appellant and his mother were granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK as refugees in October 2003. The Appellant committed several criminal offences between 2005 and 2012. In June 2012, the Appellant was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm for which he was sentenced to two years in a young offender’s institution. As a result, the Appellant is a foreign criminal who qualifies for automatic deportation under the UK Borders Act 2007.’

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UKSC Blog, 15th June 2022

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Lord Reed, Donoghue v Stevenson – Supreme Court

‘Lord Reed, Donoghue v Stevenson – 90th Anniversary Conference.’

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Supreme Court, 6th June 2022

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Supreme Court to rule next week on appellate courts, proportionality assessments and care orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week (15 June) hand down its ruling on whether, when an appellate court reviews a first instance decision concerning the proportionality of orders made under the courts’ obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998, it is necessary for the appellate court to undertake its own proportionality assessment of that decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th June 2022

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MPs warn of “politicisation” of Supreme Court – Legal Futures

‘The “high number of instances” in which the Supreme Court has reversed its position on the law and adopted approaches more favourable to the executive has created “the troubling appearance (even if it is only an appearance) of the politicisation of the judiciary”, MPs have warned.’

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Legal Futures, 9th June 2022

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Judicial independence tainted by ministers, Commons inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2022 in government departments, inquiries, judges, judiciary, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Ministers have acted improperly by questioning the legitimacy of judges when they do not get their own way, creating an impression that recent supreme court decisions favourable to the government may have been a response to political pressure, a parliamentary inquiry has found.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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Lady Rose, United Kingdom Association For European Law Annual Lecture – Supreme Court

Posted June 6th, 2022 in brexit, EC law, speeches, Supreme Court by tracey

“Lady Rose, United Kingdom Association For European Law Annual Lecture”

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Supreme Court, 23rd may 2022

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Hands off our park: Shrewsbury takes its council to the supreme court – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2022 in appeals, housing, local government, news, parks, planning, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Row over Greenfields recreation ground could be a test case on selling English public land for housing.’

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The Guardian, 5th June 2022

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New Judgment: Competition and Markets Authority v Flynn Pharma Ltd and another, and Competition and Markets Authority v Pfizer Inc and another [2022] UKSC 14 – UKSC Blog

Posted May 27th, 2022 in appeals, competition, costs, news, ombudsmen, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Respondent is a public body tasked with investigating companies suspected of breaching competition law and penalising those found to have done so. The Appellants are both pharmaceutical companies fined by the CMA and both appealed to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) challenging the CMA’s decision. The CAT allowed the appeals in part, set aside part of the CMA’s decision, and remitted the case to the CMA for reconsideration.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th May 2022

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Supreme Court maintains SRA costs protection for failed prosecutions – Legal Futures

‘The Supreme Court has upheld the principle that costs should only be awarded against the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in unsuccessful prosecutions where there is good reason to do so.’

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Legal Futures, 26th May 2022

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Case Preview: DCM (Optical Holdings) Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Scotland) – UKSC Blog

Posted May 26th, 2022 in news, Scotland, Supreme Court, time limits, VAT by sally

‘DCM is an optician that sells spectacles and provides refractive eye surgery services. Under the value added tax regime, it makes both taxable supplies of goods and exempt supplies of medical services. The dual nature of its supplies creates difficulties in calculating the amount of VAT chargeable on its supplies and input tax recoverable on its acquisitions. In fact, from at least 2000, DCM had been in dispute with HMRC over a different input tax and output tax related issue.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th May 2022

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Case Preview: Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Limited and Anor – UKSC Blog

‘The appeal was heard by the UK Supreme Court on 28 April 2022. In this case, Mr Hastings appeals against the findings of the lower courts in Scotland that the metal-on-metal prosthesis used for his total hip replacement was not defective within the terms of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (the “CPA”).’

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UKSC Blog, 20th May 2022

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New Judgment: R v Maughan (Northern Ireland) [2022] UKSC 13 – UKSC Blog

‘This appeal concerns the discount which convicted criminals in Northern Ireland are entitled to when they are sentenced.’

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UKSC Blog, 18th May 2022

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Lady Rose, Oxford Union talk – Supreme Court

Posted May 13th, 2022 in constitutional law, judges, judiciary, speeches, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Lady Rose, Oxford Union talk.’

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Supreme Court, 12th May 2022

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New Judgment: Zipvit Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (No 2) [2022] UKSC 12 – UKSC Blog

‘This is the second judgment given by the Supreme Court in this case. In the first judgment ([2020] UKSC 15), the Court set out the background to the dispute and made a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union, upon which judgment was delivered on the 13th of January 2022. The Supreme Court could then determine this appeal without the need for any further hearing.’

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UKSC Blog, 11th May 2022

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Landmark puberty-blocking drugs ruling will not be challenged at Supreme Court – The Independent

‘A landmark ruling over the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children with gender dysphoria will not be challenged at the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 5th May 2022

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Supreme Court to consider rent repayment order regime and superior landlords – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal in a case concerning the Rent Repayment Order regime in the Housing Act 2004 and Housing and Planning Act 2016, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th May 2022

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Supreme Court grants permission to appeal over gang injunction secured by council – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over whether a gang injunction obtained by Birmingham City Council breached human rights law.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd May 2022

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Joint enterprise ruling has not led to fewer homicide charges, report finds – The Guardian

‘A landmark UK judgment that was expected to lead to a reduction in joint enterprise prosecutions and convictions for homicide has had no discernible effect, while the number of Black people convicted of murder under the controversial doctrine has risen, research suggests.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2022

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