Upper Tribunal decides modified Paposhvili test applies to mental illness/risk of suicide cases – EIN Blog

‘In MY (Suicide risk after Paposhvili) Occupied Palestinian Authority [2021] UKUT 232 (IAC) (23 August 2021), the Upper Tribunal made it clear from the outset that the appellant’s appeal was allowed on Article 3 health grounds, which was the determinative issue in the appeal.’

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EIN Blog, 15th October 2021

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Courts and tribunals to upgrade video technology, Burnett says – Legal Futures

Posted October 12th, 2021 in civil justice, courts, lists, news, remote hearings, tribunals by sally

‘A new Video Hearings Service (VHS), upgrading the Cloud Video Platform (CVP) used during Covid, is to be rolled out across courts and tribunals, the Lord Chief Justice has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 11th October 2021

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The public law jurisdiction of the UK First-tier Tribunal in VAT cases – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 6th, 2021 in HM Revenue & Customs, judicial review, jurisdiction, news, taxation, tribunals, VAT by sally

‘The UK’s First-tier tax Tribunal (FTT) has no general jurisdiction to judicially review decisions made by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), but it can consider public law arguments in some VAT appeals within its jurisdiction, the Upper Tribunal (UT) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th October 2021

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Seven out of 10 win benefits challenges at tribunal – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2021 in appeals, benefits, disabled persons, government departments, news, statistics, tribunals by sally

‘Seven out of ten people who appealed in court against a decision to deny them disability benefits were successful, analysis shows.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2021

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First-Tier Tribunal SEN proceedings not unfair despite difficulties faced by hearing impaired mother, judge rules – Local Government Lawyer

‘A First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) case was not conducted unfairly despite an appellant and a witness having difficulty in hearing the online proceedings, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has decided.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd September 2021

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Tribunal fines solicitor convicted of dangerous driving – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who received a suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving after hitting a telegraph pole as well as multiple parked cars has been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 21st September 2021

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First Tier Tribunal wrongly struck out landlord penalty appeal after solicitor failed to pay hearing fee, Upper Tribunal rules – Local Government Lawyer

‘A private landlord will have her appeal of a £7,000 penalty for failure to license a house in multiple occupation (HMO) decided by a different judge after it was initially refused by the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) because her solicitor failed to pay the hearing fee on time, the Upper Tribunal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th September 2021

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Who manages the managers? – Tribunal appointed manager behaving badly – Nearly Legal

Posted August 31st, 2021 in agency, fiduciary duty, landlord & tenant, news, service charges, tribunals by sally

‘A cautionary tale of a Tribunal appointed manager behaving badly and a reminder that the appointed manager’s duty is to carry out what is in the order appointing them, and that they answer to the Tribunal as an officer of the Tribunal.’

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Nearly Legal, 30th August 2021

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Tribunal finally grants first ever collective proceedings order – Legal Futures

Posted August 19th, 2021 in class actions, competition, consumer protection, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) yesterday approved the first collective proceedings order (CPO), allowing the £14bn Mastercard opt-out class action to go forward at last.’

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Legal Futures, 19th August 2021

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Third party tax information notices taxpayers have no right to attend hearing – OUT-LAW

Posted August 11th, 2021 in appeals, HM Revenue & Customs, news, taxation, third parties, tribunals by tracey

‘The tax tribunal has no power to direct that an application by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for a third party information notice be held “inter partes”, that is with the taxpayer or the third party present, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2021

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Bar refuses to back down on sexual misconduct sanctions – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The bar disciplinary tribunal has rejected calls for more lenient sanctions against barristers who commit sexual misconduct, saying that public trust in the profession must be maintained.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th August 2021

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BTAS rejects calls to soften sanctions for ‘low level’ sexual misconduct – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Tribunals & Adjudication Service (BTAS) has rejected the argument that a starting point of 12-months’ suspension for sexual misconduct is too much for some less serious types of behaviour.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2021

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Limited leave to remain does not knock out a Zambrano claim – EIN Blog

‘R (Akinsanya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1535 (Admin) (09 June 2021). Mostyn J has held that the SSHD had erred when formulating in Annex 1 paragraph (b) of Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules the definition of a “person with a Zambrano right to reside” as “a person … without leave to enter or remain in the UK, unless this was granted under this Appendix”. His Lordship held that it is clear from the decision of the CJEU in Ruiz Zambrano v Office National de l’Emploi (C-34/09), [2012] QB 265, that the holding of a limited national leave to remain and a wider right to remain could and would co-exist in many cases. Furthermore, the natural, fair, reasonable and plain meaning of the words set out in regulation 16 of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 entitles an applicant for a derivative right to reside to have the application determined by reference to the prescribed eligibility criteria set out in the regulation rather than being struck out peremptorily. A Nigerian national, Olorunfunmilayo Oluwaseun Akinsanya arrived in the UK in 2006. She had four children, one of whom, C (aged 10), is a British national and she is C’s sole carer. Akinsanya had a six-month visitor visa. She then had a two-year family visit visa. When C was one year old, she applied for a derivative residence card as the Zambrano carer of C. The application was refused, but Akinsanya was successful in her appeal to the FTT and she was then issued with a five-year derivative residence card in September 2014.’

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EIN Blog , 21st June 2021

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Gambling Operating Licences – 11KBW

Posted June 18th, 2021 in appeals, chambers articles, gambling, licensing, news, tribunals by sally

‘In a wide-ranging decision, the First Tier Tribunal has brought clarity to several aspects of regulatory practice associated with gambling operating licences.’

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11KBW, 8th June 2021

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No defence, no reasonableness – service charges and referral to the Tribunal. – Nearly Legal

Posted June 11th, 2021 in appeals, housing, landlord & tenant, news, service charges, striking out, tribunals by tracey

‘Gell v 32 St John’s Road (Eastbourne) Management Company Ltd (2021) EWCA Civ 789. This is one of those cases where the Court of Appeal says “It is perhaps surprising that in the 35 years since the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 was enacted the effect on a claim for service charges of the striking out of a defence has not been determined”, and my first reaction is that really, it is rather surprising that it has come up at all. Nonetheless, it has, and if you have spent 35 years waiting for clarity on this point, you are in luck. However, the judgment does have some significant things to say about referrals to the First Tier Tribunal (PC) from the courts, and the position after a struck out defence.’

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Nearly Legal, 6th June 2021

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Tribunal judges found it “difficult to communicate” at video hearings – Litigation Futures

Posted June 9th, 2021 in coronavirus, judges, news, remote hearings, statistics, tribunals by sally

‘A major report on the impact of the pandemic on the tribunal service has found that almost a third of judges found it “difficult to communicate” at video hearings in the first few months.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th June 2021

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Applications for review in Special Educational Needs Cases – Local Government Lawyer

‘What constitutes a change in “circumstances relevant to the decision”? Holly Littlewood considers the practical implications of a recent Upper Tribunal ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th May 2021

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Joanna Bell: Digging for Information about Cart JRs – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted April 1st, 2021 in judicial review, Ministry of Justice, news, statistics, tribunals by tracey

‘Anyone who has ever tried to study judicial review in England and Wales empirically knows it is a little like digging for gold without a metal detector: it is difficult to know where to dig and there is also no guarantee that you will find what you are looking for.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 1st April 2021

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Tribunal rejects solicitor appeal against £1,000 SRA fine – Legal Futures

Posted March 31st, 2021 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has rejected an appeal by a solicitor against a £1,000 fine imposed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for breaching a written agreement he made during probate litigation.’

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Legal Futures, 31st March 2021

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Arrears, conduct and Tribunal discretion on RRO awards – Nearly Legal

Posted March 22nd, 2021 in appeals, debts, housing, landlord & tenant, news, rent, tribunals by tracey

‘Awad v Hooley (2021) UKUT 55 (LC). This was an appeal to the Upper Tribunal of the FTT decision on a rent repayment order application that we first saw here.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st March 2021

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