15th Anniversary Survey

Posted June 21st, 2022 in Uncategorized by sally

This year we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary. We started the Current Awareness blog back in 2007! We would be grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to complete a very short user survey.

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15th anniversary bunting

Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 27th, 2022 in legislation, Uncategorized by tracey

SI 2022/77 – The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (2005 Hague Convention and 2007 Hague Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/76 – The Data Protection Act 2018 (Amendment of Schedule 2 Exemptions) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/72 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Man-shed miscalculated – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal recently rejected an appeal by the owner of a building dubbed “Britain’s biggest man cave” over a ruling that he was in contempt of court of an injunction issued in 2018. Roderick Morton analyses the judgment.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 26th November 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in Uncategorized by sally
SI 2021/869 – The Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) (Amendment) Order 2021
SI 2021/859 – The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Helicopter Flight) (No. 4) Regulations 2021
SI 2021/858 – The Market Surveillance (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2021
SI 2021/873 – The Medical Devices (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2021
SI 2021/872 – The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
SI 2021/871 – The Customs Tariff (Preferential Trade Arrangements) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
SI 2021/870 – The Customs (Tariff etc.) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021
SI 2021/876 – The Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007 (Extension of Duration of Non-jury Trial Provisions) Order 2021
SI 2021/874 – The Space Industry Act 2018 (Commencement No. 2, Transitional and Savings Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 21st, 2021 in Uncategorized by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

High Court (Administrative Court)

High Court (Chancery Division)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Source: www.bailii.org

New Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 8th, 2021 in legislation, Uncategorized by tracey

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place and Restrictions: All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Early Years Foundation Stage (Learning and Development Requirements) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 11th, 2021 in law reports, Uncategorized by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Allsop v Banner Jones Ltd (t/a Banner Jones Solicitors) [2021] EWCA Civ 7 (08 January 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Reynolds, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 10 (08 January 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Privacy International v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2021] EWHC 27 (Admin) (08 January 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Coward Phaestos Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 9 (Ch) (08 January 2021)

Ceviz v Frawley & Anor [2021] EWHC 8 (Ch) (08 January 2021)

Bernel Ltd v Canal and River Trust [2021] EWHC 16 (Ch) (08 January 2021)

PA Consulting Group Ltd, Re [2021] EWHC 29 (Ch) (07 January 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Children’s NHS FoundationTrust & Anor v Knight & Anor [2021] EWHC 25 (Fam) (08 January 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Just Digital Marketplace Ltd (enforcement – controlled goods agreements – taking control of goods) [2021] EWHC 15 (QB) (08 January 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

TRW Ltd v Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH & Anor [2021] EWHC 19 (TCC) (08 January 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Alison L Young: The Draft Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) Bill: Turning Back the Clock? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Things were different in 2010. If schools closed and households found themselves stuck indoors, or unable to travel abroad, it was due to snowstorms and erupting Icelandic volcanoes, not because of a pandemic. Moreover, if the then Prime Minister wished to dissolve Parliament, he did not need to adhere to the requirements of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, which fixed parliamentary terms to five years, allowing for early parliamentary general elections either following a vote of two-thirds of the House of Commons in favour of an early parliamentary general election, or following a vote of no confidence. Instead, so the draft Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) Bill would have us believe, the Prime Minister could dissolve Parliament and instigate a new general election by use of a prerogative power, at a date of his choosing unchecked by the courts, subject only to ensuring Parliament did not exceed its maximum term of five years.’

Full Story

UK Constitutional Law Association, 4th December 2020

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Search warrants reform to help law enforcement investigate crime – Law Commission

Posted October 7th, 2020 in evidence, Law Commission, police, statute law revision, Uncategorized, warrants by tracey

‘Reforms that would reduce the number of unlawful search warrants being issued and help law enforcement to investigate crime and collect evidence (especially that stored electronically) have today [7 October 2020] been recommended by the Law Commission, the Government’s independent law reform body.’

Full press release

Law Commission, 7th October 2020

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

BSB pilots reverse race mentoring for senior White barristers – Legal Futures

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has launched a pilot reverse mentoring scheme, in which Bar students and junior barristers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds mentor senior White barristers.

Full Story

Legal Futures, 3rd September 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Guidance for litigants in person on remote hearings in the Family Court – Resolution

‘With the advent of the global pandemic hearings in the Family Court are increasingly being held remotely by telephone or on video conferencing software. This guide is designed to help you through the process and includes helpful information on how to prepare for the hearing, how to join a hearing and what to do during the hearing.’

Full guidance

Resolution, 14th July 2020

Source: https://resolution.org.uk/

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 10th, 2020 in Uncategorized by tracey

The Companies (Shareholders’ Rights to Voting Confirmations) Regulations 2020

The Taxation of Chargeable Gains (Gilt-edged Securities) Order 2020

The International Tax Enforcement (Disclosable Arrangements) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Merchant Shipping (Safety of Navigation) Regulations 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 8th, 2020 in law reports, Uncategorized by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Coughlan, R (on the application of) v The Minister for the Cabinet Office & Anor [2020] EWCA Civ 723 (05 June 2020)

Sofer v Swissindependent Trustees SA [2020] EWCA Civ 699 (05 June 2020)

Mahmood, R (on the application of) v Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2020] EWCA Civ 717 (05 June 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

KN v Sokolov District Court, Czech Republic [2020] EWHC 1462 (Admin) (05 June 2020)

Wozniak v District Court In Gniezno, Poland [2020] EWHC 1459 (Admin) (05 June 2020)

Granger-Taylor, R (on the application of) v High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1442 (Admin) (05 June 2020)

Ali Raja & Anor, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Redbridge [2020] EWHC 1456 (Admin) (05 June 2020)

Bamber, R (on the application of) v Crown Prosecution Service [2020] EWHC 1391 (Admin) (05 June 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Discovery (Northampton) Ltd & Ors v Debenhams Retail Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1430 (Ch) (05 June 2020)

Monsolar IQ Ltd v Woden Park Ltd [2020] EWHC 1407 (Ch) (05 June 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Scipion Active Trading Fund v Vallis Group Ltd (Formerly Vallis Commodities Ltd) [2020] EWHC 1451 (Comm) (05 June 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rihan v Ernst & Young Global Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1380 (QB) (05 June 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd v Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick Ltd [2020] EWHC 1413 (TCC) (05 June 2020)

TRW Pensions Trust Ltd & Anor v Indesit Company Polska SP Z.O.O & Anor [2020] EWHC 1414 (TCC) (5 June 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 16th, 2020 in law reports, Uncategorized by tracey

High Court (Family Division)

I and L (Children), Re [2020] EWHC 893 (Fam) (15 April 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org

Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 7th January 2017.

Happy Christmas and thanks for reading!