• § TORT - NEGLIGENCE - BREACH - OBVIOUS RISKS
    MAYLIN v DACORUM SPORTS TRUST [2017] EWHC 378. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.
  • § TORT - NEGLIGENCE - DUTY OF CARE
    DARNLEY v CROYDON NHS TRUST [2017] EWCA Civ 151. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.
  • § STATUTORY INTERPRETATION - S.444 EDUCATION ACT 1996 - MEANING OF ‘REGULARLY’
    ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL v PLATT [2017] UKSC 28. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.
  • § LAW NEWS 24 APRIL 2017
    In DOWNLOADS.
  • § ASSISTED DYING - JUDICIAL REVIEW - S.2(1) SUICIDE ACT 1961 - ART 8 ECHR
    R (CONWAY) v JUSTICE SECRETARY [2017] EWCA Civ 275. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.
  • § TORT - NUISANCE - STATUTORY IMMUNITY - S.76 CIVIL AVIATION ACT 1982
    PEIRES v BICKERTON''S AERODROMES [2017] EWCA Civ 273. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.

    NOTE This judgment has reversed PEIRES v BICKERTON''S AERODROMES LTD [2016] EWHC 560 which should not now be cited as an example of an actionable noise nuisance.
  • § LAW NEWS 3 APRIL 2017
    In DOWNLOADS.
  • § BREXIT - DELEGATED LEGISLATION - GREAT REPEAL BILL - WHITE PAPER
    Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union (2017) Cm 9446. White Paper in DOWNLOADS. Updated lectures etc on Delegated Legislation will be online next week.
  • § BREXIT - GREAT REPEAL BILL - DELEGATED LEGISLATION - HENRY VIII POWERS

    It’s fair to predict that a major cause for concern in forthcoming Brexit legislation is going to be the use of Henry VIII powers. Questions will be raised as to whether we are moving from Parliamentary Supremacy to Executive Supremacy.As such, how Brexit legislation is evolving will become an essential element in any evaluation of delegated legislation.

    The picture will become clearer in the next few days when a White Paper is issued. In the meanwhile, some background material in DOWNLOADS at BREXIT.zip might be of interest. 

  • § POLICING AND CRIME ACT 2017 - BAIL

    Chapter 1 of part 4 Policing and Crime Act 2017 (in force 3 April) amends the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) in regard to pre-charge bail.

    The amendments to PACE and an overview of same, are in DOWNLOADS at PACE - BAIL.zip.

  • § FAMILY LAW - COHABITATION
    ''Common law marriage'' and cohabitation (2017) CBP. In DOWNLOADS.

    This paper provides general information about the number of cohabiting couples; how the law applies to cohabitants; the Law Commission''s proposals for reform; and about other calls for reform.

    The paper provides up-to-date information about how the current law affects cohabiting couples in these areas: property rights; housing; domestic violence; inheritance; social security; pensions; taxation; immigration; birth registration; and parental responsibility.

  • § DELEGATED LEGISLATION - ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS - JUDICIAL REVIEW - COMMON LAW - REASONS
    The following full, edited and evaluated cases are in DOWNLOADS at REASONS.zip, together with an OVERVIEW file: OAKLEY v SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL [2017] EWCA Civ 71; R v HEFC EX P INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SURGERY [1994] 1 All ER 651; DOODY v HOME SECRETARY [1993] 3 All ER 92; R v CIVIL SERVICE APPEAL BOARD EX PARTE CUNNINGHAM [1991] 4 All ER 310.
  • § LAW NEWS 13 MARCH 2017
    In DOWNLOADS.
  • § SENTENCING COUNCIL - DEFINITIVE GUIDELINE - GUILTY PLEAS
    Reduction in Sentence for a Guilty plea (2017) SC (to be used from 1 June 2017). In DOWNLOADS, together with Key Points, at GUILTY PLEAS.zip.
  • § FAMILY - CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS - HUMAN RIGHTS - ARTICLE 8 ECHR
    STEINFELD v EDUCATION SECRETARY [2017] EWCA Civ 81. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.
  • § JUDICIAL ATTITUDE SURVEY
    In DOWNLOADS.
  • § LAW NEWS 28 FEBRUARY 2017
    In DOWNLOADS.
  • § COURT OF APPEAL (CRIMINAL DIVISION) ANNUAL REPORT 2017
    In DOWNLOADS.
  • § JURIES - INCONSISTENT VERDICTS
    Three full and edited judgments, together with evaluations in DOWNLOADS. There is also a READ ME file which should be looked at first.
  • § CAPACITY- MINIMALLY CONSCIOUS STATE - BEST INTERESTS - MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005
    BRIGGS v BRIGGS AND ORS [2017] 4 WLR 37. Full and edited text, together with evaluation, in DOWNLOADS.