2nd March - Law News

Edition 4083: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011.

Focus of the Day Law News/Article: A woman has been awarded almost £100,000 in damages after her former partner covertly recorded her naked and then published the images online. In what is believed to be the first case of its type to come before the civil courts in England and Wales, Mrs Justice Thornton awarded the woman, who is not named, general damages of £60,000 and special damages of £37,041.61 for consequential financial losses. Full story The Law Society Gazette

Today's Highlighted Video Story: R (on the application of Day) (Appellant) v Shropshire Council (Respondent) - [2023] UKSC 8 - Shrewsbury Town Council sold a parcel of land to CSE Developments (Shropshire) Limited (“CSE”) on 4 October 2017. It is agreed between the parties that, prior to the sale, the land was subject to a statutory trust for the benefit of the residents of the area. In selling the site, Shrewsbury Town Council failed to comply with the statutory requirements contained in section 123(2A) of the Local Government Act 1972, namely the advertisement of the land for two consecutive weeks in a local newspaper and the subsequent consideration of any objections. Following the sale, Shropshire Council granted conditional planning permission to CSE to build 15 dwelling houses on the site on 8 November 2018. Dr Day brought a judicial review claim challenging the grant of planning permission. The claim was allowed in part by the High Court, but the High Court refused any remedy as it concluded that it was highly likely that the outcome would not have been substantially different if the conduct complained of had not occurred. Dr Day’s appeal to the Court of Appeal was dismissed. The Supreme Court unanimously allows the appeal. Lady Rose gives the judgment with which Lord Reed, Lord Kitchin, Lord Hamblen and Lord Stephens agree. More information is available on our website: UKSC 2021/0031

Saturday Conversations on Law
  • High Court: Irish dancing teacher fails to halt disciplinary process into competition fixing but has suspension lifted | Irish Legal News
  • Former England bowler Tim Bresnan used a racial slur towards Azeem Rafiq's sister, a hearing into allegations of racism at Yorkshire has been told 
  • People struggling with living costs were "more resourceful" in previous decades, the Tory deputy chairman has said. Lee Anderson told the BBC there was a "different culture" in his youth, and people were more likely to take on extra work 
  • Metamorph firm's staff to miss out on £190,000 as creditors wait in limbo | Law Gazette
  • Stormont to gain veto powers over new EU goods laws | Irish Legal News
  • First 'revenge porn' civil case sees judge award £100,000 | Law Gazette
  • Balfour and Manson appoints Scott Foster as chief operating officer | Scottish Legal News 
  • Covid clinical negligence protocol cut number of litigated claims - Legal Futures
  • City firms' growth rate doubled in 2022 | Law Gazette
  • LK Shields hires banking and finance solicitor Ailis Brennan | Irish Legal News 
  • Eversheds Sutherland to move into Capital Square Edinburgh office | Scottish Legal News
  • MoJ opts against payment reform to Mental Capacity Act | Law Gazette 
  • Kobe Bryant’s family agree to $28.5m settlement after crash photos shared #US 
  • #Greece train crash: What we know so far
  • Pop Star Melanie Brown has said she would not call the police to report domestic abuse because it might not be taken "seriously". The Spice Girl said she would only report it if "the whole entire system" of justice was reformed by the government
  • Kearney Law Group expands with addition of two claims specialists | Irish Legal News
  • Partner ignored SRA’s warning over providing banking facilities - Legal Futures
  • Shoosmiths’ corporate team reflects on 2022 | Scottish Legal News 
  • Former registrar of solicitors to take up role in surveyors’ regulator | Irish Legal News 
  • Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has disputed claims he rejected expert advice on Covid tests for people going into care homes at the start of the pandemic 
  • Hundreds of sex offenders across the UK slipped off the radar of police in a three-year period. Freedom of Information requests by BBC News to 45 police forces reveal 729 sex offenders had gone missing or were wanted for arrest from 2019-2021 
  • Election court awards costs against petitioner in 'dates bribe' case | Law Gazette
  • Professor Colin Murray: The Protocol deal — a ‘just like that’ moment seven years in the making | Irish Legal News
  • Arron Banks loses two of three challenges to failed libel action against Carole Cadwalladr - Court of appeal upholds one claim Brexit backer suffered serious harm by continuing publication of inaccurate Ted Talk criticisms 
  • ChatGPT "struggles to cope" with high street law - Legal Futures 
  • Cut parents' benefits over school truancy, suggests Michael Gove
  • Elon Musk overstated Tesla’s autopilot and self-driving tech, new lawsuit says #US 
  • Doctors pressured not to make a fuss over Lucy Letby, trial told 
  • Stunning Rupert Murdoch deposition leaves Fox News in a world of trouble - Media mogul’s admission in Dominion Systems election case that he let cable network broadcast falsehoods stuns observers #US
  • Crikey examines Rupert Murdoch’s admission that Fox News hosts ‘endorsed’ US election lie #US
  • Constance Marten and Mark Gordon arrested on suspicion of manslaughter - A vast outdoor area in Brighton is being searched, and police say the infant could still be alive
  • Should climate activists be punished at all?