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‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Welsh judicial reviews must in the future be issued and heard in Wales

The Administrative Court in Wales is about to enter the third iteration of its existence. Phase one and the birth of the Administrative Court in Wales came in 1999 with the devolution settlement. Phase two began in 2009 with the establishment of the Administrative Court in Wales and the Administrative Court Office in Wales, both based in Cardiff. Phase three will begin on 1 October 2020 as a result of key changes governing where Welsh judicial review claims (as well as all other Welsh Administrative Court cases) must be issued and heard.

Parole Board decision quashed on grounds of procedural unfairness

In R(Grinham) v the Parole Board of England & Wales and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2140 (Admin) the High Court quashed a decision of the Parole Board where it found that a prisoner’s oral hearing and a subsequent decision, refusing his release, had been marred by procedural unfairness.

Possession proceedings in a post-stay world: a CPR update

Back in March 2020 the world became a very unusual place. The government rushed to help us to navigate that world with guidance (and more guidance) which we all tried to keep abreast of as it appeared on an almost daily basis with regard to all manner of things. In the world of possession proceedings, the first key development for practitioners was MHCLG’s press release of 18th March 2020 which suggested a “complete ban on evictions” and that “no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home during this difficult time”.

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A fast-track for beautiful developments?

The Government has published its long-awaited white paper on planning reform, which seeks views on 24 proposals. In this legal insight we look at the key areas that have been targeted for reform.

Cayman Islands administrative fines regime for insurance licensees

By Rob Humphries The Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 26 June 2020. The Amendment Regulations serve to amend Schedule 1 of the Monetary Authority (Administrative Fines) Regulations (2019 Revision) (the “Fines Regulations”) and extend the scope of the fines which may be levied by the Cayman […]


Judicial review of compensation for baby disabled for life

In a recent case Adam Farrer, member of No5 Chambers, was led by James Eadie QC (Blackstone Chambers) acting for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) (instructed by Treasury Solicitor) in relation to the claimant’s challenge to the correct discount rate to be applied to future losses under the 1990 Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.  Laura Begley […]

Ogier advises Integrated Diagnostic Holding on $668m initial public offering

Ogier has advised Integrated Diagnostics Holdings plc (IDH) on its recent listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.  The $668m market capitalisation included an initial public offering that raised $290m. IDH is the largest fully integrated private sector diagnostics services provider in Egypt, offering a catalogue of more than 1,000 diagnostic services […]

Scales of justice

Dodd Frank comes to Hounslow

It is an almost foregone conclusion that the Hounslow high-frequency trader Navinder Singh Sarao, charged with manipulating the price of futures contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, will be extradited to the Federal Court in Chicago for trial. Singh Sarao is accused by the US Department of Justice of contributing to the flash crash of […]

Horsemeat scandal fallout case: No5 Chambers lawyer instructed

Simon Worlock was instructed on behalf of Colin Patterson in R v Colin Patterson & Dafydd Raw-Rees. This unusual case was concluded on the 18th May 2015 when the trial cracked after a basis of plea was accepted. It started life amidst huge public reaction following the Tesco Horsemeat scandal of 2012. As a result steps […]

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Pharmaceutical consolidation: trio of US firms win roles on CVS acquisition of Omnicare

Dechert, Sullivan & Cromwell and White & Case have all taken roles in the $12.7bn pharmaceutical deal between US pharmacy chains CVS Health and Omnicare.  CVS Health was advised by Sullivan & Cromwell partners based in New York. Matt Hurd and Brian Hamilton worked with the company on corporate matters, while Ronald Creamer and Matthew […]

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