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CORONAVIRUS LAW: PANDEMIC DID NOT PREVENT COURT MAKING MANDATORY INJUNCTION COMPELLING REMOVAL OF CARAVANS AND MOBILE HOMES

In Chichester District Council v Sullivan & Ors (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 2154 (QB) HHJ Auberbach considered the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on a decision to grant a mandatory injunction requiring the removal of  caravans and mobile homes in place in breach of planning restrictions. The judge held that the impact of the pandemic […]

PRESTON SUBJECT TO INCREASED LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

A copy of the Regulations is available here.    The Regulations are to be laid before Parliament on the 10th August 2020. However they state that they are coming into force on the 8th August 2020.   THE EFFECT OF THE REGULATIONS The Regulations extend the restriction on gatherings of two or more people in  […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force on the 8th August 2020. They: Extend the range of places at which face coverings have to be worn to include, amongst other venues:  indoor places of worship, community centres, crematoria, concert halls, cinemas, museums, bingo halls and public libraries. Provide additional exemptions to the definition of a shop. Amendment […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions on Gatherings) (North of England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations were made today (4th August 2020) and come into force on the 5th August 2020.  They place increased restrictions on meeting in households in large parts of north of England including Greater Manchester, Bradford and Kirklees.  A gathering of two or more persons in a private house, of people from different households, is […]

FACE COVERINGS IN COURT AND TRIBUNAL BUILDINGS: NEW RULES FROM THE 27th JULY 2020

Susan Acland-Hood, Chief Executive of HMCTS has written a letter to Michael Duck QC, leader of the Midland Circuit (and presumably to other Circuit leaders and solicitors representatives as well) relating to the wearing of face coverings in the public areas of court and tribunal buildings.      I’m writing to inform you that from […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations come into force on the 24th July 2020.  They impose a duty to wear a face covering in certain places, primarily shops. KEY DEFINITIONS “face covering” means a covering of any type which covers a person’s nose and mouth; “shop” means any building, room or other indoor establishment which is open to the […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

These Regulations were made on the 17th July 2020 and came into force on the 18th July 2020.   They give a considerable amount of power to local authorities and are best read in conjunction with the Statutory guidance available here.      SUMMARY OF THE REGULATIONS This is summarised in the Statutory guidance. “On 18 […]

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020

These Regulations came into force on the 14th June. Note the key definitions: “face covering” means a covering of any type which covers a person’s nose and mouth;  “Public transport service” means any service for the carriage of passengers from place to place which is available to the general public (whether or not for payment, […]

THE 10 “NIGHTINGALE COURTS”: DETAILS OF THE VENUES

The Lord Chancellor has announced the 10, temporary, additional buildings that will be used to tackle the impact of coronavirus on the justice system.     Former county court at Telford, Shropshire Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Swansea Council Chambers, Swansea Cloth Hall Court, Leeds Middlesbrough Town Hall, Teesside East Pallant House, Chichester 102 Petty France, […]

UPDATING NOTE ON CIVIL TRIALS IN MANCHESTER: FROM THE DESIGNATED CIVIL JUDGE

HHJ Bird has sent out an updating note on civil trials at Manchester. Note, in particular, the requirement for parties who want adjournments and the requirement to give evidence in support of applications. “Updating Note from the DCJ   As more courtrooms have become available for hearing civil trials and as we continue to learn […]