Pride 2016

Posted June 15th, 2016 in news by sally

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Pride in London is held this week (10-26 June) with events taking place around the city.
Originating in 1970 in the United States, Pride events are now held around the globe. They serve as both a celebration and a platform, sending a powerful message of solidarity.
To mark this year’s Pride we have put together a timeline charting the first Pride events held worldwide, with information on each country’s LGBTI related laws: www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/pride-timeline/

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 24th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

MS (Uganda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 33 (22 June 2016)

MP (Sri Lanka) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 32 (22 June 2016)

Taiwo & Anor v Olaigbe & Ors [2016] UKSC 31 (22 June 2016)

D (A Child), Re [2016] UKSC 34 (22 June 2016)

Brown & Anor v Stonegale Ltd & Anor [2016] UKSC 30 (22 June 2016))

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWCA Civ 607 (23 June 2016)

A (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 572 (23 June 2016)

FR & Anor (Albania), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 605 (23 June 2016)

Zumax Nigeria Ltd v First City Monument Bank Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 567 (23 June 2016)

Begg v HM Treasury [2016] EWCA Civ 568 (23 June 2016)

Broadview Energy Developments Ltd v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 562 (22 June 2016)

ASDA Stores Ltd v Brierley & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 566 (22 June 2016)

Pawar v JSD Haulage Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 551 (22 June 2016)

Siddique, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 570 (21 June 2016)

Grafton Group (UK) Plc & Anor v Secretary of State for Transport & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 561 (21 June 2016)

Heis & Ors v MF Global UK Services Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 569 (21 June 2016)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Minh [2016] EWCA Civ 565 (20 June 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

West & Anor, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 742 (21 June 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ezz, R (on the application of) v HM Treasury [2016] EWHC 1470 (Admin) (23 June 2016)

Sword Services Ltd & Ors v HM Revenue & Customs [2016] EWHC 1473 (Admin) (23 June 2016)

The Friends of Finsbury Park, R (on the application of) v Festival Republic Ltd & Anor [2016] EWHC 1454 (Admin) (22 June 2016)

AA, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2016] EWHC 1453 (Admin) (20 June 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Vanquish Properties (UK) Ltd Partnership v Brook Street (UK) Ltd [2016] EWHC 1508 (Ch) (23 June 2016)

High Commissioner for Pakistan in the United Kingdom v Prince Mukkaram Jah, His Exalted Highness the 8th Nizam of Hyderabad [2016] EWHC 1465 (Ch) (21 June 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

ADM Asia-Pacific Trading PTE Ltd v Toepfer International Asia PTE Ltd & Anor [2016] EWHC 1427 (Comm) (20 June 2016)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Salekipour & Anor v Parmar & Anor [2016] EWHC 1466 (QB) (23 June 2016)

Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co Ltd v Vgenopoulos & Ors [2016] EWHC 1442 (QB) (22 June 2016)

Kupeli & Ors v Sirketi (t/a Cyprus Turkish Airlines) & Anor [2016] EWHC 1478 (QB) (21 June 2016)

Decorus Ltd v Penfold & Anor [2016] EWHC 1421 (QB) (20 June 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 24th, 2016 in news by tracey

The Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

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And There Lurks the Minotaur: The Interrelationship Between the Inherent Jurisdiction and Section 25, CA 1989: Part I – Family Law Week

Posted June 24th, 2016 in children, family courts, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Alex Laing, barrister of Coram Chambers, considers the interrelationship of the inherent jurisdiction and secure accommodation.’

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Family Law week, 22nd June 2016

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Becky Watts death: Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare appeals thrown out – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2016 in appeals, murder, news by tracey

‘The killers of teenager Becky Watts have had applications to appeal their convictions and sentences thrown out.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2016

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Sean Buckley jailed for minimum of 17 years for baby’s murder – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend’s baby son by beating him with a garden chair.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Devon man jailed for life after murdering partner of 40 years – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A retired scientist who murdered his partner in a row over a duvet has been jailed for life, police said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Mehdi Midani jailed for Clapham and Brixton sex attacks – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2016 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who carried out a string of sex attacks over ten days on women in south London has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2016

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Judge: no resuscitation for churchgoer who would ‘accept death as God’s will’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2016 in consent, Court of Protection, elderly, families, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge overruled the daughter of a devout Christian who insists her dying father would want to be resuscitated – remarking that he would surely “accept death as God’s will”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2016

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Jihadist jailed for life over Poppy Day plot – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 24th, 2016 in news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A British jihadist who planned to decapitate a poppy seller in a Lee Rigby style attack has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2016

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Testicle removal surgeon struck off – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2016 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A surgeon who tried to cover up the fact he had cut off a man’s testicle in error has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2016

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Bar Mutual ordered to reimburse barrister after withdrawing funding over panel firm dispute – Legal Futures

‘The Bar’s professional indemnity insurer has been ordered to reimburse a barrister after it withdrew funding for him to defend disciplinary proceedings because he wanted to appoint a non-panel solicitor.’

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Legal Futures, 24th June 2016

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Judge caps Law Society’s “disproportionate” £640k costs in defending competition claim – Legal Futures

Posted June 24th, 2016 in budgets, conveyancing, costs, Law Society, news, proportionality, quality assurance by tracey

‘The Law Society’s budgeted costs of £637,000 to defend the competition law action brought over its Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) are disproportionate and should be capped at nearly half of that, the president of the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 24th June 2016

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Man ‘driven mad by mother’ jailed for stabbing pregnant partner – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2016 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who repeatedly stabbed his pregnant partner after pressure from his disapproving mother “tipped him over the edge” has been jailed for 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2016

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Artificial intelligence mimics judicial reasoning – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in computer programs, judiciary, law firms, news by sally

‘Computer programs can already match judges in decision-making, a conference highlighting the growing use of artificial intelligence in law heard last night.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd June 2016

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How Abdul Haroun was prosecuted despite rules to protect refugees – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in asylum, news, prosecutions, railways, refugees, sentencing by sally

‘Abdul Haroun’s case for asylum was seemingly deemed so overwhelming that within 24 hours of being interviewed by Home Office officials he was granted it.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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Threatening IP infringers – what you can (and can’t) say – Technology Law Update

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in bills, enforcement, intellectual property, Law Commission, news by sally

‘The UK’s unjustified threats legislation is intended to prevent IP rights-holders from abusive behaviour – threatening to sue a competitor’s customers, for example, to persuade them to take their business elsewhere. While there is still a place for these rules, they have become outdated and inconsistent between the various forms of IP. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill aims to tidy up and modernise the threats rules.’

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Technology Law Update, 22nd June 2016

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Death row pitbull reprieved by Exeter judge – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in dogs, news by sally

‘A pitbull-type dog that spent two years caged without exercise on police orders has been saved from a death sentence and is now to be allowed the run of a field.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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What is the legal meaning of “refugee”? – Free Movement

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in asylum, freedom of movement, immigration, news, refugees, treaties by sally

‘This week is Refugee Week. The Free Movement blog is about communicating complex legal issues in immigration and asylum law in a clear way and I thought it would be a good time to put together a short blog post explaining what a refugee actually is in legal terms and to collect together some of our previous blog posts about asylum issues. I hope you find it useful and interesting!’

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Free Movement, 22nd June 2016

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Untold: Britain’s dirtiest murder cover-up has become a must-listen podcast – The Guardian

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in inquiries, media, murder, news, police, private investigators by sally

‘In 1987, Daniel Morgan was found dead in a pub car park with axe wounds to the head and £1,000 in his pocket. Now a gripping new podcast is lifting the lid on the most investigated murder in British history.’

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The Guardian, 22nd June 2016

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The Right to Rent and The Immigration Act 2016 – LAG Housing Law

‘In this post Alice Richardson considers the Immigration Act 2016 as it relates to possession proceedings and eviction.’

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LAG Housing Law, 21st June 2016

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