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Posted December 11th, 2014 in news by sally

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Regina (Hysaj) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Fathollahipour v Aliabadibenisi; May v Robinson – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Regina (Hysaj) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Fathollahipour v Aliabadibenisi; May v Robinson [2014] EWCA Civ 1633; [2014] WLR (D) 538

‘The approach to applications for extensions of time for filing a notice of appeal should be the same as for applications for relief from sanctions and should attract the same rigorous approach.’

WLR Daily, 16th December 2014

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Regina (M) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Regina (M) v Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary (Secretary of State for the Home Department intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 1651 ; [2014] WLR (D) 541

‘Informal visits by the police officers to a registered sex offender’s home seeking entry by consent were in accordance with the law. The scheme for the protection of vulnerable persons from sex offenders as a whole was not disproportionate.’

WLR Daily, 18th December 2014

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Ng and another v Charalambous and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Ng and another v Charalambous and another [2014] EWCA Civ 1604; [2014] WLR (D) 540

‘Section 213 of the Housing Act 2004, as amended, which provided that any tenancy deposit paid to a person in connection with a shorthold tenancy in existence on 6 April 2012 had to be dealt with in accordance with an authorised scheme, was concerned not with the date at which the deposit was received but with the date on which the tenancy was in effect. Where such a deposit was not held in an authorised scheme, having been received before the relevant date, the sanctions for non-compliance in section 215(1) nevertheless applied so as to preclude the landlord from serving on the tenant a valid notice stating that possession was required under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.’

WLR Daily, 16th December 2014

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Regina (Unison) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Regina (Unison) v Lord Chancellor (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) (No 2) [2014] EWHC 4198 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 543

‘On the evidence before the court, the fee scheme imposed under the Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 did not breach the European Union principle of effective access to a court and had not been demonstrated to be indirectly discriminatory to women.’

WLR Daily, 17th December 2014

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QRS v Beach and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

QRS v Beach and another [2014] EWHC 4189 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 542

‘In the context of CPR Pts 12 and 13 the term “judgment” was to be read as including any order made by the court when it entered default judgment.’

WLR Daily, 11th December 2014

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Moohan and another v Lord Advocate (Advocate General for Scotland intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted December 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Moohan and another v Lord Advocate (Advocate General for Scotland intervening) [2014] UKSC 67; [2014] WLR (D) 544

‘The blanket ban on convicted prisoners voting in the Scottish independence referendum did not contravene prisoners’ rights under the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms or involve any breach of European Union law.’

WLR Daily, 17th December 2014

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Supreme Court justices debate decline in dissenting judgments – Litigation Futures

Posted December 19th, 2014 in news by sally

‘Better teamwork, smaller panels and less controversial cases have all been put forward by a seminar attended by Supreme Court justices and other senior judges as reasons for a decline in dissenting judgments at the court.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th December 2014

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Gang involved in £5m mortgage fraud given jail sentences – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in news by sally

‘A gang of people who carried out an “audacious” mortgage fraud worth more than £5m have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Domestic abuse charity criticises May’s law criminalising coercive behaviour – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2014 in news by sally

‘The home secretary, Theresa May, announced on Thursday that a new domestic abuse offence of “coercive and controlling behaviour” is to be introduced, carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2014

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Teacher who hit boy, six, over head with ruler acquitted of assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2014 in news by sally

‘Rina Khan walks free from court after being found not guilty of common assault and child cruelty during primary school maths lesson.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th December 2014

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Man jailed over cling film mummification ‘sex death’ – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2014 in homicide, negligence, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for causing the death of a man covered in cling film during a sex game.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Some youth offending teams failing to protect at-risk girls, say inspectors – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2014 in children, criminal justice, news, police, probation, young offenders by sally

‘Many girls in the criminal justice system are being sexually exploited and some youth offending teams are failing to provide protection for them, independent inspectors have said.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2014

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Command Papers – GOV.UK

Posted December 18th, 2014 in parliamentary papers by sally

The benefit cap: a review of the first year, Cm 8985

Police and crime commissioners: progress to date, Cm 8981

Government response to the Transport Select Committee report on the draft national networks national policy statement, Cm 8978

The implications of devolution for England, Cm 8969

Our plan for growth: science and innovation, Cm 8980

Intercept as evidence review, Cm 8989
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28-day police bail limit proposed for England and Wales – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2014 in bail, consultations, news, time limits by sally

‘The time people can be put on pre-charge police bail could be limited to 28 days, the home secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Exceptional legal aid funding should not be limited to extreme cases – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 18th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, immigration, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Lord Chancellor’s Guidance on exceptional funding in civil legal aid is incompatible with the right of access to justice under Article 6 of the ECHR and Article 47 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Court has further decided that this Guidance was not compatible with Article 8 of the ECHR in immigration cases; in other words, that legal aid should not be refused when applicants for entry to the UK seek to argue that refusal of entry would interfere with their right to respect for private and family life.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 17th December 2014

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Judicial Review: Case Update – No. 5 Chambers

Posted December 18th, 2014 in costs, dispute resolution, judicial review, news by sally

‘In this paper, I will review two cases from earlier this year. The first case discusses the issue of costs and what may be considered to be an unreasonable refusal to engage in Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR) or not. The second case examines the scope and implications of an order that an application for permission to judicial review is totally without merit.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 15th December 2014

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Asset finance in the education sector: the ultra vires predicament – Henderson Chambers

Posted December 18th, 2014 in contracts, education, news, ultra vires by sally

‘The ability of many state schools to enter into lease agreements (often for office equipment such as photocopiers) is limited by statute. Where a school exceeds its statutory power, the agreement will be void and unenforceable by the creditor. This article examines the issue of ultra vires, the consequences and potential remedies for both creditors and schools.’

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Henderson Chambers, 18th December 2014

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Settling a taxing point about taxation of settlement agreements – Cloisters

Posted December 18th, 2014 in age discrimination, news, redundancy, taxation, tribunals, unfair dismissal by sally

‘If you are an advisor who only occasionally dabbles with tax issues in settlements for fear of having to delve into murky tax law, take note of a recent decision providing a lucid summary of the relevant principles. The case is also a cautionary tale for claimants challenging tax assessments as the claimant’s unsuccessful challenge before the First-Tier Tax Tribunal (FTT) resulted in a tax bill larger than the one sent to him by HMRC. If Oti-Obhihara [2011] IRLR 386 and Orthet v Vince Cain [2005] ICR 374 ring a distant bell from advising on settlements past, they should now be retuned to the sound of alarm bells as the FTT in Moorthy v HMRC [2014] UKFTT 834 (TC) has doubted their correctness.’

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Cloisters, 12th December 2014

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Access To Justice Effective Remedy And Rule Of Law: The Adequacy Of Judicial Review – No. 5 Chambers

‘The ideal judge is a supremely intelligent woman. She is especially empathetic. She has limitless expertise in every field and infinite patience. We can trust her to do right. She is perfect justice. Lets place her on a pedestal.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th December 2014

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Regina (Gordon-Jones) v Secretary of State for Justice and another – WLR Daily

Posted December 18th, 2014 in education, human rights, law reports, prisons, rehabilitation by sally

Regina (Gordon-Jones) v Secretary of State for Justice and another [2014] EWHC 3997 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 528

‘Prison Service Instruction (“PSI”) 30/2013 was unlawful in so far as it included books as earnable within the Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme and excluded them from items that could be sent to or received by prisoners.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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