Changing legal education – OUP Blog

Posted August 27th, 2014 in education, judiciary, legal executives, legal profession, legal services, news by sally

‘Martin Partington discussed a range of careers in his podcasts yesterday. Today [20 August], he tackles how new legal issues and developments in the professional environment have in turn changed organizational structures, rules and regulations, and aspects of legal education.’

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OUP Blog, 20th August 2014

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Drivers ‘not adequately warned’ over end of tax discs – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 27th, 2014 in Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency, news, road traffic, taxation by sally

‘Thousands of drivers are at risk of fines because they have had insufficient warning about the abolition of tax discs by the Government, motoring experts said last night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

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EAT: employee who might be dismissed for gross misconduct may still be entitled to claim constructive dismissal – OUT-LAW.com

‘An employee is not prevented from resigning and bringing a constructive dismissal claim against a former employer by the fact that the employer may have been preparing a gross misconduct case against him, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2014

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The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking – The Independent

‘Forget the urban myths about dying in Westminster or eating mince pies on Christmas Day: these are real rules you could be breaking without even realising it’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

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Law careers from restorative justice, to legal ombudsman, to media – OUP Blog

‘What range of career options are out there for those attending law school? In this series of podcasts, Martin Partington talks to influential figures in the law about topics ranging from restorative justice to legal journalism.’

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OUP Blog, 19th August 2014

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How to protect yourself from data breaches – The Future of Law

‘Barristers and solicitors need to make sure they keep personal information secure, especially information on paper files, says a statement from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This warning follows a number of data breaches reported to the ICO over the last few months involving the legal profession.’

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The Future of Law, 26th August 2014

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British Standards enter the electronic age with new digital Kitemarks – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2014 in banking, consumer protection, data protection, internet, news by sally

‘For almost a century it has appeared with reassuring mundanity on everything from manhole covers and condoms to fire extinguishers and motorcycle helmets, comforting the consumer that the product they are about to use is safe.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2014

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Sgt Richard Evans cleared of sex in police custody suite – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2014 in news, police, professional conduct, sexual offences by sally

‘A police sergeant has been cleared of having sex with a female suspect in a custody suite.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2014

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Former judge says rape conviction rates will not improve until ‘women stop getting so drunk’ – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A former judge has claimed rape conviction statistics will not improve until women “stop getting so drunk”.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

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Rebecca Ayres’s jealous boyfriend is jailed for life after admitting murder

Posted August 27th, 2014 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

‘A jealous boyfriend who murdered his girlfriend after rowing over her three-year-old son’s christening has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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Rebekah Brooks and co-defendants try to recoup £20m in hacking trial costs – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in costs, news, trials by tracey

‘Rebekah Brooks and her co-defendants in the phone-hacking trial are looking to recoup between £20m and £25m in legal fees from the tax payer following their acquittal of all charges.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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About 1,400 Rotherham children ‘sexually exploited over 16-year period’ – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in child abuse, children, local government, news, rape, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report that concluded “it is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered”.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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‘Privacy law’ may need rewriting due to modern technology, says senior judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 26th, 2014 in courts, internet, judges, media, news, privacy, speeches by tracey

“Lord Neuberger, the president of the Supreme Court, indicates there may be a case for a rethink on privacy and communications laws thanks to the “enormous challenges” posed by the internet.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th August 2014

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Ministry of Justice fined over prison data loss – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2014 in data protection, fines, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for “serious failings” in the handling of confidential data.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2014

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Bedroom tax and human rights FTT miscellany – NearlyLegal

Posted August 26th, 2014 in appeals, benefits, disabled persons, human rights, news, social security, tribunals by tracey

‘No less than four FTT bedroom tax appeal decision have come my way lately. Three of them concern successful appeals on human rights Article 14 discrimination or Article 8 family life grounds. One is a clear room size decision with an interesting footnote on tenancy agreements.’

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NearlyLegal, 24th August 2014

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Timing of a TUPE transfer determined by facts, not wishes or intentions of parties, says EAT – OUT-LAW.com

‘The point at which the new employer becomes responsible for the workers who have been transferred under TUPE rules is a question of fact, not the wishes or intentions of the parties, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2014

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Additional travel time for transferred workers was not “substantial change” to their “material detriment” – OUT-LAW.com

‘A change in the working location of somebody who has changed employer through TUPE will only be grounds for a constructive dismissal claim if that change is “substantial” and causes “material detriment” to the worker.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2014

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APIL anger over discount rate delay – Litigtion Futures

Posted August 26th, 2014 in damages, delay, Ministry of Justice, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has reacted angrily to confirmation from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of a further delay to the review of the discount rate for personal injury cases.’

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Litigtation Futures, 26th August 2014

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SRA investigating nine criminal law firms over failures in advice to asylum seekers – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is investigating nine criminal law firms over failures in advice to asylum seekers, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2014

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Open consultation – Revised PACE code A – Home Office

Posted August 26th, 2014 in codes of practice, consultations, police, stop and search by tracey

‘This consultation runs until Monday 20 October 2014. The draft code has a covering note and detailed table outlining the changes and their purpose with links to the paragraphs concerned.’

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Home Office, 26th August 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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