Article 8 success in the County Court – NearlyLegal

Posted January 18th, 2013 in housing, human rights, news, proportionality, succession, time limits by tracey

“This was a failed succession case where an article 8 proportionality defence was, at least in part successful.”

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NearlyLegal, 17th January 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

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Stephensons: on becoming an ABS – LegalVoice

Posted January 18th, 2013 in alternative business structures, law firms, news by tracey

“Stephensons Solicitors, a leading legal aid firm in the north-west, secured approval as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) early in the new year, and has already appointed its first non-lawyer partner.”

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LegalVoice, 17th January 2013

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

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Wear What You Like – Garden Court Chambers Blog

Posted January 18th, 2013 in employment, human rights, news, religious discrimination by tracey

“Following today’s European Court of Human Rights judgment in Eweida and Others v the United Kingdom, David Renton analyses the how the fine balance between religious freedom and avoiding discrimination can be struck.”

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Garden Court Chambers Blog. 15th January 2013

Source: www.gclaw.wordpress.com

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Public sector equality duty – planning permission for school – Education Law Blog

Posted January 18th, 2013 in education, equality, local government, news, planning by tracey

“In R. (on the application of Coleman) v Barnet LBC [2012] EWHC 3725 (Admin) , the High Court has held that the local authority had discharged its public sector equality duty (under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010) when granting planning permission for the development of a school on land on which a garden centre had been situated.”

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Education Law Blog, 15th January 2013

Source: www.education11kbw.com

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Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted January 18th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Fitness for work: Government response to ‘Health at Work – an independent review of sickness absence’, Cm 8476 (PDF)

Standards matter: a review of best practice in promoting good behaviour in public life thirteenth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Cm 8519 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

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LSB responds to OFT report which outlines the changes to the regulation of legal services brought about by the Legal Services Act 2007 – Legal Services Board

Posted January 18th, 2013 in legal ombudsman, legal services, Legal Services Board, press releases by tracey

“LSB responds to OFT report which outlines the changes to the regulation of legal services brought about by the Legal Services Act 2007.”

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Legal Services Board, 18th January 2013

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 18th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Powierza v District Court, Warszawa, Poland [2013] EWHC 36 (Admin) (17 January 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Patel v General Medical Council – WLR Daily

Posted January 18th, 2013 in conspiracy, doctors, fraud, law reports, proportionality, public interest by tracey

Patel v General Medical Council: [2012] EWHC 3688 (Admin); [2013] WLR (D) 12

“When considering an application under section 41(A) of the Medical Act 1983 to terminate an 18 months’ suspension order imposed by an Interim Orders Panel, the court was required to give the panel’s decision such weight as in the circumstances of the case it thought fit but was entitled to examine the panel’s reasons with some rigour.”

WLR Daily, 20th December 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Swift (trading as A Swift Move) v Robertson – WLR Daily

Posted January 18th, 2013 in consumer protection, contracts, deposits, law reports, ultra vires by tracey

Swift (trading as A Swift Move) v Robertson: [2012] EWCA Civ 1794;   [2013] WLR (D)  11

“Where a contract between a consumer and a trader for the supply of goods or services was made during a visit to the consumer’s home the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc Regulations 2008 applied, irrespective of whether there had been earlier negotiations between the parties at the consumer’s home.”

WLR Daily, 15th January 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

 

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 18th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief) (England) (Amendment) Order 2013

The Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Appeals Under Part 2) (Amendment) Order 2013

The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Religious Marriages: Staying a decree absolute in order to increase the chances of obtaining a religious divorce – Family Law Week

Posted January 18th, 2013 in divorce, islamic law, Judaism, marriage, news by tracey

“Charlotte Rachael Proudman, a barrister at 1 Mitre Court Buildings, provides legal guidance on the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, Section 10A, used in religious marital cases to speed up the process of obtaining religious divorces.”

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Family Law Week, 17th January 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Met police launch inquiry into historic child sex abuse claims – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2013 in child abuse, evidence, indecent photographs of children, news by tracey

“The Metropolitan police have launched an official investigation into historic claims of child abuse after an MP alleged that a ‘senior aide of a former prime minister’ had links to a member of a paedophile ring.”

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The Guardian, 17th January 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Undercover police damages cases to be heard in secret – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2013 in investigatory powers, news, police, private hearings, psychiatric damage, tribunals by tracey

“Women who say they were tricked into sexual relationships with undercover police
officers will have their cases heard in secret, a judge has ruled.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Property fraudsters sent to jail for up to seven years – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2013 in banking, forgery, fraud, loans, news, sentencing by tracey

“Two men from London have been sent to jail after being found guilty of
defrauding two banks, Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Scotland, of £61.”

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BBC News, 17th January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Northampton piano teacher jailed for grooming girl pupil – BBC News

“A piano teacher from Milton Keynes who groomed a young pupil by exchanging explicit phone photographs with her has been jailed for 22 months.”

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BBC News, 18th January 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Kate Winslet’s husband Ned RocknRoll is not a public figure, says judge – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2013 in injunctions, media, news, privacy by tracey

“Actress Kate Winslet’s husband is not a public figure in his own right, a High Court judge said today. Ned RocknRoll had ‘briefly become something of public figure’ as a result of his relationship with Miss Winslet, said Mr Justice Briggs. But the judge said that was not enough to place Mr RocknRoll – a nephew of tycoon Sir Richard Branson – into the ‘public sphere’.”

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The Independent, 17th January 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Doctors ask court to decide whether refugee on hunger strike can be forcibly fed – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2013 in Court of Protection, news, passports, refugees by tracey

“Doctors have asked a court to decide whether a refugee on hunger strike can be forcibly fed. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons and is referred to in court documents as ‘A’, went on hunger strike to demand that the UK Border Agency returns his passport.”

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The Independent, 17th January 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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RSPCA warned on hunt prosecutions by charities watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2013 in charities, Charity Commission, costs, hunting, news, prosecutions by tracey

“The RSPCA has been told by the charity watchdog that any decision to prosecute
hunts must be a ‘reasonable and effective use of the charity’s resources’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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