The ICLR Annual Lecture 2013

Posted April 8th, 2013 in lectures, marriage, news by sally

“Marriage from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first century”

Some reflections on Hyde v Hyde and Woodmansee (1866) LR 1 P & D 130
By Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division

On Thursday 25th April 2013, 6pm

The Common Room of The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

Tickets cost £5, Students free
To book your place visit www.iclr.co.uk/annual-lectures

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The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 – 11 KBW

Posted April 8th, 2013 in education, local government, news, school admissions, Wales by sally

“The Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act (“the Act”) was passed by the Assembly on 15 January 2013 and received its Royal Assent on 4 March 2013. The proposal to legislate was announced by the First Minister on 12 July 2011, when the legislative programme for the Welsh Government was set out, and a White Paper followed in October 2011. The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Bill was published in April 2012, along with an Explanatory Memorandum.”

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11 KBW, 3rd April 2013

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Three disabled claimants launch legal action against new mobility tests – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in benefits, disabled persons, judicial review, news by sally

“Three disabled claimants have launched a legal action to challenge the government’s more stringent tests for mobility allowances that came into force on Monday.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Special Educational Needs and School Transport – 11 KBW

Posted April 8th, 2013 in news, special educational needs, transport, Wales by sally

“In this paper, I intend to cover the following areas:-
(1) An update on reform to the special educational needs regime
(2) Case law update on recent special educational needs cases
(3) School transport.”

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11 KBW, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.11kbw.co.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 8th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2013

The Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Amendment of Schedule 1) Order 2013

The Wireless Telegraphy (Mobile Spectrum Trading) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Wireless Telegraphy (Register) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2013

The Armed Forces Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2013

The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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April Fool’s – The Barristers’ Hub

“The 1st of April 2013 marks the implementation of a swathe of changes to the Civil Procedure Rules as part of the implementation of the ‘Jackson Report’ into civil procedure and funding. The aim of the report, in the words of Jackson, L. J. himself, is ‘to promote access to justice at proportionate cost’.”

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The Barristers’ Hub, 5th April 2013

Source: www.barristershub.co.uk

New rules for CMCs – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 8th, 2013 in claims management, codes of practice, contracts, news, regulations by sally

“Get a signature on the dotted line or there is no contract, warns the Claims Management Regulator as tough new Conduct Rules for claims management companies (CMCs) are announced.”

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Ministry of Justice, 8th April 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Judges lead ‘sheltered lives’, warns Britain’s most senior female judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2013 in judiciary, news, speeches by sally

“Britain’s most senior female judge has warned that her colleagues on the bench may lack common sense because they have lived ‘sheltered lives’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Moratorium in fee-paid judicial pension cases – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 8th, 2013 in judiciary, news, pensions by sally

“Following the case of O’Brien v Ministry of Justice and the decision of the UK Supreme Court that fee-paid Recorders are entitled to a pension, The Lord Chancellor has written today to the Lord Chief Justice, the Lord Chief Justice Northern Ireland, the Lord President of the Court of Session, the President of the UK Supreme Court and the Senior President of Tribunals to announce a moratorium in fee-paid judicial pension cases.”

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Ministry of Justice, 5th April 2013

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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Barrister Conduct ‘Trends and Performance’ Report Released – Bar Standards Board

he Bar Standards Board’s Professional Conduct Department (PCD) has today released its third quarter ‘trends and performance’ report.

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Bar Standards Board, 8th April 2013

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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New £1,300 charge for High Court challenges against Government decisions – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2013 in fees, immigration, judicial review, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

“People will have to pay up to £1,300 to bring High Court challenges against Government decisions in a crackdown on spurious legal challenges, under new plans.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Army law: uniform instructions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 8th, 2013 in armed forces, budgets, legal services, news by sally

“Some press reports estimate that up to one in four of the army’s lawyers face being cut. And the overall picture for the army is one of drastically reduced headcount – the Ministry of Defence’s Future Force 2020 plans will see the army cut 20,000 regular soldiers by 2020, with the number of regular soldiers set to fall to 82,000. Last year, during the second completed phase of cuts, four Army Legal Services lieutenant colonels applied for voluntary redundancy.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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We shall fight, on the beaches – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 8th, 2013 in byelaws, commons, harbours, human rights, local government, news by sally

“This is a tale of common law rights, open water swimming, and individual freedoms. It is about the flip side of codified human rights: the time-honoured principle, that that which is not specifically prohibited, is – or should be – permitted in English law.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th April 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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That’s Life magazine censured for paying murderer’s sister for her story – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in complaints, murder, news, public interest, publishing by sally

“Women’s weekly That’s Life has been censured by the Press Complaints Commission for paying the sister of a murderer for her story.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Sharia courts putting women at risk, CPS warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2013 in courts, domestic violence, families, islamic law, news, women by sally

“Sharia courts are putting women at risk of violence from abusive husbands, the Crown Prosecution Service has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Cherelle McKenzie-Jackson, 14, jailed for role in ‘disrespect’ killing – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in homicide, news, sentencing, weapons, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old girl who persuaded her boyfriend to stab a boy who she felt had treated her disrespectfully has been sentenced to eight years detention for manslaughter.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Ex-Church of England priest Keith Wilkie Denford and organist Michael Mytton guilty of string of child abuse offences – The Independent

Posted April 8th, 2013 in child abuse, clergy, news, sexual offences by sally

“A retired Church of England priest and a former organist and choirmaster have been found guilty of a string of child sex abuse offences dating back more than 25 years.”

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The Independent, 5th April 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Excessive credit card surcharges outlawed – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in consumer credit, consumer protection, fees, financial regulation, news by sally

“A ban that comes into force on Saturday will ensure that payment surcharges reflect the actual cost of processing the payment.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Vegans and druids to gain workplace rights under new equality rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 8th, 2013 in belief discrimination, freedom of expression, human rights, news by sally

“Vegetarian or vegan employees with deeply held beliefs should be allowed to exert their rights in the workplace by refusing to clean out office fridges containing meat or dairy products, according to new guidance.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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How to cut the costs of getting divorced – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in budgets, costs, custody, divorce, financial provision, internet, legal aid, news by sally

“Legal aid for the 120,000 couples who divorce in a typical year all but disappears in England and Wales this week, except in cases where domestic violence can be proved. While many are predicting a big increase in DIY divorces, costing as little as £37, the changes have also prompted the arrival of a raft of new fixed-fee legal deals that keep lawyers’ bills below £500.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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