Disability discrimination and exclusions in Wales – 11 KBW

Posted April 11th, 2013 in disability discrimination, news, school exclusions, Wales by sally

“This paper sets out an overview of exclusions law, focusing in particular on permanent exclusions from maintained schools and disability discrimination claims.”

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11 KBW, 3rd April 2013

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 11th, 2013 in legislation by sally

The Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013

The Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise and Constitution of Panels and Investigation Committee) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2013

The Electronic Commerce Directive (Trafficking People for Exploitation) Regulations 2013

The Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Consequential Provisions: Primary Legislation) Order 2013

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Conditional Cautions: Code of Practice) Order 2013

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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The Future of commercial litigation: Bleak House or Great Expectations? – Littleton Chambers

Posted April 11th, 2013 in barristers, costs, fees, news, solicitors by sally

The Future of commercial litigation: Bleak House or Great Expectations? (PDF)

Littleton Chambers, 2nd April 2013

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

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Damages-based agreements – Are you at risk of being sued? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 11th, 2013 in damages, fees, news, solicitors, undersettlement by sally

“Damages-Based Agreements (‘DBAs’) became lawful on 1 April 2013 thanks to the Jackson reforms and more particularly the Damages-Based Agreements Regulations 2013. A DBA is a contingency fee arrangement whereby the lawyers can take a percentage of the damages (up to a maximum of 25% in personal injury cases, 35% in employment cases and 50% in most other cases).”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 2nd April 2013

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Cold-call company ordered to pay £1,000 to man called 90 times in two months – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2013 in claims management, compensation, insurance, news, telecommunications by sally

“A cold-call company has been ordered to pay a father £1,000 after it rang him more than 90 times in just two months asking if he wanted to reclaim mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2013

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It wasn’t my fault! Contributory negligence through the actions of others – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 11th, 2013 in agency, fraud, negligence, news, solicitors by sally

“An unresolved issue that has received little attention is whether a solicitor’s conduct could be attributed to his client as contributory negligence by that client in a claim brought against a different professional. If a claimant sues professional A for losses to which professional B also contributed, the normal course of events is for professional A to make a contribution claim against professional B. Professional A does not usually seek to attribute professional B’s conduct to the claimant in order to raise the defence of contributory negligence against the claimant. But it is easy to imagine circumstances in which the latter course would be attractive to professional A if available, for example if professional B is a man of straw whose insurers repudiate liability.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 2nd April 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Pre-action correspondence and costs following discontinuance: a practical view from the Bar – Littleton Chambers

Posted April 11th, 2013 in civil procedure rules, costs, news by sally

“In his monthly column, James Bickford Smith considers the Court of Appeal’s decision in Nelson’s Yard Management Company and others v Eziefula [2013] EWCA Civ 235 and how a failure to respond to pre-action correspondence can justify departure from the default rules on costs following discontinuance.”

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Littleton Chambers,

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Ex-Met PCSO Billy Wheatley jailed after admitting a catalogue of sex offences against children – the Independent

“A former Metropolitan Police community support officer with a history of sexual crime dating back to the age of 12 has been jailed after he secretly filmed himself abusing children.”

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The Independent, 11th April 2013

Source: www.indepedent.co.uk

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‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’.”

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Home Office, 10th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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“Bring it back” – Courts and care plans that are not working – Family Law Week

Posted April 11th, 2013 in care orders, family courts, human rights, local government, news by sally

“Andrew Pack, care lawyer with Brighton & Hove City Council, examines the routes available to a local authority to return a case to court if the care plan goes awry.”

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Family Law Week, 10th April 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Can anonymous CVs help beat recruitment discrimination? – The Guardian

“There is growing anecdotal evidence that some UK firms are filtering out job candidates with foreign-sounding names”

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The Guardian, 11th April 2013

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Couple jailed for £900,000 car insurance fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2013 in benefits, fraud, insurance, news, sentencing, tax evasion by sally

“A couple who carried out a fraudulent insurance scheme worth £900,000 used the money to put one of their children through a top public school.”

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Daily Telegraph,

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Transforming legal aid: a guide to defence tendering – LegalVoice

Posted April 11th, 2013 in competition, legal aid, news, public procurement, tenders by sally

“A guide to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on criminal legal aid reform (Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system) and price competitive tendering published earlier this week.”

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LegalVoice, 11th April 2013

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

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Detention pending deportation without regular review breaches Article 5 of the Convention – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 11th, 2013 in compensation, deportation, detention, human rights, judicial review, news, rape by sally

“The Strasbourg Court has ruled that a Somali national’s detention pending deportation was not lawful under domestic law.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th April 2013

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Former lady of Blarney Castle wins damages after being branded ‘psycho’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 11th, 2013 in damages, defamation, internet, news by sally

“The former wife of the owner of Blarney Castle, where the Blarney Stone is kept, has won damages at the High Court after being branded as a ‘psycho’ who should be avoided.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2013

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Ali Jawaid: Three jailed for killing mobile phone businessman – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2013 in homicide, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

“Three men have been jailed for killing a mobile phone businessman in an attack in Coventry in November 2011.”

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BBC News, 10th April 2013

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Judicial review expected into handling of small firm loan scheme – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2013 in banking, guarantees, judicial review, loans, news, small businesses by sally

“The government is facing the threat of a judicial review into its handling of an investigation into Barclays’ involvement in a state-backed loan scheme.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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