Teacher paid £230,000 compensation after slipping in ketchup – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in compensation, health & safety, news, personal injuries, teachers by sally

‘The claim is one of £1 million worth of compensation payments made to injured teachers by Essex County Council.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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IPCC investigates contact between Hollie Gazzard and Gloucester police – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2014 in complaints, murder, news, police by sally

‘The police watchdog has launched an investigation into the contact that officers had with hairdresser Hollie Gazzard before she was fatally stabbed.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2014

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Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement: Army apologises as coroner finds bullying was suicide factor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘Coroner urges Ministry of Defence to review care for vulnerable soldiers after ruling that bullying and “lingering” mental effects of alleged rape were factors in suicide of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Senior judges attack government’s planned court cost rise – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in civil justice, courts, fees, judges, news by sally

‘Government plans to increase the cost of going to court in England and Wales would undermine the civil and family justice system, top judges have said.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2014

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Ex-miner “deprived of his liberty” when prevented from dying at home – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 4th, 2014 in freedom of movement, health, local government, news, ombudsmen, reports by sally

‘A 77-year-old former miner was deprived of his liberty – without proper account of the law being taken – when he was prevented from going home to die beside his brother, a joint report from two Ombudsmen has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th March 2014

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 4th, 2014 in law reports by sally

High Court (Chancery Division)

Clarke v Barclays Bank Plc & Anor [2014] EWHC 505 (Ch) (27 February 2014)

Akers & Ors v Samba Financial Group [2014] EWHC 540 (Ch) (28 February 2014)

Alpha S Communications Ltd v Caz Distribution Services Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 207 (Ch) (26 February 2014)

Hearst Holdings Inc & Anor v A.V.E.L.A. Inc & Ors [2014] EWHC 439 (Ch) (25 February 2014)

Ainslie v Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (UK) Ltd (t/a Sun Life Financial of Canada) (Rev 1) [2014] EWHC 453 (Ch) (25 February 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Orzechowska v ABF Plc (t/a Speedibake) [2014] EWHC 495 (QB) (26 February 2014)

Bassano v Toft & Ors [2014] EWHC 377 (QB) (26 February 2014)

Virulite LLC v Virulite Distribution Ltd & Anor [2014] EWHC 366 (QB) (26 February 2014)

Tsavdaris v Home Office [2014] EWHC 440 (QB) (25 February 2014)

High Court (Family Division)

Luckwell v Limata [2014] EWHC 536 (Fam) (13 February 2014)

Y (A Child: Private Law: Fact Finding) v [2014] EWHC 486 (Fam) (26 February 2014)

B-G (A Child) [2014] EWHC 444 (Fam) (05 February 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Langton Homes Limited v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor [2014] EWHC 487 (Admin) (27 February 2014)

E7 (An Officer of the Metropolitan Police) v Holland (Chairman of the Azelle Rodney Inquiry) [2014] EWHC 452 (Admin) (27 February 2014)

Bagshaw & Anor v Wyre Borough Council [2014] EWHC 508 (Admin) (28 February 2014)

Gazelle Properties Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Bath And North East Somerset Council [2014] EWHC 393 (Admin) (27 February 2014)

Karim v Charkham & Ors [2014] EWHC 497 (Admin) (26 February 2014)

Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis v Bangs [2014] EWHC 546 (Admin) (03 March 2014)

SJ & Anor, R (on the application of) v Surrey County Council [2014] EWHC 449 (Admin) (26 February 2014)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Seele Middle East FZE v Drake & Scull International SA Co [2014] EWHC 435 (TCC) (24 February 2014)

199 Knightsbridge Development Ltd v WSP UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 43 (TCC) (28 February 2014)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Merchant International Company Ltd v Natsionalna Aktsionerna Kompaniia Naftogaz Ukrainy & Anor [2014] EWHC 391 (Comm) (26 February 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Inquisitorial system may be better for family and civil cases, says top judge – The Guardian

Posted March 4th, 2014 in civil justice, family courts, judges, legal aid, litigants in person, news by sally

‘A judge-led, inquisitorial system of justice may be a better way of conducting family and civil cases where litigants are unrepresented, the lord chief justice has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 4th, 2014 in legislation by sally

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consumer Credit) (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014

The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Transitional Provision) Order 2014

The Police Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

The Channel Tunnel (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Designated Sites under Section 128) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2014

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014

The Localism Act 2011 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2014

The Equality Act 2006 (Dissolution of the Disability Committee) Order 2014

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, Saving Provision and Specification of Commencement Date) Order 2014

The Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (Amendment to SAYE Option Schemes Contributions Limit) Order 2014


The Submarine Pipelines (Designated Owners) (Revocation) Order 2014

The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Social Security Pensions (Flat Rate Accrual Amount) Order 2014

The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2014

The Social Security Pensions (Low Earnings Threshold) Order 2014

The Police Pensions (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitory Provisions) Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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‘Chorley’s Angels’ gang leader who exploited elderly men with offers of sexual favours is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in ASBOs, burglary, conspiracy, elderly, gangs, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘Rebecca Reeves, 34, was the head of a group of five women who targeted the elderly in the Lancashire town of Chorley.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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Commercial barristers and Law Society join chorus of opposition to court fee changes – Litigation Futures

Posted March 4th, 2014 in barristers, consultations, courts, fees, Law Society, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) proposals to increase court fees for litigants above cost price have been roundly condemned once again, with the Law Society and commercial barristers adding their voices to what has become a chorus of disapproval.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th March 2014

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Jahmel Jones shooting: Lecturer Rachel Kenehan jailed for helping murderers – BBC News

‘A university lecturer who helped her boyfriend and two others escape after they shot dead a rival drug dealer has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Mormon church loses English temple tax fight in European rights ruling – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, news, taxation by sally

‘Ordering the Mormon church to pay local property taxes on one of its English temples is not a breach of human rights, European judges have ruled.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2014

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 4th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Supreme Court

Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Anor [2014] UKSC 13 (26 February 2014)

EM (Eritrea), R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] UKSC 12 (19 February 2014)

Revenue & Customs v Forde and McHugh Ltd [2014] UKSC 14 (26 February 2014)

Williams v Central Bank of Nigeria [2014] UKSC 10 (19 February 2014)

Revenue and Customs v Marks and Spencer plc (Rev 1) [2014] UKSC 11 (19 February 2014)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Okedare, R. v [2014] EWCA Crim 228 (27 February 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Newlyn Dean & Sons Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 193 (27 February 2014)

Ali & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] EWCA Civ 194 (27 February 2014)

Swallowfalls Ltd v Monaco Yachting & Technologies SAM & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 186 (27 February 2014)

Biddick (Deceased) , Representatives of the Estate of v Morcom [2014] EWCA Civ 182 (27 February 2014)

Graham v Every & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 191 (27 February 2014)

ST & Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 188 (28 February 2014)

Magmatic Ltd v PMS International Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 181 (28 February 2014)

National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc v Arnold White Estates Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 216 (03 March 2014)

MA & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2014] EWCA Civ 13 (21 February 2014)

JE (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 192 (25 February 2014)

Sarkar v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 195 (26 February 2014)

Makudi v Baron Triesman of Tottenham [2014] EWCA Civ 179 (26 February 2014)

McKinnon v The London Borough of Redbridge [2014] EWCA Civ 178 (26 February 2014)


Jessemey v Rowstock Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 185 (26 February 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Ukip must be treated like any major party, Ofcom rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in elections, media, news, ombudsmen, political parties by sally

‘Nigel Farage’s party must be given the same coverage as the Tories, Labour and the Liberal Democrats in the run up to the European elections, the regulator says.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th March 2014

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Michael Piggin: Terror offences accused can be named – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in anonymity, explosives, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has lifted an order banning the naming of an 18-year-old man charged with terror offences.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Violent sex assault cold case solved after a decade in one of the first ever cases of ‘covert DNA retrieval’ – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in assault, DNA, firearms, investigatory powers, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A violent sex attacker was caught when police used ground-breaking anti-terrorism powers to covertly recover DNA from a coffee cup he had used at the end of a four-day surveillance operation.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2014

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How To: combine two careers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 4th, 2014 in legal profession, news, solicitors by sally

‘Is it possible to pursue a second vocation alongside the law?’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd March 2014

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Supreme Court brings private nuisance into the 21st century – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 4th, 2014 in damages, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance, planning, public interest, Supreme Court by sally

‘The law of private nuisance is the way of balancing the rights of neighours, the right to be noisy or smelly, and to be free of noise or smells. Hitherto it is has been explicitly a private law remedy, and has slightly odd rules. But it has been struggling with public interests for some years; are they irrelevant, or can they carry the day for claimant or defendant in a private nuisance claim?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd March 2014

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Council did not have power to ban live animal exports, says judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 4th, 2014 in animals, compensation, local government, news, proportionality by sally

‘A district council faces having to make a significant payout to exporters of live animals after a High Court ruled that the authority did not have power to impose a temporary ban on shipment.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd March 2014

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Police forces appeal against A19 retirement ruling – BBC News

‘Five police forces have appealed against a ruling that their use of a regulation to make older officers retire was not “proportionate”.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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