Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 11th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The National Minimum Wage (Variation of Financial Penalty) Regulations 2014

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Marriage of Same Sex Couples (Registration of Shared Buildings) Regulations 2014

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments) Regulations 2014

The Health Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2013 Order of Council 2014

The Health Professions Council (Registration and Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2013 Order of Council 2014

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2014

The Gas Transit (EEC Requirements) (Revocation and Saving) Regulations 2014

The Gas Act 1986 (Exemptions) (Revocations) Order 2014

The Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Nuclear Industries Security (Amendment) and Nuclear Security (Prescribed Material) Regulations 2014

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014

The Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014

The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Repeals and Revocations) Regulations 2014

The Social Security (Fees Payable by Qualifying Lenders) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Non-Domestic Rating (Collection and Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014

The Energy Act 2013 (Office for Nuclear Regulation) (Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2014

The Energy Act 2013 (Improvement and Prohibition Notices Appeals) Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Reforms to help reduce reoffending come into force – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 11th, 2014 in criminal records, disclosure, employment, press releases, rehabilitation by tracey

‘Reforms which will cut the amount of time some offenders need to disclose details of any low level convictions come into effect today, Justice Minister Simon Hughes.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 10th March 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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London Fire Brigade secures first confiscation order against landlord – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2014 in confiscation, fines, fire services, health & safety, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘The London Fire Brigade has obtained a confiscation order for the first time, against a landlord who was also fined for breaches of fire safety laws.’

Full story

Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Council fights off High Court bid to derail busking licensing scheme – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2014 in appeals, licensing, local government, London, news, performing arts by tracey

‘The London Borough of Camden has successfully fought off a High Court challenge to its proposed regime for the licensing of busking.
Following a two-day hearing last month, Mrs Justice Patterson has now ruled that the introduction of the scheme was lawful.’

Full story

Local Government Lawyer, 11th March 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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High Court imposes civil restraint order on former solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted March 11th, 2014 in news, restraint orders, sale of land, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has slapped an extended civil restraint order on a former solicitor whose conduct in bringing a series of claims established a “history” of indifference to court orders.’

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Legal Futures, 11th March 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Council entitled to exclude sites from Neighbourhood Plan designation, Court of Appeal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 11th, 2014 in appeals, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s rejection of a judicial review challenge to the decision by Wycombe District Council to designate a smaller area as a Neighbourhood Area than the one applied for.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th March 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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Reoffending reforms – no refinement of relevance – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted March 11th, 2014 in criminal records, disclosure, disqualification, employment, news, rehabilitation by tracey

‘The Government has today announced their long-awaited reforms to disclosure of previous convictions for rehabilitated offenders.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th March 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Kairos Shipping Ltd and another v Enka & Co LLC and others – WLR Daily

Kairos Shipping Ltd and another v Enka & Co LLC and others: [2014] EWCA Civ 217;   [2014] WLR (D)  113

‘It is in principle possible to constitute a limitation fund under the International Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976, scheduled to the Merchant Shipping Act 1995, by means of a guarantee in the form of a letter of undertaking provided by a protection and indemnity club.’

WLR Daily, 6th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 11th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Speechley & Ors v Allott & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 230 (10 March 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kumar, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 644 (Admin) (10 March 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Manchester Ship Canal Developments Ld & Anor v Persons Unknown & Ors [2014] EWHC 645 (Ch) (10 March 2014)

High Court (Family Division)

Rubin v Rubin [2014] EWHC 611 (Fam) (10 March 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

 

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High Court backs Legal Ombudsman over barrister complaint – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 11th, 2014 in appeals, barristers, compensation, complaints, legal ombudsman, news by tracey

‘The High Court has upheld a Legal Ombudsman decision that a barrister dealt with a complaint improperly – even though the original complaint was dismissed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Jeffrey Davies’s colleagues sacked for gross misconduct – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, victims by tracey

‘Two South Wales Police officers have been sacked after an investigation into how a colleague sexually assaulted domestic violence victims.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Rapist George Moseley jailed for 23 years for attacks on woman and girls – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, wounding by tracey

‘A man branded a “danger to women” has been jailed for 23 years for a series of sex attacks in Hertfordshire.’

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Sharmila Mistry cleared of Leicester pushchair crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in careless driving, disqualification, driving licences, fines, homicide, news by tracey

‘A woman involved in a crash in which two toddlers in pushchairs were killed has been cleared of causing their deaths by careless driving.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Farmer’s daughter sues parents for slice of £7 million estate claiming she tended cows while sisters went dancing – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 11th, 2014 in agriculture, appeals, families, news, wills by tracey

‘A dairy farmer’s daughter who claims she led a Cinderella existence tending the cows while her teenage siblings went dancing is suing her elderly parents for a share of their £7million estate.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Domestic abuse: ‘Wide variations’ in police referrals to CPS – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show. In Cheshire last year, 33% of domestic violence cases recorded as an offence were referred by police to prosecutors, with 29% in North Yorkshire, they show. But in Northumbria, the figure was just 2.6% and in Warwickshire 3.6%.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Senior police officer faces jail after fraud scam – Daily Telegraph

‘A senior police officer has been sacked and could face a jail sentence after she was caught scamming high street stores out of hundreds of pounds. Tanya Brookes was a chief inspector at Surrey Police when she committed “an extensive range of petty frauds” against household names including The White Company and Boots.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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