Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in appropriation, legislation by tracey

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2014

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Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 published

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National Insurance Contributions Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in legislation, national insurance by tracey

National Insurance Contributions Act 2014 published

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Citizenship (Armed Forces) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in armed forces, citizenship, legislation by tracey

Citizenship (Armed Forces) Act 2014 published

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Suffolk Christmas Eve horse crash death owner jailed – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2014 in horses, news, road traffic, sentencing by tracey

‘A man whose horses wandered on to a main road on Christmas Eve, causing the death of a driver when four vehicles ploughed into them, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2014

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Police bid to obtain journalistic material refused – Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 14th, 2014 in closed material, disclosure, evidence, news, police by tracey

‘R (on the application of British Sky Broadcasting Limited) (Respondent) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 17. This was an appeal from a ruling by the Administrative Court that it was procedurally unfair, and therefore unlawful, for BSkyB to have had a disclosure order made against it without full access to the evidence on which the police’s case was based and the opportunity to comment on or challenge that evidence.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th March 2014

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International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in equality, gender, international relations, legislation, state aids by tracey

International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014 published

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Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in leases, legislation by tracey

Leasehold Reform (Amendment) Act 2014 published

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Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in legislation, rehabilitation by tracey

Offender Rehabilitation Act 2014 published

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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in ASBOs, courts, criminal justice, dogs, forced marriages, legislation, police, repossession by tracey

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 published

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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in elections, legislation, Northern Ireland, political parties by tracey

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 published

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Major changes in family courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 14th, 2014 in children, families, family courts, press releases by tracey

‘The Children and Families Act has been given Royal Assent today, meaning reforms which will put children firmly at the heart of the family justice system will be introduced as part of the relaunched family court system being implemented on 22 April 2014.’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th March 2014

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Council told to pay out £8k+ and instruct barrister over race track noise – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 14th, 2014 in compensation, local government, news, noise, nuisance, sport by tracey

‘The Local Government Ombudsman has told a local authority to pay out more than £8,000 after residents of a village suffered excess noise for several years from a motor racing track nearby.’

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Local Governemnt Lawyer, 13th March 2014

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Flawed SRA investigation leads tribunal to strike out case – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has taken the unusual step of striking out a case against two solicitors in the middle of the hearing, after the integrity of the investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) was thrown into question.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments

Posted March 14th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No. 32) Order 2014

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Commencement No.1) Order 2014

The Courts and Tribunals Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014

The Central African Republic (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2014

The Unauthorised Unit Trusts (Tax) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Charitable Deductions (Approved Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Immigration and Nationality (Cost Recovery Fees) Regulations 2014

The Legislative Reform (Payments by Parish Councils, Community Councils and Charter Trustees) Order 2014

The Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2014

The Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement (Enforcement Action) (Amendment) Order 2014

The National Park Authorities (England) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Listed Buildings Certificate of Lawfulness) (Hearings and Inquiries Procedures) (Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2014

The Planning (Listed Buildings) (Certificates of Lawfulness of Proposed Works) Regulations 2014

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Heritage Partnership Agreements) Regulations 2014

The Accession of Croatia (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) and the Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Regina (British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v Central Criminal Court (B and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2014 in closed material, disclosure, evidence, law reports, news, police by tracey

Regina (British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v Central Criminal Court (B and another intervening); [2014] UKSC 17;  [2014] WLR (D)  123

‘On the hearing of an application by a police officer for a production order under section 9 of, and Schedule 1 to, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, seeking access to journalistic material held by a news organisation for the purposes of an investigation into an alleged offence, the court could not have regard to evidence adduced by the police in support of the application which had not been disclosed to the news organisation.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

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Regina v Elsayed – WLR Daily

Posted March 14th, 2014 in confiscation, drug offences, law reports, proceeds of crime by tracey

Regina v Elsayed; [2014] EWCA Crim 333;  [2014] WLR (D)  125

‘For the purposes of confiscation proceedings the market value of drugs might vary depending for example on the time at which the drugs were obtained or the capacity or role of the person obtaining them and a judge was entitled to make findings of fact as to what a defendant would do with those drugs, ie sell them as a dealer at street level. Such findings of fact necessarily bore on the value of the property obtained by the defendant.’

WLR Daily, 4th March 2014

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Regina (Evans) v Attorney General – WLR Daily

Regina (Evans) v Attorney General; [2014] EWCA Civ 254;  [2014] WLR (D)  124

‘The issue of a certificate by the Attorney General, an accountable person under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, of a certificate under section 53(2) of the Act so as to override and render ineffective a decision of an independent and impartial tribunal required more than that he merely disagreed with the tribunal’s determination. Examples of what would suffice were that there had been a material change of circumstances since the tribunal’s decision or that it was clearly flawed in fact or in law.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

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Dunhill v Burgin (Nos 1 and 2) – WLR Daily

Dunhill v Burgin (Nos 1 and 2): [2014] UKSC 18;  [2014] WLR (D)  122

‘The test of capacity to conduct proceedings for the purpose of CPR Pt 21 was the capacity to conduct the claim or cause of action which the claimant in fact had, rather than the claim as formulated by her lawyers. A consent order based on the settlement of a claim by a claimant who lacked capacity and did not have a litigation friend was not valid even though the claimant was legally represented.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 14th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Onu v Akwiwu & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 279 (13 March 2014)

Gohil v Gohil [2014] EWCA Civ 274 (13 March 2014)

Simon v Byford & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 280 (13 March 2014)

F (A Child), Re [2014] EWCA Civ 275 (13 March 2014)

SE (Zimbabwe) v The Secrtary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 256 (13 March 2014)

Hoyle v Rogers & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 257 (13 March 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Dukeminster Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Exeter City Council [2014] EWHC 664 (Admin) (13 March 2014)

Flatley, R (On the Application Of) v Hywel Dda University Health Board [2014] EWHC 655 (Admin) (13 March 2014)

Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler & Anor [2014] EWHC 669 (Admin) (12 March 2014)

High Court (Patents Court)

Kennametal Inc v Pramet Tools SRO & Anor [2014] EWHC 565 (Pat) (05 March 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Lu v Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 690 (QB) (13 March 2014)

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