Public access barrister wins appeal after BSB evidence blunder – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in appeals, barristers, disciplinary procedures, disclosure, evidence, news by sally

‘A public access barrister disbarred for fabricating client letters has won his appeal after the Bar Standards Board was found to have withheld crucial evidence.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2015

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Judgment reserved on criminal legal aid reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Delivering judgment on the lord chancellor’s controversial criminal legal aid reforms by the end of the month will be a ‘pretty tall order’, senior judges have said at the end of a three-day hearing in the High Court.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th January 2015

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Court of Appeal rejects challenge to closure of passenger transport unit – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 21st, 2015 in appeals, community care, disabled persons, local government, news, transport by sally

‘A city council has successfully defended in the Court of Appeal its decision to close its passenger transport unit (PTU) and make alternative arrangements for users.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th January 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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DVLA suffers High Court defeat for revoking elderly woman’s licence based on ‘age alone’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A 78-year-old woman who caused a three car pile-up has won the right to drive again, as judge rules that medical checks as well as on-road appraisals are necessary.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

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Regina (Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, crime, electronic monitoring, law reports, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

Regina (Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court and another [2015] EWCA Civ 7; [2015] WLR (D) 13

‘Varying a sexual offences prevention order to require the wearing of a location monitoring device or electronic tag while away from the home address of the person subject to it came within the powers conferred by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and the interference with that person’s private life under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Rights was “in accordance with the law”.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Judge orders father to take his children to church – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, children, custody, divorce, freedom of expression, judges, news by sally

‘Child care proceedings challenged after judge tells father he has a legal requirement to take his sons to Catholic mass.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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Attempt to ban performing artist’s abuse memoir ‘threatens free speech’ – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, freedom of expression, injunctions, news, publishing, Supreme Court by sally

‘An attempt to prevent a performing artist from publishing his memoir on the grounds that its contents would be distressing for his son to read has opened up “a new, substantial and unpredictable threat to freedom of expression”, lawyers representing free speech campaigners have told the UK supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2015

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Grime Rap ‘Gangbo’ appeal fails in High Court – Diarmuid Laffan – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 19th, 2015 in appeals, bills, gangs, human rights, injunctions, interpretation, news, police by tracey

‘Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police v Scott Calder [2015]. The Greater Manchester Police (‘GMP’) have been unsuccessful in an attempt to obtain an Injunction to Prevent Gang-Related Violence (“IPGV” or “Gangbo”) against Scott Calder. The application was based on police intelligence and the lyrics of Mr Calder’s YouTube Grime Rap videos. On 14 January 2015, Mr Justice Blake dismissed the GMP’s appeal to the High Court, and in doing so laid out guidance on the purpose and ambit of the IPGV legislation, which is currently being substantially amended by Parliament.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2015

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Judge criticised after claiming 16-year-old pupil groomed teacher – The Guardian

‘A judge is facing criticism after she handed down a suspended sentence to a teacher found guilty of having sex with a pupil and said the 16-year-old girl had “groomed” him.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2015

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Tulisa Constavlos loses appeal over assault conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2015 in appeals, assault, news by sally

‘Former X Factor judge loses appeal against conviction for hitting celebrity blogger Savvas Morgan during row at V Festival in Chelmsford’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2015

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Sex teacher Stuart Kerner’s ‘unduly lenient’ sentence may be reviewed – BBC News

‘The Attorney General is to consider whether a suspended sentence handed to a religious studies teacher who had a sex with a pupil should be reviewed.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2015

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Director loses appeal against FCA fine and ban in conflict of interest case – OUT-LAW.com

‘A non-executive director who failed to declare a conflict of interest has lost her appeal against the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which had fined her £154,800 and banned her from holding a regulated financial services role.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th January 2015

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49 year-old Rugby player’s ban doubled to 20 years for assaulting referee’ – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, assault, disciplinary procedures, news, sport by sally

On 29 September 2014 the RFU Appeal Panel, chaired by Sir James Dingemans, handed down judgment in RFU v Barry Lockwood.

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 12th January 2015

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

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Neuberger and Dyson to head seven-judge panel for Coventry – Litigation Futures

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, banking, child abuse, costs, fees, fraud, human rights, injunctions, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, and Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, will head a seven-judge panel for the eagerly awaited Coventry costs hearing on 9 February, it has been announced.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th January 2015

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Hot, hot, hot – NearlyLegal

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, benefits, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, tribunals by sally

‘Here is an interesting First Tier Tribunal bedroom tax appeal decision from Bexleyheath. [Decision notice]. It is a decision made after the Fife Upper Tribunal decision, but upholds the tenant’s appeal on the basis, in part, that the room is inadequately sized to be a bedroom, as well as being just too damn hot.’

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NearlyLegal, 11th January 2015

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Disabled tenants to challenge bedroom tax in supreme court – The Guardian

‘A legal case to be heard at the supreme court will decide whether the government’s housing benefit regulations – the bedroom tax – discriminates unfairly against disabled adults. The ruling could have consequences for hundreds of thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2015

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Time for a fry-up – patent claims reinterpreted in Jarden v SEB – Technology Law Update

Posted January 9th, 2015 in appeals, food, news, patents by sally

‘In a surprise end-of-year appeal success Jarden has escaped the heat of SEB’s ‘dry fryer’ patent. The apparatus claimed by the patent allows a user to produce crispy chips without needing a pan full of hot fat.’

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Technology Law Update, 8th January 2015

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

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‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures start to bite – Home Office

Posted January 8th, 2015 in appeals, deportation, immigration, news by sally

‘Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being kicked out of the country as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures start to have an impact.’

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Home Office, 6th January 2015

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Monitoring of sex offenders by home visits does not breach human rights – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 8th, 2015 in appeals, human rights, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘The law governing the monitoring of sex offenders, allowing police officers to visit the homes of registered offenders, did not constitute an unlawful interference with the offenders’ privacy rights under Article 8 of the ECHR.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th January 2015

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Judgment published where court rejected attack on conduct of ward election – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 8th, 2015 in appeals, elections, news by sally

‘The written judgment has been published this week setting out why an Election Court dismissed a challenge to the validity of an election for a ward in the London Borough of Hackney.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th January 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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