Theresa May unveils shakeup of police disciplinary system – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2014 in complaints, consultations, corruption, disciplinary procedures, news, police by sally

‘The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has announced a shakeup of the internal police disciplinary system, including holding hearings in public and ending payoffs for senior officers found guilty of misconduct, to be introduced before the general election.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Regina (Stirling) v Haringey London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted November 18th, 2014 in appeals, consultations, council tax, law reports, local government, Supreme Court by sally

Regina (Stirling) v Haringey London Borough Council [2014] UKSC 56; [2014] WLR (D) 486

‘A public consultation under paragraph 3(1)(c) of Schedule 1A to the Local Government Finance Act 1992, as inserted, about a proposed council tax reduction scheme was unlawful if it did not involve inviting and considering views about possible alternatives to the scheme favoured by the local authority.’

WLR Daily, 29th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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UK Retail Banking Sector set for In-depth Market Investigation – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 17th, 2014 in banking, competition, consultations, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s retail banking sector is set for in-depth scrutiny after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirmed on 6 November 2014 that it would conduct a Phase 2 market investigation into the supply of retail banking services to personal current account (PCA) customers and to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).’

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Zenith Chambers, 10th November 2014

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

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The Duty to Inform and Consult under Regulation 13 of TUPE – Tanfield Chambers

‘The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) have provided a wide range of case law since they came into force. Decisions have often been focused on issues such as what constitutes a relevant transfer or the effect ofinsolvency on a transfer. However, there has been surprisingly little case law which deals with the Regulation 13 TUPE duty to inform and consult and the Regulation 15 TUPE claim to a tribunal for a failure to inform and consult.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 16th October 2014

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

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JR looms as MoJ admits: new whiplash rules “could lead to misunderstanding” – Litigation Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has admitted that the new rules for whiplash claims, introduced on 1 October this year, “could in practice lead to some misunderstanding” and may have to be amended.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th November 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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New sentencing guidelines proposed for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences. – Sentencing Council

‘Proposed sentencing guidelines have been published today which will assist sentencers dealing with corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety and hygiene offences.’

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Sentencing Council, 13th November 2014

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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Domestic violence should be specific criminal offence, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted November 12th, 2014 in consultations, crime, domestic violence, HIV, violence by tracey

‘A specific criminal offence should be created to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Law Commission has suggested in a consultation launched on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 12th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Wind turbines, noise and public information – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 10th, 2014 in consultations, delay, judicial review, local government, news, noise, planning by sally

‘An interesting decision about a Council not supplying some key information about a wind turbine project to the public until very late in the day. Can an objector apply to set the grant of permission aside? Answer: yes, unless the Council can show that it would have inevitably have come to the same conclusion, even if the information had been made public earlier.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th November 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Consultation on out of court disposals – Attorney General’s Office

Posted November 7th, 2014 in cautions, consultations, drug offences, penalties, police by tracey

‘The response to the joint government and police consultation on Out of Court Disposals (OOCD) sets out plans for a streamlined and more effective system.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

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Major report calls for quotas to increase diversity at top of judiciary – Litigation Futures

Posted November 6th, 2014 in consultations, diversity, judiciary, news, part-time work, reports by sally

‘A quota system should be introduced to address the under-representation of women and ethnic minority judges, a major independent report commissioned by the Labour Party has recommended.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th November 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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R (on the application of Moseley (in substitution of Stirling) (AP) v London Borough of Haringey – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Moseley (in substitution of Stirling) (AP) (Appellant) v London Borough of Haringey (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 56 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th October 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

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BSB to “consider future” of Bar Professional Training Course – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) launched its ‘future Bar training’ programme this morning, which includes “considering the future of the Bar Professional Training Course” (BPTC).’

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Legal Futures, 31st October 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Southwark to bring judicial review over plans for ‘super-sewer’ for London – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in consultations, judicial review, local government, London, news, planning, sewerage by sally

‘Southwark Council has applied to the High Court to bring judicial review proceedings over ministers’ approval of plans for the so-called ‘super-sewer’ in London.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Police cautions could be scrapped in reform of criminal punishments – The Independent

‘Police cautions could be scrapped under the Justice Secretary’s plans to stop victims feeling criminals have got away “scot-free”.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Consultation duty gets to the Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 30th, 2014 in appeals, consultations, local government, news, Supreme Court, taxation by sally

‘Lord Wilson posed the question, answered today by the Supreme Court, with concision. When Parliament requires a local authority to consult interested persons before making a decision which would potentially affect all of its inhabitants, what are the ingredients of the requisite consultation?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th October 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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Ministers to consult over mandatory abuse reporting – BBC News

Posted October 29th, 2014 in child abuse, consultations, news by sally

‘The government is to undertake a public consultation into whether the reporting of child abuse by regulated bodies should be made mandatory.’

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BBC News, 29th October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Mental health units to be set up inside prisons – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2014 in consultations, hospitals, mental health, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Plans being considered by the Government will see inmates treated in specialist mental health units inside prisons in future.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th October 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Robbery sentences: Gun and knife use ‘should be penalised’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2014 in consultations, firearms, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Robbers who use or threaten to use guns and knives during crimes in England and Wales should expect to receive tougher jail sentences, new proposals suggest.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Show us your evidence, Society tells MoJ consultation – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Law Society has urged the Ministry of Justice to release for formal consultation a report on the criminal legal aid market which casts doubt on its controversial reform proposals.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th October 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Consultation process not unfair after all, says Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 13th, 2014 in appeals, consultations, news, statutory duty by sally

‘Deciding whether a given consultation process conducted prior to some administrative decision was or was not sufficiently unfair to warrant challenge is not an easy task. Three connected problems commonly arise:

(1) did the public body provide adequate information to enable properly informed consultation

(2) was the consultation at a formative stage of the decision-making process, so it was a real rather than sham process?

(3) did the consultation encompass sufficient alternatives?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th October 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

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