New ‘watchdog’ and ‘monitor’ will hold reformed Highways Agency to account, says UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 30th, 2014 in bills, enforcement, fines, government departments, news, road traffic by sally

‘New bodies which will monitor the performance of the strategic road network and champion the needs of its users will be created as part of plans to hold a reconstituted Highways Agency to account, the UK government has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th October 2014

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Pensions Regulator fines first employers for breaches of automatic enrolment duties – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 30th, 2014 in employment, enforcement, fines, news, pensions, reports by sally

‘The amount of enforcement action taken against employers for non-compliance with their automatic enrolment duties rose considerably in September, according to the Pensions Regulator, which has also recently issued its first fines for breaches.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th October 2014

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Punitive drug law enforcement failing, says Home Office study – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2014 in crime, drug abuse, drug offences, enforcement, evidence, health, news, reports by sally

‘There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the government’s first evidence-based study.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2014

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Court of Appeal highlights dangers to lenders of choosing to enforce only part of a security – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, debts, enforcement, mortgages, news, repossession by sally

‘Lenders must be careful to ensure that they do not lose the right to enforce their remaining rights under a security agreement when they choose to enforce only part of it, the Court of Appeal has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2014

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The Latest Guidance On The Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants – No. 5 Chambers

Posted September 25th, 2014 in competition, contract of employment, enforcement, news, restrictive covenants by sally

‘Mugni Islam-Choudhury reports on the latest developments on restrictive covenants following the cases of Merlin Financial Consultants Ltd v Cooper [2014] IRLR 610, QB and Prophet plc v Huggett [2014] EWCA Civ 1013 (CA).’

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No. 5 Chambers, 18th September 2014

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BSB enforcement activity producing better outcomes: time taken to investigate complaints against barristers reducing – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 22nd, 2014 in barristers, complaints, disciplinary procedures, enforcement, news, statistics by sally

‘The latest Annual Report on the performance of the Bar Standards Board (BSB)’s Professional Conduct Committee and Professional Conduct Department has been published today. The report shows that the percentage of cases being concluded or referred to disciplinary action within the agreed service standards increased from 64% in 2012/13 to 77% in 2013/14.’

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Bar Standards Board, 19th September 2014

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Ministers to review enforcement of TV licence payment – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2014 in BBC, bills, crime, enforcement, licensing, media, news by sally

‘Ministers are to review how payment of the TV licence fee is enforced amid concerns about the number of people appearing in court for evasion.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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CPS secures first ever recovery of criminal assets from United Arab Emirates – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Following extensive work both in the UK and Dubai, the new CPS Proceeds of Crime Service (CPSPOC) in London, working closely with the recently deployed CPS Asset Recovery Advisor in Dubai, has secured what is believed to be the first ever successful enforcement of a UK confiscation order in the UAE. The UK has recovered over £300,000 from the sale of an apartment in Dubai Marina belonging to a convicted British criminal.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21th August 2014

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High Court upholds recognition of US arbitral award, but delays enforcement to give losing party opportunity to challenge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 5th, 2014 in arbitration, enforcement, news by sally

‘The losing party in an arbitration case decided in the US has been prevented from setting aside recognition of the award in England, but can delay enforcement by the winning party until it has had a chance to challenge the award in the US, the High Court in England has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th August 2014

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Patel v Mirza – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2014 in appeals, banking, contracts, enforcement, illegality, insider dealing, news by sally

Patel v Mirza [2014] EWCA Civ 1047 ; [2014] WLR (D) 337

‘The claimant who had paid money to the defendant under an agreement to carry out an illegal scheme was not prevented from recovering the money by considerations of public policy if the scheme had not been implemented even if the claimant pleaded and relied on the illegality to recover the money.’

WLR Daily, 29th July 2014

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Digital Economy Act copyright regime shelved by UK government – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 24th, 2014 in copyright, enforcement, intellectual property, internet, news by sally

‘Work on a new online copyright enforcement regime under the Digital Economy Act (DEA) has been shelved now that rights holders and internet service providers (ISPs) have voluntarily agreed a framework for educating alleged infringers about the harm of piracy, the UK government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th July 2014

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Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted July 9th, 2014 in arbitration, contracts, dispute resolution, enforcement, jurisdiction, news by sally

Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Ltd [2014] EWHC 2104 (Comm); [2014] WLR (D) 293

‘A dispute resolution clause in an existing and enforceable contract which required the parties to seek to resolve a dispute by friendly discussions in good faith and within a limited period of time before the dispute could be referred to arbitration was enforceable.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2014

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Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Ltd – WLR Daily

Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Ltd: [2014] EWHC 2104 (Comm); [2014] WLR (D) 293

‘A dispute resolution clause in an existing and enforceable contract which required the parties to seek to resolve a dispute by friendly discussions in good faith and within a limited period of time before the dispute could be referred to arbitration was enforceable.’

WLR Daily, 1st July 2014

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Bedtimes introduced for young offenders – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2014 in codes of practice, enforcement, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

‘All young offenders will face strict bedtimes for the first time, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2014

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Sanger and another v Newham London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Posted June 24th, 2014 in enforcement, law reports, local government, planning by sally

Sanger and another v Newham London Borough Council [2014] EWHC 1922 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 269

‘Criminal liability for an offence of failing to comply with an enforcement notice, contrary to section 179(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, only crystallised once the period for compliance set out in the notice had expired whereupon it became a continuing offence.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

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FGM law expanded to cover foreign nationals habitually resident in UK – The Guardian

‘The law criminalising female genital mutilation is to be strengthened so the ban can be enforced against foreign nationals deemed to be “habitually resident” in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 4th June 2014

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Regina v Clayton – WLR Daily

Posted May 29th, 2014 in abuse of process, appeals, enforcement, law reports, planning by michael

Regina v Clayton [2014] EWCA Crim 1030;  [2014] WLR (D)  231

‘Where there was information suggesting that an enforcement notice should not have been issued, a prosecution for breach of the notice was not open to challenge as an abuse of process because that would involve a challenge to the validity of the enforcement notice and such a challenge could be mounted only on appeal or by way of judicial review.’

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2014

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Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another v Arkhangelsky and another; Arkhangelsky and others v Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another – WLR Daily

Posted May 21st, 2014 in appeals, enforcement, injunctions, jurisdiction, law reports by tracey

Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another v Arkhangelsky and another: Arkhangelsky and others v Bank St Petersburg OJSC and another: [2014] EWCA Civ 593; [2014] WLR (D) 215

‘Although exceptional, the power existed to grant a world-wide anti-enforcement injunction as opposed to an anti-suit injunction. The Court of Appeal so held when, inter alia, allowing the appeal of the defendants in the first case, Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Julia Arkhangelskaya, and the Part 20 claimant, Oslo Marine Group Ports LLC, against the refusal by Hildyard J, sitting in the Chancery Division on 14 November 2013 [2013] EWHC 3529 (Ch); [2013] CN 1773, to grant a world-wide anti-enforcement injunction, leaving the first claimant in the first case, Bank St Petersburg OJSC, free to execute on certain judgments it had obtained in Russia wherever assets could be found. The judge held, inter alia, that any such injunction would appear to be an infringement of the sovereignty of the states where enforcement was taking place.’

WLR Daily, 14th May 2014

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In the matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

In the matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland) [2014] UKSC 29 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 15th May 2014

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Blue badge fraud prosecutions ‘double over three years’ – BBC News

‘Blue badge fraud prosecutions have doubled over three years, figures from English councils have revealed.’

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BBC News, 17th May 2014

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