Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation: a lacuna in the law – Family Law Week

‘Matthew Warmoth, pupil barrister at Fourteen, finds that the court can do little to protect children from CSE when the exploiter is not a party to proceedings and there has been no police caution or conviction for a sexual or violent offence.’

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Family Law Week, 4th May 2016

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Electoral Administration Act 2006 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2016

The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2016

The Universal Credit (Care Leavers and Looked After Children) Amendment Regulations 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 29th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

SI 2016/515 – The Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/507 – The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

SI 2016/524 – The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/521 – The Electronic Cigarettes etc. (Fees) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/517 – The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016

SI 2016/530 – The Consumer Credit (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/539 – The Posted Workers (Enforcement of Employment Rights) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/529 – The Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/519 – The Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Local Authority Investigations) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/532 – The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Commencement No. 5 and Saving Provision) Regulations 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Has the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Stood the Test of Time? – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted April 26th, 2016 in legislation, news, planning by sally

‘In this year of momentous anniversaries the planning system has reached a modest milestone. 25 years (or, perhaps, a generation) has now passed since the enactment of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. So it is worth while taking stock, reflecting, and asking: Has the 1990 Act stood the test of time?’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 22nd April 2016

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 21st, 2016 in legislation by sally

SI 2016/511 – The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 28) Order 2016

SI 2016/504 – The Belarus (Asset-Freezing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/503 – The Export Control (Iran Sanctions) Order 2016

SI 2016/512 – The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2016

SI 2016/508 – The Templeton Training Area Byelaws 2016

SI 2016/502 – The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Extended Period of Sickness) Amendment Regulations 2016

SI 2016/498 – The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations in different parts of the United Kingdom) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

SI 2016/514 – The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Local Returning Officers’ and Police Area Returning Officers’ Charges) Order 2016

SI 2016/510 – The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/509 – The Imperial College Healthcare National Health Service Trust (Trust Funds: Appointment of Trustees) Revocation Order 2016

SI 2016/505 – The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Private Retirement Housing) (England) Order 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Government has a ‘duty’ to safeguard thousand year old tradition of printing laws on vellum, says minister – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 20th, 2016 in archives, legislation, news, parliament by sally

‘The Government has a “duty” to safeguard the thousand-year-old practice of recording Britain’s laws on vellum, a minister has said as he confirmed his department has found the £80,000 needed to safeguard this “great tradition.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2016

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 13th, 2016 in legislation by sally

SI 2016/500 – The Exempt Charities Order 2016

SI 2016/497 – The Chief Regulator of Qualifications and Examinations Order 2016

SI 2016/496 – The General Dental Council (Fitness to Practise etc.) Order 2016

SI 2016/477 – The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) Order 2016

SI 2016/476 – The Education (National Curriculum) (Key Stage 4 Assessment Arrangements) (England) Order 2016

SI 2016/475 – The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/471 – The Hornsea One Offshore Wind Farm (Amendment) Order 2016

SI 2016/466 – The Education and Adoption Act 2016 (Commencement, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/484 – The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional Provisions, Savings and Consequential Amendments) (Amendment) Order 2016

SI 2016/481 – The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Consequential Amendments) (Bankruptcy) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/482 – The March West and White Fen Internal Drainage Board Order 2016

SI 2016/488 – The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Returning Officers’ Accounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/486 – The Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/478 – The Education (National Curriculum) (Specified Purpose) (England) Order 2016

SI 2016/465 – The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2016

SI 2016/458 – The Apprenticeship Certificate (England) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/457 – The Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment) Order 2016

SI 2016/455 – The Infrastructure Act 2015 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/454 – The Vaccine Damage Payments (Specified Disease) Order 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Chills, thrills and surprises: ten years of freedom of information in the UK – OUP Blog

Posted April 12th, 2016 in freedom of information, legislation, media, news, parliament by sally

‘The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act has been in the news again, when the controversial Independent Commission, much to the surprise of many, concluded the Act was ‘generally working well’, had ‘enhanced openness and transparency… there is no evidence that the Act needs to be radically altered’.’

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OUP Blog, 10th April 2016

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 8th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

Riot Compensation Act 2016

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act 2016

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Act 2016

Scotland Act 2016

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Ban on legal highs delayed over concerns law is not enforceable – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2016 in delay, drug abuse, drug offences, legislation, news by sally

‘The government’s blanket ban on legal highs that was due to come into effect on 6 April has been postponed for at least a month, the Home Office has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2016

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016

Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016

Education and Adoption Act 2016

Childcare Act 2016

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Poppers ‘not part of legal highs ban’ – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2016 in drug abuse, drug offences, homosexuality, legislation, news by tracey

‘Government drugs advisers have said “poppers” – used by many gay men to enhance sexual experience – will not be covered by a ban on “legal highs”. The Psychoactive Substances Act, which comes into force in the UK next month, makes it illegal to supply drugs which have a direct effect on mental processes, unless the drug is exempted. Ministers had indicated that poppers would be included in the ban. But advisers say poppers have only a “peripheral” effect on the brain.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2016

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Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – 39 Essex Chambers

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter (PDF)

39 Essex Chambers, March 2016

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British women cannot wait 50 years for justice – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2016 in equality, judiciary, legislation, news, quotas, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Men’s domination of the senior echelons of the British judiciary means the law is biased against women. We urgently need gender quotas for women in senior legal roles.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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The Legal Mechanics of Brexit – 11 KBW

Posted March 14th, 2016 in EC law, legislation, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘This paper will offer some crystal ball gazing about how Brexit might take legal effect. It is necessarily speculative and uncertain. It looks at:-
(1) the referendum;
(2) withdrawal from membership of the EU under the Treaty for European Union (“TEU”);
and
(3) the effect of the European Communities Act 1972 (“the ECA”).’

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11 KBW, 1st March 2016

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Review decides not to change Freedom of Information Act – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2016 in freedom of information, legislation, news, reports by sally

‘A government announcement that there will be “no legal changes” to the Freedom of Information legislation following a review of the act was being cautiously welcomed by campaigners on Monday.

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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Celebrities, the Media and the Personal Data Privacy Wars – Gresham College

Posted February 18th, 2016 in damages, data protection, EC law, legislation, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) should properly have been called the Data Privacy Act: it is about privacy of personal data and not merely its security. Recent cases – if successful for the claimants – will change the litigation landscape for everyone.’

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Gresham College, 27th January 2016

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Why is the UK still printing its laws on vellum? – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2016 in costs, legislation, news, parliament by sally

‘After a reprieve, the UK is to continue printing and storing its laws on vellum, a paper made from calf or goat-skin. But shouldn’t these traditions give way to digital storage, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2016

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No case for rewriting FoI Act, says information commissioner – The Guardian

‘Advice given to ministers by civil servants should not be excluded from freedom of information legislation, according to the official responsible for overseeing the workings of the act.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2016

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Terrorism Act incompatible with human rights, court rules in David Miranda case – The Guardian

‘A key clause in the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with the European convention on human rights, the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, has declared as part of a court of appeal judgment.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2016

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