BSB publishes its response to the CMA legal services market study’s statement of scope – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 8th, 2016 in barristers, competition, legal services, licensing, news by tracey

‘The BSB is pleased to make public its response to the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA’s) “Statement of Scope” for its legal services market study.’

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Bar Standards Board, 5th February 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Regina (Roche Registration Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Posted January 21st, 2016 in appeals, EC law, health, law reports, licensing, medicines, regulations by sally

Regina (Roche Registration Ltd) v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWCA Civ 1311; [2015] WLR (D) 543

‘In accordance with its general obligation of co-operation pursuant to article 111 of Council Directive 2001/83/EC, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency was lawfully entitled and obliged to supply the European Medicines Agency, pursuant to formal requests under article 8 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 658/2007, with information it had obtained from a marketing authorisation holder.’

WLR Daily, 21st December 2015

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Regina (Cruelty Free International) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Regina (Cruelty Free International) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 3631 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 556

‘Nothing in section 18(2) or (2A) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 required the Secretary of State or someone acting under delegated authority to wait for an inspector’s report before taking any decision against the licence holder.’

WLR Daily, 14th December 2016

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Licence stripped from company that made 40 million nuisance calls – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 13th, 2016 in claims management, licensing, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A company that made almost 40 million nuisance calls in just 3 months has today had its licence revoked by the Claims Management Regulator (CMR).’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th January 2016

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Taxi driver told to pay more than £9,000 in costs after losing council appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 8th, 2016 in appeals, complaints, costs, licensing, news, taxis by tracey

‘A taxi driver in Kent has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 in costs after losing an appeal against a council’s decision to suspend his licence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th January 2016

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British American Tobacco e-cigarette wins UK medicine licence – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2016 in health, licensing, medicines, news, smoking by sally

‘Britain’s drug regulators have given the go-ahead for a British American Tobacco (BAT) e-cigarette to be sold as a medicine for quitting smoking, the first such product to be given a drug licence in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2016

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Buzzards should not be protected any more than herring gulls and cormorants: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 16th, 2015 in birds, EC law, environmental protection, licensing, news by sally

‘Public opinion regarding raptors and pheasant shoots should not influence the authorisation of buzzard control, the Administrative Court has ruled. Any derogations to the EU protection of wild birds should apply equally across wild avian species, irrespective of their popularity.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th November 2015

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Watford landlord fined £30,000 for housing 12 tenants in five-person flat – The Guardian

‘A landlord who made almost £27,000 a year by cramming 12 tenants into a property meant for five – with some sleeping in storerooms – has been fined £30,000 after pleading guilty to overcrowding.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2015

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The rise of the Ubermensch – Panopticon

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in internet, licensing, news, taxis, telecommunications by sally

‘In May 2012, Transport for London licensed Uber London Limited as an operator of private hire vehicles in London.’

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Panopticon, 23rd October 2015

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Gambling operators would face practical difficulties in implementing proposed crime controls, says expert – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2015 in consultations, crime, EC law, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news by sally

‘Gambling operators would face practical difficulties in adhering to new anti-crime controls proposed by the British Gambling Commission, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th October 2015

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Putting the cab into the cab-rank rule: BSB fines barrister over taxi firm conviction – Legal Futures

Posted October 7th, 2015 in barristers, company directors, fines, licensing, news, professional conduct, taxis by sally

‘A barrister convicted by a magistrates’ court of failing to get licenses for his taxi firm has been fined £600 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Legal Futures, 7th October 2015

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Guidance on the licensing of late night refreshment – Home Office

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in licensed premises, licensing, news by tracey

‘Guidance on late night refreshment licensing including new powers permitting licensing authorities to exempt certain suppliers.’

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Home Office, 1st October 2015

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Solicitor who forged client’s signature on witness statement struck off – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who forged his client’s signature on a witness statement has been struck off, even though the client himself expressed surprise that disciplinary action had been taken.’

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Legal Futures, 24th September 2015

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Easier to get gun licence than drive minibus, says watchdog as it warns more lives will be lost without overhaul – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2015 in firearms, licensing, news, police by tracey

‘It is easier to get a gun licence than drive a minibus a watchdog has revealed as it warned Britain faces more gun massacres unless a chaotic licensing regime is overhauled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2015

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David Bedenham Discusses HMRC’s Alcohol Wholesalers Registration Scheme that Commences on 1 October 2015 – 11 KBW

‘Alcohol duty fraud costs the treasury an estimated £1 billion per annum. HMRC has stated that
‘the wholesale sector is the major point where illicit alcohol is diverted by organised criminals into retail supply chains…this link in the supply chain is vulnerable because it is the only activity not required to be authorised by HMRC…Introducing a requirement for wholesalers to register with HMRC will address this and reduce opportunities for fraud.’’

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11 KBW, 4th September 2015

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Who, What, Why: Is it legal to attack a seagull? – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2015 in birds, licensing, news by sally

‘Northumbria Police have opened an investigation over images apparently showing a man strangling a seagull. Given that many view them as vermin, what is their legal status, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2015

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Council defeats High Court challenge to borough-wide selective licensing – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 18th, 2015 in consultations, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge to Croydon Council’s decision to introduce a selective licensing scheme for the whole borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2015

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Licence fee prosecutions overburden courts, argues Michael Gove – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2015 in BBC, licensing, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has raised concern that prosecutions for non-payment of the BBC licence are overburdening the courts.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2015

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When can the courts rule on the legality of future behaviour? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This case concerned the application of the law in relation to future conduct, in particular, the role of the judicial review procedure in determining what precisely is meant by the prohibition on the selling of live animals under the Pet Animals Act 1951.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th August 2015

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Regina v Goldsborough – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, crime, firearms, law reports, licensing by sally

Regina v Goldsborough [2015] EWCA Crim 1278; [2015] WLR (D) 324

‘Failure to obtain a firearm certificate for an air pistol which had become prohibited was an offence under section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 rather than section 5(1)(af).’

WLR Daily, 23rd June 2015

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