Fare-dodging banker banned from City – BBC News

‘A London banker who regularly avoided buying a train ticket on his commute to the City has been banned from working in the financial services industry.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2014

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High Court judge quashes selective licensing scheme over consultation failings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 15th, 2014 in appeals, consultations, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘The High Court has quashed a selective licensing scheme that Enfield Council was seeking to apply to the entire borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Regina v Shahabi-Shack – WLR Daily

Posted December 12th, 2014 in firearms, law reports, licensing by sally

Regina v Shahabi-Shack [2014] WLR (D) 533

‘Adaptations to an authorised firearm might render it a prohibited weapon for the purposes of section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 if they involved breach of the conditions of the related firearms certificate.’

WLR Daily, 11th December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Regina (Akin) v Stratford Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Posted December 8th, 2014 in law reports, licensed premises, licensing, local government, police, regulations by sally

Regina (Akin) v Stratford Magistrates’ Court [2014] WLR (D) 518

‘The approach to procedural irregularity in R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex p Jeyeanthan [2000] 1 WLR 345 was applicable to the Licensing Act 2003 and the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Regulations 2005 made thereunder.’

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Music bodies launch legal challenge against new UK private copying rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 28th, 2014 in artistic works, compensation, copyright, EC law, judicial review, licensing, news by sally

‘A number of UK music industry bodies have launched a legal challenge against newly introduced UK rules that enable consumers to make private copies of lawfully acquired copyrighted material without be held as copyright infringers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2014

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Portsmouth tattooist inked 13-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2014 in children, licensing, news, sentencing, victims by sally

‘An unlicensed tattooist who inked a 13-year-old girl has been given an eight-month suspended jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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Orphan Works Licensing – NIPC Law

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in artistic works, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, licensing, news by sally

‘One of the consequences of extending the term of copyright in many types of copyright has been a massive increase in the number of works in which copyright subsists whose owners cannot be identified or found. Such works are known as “orphan works” and HM government claims that there are some 91 million of them in the UK alone. Because their owners cannot be traced orphan works cannot lawfully be reproduced even for preservation. Consequently, works recorded on such media as celluloid film and magnetic tape may be lost for ever. Much of that work is culturally important and some of it is of considerable scientific interest such as patient records in studies of malaria. In Digital Opportunity: A Review of Intellectual Property and Growth Professor Hargreaves described the problem of orphan works as “the starkest failure of the copyright framework to adapt.”‘

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NIPC Law, 3rd November 2014

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New rules on remote gambling set to come into force – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in advertising, complaints, gambling, jurisdiction, licensing, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Organisations which provide or advertise remote gambling facilities in Great Britain must now be licensed by the Gambling Commission regardless of where those organisations are based in the world, under new rules that come into force tomorrow [1 November].’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2014

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IPO launches new ‘orphan works’ licensing system – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in artistic works, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, licensing, news by sally

‘Businesses wishing to make use of copyrighted works that have no known rights holder can now obtain a licence allowing them to use the material without infringing UK copyright laws under a new licensing system launched by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2014

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Puppy farm shootings: John Lowe murdered my family, but police ‘put the gun in his hands’, says relative – The Independent

Posted October 30th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, murder, news, police, professional conduct by sally

‘The daughter of a woman shot dead by a puppy farmer has accused police of “putting the gun in the hands” of a murderer.’

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The Independent, 29th October 2014

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Jade Anderson inquest: Coroner calls for dog licences – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2014 in children, coroners, dogs, homicide, inquests, licensing, negligence, news, suspended sentences by sally

‘A coroner has criticised dangerous dog laws and called for dog licences to be reintroduced after a 14-year-old girl was savaged to death.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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The End of the Licensed Football Agent? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 21st, 2014 in agency, licensing, news, regulations, sport by sally

‘Earlier this year Football’s World governing body, FIFA, published its Regulations on Working with Intermediaries. The FIFA Regulations signal a dramatic de-regulation of one of the most controversial and lucrative business activities in football: agency.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 21st October 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

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New minicab law ‘would put women at risk’ – The Independent

‘Ministers will come under fresh pressure this week not to ease rules on minicabs, a relaxation that safety campaigners say would endanger vulnerable women.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2014

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High Court rejects legal challenge against reforms to remote gambling regime – OUT-LAW.com

‘A legal challenge against UK government plans to reform remote gambling regulation and licensing in Great Britain has failed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th October 2014

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A day in court for non-payment of the TV licence: ‘What do they want us to do, kill ourselves?’ – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2014 in BBC, crime, fines, licensing, media, news by sally

‘Almost 200,000 people were prosecuted last year for failing to buy a television licence. Should those who can’t afford to pay their bills be criminalised in this way?’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2014

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Gambling law reforms to have effect from 1 October but prior High Court ruling expected on legal challenge – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 19th, 2014 in consumer protection, gambling, Gibraltar, licensing, news by tracey

‘A new regulatory and licensing regime for online and other remote gambling activity in Great Britain is set to come into effect from the beginning of next month after the UK parliament passed an order specifying 1 October as the date of commencement for the new regime.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2014

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Bookmakers sign up to voluntary watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in advertising, consultations, gambling, licensing, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Three of the four big high street bookmakers have signed up to a new voluntary watchdog in the hope of preempting a raft of tough statutory measures that threaten the prevalence of betting shops, high-speed roulette machines and aggressive punter-recruitment adverts promising “free money”.’

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The Guardian, 15th 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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The 13 obscure UK laws you didn’t know you were breaking – The Independent

‘Forget the urban myths about dying in Westminster or eating mince pies on Christmas Day: these are real rules you could be breaking without even realising it’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

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Guide on Firearms Licensing Law 2014 – Home Office

Posted July 15th, 2014 in firearms, licensing, news by tracey

‘This document provides consolidated guidance on firearms licensing legislation. This guide is not intended to be a definitive statement of the law, but a cohesive explanation of the often complex area of firearms licensing.’

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Home Office, 14th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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