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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European Commission sends Statement of Objections in pay-TV investigation – Zenith Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in competition, EC law, licensing, media, news by sally

‘The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Sky UK and six major US film studies (Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox andWarner Bros).The Commission has formed a preliminary view that a licensing agreement between SkyUK and the studios restricts the ability of Sky to sell its pay-TV services to customersoutside the UK and Ireland.’

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Zenith Chambers, 24th July 2015

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‘Broader interest of justice’ can trump parties’ duty of candour in judicial review cases, says Privy Council – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 22nd, 2015 in appeals, costs, disclosure, gambling, judicial review, licensing, news, Privy Council by tracey

‘Courts should not dismiss an application for judicial review solely on the grounds that one party has not complied with its duty to disclose all necessary facts and issues if doing so would not be in the interests of justice, one of the UK’s highest courts has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th June 2015

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Regina (Hemming (trading as Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council (Architects Registration Board and others, intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2015 in EC law, fees, judicial review, law reports, licensing, sex establishments by sally

Regina (Hemming (trading as Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council (Architects Registration Board and others, intervening) [2015] UKSC 25; [2015] WLR (D) 193

‘A licensing authority was entitled to levy on a successful applicant for the grant or renewal of a licence a charge enabling the authority to recover the full cost of running and enforcing the licensing scheme.’

WLR Daily, 29th April 2015

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HMO corner – Nearly Legal

Posted April 28th, 2015 in housing, licensing, local government, news, tribunals by sally

‘A couple of recent Upper Tribunal (Land Chamber) decisions on HMOs under licensing schemes.’

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Nearly Legal, 27th April 2015

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“Professional Statement” could be the key to unlocking flexible routes to the Bar, says regulator – Bar Standards Board

‘Using a Professional Statement to define what a newly authorised barrister should be able to do from “day one” – the point of being issued a Full Practising Certificate – could be the key to making qualification routes to the Bar more flexible and innovative, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.’

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Bar Standards Board, 15th April 2015

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Licence fee: What is the BBC charge – and how will the changes affect you? – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in BBC, fees, licensing, news by sally

‘The introduction of a universal flat-rate fee to replace the licence fee is expected to be backed by BBC Director General Lord Hall later today.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2015

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Regina v McDowell; Regina v Singh – WLR Daily

Posted February 26th, 2015 in appeals, confiscation, law reports, licensing, proceeds of crime, sentencing, waste by sally

Regina v McDowell; Regina v Singh [2015] EWCA Crim 173; [2015] WLR (D) 84

‘Where trading receipts were obtained as a result of lawful trading activity rather than a failure to register particulars with the local authority under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 before carrying on business as a scrap metal dealer, the trading activity was not criminal conduct from which benefit accrued, and the trading receipts were excluded from the criminal lifestyle provisions under section 75(2) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.’

WLR Daily, 19th February 2015

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Metal thefts ‘down by a third’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in fines, handling stolen goods, licensing, news, statistics, theft by sally

‘Metal thefts have fallen by a third in England and Wales since a new law to tackle the trade in stolen metal came into force, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2015

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Put barristers back in charge of pupillage, says bar training regulator – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 20th, 2015 in barristers, consultations, legal education, licensing, news, pupillage by sally

‘Chambers and employers should be put back in charge of designing the pupillage experience for aspiring barristers, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has said.’

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Bar Standards Board, 20th February 2014

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Music dominates High Court copyright disputes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 18th, 2015 in copyright, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by sally

‘Pubs playing music and showing football matches without permission are the most frequent subject of copyright cases in the High Court, research by City firm RPC has revealed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2015

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BBC licence fee: decriminalisation of non-payment pushed back until 2017 – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2015 in BBC, bills, fees, licensing, news by sally

‘The government has been defeated in the House of Lords after peers voted for an amendment backed by former BBC chairman Lord Grade preventing decriminalisation of non-payment of the licence fee before 2017.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2015

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Supreme Court to hear landmark licensing fees battle next week – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 9th, 2015 in licensing, local government, news, sex establishments, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hear a case with major implications for local authorities and other regulators’ ability to charge fees for licences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th January 2015

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 – NearlyLegal

‘This was a judicial review of LB Enfield’s plans for borough wide additional HMO licensing and selective licensing of all PRS properties. It did not go well for Enfield, who appear to have not quite grasped the consultation requirements.’

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NearlyLegal, 3rd January 2014

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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

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