Oh Mr Ghopee – NearlyLegal

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in appeals, consumer credit, licensing, loans, news, striking out by sally

‘God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site.’

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NearlyLegal, 23rd April 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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Spoiling the Broth – NearlyLegal

‘Blake and others v LB Waltham Forest [2014] EWHC 1027 (Admin) is a judicial review challenge to the local authority’s decision to terminate a licence held by Christian Kitchen (the 3rd Claimant) to operate its soup kitchen out of the Mission Grove Car Park, Walthamstow, London, E17.’

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NearlyLegal, 13th April 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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No implied copyright licence following takeover, rules Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 15th, 2014 in appeals, computer programs, copyright, documents, forgery, licensing, news by tracey

‘A businessman who forged a document and lied about its authenticity has won a legal battle against a major financial institution over copyright.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th April 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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Termination of licence to operate soup kitchen was unlawful: High Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 8th, 2014 in charities, food, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a local authority’s decision to terminate a charity’s licence to operate a ‘soup kitchen’ at one of the council’s car parks was unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th April 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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NHS ‘bad eggs’ could be struck off under new regulation plans drawn up by the Law Commission in response to Mid-Staffs scandal – The Independent

‘NHS staff who perform poorly in their job could face being struck off, under wide-ranging plans drawn up by the Law Commission.’

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The Independent, 2nd April 2014

Source: www.independnet.co.uk

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Porn sites must enforce age checks, says UK industry regulator – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2014 in children, internet, licensing, news, pornography, statistics by sally

‘Pornography websites should require users to prove they are over the age of 18, a UK industry regulator has said.’

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The Independent, 28th March 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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TV licence fee evasion could be decriminalised – The Guardian

Posted March 24th, 2014 in bills, criminal justice, fees, licensing, media, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘The government is to launch a formal review of the law that makes it a crime not to pay the TV licence, following a campaign led by backbench Conservative MPs.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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TV licence law change plan in motion – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2014 in BBC, bills, crime, licensing, media, news by tracey

‘A proposal to end the criminal offence of failing to buy a TV licence is
being considered for inclusion in a bill before Parliament.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Council fights off High Court bid to derail busking licensing scheme – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 11th, 2014 in appeals, licensing, local government, London, news, performing arts by tracey

‘The London Borough of Camden has successfully fought off a High Court challenge to its proposed regime for the licensing of busking.
Following a two-day hearing last month, Mrs Justice Patterson has now ruled that the introduction of the scheme was lawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th March 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Non-payment of TV licence fee may be taken out of criminal law – The Guardian

Posted March 8th, 2014 in criminal records, licensing, media, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Plans to decriminalise the non-payment of the TV licence fee are being considered by government departments in a move designed to ease pressure on the courts, but which could have major repercussions for the BBC.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Supreme Court to hear landmark Hemming case on licensing fees – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 28th, 2014 in fees, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments, Supreme Court by sally

‘Westminster City Council has been given permission to take to the Supreme Court the landmark Hemming case concerning the setting of licensing and regulatory fees.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th February 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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British Telecommunications plc v Office of Communications and others – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in compensation, jurisdiction, law reports, licensing, media by sally

British Telecommunications plc v Office of Communications and others [2014] EWCA Civ 133; [2014] WLR (D) 79

‘The Office of Communications had jurisdiction under section 316 of the Communications Act 2003 to impose conditions in broadcasting licences where the practices of licenceholders made it appropriate to impose such conditions to ensure fair and effective competition.’

WLR Daily, 17th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Court of Appeal upholds refusal of sexual entertainment venue licence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, licensed premises, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by a council’s licensing sub-committee to refuse to renew a licence for a sexual entertainment venue.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Regina (Thompson) v Oxford City Council (Spearmint Rhino Ventures (UK) Ltd intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted February 14th, 2014 in law reports, licensing, local government, sex establishments by sally

Regina (Thompson) v Oxford City Council (Spearmint Rhino Ventures (UK) Ltd intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 94; [2014] WLR (D) 62

‘Where an application was made to renew a sexual entertainment venue licence, the decision maker had to have due regard to fact that the earlier licence had been granted. If no relevant circumstances had changed, he was required to give his reasons for departing from the previous decision when renewal was refused.’

WLR Daily, 11th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Fees under the Licensing Act 2003 – Home Office

Posted February 14th, 2014 in fees, licensing, news by sally

‘The Licensing Act 2003 (the 2003 Act) regulates the sale of alcohol, the provision of late night refreshment and regulated entertainment in England and Wales, and is primarily administered by local authorities, acting in their capacity as licensing authorities. Licensing fees are intended to recover the costs that licensing authorities incur in carrying out these licensing functions. Licensing fees are payable to licensing authorities by holders of licences and certificates, and those making applications or issuing notices. This can include, for example, pubs, shops, restaurants and private members’ clubs (such as working men’s clubs).’

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Home Office, 13th February 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Solicitor struck off for practising while suspended – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2014 in costs, disciplinary procedures, licensing, news, public interest, solicitors by tracey

‘A Birmingham solicitor has been struck off for practising while suspended, including appearing in court.’

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Legal Futures. 10th February 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Sale of ultra-cheap alcohol to be banned in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, licensing, news by sally

‘The government is to ban the sale of alcohol at very cheap prices in England and Wales, the Home Office has announced.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Gambling regulator explores options for warning consumers about unlicensed betting sites – OUT-LAW

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in gambling, internet, licensing, news by sally

‘The Gambling Commission has held talks with a number of internet service providers (ISPs) in an effort to find ways to combat unlicensed online betting in Great Britain.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st January 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

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City solicitors struck off after private prosecution win High Court appeal – Legal Futures

‘Two City solicitors struck off following a rare private prosecution before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) have won a High Court battle that gives them a second chance to fight the allegations against them.’

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Legal Futures, 15th January 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Security guard jailed after falling asleep and crashing bus full of colleagues – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2014 in accidents, dangerous driving, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘Mark Nicholson was driving 15 people down to work as security officers at an Olympic sailing event when he dozed off while driving on the busy M40 motorway.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd January 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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