High Court rejects solicitor’s bid to remove conditions on practising certificate – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected a solicitor’s bid to overturn conditions placed on his practising certificate by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) – but also criticised the regulator for the time it has taken to act in the case.’

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Legal Futures, 25th July 2016

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High Court rejects appeal against PC conditions – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has refused an appeal by a London solicitor against conditions being placed on his practising certificate.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th July 2016

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Alsaifi v Secretary of State for Education [2016] EWHC 1519 (Admin) – WLR Daily

Alsaifi v Secretary of State for Education [2016] EWHC 1519 (Admin)

‘In August 2013 the appellant was engaged on an hourly paid fixed term contract as a lecturer by a further education establishment. In November 2013 he was suspended from work, pending the outcome of an internal investigation, following a complaint of alleged inappropriate behaviour by the appellant towards a part-time 17-year-old learner in his class. The appellant resigned before the conclusion of the internal disciplinary hearing. In May 2015 allegations of unacceptable professional conduct in relation to the complaint were formally referred to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (“NCTL”) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education. At that time there was no evidence that the appellant was teaching or engaged to teach anywhere. In February 2016 a professional conduct panel of the NCTL found the appellant guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and recommended that the Secretary of State impose an indefinite prohibition order. The NCTL later became aware that the appellant had worked as a school teacher from January to March 2016, ceasing a few days before he received the prohibition order. ‘

WLR Daily, 29th June 2016

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Licensing Act to remain “fundamental pillar” of regulation: Home Office – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 1st, 2016 in bills, licensing, news by tracey

‘The Licensing Act 2003 is to remain “a fundamental pillar in both national and local regulatory frameworks”, a Home Office paper for a House of Lords committee has stated.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st July 2016

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A1P1 and public policy: compensation for not fishing? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘An interesting Court of Appeal decision concerning the science of migratory salmon, and the circumstances in which compensation will be granted when an interference with Article 1 Protocol 1 is found.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd June 2016

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Public interest report calls for all legal advice to be commissioned by legal team – Local Government Lawyer

‘Derby City Council should ensure that all legal advice is commissioned through its chief legal officer or her staff, and departments should not commission legal advice direct, auditors Grant Thornton have recommended in a public interest report.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st June 2016

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Private hire operator loses licence for running taxi business outside district – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2016 in licensing, local government, news, taxis by sally

‘A district council has revoked the licence of a private hire operator, as well as hackney carriage licences for five of his vehicles, after he was found to be running his taxi business outside of the district.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th June 2016

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Court finds UK gangmaster liable for modern slavery victims – The Guardian

‘A British company has been found liable for the first time for victims of modern slavery in a landmark high court judgment.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2016

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New immigration requirements will impose ‘very heavy burdens’ on licensing authorities, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 6th, 2016 in employment, immigration, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘Local licensing authorities will face substantial administrative burdens once new immigration laws come into force, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th June 2016

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Fracking: Planning for an energy nirvana? – The 36 Group

Posted June 2nd, 2016 in energy, licensing, news, planning by sally

‘“Fracking”, or rather hydraulic fracturing is a subject that fosters great passion and concern in many. The word “frak” was recently used as an expletive in a remake of a 1970’s television classic, to replace another well known Anglo-Saxon curse, and in Swedish fräck means “audacious”, “shameless” or “bold”.’

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The 36 Group, April 2016

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Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures – The Guardian

‘All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras installed in their cars from July, in an attempt to prevent child sexual exploitation. Drivers will also have to activate an audio recording device whenever they transport an unaccompanied child or vulnerable adult , under a series of measures introduced by the council to rebuild trust in the taxi industry.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2016

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Curtailment of 30,000 student visas each year sparks row – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in education, immigration, licensing, news, statistics, universities, visas by sally

‘More than 30,000 non-EU students a year have had their visas curtailed by the Home Office in the past three years, figures obtained by BBC News show.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2016

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Marussia Communications Ireland Ltd v Manor Grand Prix Racing Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Posted April 20th, 2016 in EC law, law reports, licensing, time limits, trade marks by sally

Marussia Communications Ireland Ltd v Manor Grand Prix Racing Ltd and another [2016] EWHC 809 (Ch)

‘The claimant was the proprietor of a Community registered trade mark for the “Marussia” name and logo, which it licensed to the defendant to use for a certain period. The claimant brought a claim for trade mark infringement, claiming that the defendant had continued to use the trade mark after the licence period had ended and that the use of the “Marussia” name contravened article 9(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark. The defendants relied upon five defences, including consent of the claimant within the meaning of Council Regulation 207/2009. On the claimant’s application for summary judgment am issue arose as to whether, if it failed to prove the claimant had given consent, the defendant could none the less rely on English law principles of estoppel to achieve either the same or a similar result.’

WLR Daily, 13th April 2016

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Constance Briscoe disbarred after being jailed for lying – The Guardian

‘One of Britain’s most high-profile legal figures, Constance Briscoe, must be disbarred as a barrister after being jailed for lying to police during the Chris Huhne speeding scandal, a tribunal has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2016

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Bar regulator receives approval to license Alternative Business Structures – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 31st, 2016 in alternative business structures, barristers, licensing, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) application to become a licensing authority for alternative business structures (ABS) has been approved by the Legal Services Board (LSB).’

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Bar Standards Board, 30th March 2016

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Bar Standards Board set to become ABS licensing authority – Legal Futures

Posted March 31st, 2016 in alternative business structures, barristers, licensing, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has received the green light to license alternative business structures (ABSs).’

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Legal Futures, 30th March 2016

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Ofcom to hold back ‘adequate spectrum’ for use by connected devices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 29th, 2016 in consultations, internet, licensing, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A proportion of very high frequency (VHF) wireless spectrum will be reserved for future use by Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices, the UK telecoms regulator has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th March 2016

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Four guilty of hijacking migrant workers’ bank accounts – The Guardian

‘Three men and a woman convicted of laundering criminally acquired money in Cambridgeshire after trial over offences relating to exploitation of workers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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Barrister who lied to secure pupillage disbarred – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who gained a pupillage by lying about her age, faking references and falsely claiming she had been an assistant district attorney in New York has been disbarred.’

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Legal Futures, 14th March 2016

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Sole practitioner who overcharged client by 500% is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A sole practitioner who overcharged by 500% for private client work has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 2nd March 2016

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