Southwark to bring judicial review over plans for ‘super-sewer’ for London – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 3rd, 2014 in consultations, judicial review, local government, London, news, planning, sewerage by sally

‘Southwark Council has applied to the High Court to bring judicial review proceedings over ministers’ approval of plans for the so-called ‘super-sewer’ in London.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd November 2014

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‘Prolific’ thief banned from all London drinking venues for 25 years in first Asbo of its kind – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in ASBOs, licensed premises, London, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2014

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Watchdog investigates Met police over handling of discrimination complaints – The Guardian

‘Scotland Yard is being investigated by a human rights watchdog for deleting references to discrimination from internal reports to avoid problems at tribunals.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2014

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‘Sobriety tags’ to be worn by offenders of alcohol-linked crime in pilot scheme – The Guardian

‘People who repeatedly commit alcohol-related crime will be forced to wear ankle tags that monitor whether they are still drinking, under a year-long pilot scheme.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2014

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Criminals ‘escaping justice’ by being given cautions – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in cautions, London, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, statistics by sally

‘Almost 30,000 criminals including rapists and burglars ”have escaped the justice system” in the London area by being handed a police caution, it has been revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2014

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Metropolitan Police officers start wearing body cameras – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2014 in evidence, London, news, pilot schemes, police, video recordings by tracey

‘Met Police officers are to start wearing cameras on their uniforms as part of plans to boost transparency and accelerate convictions.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2014

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The City of London Solicitors’ Company – Speech by The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice

Posted April 9th, 2014 in courts, diversity, judiciary, law firms, London, news, speeches by sally

The City of London Solicitors’ Company (PDF)

Speech by The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice

Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st March 2014

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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

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‘Regressive attitudes’ hold up stop and search changes – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2014 in London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Plans to limit police stop and search powers in England and Wales have been held up by “regressive” attitudes in Downing Street, senior Conservatives have told BBC Newsnight.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2014

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Ann Juliette Roberts loses police stop-and-search case – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, London, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

‘A woman who was searched by police after refusing to pay a bus fare in London has had her appeal case over stop-and-search powers rejected.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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Stop and search ruling due – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, London, news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by sally

‘The court of appeal is due to rule on a challenge over the legality of random stop-and-search powers aimed at tackling street violence.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

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Launch of Child Sexual Exploitation Operating Protocol – CrimeLine

‘The Metropolitan Police Service is hosting a multi-agency launch at City Hall today, Monday 3 February, to set a benchmark for the investigation of child sexual exploitation in the capital. Designed to enhance victim care through improved referral pathways the MPS has drawn up robust processes to identify children at risk of abuse and sexual exploitation. The London Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Operating Protocol – which has been agreed across all 32 London boroughs – sets out the standards expected of all those agencies involved in dealing with the identification and protection of vulnerable children who are targeted for sexual abuse.’

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CrimeLine, 31st February 2014

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Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (Core Issues Trust) v Transport for London (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 34; [2014] WLR (D) 35

‘Where the decision of a public body was shown to be unlawful, the court should be reluctant to refuse relief on the ground that, acting lawfully, the decision-maker would have reached the same decision, particularly if the power had been exercised not for its statutory purpose but for an ulterior motive. In such a case the court should grant appropriate relief.’

WLR Daily, 27th January 2014

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Met Police custody healthcare a ‘major problem’ – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2014 in death in custody, detention, duty of care, health, London, news, nurses, police, reports by sally

‘The Met Police is struggling to provide adequate medical staffing to assess and treat detainees in their custody, according to a new report.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2014

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London transport’s ban on anti-gay ad put in doubt by court of appeal – The Guardian

‘A London transport ban on a Christian charity’s posters suggesting gay people can “move out of homosexuality” has been put in doubt by a court of appeal judgment that ordered an investigation into whether the mayor, Boris Johnson, acted “for an improper purpose”.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2014

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High Court judge dismisses office-to-home challenge by London boroughs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 6th, 2014 in appeals, housing, local government, London, news, planning by sally

‘The Government’s procedure in deciding which areas to exempt from recently introduced permitted development rights allowing offices to be transformed into homes without planning permission was fair, a High Court judge has decided.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th January 2014

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Street performers mount legal challenge against Camden council’s decision to licence busking – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2013 in licensing, local government, London, news, performing arts by tracey

‘Camden council’s decision to licence busking across the borough faces a legal challenge from the Association of Street Artists and Performers.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2013

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Elizabeth House judicial review granted – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 11th, 2013 in environmental protection, judicial review, local government, London, news, planning by michael

“A High Court judge yesterday granted permission to an application by Westminster City Council and English Heritage for a judicial review of the decision by the Secretary of State (SoS) not to call in proposals for a £800 million redevelopment of Elizabeth House near London’s Waterloo Station.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th November 2013

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London fire cuts: Councils to seek judicial review – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2013 in budgets, fire services, judicial review, local government, London, news by sally

“A group of London councils is preparing to take legal action over the decision to shut 10 fire stations as part of plans to make £28.8m savings.”

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BBC News, 10th August 2013

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Met police failing to deal effectively with racism complaints, watchdog finds – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2013 in complaints, London, news, police, racism, reports by tracey

“A report by the police watchdog has found Scotland Yard is failing in the way it handles complaints of racism and discrimination against officers, a decade after the force vowed to stamp out prejudice in the ranks.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2013

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