London safer lorry scheme in force after cyclist deaths – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2015 in fines, London, news, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘A ban on “unsafe lorries” in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2015

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Police action against City fraudsters starts to show results, but civil action remains best for victims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 27th, 2015 in civil justice, fraud, London, news by sally

‘A multi-agency anti-fraud operation led by City of London Police is beginning to show results, with “dozens of people arrested” and two providers of serviced office space fined in relation to investment frauds based out of addresses in the financial district, according to press reports.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 26th August 2015

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Theresa May urged to review Gurpal Virdi sex charge case – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2015 in London, news, police, race discrimination, sexual offences by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to review the case of a retired Asian police officer investigated on a sex charge by the force that previously racially discriminated against him.’
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BBC News, 18th August 2015

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Firearms officer sues Met for sex discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in employment tribunals, London, news, police, sex discrimination by sally

‘Former Diplomatic Protection Group officer tells tribunal his police officer wife was granted a career break but he wasn’t.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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London borough defeats High Court challenge to basement policy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 28th, 2015 in local government, London, news, planning by sally

‘The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has fought off a High Court challenge to its revised basement policy.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th July 2015

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Michael McIntyre spy-cam tweet investigated for data protection breach – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2015 in codes of practice, data protection, London, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘A picture tweeted by a police helicopter team showing comedian Michael McIntyre standing in a London street is being investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office for a possible breach of data protection laws.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2015

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Met loses appeal over Guardian journalist hit by police car – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2015 in appeals, London, negligence, news, personal injuries, police by sally

‘Judges have cleared the way for the former Guardian journalist Donald MacLeod to claim damages from the Metropolitan police after he was left with brain injuries when he was hit by a police car answering an emergency call while he was cycling home.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2015

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The “Black Cab Rapist” – Court of Appeal rules on Article 3 investigative duty – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 7th, 2015 in appeals, human rights, London, news, police, victims by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that the police have a positive duty under Article 3 ECHR to conduct investigations into alleged ill-treatment by private individuals. There is a sliding scale from deliberate torture by State officials to the consequences of negligence by non-State agents. The margin of appreciation enjoyed by the State in terms of complying with the Article 3 procedural duty widens at the bottom of the scale but narrows at the top.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th July 2015

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Azelle Rodney shooting: police marksman cleared of murder – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2015 in firearms, London, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘A former police marksman has been cleared of murdering a suspect he shot six times, a killing that the dead man’s mother said had effectively seen her son subjected to the death penalty.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2015

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Met Police officer Carol Howard was bullied by her boss on account of her sex and race – so why did she find it so difficult to win her case? – The Independent

‘As a black – and female – firearms officer, Carol Howard stood out in the Metropolitan Police’s Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG), one of only 12 women in a unit of 700. She had wanted to join the police from a young age and was incredibly proud of her job. But instead of being rewarded for her tenacity in such an environment, she was treated with suspicion, passed over for promotion and subjected to intense scrutiny.’

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The Independent, 17th June 2015

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Plans for £80m London mega-mansion rejected after six-year battle – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2015 in housing, London, news, planning by tracey

‘Designs for the latest London mega-mansion for billionaire owners have been rejected after a six-year planning battle because of their “palatial scale” and the substantial harm they would cause to London’s heritage, following a campaign backed by former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2015

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The London borough that has turned homeless people into ‘criminals – The Independent

Posted May 21st, 2015 in ASBOs, crime, fines, homelessness, local government, London, news by sally

‘Homeless people face being criminalised in a east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.’

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The Independent, 21st May 2015

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London black cab driver jailed for sex attacks on sleeping women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in disqualification, London, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A black cab driver who sexually assaulted two women who fell asleep in his taxi has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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Water cannon decision delayed until after election – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2015 in delay, London, news, police, water, weapons by sally

‘Theresa May postpones ruling on whether Boris Johnson, the London Mayor, can use three machines already purchased by Metropolitan Police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2015

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Metropolitan Police corruption suspensions near 50 over two years – BBC News

‘Nearly 50 Metropolitan police officers and 26 staff members have been suspended for alleged corruption in the past two years, figures show.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2015

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Legal challenge over London garden bridge plans – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2015 in consultations, London, news, planning by sally

‘A legal challenge is being launched in the high court against plans to build the garden bridge over the river Thames.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2015

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Rule committee raises bar for parties wanting to transfer cases to London – Litigation Futures

Posted February 10th, 2015 in civil procedure rules, costs, London, news by sally

‘Parties that want to transfer cases to London will need to provide a much fuller explanation as to why, the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2015

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Hussain v Waltham Forest London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Hussain v Waltham Forest London Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 14; [2015] WLR (D) 21

‘The phrase “other violence” in section 177(1) of the Housing Act 1996 covered not only physical violence (actual or threatened) but other threatening or intimidating behaviour or abuse, if of such seriousness that it might give rise to psychological harm.’

WLR Daily, 20th January 2015

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Equalities watchdog to investigate Met police over staff discrimination claims – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police are to face a formal investigation by the equalities watchdog into whether the force broke the law and discriminated against staff.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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Regina (Heath & Hampstead Society) v Mayor, Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London – WLR Daily

Regina (Heath & Hampstead Society) v Mayor, Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London [2014] EWHC 3868 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 517

‘The purpose of the Reservoirs Act 1975 was not to mitigate the effect of water escape from large raised reservoirs but rather to prevent such escape and to avert the potential danger to persons and property from an escape.’

WLR Daily, 28th November 2014

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