Lawyers divided on new white-collar crime offences – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘US-style ‘vicarious liability’ and new ‘failure to prevent’ offences are under consideration in long-awaited government proposals to reform the law on corporate criminal liability published today. Initial reaction from corporate crime specialists was divided, with some lawyers seeing the proposals as a climb-down while others described them as a new burden on business.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 13th January 2017

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Lawyer warns male students to think twice before having sex with drunken women – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Male students should not risk having sex with girls who have been drinking heavily for fear they could end up being accused of rape, a leading female barrister has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2017

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Disciplinary round-up: fine for firm which failed to make client’s visa application and then lost his passport – Legal Futures

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A north London law firm has been rebuked for misleading its client into thinking that it had made a visa application on his behalf.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

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Paying the Incorrect Court Fee – Some Relief for Claimants – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘This is another case in which the court considered a Defendant’s application that a claim was statute barred following the payment of an incorrect court fee on issue. Zenith Chamber’s Gordon Exall acted for the successful Claimant.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 12th January 2017

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‘I should have been a tenant’ – more on Bristol property guardians – Nearly Legal

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘As far as property guardians go, all the action seems to be taking place in Bristol. As well as the issues (and possession claim) noted here, there is a separate possession claim going on, with Camelot seeking possession against Greg Roynon, who was also living in one of the former nursing homes.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th January 2017

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Local government: cuts to library provision – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘When local authorities plan to reduce, restructure or rationalise library services, litigation often results.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th January 2017

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To me – To you – Nearly Legal

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A judicial review in which two local authorities fought over which of them was gong to have to owe a housing duty to a homeless applicant. The central issue was whether, in the circumstances, Ealing could refuse a referral under the local connection provisions by RBK&C. However, the finding on ‘same facts’ second homeless applications has much broader application and should be taken note of by everyone.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th January 2017

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Two guilty of Luton IS terror support plot – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in news, retrials, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Two men have been convicted of organising terrorist speeches and encouraging support for so-called Islamic State (IS).’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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City council wrongly decided child was not in need, High Court judge rules – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 16th, 2017 in children, housing, judges, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘Birmingham City Council acted wrongly when it decided that a child was not in need of accommodation in its area because his mother had recently left the London Borough of Bromley.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th January 2017

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MPs to scrutinise cost of parliament restoration works – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in inquiries, listed buildings, news, parliament, repairs, reports, select committees by sally

‘MPs have launched an inquiry into the planned renovation of the Palace of Westminster amid concerns it may not provide value for money.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2017

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Justice denied: the damning results of the latest report on the impact of legal aid cut – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Secretary of State for Justice, Liz Truss, recently announced that the government would soon confirm the time-table for the post legislative review of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). There has been growing pressure on ministers for some time to announce this (see “Back to the drawing board”, 166 NLJ 7698 13 May 2016, p 6). The Legal Action Group (LAG) hopes that the review will be used as an opportunity by the still relatively new team at the top of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to look at funding the provision of early advice in civil legal cases.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 11th January 2017

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Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in fines, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news, regulations, sanctions by sally

‘Gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating licence under a tougher regime to be unveiled by the industry’s regulator.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2017

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Actor who played The Omen’s Damien sentenced on Friday 13th for road rage – The Guardian

‘The actor who played Damien Thorn in the 1970s horror film The Omen punched two cyclists in a road-rage attack and has been given a suspended prison sentence – on Friday the 13th.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2017

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Judges set to rule on Taliban bomb maker suing UK government – Daily Telegraph

‘The Supreme Court is expected this week to make it more difficult for former Taliban fighters to sue the Government over their detention in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2017

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Three teenagers jailed for killing rapper Mdot over a bicycle – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for stabbing a young rapper to death in a fight over a stolen bicycle in south-east London.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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How an EU gender equality ruling widened inequality – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in EC law, equality, insurance, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘It said car insurance firms couldn’t discriminate between the sexes … since then men have seen a four-fold rise in premiums.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2017

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Immigration tribunal President blasts legal representatives in sex grooming gang appeal – Free Movement

‘President McCloskey has blasted the representatives for both claimants and the Home Office in his latest determination of Shabir Ahmed and others (sanctions for non – compliance) [2016] UKUT 00562 (IAC).’

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Free Movement, 13th January 2017

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Supreme Court to rule next week on disability discrimination and public services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2017 in disability discrimination, news, Supreme Court, transport by tracey

‘The Supreme Court will next week hand down a key ruling on the reasonable adjustments which a bus company is required to make to accommodate disabled wheelchair users.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th January 2017

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QC body to probe why more women are not applying – Legal Futures

Posted January 13th, 2017 in minorities, news, queen's counsel, statistics, women by tracey

‘The body that appoints QCs has commissioned research to uncover barriers which deter women from applying, after they made up 27.6% of the latest batch of silks – but this was the highest proportion ever.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

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Bogus doctor: Conrad de Souza jailed for lying again – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2017 in doctors, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster has been sent to prison for a second time for posing as a doctor.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2017

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