New UK rules finalised on the re-use of public sector information – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 1st, 2015 in news by sally

‘Public bodies in the UK must make it easier for businesses to re-use the information they hold from the middle of next month, under new regulations that have been passed by parliament.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2015

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‘Negligent’ firm escapes payout after court finds no causation – Legal Futures

Posted July 1st, 2015 in news by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed a claim of professional negligence against a firm of solicitors because, although the claimant successfully established liability, no loss or damage was found to have been caused.’

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Legal Futures, 1st July 2015

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Edward Huxley guilty of Wrexham historical abuse charges – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in news by sally

‘A fifth man has been found guilty of historical sexual abuse in Wrexham during the 1980s.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2015

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New code of conduct on data protection for cloud service providers being scrutinised by EU privacy watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 1st, 2015 in news by sally

‘EU privacy watchdogs are assessing a proposed new code of conduct on data protection for cloud service providers that the European Commission hopes will help to boost the uptake of cloud services by EU businesses.’
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OUT-LAW.com, 30th June 2015

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Mr Justice Mostyn: Nobody anticipated “savagery” of legal aid cuts – Legal Futures

Posted July 1st, 2015 in news by sally

‘Mr Justice Mostyn has delivered some of the strongest judicial criticisms yet of the legal aid cuts and warned that “more are in prospect” under a majority Conservative government.’

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Legal Futures, 1st July 2015

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Lowdon-v-Jump Zone Leisure UK Limited [2015] EWCA Civ586 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted July 1st, 2015 in appeals, damages, expert witnesses, news, personal injuries by sally

‘This case concerned an appeal against an Order in which the Defendant was to pay the Claimant, Mr Lowdon, the sum of £17,000 by way of general damages for personal injury following injury he suffered as a result of riding on the Defendant’s equipment known as “The Hyper jump”.’
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Zenith PI Blog, 30th June 2015

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Legal aid work refused by law firms in cutbacks protest – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in fees, legal aid, news by sally

‘A number of criminal law firms have refused to take work funded by legal aid in protest against government cuts.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2015

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Father jailed for forcing 14-year-old daughter to marry 30-year-old in Manchester who sexually abused her – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2015 in children, forced marriages, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father has been jailed for forcing his daughter to marry a 30-year-old man on her 14th birthday.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2015

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Smacking must be banned to bring UK into line with international law – report to UN insists – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 1st, 2015 in child abuse, children, news, reports, United Nations, violence by sally

‘Report compiled for UN by Government’s children’s tsars demands ‘immediate repeal’ of laws allowing parents to hit their children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

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Alison Morrison murder: Trevor Gibbon jailed for 28 years – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in complaints, harassment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered his neighbour in “a merciless act of vengeance” after a campaign of harassment has been jailed for 28 years.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2015

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Magistrate courts and police stations could face ‘absolute chaos’ amid boycott of legal aid work – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2015 in barristers, criminal justice, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘Magistrates courts and police stations across England and Wales could face “absolute chaos” as the effects of a widespread boycott of new legal aid work kicks in.’

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The Independent, 30th June 2015

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Protein World’s ‘beach body ready’ ads do not objectify women, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2015 in advertising, complaints, health, news by sally

‘Protein World’s controversial “beach body ready” campaign has been cleared by the UK ad watchdog despite nearly 400 complaints it objectified women and was socially irresponsible.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2015

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Do you copy? UK’s new format-shifting exception found illegal – Technology Law Update

Posted June 30th, 2015 in artistic works, compensation, copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news by sally

‘You buy a CD and makes a copy for use on a portable device, or for storage in a cloud service. That’s allowed isn’t it? Well, it wasn’t strictly legal in the UK until October 2014. That was when the UK introduced a new exception from copyright infringement for personal copies for an individual’s private use. Now the new exception has been found illegal in court and hangs in the balance while the courts and the UK government decide what happens next.’

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Technology Law Update, 26th June 2015

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Litigants in person, mental health, and relief from sanctions – Zenith PI Blog

‘An application for an extension of time to serve medical evidence by a litigant in person with a mental health disability was refused where there had been a number of breaches and considerable delay, effectivly bringing proceedings to a halt. Appeal to Court of Appeal dismissed.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 26th June 2015

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Jails and universities obliged to prevent radicalisation as new act becomes law – The Guardian

‘Local authorities, prisons, NHS trusts, schools, universities and further education institutions will this week be placed under a new statutory duty to prevent extremist radicalisation taking place within their walls.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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Tribunal rejects request for correspondence between solicitor and planning officers – Local Government Lawyer

‘The First-Tier Tribunal has ruled that a district council was entitled to refuse to disclose correspondence passing between one of its solicitors and various members of its planning department.’
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Local Government Lawyer, 30th June 2015

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Judge’s Instagram ruling a ‘practical solution’ to problems of online anonymity, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘A judge’s decision to allow a man experiencing alleged harassment over the internet to serve legal claims to the person accused of the activity via Instagram “appears to be a practical solution” to the issue of online anonymity, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th June 2015

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How late it was, how late – Nearly Legal

Posted June 30th, 2015 in deposits, housing, landlord & tenant, news, time limits by sally

‘A County Court deposit protection case, and an illustration of some of the ways in which landlords still haven’t figured out how the deposit rules work.’

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Nearly Legal, 29th June 2015

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Greville Janner case: Alison Saunders faces calls to publish secret papers – Daily Telegraph

‘Alleged child abuse victims and MPs say independent review of bungled case must be made public.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2015

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Detained asylum seekers to be able to apply for bail – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2015 in appeals, asylum, bail, detention, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘Hundreds of failed asylum seekers in immigration detention centres will be able to apply to be freed on bail, the Home Office is expected to confirm shortly.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2015

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