Man jailed for smuggling cocaine in his trousers – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A Hungarian national has been jailed for five years after Gatwick’s Border Force officers found £100,000 worth of cocaine in his trousers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2014

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Watchdog bans Center Parcs advert promoting term-time family holidays – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in advertising, news, parental responsibility, school children by sally

‘An advertisement for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for “irresponsibly” encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.’

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The Guardian, 23rd April 2014

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Article 11: Right to strike and insecure workers – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Two different bodies in the last week have reflected on issues concerning the fundamental imbalance in the employment relationship.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd April 2014

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People reluctant to express religious beliefs because of ‘deep intolerance’ to extremism, says Attorney General Dominic Grieve – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in Christianity, news, political parties by sally

‘The Government’s senior law officer Dominic Grieve said people with “softer” religious views had been reluctant to express their faith because of the “disturbing” rise of fundamentalism. ‘

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The Independent, 23rd April 2014

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Oh Mr Ghopee – NearlyLegal

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in appeals, consumer credit, licensing, loans, news, striking out by sally

‘God, we are told, loves a trier. Perhaps fortunately, the Court of Appeal takes a less emollient approach with an unlawful money lender who has been repeatedly featured on this site.’

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NearlyLegal, 23rd April 2014

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Blunham conmen: Third man jailed for tricking pensioner

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in elderly, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A third man has been jailed, for four-and-a-half years, for conning an 84-year-old woman with dementia out of her £73,500 life savings.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2014

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill – new criminal offences – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Another year, and yet more criminal justice legislation. The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill 2013-14 is going through Parliament at the moment, and it will come as no surprise that it includes new criminal offences.’


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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 22nd April 2014

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Man fined £300 for swallowing goldfish in Neknominate prank – The Guardian

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in animal cruelty, fines, guilty pleas, internet, news by sally

‘A man who swallowed a live goldfish as part of a Neknominate challenge has been fined £300.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Judicial dissent wanes under Neuberger regime at UK Supreme Court – The Lawyer

Posted April 23rd, 2014 in judges, judgments, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Judicial dissent is in decline in the UK’s top court as the Supreme Court moves towards a culture of collegiality on the bench, research by The Lawyer has revealed.’

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The Lawyer, 23rd April 2014

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You don’t just walk away – NearlyLegal

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in costs, housing, landlord & tenant, leases, news, tribunals by sally

‘R (Twelve Baytree Ltd) v Rent Assessment Committee [2014] EWHC 1129 (Admin) is that rare beast – a judicial review of the LVT (as it was; FTT(PC) as it is now). It concerns how you withdraw a Right to Manage claim. I confess, when I first heard about this case, I had thought it would be more interesting than it has turned out to be.’

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NearlyLegal, 20th April 2014

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High Court overturns “unlawful” Legal Ombudsman decision to cut firm’s fees – Legal Futures

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in appeals, compensation, fees, law firms, legal ombudsman, news by sally

‘The High Court has struck down an “unlawful and irrational” Legal Ombudsman (LeO) decision to reduce a law firm’s fee and compensate its client for distress and inconvenience.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd April 2014

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Not unlawful to refuse egg freezing therapy for Crohn’s sufferer – UK Human Rights Blog

‘There are times when individual need comes up against the inflexible principles of the law and the outcome seems unjustifiably harsh. This is just such a case – where a relatively modest claim based on individual clinical need was refused with no breach of public law principles. As it happens, since the Court rejected her case, the the young woman concerned has been offered private support for the therapy she was seeking. The case is nevertheless an interesting illustration of the sometimes difficult “fit” between principles of public law and the policy decisions behind the allocation of NHS resources.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2014

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What is the legacy of the Education Act, 70 years on? – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in education, legislation, news, teachers by sally

‘Rab Butler’s 1944 reforms gave teachers autonomy but schools’ freedom today comes with strings attached’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Walter Doe jailed for cutting puppy’s tail off, leaving animal in ‘excruciating pain’ – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in animal cruelty, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been sentenced to twelve weeks imprisonment for cutting off an eight-week-old puppy’s tail using a sharp tool.’

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The Independent, 16th April 2014

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Are universities breaking consumer protection laws? – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in competition, consumer protection, education, inquiries, news, universities by sally

‘Institutions making last-minute changes to courses have prompted an inquiry by the competition authorities.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2014

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Planning Court launch marks start of government’s judicial review reforms – Litigation Futures

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in courts, judicial review, news, planning by sally

‘The first stage of the government’s reforms to judicial review – the creation of a Planning Court for England and Wales – has come into operation with the aim of speeding up the court process and reducing delays to hundreds of infrastructure projects.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd April 2014

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Woman convicted over ‘love rat’ posters – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in conditional discharge, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Woman sentenced to 18-month conditional discharge for distributing posters of her ex-boyfriend claimIing that he is a ‘love rat’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

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Gonna get myself arrested – NearlyLegal

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in civil procedure rules, landlord & tenant, news, tribunals by sally

‘Maunder Taylor v SHG-SH20 Ltd 3CL02066 is one of the more interesting (and potentially, important) county court cases I’ve come across recently (transcript not publicly available; I’ve got one and am trying to persuade the Landlord and Tenant Reports to publish it). For reasons that will become clear, it has wider significance for LVT/FTT cases and although only a county court judgment, it is by HHJ Walden-Smith who is herself a judge of the UT(LC); not binding authority, I accept, but persuasive and important.’

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NearlyLegal, 18th April 2014

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Merging chambers – challenges and opportunities – The Future of Law

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in barristers, legal profession, mergers, news by sally

‘Kate Beaumont interviews Frank Feehan QC, head of chambers at 42 Bedford Row, on the forthcoming merger between 42 Bedford Row and a substantial number of 13 King’s Bench Walk.’

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The Future of Law, 16th April 2014

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Richard Clayton: The Curious Case of Kennedy v Charity Commission – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 26 March 2014 the Supreme Court gave a lengthy judgment in Kennedy v Charity Commission [2014] UKSC 20, running to 248 paragraphs. The Supreme Court decision is full of surprises. The Court decided to depart from the arguments of the parties- the majority insisted that common law rights rather than the Human Rights Act were the key to the case; and then embarked on an extended and wide ranging obiter discussion of public law issues, revealing further disagreements between the Justices.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th April 2014

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