Should “turning a blind eye” to allegations of child abuse be made illegal? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in child abuse, news, notification by tracey

‘According to the NSPCC’s 2015 report, How safe are our children? over 30,000 cases of child sexual abuse are now recorded annually in the UK. Perhaps this growing number can be attributed, in part, to people being more confident in speaking up and raising concerns, especially in an era of post-Yewtree Operation revelations.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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Court of Appeal upholds rejection of bid to register rights of common – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2016 in animals, appeals, commons, judicial review, local government, news, notification by sally

‘A county council has successfully defended in the Court of Appeal its decision to refuse an application to register rights of common under the Commons Act 2006.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2016

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To notify or not to notify: the impact of contact terms on common law rights to terminate – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted April 27th, 2016 in compensation, construction industry, contracts, damages, news, notification by sally

‘In Vinergy International (PVT) Ltd v Richmond Mercantile Ltd FZC [2016] EWHC 525 (Comm), Teare J held that the notice requirements contained in the termination provisions of a master supply agreement (the MSA) did not apply to an innocent party’s exercise of its common law right to terminate the agreement by accepting the other party’s repudiatory breach.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 26th April 2016

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New rules for data protection – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 4th, 2016 in compensation, data protection, EC law, news, notification by sally

‘In the UK there is currently no legal obligation under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) to report personal data breaches to anyone. However, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) guidance recommends that serious breaches should be brought to its attention.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th April 2016

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Why you might not be warned of an online security breach – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2016 in banking, consumer protection, data protection, internet, news, notification by sally

‘Surprisingly, under the Data Protection Act companies have no obligation to tell customers there could be a problem.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2016

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Court of Appeal throws out solar farm challenge brought 14 months after planning permission was granted – OUT-LAW.com

‘A High Court judge should not have overturned planning permission granted to a solar farm in Wiltshire in response to a legal challenge brought 11 months after the three-month limitation period then in force had expired, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st March 2016

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Henia v Beck: Time for a Rethink? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in construction industry, consultations, news, notification, remuneration by sally

‘Google the decision in Henia Investments Inc v Beck Interiors Ltd and you will find a raft of articles championing the decision as adding yet further weight to the argument that payment applications submitted by the “payee” must be clear and unambiguous.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 3rd February 2016

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Caledonian Modular Ltd v Mar City Developments Ltd [2015] EWHC 1855 (TCC) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in construction industry, contracts, news, notification, remuneration by sally

‘The TCC determined that an ambiguous set of accounts sent by email were not a valid application for interim payment, with the result that the corresponding payless notice had been issued in time. The case serves as a reminder to contractors that the substantial benefits of the HGCRA payment provisions come with the clear obligation to make the nature and content of any application for interim payment obvious to an employer, or else the courts will likely find such an application to be invalid.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 3rd February 2016

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Henia Investments Inc v Beck Interiors Ltd [2015] EWHC 2433 (TCC) (14 August 2015) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in construction industry, contracts, news, notification, remuneration by sally

‘The TCC had to determine whether an interim application for payment made by a contractor was valid where it was ambiguous which payment date the application had been made for. Akenhead J determined that this ambiguity would be construed against the contractor and in favour of the employer, with the result that the contractor could not reap the benefit of his own valuations becoming the sum due without having made absolutely clear to the employer the nature and purpose of each application.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 3rd February 2016

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New offences and sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Two further significant provisions of the Serious Crime Act 2015 have been brought into force. First, on 10 November 2015, section 79 created section 40CB of the Prison Act 1952, which provides for an offence of throwing any article or substance into a prison without authorisation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 22nd February 2016

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High Court enforcement continued – Nearly Legal

‘In what has turned into a continuing series, there are further updates on enforcement of possession orders via the High Court, obtaining writs and the scandalous conduct of many High Court Enforcement Officers.’

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Nearly Legal, 13th February 2016

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New legal right for shop workers to refuse longer work hours on Sundays – Daily Telegraph

‘Ministers are changing legislation to give councils the power to extend trading hours in their local areas’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2016

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24-hour sex notification order labelled ‘very odd’ by top British lawyer – The Independent

‘A leading barrister has described the issuing of a 24-hour sex notification order as “very odd” and “pretty silly”.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2015

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York man is banned from having sex unless he gives police 24 hours’ notice – The Independent

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in crime prevention, news, notification, sexual offences by sally

‘A man has been banned from having sex unless he lets police know at least one day in advance.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2016

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In re BCA Pension Plan – WLR Daily

Posted December 4th, 2015 in law reports, notification, pensions, trusts by tracey

In re BCA Pension Plan: [2015] EWHC 3492 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 502

‘Where the court made an order under section 48 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 which directly related to the level of benefits that would be payable to members of a pension scheme, members should be told of the order unless there were compelling reasons to the contrary.’

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2015

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City Link directors ‘not guilty’ of failing to notify government of looming redundancies – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 17th, 2015 in company directors, crime, insolvency, news, notification, prosecutions, redundancy by tracey

‘City Link did not breach laws requiring them to notify the government that they were “proposing to dismiss” thousands of employees who were made redundant when the business became insolvent last year, a court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th November 2015

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FGM: Legal duty to inform police comes into force – BBC News

‘Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary measures and could ultimately lead to them being barred from working.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2015

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John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs – Supreme Court

John Mander Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2015] UKSC 56

Supreme Court, 29th July 2015

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Regina (Rowe and others) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Posted August 27th, 2015 in human rights, income tax, law reports, notification, partnerships, ultra vires by sally

Regina (Rowe and others) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2015] EWHC 2293 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 369

‘Partner payment notices issued by the Revenue and Customs Commissioners under paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 32 to the Finance Act 2014 were not unlawful.’

WLR Daily, 31st July 2015

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Wandsworth London Borough Council v Tompkins and another – WLR Daily

Wandsworth London Borough Council v Tompkins and another [2015] EWCA Civ 846; [2015] WLR (D) 357

‘Where a local housing authority provided accommodation under a tenancy pursuant to its duty under Part VII (Homelessness) of the Housing Act 1996, the requirement in paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1985 which had to be satisfied in order for the tenancy to qualify as a secure tenancy (that the housing authority had to give notification that the tenancy “is to be regarded” as a secure tenancy), meant that the notification had to state that the tenancy was regarded as a secure tenancy at the date of grant and not at some unspecified date in the future.’

WLR Daily, 31st August 2015

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