Trade Union Act ballot thresholds in force from 1 March, regulations confirm – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 16th, 2017 in elections, industrial action, news, regulations, trade unions by sally

‘Higher ballot thresholds which must be met before trade unions can proceed with industrial action, particularly in relation to ‘important public services’, will come into force on 1 March 2017, the government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th February 2017

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Who knows where? – service and the Land Registry – Nearly Legal

Posted February 14th, 2017 in appeals, land registration, news, regulations, service by sally

‘Service of notices, claims etc on ‘last known address’ can be a bit of a thorny issue. Not least the question of the extent of reasonable inquiries to find the missing person before the ‘last known address’ can be relied on for service.’

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Nearly Legal, 13th February 2017

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Teacher Misconduct – Education Blog

‘The General Teaching Council for England was abolished by Section 7 of the Education Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”). Section 8 of that Act enacted a new statutory code for dealing with misconduct by teachers in England. It did so by inserting Sections 141A to 141E and Schedule 11A into the Education Act 2002 (“the 2002 Act”). The new scheme came into force on 1 April 2012.’

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Education Blog, 7th February 2017

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Non-payment of Council Tax – Local Government Law

Posted January 26th, 2017 in appeals, committals, council tax, debts, local government, magistrates, news, regulations by tracey

‘In R (Woolcock) v Bridgend MC (2017) EWHC 34 (Admin) Lewis J quashed a suspended committal order, pursuant to Regulation 47 of the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992, because no proper means assessment had been carried out and the suspension period was manifestly excessive.’

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Local Government Law, 23rd January 2017

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EU data protection compliance – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘The General Data Protection Regulation is here to stay: well beyond the date of Brexit. What do you need to know?’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 23rd January 2017

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Magistrates struggle (again) with the use of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax – by Sam Genen and Sophie Walker – UK Human Rights Blog

‘There is an exceedingly long line of case law, stretching back beyond the days of the community charge (which was of course better known as the Poll Tax). In those cases, the courts have traditionally quashed custodial orders improperly imposed by magistrates for non-payment of council taxes.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd 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

‘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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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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Bar’s entity regulation “better and cheaper”, claims solicitor – Legal Futures

‘Bar Standards Board (BSB) entity regulation is “significantly cheaper and simpler” for sole practitioners and better for clients, according to a solicitor whose start-up law firm is to be regulated by the BSB.’

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Legal Futures, 29th November 2016

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Parliament notified of Europol opt-in intention – Home Office

Posted November 15th, 2016 in EC law, intelligence services, parliament, police, press releases, regulations, treaties by tracey

‘Explanatory memorandum on intention to exercise right to opt into revised Europol framework published.’

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Home Office, 14th November 2016

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Summary of the Key Changes in the Insolvency Rules 2016 – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in insolvency, news, regulations by sally

‘The Insolvency Rules 2016 (“the 2016 Rules”) were published and laid before parliament on 25 October 2016. The rules will come in to force on 6 April 2017. The following note summarises the key features of the rules.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 27th October 2016

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23 Dollis Avenue (1998) Limited v Vejdani [2016] UKUT 365 – Tanfield Chambers

Posted November 9th, 2016 in appeals, consultations, news, regulations, service charges, tribunals by sally

‘A failure to comply with the Service Charge (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 (“the Regulations”) could be relevant to the reasonableness of the amount of service charge to be paid under section 19(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. However, it is simply one factor to be considered. In the instant case, the non-compliance comprised including within the estimate the estimated cost of works not within the proposed works; the amount demanded would be reduced by excluding that ‘extra’ work.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 10th October 2016

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Thum v Thum – WLR Daily

Posted November 8th, 2016 in civil procedure rules, delay, divorce, EC law, law reports, regulations, service by sally

Thum v Thum [2016] EWHC 2634 (Fam)

‘Having issued a divorce petition in the English courts on 26 October 2015 the wife made no attempt to serve the husband until, on 19 January 2016, she sent the papers to the relevant court office for service out of the jurisdiction. A typographical error contained within the details of the husband’s address caused effective service to be further delayed until 27 February 2016. The husband, having issued his own German divorce petition on 19 January 2016, applied to dismiss or stay the wife’s petition on the ground that she had failed “subsequently [to] take the steps required of her to effect service upon the respondent” in accordance with article 16 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (“Brussels II revised”).’

WLR Daily, 21st October 2016

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Real Questions? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted November 7th, 2016 in EC law, health & safety, news, regulations by sally

‘In his preface to the latest Ninth Edition of Redgrave’s Health and Safety, just published, Jonathan Clarke asks certain questions and answers them with a non-answer “time will tell”. I do not accept that these are real questions, because it seems to me the answers are so obvious, that they hardly need to have been asked.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 3rd November 2016

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‘Modernised’ English insolvency rules will come into force in April – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 31st, 2016 in insolvency, news, regulations by sally

‘”Modernised and consolidated” insolvency rules, which will come into force in England and Wales on 7 April 2017, have just been published.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th October 2016

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‘Addictive’ high-stake betting machines under review by sport minister – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2016 in children, gambling, news, parliament, regulations by michael

‘Ministers have launched a review of the gambling industry, including fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) that have been accused of being highly addictive.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2016

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Homeless eligibility amends and deposit discretions – Nearly Legal

‘The Allocation of Housing and Homelessness (Eligibility) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 have (finally) been made to come into force on 30 October 2016. These sort out the anomaly highlighted in Romans v Southwark LBC and SSDCLG and Alabi v SSDCLG about those with leave to remain granted under Appendix FM. Their eligibility for housing and homeless assistance is confirmed. A number of appeals have been stayed pending the regulations, which should now be resolved.’

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Nearly Legal, 3rd October 2016

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Cremation regulations – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 9th, 2016 in burials and cremation, press releases, regulations by tracey

‘Written Ministerial Statement made by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Victims, Youth and Family Justice, Dr Phillip Lee.’

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Ministry of Justice, 8th September 2016

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Data protection and Brexit – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2016 in data protection, EC law, news, referendums, regulations by sally

‘UK data controllers are already grappling with the biggest change to EU protection in 20 years.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th September 2016

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Drones: flightpath to the future? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 6th, 2016 in aircraft, data protection, insurance, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘Drones are rapidly being seen as a feature of the near future, because of the dramatic rise in their private use in the UK.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th September 2016

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