Littlewood v Powys County Council – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in estate agents, law reports, local government, regulations by sally

Littlewood v Powys County Council [2015] EWHC 2125 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 336

‘For the purposes of Schedule 2 to the Estate Agents Act 1979, where the making of an order under section 3 of the Act prohibiting an unfit person from acting as an estate agent had been delegated to an adjudicator, it was that adjudicator who personally had to hear oral representations from the person affected. The local authority’s proposed procedure whereby the adjudicator, who was the actual decision-maker, only received an audio recording and verbatim transcript of the proceedings before an investigator did not comply with the requirements of the 1979 Act and was unlawful.’

WLR Daily, 23rd July 2015

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R v R – WLR Daily

Posted July 30th, 2015 in appeals, EC law, financial provision, law reports, regulations, sanctions by sally

R v R [2015] EWCA Civ 796; [2015] WLR (D) 337

‘Neither article 9 of Council Regulation (EU) No 269/2014 nor regulation 10(2)(a) of the Ukraine (European Union Financial Sanctions) (No 2) Regulations 2014 were contravened by an order requiring a husband, who lived in Russia and who was subject to sanctions imposed by the EU Regulation, to pay interim maintenance into his former wife’s Russian bank account.’

WLR Daily, 24th July 2015

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The Seventh Veil? – New Square Chambers

Posted July 28th, 2015 in company law, consultations, disclosure, news, regulations by sally

‘Mark Hubbard considers new legislation requiring greater transparency in the ownership and management of companies.’

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New Square Chambers, 29th June 2015

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Education law in the news – Education Law Blog

Posted July 21st, 2015 in bills, education, legal aid, news, regulations, universities by tracey

‘There have been a few interesting education stories in the news recently.’

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Education Law Blog, 18th July 2015

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Regina (Sanjari) v Crown Court at Birmingham – WLR Daily

Regina (Sanjari) v Crown Court at Birmingham: [2015] EWHC 2037 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 307

‘Judges of the Crown Court should subject applications to transfer representation under regulation 14 of the Criminal Legal Aid (Determinations by a Court and Choice of Representative) Regulations 2013 to rigorous and searching scrutiny.’

WLR Daily, 15th July 2015

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Banque Cantonale de Geneve v Polevent Ltd and others – WLR Daily

Banque Cantonale de Geneve v Polevent Ltd and others: [2015] EWHC 1968 (Comm); [2015] WLR (D) 304

‘The law governing a claim in restitution was the law of the country in which the unjust enrichment took place pursuant to article 10(3) of Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 864/2007.’

WLR Daily, 10th July 2015

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LSB Chief Executive speaks at Westminster Legal Policy Forum event on innovation in legal services – Legal Services Board

‘The Legal Services Board Chief Executive Richard Moriarty spoke at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum event: Innovation in legal services market – growth, skills and new business models.’

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Legal Services Board, 9th July 2015

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Legal aid restrictions for domestic abuse loosened – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 9th, 2015 in domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news, regulations, trials, victims by sally

‘The government has loosened a controversial restriction preventing some victims of domestic abuse from accessing legal aid.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th July 2015

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Bar regulator consults on reforms to the disciplinary tribunal system – Bar Standards Board

Posted July 8th, 2015 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, regulations, tribunals by sally

‘In an open consultation, launched today, the bar regulator is seeking views on proposals to reform the disciplinary tribunal system.’

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Bar Standards Board, 7th July 2015

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Privacy watchdog to investigate whether charities trading cold-calling ‘generous lists’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 8th, 2015 in charities, data protection, news, privacy, regulations, telecommunications by sally

‘Charities sharing personal data without proper consent could be breaking the law, warns Information Commissioner.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 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 data protection, EC law, internet, news, regulations 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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Policeman who slept with rape victim to dodge gross misconduct charge – The Guardian

‘Decision to let DS Robert Dawson retire contradicts new regulations by Theresa May to stop officers avoiding disciplinary action by quitting the force.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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Why do corporate lawyers need to know about human rights? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 17th, 2015 in EC law, human rights, mergers, news, regulations, United Nations by sally

‘Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, human rights due diligence requirements are progressively finding their way into hard law, for instance, in reporting and compliance regulations. Examples of recent regulatory developments include the EU Directive on non-financial reporting, the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, and section 1502 of the US Dodd-Frank Act. Proposals relating to mandatory human rights due diligence have been initiated in the EU, France and Switzerland, and the UN Human Rights Council has now appointed an intergovernmental working group to explore the possibility of a binding treaty on business and human rights.’
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th June 2015

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English judge: persistent environmental offenders should expect ‘substantial’ fines – OUT-LAW.com

‘Companies that persistently breach environmental regulations should expect a “substantial increase” in fines levied for their second and subsequent offences, judges in the Court of Appeal have warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2015

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If You Can’t Stand the Heat – Nearly Legal

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in EC law, energy, news, regulations by sally

‘The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 were passed near the end of 2014 by the Government. They have been starting to excite interest after the production of a scoping document in April 2015 which attempts, badly, to explain their application.’

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Nearly Legal, 2nd June 2015

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Time for a Regulated Process for Surrogate Parents? – Family Law Week

Posted May 13th, 2015 in custody, families, news, regulations, surrogacy by tracey

‘Natalie Gamble, solicitor, of Natalie Gamble Associates and Elizabeth Isaacs QC of St Ives Chambers consider the significance of H v S (Surrogacy Agreement) in which Ms Justice Russell awarded care of a surrogate child to a gay couple.’

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Family Law Week, 12th May 2015

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Regina (Agyarko) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Evans) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Ikuga) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted May 12th, 2015 in appeals, families, human rights, immigration, law reports, regulations by tracey

Regina (Agyarko) v Secretary of State for the Home Departmen; Regina (Evans) v Secretary of State for the Home Department; Regina (Ikuga) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: [2015] EWCA Civ 440; [2015] WLR (D) 205

‘Where a party who had overstayed unlawfully and married or formed a relationship with a British citizen sought leave to remain, the “insurmountable obstacles” test as to return under the Immigration Rules was a stringent test and more demanding than a mere test of whether it would be reasonable to expect a couple to continue their family life outside the United Kingdom, although the test was also to be interpreted in a sensible and practical rather than a purely literal way.’

WLR Daily, 6th May 2015

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Howell v Lerwick Commercial Mortgage Corporation Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 7th, 2015 in bankruptcy, debts, insolvency, law reports, regulations, setting aside by sally

Howell v Lerwick Commercial Mortgage Corporation Ltd [2015] EWHC 1177 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 200

‘Where the debt in a statutory demand itself was not disputed but the debtor relied on a cross-claim which did not equal the debt but fell short of it by less than £750, the statutory demand was not necessarily to be set aside under the residual discretion in rule 6.5(4)(d) of the Insolvency Rules 1986.’

WLR Daily, 1st May 2015

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Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau – WLR Daily

Moreno v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2015] EWHC 1002 (QB); [2015] WLR (D) 177

‘The scope of the defendant’s liability to the claimant under regulation 13(2) of the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Information Centre and Compensation Body) Regulations 2003 was to be determined in accordance with the law of England and Wales and not the law of the country where the accident occurred.’

WLR Daily, 17th April 2015

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Consumer group begins ‘super-complaint’ over allegedly ‘misleading and opaque’ supermarket pricing practices – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in consumer protection, food, news, regulations, sale of goods by sally

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will investigate alleged “misleading and opaque pricing practices” by supermarkets in response to a ‘super-complaint’ brought by consumer group Which?, it has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2015

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