Catch-33: Stringent documentary requirements upheld for legal aid in domestic violence cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 29th, 2015 in documents, domestic violence, evidence, news, regulations by sally

‘The campaign group Rights of Women has been unsuccessful in its judicial review of Regulation 33 of the Civil Legal Aid (Procedure) Regulations 2012 (as amended) which sets out the list of documents which will be accepted as evidence that a legal aid applicant has suffered or is at risk of suffering domestic violence. The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) purports to retain legal aid for victims of domestic violence. However, such funding is only available where at least one of the documents listed in Regulation 33 is submitted to the Legal Aid Agency.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th January 2015

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José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky cleared by advertising watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in advertising, alcoholism, charities, children, food, news, regulations, sport by tracey

‘David Beckham’s TV ad for whisky brand Haig Club has been cleared by the UK advertising watchdog, despite complaints that the former footballer’s endorsement promotes drinking among children.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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English pubs deemed important to communities to be protected by law – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2015 in licensed premises, news, planning, public interest, regulations by sally

‘Pubs in England listed as important by communities will not be demolished or have their use changed without planning permission under proposed legislation.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2015

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Regina (Byczek and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2015 in deportation, immigration, law reports, regulations, ultra vires by sally

Regina (Byczek and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 4298 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 7

‘Regulation 24A of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 was within the ambit of the rule making power in section 2(2)(b) of the European Community Act 1972.’

WLR Daily, 19th December 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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New exclusions guidance – Education Law Blog

Posted January 20th, 2015 in education, news, regulations, school exclusions by sally

‘The Government has published new statutory guidance: Exclusion from maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England. It applies to exclusions that occur after 5 January 2015, replacing the previous 2012 guidance.’

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Education Law Blog, 18th January 2015

Source: www.education11kbw.com

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New three-parent baby law ‘is flawed and open to challenge’, says senior lawyer – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2015 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news, regulations by sally

‘The Government’s attempt to legalise so-called “three parent” babies is open to challenge by judicial review because of serious flaws in the proposed legislation, a senior lawyer has warned.’

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The Independent, 14th January 2015

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Stricter rules for the pornography industry – what has changed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted January 14th, 2015 in film industry, news, obscenity, pornography, regulations, violence by tracey

‘Video-on-demand material is now subject to additional restrictions as of 1 December 2014. Material either rated or to be rated as R18 by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) must be placed behind access controls. In addition, material either refused or would be refused a classification by the BBFC is banned.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th January 2015

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New regulations prevent police officers retiring or resigning to avoid dismissal – Home Office

Posted January 13th, 2015 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, professional conduct, regulations by sally

‘The Home Office regulations, which come into force today [12 January], will ensure police officers are held to account for their actions.’

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Home Office, 12th January 2015

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Domestic CCTV users may face tougher rules – The Guardian

‘Homeowners who use a domestic surveillance camera system on their properties but fail to take their neighbours’ privacy into account could face tougher rules in future, a Home Office watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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Regina (Akin) v Stratford Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Posted December 8th, 2014 in law reports, licensed premises, licensing, local government, police, regulations by sally

Regina (Akin) v Stratford Magistrates’ Court [2014] WLR (D) 518

‘The approach to procedural irregularity in R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex p Jeyeanthan [2000] 1 WLR 345 was applicable to the Licensing Act 2003 and the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Regulations 2005 made thereunder.’

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2014

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What does Duty of Candour mean for employers? – Cloisters

‘So far, commentators have focused on the interplay between clinical negligence law and the Duty of Candour. But the latest requirements also have important repercussions for those in regulated professions such as doctors and nurses and their employment relationships. In this article, we look at steps which employers should now consider in light of the new Duty of Candour.’

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Cloisters, 1st December 2014

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Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? – Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

Lawyers and their Regulators: What Next? (PDF)

Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

The Bar Council, 24th November 2014

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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LSB approves BSB’s application to regulate entities – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is pleased to confirm that its application to the Legal Services Board (LSB) to become a regulator of entities – businesses authorised to carry out and provide reserved legal activities – has been approved.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2nd December 2014

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Speech to the Bar Conference – Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

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Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

The Bar Council, 8th November 2014

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Weight-loss ad featuring ex-Coronation Street star Denise Welch banned – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in advertising, health, news, obesity, regulations by sally

‘An advert for the weight loss programme LighterLife featuring former Coronation Street and Loose Women star Denise Welch has been banned after the actor lost weight more quickly than regulations deem to be safe.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2014

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Let Me Stop You There… The test for lifting injunctions in public procurement challenges – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 27th, 2014 in advertising, EC law, injunctions, news, public procurement, regulations, tenders by sally

‘If you’ve seen an advert in the last few years warning you to submit your tax return on time, telling you not to drink and drive, or asking you to consider joining the armed forces, chances are that the company responsible was Group M UK Limited. That company has been at the heart of an important recent case concerning the test for lifting suspensions of contracts in public procurement challenges.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 21st November 2014

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Rule out notion of costly, one-size-fits-all super-regulator, says Bar Council Chairman – The Bar Council

‘Constantly changing the regulatory regime for legal services is costly and lawyers need time to let the current regime bed in, the Bar Council chairman has said in a speech to regulators and prominent members of the legal sector.’

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The Bar Council, 25th November 2014

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What makes a good Youth Court advocate? Have your say – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 26th, 2014 in advocacy, barristers, news, regulations, youth courts by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Ilex Professional Standards (IPS) have today called on barristers’ and chartered legal executives’ experiences and expertise to help the regulators establish the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and competently in the Youth Justice System.’

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Bar Standards Board, 24th November 2014

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Commons Registration – Local Government Law

Posted November 25th, 2014 in commons, land registration, local government, news, regulations by sally

‘County Councils in England, District Councils in England for an area without a County Council, London Borough Councils and County or County Borough Councils in Wales are “commons registration authorities”. The commons registration authority in relation to any land is the authority in whose area the land is situated. Where any land falls within the area of two or more commons registration authorities, the authorities may by agreement provide for one of them to be the commons registration authority in relation to the whole of the land.’

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Local Government Law, 17th November 2014

Source: www.11kbw.com/blogs/local-government-law

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