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

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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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

Source: www.futureoflaw.lexisnexis.co.uk

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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

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

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Illegal abortion doctors face no action – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in abortion, doctors, news, prosecutions, public interest by sally

‘Doctors who illegally signed dozens of abortion consent forms will not be disciplined, as MPs say this is evidence of the UK’s ‘abortion on demand’ culture.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Male employees sue university for alleged sexual discrimination, claiming unequal pay to women – The Independent

’26 men are suing a Welsh university over allegations that they have been victims of sexual discrimination in the work place and received unequal pay to their female counterparts.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2014

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Fiddler under the roof – NearlyLegal

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in appeals, damages, housing, injunctions, leases, news by sally

‘A Court of Appeal case on the problems with the edges of demises and reserved rights of access, involving, in this case, a land grab above a ceiling and a demand to access the flat above.’

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NearlyLegal, 20th April 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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Has the Weller case created an image right in relation to the facial expressions of children – RPC Privacy Law

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in children, media, news, photography, privacy by sally

‘The singer Paul Weller, acting on behalf of three of his children, was successful in his privacy action against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) in relation to seven unpixellated photographs of the children and their father out shopping on a public street and relaxing in a café in Los Angeles. The photographs, in particular, showed the faces of all three children. They were published on Mail Online on 21 October 2012.’

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RPC Privacy Law, 17th April 2014

Source: www.rpc.co.uk

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‘Dodgy directors’: Tougher sanctions could see them paying compensation – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in bills, company directors, compensation, news, sanctions, victims by sally

‘The Government is to introduce a law imposing tougher penalties on “rogue and reckless” company directors that could see them paying compensation to victims.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2014

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Father wins damages after social worker falsely accused him of abusing daughter – Daily Telegraph

‘A father was arrested and banned from seeing his six-year-old daughter after a social workers falsely accused him of child abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2014

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Privacy in peril: Vast network of roadside cameras pose ‘very real risk’ says surveillance regulator – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in closed circuit television, investigatory powers, news, police, privacy, roads by sally

‘Members of the public face “a very real risk” to their privacy from the huge roadside surveillance network that captures millions of motorists every day, the Government’s Surveillance Commissioner has warned. In an interview with The Independent, Tony Porter urges that clear guidance be provided to ensure “innocent” people do not fall victim to roadside automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras which have been the centre of concerns over the rise of surveillance in Britain.’

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The Independent, 19th April 2014

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Christian nursery worker claims unfair dismissal over dispute with gay colleague – The Guardian

‘A Christian nursery nurse is claiming unfair dismissal after losing her job because she said she told a gay colleague the Bible regards the practice of homosexuality as a sin.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2014

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Court closures spark fears of ‘justice deserts’ in rural areas – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in county courts, courts, magistrates, news by sally

‘Dozens of the 500 courts in England and Wales are to be shut down under a £75m-a-year Ministry of Justice reform programme, fuelling fears that rural areas will become “deserts” of justice.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2014

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New Family Court comes into being amid justice reforms – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in care orders, delay, divorce, expert witnesses, family courts, news, time limits by sally

‘New combined Family Courts have come into being in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2014

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Jimmy Savile: Adverts advise victims on compensation – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in advertising, compensation, news, sexual offences by sally

‘People who say they were sexually abused by Jimmy Savile are being advised how they can claim compensation through adverts in newspapers.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Chagos Islands dispute: court to rule on UK sovereignty claim – The Guardian

‘Britain’s sovereignty over the Chagos Islands and America’s lease for the Diego Garcia military base could be thrown into doubt by an international court hearing due to open in Istanbul on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Easter Break

Posted April 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized by tracey

There will be no posts over the Easter weekend (Friday 18th April – Monday 21st April inclusive) during which time the Library will be closed. We will resume posting on Tuesday 22nd April.

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Bankers’ Bonuses – how the divorce capital of the world treats the rewards reaped from the financial capital of Europe – Family Law Week

Posted April 17th, 2014 in banking, divorce, financial provision, news, periodical payments, remuneration by tracey

‘Lois Rogers, solicitor at Vardags, and Lily Mottahedan, barrister at 1 Hare Court, examine the court’s treatment of bonuses in financial remedy claims in light of the recent decision of Mrs Justice Eleanor King in H v W [2014] EWHC 4105 (Fam) and pre-existing case law.’

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Family Law Week, 17th April 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Higher value commercial court cases will not be brought into costs regime retrospectively, says rule committee – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 17th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, Commercial Court, costs, courts, news by tracey

‘Higher value cases raised in the commercial court will not be brought into the civil court costs regime retrospectively when the regime is extended to catch claims worth up to £10 million next week, the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th April 2014

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 17th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2014

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Hopkins Developments Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – WLR Daily

Posted April 17th, 2014 in appeals, construction industry, inquiries, news, planning by tracey

Hopkins Developments Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: [2014] EWCA Civ 470;   [2014] WLR (D)  170

‘Guidance as to how the principles of natural justice operated in the context of a planning inquiry under the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000.’

WLR Daily, 15th April 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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