Councils defeat judicial review challenge to motions on Israeli settlements – Local Government Lawyer

‘Three councils have successfully defended a High Court judicial review challenge brought by Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) over motions passed in relation to the authorities’ business dealings and Israeli settlements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2016

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Autistic man accused of computer hacking could kill himself if extradited, court is warned – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2016 in autism, computer crime, extradition, news, suicide by sally

‘An autistic man accused of hacking into US government computers would be at “high risk” of killing himself if he is extradited to America, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2016

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No fines issued for smoking in cars with children – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in children, fines, news, smoking by sally

‘Police are choosing not to enforce a new law protecting children from people smoking in cars, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

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Flo Kraus: Legal aid cuts have forced me out of my career at the bar – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in barristers, budgets, legal aid, news by sally

‘A barrister whose work for prisoners is legendary, spells out why she believes justice should be accessible for all, not just the wealthy.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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Nurofen TV ad banned over painkilling claims in landmark ruling – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, media, medicines, news by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Nurofen for misleading viewers with claims it has special painkilling prowess, in a landmark ruling likely to spark a crackdown in the way companies are allowed to market general painkillers.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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Former housing officer at city council jailed for three years for fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2016 in fraud, homelessness, housing, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former senior housing needs officer at Birmingham City Council has been jailed for three years for fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2016

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‘Gendercide’: Do Sex-Selective Abortions Breach Human Rights? – RightsInfo

Posted June 28th, 2016 in abortion, gender, human rights, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘Abortion is an emotive subject. It also raises several human rights questions, relating to women’s autonomy, religious beliefs and when the right to life begins.’

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RightsInfo, 27th June 2016

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EVENT: The Guardian – Chilcot: The Iraq war inquiry

Posted June 28th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘On 6 July the long-awaited Chilcot inquiry into the invasion of Iraq will be published. It hopes to answer some fundamental questions about the UK’s role in the US-led war: did Tony Blair make assurances to George Bush about British support for the war? What led the UK government to make claims about Iraq’s WMD that turned out to be untrue? Were the invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq mishandled? Will these findings support the popular assertion that the Iraq war was in fact, illegal?’

Date: 7th July 2016, 7.00-8.30pm

Location: Kings Place, London, N1 9AG

Charge: £15

More information can be found here.

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Man jailed for 10 years for dozens of child abuse offences – The Guardian

‘A serial child abuser who contacted 11,000 minors across the world on social media in attempt to get them to perform sexual acts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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Jo Murkens: Brexit: The Devolution Dimension – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The results of the third nation-wide referendum in the United Kingdom are still sinking in at home and around the world. Just below 52% voted to leave the European Union, just over 48% voted to remain. The widespread conclusion is that the UK must leave the EU.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 28th June 2016

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Tribunal backs refusal by transport body to disclose 2005 legal opinion – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2016 in disclosure, freedom of information, news, transport, tribunals by sally

‘The First-tier Tribunal has upheld a transport body’s refusal to disclose, following a freedom of information request, advice given by counsel in 2005.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2016

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Kenneth Armstrong: Push Me, Pull You: Whose Hand on the Article 50 Trigger? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The days since the outcome of the British referendum vote to leave the European Union have seen much speculation over the law and politics of withdrawing from the EU under Article 50 TEU. Two rather separate strands of speculation have begun to appear. On the one hand – and driven by an increasing acceptance that Article 50 TEU will not, as previously intimated, be triggered in the immediate aftermath of the vote – there is conjecture over whether the UK’s hand can be forced to squeeze the trigger and initiate the withdrawal sequence under Article 50. On the other hand, there is some suggestion that Article 50 may not be triggered because Parliament could seek to veto notification to the European Council. We seem to have entered a Doctor Dolittle phase of push me, pull you law and politics.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 27th June 2016

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Paedophile campaigners convicted of sexual assaults against boys – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2016 in child abuse, extradition, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Two men who were involved with a notorious group that campaigned for the legalisation of sex between adults and children have been convicted of abusing young boys.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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If the Chilcot report finds the Iraq invasion violated the UN Charter, what are the consequences? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 28th, 2016 in inquiries, international courts, Iraq, news, reports, treaties, United Nations, war by sally

‘The Chilcot report, when published next month, will surely criticise some of those responsible for launching the Iraq war on 20 March 2003 and for the suffering and damage which it caused. Lawyers are certainly already mulling over the prospect of litigation, criminal as well as civil.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 27th June 2016

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London imam sues BBC for libel after being called an ‘extremist’ – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2016 in BBC, defamation, Islam, news by sally

‘A London imam has sued the BBC for libel over a broadcast which he says meant he was a member of a “rogue’s gallery of extremists”.’

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The Independent, 27th June 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood murder: Man guilty of falsely imprisoning teenager – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2016 in false imprisonment, murder, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who murdered and raped a 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of falsely imprisoning her.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2016

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MPs launch inquiry into sharia courts in UK – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2016 in inquiries, Islam, news, parliament, select committees by sally

‘MPs on the Commons home affairs committee have launched an inquiry into the operation of sharia courts in the UK to ensure their principles are compatible with British law.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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Lawyers rush to reassure clients after Brexit shock – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The legal profession is today digesting the UK’s historic decision to vote to leave the European Union.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th June 2016

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Now proportionality test bites in the Competition Appeal Tribunal – Litigation Futures

‘Proportionality has hit the Competition Appeal Tribunal as it capped a defendant’s recoverable costs at £350,000, compared to its budgeted costs of £637,000.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th June 2016

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Party penalised in case ‘crying out’ for sensible negotiation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 27th, 2016 in costs, disclosure, dispute resolution, documents, evidence, news by sally

‘The High Court has sent a strong message about non-disclosure and failing to negotiate by penalising a party over costs.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th June 2016

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