McKenzie Friends: Bar Chairman says consumer protection has to be paramount – The Bar Council

Posted April 29th, 2016 in barristers, consumer protection, McKenzie friends, press releases by tracey

‘The protection of consumers “has to be paramount” when it comes to unregulated, uninsured and untrained McKenzie Friends charging fees to people in court, the Chairman of the Bar, Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC, told BBC listeners.’

Full press release

The Bar Council, 28th April 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 29th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

SI 2016/515 – The Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc.) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/507 – The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016

SI 2016/524 – The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/521 – The Electronic Cigarettes etc. (Fees) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/517 – The Patents (Amendment) Rules 2016

SI 2016/530 – The Consumer Credit (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/539 – The Posted Workers (Enforcement of Employment Rights) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/529 – The Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/519 – The Social Security Administration Act 1992 (Local Authority Investigations) Regulations 2016

SI 2016/532 – The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Commencement No. 5 and Saving Provision) Regulations 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Hillsborough: South Yorkshire and West Midlands Police face legal action – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2016 in health & safety, misfeasance in public office, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Families of football fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster are pursuing High Court misconduct action against the South Yorkshire and West Midlands police forces, lawyers have said.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2016

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UK government faces second court battle over air pollution plans – The Guardian

‘The UK government is to be sued in the high court over its air pollution plans, just a year after losing at the supreme court and being ordered to fulfil its legal duty to cut pollution rapidly.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Young offenders handed a caution commit more crimes after Government shake-up – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in cautions, news, recidivists, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘More young offenders are going on to commit new crimes after being handed a “slap on the wrist”, following reforms by the Government, new data shows.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th April 2016

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Coroner seeks answers over hospital treatment of teen who killed himself – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in children, hospitals, news, suicide, young persons by tracey

‘A coroner is writing to the health secretary over the case of a troubled 17-year-old who took his own life after discharging himself from hospital at the weekend without being seen by specialists in mental health in children and young people.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Murder conviction of Chinese MI6 informant referred to appeal court – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in appeals, informers, intelligence services, murder, news by tracey

‘The murder conviction of a leading Chinese dissident and MI6 informant has been referred to the court of appeal after the Guardian uncovered evidence that was withheld by the police.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Police try to keep rapist’s identity secret to protect his human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in anonymity, human rights, immigration, news, rape by tracey

‘Police tried to protect the identity of a Polish rapist because of racial tensions between locals and eastern European migrants in the area.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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UK prison system ‘in total meltdown’ as sexual assaults and violent crimes soar in jails – The Independent

Posted April 29th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide, violence by tracey

‘An alarming rise in the number of murders, sexual assaults and attempted hangings has sparked warnings the prison system is on the “verge of collpase”.’

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The Independent, 28th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Michael Mansfield on ‘far-reaching consequences’ – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2016 in advocacy, bereavement, health & safety, inquests, news, sport by tracey

‘Leading barrister Michael Mansfield QC, who represented most of the victims’ families at the Hillsborough Inquests, has called for the creation of a permanent commission scrutinising how the police and other agencies handle crime scenes. Here he writes how the precedent of the inquests could have far-reaching consequences for the investigation of future disasters.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2016

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Former fashion executive to face no further action over fatal altercation – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2016 in assault, news, prosecutions, trespass by tracey

‘A former fashion executive will face no further action after a neighbour who allegedly trespassed at his home was fatally wounded last year.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2016

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Rapist who targeted Asian women in a series of sex attacks while on bail is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent rapist who carried out a series of racially motivated sexual assaults on lone women while on bail has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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British expats lose legal battle for right to vote in EU referendum – The Guardian

‘The high court has rejected an attempt to force the government to grant millions of UK citizens living abroad a vote in this June’s EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 28th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

HM Revenue and Customs v Bristol and West Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 397 (27 April 2016)

Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) [2016] EWCA Civ 410 (26 April 2016)

London Borough of Croydon v Y [2016] EWCA Civ 398 (26 April 2016)

Cruz v Lancashire Police & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 402 (26 April 2016)

TBO Investments Ltd v Mohun-Smith & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 403 (26 April 2016)

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, R (on the application of) v Epping Forest District Council & Anor (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 404 (22 April 2016)

Quantrell v TWA Logistics Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 399 (22 April 2016)

SB (Jamaica) and ABD (A Minor), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 400 (22 April 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Mittal v R [2016] EWCA Crim 451 (26 April 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ben-Dor & Ors, R (on the application of) v University of Southampton [2016] EWHC 953 (Admin) (27 April 2016)

Dillner, R (On the Application Of) v Sheffield City Council [2016] EWHC 945 (Admin) (27 April 2016)

Galdikas & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 942 (Admin) (26 April 2016)

Cyrus, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 918 (Admin) (26 April 2016)

Cato v The Republic of Peru & Ors [2016] EWHC 914 (Admin) (26 April 2016)

Charman, R (on the application of) v HM Revenue & Customs [2016] EWHC 854 (Admin) (25 April 2016)

National Crime Agency v Davies & Ors (rev 1) [2016] EWHC 899 (Admin) (25 April 2016)

Haralambous v St Albans Crown Court & Anor [2016] EWHC 916 (Admin) (22 April 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Levett-Dunn & Ors v NHS Property Services Ltd [2016] EWHC 943 (Ch) (26 April 2016)

The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 859 (Ch) (25 April 2016)

Hockin & Ors v The Royal Bank of Scotland & Anor [2016] EWHC 925 (Ch) (25 April 2016)

Bainbridge & Anor v Bainbridge [2016] EWHC 898 (Ch) (22 April 2016)

Van Der Merwe v Goldman & Anor [2016] EWHC 926 (Ch) (22 April 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Determinations and findings of the Hillsborough inquests – Home Office

Posted April 28th, 2016 in inquests, parliament, press releases, sport, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Home Secretary Theresa May gives a statement on the findings of the Hillsborough inquests.’

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Home Office, 27th April 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Man sentenced for controlling or coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 28th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, domestic violence, harassment, press releases by tracey

‘Sam Williams has been sentenced for offences including controlling or coercive behaviour’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2016

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Judiciary consults on the Defendant’s Duty of Candour and Disclosure in Judicial Review Proceedings – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 28th, 2016 in consultations, disclosure, judiciary by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice has issued a Discussion Paper by Mr Justice Cranston and Mr Justice Lewis, which considers the defendant’s duty of candour and disclosure in judicial review proceedings.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 28th April 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Asylum court fee hike makes access to justice a “luxury” for the few – The Bar Council

Posted April 28th, 2016 in asylum, barristers, civil justice, fees, immigration, press releases, tribunals by tracey

‘Plans put forward by the Ministry of Justice yesterday to increase fees for those seeking justice through the Immigration and Asylum tribunal system by 500% is yet another step towards putting access to justice beyond the means of those who most need it, warns the Bar Council.’

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The Bar Council, 28th April 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

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Pension changes deter would-be judges, says lord chief justice – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in judiciary, news, pensions, select committees, taxation by tracey

‘George Osborne’s decision to impose a £10,000 tax-free cap on pension contributions is deterring well-paid lawyers from becoming judges, the lord chief justice has said.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2016

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Stephen Ward jailed for killing baby son Jordan – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who killed his nine-month-old son by violently shaking him and causing “catastrophic injuries” has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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