Bookmakers face losing their licence and huge fines over problem gambling The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in fines, gambling, licensing, money laundering, news, regulations, sanctions by sally

‘Gambling firms that fail to tackle problem gambling and money laundering face heftier fines and a higher risk of losing their operating licence under a tougher regime to be unveiled by the industry’s regulator.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2017

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Actor who played The Omen’s Damien sentenced on Friday 13th for road rage – The Guardian

‘The actor who played Damien Thorn in the 1970s horror film The Omen punched two cyclists in a road-rage attack and has been given a suspended prison sentence – on Friday the 13th.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2017

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Judges set to rule on Taliban bomb maker suing UK government – Daily Telegraph

‘The Supreme Court is expected this week to make it more difficult for former Taliban fighters to sue the Government over their detention in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2017

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Three teenagers jailed for killing rapper Mdot over a bicycle – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for stabbing a young rapper to death in a fight over a stolen bicycle in south-east London.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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How an EU gender equality ruling widened inequality – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in EC law, equality, insurance, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘It said car insurance firms couldn’t discriminate between the sexes … since then men have seen a four-fold rise in premiums.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2017

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Immigration tribunal President blasts legal representatives in sex grooming gang appeal – Free Movement

‘President McCloskey has blasted the representatives for both claimants and the Home Office in his latest determination of Shabir Ahmed and others (sanctions for non – compliance) [2016] UKUT 00562 (IAC).’

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Free Movement, 13th January 2017

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Supreme Court to rule next week on disability discrimination and public services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2017 in disability discrimination, news, Supreme Court, transport by tracey

‘The Supreme Court will next week hand down a key ruling on the reasonable adjustments which a bus company is required to make to accommodate disabled wheelchair users.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th January 2017

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QC body to probe why more women are not applying – Legal Futures

Posted January 13th, 2017 in minorities, news, queen's counsel, statistics, women by tracey

‘The body that appoints QCs has commissioned research to uncover barriers which deter women from applying, after they made up 27.6% of the latest batch of silks – but this was the highest proportion ever.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017

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Attorney General’s speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 13th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, international law, self-defence, speeches by tracey

‘Attorney General discusses the modern law of self-defence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 13th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Registered Pension Schemes (Provision of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 13th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co, Ltd v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1 (12 January 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pettigrew & Ors v Edwards [2017] EWHC 8 (Ch) (12 January 2017)

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Bogus doctor: Conrad de Souza jailed for lying again – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2017 in doctors, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster has been sent to prison for a second time for posing as a doctor.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2017

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Supply teacher reprimanded for taping ‘fidgeting’ eight-year-old child to a chair – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, restraint, teachers by tracey

‘A supply teacher who taped the bare ankles of a “fidgeting” eight-year-old boy to a chair for “a joke” has received a reprimand.’

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Daily telegraph, 12th January 2017

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Amber Rudd’s hardline speech to Conservative party conference recorded by police as ‘non-crime hate incident’ after academic’s complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2017 in hate crime, immigration, news, political parties by tracey

‘Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative party conference has been recorded by police as a “non-crime hate incident” after an Oxford academic made a complaint about its anti-immigrant message.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2017

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Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017

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Insurance firm fined over data breach – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 12th, 2017 in data protection, fines, insurance, news, theft by tracey

‘An insurance firm has been fined by the UK’s data protection watchdog over the theft from its premises of a storage device containing information on nearly 60,000 customers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th January 2017

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Mirza & Ors: The Rules are neither simple nor flexible so don’t leave it too late – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 12th, 2017 in appeals, fees, immigration, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Mirza and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 63. The background to each of these appeals, although unfortunate, is not in any way extraordinary. Indeed, it is perhaps quite common for those applying for leave to remain to fall foul of procedural requirements or to be caught out by one of the many frequent changes in the legislative scheme governing immigration.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th January 2017

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 12th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

McNiece, R (on the application of) v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority [2017] EWHC 2 (Admin) (12 January 2017)

Grace Bay II Holdings Sarl & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Pensions Regulator & Ors [2017] EWHC 7 (Admin) (10 January 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Brightside Group Ltd & Ors v RSM UK Audit LLP & Anor [2017] EWHC 6 (Comm) (09 January 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Harding v British Medical Association [2017] EWHC 5 (QB) (10 January 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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High Court judge condemns Leigh Day claimants for “deliberate disregard” of court order in £50m+ costs battle – Litigation Futures

Posted January 12th, 2017 in budgets, costs, expert witnesses, law firms, news by tracey

‘A High Court judge has “unequivocally” condemned claimants represented by group litigation specialists Leigh Day for “deliberate disregard of a court order” in a case where the costs of both sides were estimated at well over £50m.’

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litigation Futures, 10th January 2017

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Legal basis for striking terror targets set out – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 12th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, press releases, self-defence, speeches, terrorism by tracey

‘Attorney General Jeremy Wright will set out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017

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