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Speech by Lord Justice Irwin: Complexity and Obscurity in the Law, and how we might mitigate them – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Lord Justice Irwin: Complexity and Obscurity in the Law, and how we might mitigate them.’

Full speech

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 19th April 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Devon rapist who pretended to be ghost jailed for 26 years – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2018 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A rapist who manipulated a girl into having sex with him by pretending to be a ghost has been jailed for 26 years.’

Full Story

BBC News, 19th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Nestlé’s KitKat dealt blow in trademark battle as EU adviser says it is not distinctive enough – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 20th, 2018 in EC law, food, news, trade marks by sally

‘KitKat faces the loss of EU trade mark protection for its four-fingered chocolate bar, after a senior adviser to the European Court of Justice said the shape was not recognised by customers in enough countries.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 20th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The International Tax Compliance (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Focus on persuading me, not drowning me in paper, Court of Appeal judge urges advocates – Litigation Futures

Posted April 20th, 2018 in advocacy, case management, judges, news by sally

‘A Court of Appeal judge has urged advocates to focus on persuading the judges in front of them and not drowning the court with “excessively long and complex” skeleton arguments, which he described as a “curse”.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 20th April 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Juror jailed for taking bribe during £7m cocaine dealing trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 20th, 2018 in bribery, juries, news, Scotland, sentencing by sally

‘A juror has been jailed for six years after accepting a bribe during a £7 million cocaine dealing trial, which saw the defendants walk free.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 20th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Abrahall & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 796 (19 April 2018)

Reedbase Ltd & Anor v Fattal & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 840 (19 April 2018)

Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 817 (19 April 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

AL, R (On the Application Of) v XYZ Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 856 (Admin) (19 April 2018)

Fitzgerald v Preston Crown Court & Anor [2018] EWHC 804 (Admin) (18 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ali & Anor v Channel 5 Broadcast Ltd [2018] EWHC 840 (Ch) (19 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd & Ors v Systems Equipment Telecommunications Services SAL [2018] EWHC 702 (Comm) (19 April 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

A Local Authority v X & Ors [2018] EWHC 874 (Fam) (19 April 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 796 (QB) (19 April 2018)

Health & Case Management Ltd v The Physiotherapy Network Ltd [2018] EWHC 869 (QB) (19 April 2018)

Gujra v Roath & Anor [2018] EWHC 854 (QB) (19 April 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

BSB investigates how chambers advertise for and recruit pupils to check for “unjustified” barriers – Legal Futures

Posted April 20th, 2018 in advertising, barristers, diversity, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is reviewing whether there are “unjustified and discriminatory barriers to pupillage” at the advertising and recruitment stage, Legal Futures can reveal.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 20th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bedford barber jailed for head-shave ‘punishment’ – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2018 in assault, news, sentencing by sally

‘A barber who shaved a 10-year-old boy’s head as a “punishment” has been jailed for eight months.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Snapchat ban for jailed Burton child groomers – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2018 in child abuse, guilty pleas, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Four men jailed for child grooming and treating “teenage girls like trophies” have been banned from using Snapchat.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK makes changes to international tax treaty notifications – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 20th, 2018 in news, taxation, treaties by sally

‘The UK has announced a number of modifications to the provisional list of “reservations and notifications” related to the entry into force of the multilateral instrument (MLI) on international tax treaty related measures.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in gender, human rights, news, passports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Issuing gender-neutral passports would not require any change in UK law and the documents would be recognised internationally, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Appeal court: landlord withholding planning consent was unreasonable – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 19th, 2018 in appeals, consent, enfranchisement, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘A commercial landlord acted unreasonably by withholding from a tenant its consent to apply for planning permission to change the use of the middle two storeys of a building from commercial to residential, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Can we build AI that doesn’t turn on us? Is it already too late? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 19th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘A report from the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has made a number of recommendations for the UK’s approach to the rise of algorithms. The report ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?’ suggests the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks of AI outstripping human intelligence.’

Full Story

UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Ethics expert calls on SRA to take tougher approach to NDAs – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) needs to take a tougher approach to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), a leading legal ethics expert has told MPs.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 19th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB publishes a new guide for barristers working with vulnerable immigration clients – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published an online guide to assist immigration barristers when they work closely with vulnerable clients. The new resource will help immigration barristers to identify, assess and manage vulnerability as well as help them to meet their regulatory and other legal duties.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 18th April 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 19th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Morris-Garner & Anor v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20 (18 April 2018)

Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 21 (18 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Openwork Ltd v Forte [2018] EWCA Civ 783 (18 April 2018)

C (Children : Fact-Finding) [2018] EWCA Civ 801 (18 April 2018)

The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond v 4-6 Trinity Church Square Freehold Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 764 (18 April 2018)

HM Customs and Revenue v Raftopoulou [2018] EWCA Civ 818 (18 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Proles v Kohli [2018] EWHC 767 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Lord Ltd v HSBC Bank Plc [2018] EWHC 860 (Comm) (18 April 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Ors [2018] EWHC 818 (Fam) (11 April 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Heeds v Cleveland Police & Anor [2018] EWHC 810 (QB) (18 April 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd v Sarens (UK) Ltd [2018] EWHC 827 (TCC) (18 April 2018)

Colas Ltd & Ors v Transport for London [2018] EWHC 831 (TCC) (18 April 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Court of Protection approves administration of medication by deception – Family Law

Posted April 19th, 2018 in Court of Protection, medical ethics, medicines, news by sally

‘Private Client analysis: Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, of 39 Essex Chambers, examines the decision of the Court of Protection in Re AB [2016] EWCOP 66 to approve deceiving a person lacking mental capacity in order to administer her medication.’

Full Story

Family Law, 19th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Employment tribunal vindicates law firm’s denial that former employee was disabled – Legal Futures

‘A judge has dismissed a claim by a law firm paralegal that he was the victim of disability discrimination, finding he had “dishonestly” altered a document about his medical condition and that, in any case, he had not told his employer about his supposed post-traumatic stress disorder.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 18th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Redvers Bickley jailed for life for killing housemate Tyler Denton – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his housemate and stabbed three members of her family has been sentenced to life in prison.’

Full Story

BBC News, 18th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk