Home Office criticised for failures in reforms to criminal records vetting – The Guardian

‘The Home Office has been accused of running a “masterclass in incompetence” over its attempts to improve the criminal records checking scheme.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Blogger Alison Chabloz guilty over anti-Semitic songs – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in freedom of expression, internet, news, racism by sally

‘A blogger has been found guilty of broadcasting anti-Semitic songs on Youtube.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Carroll ‘massively disappointed’ by £200,000 fraud trial collapse – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, fraud, horse racing, news, sport by sally

‘Tony Carroll said on Thursday that the collapse of a six-week fraud trial, which arose from a complaint he made against a former employee, was “a massive disappointment” to him and owners at his Worcestershire yard. The veteran trainer issued a categorical denial of “any suggestion that I directed the defendant’s activity”, which was the contention put forward by James Hamer’s defence team during the trial at Hereford crown court.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Data Protection Act finalised in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 25th, 2018 in data protection, news by sally

‘New UK data protection laws have been finalised.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th May 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Ministry of Justice unveils legislation that will allow judges to delegate “routine” work to court staff – Litigation Futures

Posted May 25th, 2018 in bills, civil procedure rules, courts, judiciary, lists, news by sally

‘Legislation to allow judges to delegate tasks to court staff was announced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) yesterday as it emerged that the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) has already begun looking at the issue.’

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Litigation Futures,24th May 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Armed robber in drag jailed for Liverpool sex shop raid – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in firearms, news, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A robber who held up a sex shop at gunpoint while wearing make-up, a wig, and a bright red dress has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Army sergeant guilty of trying to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 25th, 2018 in attempts, murder, news, retrials by sally

‘The “very dangerous, coercive and manipulative” physical training instructor showed no emotion as he was convicted on Thursday of two counts of attempted murder and a third count of damaging the gas fitting recklessly endangering life following a retrial at Winchester Crown Court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th May 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in hospitals, news, smoking, Wales by sally

‘Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Katie Hopkins wins complaint against Mirror for ketamine headline – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in complaints, internet, media, news by sally

‘Katie Hopkins has won a complaint against the Mirror after a report on the newspaper’s website left the impression that she was prevented from leaving South Africa for taking drugs rather than because she had been detained for allegedly spreading racial hatred.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police mugshot deletion scheme criticised for lack of transparency – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in criminal records, facial mapping, news, police, select committees by sally

‘Thousands of innocent people who have been questioned by police may not know they can have their mugshots deleted, a Commons report has warned.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Student ordered to pay more than £800 after ‘disgusting’ racist chant – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in compensation, fines, guilty pleas, news, racism, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A law student has admitted racially aggravated harassment after mobile phone footage captured “disgusting” racist chanting at a university halls of residence.’

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The Guardian, May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ambit of Code of Conduct – Local Government Law

Posted May 24th, 2018 in bullying, harassment, judicial review, local government, news, ultra vires by tracey

‘The main issue in R (Harvey) v Ledbury Town Council (2018) EWHC 1151 (Admin) was an issue as to jurisdiction, namely a dispute between the parties as to whether it was open to the Council to proceed against a member outside its Code of Conduct under the Localism Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”). Cockerill J held that the Council by doing so acted ultra vires. It was contrary to the intention of Parliament as expressed in the 2011 Act to run a process in tandem with or as an alternative to the Code of Conduct process envisaged by the 2011 Act.’

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Local Government Law, 23rd May 2018

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 24th, 2018 in data protection, energy, legislation, utilities by tracey

Data Protection Act 2018

Smart Meters Act 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 24th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2018

The Digital Economy Act 2017 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2018

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (No. 2) Order 2018

The Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Jersey) Order 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 24th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Jones v Birmingham City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 1189 (23 May 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Attorney-General v Forsythe-Wilding [2018] EWCA Crim 1180 (23 May 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Hayes v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2018] EWHC 1248 (Admin) (23 May 2018)

McCarthy and Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd & Ors, R (on the application of) v Greater London Authority [2018] EWHC 1202 (Admin) (23 May 2018)

Kay & Anor, R (on the application of) v Leeds Magistrates’ Court & Anor [2018] EWHC 1233 (Admin) (23 May 2018)

Haworth, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue And Customs [2018] EWHC 1271 (Admin) (23 May 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

CC v TD [2018] EWHC 1240 (QB) (23 May 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Council “did not have vires to lease part of common to pre-school nursery” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 24th, 2018 in commons, education, leases, local government, news, ultra vires by tracey

‘The London Borough of Wandsworth did not have the vires to lease premises situated on a common to a private pre-school operator, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Home Secretary Police Federation speech 2018 – Home Office

Posted May 24th, 2018 in crime, police, speeches by tracey

‘The Home Secretary delivered a speech on his vision for the government’s relationship with the police.’

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Home Office, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Cyber and International Law in the 21st Century – Attorney General’s Office

Posted May 24th, 2018 in computer crime, international law, internet, speeches by tracey

‘The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP this morning set out the UK’s position on applying international law to cyberspace. This is the first time a Government Minister has set out the UK view on record.’

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

Gauke: criminal bar’s action to disrupt the courts is unacceptable – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 24th, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, fees, industrial action, legal aid, news by tracey

‘A dispute between the government and the criminal bar over legal aid fees shows no signs of being resolved soon, after the lord chancellor said he was disappointed by the action being taken by advocates and declaring that any disruption to the courts is “unacceptable”‘.

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th May 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New legislation will modernise the courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 24th, 2018 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, judiciary, lists, press releases by tracey

‘The Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill will increase efficiency by allowing greater flexibility to deploy the right judge to the right case.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 23rd May 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice