What is GDPR and how will it affect you? – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in data protection, EC law, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘You could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law created to fill your inbox with identikit warnings from every company you have ever interacted with online that “the privacy policy has changed” and pleas to “just click here so we can stay in touch”.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Patients lose hip replacement court case – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in compensation, health, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Hundreds of patients have lost the first round of a legal battle for compensation at the High Court over allegedly “defective” hip implants.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenants – Nearly Legal

‘The Court of Appeal on an instance of tenancy management going bad, very bad indeed. And the landlord losing a claim against them for damages for harassment under Protection from Harassment Act 1997.’

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Nearly Legal, 20th May 2018

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‘Laughing gas’ driver jailed over A41 fatal crash – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who inhaled laughing gas while driving at high speed before crashing and killing two women has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Navigators Insurance Company Ltd & Ors v Atlasnavios-Navegacao LDA [2018] UKSC 26 (22 May 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1176 (22 May 2018)

High Court (Patents Court)

Apple Retail UK Ltd & Ors v Qualcomm (UK) Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 1188 (Pat) (22 May 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Lesforis v Tolias [2018] EWHC 1225 (QB) (21 May 2018)

HJ v Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 1227 (QB) (21 May 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Google sued for ‘clandestine tracking’ of 4.4m UK iPhone users’ browsing data – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in data protection, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Google is being sued in the high court for as much as £3.2bn for the alleged “clandestine tracking and collation” of personal information from 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Court of Appeal on illegal eviction – quantum and heads of claim – Nearly Legal

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in appeals, housing, illegality, landlord & tenant, news, repossession by sally

‘Mrs S was the wife of Mr S, married in 2011. (Mrs S had leave to remain in the UK but no recourse to public funds, just to explain some odd bits along the way). In June 2014, Mr S took an assured shorthold tenancy of a flat from Mr K, the landlord for a 12 month term. The rent was paid from Mr S’ housing benefit.’

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Nearly Legal, 18th May 2018

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Can the Grenfell Inquiry can be a truly modern public inquiry? – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in diversity, fire, health & safety, housing, inquiries, judiciary, news by sally

‘The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle and the start of the first phase of hearings in the Grenfell Inquiry occurred within hours of each other but could not have been more different in terms of how they were received by the British public.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd May 2018

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Leveson 2: government to be taken to court over cancelled inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in corruption, inquiries, judicial review, media, news by sally

‘Press regulation campaigners have been given the go-ahead to take the government to court over its decision to cancel the second part of the Leveson inquiry into the activities of the media.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

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Attorney general defies call to give £400m windfall to UK charities – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in attorney general, charities, news by sally

‘The attorney general has applied to the high court to free up at least £400m from a fund that has effectively been frozen, in order to reduce the UK’s massive national debt.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2018

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Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in consent, data protection, EC law, electronic mail, news, regulations by sally

‘The vast majority of emails flooding inboxes across Europe from companies asking for consent to keep recipients on their mailing list are unnecessary and some may be illegal, privacy experts have said, as new rules over data privacy come into force at the end of this week.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Moped crime: New rules to protect police pursuit drivers – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in careless driving, dangerous driving, motorcycles, news, police by sally

‘Police drivers will have more legal protection if they are involved in a crash, in a bid to tackle criminals on mopeds, as part of Home Office plans.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Chief Coroner publishes new guidance following Mary Hassell JR – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in burials and cremation, coroners, delay, human rights, news by sally

‘The Chief Coroner has issued guidance following the judgment of the Divisional Court in R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018] EWHC 969 (Admin) (“the AYBS Case”).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th May 2018

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Right to see Parole Board decisions comes into force – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in criminal justice, disclosure, news, parole, reasons by sally

‘Members of the public will be able to request summaries of Parole Board decisions on whether prisoners are safe to release under a law change prompted by the handling of the case of serial sex attacker John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 21st, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Composition of Tribunal) (Amendment) Order 2018

The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018

The Education (Postgraduate Doctoral Degree Loans and the Education (Student Loans) (Repayment) (Amendment) (No. 2) etc.) Regulations 2018

The Passenger Name Record Data and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Just four of 100 highest-earning criminal defence barristers are women – Legal Futures

Posted May 21st, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, news, remuneration, women by sally

‘Women barely feature among the top 100 criminal defence barristers when judged by earnings, new figures have shown, and the Bar has been warned that the government could use EU rules on equality in procurement to force change.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Courts Service to use lessons of online divorce pilot to develop digital family law service – Legal Futures

Posted May 21st, 2018 in divorce, electronic filing, family courts, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Courts Service has laid out how it will develop its new online divorce facility, starting with enabling lawyers to submit petitions on behalf of clients.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Law Pod UK Ep. 32: The Right to Be Forgotten – 1 COR

Posted May 21st, 2018 in internet, news, podcasts, privacy by sally

‘Dominic Ruck-Keene and Rosalind English discuss the latest case involving the internet search engine Google, and an individual’s right to be forgotten.’

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Law Pod UK, 16th May 2018

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Brexit implications for family law analysed in panel discussion at European Parliament – Family Law

Posted May 21st, 2018 in divorce, EC law, families, family courts, foreign jurisdictions, news by sally

‘Four family law experts took part in a panel discussion at the European Parliament yesterday to discuss the implications for family law of the UK leaving the EU.’

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Family Law, 18th May 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 21st, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Mason, R (on the application of) v Crown Court at Winchester & Anor [2018] EWHC 1182 (Admin) (18 May 2018)

Kafagi v JBW Group Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1157 (18 May 2018)

Vickerage v Cunningham [2018] EWCA Civ 1164 (17 May 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Wikstrom v Serious Fraud Office [2018] EWCA Crim 1155 (18 May 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Lewicki v Preliminary Investigation Tribunal of Napoli, Italy [2018] EWHC 1160 (Admin) (18 May 2018)

IC, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1164 (Admin) (18 May 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Kyte v Revenue And Customs [2018] EWHC 1146 (Ch) (18 May 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Ford v Halil & Anor [2018] EWHC 1213 (Fam) (09 May 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

NAX v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 1170 (QB) (18 May 2018)

Buzzfeed Inc & Anor v Gubarev & Ors [2018] EWHC 1201 (QB) (18 May 2018)

Chaggar v Chaggar & Anor [2018] EWHC 1203 (QB) (18 May 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org