Land owner wins Japanese knotweed blight fight in appeal court – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in appeals, damages, housing, local government, news by michael

‘A land owner has won a damages fight after complaining about Japanese knotweed encroaching from neighbouring land.’

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The Independent, 3rd February 2023

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Bill to extend maternity protections passes in House of Commons – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in bills, employment, equality, news, pregnancy, redundancy, sex discrimination, women by michael

‘A push to secure better protection from maternity discrimination has taken a step forward, after a bill extending maternity protections passed its final stage in the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2023

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Law change needed to keep transgender women out of female sport – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in equality, gender, news, sport, transgender persons by michael

‘The Government is under pressure to change the law so that UK sporting bodies can exclude transgender women from female competition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2022

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Gary Glitter freed from jail after serving half of 16-year sentence – The Guardian

‘Gary Glitter has been freed from prison after serving half of his 16-year sentence for sexual abuse crimes, it has been reported.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2023

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Man admits treason charge over Queen crossbow threat – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in firearms, guilty pleas, news, royal family, treason by michael

‘A man who arrived at Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow and told a protection officer “I am here to kill the Queen” has pleaded guilty to a charge under the Treason Act.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2023

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Government publishes draft ‘fire and rehire’ Code of Practice – OUT-LAW.com

‘Ed Goodwyn tells HRNews about the UK government’s proposed statutory dismissal and re-engagement code.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd February 2023

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Scammer jailed for trying to steal £2.1m left by friend to air ambulance charity – The Independent

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in charities, executors, forgery, fraud, imprisonment, news, sentencing, wills by michael

‘A scammer who tried to steal more than £2 million left by an elderly friend to an air ambulance charity before she died of cancer has been jailed for five years and three months.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2023

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Andrew Barlow: Serial rapist due to be released despite appeal – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in appeals, expert witnesses, news, parole, psychiatrists, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘A man who was jailed for 13 rapes is due to be released despite an appeal from the justice secretary.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2023

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Ex-student police officer jailed for sending sexual messages to young girl – The Independent

‘A former student police officer has been jailed for sending sexual messages and explicit images of himself to a nine-year-old girl.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2023

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Hunter Mathias murder: Father jailed for life for killing infant son – BBC News

‘A father who shook his nine-week-old baby to death during a “momentary” loss of temper has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2023

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Prosecutors drop attempted rape case against Mason Greenwood – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there was “no longer a realistic prospect of conviction” after key witnesses withdrew their cooperation from the investigation.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2023

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Omagh bombing: UK government announces independent statutory inquiry – BBC News

‘There will be an independent statutory inquiry into the Omagh bombing, the UK government has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2023

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Case Comment: McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) v Glasgow City Council [2023] UKSC 1 – UKSC Blog

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in community care, disabled persons, news, Scotland, social services, Supreme Court by sally

‘In this post, Erin Crawley, a trainee solicitor in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes team at CMS, comments on the case of McCue (as guardian for Andrew McCue) v Glasgow City Council [2023] UKSC 1.’

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UKSC Blog, 2nd February 2023

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Latest lawsuit shows brain injuries are factor at all levels of rugby – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in class actions, negligence, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘It’s been a fortnight since the letters of claim went out in the latest round of legal action against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union. Here in the Guardian we ran an interview with one of the claimants, 48-year-old Alex Abbey, who was diagnosed with probable CTE in 2015, 12 years on from the end of a club rugby career in which he suffered multiple concussions. Abbey is one of 55 former amateur players involved in the case. It is a much smaller group than the 225 former professionals involved in the first lawsuit we reported on in 2020, but, for the authorities, it could be even more damaging.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2023

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1,500 more patients of jailed breast surgeon Ian Paterson recalled – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in doctors, hospitals, medical records, medical treatment, news, wounding by sally

‘Health officials are recalling a further 1,500 patients of the jailed breast surgeon Ian Paterson, more than two decades after he treated them, after the discovery of an old IT database.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2023

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Now What? – The Contesting of Lisa Marie Presley’s Will (Lessons for English Law Testators) – Mills & Reeve

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in amendments, news, trusts, wills, witnesses by sally

‘Priscilla Presley, mother of the recently deceased Lisa Marie Presley, has launched a legal challenge to contest the validity of her late daughter’s Will. The challenge relates to a 2016 Amendment to her daughter’s Will which has the effect of removing Priscilla from her role as trustee of her daughter’s estate, significantly reducing the say that she has over how her daughter’s estate will be managed.’

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Mills & Reeve, 1st February 2023

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Hull man jailed for killing two boys in Anlaby Road bike crash – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver who killed two boys while using a bus lane “as a racetrack” has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2023

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Unravelling a mental health moratorium – Nearly Legal

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in debts, enforcement, mental health, mortgages, news, repossession by sally

Mr Kaye applied “to cancel the Current Moratorium pursuant to Regulation 19 on the grounds that (1) Mr Kaye’s interests as a judgment creditor are unfairly prejudiced by the moratorium and (2) there has been a material irregularity in that Ms Lees did not meet the relevant eligibility criteria when the application for the Current Moratorium was made (Reg 17(2)) and that the application was not made bona fide.” He also sought an injunction to restrain Ms Lees from entering a further moratorium for a period of 60 days.

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Nearly Legal, 1st February 2023

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Two men jailed for life over £4.6m London property fraud murder – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in elderly, fraud, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A fraudster and his accomplice have been jailed for at least 35 years for murdering a 71-year-old businesswoman in a £4.6m scam to plunder her life savings.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2023

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Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2023 in energy, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘Households in England face fines of up to £300 and even criminal records if they flout new log burner rules.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2023

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