High Court upgrades solicitor’s “lenient” fine to strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was too lenient in only fining a solicitor who had clients pay money into his personal bank account, High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Rochdale road rage peacemaker’s axe attackers jailed – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘A tree surgeon nearly died in a “barbaric” axe attack when a road rage dispute turned a street into a battleground, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regulator acts after ‘illegal’ airport parking scheme collapses – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘Investors who put their money into an airport parking scheme that went into liquidation earlier this year are hoping for compensation after the Financial Conduct Authority announced it was taking legal action against those behind the scheme.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Drill rapper Rico Racks jailed and banned from rapping certain words – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘Rico Racks, a London drill rapper, has been jailed for three years for drug offences and issued with an order that forbids him from rapping certain words.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Libor rigging inquiry shut down by Serious Fraud Office – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘An investigation into the rigging of Libor, the benchmark interest rate that tracks the cost of borrowing cash, has been unexpectedly closed.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CJC group fails to agree fixed costs for clin neg cases – Litigation Futures

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The working group charged with agreeing fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) for clinical negligence claims worth up to £25,000 has been unable to do so, although it has made progress on process changes.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th October 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Whistleblowing judges: protected by human rights? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The UK Supreme Court has unanimously granted an appeal by a district judge against the Court of Appeal’s decision that she did not qualify as a “worker” under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (the “1996 Act”), and therefore could not benefit from the whistleblowing protections it conferred.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th October 2019

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

New Judgment: Routier v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2019] UKSC 43 – UKSC Blog

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The issue in this appeal was whether a movement of capital between the United Kingdom and Jersey should be regarded as an internal transaction taking place within a single member state for the purposes of article 56 of the Treaty Establishing the European Community; and if not, whether the refusal of relief under section 23 in respect of the gift to the Coulter Trust is justifiable under EU law.’

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UKSC Blog, 16th October 2019

Source: ukscblog.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 21st, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Brown v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1724 (18 October 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

)Litwinczuk v The Circuit Court In Szczecin, Poland [2019] EWHC 2745 (Admin) (18 October 2019)

Professional Standards Authority for Health And Social Care v General Dental Council & Anor [2019] EWHC 2640 (Admin) (18 October 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Engineering Equipment And Materials Users Association Ltd v JLT Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 2753 (Ch) (18 October 2019)

Future Publishing Ltd v Edge Interactive Media Inc & Ors [2019] EWHC 2752 (Ch) (17 October 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

ACON Equity Management, LLC v Apple Bidco Ltd [2019] EWHC 2750 (Comm) (21 October 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

Akhmedova v Akhmedov & Ors [2019] EWHC 2732 (Fam) (17 October 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Roundshield Partners LLP v Ciudad Real International Airport SL & Ors [2019] EWHC 2733 (QB) (17 October 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

AQA could face class action suit from parents of children who were possibly given ‘incorrect’ grades – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The UK’s biggest exam board could face class action from parents, following revelations that answers were being “remarked” by the same examiners.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rent payments, unless orders and relief from sanction – Nearly Legal

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘This is not really a housing case, being a commercial lease dispute, but there are a couple of points about relief from sanction and rent payments that are worthy of noting.’

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Nearly Legal, 16th October 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Official worried that lawyers might “abuse” reformed DBAs – Litigation Futures

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The government needs to be sure that allowing hybrid damages-based agreements (DBAs) will not encourage abuse by lawyers, such as speculative litigation, the civil servant in charge of civil litigation reform has warned.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th October 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Barristers warned over social media misuse “at all times” – Legal Futures

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘Barristers who use social media inappropriately will face disciplinary action even if they believe they are doing so in their private capacity, the Bar Standards Board has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Court asked to consider if PM’s Brexit delay tactic is lawful – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘Scotland’s highest court is to consider whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully complied with a law requiring him to ask for a Brexit delay.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Shard freeclimber faces court case over breach of injunction – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in news by sally

‘The freeclimber who scaled the Shard in July is being taken to court by the skyscraper’s owners for breaching an injunction.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Maids Moreton: Ben Field jailed for author’s murder – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2019 in murder, news, poisoning, sentencing, wills by tracey

‘A churchwarden who murdered an author to inherit his estate has been jailed for a minimum of 36 years.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dad who raped daughters given 40-year term at Swansea Crown Court – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2019 in incest, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who fathered at least six children with his own daughter has been handed a 40-year extended life sentence.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 18th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

C (A Child) (Schedule 2, Paragraph 19, Children Act 1989) [2019] EWCA Civ 1714 (17 October 2019)

Great Dunmow Estates Ltd v Crest Nicholson Operations Ltd & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1683 (17 October 2019)

Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1720 (17 October 2019)

Knibbs & Ors v Revenue And Customs [2019] EWCA Civ 1719 (17 October 2019)

O (Committal: Legal Representation) [2019] EWCA Civ 1721 (17 October 2019)

Bath Hill Court (Bournemouth) Management Company Ltd v Coletta [2019] EWCA Civ 1707 (17 October 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

R v S [2019] EWCA Crim 1728 (17 October 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Solicitors Regulation Authority v Siaw [2019] EWHC 2737 (Admin) (18 October 2019)

London Borough of Islington v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government & Anor [2019] EWHC 2691 (Admin) (17 October 2019)

Wells, R (On the Application Of) v Parole Board [2019] EWHC 2710 (Admin) (17 October 2019)

Pegram v Director of Public Prosecutions [2019] EWHC 2673 (Admin) (17 October 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Rwamba v The Secretary of State for Business Energy And Industrial Strategy [2019] EWHC 2669 (Ch) (17 October 2019)

UTB LLC v Sheffield United Ltd [2019] EWHC 2744 (Ch) (17 October 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Leidos Inc v The Hellenic Republic [2019] EWHC 2738 (Comm) (17 October 2019)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Triumph Controls- UK Ltd & Anor v Primus International Holding Company & Ors [2019] EWHC 2722 (TCC) (15 October 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Post-Legislative Memorandum: The Defamation Act 2013 – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 18th, 2019 in defamation, legislation, news, reports, select committees by tracey

‘This post-legislative memorandum contains information on the operation of the Defamation Act 2013 for consideration by the Justice Select Committee.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th October 2019

Source: www.gov.uk

Law Commissions looks to future with self-driving vehicles – Law Commission

Posted October 18th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, Law Commission, press releases, reports, road traffic by tracey

‘Law Commissions publish proposals on the regulation of highly automated vehicles that operate without a driver (or “user-in-charge”).’

Full press release

Law Commission, 16th October 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk