Modern slavery trial judge investigated over Traveller comments – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A crown court judge is being investigated over comments he made about the Traveller community when sentencing 11 members of the same family for modern slavery offences.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

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Ex-employee of adult care department fined for taking personal data – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A former employee of Leicester City Council’s adult social care department has been fine for unlawfully obtaining personal data.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th September 2017

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Inns of Court accused of not doing enough to combat homophobia as research uncovers discrimination – Legal Futures

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Many LGBT+ barristers believe the Inns of Court are not doing enough to combat homophobia at the Bar, according to a ground-breaking study which suggested that “homophobia is stronger at the Bar than in the general population”.’

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Legal Futures, 26th September 2017

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Petition started to change law over reporting of cat deaths on Britain’s roads – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A woman has started a petition to make it the law to have to report the death of a cat on Britain’s roads.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2017

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Campaign group chief found guilty of refusing to divulge passwords – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘The international director of the campaign organisation Cage has been convicted of a terrorist offence after refusing to hand over passwords to his mobile phone and laptop.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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Divorce and Family Trusts: Three lines of attack and how to shut them down – Family Law

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A spouse looking to make a claim over a family trust has three potential lines of attack. Each one can seriously dent family wealth if there is no planned and detailed defence in place. However, there are a number of practical steps ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals and their advisers can take to shut down all three lines of attack – and proactively secure family wealth for future generations.’

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Family Law, 25th September 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Snorkelling benefits cheat sentenced for ‘barefaced lies’ – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A benefits cheat caught out by holiday photos showing her snorkelling has been given an 18-month suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2017

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Prison inmates given life sentences for murder of convicted double killer – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Two prison inmates who murdered a convicted double killer in his cell after being “ordered by God” to attack him have both been handed life sentences.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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We need openness, not the “team view”, senior judges tell experts – Litigation Futures

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Senior judges have called on expert witnesses to show greater openness and avoid “hiding behind the team view”.’

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Litigation Futures, 25th September 2017

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You Can’t Have it Both Ways: Costs and Applications – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘In Higgins and others v (1) ERC Accountants and Business Advisers Ltd and (2) Granite Tax Ltd [2017] EWHC 2190 (Ch) His Honour Judge Pelling QC, sitting as a judge of the High Court, dealt with various applications relating to service of claim forms.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 25th September 2017

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Addison Lee wrongly classed drivers as self-employed, tribunal rules – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Drivers for London-based minicab company Addison Lee could be owed wages and holiday pay after an employment tribunal test case found that some had been wrongly classed as self-employed.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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Police chase laws to be reviewed amid fears officers are unable to tackle moped-riding criminals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Police chase laws are to be reviewed by the Government amid fears that officers are unable to effectively pursue and apprehend moped-riding criminals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2017

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Oxford medical student Lavinia Woodward spared jail for knife attack – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘An “extraordinary” Oxford University student has avoided jail for stabbing her boyfriend in the leg.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2017

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Drug dealer using dark web to sell fentanyl jailed for over 13 years – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A drug dealer who sold substances including the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl on the dark web has been jailed for more than 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2017

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The 14th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines: A Brief Commentary – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 25th, 2017 in damages, news, personal injuries by sally

‘On 17 September 2017 the new, 14th, Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases was published: replacing the previous 13th Edition, published in September 2015.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 22nd September 2017

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Refuse collector jailed for supplying drugs to 15-year-old girl who died – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2017 in children, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A refuse collector has been jailed for supplying drugs to a 15-year-old girl shortly before she collapsed and died.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2017

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Women lawyers “more risk averse” about applying for QC – Legal Futures

Posted September 25th, 2017 in barristers, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘A report from the body that oversees Queen’s Counsel appointments has recommended a raft of changes to encourage women to apply and bring the numbers of female silks nearer to the proportion eligible in the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 25th September 2017

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Rugby player jailed for killing girlfriend in drink-drive crash – despite her family’s plea for leniency – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 25th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, careless driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A rugby player who killed his girlfriend in a drink-drive car accident after being distracted by a “kiss” has been jailed for two years – despite her family’s plea for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2017

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Jackson: Most of the problems behind excessive costs are “sorted” or improving – Litigation Futures

Posted September 25th, 2017 in costs, fees, negligence, news by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson said yesterday that 10 of the 16 causes of excessive costs in civil litigation he identified eight years ago have been eliminated or are on the way to elimination.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd September 2017

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Two Buddhists fined £15,000 for releasing crustaceans into sea – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2017 in environmental protection, fines, news by sally

‘Two Buddhists who released £5,000 worth of crustaceans into the Channel as part of a religious ceremony have been fined almost £15,000 for causing “untold damage” to the environment.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2017

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