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

Source: audioboom.com

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

ABSs can facilitate criminal legal aid revolution, argues former justice minister – Legal Futures

Posted May 21st, 2018 in alternative business structures, criminal justice, legal aid, news by sally

‘The legal market is “totally fragmented, under-capitalised, technologically semi-illiterate and structurally redundant”, a former justice minister has claimed, arguing that a smaller number of big firms is the answer to the problems with criminal legal aid.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Woman who asked court to allow disabled daughter to die changes mind – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in care orders, children, consent, disabled persons, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A woman who thought that her severely disabled 11-year-old daughter should be allowed to die has told a family court judge that she has changed her mind.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hundreds of homeless people fined and imprisoned in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fines, homelessness, imprisonment, news by sally

‘Growing numbers of vulnerable homeless people are being fined, given criminal convictions and even imprisoned for begging and rough sleeping, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police officer who Tasered force’s race relations adviser is cleared by a judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 21st, 2018 in assault, news, police, weapons by sally

‘A police officer has been found not guilty of assault after Tasering a police race relations adviser in the face having mistaken him for a suspect.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in bills, data protection, internet, ministers' powers and duties, news by sally

‘The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social media firms after admitting only four of 14 invited to talks showed up.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Emotions run high as Grenfell Tower fire inquiry opens – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fire, health & safety, inquiries, news by sally

‘Almost a year after the Grenfell Tower fire, the first substantive hearings of the inquiry into the disaster will open on Monday with tributes from friends and relatives of the 72 victims.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Murder and fraud: What happened to Carole Packman? – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fraud, insurance, murder, news, parole by sally

‘For years Sam Gillingham believed her mum had walked out on her, but the truth began to emerge when her father tried to fake his own death. Russell Causley is now serving life for his wife’s murder. As his sentence is reviewed by the Parole Board, his daughter fears she may never know why her father murdered her mother.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

A life ‘completely destroyed’ by one paragraph of immigration law – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2018 in immigration, income tax, news by sally

‘Paragraph 322(5) has devastating conditions, as Sidharth Vijay found when he made a simple correction to his tax return.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 18th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1100 (17 May 2018)

Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ [2018] EWCA Civ 1099 (17 May 2018)

Villiers v Villiers [2018] EWCA Civ 1120 (17 May 2018)

Worthington & Anor v Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1125 (17 May 2018)

TZ (Pakistan) and PG (India) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1109 (17 May 2018)

Smith v Khan [2018] EWCA Civ 1137 (17 May 2018)

Woodeson & Anor v Credit Suisse (UK) Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1103 (17 May 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Walker & Ors v Mills & Anor [2018] EWHC 998 (Ch) (17 May 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Representation of children in public law proceedings – Ministry of Justice

Posted May 18th, 2018 in children, guardianship, legal representation, news by tracey

‘Children subject to public law cases are usually represented by both a publicly-funded legal representative and a Cafcass guardian, known as the ‘tandem model’ of representation. This research explored how this model is working in practice during public law proceedings, and whether any reforms to the model are feasible or appropriate to ensure the rights of the child are safeguarded, efficient judicial case management is supported and public resources are effectively allocated.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th May 2018

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

Travelling home with your baby after surrogacy abroad – the options – Family Law

Posted May 18th, 2018 in children, citizenship, immigration, news, passports, surrogacy by tracey

‘Your most pressing concern if you have a baby born through international surrogacy may be how quickly you can get home after he or she is born. This is often the first question we get asked when advising parents planning overseas surrogacy. UK immigration law in surrogacy cases is complex because there is no clear single process which applies to everyone, everywhere. There are number of different possible paths and which is the best one for you will depend on your personal circumstances and the country in which your baby is born.’

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Family Law, 18th May 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

BSB agrees actions to tackle unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 18th, 2018 in barristers, harassment, press releases, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced how it intends to work with the profession to make further progress in eliminating the discrimination, harassment and other unfair treatment of female barristers.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 17th May 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Bar Council backs Justice Committee concerns over increasing small claims limit – The Bar Council

Posted May 18th, 2018 in personal injuries, press releases, select committees, small claims by tracey

‘Yesterday’s report from the Justice Select Committee highlighted concerns over plans to increase the small claims limit to £5,000 which, according to the Bar Council, could undermine access to justice for those injured in accidents.’

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The Bar Council, 18th May 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

CPS fined £325k for losing DVDs containing victim interviews – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2018 in encryption, fines, news, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £325,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for losing unencrypted DVDs containing interviews with 15 victims of child sex abuse to be used at a trial. The sanction comes just over two years after being fined £200,000 for losing sensitive material.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th May 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk