FCA moves to clarify scope of regulation of account information services under PSD2 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Service providers that help other businesses to pool information from different payment accounts on behalf of customers will not be subject to regulation under new UK payment services laws if they do not deliver the aggregated data to the customer themselves, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th September 2017

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Facebook and Twitter trolls could be banned from voting to stop them abusing politicians – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Social media trolls could be banned from voting under tough new measures outlined by the elections watchdog to crackdown on the abuse of politicians.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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Trade Marks and Passing off – Coreix Ltd v Coretx Holdings Plc and Others – NIPC Law

Posted September 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘This was a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off and an application for the cancellation of CORETX as a UK trade mark. The action was brought by Coreix Ltd. (“Coreix”) which was the registered proprietor of the word mark COREIX. The defendants are members of a group of companies that include the word CORETX in their corporate names, have registered CORETX sign as a word mark and supply ICT services under that mark as well as a device mark that includes the word CORETX.’

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NIPC Law, 11th September 2017

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Home Office launches inquiry into G4S finances – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Claims that G4S gave inaccurate financial information about the running of two immigration centres are being investigated, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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Birmingham fashion designer jailed for fake Oscar-ticket fraud – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘A fashion designer who duped investors into buying fake tickets to the Oscars, telling one couple they would sit on Julia Roberts’ table, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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Women who had relationships with police spies criticise inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in news by sally

‘Women who were deceived into sexual relationships with undercover police officers have called for an urgent meeting with the home secretary over fears the official public inquiry lacks openness and fails to recognise claims of institutional sexism within the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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Software tools can benefit from VAT exemption, rules UK Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 19th, 2017 in computer programs, EC law, news, tribunals, VAT by tracey

‘A software tool can qualify for a VAT exemption, the UK’s First Tier Tribunal has ruled, rejecting arguments from HMRC that the provision of IT tools cannot benefit from an exemption in the EU VAT Directive.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2017

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Judge blasts lack of therapy for mother faced with losing second child – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2017 in adoption, care orders, local government, mental health, news, social services by tracey

‘A Family Court judge has questioned the spending of money on the issuing of legal proceedings and on psychological evidence when this expenditure is incurred before attempts have been made at therapeutic support, in a case where a vulnerable mother was faced with the loss of a second child to adoption.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2017

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Council wins test appeal case against lettings agency ‘administration fees’ – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 19th, 2017 in appeals, fees, landlord & tenant, local government, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Camden Council has successfully appealed to the Upper Tribunal against a leading estate agency, Foxtons, using the term “administration fees” in their lettings agency work.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2017

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High Court to hear appeal over decision to cut hourly rates in budget after doing same to incurred costs – Litigation Futures

Posted September 19th, 2017 in appeals, budgets, costs, news by tracey

‘The High Court is set to provide guidance on whether a costs judge who reduces the hourly rates for incurred costs should then do the same to budgeted costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th September 2017

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Central storage of electronic bundles in family cases “will begin in early 2018” – Legal Futures

Posted September 19th, 2017 in case management, electronic filing, family courts, news by tracey

‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is to start hosting digital family court bundles centrally next year as part of its project to digitise the courts, it has emerged in a briefing sent to family judges.’

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Legal Futures, 19th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Men jailed for buying and selling illegal guns and ammunition – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 19th, 2017 in firearms, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed today (18 September) after running an operation to sell illegal guns and ammunition to criminals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 19th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Citizens UK v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 2301 (Admin) (18 September 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who posed as a Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent images has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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People smuggling gang members jailed – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in conspiracy, gangs, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Six members of a “professionally organised criminal organisation” who profited from human trafficking have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Biker jailed for wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking M6 stunts – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2017 in dangerous driving, disqualification, motorcycles, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Pawel Zietowski jailed for eight months after driving at up to 117mph and practising “hair-raising” stunts on motorway.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

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Former receptionist collapses in court after judge rules against her bid for half of ex-boyfriend’s business​ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in agreements, cohabitation, news by tracey

‘A woman collapsed in court after a judge ruled that her ex-boyfriend had not promised to marry her and she did not have a claim for a half-share of his business. After Judge Alan Johns QC ruled against Gillian Turner, fell onto the desk in front of her and was given first aid treatment from court staff.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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CMA fines estate agents cartel £370,000 for rate fixing – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2017 in competition, estate agents, news, price fixing by tracey

‘A group of estate agents who secretly conspired to keep their fees high to make “as much profit as possible” have been fined £370,000 for operating an illegal cartel.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

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Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in burglary, crime, firearms, murder, news, self-defence by tracey

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

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Couple who disguised house as a garage told to tear it down – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2017 in enforcement, news, planning by tracey

‘A couple who disguised a house as a garage and lived in it for four years have been ordered to tear it down.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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