Court throws out arbitration award over email error – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘The High Court has set aside a final arbitration award because it was emailed to someone without authority to receive it.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st November 2017

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Toothpaste advert banned after it features naked model with onions – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘A toothpaste advert that featured a naked model next to a pile of onions has been banned for “objectifying” women.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2017

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I was a victim of undercover police abuse. I fear we won’t get justice – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Here in the Royal Courts of Justice we are listening for crumbs of information about the officers who used and abused us. But nothing is revealed.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cyril Smith inquiry: PM’s pledge on ex-Rochdale MP’s documents – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Prime Minister Theresa May has made assurances documents relating to the late Cyril Smith will not be withheld.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Paedophile convicted after 35 years when his victim recognised him in prison cell – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘A paedophile was brought to justice 35 years after abusing a six-year-old boy when he found himself in the same prison cell as his victim.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2017

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Caldey Island sexual abuse independent inquiry call – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Victims of historical sexual abuse at a monastery on Caldey Island deserve an independent inquiry, a support group has said.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Court of Appeal rejects challenge over power to close parks for festivals – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt to stop London boroughs holding large music festivals in public parks, setting up a potential Supreme Court challenge.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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Police face legal action over Luton airport terror detention – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘A man detained by the police on his way to a holiday in Rome is bringing legal action against Bedfordshire police for breaching his human rights.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Yet more on hijabs in primary schools – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘In September, we posted an item on the controversy over small girls wearing the hijab in British nurseries and primary schools. There were various reports (eg in The Sunday Times and the Evening Standard) that “Children as young as three are being allowed to wear the hijab in British nurseries and primary schools.” The ST reported that its own survey had found that a fifth of 800 primary schools, including Church of England schools, list the hijab as part of their uniform. The Department for Education said that uniform policies were for schools to decide, adding: “If a school decided to allow a pupil to wear a burqa, that would be up to the school.” ‘

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Law & Religion UK, 20th November 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

All Born Free and Equal? How Equality Underpins Our Human Rights – RightsInfo

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Equality pops up all the time when we talk about human rights. In fact, the very first article of the UN Convention on Human Rights states that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”’

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RightsInfo, 21st November 2017

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Claiming for the costs of a surrogacy arrangement: A new head of loss? – Family Law

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘They say that nothing can prepare you for the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to be a parent. But how would you feel if that opportunity was taken away from you because of the negligent action of someone else? In the recent case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 2318 (QB), XX received £74,000 for the cost of two surrogacies in the UK. This was because XX was unable to bear children as a direct consequence of her delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer.’

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Family Law, 21st November 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Judges under ‘intolerable pressure’ from social media, says new Lord Chief Justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Judges are being put under “intolerable pressure” by social media users who criticise their decisions, the Lord Chief Justice has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2017

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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Around 50 drug-driving prosecutions have been dropped because original test results may have been “manipulated”.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2017

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Trans women need access to rape and domestic violence services. Here’s why – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘All women face similar dangers, whether trans or not, and it’s distressing that some people seek to drive a wedge between our rights.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Home Office faces High Court hearing over policy on rough sleeping EEA nationals – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘The High Court is today [21 November] set to begin hearing a judicial review challenge to the Home Office’s policy towards rough sleeping EEA nationals.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK? – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘There are huge differences between UK and US media law – does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment?’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

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Law firm diversity “blocked by unconscious bias” – Legal Futures

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘Unconscious bias in legal businesses is hampering their success, inhibiting a diverse and inclusive sector, and damaging the experience of women and minorities in the workplace, according to a report.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd November 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Further education college wins court battle with vending company over fire – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘A judge has held a vending machine company responsible for fire damage at a further education college after a complex dispute involving conflicting views among expert witnesses.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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Rule of law in UK at risk after Brexit, says former supreme court president – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘The legal implications of leaving the EU have not been thought through, could overwhelm the supreme court and endanger the independence of the British judiciary, four senior retired judges have warned.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2017

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Law Society accreditation scheme advert ‘misled’ public – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in news by sally

‘The Law Society misled the public over the expertise of solicitors in a scheme set up to help property buyers and sellers in England and Wales, the advertising watchdog has ruled.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

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