Wetherspoons wins court battle to reveal person behind ‘abusive’ parody account on Twitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘The identity of a mystery tweeter responsible for fake Wetherspoon Twitter accounts will be revealed to the pub chain following a judge’s ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2018

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Former Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sexually assaulting student in college room – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘A former Cambridge University rugby player has been locked up after forcing himself on a fellow student in her college bedroom..’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Judge rules to allow severely ill 11-month old to ‘die peacefully’ – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘A seriously ill 11-month-old girl who has spent her life in hospital should be allowed to die peacefully, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2018

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Judge rules doctors can amputate man’s foot against his wishes – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘A judge has ruled a man with severe gangrene in his foot will have it amputated against his wishes.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in news by tracey

‘A police officer who only joined the force “to gain the keys to a sweetshop” has been jailed for raping a girl.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2018

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 13th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

The UK Withdrawal From The European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) [2018] UKSC 64 (13 December 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Wolff v Trinity Logistics Usa Inc [2018] EWCA Civ 2765 (12 December 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pearse v Revenue and Customs [2018] EWHC 3422 (Ch) (12 December 2018)

The Competition And Markets Authority (CMA) v Concordia International Rx (UK) Ltd [2018] EWHC 3448 (Ch) (12 December 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Midnight Marine Ltd & Anor v Thomas Miller Speciality Underwriting Agency Ltd Re: LABHAULER [2018] EWHC 3431 (Comm) (12 December 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

University of Warwick v Balfour Beatty Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 3230 (TCC) (11 December 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Judge criticised for telling barrister to “get a life” – Litigation Futures

Posted December 13th, 2018 in accidents, appeals, barristers, damages, judges, news, professional conduct, road traffic by tracey

‘A judge who told a barrister to “get a life” has been criticised by a recorder who overturned his decision on appeal.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th December 2018

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Speech by the Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty to the Criminal Law Review Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted December 13th, 2018 in criminal justice, criminal procedure, judges, practice directions, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by the Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty to the Criminal Law Review Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 12th December 2018

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Home Office trying to force two disabled children to leave country – The Guardian

‘The Home Office is trying to force two British-born children with lifelong and complex physical and mental disabilities out of Britain in a move which experts say breaches UK and UN law.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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Girl starved of oxygen at birth gets £22m compensation from hospital – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in birth, children, compensation, disabled persons, families, hospitals, negligence, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A girl starved of oxygen during birth who needs 24-hour care has been awarded compensation totalling £22m.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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Police win Michael Barrymore wrongful arrest challenge – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, damages, false imprisonment, murder, news, police, rape, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘Police have won a challenge against a decision that had paved the way for entertainer Michael Barrymore to receive substantial damages over a wrongful arrest he says destroyed his career.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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New inquest ordered for 1975 ‘Little Girl Blue’ murder – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in children, inquests, murder, news by tracey

‘A new inquest into the unsolved murder of a girl found dead in a wood 43 years ago has been ordered by the high court.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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Woman jailed for staging her own kidnap and harassing ex-boyfriend online – The Independent

‘A woman who orchestrated an online harassment campaign against her ex-boyfriend, before lying about being pregnant and even staging a fake kidnapping, has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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The Independent, 12th December 2018

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Landlord fined £25,000 over lack of hot water for disabled tenant – The Guardian

‘The wife of Britain’s most controversial buy-to-let landlord, Fergus Wilson, has been ordered to pay £25,000 in fines and legal costs after a court ruled that she had failed to supply hot water to a disabled tenant.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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How outdated tree-felling laws are putting rare woodland wildlife at risk – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in animals, environmental protection, forestry, licensing, news, trees by tracey

‘A loophole in the Forestry Act means the habitats of protected species can be cut down – no matter how rare, how vulnerable or how much effort has gone into the regional conservation of the animal.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Gambling chiefs confirm ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Gambling chiefs say they are “responding to public concerns” after confirming plans to effectively ban television betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2018

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Solicitor’s conviction for neglecting mother quashed – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2018 in elderly, families, mental health, news, sentencing, wilful neglect by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has quashed a jail sentence of two and a half years imposed on a solicitor, who specialised in care for the elderly, for neglecting her mother.’

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Legal Futures, 12th December 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

When Coroners are unsure – Park Square Barristers

‘The Court held that a Coroner was entitled to remain unsure about the particulars of the death of an individual who was shot by a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.’

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Park Square Barristers, 16th November 2018

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

The Residential Nil Rate Band: A Path through the Maze – Radcliffe Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in inheritance tax, news, trusts, wills by sally

‘In late 2015, the Government introduced an additional nil rate band for inheritance tax purposes applying where a deceased person’s interest in their residence is “closely inherited” by their children and other descendants, known as the residential nil rate band (“RNRB”). The objective was to meet the criticism that the estates of persons, who are by no means wealthy, were being dragged into the inheritance tax net by virtue only of the historic rise in residential property prices.’

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Radcliffe Chambers, 5th December 2018

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Synergy Gas Services v Northern Gas Heating [2018] EWHC 3060 (TCC) – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2018 in construction industry, contracts, enforcement, news by sally

‘An adjudication decision was made in favour of Synergy Gas Services against Northern Gas Heating on 8 August 2018. The present case concerns an application by Synergy Gas Services for enforcement of the adjudication award.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 3rd December 2018

Source: hardwicke.co.uk