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UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in gender, human rights, news, passports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Issuing gender-neutral passports would not require any change in UK law and the documents would be recognised internationally, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Appeal court: landlord withholding planning consent was unreasonable – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 19th, 2018 in appeals, consent, enfranchisement, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘A commercial landlord acted unreasonably by withholding from a tenant its consent to apply for planning permission to change the use of the middle two storeys of a building from commercial to residential, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Can we build AI that doesn’t turn on us? Is it already too late? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 19th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘A report from the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence has made a number of recommendations for the UK’s approach to the rise of algorithms. The report ‘AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?’ suggests the creation of a cross-sector AI Code to help mitigate the risks of AI outstripping human intelligence.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th April 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Ethics expert calls on SRA to take tougher approach to NDAs – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) needs to take a tougher approach to non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), a leading legal ethics expert has told MPs.’

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Legal Futures, 19th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB publishes a new guide for barristers working with vulnerable immigration clients – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published an online guide to assist immigration barristers when they work closely with vulnerable clients. The new resource will help immigration barristers to identify, assess and manage vulnerability as well as help them to meet their regulatory and other legal duties.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 18th April 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 19th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Morris-Garner & Anor v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] UKSC 20 (18 April 2018)

Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Company Ltd [2018] UKSC 21 (18 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Openwork Ltd v Forte [2018] EWCA Civ 783 (18 April 2018)

C (Children : Fact-Finding) [2018] EWCA Civ 801 (18 April 2018)

The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond v 4-6 Trinity Church Square Freehold Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 764 (18 April 2018)

HM Customs and Revenue v Raftopoulou [2018] EWCA Civ 818 (18 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Proles v Kohli [2018] EWHC 767 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Lord Ltd v HSBC Bank Plc [2018] EWHC 860 (Comm) (18 April 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust v Evans & Ors [2018] EWHC 818 (Fam) (11 April 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Heeds v Cleveland Police & Anor [2018] EWHC 810 (QB) (18 April 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd v Sarens (UK) Ltd [2018] EWHC 827 (TCC) (18 April 2018)

Colas Ltd & Ors v Transport for London [2018] EWHC 831 (TCC) (18 April 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Court of Protection approves administration of medication by deception – Family Law

Posted April 19th, 2018 in Court of Protection, medical ethics, medicines, news by sally

‘Private Client analysis: Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, of 39 Essex Chambers, examines the decision of the Court of Protection in Re AB [2016] EWCOP 66 to approve deceiving a person lacking mental capacity in order to administer her medication.’

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Family Law, 19th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Employment tribunal vindicates law firm’s denial that former employee was disabled – Legal Futures

‘A judge has dismissed a claim by a law firm paralegal that he was the victim of disability discrimination, finding he had “dishonestly” altered a document about his medical condition and that, in any case, he had not told his employer about his supposed post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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Legal Futures, 18th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Redvers Bickley jailed for life for killing housemate Tyler Denton – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his housemate and stabbed three members of her family has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rotherham council told to apologise to abuse whistleblower – The Guardian

‘Rotherham council has been ordered to apologise to a whistleblower who helped to expose the town’s grooming scandal after council officials raided her charity without proper explanation – years after she risked imprisonment by revealing how the council, police and social services turned a blind eye to the abuse of at least 1,400 children.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ofcom opens seven investigations into Russia Today – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2018 in media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Ofcom has opened seven investigations into Russia Today, in light of the Salisbury nerve agent attack which took place in March.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The police told Stephen Lawrence’s family they’d changed. We were fooled – Imran Khan – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in London, media, news, police, racism by sally

‘I’ve represented Doreen Lawrence since her son’s murder. The attack on her by a former detective in a BBC documentary makes us feel betrayed about the Met’s attitude to racism.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Litigant’s claim struck out for discussing case during break in giving evidence – a cautionary tale – Transparency Project

Posted April 19th, 2018 in appeals, BBC, employment tribunals, evidence, media, news, striking out, witnesses by sally

‘It’s one of the cardinal rules of court procedure: once you’ve entered the witness box and started to give evidence, you mustn’t discuss the case with anyone outside court, if there’s a break in the proceedings, until you’ve finished giving evidence.’

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Transparency Project, 15th April 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Daryll Rowe jailed for infecting men with HIV – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, health, HIV, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who said he was “riddled” with HIV and convicted of trying to infect 10 men has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.’

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BBC News, 18th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 19th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Local Land Charges Fees (England) Rules 2018

The Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive) (Offshore) Order 2018

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 18th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AP Moller-Maersk A/S (t/a Maersk Line) v Kyokuyo Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 778 (17 April 2018)

Rotrust Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 765 (17 April 2018)

Revenue And Customs v Newey (t/a Ocean Finance) [2018] EWCA Civ 791 (17 April 2018)

Loson v Stack & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 803 (17 April 2018)

Leibson Corporation & Ors v TOC Investments Corporation & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 763 (17 April 2018)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Barry [2018] EWCA Civ 790 (17 April 2018)

Green v Mears Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 751 (17 April 2018)

DW (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 797 (17 April 2018)

Evans & Anor v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 805 (16 April 2018)

Recorded Picture Company Ltd v Alfama Films Production & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 767 (13 April 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Ahmed, R, v [2018] EWCA Crim 739 (17 April 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Connor & Ors v Public Prosecutor’s Office Augsburg, Germany [2018] EWHC 829 (Admin) (17 April 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pennant v Watkin Jones & Sons Ltd [2018] EWHC 790 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

Burgess & Ors v BIC UK Ltd [2018] EWHC 785 (Ch) (17 April 2018)

Sandhu v Singh & Ors (No. 2) [2018] EWHC 841 (Ch) (16 April 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JSC BTA Bank & Anor v Tyrkiye Vakiflar Bankasi TAO [2018] EWHC 835 (Comm) (17 April 2018)

Reliance Industries Ltd & Anor v The Union of India [2018] EWHC 822 (Comm) (16 April 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

PML v Person(s) Unknown [2018] EWHC 838 (QB) (17 April 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Chambers of DJ Simpson – Vacancies

Invites applications to join Chambers to practice primarily in family law.

Two family law practitioners are needed to help us cope with an increasing workload.
We are looking for:

• an established practitioner 3-5 years PQE
• a recently qualified practitioner

To date, we have attracted members by personal invitation only, to ensure a
harmonious work environment. Unfortunately, this method has been too slow to keep
pace with our increasing family workload. An invitation to apply to join us is extended
to those who wish to be a member of a friendly and supportive chambers.
Please write enclosing CV to js@cdjs.uk

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Three examples of how not to do family justice – Transparency Project

Posted April 18th, 2018 in family courts, judgments, judiciary, mistake, news by sally

‘This week involves a trio of disastrous cases where things have gone wrong and judges have explained why.’

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Transparency Project, 17th April 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Insurer diversity rules take effect in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 18th, 2018 in company directors, diversity, insurance, news by sally

‘Major insurers in the UK must “consider a broad set of qualities and competencies” when recruiting board members, and have a policy in place to promote board diversity, under new rules that came into effect on 9 April.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th April 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Criminal defence lawyers face “extinction” as profession unites to fight for justice system – Legal Futures

Posted April 18th, 2018 in criminal justice, legal representation, news, solicitors, statistics by sally

‘Criminal defence lawyers in England and Wales could become “extinct”, the Law Society has warned on the back of data showing that this is an increasingly ageing part of the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 17th April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk