Temporary Library

Posted June 3rd, 2019 in libraries, news by sally

The Inner Temple Library has moved to temporary accommodation for the duration of Project Pegasus.

Our new address is:

The Inner Temple Library
10 Fetter Lane
5th Floor
London
EC4A 1BR

Our opening hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9.00am-8.00pm,
Friday 9.00am-7.00pm

More information on contacting the Library can be found at https://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/about/contacts/

Defamation and church discipline: Otuo – Law and Religion UK

‘In Otuo v Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain [2019] EWHC 1349 (QB), Mr Otuo had been “disfellowshipped” by the Jehovah’s Witnesses and an announcement to that effect had been made at a meeting of the Wimbledon Congregation [1 & 2]. Further, during a meeting at which he sought to be reinstated, he had recorded surreptitiously one of those present making what he alleged to be a defamatory statement.’

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Law and Religion UK, 20th June 2019

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Discovery assessments: the Court of Appeal in Tooth – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 24th, 2019 in appeals, documents, HM Revenue & Customs, news, tax evasion, taxation, time limits by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal decided in the Tooth case that finding a different reason for under assessment or a different mechanism for assessing an insufficiency of tax HMRC already knew about was not enough to enable HMRC to issue a discovery assessment.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st June 2019

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

High Court brings clarity over ‘contracting out’ of leases in statutory declarations – OUT-LAW.com

‘The English and Welsh High Court has clarified the wording to use in statutory declaration when “contracting out” of business lease legislation.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th June 2019

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 24th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Ahmed, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 1070 (21 June 2019)

Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey [2019] EWCA Civ 1061 (21 June 2019)

Campaign Against Arms Trade, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for International Trade [2019] EWCA Civ 1020 (20 June 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Beard v General Osteopathic Council [2019] EWHC 1561 (Admin) (24 June 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ball & Anor v De Marzo [2019] EWHC 1587 (Ch) (21 June 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Longulf Trading (UK) Ltd v Niyazi Onen Gida SAN AS & Anor [2019] EWHC 1573 (Comm) (21 June 2019)

O’Brien & Anor v TTT Moneycorp Ltd [2019] EWHC 1491 (Comm) (21 June 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Al-Najar & Ors v The Cumberland Hotel (London) Ltd [2019] EWHC 1593 (QB) (21 June 2019)

Barlow v Wigan Council [2019] EWHC 1546 (QB) (19 June 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Security for costs sanction for party that ignored CMC deadline – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has ordered a party that missed the deadline to fix the date of a case management conference (CMC) by more than four years to pay security for costs as a sanction.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st June 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

England and Wales jail ‘shameful’ numbers of people, says report – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2019 in contracting out, news, prisons, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation, statistics by tracey

‘More people are being sent to prison in England and Wales every year than anywhere else in western Europe, figures described as “shameful” suggest.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Dozens of army instructors have been ‘accused of abusing recruits since 2015’, new figures reveal – Daily Telegraph

‘More than 100 Army instructors have been court-martialled or disciplined in the last four years for offences including abusing recruits, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

GP who “involves his Christian faith” with patient consultations investigated by medical watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘A GP who allegedly involves his Christian faith in consultations with his patients is under investigation by the medical watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Charity watchdog investigating claims of sex cover up by charity run by new Oxfam boss – Daily Telegraph

‘The charity watchdog is investigating claims that an organisation formerly led by the man enlisted to put the “house in order” following the Oxfam abuse scandal had allegedly covered up another sex scandal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

MPs and lawyers call for investigation into privatised visa system which allows firms to make millions – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2019 in auditors, contracting out, immigration, Law Society, news, parliament, visas by tracey

‘Cross party politicians back demands for urgent review into Home Office partnership with French firm Sopra Steria following warnings legal migrants risk being ‘thrown into the hostile environment’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man who refused to register son’s birth loses high court case – The Guardian

‘A man who refused to register his son’s birth because he says he does not want him to be controlled by the state has lost a high court case.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

MPs demand prosecutors reverse ‘covert change’ causing plummeting rape charges – The Independent

‘MPs are calling on authorities to reverse a “covert change in policy” on rape cases amid plummeting prosecutions. Only 1.7 per cent of rapes reported to police in England and Wales now result in a charge, and victims have accused authorities of “decriminalising” sex attacks.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Social worker struck off over sex ‘contract’ – BBC News

‘A social worker found to have groomed a vulnerable 19-year-old for sex and made him sign a “relationship contract” has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Wimbledon Prowler’ jailed after ‘decade long burglary spree’ – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2019 in burglary, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A serial burglar dubbed the “Wimbledon prowler” who tried to raid the home of tennis star Boris Becker has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Andrew Hooper: ‘Jealous’ farmer guilty of shooting estranged wife dead in front of teenage daughter – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Judge Mark Wall QC sentenced Hooper to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 31 years at Birmingham Crown Court for the murder.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Jihadi Jack’ parents guilty of funding terrorism – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2019 in families, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘The parents of a Muslim convert dubbed “Jihadi Jack” have been found guilty of funding terrorism.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Obtaining Injunction – Panopticon

‘Birmingham City Council v Afsar and Others (2019) EWHC 1560 (QB) is a case about a protest which has been carried on outside a primary school. Warby J granted interim injunctions, on the basis that the Council was likely to succeed at trial in showing that restraint on the way that protests were being conducted was justified.’

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Panopticon, 20th June 2019

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com

Developer disputes: misrepresentation and summary judgment – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘We will all be familiar with the questions asked and answered by solicitors in the lead up to the purchase of a house. For commercial property the same process is carried out but the stakes, at least financially, can be even higher. Pre-contract correspondence between solicitors can be a fertile ground for possible misrepresentation claims if a development does not go well. The recent case of Wilson & Sharp Investments Ltd v Falmouth Property Investments Ltd raises some interesting points of law concerning misrepresentation claims, particularly between developers, and also important issues of procedure for summary judgment applications.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 19th June 2019

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Investigation into abuse at Brook House IRC risks failure to meet requirements of Article 3 – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 21st, 2019 in detention, human rights, immigration, inquiries, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘MA, BB v Secretary of State for the Home Department (The Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening) [2019] EWHC 1523.
The High Court has held that an effective Article 3 investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (“PPO”) into allegations of serious physical and mental abuse in an Immigration Removal Centre requires the PPO to have powers are to compel witness attendance, hold hearings in public and ensure that the claimants have properly-funded representation to enable them to review and comment on witness evidence and provide lines of enquiry.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th June 2019

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Supreme Court quashes decision to declare mother ‘intentionally homeless’ – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 21st, 2019 in benefits, homelessness, housing, local government, news, rent, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Samuels v Birmingham City Council [2019] UKSC 28. In unanimously allowing an appeal against a decision to declare the appellant intentionally homeless due to her inability to pay her rent, the Supreme Court affirmed that non-housing benefits are not designed to create a surplus that can be used to account for insufficient housing benefits.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th June 2019

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com