Kaylea Titford’s father found guilty of killing her by letting her become obese – The Guardian

‘A man has been found guilty of killing his disabled daughter by allowing her to become fatally obese and die in squalor.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2023

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Insulate Britain activist jailed for eight weeks for contempt of court – The Guardian

‘An environmental activist has been jailed for eight weeks after disobeying a judge’s instruction not to mention the climate crisis as his motivation during his trial for taking part in a road-blocking protest.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2023

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Gordon Guthrie: Brown vs Dewar – The Labour Commission on the UK’s Future – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘With the publication of Labour’s Commission on the UK’s Future it is worth contrasting the approach that Gordon Brown and his colleagues have taken with the very successful devolutionary legacy of Donald Dewar.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 8th February 2023

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Law Commission launches review of “fragmented and complex” compulsory purchase laws – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Law Commission has announced it will launch a review of the legislation governing compulsory purchase, with a view to making the law “simpler, consistent and more accessible”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th February 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Review of UK Prevent strategy to call for more focus on Islamist terrorism – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2023 in government departments, Islam, mental health, news, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘A long-awaited report on the government’s counter-extremism programme is expected to call for its focus to shift more towards Islamist terrorism instead of rightwing terrorism.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2023

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Public Order Bill: Peers defeat plans to curb protest disruption – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2023 in bills, demonstrations, freedom of expression, human rights, news, police, public order by sally

‘The House of Lords has overturned plans to clamp down on protest marches that cause too much disruption.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2023

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Shelter to challenge Home Office plan to uproot Afghan refugees – The Guardian

‘Home Office plans to uproot Afghan refugees from a London hotel and move them hundreds of miles from their children’s schools could result in a court battle, a lawyer has warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2023

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Ombudsman sees “significant increase” in heating and hot water cases – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 8th, 2023 in complaints, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘The Housing Ombudsman has revealed that it has seen a 60% increase in complaints on heating and hot water, with 1,600 received in 2021/22 and 1,491 received already in 2022/23.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th February 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, Supreme Court rules – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2023 in appeals, brexit, government departments, news, Northern Ireland, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2023

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Defendants of colour more likely to be charged than white people, finds CPS study – The Guardian

‘Black and minority ethnic defendants are significantly more likely to be charged for a comparable offence than white British defendants in England and Wales, a study commissioned by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has found.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2023

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Case Preview: Wolverhampton City Council and others v London Gypsies and Travellers and others – UKSC Blog

Posted February 7th, 2023 in injunctions, local government, news, Supreme Court, travellers, trespass by sally

‘In this post, Frankie McPeanne, a trainee solicitor, and Emma Pinkerton, a Partner, both in the Real Estate Disputes team at CMS, preview the decision awaited from the Supreme Court in Wolverhampton City Council and others (Respondents) v London Gypsies and Travellers and others (Appellants), which is due to be heard on 8 February 2023.’

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UKSC Blog, 6th February 2023

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Macclesfield fantasist who claimed Tyson Fury link jailed for rapes – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2023 in assault, coercive & controlling behaviour, news, rape, sentencing by sally

A “violent bully” who falsely claimed to be related to boxing champion Tyson Fury has been jailed for raping and coercing three women.

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BBC News, 7th February 2023

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Daniella Lock: UK Government Assessments of Risk to Refugees and ECHR Constraints on UK Immigration Policy in the Rwanda Ruling – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 7th, 2023 in asylum, deportation, human rights, news by sally

‘This post examines the High Court’s December ruling on the lawfulness of the UK Government’s Rwanda scheme. The Rwanda scheme allows people to be removed to Rwanda to have their asylum claims determined, where that claim is considered inadmissible in the UK. The lawfulness of the scheme partly turned on its compatibility with the UK’s obligations under the UN Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by reference to whether, as asserted by the UK Government, refugees deported under the scheme would face a real risk of mistreatment (contrary to Article 3 and the Refugee Convention). The ruling therefore provides an important lens through which to examine Government assessments of the risks faced by refugees as part of its immigration policy and the ECHR constraints on such policies. This is a timely issue in light of recent reports that the Prime Minister is considering proposals for the UK to withdraw from membership of the ECHR should it constrain the Government in its immigration plans.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 7th February 2023

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Inquest probes police restraint of ‘zombiefied’ man – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2023 in drug abuse, inquests, news, paramedics, police, restraint by sally

‘A man was seen in a frantic state, covered in blood, wearing just shorts and socks before he was restrained by police and died, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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NFTs ruling shows courts ahead of legislators on question of crypto property law – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 7th, 2023 in constructive trusts, cryptocurrencies, fraud, news, service by sally

‘A recent ruling by the High Court in London highlights the willingness of the UK courts to apply pragmatic thinking to novel questions of law as it applies to digital assets, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th February 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Prepayment meters: Magistrates told to stop allowing forced installations – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2023 in bailiffs, energy, magistrates, news, utilities by sally

‘Magistrates courts in England and Wales are to stop hearing and ruling on applications from energy firms to forcibly install prepayment meters with immediate effect.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2023

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Children Born As A Result Of Rape Will Be Recognised As Victims – Each Other

Posted February 7th, 2023 in bills, children, criminal justice, news, rape, victims by sally

‘The government intends to amend the Victims Bill to clarify that children who were born as a result of rape are entitled to support from criminal justice agencies such as the police and courts. Over 2,000 children were conceived as a result of rape in 2021. Under “Daisy’s Law”, children and adults who were born as a result of rape will be recognised as victims in their own right.’

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Each Other, 7th February 2023

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Lawyer Dinah Rose KC sues the Times for libel – The Guardian

‘A leading lawyer is suing the Times for libel over a report relating to a complaint against her to the barristers’ watchdog for England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2023

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Schrödinger’s Defendants: Inquests, Unlawful Killing and Criminal Acquittals – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 7th, 2023 in homicide, inquests, news, standard of proof, unlawful killing by sally

‘Three recent cases indicate a substantial change in law and practice, with inquests now seemingly free to make a determination of unlawful killing notwithstanding the acquittal of a defendant at a criminal trial.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th February 2023

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 6th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Davies v Bridgend County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 80 (03 February 2023)

Tulip Trading Limited (A Seychelles Company) v Bitcoin Association For BSV & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 83 (03 February 2023)

Whitley Parish Council, R (On the Application Of) v North Yorkshire County Council & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 92 (03 February 2023)

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd & Ors v Warner-Lambert Company LLC [2023] EWCA Civ 73 (01 February 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ganpot & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWHC 197 (Admin) (03 February 2023)

Mariaddan v Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd [2023] EWHC 207 (Admin) (03 February 2023)

Pearce, R (On the Application Of) v West Berkshire Council [2023] EWHC 209 (Admin) (03 February 2023)

Drozdowski v Regional Court In Warsaw, Poland & Anor [2023] EWHC 201 (Admin) (03 February 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Griffiths v Griffiths & Ors [2023] EWHC 175 (Ch) (03 February 2023)

Davidson & Ors v Looney (Re Kieran Looney & Co Ltd) [2023] EWHC 197 (Ch) (02 February 2023)

An Unregistered Company, Re [2023] EWHC 114 (Ch) (02 February 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

JBR Capital Ltd v JM Investments/Trading Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 174 (Comm) (03 February 2023)

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd & Ors v LG Display Co Ltd & Anor [2023] EWHC 203 (Comm) (03 February 2023)

CRO v REC & Anor [2023] EWHC 189 (Comm) (03 February 2023)

High Court (Family Division)

P, Re (Appeal: Forced Marriage Protection Order: Jurisdiction) [2023] EWHC 195 (Fam) (02 February 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Home Office v ASY & Ors [2023] EWHC 196 (KB) (30 January 2023)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

BDW Trading Ltd v Lantoom Ltd [2023] EWHC 183 (TCC) (03 February 2023)

Source: www.bailii.org