Chichester vicar jailed for ‘this is what God wants’ abuse – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A former vicar who sexually abused a woman and a girl, who he told “it was what God wanted”, has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

“Redesign legal services” to make them more accessible – Legal Futures

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The way legal services are provided needs to change to recognise that a large portion of the population struggles with the law and needs more help with accessing it, a report from the Legal Services Board (LSB) has urged.’

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Legal Futures, 24th February 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

UN warns of rise of ‘cybertorture’ to bypass physical ban – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Psychological torture is being exploited by states to circumvent the more widely understood ban on physically inflicting pain and may open the way to a future of “cybertorture”, the UN torture rapporteur has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘Misconceived’: ECtHR chief hits back at Sumption over rights – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Now is a dangerous time to roll back judicial power, the vice president of the European Court of Human Rights has said in a public rebuff to Lord Sumption’s high profile criticism of ‘law’s expanding empire’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 22nd February 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 24th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 24th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

K (Forced Marriage: Passport Order) (Rev 2) [2020] EWCA Civ 190 (21 February 2020)

Clark v HM Revenue and Customs [2020] EWCA Civ 204 (21 February 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

A & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v South Kent Coastal CCG & Ors [2020] EWHC 372 (Admin) (21 February 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Atlas Residential Solutions Management UK Ltd & Anor v Greengate S.A.R.L. [2020] EWHC 366 (Comm) (21 February 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Strategic Technologies Pte Ltd v Procurement Bureau of the Republic of China Ministry of National Defence [2020] EWHC 362 (QB) (21 February 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org

Another Re W – a successful appeal against refusal for leave to oppose an adoption – Transparency Project

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘In this unusual case, Re W (A child: leave to oppose adoption) [2020] EWCA (Civ) 16, the Court of Appeal has given birth parents leave to oppose an adoption order being made. The child is nearly three years old and has been living with his prospective adopters since he was aged 17 months, in November 2018, after care and placement orders had been made in March of that year. He has never lived with his parents and has not had any contact with them since October 2018.’

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Transparency Project, 23rd February 2020

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

UK venues could face legal duty to provide protection from terrorism – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The owners and operators of businesses and public spaces such as concert halls, shopping centres and parks will be legally bound to protect such venues from terrorism under a new statutory duty proposed by the government.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Samira Ahmed and BBC reach equal pay settlement – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Samira Ahmed and the BBC have reached a settlement after the presenter won her equal pay claim against the corporation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2020

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

You know what I mean – Errors in section 8 notices – Nearly Legal

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Does an error in a section 8 notice – in this case specifically as to the earliest date on which possession proceedings can begin – invalidate the notice?’

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Nearly Legal, 22nd February 2020

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

High Court grants permission for planning judicial review challenge over alleged Equality Act breach – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A High Court judge has granted permission for a planning judicial review challenge in part over an alleged breach of the public sector equality duty, Landmark Chambers has reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st February 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Parties can contract out of fixed costs regime – Litigation Futures

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘Parties can agree to contract out of fixed costs, a regional costs judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th February 2020

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

St Paul’s bomb plot: IS supporter Safiyya Shaikh pleads guilty – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A supporter of the banned Islamic State terror group has admitted plotting to blow herself up in a bomb attack on St Paul’s Cathedral.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Grenfell public inquiry delayed again over evidence concerns – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The Grenfell Tower public inquiry has been delayed again over demands from companies involved in the disastrous refurbishment that their evidence should not be used to help jail them.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2020

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Twitter, trans rights and the role of the police — an extended look – – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The case of R (Miller) v The College of Policing & The Chief Constable of Humberside [2020] EWHC 225 (Admin) is yet another decision arising out of an individual’s use of Twitter to share transphobic, or as they see it “gender critical”, views.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st February 2020

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Financial Remedies Courts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘The Financial Remedies Courts (FRCs) have been established as a subsidiary structure within the Family Court. In November 2019, two documents were published: Overall Structure Of The Financial Remedies Courts And The Role And Function Of The Lead Judge, and Financial Remedies Courts Good Practice Protocol. It is the protocol which is essential reading for family law practitioners.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th February 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Case Comment: The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd (Formerly General Motors UK Ltd) [2019] UKSC 46 – UKSC Blog

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘In this case comment, Michael Cox of CMS comments on the judgment handed down in the matter of The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd (Formerly General Motors UK Ltd) [2019] UKSC 46. Michael is a senior associate in the Real Estate Dispute team at CMS. Michael advises on all aspects of property law, with a particular emphasis on development advice and dispute resolution.’

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UKSC Blog, 21st February 2020

Source: ukscblog.com

BAME Workers’ Legal Bid Over ‘Inferior’ Pay And Terms Could Affect Millions – Each Other

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A “landmark” legal case could determine whether the use of outsourcing firms to employ black and minority ethnic (BAME) workers on “inferior” pay and conditions is discriminatory.’

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Each Other, 21st February 2020

Source: eachother.org.uk

Hafiz Sharifi jailed for stabbing ex to death in front of children – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘A man who repeatedly stabbed his former partner in front of her children has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rules urgently needed to oversee police use of data and AI – report – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2020 in news by sally

‘National guidance is urgently needed to oversee the police’s use of data-driven technology amid concerns that it could lead to discrimination, a report has said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com