New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 19th, 2019 in children, female genital mutilation, legislation, stalking by tracey

Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2019

Stalking Protection Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 19th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Transport Act 1985 (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Shipments of Radioactive Substances (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2019

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019

The Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Animals (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Act 2018 (Commencement) Regulations 2019

The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (System Operation and Connection) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Electricity Network Codes and Guidelines (Markets and Trading) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Gas (Security of Supply and Network Codes) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 19th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Hameed & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 456 (18 March 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Cleveland v The Government of the United States of America [2019] EWHC 619 (Admin) (18 March 2019)

Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople Ltd, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 603 (Admin) (18 March 2019)

Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (Brecon & Radnor Branch) v The Welsh Ministers [2019] EWHC 621 (Admin) (18 March 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Scottish Widows Ltd, Re [2019] EWHC 642 (Ch) (18 March 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

CS v SBH & Ors [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam) (18 March 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

LGA warns on funding as modern slavery referrals made by councils rise tenfold in five years – Local Government Lawyer

‘The number of referrals of potential victims of modern slavery made by councils has soared tenfold in five years, the Local Government Association has warned.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 18th March 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

The end of the line for Kennedy v Charity Commission – Panopticon

‘The background, as you may recall, is that Mr Kennedy, a Times journalist, was trying to get information out of the Charity Commission in connection with the ‘Mariam Appeal’, a fund set up by George Galloway MP for the purposes of supporting Iraqi children suffering from leukaemia. Mr Kennedy wanted to get hold of the information in connection with an investigation he was conducting into whether monies collected under the name of Mariam’s Appeal had been misused. Mr Kennedy made a FOIA request to the Charity Commission, which had conducted an investigation into Mariam’s Appeal. Mr Kennedy’s request was refused on the basis that the information requested fell within the scope of s. 32 FOIA (absolute exemption concerning court records).’

Full Story

Panopticon, 18th March 2019

Source: panopticonblog.com

Nurse jailed for injecting husband with insulin could have murder conviction quashed, court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘A nurse who spent 15 years in prison for murdering her disabled husband by injecting him with insulin could have her conviction quashed in the wake of new medical evidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

GDPR: ‘e-Privacy’ breaches can be factored into fines – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 19th, 2019 in data protection, EC law, electronic mail, fines, news, privacy by sally

‘Businesses face higher fines if their processing of personal data is found to breach both the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and EU ‘e-Privacy’ rules, according to a new opinion issued by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th March 2019

Source: www.out-law.com

The Human Rights Of Thousands Of Children Are At Risk After Brexit – Rights Info

Posted March 19th, 2019 in brexit, children, documents, human rights, immigration, news, statistics by sally

‘Legal experts and child rights organisations have expressed grave concerns that thousands of children of EU nationals may become undocumented immigrants following Brexit.’

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Rights Info, 19th March 2019

Source: rightsinfo.org

Paedophiles caught by vigilantes face tougher charges – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles caught in undercover stings by vigilantes are to face tougher charges under new rules being introduced by prosecutors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Woman jailed for drowning three-year-old daughter in bath – The Guardian

‘A woman who drowned her three-year-old daughter in the bath to prevent her estranged husband from having contact with the girl has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Bike gang sentenced for Birmingham and Solihull rampage – BBC News

‘Nearly 30 men have been sentenced for their part in a bike gang’s five-hour rampage through Birmingham.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Barrister reprimanded and fined for “unwanted sexual conduct” – Legal Futures

‘A senior male barrister found to have engaged in “unwanted sexual conduct” towards a woman has been reprimanded and fined £3,000 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 18th March 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 18th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019

Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

Source: www.legislastion.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 18th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) and Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Financial Services (Distance Marketing) (Amendment and Savings Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Pensions Increase (Review) Order 2019

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Exempt Charities Order 2019

The Counter-Terrorism (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Port Services Regulations 2019

The Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Consequential Amendment Regulations 2019

The Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Aviation Security (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 18th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury [2019] EWCA Civ 449 (15 March 2019)

Golding v Martin [2019] EWCA Civ 446 (15 March 2019)

Samba Financial Group v Byers & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 416 (14 March 2019)

Glencore Energy UK Ltd & Anor v Freeport Holdings Ltd (The ‘Lady M’) [2019] EWCA Civ 388 (14 March 2019)

Forse & Ors v Secarma Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 215 (13 March 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Toner v R. [2019] EWCA Crim 447 (15 March 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, R (On the Application Of) v Natural England [2019] EWHC 585 (Admin) (15 March 2019)

Hollow & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Surrey County Council [2019] EWHC 618 (Admin) (15 March 2019)

Goloshvili, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 614 (Admin) (15 March 2019)

DEF Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue & Customs [2019] EWHC 600 (Admin) (14 March 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Routledge v Skerritt & Ors [2019] EWHC 573 (Ch) (13 March 2019)

Downes v Downes & Anor [2019] EWHC 491 (Ch) (13 March 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bates & Ors v Post Office Ltd (No 3) [2019] EWHC 606 (QB) (15 March 2019)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Hamad M Aldrees & Partners v Rotex Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 526 (TCC) (14 March 2019)

Hamad M. Aldrees & Partners v Rotex Europe Ltd [2019] EWHC 574 (TCC) (13 March 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Government backed Stalking Protection Bill receives Royal Assent – Home Office

Posted March 18th, 2019 in bills, press releases, stalking by tracey

‘A new civil order that will help protect victims of stalking has received Royal Assent today, and is included as part of the government’s wider commitments to tackle violence against women and girls.’

Full press release

Home Office, 15th March 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Do errant solicitors get a rougher ride than barristers at tribunal? – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 18th, 2019 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The SDT’s “highest of expectations” and the regulator’s desire for a ‘gold standard’ mean solicitors appear to be treated more harshly than barristers and other professionals in disciplinary cases.’

Full Story

Law Society's Gazette, 18th March 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Children Private Law Update – March 2019 – Family Law Week

Posted March 18th, 2019 in appeals, contact orders, family courts, news, restraint orders by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 14th March 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Tommy Robinson loses court case against police as judge says ‘Mr Lennon is not as well known as he might think’ – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in harassment, news, police by tracey

‘Tommy Robinson has lost a court case in which he claimed he was a victim of police harassment when he was asked to leave a pub, with the judge telling him he is “not as well known as he or his supporters might think”.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hatton Garden ringleader ‘Basil’ sentenced to prison four years after burglary – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2019 in burglary, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An alarm specialist known as “Basil” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison four years after carrying out the £14m Hatton Garden heist.’

Full Story

The Independent, 18th March 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk