‘No limits’ to regulation review – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 5th, 2013 in barristers, legal services, Legal Services Board, news, solicitors by sally

“The Ministry of Justice has said there will be no limits to a far-reaching review of the regulation of legal services.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th June 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Leicester Royal Infirmary sorry over 100-year-old’s death – BBC News

“A ‘catastrophic error’ led to a 100-year-old great-grandmother dying from dehydration, a hospital has admitted.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2013

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Proposed legal aid system ‘won’t compete on quality’ – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2013 in budgets, judges, legal aid, news, quality assurance, solicitors by sally

“A former Court of Appeal judge has challenged the government’s proposed changes to legal aid in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 4th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

“Fair play in action”: Court of Appeal considers the rules of natural justice – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 5th, 2013 in accountants, appeals, judicial review, news, professional conduct, tribunals by sally

“The concept of fairness embodied in the different strands of natural justice have to be seen as flexible and as not requiring the courts to lay down over rigid rules, so that where it had been agreed that a tribunal member could be temporarily absent for part of the hearing, there had been no breach of the rules of natural justice.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 5th June 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Man jailed for sprinkling pubic hair on curry to avoid payment – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2013 in compensation, food hygiene, fraud, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

“A man who sprinkled his own pubic hair over a half-eaten curry in an attempt to avoid paying for it has been jailed.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

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Hillsborough inquests to be heard by jury – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2013 in coroners, inquests, juries, news, police, sport by sally

“Fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 Hillsborough victims will be held before a jury, a coroner has confirmed.”

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BBC News, 5th June 2013

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Met police officer jailed for selling celebrity tip-offs to the Sun – The Guardian

“A former Metropolitan police officer who had access to private information about wealthy Chelsea residents including the Duchess of Cambridge and Tetra Pak heir Hans Rausing has been jailed for two years for selling stories about them to the Sun.”

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The Guardian, 5th June 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Revised Public Law Outline …. and this time they mean it – Family Law Week

“Andrew Pack, care lawyer with Brighton & Hove City Council, explains and comments on the changes made by the recently published Revised Public Law Outline.”

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Family Law Week, 4th June 2013

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Bar Council Chairman: We will not facilitate a scheme which will wreck the criminal justice system – The Bar Council

The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has today stated that it has no plans to develop a quality system to facilitate price competitive tendering (PCT) for criminal legal aid. The Bar Council believes that real quality is based on choice of service providers, not price alone, on which the Government’s model is based. The Bar Council’s response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation clearly sets out its position on this issue.

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The Bar Council, 5th June 2013

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Human rights law on trial? – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 5th, 2013 in human rights, internet, news, pornography by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg returns for another series of Law in Action. This week, Joshua asks the president of the European Court of Human Rights, Dean Spielmann, what he makes of the fierce criticism levelled at his court by some in Britain. The short answer: not much. Also in the programme: what are we really agreeing to when we accept internet companies’ terms of service? And are pornography laws in England and Wales working?”


BBC Law in Action, 4th June 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 5th, 2013 in law reports by sally

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) v Azam & Ors [2013] EWHC 1480 (QB) (03 June 2013)

Harrods Ltd & Ors v McNally & Ors [2013] EWHC 1479 (QB) (03 June 2013)

Fox v Boulter [2013] EWHC 1435 (QB) (04 June 2013)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Williams v Glover & Anor [2013] EWHC 1447 (Ch) (04 June 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

IA, R (on the application of) v City of Westminster Council (Rev 1) [2013] EWHC 1273 (Admin) (20 May 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted June 5th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by sally

The Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report: Implementation of Welfare Reform by Local Authorities, Cm 8635 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

Dogan Ismail stabbing: Boy guilty of murdering teenager – The Independent

Posted June 5th, 2013 in murder, news, theft, young offenders by sally

“A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering another teenager by stabbing him to death after he went to a housing estate to try to retrieve a stolen mobile phone.”

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The Independent, 4th June 2013

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New employment tribunal procedural rules published – OUT-LAW.com

“Fees will be introduced for workers wishing to raise a claim in the Employment Tribunal from 29 July 2013. Procedural rules governing the process will also change from that date.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th June 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

The truth about gay marriage: legally there is nothing to be gained – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“The law pertaining to same-sex relationships has come a long way. Until the Sexual Offences Act 1967, homosexual relationships were illegal. Until the Civil Partnership Act 2004, there was no way of formalising a homosexual relationship. The debate has now moved to the more intricate matters surrounding the nature of that formalisation, with many people now campaigning for a law which would allow gay marriage.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 4th June 2013

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Inner Temple’s Response to Legal Aid Consultation – The Inner Temple

Posted June 5th, 2013 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal aid, news by sally

“In response to the Ministry of Justice consultation paper Transforming Legal Aid: Delivering a more credible and efficient system the Inner Temple has submitted the following response that can be viewed here.”

The Inner Temple, 5th June 2013

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

HMRC consults on strengthening big banks’ tax Code of Practice – OUT-LAW.com

“Plans to strengthen the Code of Practice on tax governance, adopted by the 15 largest banks in 2010, have been published for consultation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th June 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Enhanced Disclosure in Sport – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted June 5th, 2013 in children, criminal records, disclosure, news, sport, teachers by sally

“Sports regulatory bodies and sports clubs must generally obtain enhanced disclosure of coaches and other persons who are responsible for supervising and working with children (now called Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks). They often have to take action based on that information, and always have to assess the relevance and importance of that information. A number of cases relating to enhanced disclosure have now been decided by the Administrative Court and a body of law is developing which will help to inform sporting bodies about how to treat such information.”

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 5th June 2013

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Europe’s human rights judge warns UK over Convention threat – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 5th, 2013 in human rights, judges, news, prisons, treaties by sally

“Britain would face ‘political disaster’ and may have to leave the EU if it wants to pull out of the European Convention on Human Rights, Europe’s leading judge on the issue has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Motorway middle lane ‘hoggers’ and careless drivers to face on-the-spot £100 police fines – The Independent

“Drivers who hog the middle lane of the motorway or tailgate other drivers could face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three points on their licences under new measures announced by the government.”

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The Independent, 5th June 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk