“Well–drawn guarantees contain comprehensive ‘anti-discharge’ provisions, designed to prevent a guarantor being discharged from liability by any post-guarantee amendments to the principal transaction or extensions of time to pay or other indulgence given to the principal debtor without the guarantor’s knowledge or consent. This right to be discharged is generally known as the rule in Holme v Brunskill (1878) 3 QBD 495) after the leading case that set out the mature principle. Banks and others have continuously refined these ‘anti-discharge’ provisions to try to make sure that the rule in Holme v Brunskill is stripped of its effect.”
Littleton Chambers, 9th July 2013
“Guest of Honour: Lord Justice Ryder
This seminar will bring together key policymakers and stakeholders to assess the future of the family justice system in England and Wales, and will bring out latest thinking on Government’s ongoing agenda for reform in this area. It is scheduled as Parliamentarians debate the Children and Families Bill, which is expected to bring about significant reforms to public and private family law next year, and will also provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss progress made under the Judiciary’s Family Justice Modernisation Programme as it enters its second phase of implementation.”
This event is CPD certified.
Date: Tuesday 16th July 2013
Location: Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET
Charge: £190 plus VAT
More information can be found here.
“Healthcare assistants and care support workers – who wash, dress and feed the elderly and the infirm – will have to obtain a ‘certificate of fundamental care’ to work in the health and social care system, an independent review recommends.”
The Guardian, 10th July 2013
“On 5th July 2013, the report of the inquiry into the death of Azelle Rodney was published. Mr Rodney was a 24-year-old man who was shot dead by a Metropolitan Police officer on 30th April 2005. Mr Rodney was the rear seat passenger in a vehicle driven by an acquaintance of his and was unarmed.”
UK Human Rights Blog, 10th July 2013
“The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the system of ‘whole life orders’, whereby in England and Wales a mandatory life sentence may be imposed and the possibility of early release denied under section 269(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, amounts to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in breach of article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Even prisoners given ‘whole life orders’ – a recent example was Dale Cregan – must be able to have their sentence reviewed at some stage, for instance after 25 years. They must know when sentenced what they must do to gain release, and they must know when they can ask for a review.”
Head of Legal, 9th July 2013
“A woman who made a string of false rape allegations against former partners has been jailed for two years.”
Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2013
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