Christmas Break

Posted December 20th, 2013 in news by tracey

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 20th December. We will resume posting on 6th January 2014.

Happy Christmas!

Government rules out ban on zero hours contracts, but seeks views on exclusivity clauses – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 20th, 2013 in consultations, contract of employment, employment, news by tracey

‘Companies could be banned from preventing workers on “zero hours” contracts from working for another company, under proposals put forward by the Government.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th December 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

There’s no place like HMO – Nearly Legal

Posted December 20th, 2013 in appeals, council tax, housing, local government, news by tracey

‘Shah v Croydon LBC [2013] EWHC 3657 (Admin). An appeal by way of case stated from a Magistrates Court decision that a property owned by Mr Shah was an HMO and that Mr S was therefore liable for some 14 months Council Tax. And an illustration of the confusion of the multiple definitions of House in Multiple Occupation floating around.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th December 2013

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2013 in legislation by tracey

The Infrastructure Planning (Business or Commercial Projects) Regulations 2013

The Corporation Tax Act 2009, Section 582 (Contract for Differences) (Amendment) Order 2013

The Postal Administration Rules 2013

The Family Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2013

The Local Authority (Duty to Secure Early Years Provision Free of Charge) Regulations 2013

The Police Federation (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Port Security (Ports of Cardiff, Barry and Newport) Designation Order 2013

The Agricultural or Forestry Tractors (Emission of Gaseous and Particulate Pollutants) and Tractor etc (EC Type-Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The National Grid (King’s Lynn B Power Station Connection) Order 2013

The Port Security (Port of Shoreham) Designation Order 2013

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 2) Order 2013

The Port Security (Port of Belfast) Designation Order 2013

Source: www.bailii.org

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 20th, 2013 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Peel Land And Property Investments Plc v Hyndburn Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1680 (19 December 2013)

Wuhan Guoyu Logistics Group Co Ltd & Anr v Emporiki Bank of Greece Sa [2013] EWCA Civ 1679 (19 December 2013)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Griffiths v Secretary of State for Justice [2013] EWHC 4077 (Admin) (19 December 2013)

Source: www.bailii.org

Legal watchdog rejects complaint over Leveson barristers’ affair – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in barristers, complaints, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A legal watchdog has dismissed a complaint against two barristers involved in the Leveson inquiry who had an affair. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) looked into the conduct of Carine Patry and David Sherborne after it was alleged that the relationship could have compromised the inquiry into Press standards. The board announced in a statement that there was “no realistic prospect” of Miss Patry, a member of the inquiry team, and Mr Sherborne, who represented celebrities complaining about the Press, being found guilty of professional misconduct.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Grubby’ paedophile Michael Eller jailed for directing filmed rapes – BBC News

‘A paedophile who directed filmed rapes of young children live on the internet has been jailed for 14 years.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Strangers could avoid prosecution for assisted suicide, DPP signals – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in assisted suicide, doctors, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘Strangers who give assistance to severely disabled or terminally ill people determined to end their lives could escape prosecution despite having no close ties to them, the Director of Public Prosecutions has signalled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Whole-life jail term for fantasist who murdered girl for sadistic pleasure – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in murder, news, pornography, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A fantasist was on Thursday given a whole-life jail term for murdering a policeman’s teenage daughter as a judge said that his “scripted” attack and obsession with violent pornography made him a “potential serial killer”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rochdale sex-grooming gangs able to flourish due to police errors says report – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2013 in gangs, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A catalogue of police failures allowed sex-grooming gangs to flourish in Rochdale, according to a damning, leaked report that is published on Friday. Among the failings identified in the 300-page report, untrained detectives were used to investigate child exploitation and there was a lack of resources and oversight.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Four jailed over human trafficking of woman to Kent – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2013 in conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Four people have been jailed for their role in the trafficking and sexual exploitation of an Eastern European woman brought into Kent.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Two Marines acquitted of murdering wounded Afghan insurgent are named – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2013 in anonymity, armed forces, murder, news by tracey

‘Two Royal Marines who were acquitted of the murder of an insurgent in Afghanistan have been named as Corporal Christopher Glyn Watson and Marine Jack Alexander Hammond. The release of their identities follows a ruling this month at the High Court in London. It was confirmed by the court that an anonymity order preventing publication of their names had been lifted.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Trafficking victims forced into crime are let down by police, report reveals – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2013 in children, crime, news, reports, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Trafficking victims who are forced into crime are being let down by the UK authorities, who are failing to stop them being prosecuted, a new report warns.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Wensleydale cheese granted protected status – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2013 in food, news, protected geographical indication by tracey

‘Only cheese produced in the Yorkshire Dales will in future be allowed to use the name Yorkshire Wensleydale. The European Commission has awarded the cheese Protected Geographical Indication status (PGI).’

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BBC News, 20th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Inspector acted in error in applying revoked RSS figures says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 19th, 2013 in appeals, housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘An inspector who used housing supply figures from the now revoked East of
England Plan as a reason for refusing an appeal for development in the green
belt in St Albans acted in error, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th December 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Lee Rigby murder: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale found guilty – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2013 in murder, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Two men have been convicted of murdering a soldier in broad daylight near a military barracks in London, in the first al-Qaida-inspired attack to claim a life on British soil since 7 July 2005.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Damning report exposes NHS secrecy in breast cancer scandal – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2013 in cancer, doctors, health, hospitals, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘Hundreds of women were put at risk of breast cancer as “weak and indecisive” bosses at scandal-hit hospital covered up failings by a charismatic surgeon despite repeated warnings, an inquiry has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

 

UK ‘was inappropriately involved in rendition’ – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2013 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, rendition, reports, select committees, terrorism by tracey

‘There is evidence Britain was inappropriately involved in the rendition and ill-treatment of terror suspects, an inquiry has revealed.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Command Papers – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted December 19th, 2013 in parliamentary papers by tracey

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Bill: report on the consolidation of legislation relating to co-operative and community benefit societies, Cm 8768 (PDF)

Draft Wales Bill, Cm 8773 (PDF)

Government response to the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege,
Cm 8771 (PDF)

Source: www.official-documents.gov.uk

What comes first – Mitchell ruling or part 36? – Litigtation Futures

Posted December 19th, 2013 in budgets, civil procedure rules, news, part 36 offers by tracey

‘The questions raised by the Mitchell ruling, such as the effect on a part 36 offer of a budget being disallowed, are already emerging as the impact of the Court of Appeal’s decision is felt. Barrister Barry Havenhand of Clerksroom has supplied Litigation Futures with details of one case where the failure to file a budget in sufficient time saw the defendant’s budget restricted to its court fees, as in Mitchell.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th December 2013

Source: www.litigationfutures.com