The violent gang leader we can’t deport is freed to walk the streets – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in asylum, deportation, detention, gangs, news, violent offenders by tracey

‘A violent gang “general” who police believe poses a serious threat to the public is back on the streets after attempts to have him deported ended in failure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2014

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Cancer patient Peter Redfern: Wife and daughter killer jailed – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in homicide, medicines, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A cancer patient has been jailed for life for killing his wife and daughter after suffering an adverse psychiatric reaction to his chemotherapy drugs.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2014

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Kevin Ssali stabbing: Roree Cox guilty of bus murder – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in murder, news, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been found guilty of the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed on a south-east London bus.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Court of Appeal agrees to hear day centre closures case – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 16th, 2014 in appeals, care homes, consultations, learning difficulties, local government, news by tracey

‘Claimants seeking to stop the closure of day centres in Shropshire have this week been given permission to take their case to the Court of Appeal.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th January 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Final TUPE amendment regulations provide “welcome clarification”, but uncertainties remain, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 16th, 2014 in contract of employment, employment, news, redundancy, regulations, trade unions by tracey

‘Companies can now start “looking in earnest” at how to make changes to the regime governing protections for employees transferring to a new employer after the publication of final regulations clarified some outstanding questions about the new regime, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th January 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Woolf on the “transforming” potential of Low Commission recommendations – Legal Voice

Posted January 16th, 2014 in judges, legal aid, legal representation, news, reports by tracey

‘A former lord chief justice called on politicians to back the recommendations of the Low Commission which last week made the case for an extra £100m to ensure “a basic level of provision” of advice in its final report.’

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Legal Voice, 15th January 2014

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 16th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Statutory Sick Pay (Maintenance of Records) (Revocation) Regulations 2014

The Machine Games Duty (Types of Machine) Order 2014

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitory Provision) Order 2014

The Categories of Gaming Machine (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Regina v Robinson-Pierre [2013] EWCA Crim 2396 – WLR Daily

Posted January 16th, 2014 in appeals, dogs, law reports, strict liability by tracey

Regina v Robinson-Pierre [2013] EWCA Crim 2396;   [2013] WLR (D)  517

‘An offence of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place, contrary to section 3(1) of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, was a strict liability offence but nevertheless required proof by the prosecution of an act or omission on the part of the defendant (with or without fault) that to some (more than minimal) degree caused or permitted that prohibited state of affairs to come about.’

WLR Daily, 20th December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam) – WLR Daily

Posted January 16th, 2014 in arbitration, consent orders, financial provision, law reports by tracey

S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam);   [2014] WLR (D)  1

‘Where the parties had bound themselves to accept an arbitral award of the kind provided for by the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (“IFLA”) Scheme, that generated a single “magnetic factor” of determinative importance and, in the absence of some very compelling countervailing factor or factors, the arbitral award should be determinative of the order the court made.’

WLR Daily, 14th January 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 16th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

LC (Children), Re [2014] UKSC 1 (15 January 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Eugen Seitz AG v KHS Corpoplast GmbH & Anor [2014] EWHC 14 (Ch) (15 January 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bijlani v Unum Ltd [2014] EWHC 27 (QB) (15 January 2014)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Pickard Finlason Partnership Ltd v Lock & Anor [2014] EWHC 25 (TCC) (15 January 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

MoJ confirms plans for medical whiplash panels – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 16th, 2014 in doctors, evidence, fraud, limitations, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that a working group will next month begin the process of creating medical panels to assess whiplash injury claims.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th January 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Man jailed for refusing to give police USB stick password – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in computer programs, encryption, fraud, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for refusing to give police the password to a memory stick that they could not crack. Syed Hussain, 22, from Luton, was convicted of failing to provide police with the password to the stick seized in a counter-terrorism operation.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Woman’s High Court fight to ‘harvest’ seriously ill partner’s sperm – The Independent

Posted January 16th, 2014 in assisted reproduction, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman has launched a legal battle for the right to use her seriously-ill fiancé’s sperm to have his children.’

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The Independent, 15th January 2014

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Peterborough sex attacks: Two men and three teens guilty – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in children, conspiracy, gangs, juries, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

‘Two men and three teenage boys have been found guilty of a series of rapes and sexual assaults on young girls.
Zdeno Mirga, 18, Hassan Abdulla, 33, and three boys were convicted at the Old Bailey. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was one of the “worst cases” of child sex abuse it had seen.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Lord Rennard cleared of sexually harassing Liberal Democrat women and says he wants his job back – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in burden of proof, harassment, news, political parties, professional conduct, women by tracey

‘Lord Rennard has been cleared of sexually harassing Liberal Democrat party workers despite an independent review finding “broadly credible” evidence he “violated” the personal space of women.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th Janaury 2014

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Stewart and Natasha Sutherland fined for term-time holiday – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in costs, crime, education, fines, news, school children by tracey

‘A couple who took their children on a week-long holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay £1,000 in costs and fines.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Fracking fears as landowners lay claim to ancient rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in energy, housing, land registration, news by tracey

‘Fears that landowners could use ancient rights to allow fracking under people’s homes have been raised following the disclosure on Wednesday that more than 73,000 claims to manorial rights in England and Wales have been received by the Land Registry. The claims have resulted in thousands of home owners being sent letters informing them that landowners or institutions have the rights to mineral extraction under their property. This has raised fears the landowners could try to exercise those rights for mining or fracking.’

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Daily Teelgraph, 16th Janaury 2014

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Buckingham Palace protester jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2014 in demonstrations, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, social security, trespass by tracey

‘A man who staged a stunt in which he leapt over a vehicle barrier at Buckingham Palace armed with a knife as a protest against his Incapacity Benefit being stopped has been jailed for 16 months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk