EVENT: IALS – Innovation and continuity in law making

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Annual Sir William Dale Memorial Lecture, organised by the Centre for Legislative Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.’

Date: 14th May 2014, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required.

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – Law, Gender and Sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘This event, organised collaboratively by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the British Library, will be held at IALS in London on the 19th May 2014.

As with previous events in this series of national socio-legal training days, the aim is to draw attention to archives and content that newcomers to the field may not be aware of and to consider the methodological and practical issues involved in analysing sources.

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent Law School)
Elizabeth Dawson (IALS Archives of Legal Education)
Professor Fiona Cownie (Keele University School of Law)
Heather Dawson & others (LSE Library, Archives & Special Collections)
Jon Sims (British Library)
Professor Leslie J Moran (Birckbeck School of Law)
Dr Polly Russell (British Library)
Professor Richard Collier (Newcastle Law School)
Professor Rosemary Hunter (Kent Law School)
Dr Rosie Harding (Birmingham Law School)
Daniel Monk (Birkbeck)
Dr Dominic Janes (Birkbeck)’

Date: 19th May 2014

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

EVENT: Birkbeck – Criminalizing extreme pornography: In conversation with Myles Jackman

Posted March 10th, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Myles Jackman is a solicitor at Hodge Jones and Allen who specializes in extreme pornography and obscenity offences. He blogs at ObscenityLawyer and tweets at @ObscenityLawyer.

Myles will be in conversation with Professor Leslie Moran. The event is part of a Law and Visual Culture seminar series.’

Date: 14th March 2014, 6.30-8.00pm

Location: Birkbeck College, Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London

Price: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 10th, 2014 in legislation by sally

The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

The Registration of Overseas Births and Deaths Regulations 2014

The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Rules 2014

The International Tax Compliance (Crown Dependencies and Gibraltar) Regulations 2014

The Real Estate Investment Trust (Amendments to the Corporation Tax Act 2010 and Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2014

The Local Elections (Principal Areas) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Rules 2014

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) Regulations 2014

The Consular Fees (Amendment) Order 2014

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Consumer Credit) (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2014

The Legislative Reform (Overseas Registration of Births and Deaths) Order 2014

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2014

The County Court Jurisdiction Order 2014

The Electoral Commission (Limit on Public Awareness Expenditure) Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

The Section 5 Defamation Act 2013 Regulations: Cumbersome and of questionable benefit? – 5RB

Posted March 10th, 2014 in defamation, internet, news, regulations by sally

‘Much has been written on the mental gymnastics required by the Defamation (Operators of
Websites) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) issued under section 5 of the Defamation
Act 2013 (“the Act”).’

Full story

5RB, 4th March 2014

Source: www.5rb.com

Coming to a tribunal near you: Anti-competitive practices and land agreements? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in competition, enforcement, jurisdiction, news, restrictive covenants, tribunals by sally

‘The First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) has just been asked to decide whether it has jurisdiction to make a determination as to whether a restrictive covenant is void and unenforceable pursuant to the “Chapter I Prohibition” under the Competition Act 1998 (“the Act”).’

Full story

Hardwicke Chambers, 5th March 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

“Game, set but not quite match” following the C of A decision re rents in administration – 11 Stone Buildings

Posted March 10th, 2014 in administrators, expenses, insolvency, leases, news, rent by sally

‘Many commercial landlords will be delighted with the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision in Jervis v Pillar Denton Limited (Game Station) and Others [2014] EWCA Civ 180, overruling the decisions in Goldacre and Luminar. The Court of Appeal held that, applying the Lundy Granite principle, the question of whether quarterly rent due under a lease was an administration expense or a provable debt depended not on whether the rent fell due during the period of the administration, but whether the property had been used for the benefit of the administration. Sarah Clarke gives the background to these cases, sets out the Game appeal decision and highlights its consequences as well as the real concerns for officeholders.’

Full story

11 Stone Buildings, February 2014

Source: www.11sb.com

The prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013: What will it do? – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in fraud, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by sally

‘This presentation considers the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act (―the Act‖), which came into force on 15 October 2013, from a practical perspective. A brief background to the Act will be set out below at paragraphs 3 to 7 along with the intended effects. There will then follow an examination of the provisions of the Act and an evaluation of its likely future impact and use, particularly on and by local authorities and housing associations.’

Full story

Hardwicke Chambers, 28th February 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Second bites at the cherry, defective witness statements and sanction: a practical view from the Bar – Littleton Chambers

‘In his monthly column, James Bickford Smith discusses the Court of Appeal’s recent guidance on communications with judges after draft judgments are circulated, some interesting judicial
observations on defective witness statements, and the Commercial Court’s important relief from
sanctions decision in Re C (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 70.’

Full story

Littleton Chambers, 7th March 2014

Source: www.littletonchambers.com

Recent Developments In Tax Planning From A European Perspective: The Impact on Off Shore Jurisdictions – Six Pump Court

Posted March 10th, 2014 in disclosure, EC law, money laundering, news, taxation, trusts by sally

‘As part of a pan European project to cut down on alleged illicit money laundering through financial institutions and legally created entities such as companies, foundations and trusts, the European Union has launched its fourth anti-money laundering Directive.’

Full story

Six Pump Court, 7th March 2014

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk

Ilott v Mitson [2014] EWHC 542- Appeal with caution – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in appeals, financial provision, news, wills by sally

‘On 3 March 2014 Mrs Justice Parker handed down judgment in the appeal on the issue of quantum in the case of Ilott v Mitson [2014] EWHC 542 (Fam). The case concerned an application for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”).’

Full story

Zenith Chambers, 6th March 2014

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Supreme Court rules on EU conditions for asylum seekers – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 10th, 2014 in asylum, EC law, human rights, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision on the correct test for when an asylum seeker or refugee resists their return to another EU country (here Italy) in which they first sought or were granted asylum. The parties before the court all agreed that the test applied by the Court of Appeal, namely a requirement for a systemic deficiencies in the listed country’s asylum procedures and reception conditions was incorrect.’

Full story

UK Human Rights Blog, 10th March 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Law on hospital blame ‘does not go far enough’ – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2014 in health, hospitals, inquiries, mistake, news by sally

‘A father who has campaigned for 24 years to hold doctors to account for the death of his son from a treatable disease has said that landmark proposals to impose a duty of candour on all healthcare organisations would be a huge advance – but do not go far enough.’

Full story

The Independent, 9th March 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Why the FA banned Anelka for 5 games – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted March 10th, 2014 in disciplinary procedures, news, penalties, racism, sport by sally

‘The FA has just published the written reasons of the Regulatory Commission chaired by Christopher Quinlan QC considering the disciplinary proceedings against the Player Nicolas Anelka for making the alleged anti-Semitic “quenelle” salute during a Premier League game. The Commission decided to ban Anelka for 5 matches, fine him and order him to attend a compulsory education course.’

Full story

Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 10th March 2014

Source: www.sportslawbulletin.org

Prison day release rules to be tightened, minister says

Posted March 10th, 2014 in electronic monitoring, news, prisons, rehabilitation, release on licence by sally

‘Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes committed by offenders temporarily out of jail.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Assisted suicide could be legalised as Government allows free vote – The Independent

Posted March 10th, 2014 in assisted suicide, bills, news, parliament by sally

‘MPs and peers will be given a free vote on whether to change the law on assisted suicide, the Government said on Sunday.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Clare’s law letting women know if partner has abusive past rolled out – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2014 in criminal records, disclosure, domestic violence, news by sally

‘Women will be able to find out if their partners have an abusive past as the domestic violence disclosure scheme – known as Clare’s law – is rolled out across every police force across England and Wales.’

Full story

The Guardian, 8th March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal aid cuts for prisoners face high court challenge – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2014 in budgets, legal aid, ministers' powers and duties, news, prisons by sally

‘The government’s decision to deprive prisoners of legal aid has been challenged in the high court on Thursday by charities warning that it will hamper rehabilitation efforts and fail to save money.’

Full story

The Guardian, 6th March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lawyers to walk out for second time in protest against legal aid cuts – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2014 in barristers, budgets, industrial action, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘Barristers and solicitors will attempt to bring the criminal justice system to a standstill on Friday in protest at the government’s latest round of £215m cuts to legal aid.’

Full story

The Guardian, 7th March 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 10th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dang & Ors v R [2014] EWCA Crim 348 (07 March 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Bailey & Anor v Angove’s PTY Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 215 (07 March 2014)

Mohamoud v Birmingham City Council [2014] EWCA Civ 227 (07 March 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Malvicini v Ealing Primary Care Trust [2014] EWHC 378 (QB) (05 March 2014)

McCreaner v Ministry of Justice [2014] EWHC 569 (QB) (07 March 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Ors [2014] EWHC 568 (Ch) (05 March 2014)

Burnard v Burnard & Ors [2014] EWHC 340 (Ch) (03 March 2014)

Bank St Petersburg & Anor v Arkhangelsky & Ors [2014] EWHC 574 (Ch) (05 March 2014)

High Court (Family Division)

Ivleva v Yates [2014] EWHC 554 (Fam) (04 March 2014)

AS (a child), Re [2014] EWHC 606 (Fam) (04 March 2014)

F (Abduction: Consent), Re [2014] EWHC 484 (Fam) (25 February 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Alexander, R (on the application of) v The Parking Adjudicator & Anor [2014] EWHC 560 (Admin) (07 March 2014)

Rosemarine, R (on the application of) v The Office for Legal Complaints [2014] EWHC 601 (Admin) (07 March 2014)

Sturgess, R (on the application of) v Swansea County Court & Ors [2014] EWHC 608 (Admin) (06 March 2014)

Naylor v Essex County Council [2014] EWHC 90 (Admin) (07 March 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org