High Court injunction stops committee from hearing village green application – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 25th, 2014 in commons, injunctions, local government, news by sally

‘A landowner has secured an injunction preventing a county council – in its role as a commons registration authority – from convening a committee of its councillors to hear an application to register land as a village green.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Gender inequality at the senior Bar – The Future of Law

Posted April 25th, 2014 in barristers, equality, judiciary, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘On 12 March 2014 Lord Neuberger gave the Rainbow Lecture on Diversity. The lecture concluded with an explicit reference to the duty of all those involved in the legal profession and judiciary to improve the inclusiveness of the legal world.’

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The Future of Law, 24th April 2014

Source: www.futureoflaw.lexisnexis.co.uk

Ignoring the Court of Appeal? – NearlyLegal

‘There has been an odd bedroom tax development, one on which details are tantalisingly still absent. Mr & Mrs Carmichael have won their appeal to the First Tier Tribunal, apparently on the basis of Mrs Carmichael’s disability, so on grounds of Article 14 read with Art 1 Protocol 1. The Tribunal apparently found that it would be unjustifiable discrimination to impose the bedroom tax.’

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NearlyLegal, 24th April 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

EAT not usually entitled to resolve factual disagreements in UK employment cases, Court of Appeal rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 25th, 2014 in appeals, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘The UK’s Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will not normally be able to resolve factual disagreements between parties involved in an employment dispute without parties’ permission, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Boy’s ‘campaign of rape’ against nine-year-old sister – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2014 in incest, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy who carried out a “campaign of rape” against his younger sister has been given a 10-year custodial sentence.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Derby baby’s death: Court ‘disempowered’ carers of killed baby boy – BBC News

‘A baby boy who suffered head injuries inflicted by his father was refused a protection order by the courts, a serious case review has found.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘King of Acid’ rave pioneer given five-year sentence for £1.25m bank cyber-fraud scheme – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2014 in computer crime, conspiracy, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘In the 1980s, Tony Colston-Hayter was the floppy-haired “King of Acid”, the fresh-faced advocate of the emerging rave scene and feisty battler of tabloid critics who suggested his events were drug-fuelled dens of vice and sin.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk