Judge calls for action to help soldiers sufering PTSD as he spares veteran – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge warns increasing numbers of soldiers suffering post traumatic stress disorder are coming before the courts as he says “I don’t think we give enough credit to the men who are prepared to lay down their lives on a daily basis for us.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

In the matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

In the matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland) [2014] UKSC 29 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 15th May 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 19th, 2014 in legislation by sally

The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Transparency) Regulations 2014

The Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Conditions) Order 2014

The Representation of the People (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

The Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (Commencement No. 15) Order 2014

The Revenue and Customs (Amendment of Appeal Provisions for Out of Time Reviews) Order 2014

The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Revocation) Regulations 2014

The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Former deputy headmaster jailed for indecently assaulting boys on school trips – The Independent

‘A former deputy headmaster who assaulted boys on school camping trips has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 19th, 2014 in law reports by sally

High Court (Administrative Court)

Teshome v The Lord President of the Council [2014] EWHC 1468 (Admin) (14 May 2014)

Osawemwenze, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1564 (Admin) (14 May 2014)

Heesom v Public Services Ombudsman for Wales [2014] EWHC 1504 (Admin) (15 May 2014)

Benjamin & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1396 (Admin) (15 May 2014)

The Government of Ghana v Gambrah & Anor [2014] EWHC 1569 (Admin) (16 May 2014)

LV, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice & Anor [2014] EWHC 1495 (Admin) (15 May 2014)

High Court (Family Division)

Chai v Peng [2014] EWHC 1519 (Fam) (01 May 2014)

Family Court Decisions (other Judges)

L & CA (Children) [2014] EWFC B53 (13 May 2014)

C (Revocation of Care Order) [2014] EWFC B55 (30 April 2014)

A & C (Children) [2014] EWFC B54 (01 May 2014)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Parkway Construction Ltd (In Liquidation) v Howard De Walden Estates Ltd [2014] EWHC 1533 (TCC) (15 May 2014)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Brockton Capital Llp v Atlantic-Pacific Capital Inc [2014] EWHC 1459 (Comm) (07 May 2014)

Sun United Maritime Ltd v Kasteli Marine Inc [2014] EWHC 1476 (Comm) (14 May 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

The Serial Removal of Children from Young Mothers – is this right? – Family Law Week

‘Maureen N Obi-Ezekpazu, FRSA, Barrister and Mediator, Family Matters, asks what can be done to help the plight of young mothers who have had several children permanently removed.’

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Family Law Week, 18th May 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Permitted use restriction in retail lease breached Competition Act, London court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 19th, 2014 in competition, landlord & tenant, leases, local government, news by sally

‘A ‘permitted use’ restriction in a commercial lease which limited the type of goods that a retail tenant could sell from the premises was in breach of the Competition Act, a county court in London has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2014

Source: www.out-law.com

Prisoners who have absconded should not be in open prisons, says Grayling – The Guardian

‘The justice secretary is to prevent prisoners who have absconded from being placed in open prison conditions after a convicted murderer went on the run for the third time.’

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The Guardian, 19th May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor, and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in April.’

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Family Law Week, 17th May 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

BSB fails to have barrister’s costs reduced to LiP rate – Legal Futures

‘Barristers who successfully defend themselves in disciplinary proceedings can claim their costs at a rate higher than that of a normal litigant in person, the High Court has ruled in a largely unsuccessful judicial review brought by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Legal Futures, 19th May 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Serco facing inquiry over claims of sexual assaults at Yarl’s Wood detention centre – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2014 in complaints, detention, immigration, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Outsourcing giant Serco is to be investigated by MPs after it was forced to publish an internal report into claims of repeated sexual assaults at one of its immigration detention centres.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Golf course judicial review case reversed on appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has reversed the robustly expressed view of Haddon-Cave J (see my post here) that the grant of planning permission to a proposed “exclusive” golf club in Surrey should be quashed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th May 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.co.uk

Approximate grounds – NearlyLegal

Posted May 19th, 2014 in appeals, housing, interpretation, landlord & tenant, news, rent, repossession by sally

‘When a notice is served under Section 8 Housing Act 1988, how precise does the wording of the ground(s) under which possession will be sought have to be?’

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NearlyLegal, 18th May 2014

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

New nursing code: Patients asked to help shape draft – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2014 in codes of practice, consultations, hospitals, news, nurses, standards by sally

‘Patients and the public are being urged to have their say over what standards nurses and midwives should abide by.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Prisoners to challenge indeterminate sentences at UK supreme court – The Guardian

‘The supreme court will hear a challenge by four offenders on Monday who allege that indeterminate sentences infringe the rights of prisoners if they are unable to get on to rehabilitative courses.

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The Guardian, 19th May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police photograph motorists capturing images of crash scene on their mobiles – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2014 in accidents, news, photography, prosecutions, road traffic offences by sally

‘Motorists who use their mobile phones to take photographs of crash scenes while driving could face prosecution, police have said.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk