Badger cull legal challenge in Somerset and Gloucestershire fails – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in agriculture, animals, judicial review, news by tracey

‘A High Court bid to halt this year’s badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, has failed.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Supreme Court agrees to hear key case on intentional homelessness – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 29th, 2014 in appeals, homelessness, housing, local government, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has given an appellant permission to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling over the relevant time for a council to consider whether her homelessness was intentional.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th August 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Modern Slavery Bill: factsheets – Home Office

Posted August 29th, 2014 in bills, forced labour, news, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘These factsheets set out how the measures in the Modern Slavery Bill will help stamp out modern slavery.’

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Home Office, 29th August 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 29th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Transitional and Saving Provisions) (No. 2) Order 2014

The General Betting, Pool Betting and Remote Gaming Duties (Registration, Records and Agents) Regulations 2014

The Special Educational Needs (Code of Practice) (Appointed Day) Order 2014

The Payments to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2014

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Yeo v Times Newspapers Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted August 29th, 2014 in defamation, juries, law reports by tracey

Yeo v Times Newspapers Ltd: [2014] EWHC 2853 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 383

‘Since all factual issues in a libel action were for the eventual substantive tribunal it was inappropriate that the outcome of a preliminary application for trial by jury in such an action should be informed by a decision as to whether the case was about factual allegations or about value judgments.’

WLR Daily, 20th August 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 29th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bailey & Anor v Barclays Bank Plc [2014] EWHC 2882 (QB) (27 August 2014)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Kellie & Anor v Wheatley & Lloyd Architects Ltd [2014] EWHC 2886 (TCC) (27 August 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

Deacon Alan Morris jailed for school sex abuse – BBC News

‘A deacon convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys at a Greater Manchester school has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, learning difficulties, murder, news, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

RBS failed in mortgage business basics and is lucky the fine was just £14.5m – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2014 in banking, financial advice, financial regulation, fines, mortgages, news by tracey

‘Bank hit with its sixth penalty in four years, showing it is still far from being in proper shape to return to the private sector.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Minibus driver jailed for five years for cyclist’s death – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by tracey

‘A minibus driver has been jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

South Yorkshire Police crime recording criticised in new report – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal is still failing to record crimes against children properly, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How can we prevent another Rotherham? – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘It’s not about individuals. Abuse scandals on the same scale will happen again unless we root out systemic failings in Britain – Keir Starmer.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New hospital food rules introduced – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in food, health, hospitals, news by tracey

‘Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new measures being announced by the health secretary.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

William Allitt School teacher Christopher Mallinson banned – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2014 in disqualification, news, professional conduct, teachers by sally

‘A former assistant head teacher who kissed and hugged a pupil has been banned from teaching.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Victims’ right to review – could it affect the criminal justice system? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 28th, 2014 in appeals, criminal justice, Crown Prosecution Service, news, victims by sally

‘Several criminals have been found guilty after victims of crime successfully appealed against the CPS’ original decisions not to bring charges. What has been the effect of the introduction of the “right to review scheme”? And could it affect the criminal justice system?’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 28th August 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Four guilty of killing Dean Mayley in Greenford mugging – BBC News

Posted August 28th, 2014 in attempts, homicide, murder, news, offensive weapons, robbery, young offenders by sally

‘Four teenagers have been convicted at the Old Bailey of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The perils of skiing, reduced bonuses and missed deadlines – Commercial Disputes Blog

Posted August 28th, 2014 in appeals, law firms, negligence, news, time limits by sally

‘The High Court has recently revisited how loss of chance damages will be quantified in professional negligence claims.’

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Commercial Disputes Blog, 26th August 2014

Source: www.rpc.co.uk

Guardianship of the property and affairs of missing persons – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 28th, 2014 in consultations, guardianship, missing persons, news, powers of attorney by sally

‘When a person goes missing, there is currently no legal mechanism for another person to manage his or her affairs during his or her absence. This can lead to the dissipation of the missing person’s assets (for example, through uncancellable Direct Debits) and the deterioration or loss of assets (for example, through lack of maintenance or failure to meet financial obligations, such as mortgage payments).’

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Ministry of Justice, 27th August 2014

Source: www.consult.justice.gov.uk

Regulating a Green and Pleasant Land – Gresham College

Posted August 28th, 2014 in environmental protection, news, speeches by sally

‘Regulation, always a knotty issue, becomes especially complex in environmental studies. Professor Roberts examines the ways that regulation both aids and hinders environmental protection efforts in Britain.’

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Gresham College, 11th August 2014

Source: www.gresham.ac.uk

First-tier Tribunal holds that there is no taxable supply where there is no obligation on a subsidiary company which was receiving subsidiary services from the Group parent – Commercial Disputes Blog

Posted August 28th, 2014 in appeals, news, subsidiary companies, taxation, tribunals by sally

‘In Norseman Gold plc v HMRC[1] the First-tier Tribunal (Judge Colin Bishopp) (“FTT”) dismissed an appeal by Norseman Gold plc (“Norseman”) against assessments made pursuant to section 73 VATA 1994 to recover input tax which had been claimed by it, on the basis that as Norseman had not imposed a charge for its services to its subsidiary companies, there was no taxable supply, for which the company could recover the VAT incurred.’

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Commercial Disputes Blog, 27th August 2014

Source: www.rpc.co.uk