‘The point at which the new employer becomes responsible for the workers who have been transferred under TUPE rules is a question of fact, not the wishes or intentions of the parties, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed.’
OUT-LAW.com, 22nd August 2014
High Court (Commercial Court)
High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)
‘A mother who beat her three-year-old son to death and hid his body in a suitcase before sparking a huge search for him by claiming he had gone missing has been jailed for 11 years. Rosdeep “Rosie” Adekoya, 34, was originally charged with murdering her son Mikaeel Kular but pleaded guilty last month to the reduced charge of culpable homicide.’
Daily Telegraph, 25th August 2014
‘Britain should resist a rush to overhaul its fundamental legal principles in the face of an “unproven threat” from homegrown militants fighting in Syria and Iraq, the former global counter-terrorism director of MI6 has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Richard Barrett criticised government plans for new laws to tackle British extremists and warned against Boris Johnson’s suggestion that Britons who travel to Iraq or Syria should be presumed guilty of involvement in terrorism unless they can prove their innocence.’
The Guardian, 25th August 2014
‘Barnet council took the landlord of a house in Sunningfields Road, Hendon, to court after discovering he was renting a room which could not be accessed standing up. The head height along the course of the staircase was between 0.7m (27.5 inches) and 1.2m (47 inches) high and the door to the room was also reduced in size.’
The Guardian, 22nd August 2014
Robert Banks seeks an assistant editor to co-write Banks on Sentence and assist him in his legal work.
About Banks on Sentence
Banks on Sentence is the book used by judges, district judges and the legal profession to determine the appropriate sentence. It is the second largest selling criminal practitioner text.
The successful applicant will analyse and summarise new legislation, statutory instruments, Court of Appeal sentencing cases, Sentencing Council publications and other sentencing material. He or she will work closely with the editor, Robert Banks and the manager of Banks on Sentence. Each year there is a programme for the production of the next edition, which is published by Banks on Sentence at the end of April. This programme involves typesetting, design, marketing, and working with the proof-reader and our e-book/app designers.
Candidates must have successfully completed the BPTC or LPC. They must have good IT skills and be able to work well in a small team. Excellent English language skills are necessary with an ability to work to exacting standards. A logical and analytical approach is needed to enable the successful applicant to analyse legislation and case law quickly. A knowledge of sentencing is not required. Blogging and social media skills would be welcome.
The post is ideal for those who want specialist law training before a delayed pupillage or government post. The job also involves helping Robert Banks with his court cases, pro bono work and other legal advice.
The office is on the Kent/Sussex border. There is a railway station nearby (not within walking distance) with trains from London taking about 1 hour. Candidates can be collected from the station on the day of their interview. The pay will depend on the skills of the applicant. The likely salary after an initial two-week trial period would be £28-30,000 dependent on experience.
How to apply
Applicants must reply by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter and CV. Questions may be submitted by e-mail. Details of the book can be found at www.banksr.com
The post will be filled when a suitable candidate has been found.
PO Box 35, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7WS www.banksr.com
Tel: 01435 883838 Follow us on @BanksonSentence
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