Murder victim Becky McPhee ‘failed by Merseyside Police’ – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2014 in assault, bail, domestic violence, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A series of police blunders contributed to the death of a woman who was murdered by her estranged husband after years of domestic abuse.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014


DCLG opens technical consultation on house building standards – OUT-

‘The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) opened a consultation last week on a series of proposed changes to the existing system of housing standards, which seek to reduce and simplify the rules house builders must comply with.’

Full story, 15th September 2014


Consumer panel calls into question barristers’ £500,000 indemnity limit – Litigation Futures

Posted September 17th, 2014 in barristers, indemnities, insurance, legal profession, legal services, news by tracey

‘The Legal Services Consumer Panel has called into question the existing minimum indemnity cover limit of £500,000 for barristers and called for more research before the limit is extended to firms regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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Litigation Futures, 17th September 2014


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted September 17th, 2014 in legislation by tracey

The Pathfinder National Health Service Trust (Establishment) (Amendment) Order 2014

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2014


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 17th, 2014 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Rentokil Initial 1927 Plc v Goodman Derrick Llp [2014] EWHC 2994 (Ch) (12 September 2014)

High Court (Commercial Court)

MPloy Group Ltd v Denso Manufacturing UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 2992 (Comm) (15 September 2014)


Care Proceedings and the European Dimension: Article 15 Transfers – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister of 15 Winckley Square, considers recent developments in respect of care proceedings involving another European state.’

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Family Law Week, 16th September 2014


Expenses scandal journalist Ben Leapman jailed for rape – BBC News

‘A former deputy news editor of the Sunday Telegraph has been jailed for seven years for raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014


Advertising watchdog bans three ‘copycats’ of government websites – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2014 in advertising, birth certificates, documents, internet, news, passports, visas by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has banned three “copycat” websites masquerading as government channels for health insurance cards, passports and birth certificates, leaving consumers thousands of pounds out of pocket.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2014