EVENT: Discrimination Law Association Annual Conference 2014 – “Discrimination and Economic Inequality: Two faces of disadvantage”

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in Forthcoming events by sally

“This year’s DLA conference “Discrimination and Economic Inequality: two faces of disadvantage” confronts the duality of hardship which increasingly is the reality for far too many people. The critical question: Can you tackle one without the other? will be considered by speakers and in discussions throughout the day. For equality lawyers, advisers and activists, trade unionists and equality officers, this conference offers a unique opportunity to bring together ideas and experience relating to this issue.
Our two keynote speakers, Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the TUC and Colm O’Cinneide, Reader in Law, UCL, will consider from their different perspectives what is needed to overcome both discrimination and economic inequality.
Our outstanding line-up of plenary speakers – Karon Monaghan QC, Robin Allen QC and Stephanie Harrison QC will review where we are now in terms of law and policies that impact on equality. Their sessions will cover developments in UK equality law, recent relevant decisions of the European courts and the equality impact of restrictions imposed under immigration legislation.
As in previous years, during the afternoon participants will be able to choose topics they wish to explore in greater depth during breakout sessions covering a range of current equality law issues. The breakout sessions, led by experienced lawyers with specialist expertise, will provide practical advice in relation to particular areas of law or procedures.
A panel, chaired by Robin Allen QC, reflecting different interest groups within society, will bring the conference back to its main theme – discrimination and economic inequality – and the question “Can you tackle one without the other?”.
A drinks reception at the end of the afternoon will be a great chance for participants and speakers to network.”

CPD hours 5.5

Date: 20th October 2014 9.30am-5.30pm

Location: Baker & McKenzie LLP, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

Charge: see website for details

More information can be found here.

Dave Lee Travis found guilty of indecent assault – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in bail, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a researcher working on TV’s Mrs Merton Show in 1995.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

You’ve got a law degree, but will you make a good lawyer? – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in legal education, news, solicitors by sally

‘It’s not just the academic side of studying law that’s important – you need to build the skills employers value.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ombudsman reins in insurer claims of alcohol abuse – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in alcohol abuse, insurance, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘How much booze is too much? The UK’s financial ombudsman has revealed that some insurers are unfairly accusing their customers of alcohol abuse, or labelling them alcoholics, even though medical evidence showed they only had one or two drinks.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


Posted September 23rd, 2014 in news by sally

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Education and Training Officer

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in by sally

The Executive Council Of the Inn of Court Northern Ireland is recruiting its first ever Education and Training Officer who will be responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of all legal education and continuing professional development to Members of the Bar of Northern Ireland. Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Education and Training Officer’s main responsibility will be to ensure that all pupils and practising Members of the Bar are actively supported throughout their entire careers by means of providing access to a rigorous and relevant programme of ongoing professional development and career guidance.

Essential Qualifications:

• Relevant Training Delivery or Coaching and Mentoring Qualification
• LL.B (or equivalent undergraduate degree in law)

Essential Experience:

• in a professional learning & development role
• in the definition and implementation of a core competency framework
• of drafting and implementing Policy
• of managing and reporting on budgets and tendering processes
• in motivating and supervising small working teams
• in developing long term links with education and networking groups

Additional Essential Knowledge, Essential Skills and Desirable Criteria have been identified which are all available on request of the full Application Pack. Attractive salary and benefits package also available on request.

The Application Pack can be obtained by email from Clare Kelly at clare.kelly@barcouncil-ni.org.uk

The position is full time and permanent subject to a 6 month probationary period.

The deadline for receipt of completed application forms is Friday 10 October 2014 at 12.00 pm.

The Executive Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, religious belief, political opinion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, having or not having dependants, disability or age.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Griffin v Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 1240 (19 September 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Reaney v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust & Anor [2014] EWHC 3016 (QB) (19 September 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Gorgeous Beauty Ltd v Liu & Ors [2014] EWHC 2952 (Ch) (22 September 2014)

High Court (Administrative Court)

K & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Defence & Ors [2014] EWHC 3023 (Admin) (19 September 2014)

London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v The Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC 3020 (Admin) (19 September 2014)

High Court (Patents Court)

Compactgtl Ltd vVelocys Plc & Ors [2014] EWHC 2951 (Pat) (22 September 2014)

Family Court Decisions (other Judges)

MP (Care and Placement Orders) [2014] EWFC B117 (17 September 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

Changes to Practice Direction 21 – Material to be Served and Filed in Relation to Child/Protected Party Settlement Claims – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in children, civil procedure rules, news, practice directions, service by sally

‘With the 75th Update to the Civil Procedure Rules (coming into force 1 October 2014), amendments to Practice Direction 21 (Children and Protected Parties) address the inconsistencies between the rules and practice direction in respect of the material that must be served and filed in relation to child/protected party settlement claims.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Command Papers – GOV.UK

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in parliamentary papers by sally

Government response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report: Ensuring access to working antimicrobials, Cm 8919

Government Response to the House of Commons Health Select Committe Report into Long-Term Conditions, Cm 8937

Government response to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report: UK policy towards Iran, Cm 8920

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

More than 25,000 people caught viewing child porn online – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in complaints, internet, news, police, pornography by sally

‘Operation Notarise, which started this year, has led to 660 arrests. However, the National Crime Agency says that it will never be able to pursue all of those caught up in the inquiry.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man who killed partner and son lays claim to her estate – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in diminished responsibility, homicide, mental health, news, wills by sally

‘A killer who is laying claim to the £80,000 estate of his partner whom he stabbed to death has told a court he is not motivated by money.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Council urges government rethink on end of insolvency LASPO exemption – Litigation Futures

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in barristers, insolvency, news, reports, time limits by sally

‘The Bar Council has urged the government to reconsider its plans to end the Jackson reforms exemption currently applied to insolvency litigation.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Mother prosecuted for forging document to win daughter school place – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in education, fines, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

‘Lura Pacheco, 34, was fined £500 and sentenced to 100 hours’ community service after first prosecution for ‘education tourism’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

The Monstering of Human Rights – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in human rights, media, news, speeches by sally

‘On Friday 19 September I spoke at a very interesting conference at the University of Liverpool on Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality. My talk was entitled The Monstering of Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Don’t be misleading or aggressive to your customers – that’s obvious, isn’t it? – Technology Law Update

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in complaints, consumer protection, news, regulations by sally

‘From 1 October 2014 consumers will have new rights to complain that they have been subjected to misleading or aggressive sales practices or demands for payment, thanks to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading (Amendment) Regulations 2014.’

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Technology Law Update, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Don’t date before divorce, judge tells women – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in divorce, judges, news, women by sally

‘Mr Justice Mostyn said women who begin new relationships soon after their marriage break-up risk harming their divorce settlement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Essex and Suffolk school laptop thefts: Trio to pay £1 – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in burglary, conspiracy, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Three men who stole over 250 laptops and caused damage worth £200,000 at schools across Essex and Suffolk have been ordered to pay back just £1 each.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Q&A: How would ‘English votes for English laws’ work? – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in constitutional reform, devolution issues, news, parliament by sally

‘Q) What is the concept of English votes for English laws?

A) Basically it’s a smart way of politically packaging the conundrum known as the “West Lothian question” that has been ignored by politicians of all persuasions since it was first posed in the 1970s and Westminster began devolving powers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. At its heart is this question: Why should Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs be able to make laws that will not affect the people they represent. For example why should they decide how NHS money is spent when it won’t have any impact on their own constituents?’

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The Independent, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Watchdog investigates Met police over handling of discrimination complaints – The Guardian

‘Scotland Yard is being investigated by a human rights watchdog for deleting references to discrimination from internal reports to avoid problems at tribunals.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk