Law urgently needed to stop backdated holiday pay claims, employers urge – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2014 in appeals, employment, employment tribunals, holiday pay, news, working time by sally

‘Employers are urging the government to rush through emergency legislation to save thousands of companies from having to pay out hundreds of millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay to up to 5 million people.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family Drug and Alcohol Court: A Practitioners’ and Judge’s Perspectives – Family Law Week

Posted November 4th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, care orders, courts, drug abuse, family courts, news, rehabilitation by sally

‘Sarah Jennings & Esther Lieu, 3PB, with District Judge Julie Exton look at the Family Drug and Alcohol Court.’

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Family Law Week, 31st October 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Free mediation for more separating couples – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 4th, 2014 in arbitration, divorce, legal aid, news by sally

‘More separating couples will benefit from free mediation from 3 November, Simon Hughes has announced.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 4th, 2014 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dart & Ors v R [2014] EWCA Crim 2158 (31 October 2014)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Francis & Anor v Phillips & Anor & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1395 (31 October 2014)[

Redrow Homes Ltd, R (on the Application of) v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ 1433 (31 October 2014)

Platt v BRB (Residuary) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1401 (31 October 2014)

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government v Ioannou [2014] EWCA Civ 1432 (31 October 2014)

Tchenguiz v Director of the Serious Fraud Office & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1409 (31 October 2014)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

National Crime Agency v Azam & Ors (No. 2) [2014] EWHC 3573 (QB) (30 October 2014)

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd v Judge [2014] EWHC 3556 (QB) (31 October 2014)

Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2014] EWHC 3590 (QB) (31 October 2014)

High Court (Chancery Division)

JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank & Anor v Pugachev & Ors [2014] EWHC 3547 (Ch) (30 October 2014)

Bacciottini & Anor v Goldsmith [2014] EWHC 3527 (Ch) (24 October 2014)

Edwards & Anor v Business Environment Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 3540 (Ch) (28 October 2014)

Source: www.bailii.org

Les Laboratoires Servier and another (Appellants) v Apotex Inc and Others (Respondents) – Supreme Court

Posted November 4th, 2014 in appeals, defences, ex turpi causa, law reports, medicines, patents, Supreme Court by sally

Les Laboratoires Servier and another (Appellants) v Apotex Inc and Others (Respondents) [2014] UKSC 55 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th October 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

R (on the application of Moseley (in substitution of Stirling) (AP) v London Borough of Haringey – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Moseley (in substitution of Stirling) (AP) (Appellant) v London Borough of Haringey (Respondent) [2014] UKSC 56 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th October 2014

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

‘Disabled’ bodybuilder Peter Beddoe jailed for fraud – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in fraud, news, sentencing, social security by sally

‘A former Mr Wales who falsely claimed £28,332 in disability benefits whilst competing in bodybuilding contests has been jailed for six months.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Permission to file a respondent’s notice out of time not prevented by Mitchell – The Barristers’ Hub

Posted November 4th, 2014 in appeals, civil procedure rules, news, sanctions, time limits by sally

‘The recent decision in the case of Altomart Limited v Salford Estates (No. 2) Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 1408 gave the Court of Appeal a further opportunity to revisit the issues raised in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd. It provided further indication of how the court is now more willing to grant relief from sanction where such refusal would lead to a potential injustice in the face of little prejudice being caused by the breach.’

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The Barristers’ Hub, 31st October 2014

Source: www.barristershub.co.uk

Newport ‘slavery’ victim Darrell Simester speaks of ordeal – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in forced labour, gipsies, learning difficulties, news, victims by sally

‘It was a case that lifted the lid on modern day “slavery” in Wales. David Daniel Doran was jailed last month for forcing a vulnerable man to work unpaid at a farm near Newport. Now as BBC Wales’ Week In Week Out programme delves further into the case, we take an look at some of the issues raised.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sperm deal children ‘irredeemably marred’ by four-parent feud – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge warns of trauma ‘unleashed’ by fallout from ‘known-donor fertilisation’ arrangement between former friends.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Student with schizophrenia must have son adopted – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2014 in adoption, children, mental health, news by sally

‘A student with a history of severe mental illness has been told by a family court judge that her toddler son must be adopted.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Standards Board left with £100,000 bill after QASA costs ruling – Legal Futures

Posted November 4th, 2014 in appeals, barristers, costs, news, public interest, quality assurance, trials by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is facing a bill for over £100,000 after the Court of Appeal ruled that there was no need for it to be separately represented at the hearing of the judicial review against the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).’

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Legal Futures, 4th November 2014

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2014 in crime, homicide, internet, murder, news, suicide by sally

‘Researchers at Birmingham City University have identified six types of killer who use Facebook to commit crimes, in the first-ever study on how the social networking site can affect criminal behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

IPCC inquiry into North Wales Police paedophile delays – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2014 in complaints, delay, news, police, sexual offences, Wales by sally

‘The police watchdog is to investigate North Wales Police’s delay in looking into allegations of child sex abuse uncovered by Canadian police.’

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BBC News, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge attacks Chris Grayling for failing to provide prisoners with healthy sex courses – Daily Telegraph

‘High Court judge says the Justice Secretary is failing in his duty to provide the course high-risk prisoners need to take before they are considered for release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd November 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Jackson calls for single limitation period – Litigation Futures

Posted November 4th, 2014 in contracts, judges, Law Commission, limitations, news, reports, speeches by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has called on the government to create a “single core limitation regime” for all claims in contract and tort, as recommended by the Law Commission.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th November 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Sentence for Ann Maguire’s killer ‘out of step with rest of western Europe’ – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2014 in mental health, murder, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘The 20-year minimum sentence handed out to the killer of teacher Ann Maguire is too harsh and puts Britain out of step with more lenient attitudes in the rest of Europe, according to a leading youth justice campaigner.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk