New Compulsory System for Obtaining Medical Report in Whiplash Claims is on the Starting Blocks. Are You Ready for it? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted March 18th, 2015 in expert witnesses, health, news, personal injuries, reports, road traffic by sally

‘MedCo Registration Solutions’ is the new compulsory system for sourcing medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the PAP for low value PI claims in RTAs.

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th March 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Health system could benefit from greater pharmacist input if legal challenges can be addressed, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, pharmacists by sally

‘The health system in England could benefit if plans to involve pharmacists more in delivering treatments and care in GP surgeries are implemented, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th March 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

EVENT: Modern Law Review 2015 Chorley Lecture – Law as information in the era of data-driven agency

Posted March 18th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker:
Professor Mireille Hildebrandt
Associate Professor of Jurisprudence at the Erasmus School of Law and Chair of Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) at Radboud University Nijmegen.’

Date: 18th June 2015, 6.00pm

Location: Shaw Library, Old Building, London School of Economics

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Witness-informing threatens fairness, Society warns – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 18th, 2015 in Law Society, news, witnesses by sally

‘Informing witnesses of the general nature of a defence case could jeopardise the fairness of the trial, the Law Society has said in response to a consultation on draft prosecution guidance.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th March 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter (PDF)

Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

Source: www.39essex.com

EVENT: IALS – Clarification and Easification of Legislative Drafting

Posted March 18th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘IALS Seminar on the “Clarification and Easification of Legislative Drafting”.

The seminar will be chaired by Daphne Perry, Clarity and the International Association for Plain Legal Language.

Speakers:

Jenny Gracie, Lawyer, Linguist and French-Court Approved Translator and Interpreter;
Daniel Greenberg, Parliamentary Counsel, UK;
Dr Giulia Adriana Pennisi, University of Palermo;
William Robinson, Associate Research Fellow, IALS;
Prof Helen Xanthaki, Sir William Dale Centre, IALS.’

Date: 25th March 2015, 2.30-5.30pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

EVENT: IALS – Chancery Execution of Trusts, c. 1660-1750

Posted March 18th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker:
David Foster, Queen Mary, University of London.
Organised with the London Legal History Seminar.’

Date: 20th March 2015, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

The Equality Act 2010: The interplay of the employment and educational protections – No. 5 Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in appeals, education, employment, equality, news, sex discrimination, tribunals by sally

‘In this case the legislative framework at play was the interplay between the education and employment protections in the Equality Act 2010 (‘the Act’). S56(5) was the particular provision under the microscope, which provides that training or guidance covered by s91(within the education provisions of the Act) falls outside the employment services protection afforded by s55; it provides that s56 ‘does not apply in relation to training or guidance for students of an institution to which s91 applies in so far as it is training or guidance to which the governing body of the institution has power to afford access’.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 12th January 2015

Source: www.no5.com

Hockey stick killer Oral David Bryan jailed for life – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2015 in children, domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed his ex-partner by hitting her with a hockey stick in front of their children has been sentenced to life in prison.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Specialist Family Drug and Alcohol Court is going nationwide – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC), introduced by District Judge Crichton in 2007, has been piloted in London and successfully rolled out to Milton Keynes and Gloucestershire. The court aims to help parents struggling with alcohol or drug abuse where this features as a key element in a local authority’s decision to bring care proceedings.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th March 2015

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Ryanair says it will fight on after Court of Appeal defeat – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in airlines, appeals, competition, mergers, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected Ryanair’s contention that the Competition Appeal Tribunal was incorrect to uphold the Competition Commission’s order that Ryanair should reduce its stake in Aer Lingus from 28.5 to 5 per cent.’

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Zenith Chambers, 16th February 2015

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk

Freedom of Information and Data Protection: Case Law Update 2014 – Thirty Nine Essex Street

‘This paper covers key information rights cases in 2014. The breadth of issues covered below, from legal professional privilege, human rights to vexatious requests, demonstrates the overlap between information law and many other areas of public law. This paper is intended to provide guidance, even for those who are not steeped, day-to-day, in the workings of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) and the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA”), on the practical implications of these developments.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

Source: www.39essex.com

QC status “should be extended” beyond barristers and solicitors – Legal Futures

‘QC status should be available to all advocates appearing in the higher courts, whether or not they are barristers or solicitors, the Legal Services Consumer Panel has said.’

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Legal Futures, 18th March 2015

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

What happens if a beneficiary of a will pre-deceases a testator? – Tanfield Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in charities, news, wills by sally

‘Wills are typically described as “ambulatory” which means that they possess no force or effect prior to the death of the testator. Where the beneficiary of a gift predeceases the testator then as a general rule the gift will fail or “lapse”. Note that a deemed predecease will arise in various cases such as the effect of divorce on a gift made by one spouse to another. The effect is that for the purpose of any gift to that spouse the survivor will be deemed to have predeceased the testator[1]. Another less well known example is the effect of renunciation of a gift.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 19th February 2015

Source: www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Monetary Penalty Notices – Thirty Nine Essex Street

Posted March 18th, 2015 in data protection, news, penalties by sally

‘The purpose of this paper is to provide an introduction to monetary penalty notices. The law is complex and you cannot assume that the ICO has got it right, even though they have published guidance for themselves to follow.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

Source: www.39essex.com

UK benefit cap is lawful, supreme court rules – The Guardian

‘The supreme court has ruled that the government’s benefit cap, which limits unemployed claimants to £500 a week in total welfare payments, is lawful.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake row could force Muslims to print Prophet Mohammed cartoons – lawyer – Daily Telegraph

‘Human Rights barrister claims gay marriage cake court case would erode right to refuse to act against conscience.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

EVENT: King’s College London – The Human Rights Act: the Bill of Rights for the 21st Century?

Posted March 18th, 2015 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘There seems to be little doubt that the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is an occasion to celebrate. Much less secure is the position of its much younger sibling in the list of what are often called “constitutional statutes”, the Human Rights Act 1998. It took the United Kingdom almost 50 years to adopt its own particular “Bill of Rights”, and after its tender fifteen years of operation it is still under attack.’

Date: 24th March 2015, 4.30-6.00pm

Location: Parliament Chamber Inner Temple

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Court of Protection Issues – Thirty Nine Essex Street

‘This paper provides an overview of the procedure which has been put in place to implement the streamlined process by which the Court of Protection may authorise deprivations of liberty following the Supreme Court decision in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and P and Q v Surrey County Council [2014] UKSC 19.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, February 2015

Source: www.39essex.com