In re Hartmann Capital Ltd (in special administration) – WLR Daily

Posted June 9th, 2015 in administrators, fees, insolvency, law reports by tracey

In re Hartmann Capital Ltd (in special administration); [2015] EWHC 1514 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 241

‘As a matter of construction of article 4 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Commencement No 5 and Saving Provisions) Order 2013, which spoke in specific terms of an administrator “appointed pursuant to the provisions of Part II of the [Insolvency] 1986 Act” and a company which had “entered into administration under Part II of the 1986 Act”, administrators appointed pursuant to the Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/245) were denied the funding possibilities available to other administrators.’

WLR Daily, 13th May 2015


BESTrustees plc v Corbett – WLR Daily

Posted June 9th, 2015 in assignment, debts, law reports, pensions, trusts by tracey

BESTrustees plc v Corbett: [2014] EWHC 3038 (Ch); [2015] WLR (D) 242

‘The trustee or manager of a qualifying occupational pension scheme was entitled to assign a debt arising pursuant to section 75 of the Pensions Act 1995.’

WLR DAily, 16th October 2014


Dear Occupier – Nearly Legal

Posted June 9th, 2015 in costs, housing, land registration, mortgages, news, rent by tracey

‘For reasons that will become clear in this post, rentcharges are a bit of a legal oddity. It has been a new realm for me, but I was intrigued by this case, and wiser members of the NL collective have held my hand as I headed down this particular rabbit hole.’

Full story

Nearly Legal, 8th June 0215


Relief from sanctions- Be sensible or be prepared to pay – Zenith PI Blog

Posted June 9th, 2015 in delay, news, sanctions, service, striking out by tracey

‘Viridor Waste Management Ltd v Veolia ES Ltd [2015] (unreported)
The Claimant was awarded costs on the indemnity basis when the Defendant had taken unreasonable advantage of the Claimant’s late service of its particulars of claim in the hope of obtaining a windfall strike-out when it was obvious that relief from sanctions was appropriate.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 8th June 0215


The Round-up: 21/7 bombers in Strasbourg and other news – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 9th, 2015 in bills, courts, drug offences, freedom of expression, human rights, news by tracey

‘Three high profile cases concerning the UK government have been granted hearings in the European Court of Human Rights grand chamber, putting the relationship between the government and the ECHR “in the spotlight”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 0215


Changes in legislation reflected in new gang definition – Home Office

Posted June 9th, 2015 in crime prevention, drug offences, gangs, injunctions, press releases by tracey

‘The Home Office has today (8 June) published revised statutory guidance to reflect changes to the legislation on gang injunctions.’

Full press release

Home Office, 8th June 2015


Challenge to exceptional funding scheme goes to court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 9th, 2015 in human rights, legal aid, news, official solicitor by tracey

‘A challenge to the government’s safety-net scheme for people denied legal aid because of cuts in scope is to be heard in the High Court tomorrow.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th June 2015


‘Shaming failure’ to protect Eccles cellar girl – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2015 in news, reports, social services, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A girl who was kept in a cellar and repeatedly raped was the victim of a “shaming failing” by those who should have protected her, a report has said. An independent review published by Salford Safeguarding Board said it was “difficult to think of a more vulnerable child”.’

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BBC News, 8th June 0215


Chetham’s violin teacher found not guilty of rape – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2015 in consent, news, rape, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A former violin teacher accused of abusing his power and influence to prey on students has been found not guilty of rape.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 0215


Plans for £80m London mega-mansion rejected after six-year battle – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2015 in housing, London, news, planning by tracey

‘Designs for the latest London mega-mansion for billionaire owners have been rejected after a six-year planning battle because of their “palatial scale” and the substantial harm they would cause to London’s heritage, following a campaign backed by former Monty Python star Terry Gilliam.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2015


Kevin Lane in appeal ‘fight’ over Robert Magill murder – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2015 in appeals, corruption, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police by tracey

‘A convicted murderer recently released from prison has said he is determined to “fight” for justice, believing his case was flawed by a crooked detective.
Kevin Lane was found guilty of shooting dead Robert Magill with a shotgun in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, in 1994. His argument of an “unsafe” conviction by Det Insp Christopher Spackman is being heard at the Court of Appeal on Wednesday and Thursday.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2015


Prison suicides: Warning over segregating at-risk inmates – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2015 in news, prisons, reports, suicide by tracey

‘The suicides of eight prisoners have prompted a warning to prison governors about the risk of keeping “at-risk” inmates in segregation.’

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BBC News, 9th June 0215