Female PE teacher banned from the classroom for life for having sex with 15-year-old female pupil – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 17th, 2015 in disqualification, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘A games coach at a top boarding school has been banned from teaching after she had lesbian sex with one of her 15-year-old pupils at her parent’s house.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2015

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Frank Wijckmans talk to Law Vox about competition law – OUP Law Vox

Posted June 17th, 2015 in competition, EC law, news, third parties by sally

‘In this podcast competition law expert Frank Wijckmans talks to George Miller about many aspects of competition law. In a wide-ranging discussion they cover definitions and awareness, leniency and fining regimes, and recidivism as well as liability and third party claims. Frank also situates cartels within the broader landscape of EU competition law and discusses how much of priority they are to the authorities.’


OUP Law Vox, 6th June 2015

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Appeal ruling backs representation in deprivation of liberty cases – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 17th, 2015 in appeals, Court of Protection, disabled persons, mental health, news by sally

‘In an unusual judgment, the Court of Appeal has ruled that streamlined procedures introduced by the Court of Protection must not prevent people who lack capacity from participating in or having legal representation at hearings affecting their liberty.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th June 2015

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Online platforms face growing risk of defamation claims, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 17th, 2015 in defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘The rise in the number of defamation claims before the High Court and Court of Appeal in London last year could reflect the growing risk online platforms face from such claims, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2015

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Why do corporate lawyers need to know about human rights? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 17th, 2015 in EC law, human rights, mergers, news, regulations, United Nations by sally

‘Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, human rights due diligence requirements are progressively finding their way into hard law, for instance, in reporting and compliance regulations. Examples of recent regulatory developments include the EU Directive on non-financial reporting, the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, and section 1502 of the US Dodd-Frank Act. Proposals relating to mandatory human rights due diligence have been initiated in the EU, France and Switzerland, and the UN Human Rights Council has now appointed an intergovernmental working group to explore the possibility of a binding treaty on business and human rights.’
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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th June 2015

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Architect accused by boss of ‘maternity paranoia’ wins £250k payout – Daily Telegraph

‘Tribunal hears Julie Humphryes felt she was being ‘marginalised by the company’ while she was on maternity leave.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2015

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Head of legal aid’s pay rise an ‘insult’ to solicitors after fees fall 17.5% in last year – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2015 in budgets, legal aid, news, solicitors by sally

‘A pay rise of more than 10% for the head of the body that oversees legal aid has been described as an insult by solicitors whose fees have been slashed on his watch.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2015

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Dispelling myths about EU law – OUP Blog

Posted June 17th, 2015 in copyright, EC law, intellectual property, news, patents by sally

‘What are the most common myths surrounding the laws of the European Union? We asked two experts, Phil Syrpis and Catherine Seville, to describe and combat some misconceptions. From the Maastricht Treaty to intellectual property law, here are some of the topics they addressed.’

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OUP Blog, 17th June 2015

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Stepping Hill hospital deaths: Nurse Victorino Chua launches appeal – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2015 in grievous bodily harm, hospitals, murder, news, nurses, sentencing by sally

‘A nurse convicted of murdering two patients at the hospital where he worked has launched an appeal against his conviction.’

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BBC News, 16th June 2015

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‘Super recognisers’ used by the police to identify criminals and spot offenders in crowds – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2015 in identification, news, police by sally

‘People with the ability to remember faces that they have barely seen before are being recruited by the police as “super recognisers” to help identify criminals and keep tabs on offenders in large crowds.’

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The Independent, 16th June 2015

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Number of sexual assaults reported on children rises to 85 a day – The Guardian

‘Police are recording 85 sexual assaults on children each day after an increase of more than a third in reports of abuse and exploitation, new figures have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 17th June 2015

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