On fairness and principle: the legacy of ZZ re-examined – Michael Rhimes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Kiani v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 776 (21 July 2015). In my last post on UKHRB I commented on developments in UK, ECHR and EU jurisprudence relating to procedural fairness in the context of national security.
The developments in this recent case offer some further interesting thoughts on the topic.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th August 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

First fine issued against rogue claims management company – Ministry of Justice

Posted August 7th, 2015 in claims management, fines, personal injuries, press releases by tracey

‘A firm responsible for bombarding people with millions of nuisance calls has become the first to be fined under new claims management regulation powers.’

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Ministry of Justice, 5th August 2015

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

Councils win battle over threshold on developments and s.106 agreements – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 7th, 2015 in housing, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Two councils have won a High Court challenge over Government proposals for a threshold on the size of developments beneath which planning authorities should not seek affordable housing contributions through section 106 agreements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd August 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

LSB publishes report on regulation of in-house lawyers – Legal Services Board

‘The Legal Services Board publishes today responses received to its discussion paper: Are regulatory restrictions in practising rules for in-house lawyers justified? as well as its summary of those responses.’

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Legal Services Board, 29th July 2015

Source: www.legalservicesboard.org.uk

Firearms – making the law more balanced and more effective – Law Commission

Posted August 7th, 2015 in consultations, firearms, press releases by tracey

‘The law governing the ownership and use of firearms is complex and difficult to apply. It is spread across a number of pieces of overlapping legislation, creating significant practical difficulties for investigating authorities and prosecutors, and generating uncertainty for the licensed firearms community.

Today the Law Commission is publishing a scoping consultation paper that identifies what those most pressing problems are. It also makes some provisional proposals as to how they could be remedied. We are asking consultees for their views on the suitability of these remedies.’

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Law Commission, 21st July 2015

Source: www.justice.gov.uk/lawcommission

The BSB publishes Annual Report for 2014-15 – Bar Standards Board

Posted August 7th, 2015 in barristers, press releases, reports by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has now published its 2014-2015 Annual Report which outlines the significant progress it has made towards its strategic aims.’

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd August 2015

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Costs budgeting rules to be lifted for child claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2015 in budgets, case management, children, civil procedure rules, costs, news by tracey

‘Civil procedure rules are set to be changed to make cases relating to children exempt from costs management.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th August 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Malicious use of intimate images : the problem and some practical and legal remedies – Family Law Week

Posted August 7th, 2015 in harassment, injunctions, malicious communications, news, pornography by tracey

‘Ariel Ricci, barrister at Coram Chambers, Julie Pinborough, Founder and Director of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and Frances Ridout, Deputy Director of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre consider the growing problem of “revenge pornography”.’

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Family Law Week, 31st July 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Injuries to Infant with Bone Disorder: latest deliberations of the High Court – Family Law Week

‘Zimran Samuel, barrister of 42 Bedford Row, comments on Mr Justice Peter Jackson’s recent judgment concerning an infant with vitamin D deficiency induced rickets who had suffered multiple fractures.’

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Family Law week, 30th July 2015

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Cherry Groce children to sue Met police for damage shooting caused them – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in compensation, families, firearms, news, police, psychiatric damage, violent disorder by tracey

‘Five children of Cherry Groce, whose shooting by a police officer led to the 1985 Brixton riots, are to sue the Metropolitan police for the damage caused to them after she was paralysed in the bungled raid almost 30 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sportsman granted injunction over Sun story – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in anonymity, injunctions, media, news, privacy, sport by tracey

‘A “prominent and successful” professional sportsman has been granted an injunction preventing a newspaper from publishing a story about his sexual relationship with a female celebrity.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Black people still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police than other ethnic groups – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2015 in news, police, race discrimination, stop and search by tracey

‘Black people are still far more likely than other ethnic groups to be stopped and searched in almost every part of England and Wales despite concerted efforts to tackle the problem.’

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The Independent, 6th August 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Revenge porn laws: First person found guilty under new laws to be sentenced today – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2015 in consent, crime, internet, news, photography, pornography, video recordings by tracey

‘The first person convicted under new “revenge porn” laws is to be sentenced today.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pilot scheme forcing landlords to check tenants’ immigration status ‘has failed’ – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in freedom of information, immigration, landlord & tenant, news, pilot schemes by tracey

‘A pilot scheme to force landlords to check the immigration status of prospective tenants has been a failure, the government’s own data suggests.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ofcom investigates Sky over complaints of ignored cancellation requests – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2015 in contracts, internet, media, news, regulations, telecommunications by tracey

‘The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is investigating Sky over concerns that customers’ attempts to cancel their contracts are being ignored.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Janner abuse proceedings to start in court – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2015 in child abuse, elderly, evidence, mental health, news, trials by tracey

‘Criminal proceedings against Lord Janner over allegations of child sexual abuse in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s are to begin later. The Westminster Magistrates’ Court case comes after a review overturned a Crown Prosecution Service decision not to bring charges because of his dementia.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk