MP Simon Danczuk admits wrongly claiming £11,000 expenses – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in expenses, news, parking, parliament by tracey

‘MP Simon Danczuk has been ordered to repay thousands of pounds after admitting an expenses claims “error”.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK faces fresh legal challenge over weak plans to tackle air pollution – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2016 in appeals, EC law, environmental health, news, pollution, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The government faces a new legal challenge to force it to speed up and improve measures to tackle air pollution in British cities. Environmental law group ClientEarth has asked the high court to urgently review the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) latest plans to meet EU targets on the toxic gas NO2 which is emitted from vehicles and industry and is thought to kill about 25,000 people in the UK a year.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK competition authority to review the way it conducts market investigations – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2016 in banking, competition, energy, enforcement, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK is to review the way it conducts market investigations, it has announced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th March 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

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Legal Editor Vacancy

Posted March 18th, 2016 in by sally

Exciting editorial role within online corporate intelligence company www.fromcounsel.com

FromCounsel, an online corporate intelligence service for law firms and in-house lawyers, is looking for a Barrister or Solicitor to join its team as a Legal Editor.

Developed by leading corporate barristers from Erskine Chambers and a team of experienced professional support lawyers, FromCounsel provides a wealth of practical, in-depth, ready-made answers to the crucial questions facing practitioners in their day-to-day work.

This is an exciting opportunity for a conscientious candidate to join this dynamic online company and assist in the production of premium quality content in an innovative, friendly and flexible working environment.

The ideal candidate will be pre-pupillage/training contract, or have a background in legal editorial work.

An interest in corporate law in preferable but not essential.

Positions available now and commencing Summer 2016.

Key responsibilities:

– Providing editorial assistance to PSLs and Head of Content;
– Assisting with the production and updating of content;
– Converting copy into house style;
– Proof-reading and legal research.

Key requirements:

– A minimum 2:1 degree of equivalent qualification;
– An exceptional standard of written English and meticulous attention to detail;
– Excellent research skills;
– A proven ability to work to tight deadline.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send you CV and covering letter to jobs@fromcounsel.com quoting reference ‘FC EDITOR’.

‘Less than substantial harm’ test for heritage site was wrongly applied, rules High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2016 in listed buildings, news, planning by tracey

‘A planning inspector failed to apply a required test when allowing a development that would cause ‘less than substantial harm’ to a designated heritage asset, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th March 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

A case of missing protection – sympathy for Trunki designer but no damages – Technology Law Update

Posted March 18th, 2016 in EC law, news, patents by tracey

‘Last week the UK The Supreme Court ruled against the designer of the award-winning Trunki children’s suitcase. PMS International Group’s competing product, the Kiddee Case, does not infringe Magmatic’s registered design rights.’

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Technology Law Update, 15th March 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Ethics on the bench and in the witness box: The Round-up – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A highly experienced magistrate – Richard Page – has been sacked for airing views opposing same-sex couples being allowed to adopt.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th March 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Council ordered to pay damages to boy over delay in revoking placement order – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 18th, 2016 in damages, delay, local government, news, placement orders by tracey

‘A Family Court judge has ordered a council to pay a 10-year-old boy £5,000 in damages after it failed for three years to seek to revoke a placement order.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th March 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Do initiatives involving substantial increases in stop and search reduce crime? Assessing the impact of Operation BLUNT 2 – Home Office

‘This study assesses the impact on crime of the Metropolitan Police’s Operation BLUNT 2, which ran from May 2008 to April 2011.’

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Home Office, 17th March 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Adoption, foreign nationals and parental consent: where are we now? – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, analyses the implications of a recent judgment in Re JL and AO (Babies Relinquished for Adoption) which concerned the adoption of children with the consent of the foreign parents.’

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Family Law Week, 17th March 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Court rules four children must have vaccines after mother objects – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2016 in children, consent, Islam, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A family court judge has ruled that four children must be immunised after their Muslim mother refused consent because she said vaccines contained pork gelatine.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Macur review: ‘No reason’ to undermine abuse inquiry findings – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, Wales by tracey

‘An inquiry that found “no evidence” of historical abuse by establishment figures in former north Wales children’s homes has been backed by a review. Lady Justice Macur published her two-year review into the 2000 Waterhouse inquiry on Thursday.
She said there was “no reason” to undermine its findings.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Price of getting divorced to soar by a third – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2016 in divorce, fees, news by tracey

‘The price of getting divorced will soar by 34% from Monday as the Ministry of Justice raises its fees to pay for the overall cost of administering justice. The increase, from £410 to £550, is unlikely to deter many of those determined to separate, but it has provoked anger among family lawyers who say the amount is far higher than the actual cost of the legal procedure.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Public inquiry ordered into police killing of Anthony Grainger – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2016 in firearms, inquests, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘A public inquiry has been ordered into the death of a man shot by police. The home secretary, Theresa May, announced that the inquest into the 2012 killing of Anthony Grainger would be converted into a statutory inquiry led by a judge with greater investigative powers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Violent Colombian criminal entitled to compensation for unlawful detention – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, blackmail, compensation, deportation, detention, kidnapping, news by tracey

‘A Colombian national certified as a danger to the public and convicted of crimes including blackmail, kidnapping and assault causing bodily harm is entitled to general damages for unlawful detention, the Court of Appeal has confirmed.
But appeal judges reduced the period for which Isaias Gaviria-Manrique is entitled to an award.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Dr Mohammad Haq guilty of fondling patients -BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in assault, doctors, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A doctor has been found guilty of fondling the breasts of a teenage girl and three women patients during unnecessary clinical examinations.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mass stop and search by police doesn’t reduce crime, says study – The Guardian

‘The use of large “surge” stop-and-search operations by the police has no discernible effect in reducing crime, according to newly released Home Office research. The study looks at the mass use of stop and search by London’s Metropolitan police to tackle knife crime in 2008/09, at a time when officers were carrying out one search every 20 seconds on average nationwide.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deaths in detention a ‘national stain’, says report – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in death in custody, mental health, news, police, prisons, statistics by tracey

‘More than 200 people have died of “non-natural” causes in detention in Britain since the start of 2014, says the Equality and Human Rights Commission.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Couple wins battle over ‘excruciating’ helicopter noise that put Tess Daly off buying their home – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in aircraft, damages, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘A wealthy couple who said “shattering” helicopter noise stymied their hopes of selling their £4m home to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly have scored a landmark High Court victory.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk