British expats lose legal battle for right to vote in EU referendum – The Guardian

‘The high court has rejected an attempt to force the government to grant millions of UK citizens living abroad a vote in this June’s EU referendum.’

Full story

The Guardian, 28th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 28th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

HM Revenue and Customs v Bristol and West Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 397 (27 April 2016)

Richter Gedeon Vegyeszeti Gyar RT v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Mylan) [2016] EWCA Civ 410 (26 April 2016)

London Borough of Croydon v Y [2016] EWCA Civ 398 (26 April 2016)

Cruz v Lancashire Police & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 402 (26 April 2016)

TBO Investments Ltd v Mohun-Smith & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 403 (26 April 2016)

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, R (on the application of) v Epping Forest District Council & Anor (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 404 (22 April 2016)

Quantrell v TWA Logistics Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 399 (22 April 2016)

SB (Jamaica) and ABD (A Minor), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 400 (22 April 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Mittal v R [2016] EWCA Crim 451 (26 April 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ben-Dor & Ors, R (on the application of) v University of Southampton [2016] EWHC 953 (Admin) (27 April 2016)

Dillner, R (On the Application Of) v Sheffield City Council [2016] EWHC 945 (Admin) (27 April 2016)

Galdikas & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 942 (Admin) (26 April 2016)

Cyrus, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 918 (Admin) (26 April 2016)

Cato v The Republic of Peru & Ors [2016] EWHC 914 (Admin) (26 April 2016)

Charman, R (on the application of) v HM Revenue & Customs [2016] EWHC 854 (Admin) (25 April 2016)

National Crime Agency v Davies & Ors (rev 1) [2016] EWHC 899 (Admin) (25 April 2016)

Haralambous v St Albans Crown Court & Anor [2016] EWHC 916 (Admin) (22 April 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Levett-Dunn & Ors v NHS Property Services Ltd [2016] EWHC 943 (Ch) (26 April 2016)

The Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 859 (Ch) (25 April 2016)

Hockin & Ors v The Royal Bank of Scotland & Anor [2016] EWHC 925 (Ch) (25 April 2016)

Bainbridge & Anor v Bainbridge [2016] EWHC 898 (Ch) (22 April 2016)

Van Der Merwe v Goldman & Anor [2016] EWHC 926 (Ch) (22 April 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

Determinations and findings of the Hillsborough inquests – Home Office

Posted April 28th, 2016 in inquests, parliament, press releases, sport, unlawful killing by tracey

‘Home Secretary Theresa May gives a statement on the findings of the Hillsborough inquests.’

Full statement

Home Office, 27th April 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Man sentenced for controlling or coercive behaviour – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Sam Williams has been sentenced for offences including controlling or coercive behaviour’

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Judiciary consults on the Defendant’s Duty of Candour and Disclosure in Judicial Review Proceedings – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted April 28th, 2016 in consultations, disclosure, judiciary by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice has issued a Discussion Paper by Mr Justice Cranston and Mr Justice Lewis, which considers the defendant’s duty of candour and disclosure in judicial review proceedings.’

Full Discussion paper

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 28th April 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Asylum court fee hike makes access to justice a “luxury” for the few – The Bar Council

Posted April 28th, 2016 in asylum, barristers, civil justice, fees, immigration, press releases, tribunals by tracey

‘Plans put forward by the Ministry of Justice yesterday to increase fees for those seeking justice through the Immigration and Asylum tribunal system by 500% is yet another step towards putting access to justice beyond the means of those who most need it, warns the Bar Council.’

Full press release

The Bar Council, 28th April 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Pension changes deter would-be judges, says lord chief justice – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in judiciary, news, pensions, select committees, taxation by tracey

‘George Osborne’s decision to impose a £10,000 tax-free cap on pension contributions is deterring well-paid lawyers from becoming judges, the lord chief justice has said.’

Full story

The Guardian, 27th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Stephen Ward jailed for killing baby son Jordan – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who killed his nine-month-old son by violently shaking him and causing “catastrophic injuries” has been jailed for eight years.’

Full story

BBC News, 27th April 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

South Yorkshire Police chief suspended over Hillsborough – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in inquests, news, police, sport, unlawful killing by tracey

‘South Yorkshire Police chief constable David Crompton has been suspended following the Hillsborough inquests.’

Full story

The Guardian, 27th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Transgender woman facing military service as a man can stay in UK – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in armed forces, asylum, deportation, immigration, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘A transgender woman has been granted sanctuary in the UK to protect her from doing compulsory military service as a man in Singapore. In the first case of its kind, two judges ruled that she should not be forcibly returned to her home country, where she would be forced to do two weeks of military service a year for the next eight years.’

Full story

The Guardian, 27th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Equality watchdog warns junior doctors’ contract is potentially illegal – The Guardian

‘The new contract ministers plan to force on NHS junior doctors discriminates against female medics and is potentially illegal, Britain’s equality watchdog has told the government.’

Full story

The Guardian, 28th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police accused of ‘stark errors’ and ‘cherry picking’ in university rape case – The Independent

‘Police made “stark errors” during an investigation into four young men accused of gang rape, a court has heard.’

Full story

The Independent, 27th April 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hillsborough: The remaining questions – Daily Telegraph

‘As the dust settles after an historic victory for the 27 year Hillsborough justice campaign, The Telegraph tackles some of the remaining questions.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

ASA launches investigation into gender stereotyping of women in adverts – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The UK advertising watchdog is to launch an investigation to see whether rules about the objectification, sexualisation and stereotyping of women in ads need to be tightened.’

Full story

The Guardian, 28th April 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk