EVENT: RSA – Why People Do Bad Things

Posted May 11th, 2016 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘What informs our views on crime? Why do myths prevail across the political spectrum? How can we begin to understand crime for what it is – as a risk that can be managed and, more importantly, reduced?’

Date: Thursday 19th May 2016, 1.00-2.00pm

Location: Great Room Auditorium, RSA House

Charge: Free, registration required

More information can be found here.

Judge Refuses To Force Alleged Hacker To Reveal His Passwords – RightsInfo

‘A UK law enforcement agency asked a court to force alleged hacker Lauri Love to reveal passwords for computers they confiscated. The Court said no. The problem? That would bypass human rights safeguards UK Parliament built into investigatory powers laws.’

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RightsInfo, 11th May 2016

Source: www.rightsinfo.org

Bring your own device: managing the risks – Future of Law

Posted May 11th, 2016 in confidentiality, data protection, employment, human rights, news, privacy by sally

‘Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – the practice of employees routinely using their personal laptops, mobiles and other internet connected devices for work – has become increasingly common over recent years, with one survey suggesting that BYOD has already been taken up by over half of UK workers. Using a single device at home and at work can pay dividends for both employees and employers in terms of convenience, increased efficiency and reduced cost. But there are also various risks that need to be managed, especially in the case of law firms which handle sensitive client data.’

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Future of Law, 9th May 2016

Source: www.blog.lexisnexis.co.uk

Brexit brainstorming: immigration analysis – New Law Journal

Posted May 11th, 2016 in citizenship, EC law, freedom of movement, immigration, news, referendums by sally

‘How will UK-based EU citizens fare in the event of a full Brexit? Kate Beaumont gets an expert opinion from Tim Eicke QC.’

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New Law Journal, 6th May 2016

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

What’s really in the bests interests of children from other European countries involved in care proceedings? – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Phillimore, barrister, of St John’s Chambers considers the ‘best interests’ test under Article 15 of Brussels IIR in the light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re N.’

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Family Law Week, 6th May 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Classifieds

Posted May 11th, 2016 in news by sally

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Managing Editor Vacancy

Posted May 11th, 2016 in by sally

Are you a solicitor or barrister looking for a change of direction?

We are a rapidly growing online legal content company based in London WC1. Brought to you by the team behind FromCounsel, the leading corporate intelligence service developed by barristers from Erskine Chambers and experienced Professional Support Lawyers from city firms, we are a well-funded legal-tech start-up looking for experienced qualified lawyers to work on an exciting new project within the legal services market.

We are looking for top-quality lawyers with backgrounds in well-respected firms or chambers with significant post-qualification experience advising clients within one of the following areas of practice: Company/Corporate, Commercial (contract, dispute resolution, debt, insolvency), Employment, Commercial Property, IP/IT. Experience in ancillary areas may also be considered.

You will be leading a team of junior writers to develop, deliver and maintain written legal content for an innovative new online legal know-how service. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating and ensuring quality control of content within your allocated area of expertise. You will also be liaising with other in-house lawyers to develop the product so must be comfortable both working in a team and taking individual ownership of projects to secure results. Flexibility and an enthusiasm for applying your expertise outside of traditional legal working environments are a must.

You will bring strong practical experience of your area of practice, understand the needs of different audiences and be able to tailor your advice and adapt accordingly. You will have a demonstrable flair for writing easy-to-read, original, high-quality content and a genuine interest in communicating knowledge to others. An excellent standard of written English and a commitment to delivering a consistently high standard of work to deadline are absolutely essential requirements of this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for qualified lawyers looking to join a dynamic online company and use their legal expertise in a rewarding, flexible and friendly working environment. Full and Part-time positions available.

Essential

* Qualified Solicitor or Barrister.

* Exceptional written communication skills and meticulous attention to detail.

* Extensive technical legal knowledge and practical experience advising lay clients in one or more of the above practice areas.

* Strong research skills.

* Demonstrable commercial awareness and an interest in innovation in the delivery of legal services.

* Ability to write within a defined tone of voice.

* Ability to distil technical legal content into easily understood, accessible copy with broad appeal.

* Ability to take ownership of a project and lead a team of junior writers to deliver results.

* A proactive approach and enthusiasm for working in a start-up environment.

* Demonstrable ability to complete projects to demanding deadlines.

* Copy-editing and proof-reading skills.

Desirable

* Prior editorial, writing, content experience.

* Prior experience leading/managing a team or commercial project.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the role requirements to jobs@emeraldstreetventures.com quoting reference ‘Managing Editor’.

Legal Editor Vacancy

Posted May 11th, 2016 in by sally

We are a rapidly growing online legal content company based in London WC1. Brought to you by the team behind FromCounsel, the leading corporate intelligence service developed by barristers from Erskine Chambers and experienced Professional Support Lawyers from city firms, we are a well-funded legal-tech start-up looking for law graduates to work on an exciting new project.

The ideal candidate will have pupillage/training contract lined up to start in Autumn 2017/8 and be looking for interesting opportunities to develop their legal skills in the intervening period.

We are also interested in hearing from recently qualified lawyers wishing for a change in direction and those with a background in legal journalism/editorial work.

The role will be focused on producing written legal content for an online platform. As such, an excellent standard of written English is an absolutely essential requirement of this role.

You will have a flair for researching and writing easy-to-read original content and a commitment to delivering a consistently high standard of work. You must understand the needs of different audiences and be able to tailor and adapt your writing accordingly.

You will have strong legal research skills that can be applied to any given subject matter. You will have a proven ability to quickly understand and digest legal materials and articulate complex issues in a clear, concise and engaging manner.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a conscientious candidate to join this dynamic online company and assist in the development of a quality legal content service in a friendly and flexible working environment.

Essential

* A minimum 2:1 degree in Law (or equivalent).

* Exceptional written communication skills and meticulous attention to detail.

* Excellent research skills and a willingness to work across a wide range of topics.

* Commercial awareness and strong results orientation.

* Able to write within a defined tone of voice.

* Able to turn technical content into easily understood, accessible copy with broad appeal.

* Able to work both independently using own initiative and within a team.

* Demonstrable ability to complete projects to demanding deadlines.

* A proactive, flexible approach and enthusiasm for working in a start-up environment.

Desirable

* Prior editorial/copy writing experience.

* Practical experience/a particular interest in one or more of the following areas of law: Company/Corporate, Commercial (contract, dispute resolution, debt, insolvency), Employment, Commercial Property, IP/IT.

* LLM, LPC or BPTC qualified.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the role requirements to jobs@emeraldstreetventures.com quoting reference ‘Legal Editor’.

Evidential flexibility policy is additional to the provisions of the Immigration Rules – Free Movement

Posted May 11th, 2016 in appeals, documents, evidence, immigration, news by sally

‘In yet another case highlighting the absurdly hostile, bureaucratic and inflexible nature of the UK’s Points Based System the Court of Appeal has held that a Tier 1 Entrepreneur might benefit from a policy on evidential flexibility that was “much broader” than the rules themselves. The case is SH (Pakistan) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 426.’

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Free Movement, 11th May 2016

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Hillsborough verdict sparks call to rebalance police and criminal justice system – The Guardian

‘A cross-party campaign for radical reform of the police and criminal justice system in light of the Hillsborough inquests verdict has been launched by the shadow home secretary, Andy Burnham.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal Services Board makes the case for regulatory independence – Legal Futures

‘The lack of independence between the legal regulators and representative bodies risks undermining the credibility of regulation and allows the likes of the Law Society and Bar Council to delay reforms that would benefit competition, the Legal Services Board (LSB) said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

New Home Office instruction on risk assessment for immigration detainees – Free Movement

Posted May 11th, 2016 in codes of practice, detention, immigration, news by sally

‘A new Detention Services Order, DSO 03/2016, has been issued by the Home Office. The name is innocuous — Considering detainee placement — but we can hope that it will have a significant impact because what it really requires is a proper risk assessment before a person is accepted into immigration detention. And about time too. We have in recent years seen some appalling and utterly in humane detention decisions, at least one of which appears directly to have led to the death of a very vulnerable elderly man, Alois Dvorcak.’

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Free Movement, 9th May 2016

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Court of Appeal upholds rejection of bid to register rights of common – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2016 in animals, appeals, commons, judicial review, local government, news, notification by sally

‘A county council has successfully defended in the Court of Appeal its decision to refuse an application to register rights of common under the Commons Act 2006.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

13 ways you might be accidentally breaking the law, according to lawyers – The Independent

‘Various ways in which people may inadvertently break the laws of the UK while at home have been listed by lawyers.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court refuses request to force alleged hacker to divulge passwords – The Guardian

‘An alleged hacker fighting extradition to the US will not have to give the passwords for his encrypted computers to British law enforcement officers, following a landmark legal ruling.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Oxford University law students being issued with ‘trigger warnings’ before lectures – The Independent

‘Undergraduate law students at Oxford university are being issued with “trigger warnings” before lectures containing material deemed too “distressing” – a move which has drawn criticism from academics.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Farmer awarded £1m noise compensation from Stansted airport still waiting for pay-out 17 years later… as white lines haven’t been finished – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2016 in airports, compensation, housing, news, noise by sally

‘A farm owner who won £1 million from Stansted because planes flying over his £2 million home slashed its value in half is still waiting for the pay-out 17 years later.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

EE gets Three’s muppet ad banned over ‘undisputed’ reliability claim – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2016 in advertising, competition, complaints, inquiries, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A Muppet-themed ad by mobile phone provider Three has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after rival EE complained over its claim to be the “undisputed” most reliable network.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Thousands on the run after skipping court bail – BBC News

‘Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal highs brought low as councils employ banning orders to curb use – The Guardian

‘Critics say antisocial behaviour laws used by local authorities ahead of an all-out ban on legal highs have already criminalised vulnerable people ‘by the back door’.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk