Unlocking potential: a review of education in prison – Ministry of Justice

‘Dame Sally Coates’ report and recommendations following her review of education in prison.’

Full report

Ministry of Justice, 18th May 2016

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

Biggest shake-up of prison system announced as part of Queen’s Speech – Ministry of Justice

‘More than 5,000 offenders will be housed in new reform prisons by end of the year as part of largest reform programme since Victorian times.’

Full story

Ministry of Justice, 18th May 2016

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

NHSLA ordered to pay indemnity costs for surveillance video “ambush” – Litigation Futures

‘The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has been ordered by the High Court to pay indemnity costs after sending a last-minute surveillance video to the claimant’s lawyers which resulted in a trial being vacated.’

Full story

Litigation Futures, 16th May 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Barristers unhappy with BSB warning on commercial pressures – Legal Futures

‘Barristers have complained that the decision of their regulator to make public the risk of commercial pressures damaging the Bar could on its own have a negative impact on the profession’s reputation.’

Full story

Legal Futures, 18th May 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Home Secretary’s Police Federation Conference 2016 speech – Home Office

‘Speech given by Theresa May at the Police Federation Annual Conference 2016 in Bournemouth.’

Full speech

Home Office, 17th May 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

BSB echoes Bar Council concerns on equality and access to justice – The Bar Council

‘The Chairman of the Bar Council, Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC has signalled agreement with the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB) concern for equality and diversity in the profession. As the independent regulator reported in its recently published Risk Outlook yesterday, the Bar Council also welcomed the focus on access to justice and on ensuring that consumers’ needs are properly met following the prolonged period of cuts to our system of justice.’

Full press release

The Bar Council, 18th May 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

BSB’s Strategic Plan and Risk Outlook launch provokes lively debate – Bar Standards Board

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) officially launched its Strategic Plan 2016-19 and Risk Outlook last month at a function in central London, to an audience of barristers, representative bodies of the Bar, legal consumer organisations and diversity groups.’

Full press release

Bar Standards Board, 17th May 2016

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Paedophile posed as Zoella to groom children online – Daily Telegraph

‘A sex predator who pretended to be fashion blogger Zoella Sugg has been jailed for eight years for grooming children online.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 18th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

Enterprise Act 2016

Armed Forces Act 2016

Energy Act 2016

House of Commons Members’ Fund Act 2016

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Act 2016

Driving Instructors (Registration) Act 2016

Immigration Act 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 18th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2016

The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2016

The Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2016

The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Banking Surcharge (Information) Regulations 2016

The Town and Country Planning (Operation Stack) Special Development (Amendment) Order 2016

The Fox Valley Way (formerly Steelworks East Access off the A616 Trunk Road, Stocksbridge Bypass) (Detrunking) Order 2016

The Copyright (Free Public Showing or Playing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Iran (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2016

The Patents (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2016

The Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016

The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Regulations 2016

The Bank of England and Financial Services Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2016

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2016

The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Prison and Young Offender Institution (Amendment) Rules 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 18th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Gedi, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 409 (17 May 2016)

Personal Touch Financial Services Ltd v Simplysure Ltd & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 461 (17 May 2016)

Wigley-Foster v Wilson & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 454 (16 May 2016)

Sky Blue Sports & Leisure Ltd & Anor, R (on the application of) v Arena Coventry Ltd & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 453 (13 May 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Kahar, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 568 (17 May 2016)

Fruen & Anor, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 561 (17 May 2016)

Bala & Ors, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 560 (10 May 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

TH v Chapter of Worcester Cathedral & Anor [2016] EWHC 1117 (Admin) (17 May 2016)

Burrows v General Pharmaceutical Council [2016] EWHC 1050 (Admin) (16 May 2016)

JG & Anor v Kent County Council & Ors [2016] EWHC 1102 (Admin) (13 May 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Blomqvist v Zavarco Plc & Ors [2016] EWHC 1143 (Ch) (17 May 2016)

Tuscola (110) Ltd & Anorv The Y2K Company Ltd [2016] EWHC 1124 (Ch) (17 May 2016)

Hamilton v Hamilton & Anor [2016] EWHC 1132 (Ch) (13 May 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Shagang Shipping Company Ltd v HNA Group Company Ltd [2016] EWHC 1103 (Comm) (16 May 2016)

High Court (Family Division)

Local Authority X v HI & Ors [2016] EWHC 1123 (Fam) (12 May 2016)

PH v AH [2016] EWHC 1131 (Fam) (09 May 2016)

LN (A Child) (Without Notice Application for Summary Return) [2016] EWHC 1033 (Fam) (29 April 2016)

Migliaccio v Migliaccio (Rev 2) [2016] EWHC 1055 (Fam) (26 April 2016)

High Court (Patents Court)

Positec Power Tools (Europe) Ltd & Ors v Husqvarna AB [2016] EWHC 1061 (Pat) (10 May 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

Doctor cleared over death of 12-year-old boy – Daily Telegraph

‘A doctor accused of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a 12-year-old boy has been cleared of wrongdoing. Lyndsey Thomas had been on trial at Cardiff Crown Court after being charged in connection with the death of schoolboy Ryan Morse, who died at his home in south Wales following several months of ill health. But on Tuesday the GP was acquitted after a judge directed a jury to return a not guilty verdict on the 42-year-old.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police must confront ‘poison of decades-old misdeeds’, Home Secretary tells officers at annual conference – The Independent

‘The police must confront the “poison of decades-old misdeeds”, the Home Secretary Theresa May has told officers, raising hopes that she is close to ordering an inquiry into police misconduct during the 1980s miners’ strike.’

Full story

The Independent, 17th May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother sentenced to 24 years in prison for murdering two daughters in ‘spasm of violence’ – The Independent

Posted May 18th, 2016 in domestic violence, families, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A mother has been sentenced to at least 24 years in prison for stabbing to death her two young daughters.’

Full story

The Independent, 17th May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Parents of Matthew Green found in Spain after six years fight to see him – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2016 in confidentiality, data protection, families, missing persons, news by tracey

‘The parents of a man found alive six years after he disappeared have said their joy turned to frustration after they were told they could not see him.’

Full story

BBC News, 17th May 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK has one of worst records for gender equality at work – report – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2016 in employment, equality, gender, news, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Researchers rank Britain 11th out of 18 countries, including US, France and Spain, for factors such as pay and board level representation.’

Full story

The Guardian, 18th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Silent bomber’ plotter who planned London terror attack has sentence cut – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2016 in appeals, internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A woman who plotted a terror attack in London had her minimum jail term reduced from 25 to 23 years on appeal.’

Full story

BBC News, 18th May 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk