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Posted June 21st, 2016 in news by sally

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Neil Walker: The Brexit Vote: The Wrong Question for Britain and Europe – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Referendums are supposed to provide decisive interventions in the affairs of state. They are designed to produce clear ‘yes or no’ answers to large political questions. And as these answers also come with a rare level of popular endorsement, this should facilitate their effective and timely implementation.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 21st June 2016

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

MPs castigate government over court and tribunal fee rises – Litigation Futures

‘MPs have hit out at the government’s approach to increasing court fees, with major changes needed to restore an “acceptable level of access to the employment tribunals”, and also urged ministers not to introduce any more civil court fee rises until there is research into the impact of what has been done to date, particularly on London’s competitiveness as a litigation centre.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th June 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.co.uk

ECHR: not discriminatory to deny same-sex partner a survivor’s pension – OUT-LAW.com

‘Refusing to retrospectively re-write national laws to reflect the “evolving” legal recognition of same-sex couples is not discriminatory, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th June 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Ben Butler guilty of murdering daughter Ellie – BBC News

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter just 11 months after she was returned to his care following a custody battle’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Yes but No – Article 8 and the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘The Supreme Court has finally decided on the issue that has been hanging over private sector possession claims since Pinnock and Powell – whether article 8 proportionality of eviction defence might also apply to the private sector as well as to public body landlords. The Court of Appeal decision (our note here) was frankly unsatisfactory, so finality from the Supreme Court was desirable.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th June 2016

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Bar Council investigates whether ‘third six pupils’ need protection – Legal Futures

Posted June 21st, 2016 in barristers, news, pupillage by sally

‘The Bar Council is looking at whether it needs to take action to protect ‘third six pupils’ from exploitation by chambers as they try to stay in the profession and find a tenancy.’

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Legal Futures, 21st June 2016

SOurce: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mattress foam cartel claim not suitable for fast-track damages procedure, CAT rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 21st, 2016 in competition, damages, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has refused an application by six English mattress makers to use its new fast-track procedure (FTP) to claim damages for anti-competitive behaviour, given the complexity of the underlying issues.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th June 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Jo Cox killing: Thomas Mair to face judge under terrorism protocols – The Guardian

‘A man accused of murdering the Labour MP Jo Cox has appeared again in court, ahead of a further appearance next week when he will face a judge under terrorism protocols.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Worker protection – does it come from the UK or the EU? – OUP Blog

Posted June 21st, 2016 in EC law, employment, news by sally

‘There have been a number of contradictory claims made by politicians and in the media as to where our employment laws and worker protection come from, and whether they are European or home grown. Which is correct.’

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OUP Blog, 19th June 2016

Source: www.blog.oup.com

What are the legal implications if Britain votes leave? – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2016 in constitutional reform, EC law, news, notification, referendums by sally

‘Even if the electorate decides against the EU on Thursday, there will still be several legal obstacles confronting the Brexiteers before they can achieve their goal.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Boy, 14, sentenced for manslaughter of Haile Langa – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 14-year-old boy has been sentenced after being found guilty of stabbing a man to death in London.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

George Galloway pays damages to former aide over dirty tricks claims – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2016 in damages, defamation, news, parliament by sally

‘The former MP George Galloway has issued a court apology and agreed to pay damages to his former assistant Aisha Ali-Khan over claims that she helped her former police officer husband run a dirty tricks operation against him and his Respect party.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Accountant wins legal claim to baronetcy in ‘cuckoo in the nest’ case that could challenge the British class system – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 21st, 2016 in DNA, news, peerages & dignities, Privy Council, time limits by sally

‘A retired accountant from Buckinghamshire is to be made a baronet in a landmark ruling set to shake the foundations of the British system of hereditary titles by opening them up to challenge through DNA tests for the first time.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th June 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Victims as young as one abused by online predators, says NSPCC – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘A one-year-old baby was among thousands of child victims of sex abuse in 2015-16, according to police data on abuse that involved the internet.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Driver beats council in legal battle over 30-year-old unlawful ‘No Entry’ sign – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 21st, 2016 in costs, local government, news, road traffic offences by sally

‘A motorist has beaten a council in a court battle over an illegal ‘No Entry’ sign which has been catching motorists out for 30 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st June 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Gang jailed after Izzet Eren prison break attempt – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in conspiracy, escape from custody, firearms, gangs, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A gang who tried to free a dangerous criminal from a prison van which ended in one of them being shot dead on a London street, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Appeal court to hear first ‘guilty by association’ test cases – The Guardia

Posted June 21st, 2016 in appeals, gangs, joint enterprise, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘The fate of hundreds of youths imprisoned under controversial “joint enterprise” laws could be decisively rewritten this month when the first test cases come before the criminal court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk