Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in appeals, artificial intelligence, computer programs, fines, London, news, parking by sally

‘An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 29th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Bancoult, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No 2) [2016] UKSC 35 (29 June 2016)

Goluchowski and Sas v District Court and Circuit Court in Poland [2016] UKSC 36 (29 June 2016)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Shehzad & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 615 (29 June 2016)

Forster v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 609 (29 June 2016)

Gill v Birmingham City Council [2016] EWCA Civ 608 (28 June 2016)

Birdlip Ltd v Hunter & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 603 (28 June 2016)

Interactive Technology Corporation Ltd v Ferster & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 614 (28 June 2016)

PT (Sri Lanka) v Entry Clearance Officer, Chennai [2016] EWCA Civ 612 (27 June 2016)

Stormharbour Securities LLP v Dusek & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 604 (24 June 2016)

Cleland, R (On the Application Of) v The Lord Chancellor [2016] EWCA Civ 571 (24 June 2016)

Warners Retail (Moreton) Ltd v Cotswold District Council & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 606 (24 June 2016)

Ahmad & Ors v Bank of Scotland Plc & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 602 (24 June 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Walker, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 751 (29 June 2016)

Rudling, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 741 (21 June 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Johnson-Ogbuneke v General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 1474 (Admin) (28 June 2016)

Irving, R (on the application of) v Mid-Sussex District Council & Anor [2016] EWHC 1529 (Admin) (28 June 2016)

Jewish Rights Watch (t/a Jewish Human Rights Watch), R (on the application of) v Leicester City Council [2016] EWHC 1512 (Admin) (28 June 2016)

Abdulkadir & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1504 (Admin) (28 June 2016)

Cooper, R (on the application of) v Ashford Borough Council & Anor [2016] EWHC 1525 (Admin) (24 June 2016)

Alsaifi v The Secretary of State for Education (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 1519 (Admin) (24 June 2016)

Biffa Waste Services Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue And Customs [2016] EWHC 1444 (Admin) (23 June 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Canal & River Trust v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2016] EWHC 1547 (Ch) (29 June 2016)

Ingram & Anor v Ahmed & Ors [2016] EWHC 1536 (Ch) (29 June 2016)

Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd (t/a Allen & Hanburys) & Anor v Sandoz Ltd [2016] EWHC 1537 (Ch) (28 June 2016)

McGuinness v Preece & Ors [2016] EWHC 1518 (Ch) (24 June 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Monde Petroleum SA v Westernzagros Ltd [2016] EWHC 1472 (Comm) (28 June 2016)

Imperator I Maritime Company v Bunge SA [2016] EWHC 1506 (Comm) (24 June 2016)

High Court (Family Division)

PKA v CJC [2016] EWHC 1567 (Fam) (22 June 2016)

QS v RS & Anor [2016] EWHC 1443 (Fam) (16 June 2016)

High Court (Patents Court)

NAPP Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd v Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (UK) Ltd & Anor [2016] EWHC 1517 (Pat) (28 June 2016)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

KLM v EUI Ltd [2016] EWHC 1497 (QB) (24 June 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

Domestic violence consultation deadline looms – Legal Voice

Posted June 29th, 2016 in consultations, domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is undertaking national research as to the fitness for purpose of the legal aid domestic violence (DV) evidence requirements. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) research follows the earlier successful challenge by Rights of Women (R (Rights of Women) v Secretary of State for Justice [2016] EWCA CIV91).’

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Legal Voice, 29th June 2016

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Aldi adverts claiming savings were misleading, ASA rules – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘Three Aldi adverts claiming customers could make significant savings were misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 29th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Education (Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Offshore Installations (Safety Zones) (No. 3) Order 2016

The Building Societies (Floating Charges and Other Provisions) Order 2016

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (Commencement No. 8 and Commencement No. 7, Transitional Provisions and Savings (Amendment)) Order 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Bet365 faces legal action over delay in paying winning punter £54,000 – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in electronic commerce, gambling, news by sally

‘Bet365, one of the internet’s biggest bookmakers, is facing legal action from a customer over its failure to transfer a £54,000 balance to her bank account despite repeated requests over a period of months. While refusing to release the backer’s winnings on a series of horse racing bets, Bet365 also told her that she would be restricted to a maximum stake of £1 if she wished to bet with the balance but was welcome to gamble as much as she wished on gaming products, which have a guaranteed margin for the operator.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Chilcot Inquiry: When is the Iraq War report being published and why has it taken so long? – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2016 in delay, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

‘The Chilcot Inquiry – also known as the Iraq War Inquiry – was set up in 2009 by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown to examine the UK’s involvement in Iraq.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Chagos islanders lose supreme court bid to return to homeland – The Guardian

‘Chagos islanders, forcibly removed from their homes in 1971, have lost a legal challenge at the supreme court that could have speeded up their return.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal professional privilege under fire – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Sometimes the most fundamental principles can be most vulnerable to attack and/or erosion. As the government strives to tackle the threat posed by those who seek to undermine our democratic values in the context of an increasingly digital age, legal professional privilege (LPP) is in danger of becoming just that kind of principle.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 28th June 2016

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

BREXIT: UK net neutrality guidance could differ from the EU’s, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 29th, 2016 in EC law, internet, news, referendums, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK could set out its own guidance on net neutrality in light of the country’s decision to leave the EU, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th June 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

What is article 50? – video explainer – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘The only legal way for a Brexit – or for any member state to withdraw from the European Union – is by triggering an obscure and controversial clause in the Lisbon Treaty: article 50. It gives the departing country two years to negotiate the terms of its withdrawal and has never been used before. Tom Clark explains how it works’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 29th, 2016 in EC law, news, referendums by sally

‘It is only four days since the UK public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. A lot of people are now arguing for a second referendum. But would that be democratic?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th June 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Rwandan considered involved in genocide wins UK settlement appeal – Free Movement

Posted June 29th, 2016 in appeals, genocide, news, refugees by sally

‘The case of Ruhumuliza (Article 1F and “undesirable”) [2016] UKUT 284 (IAC) concerns an Anglican bishop judged by the Secretary of State on the balance of probabilities to have been involved in crimes against humanity, specifically genocide, in Rwanda in 1994. He was therefore excluded from the protection of the Refugee Convention by the Secretary of State. He disputed the allegations but had not challenged the Home Office decision in court.’

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Free Movement, 28th June 2016

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Brexit: the fallout – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 29th, 2016 in EC law, international relations, news, referendums by sally

‘An ironic Gallic shrug to the question on all our lips: OK so what now? The referendum debate is just getting under way. It may seem a little late but the chanteuse has yet to enter the stage to sing the final aria so nothing is concluded. Real politick has yet to stamp its mark on the concept of exiting the EU. In the meantime the Gods are laughing at the mayhem caused within the establishment by the vote.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 28th June 2016

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Why are the police failing too many victims of disability hate crime? – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in assault, complaints, disability discrimination, hate crime, news, police, victims by sally

‘Daniel Smith, an autistic man, was charged with assault by police after an alleged attack on him. His is not an isolated case.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brexit & the Future of Data Protection Revisited – Panopticon

Posted June 29th, 2016 in data protection, EC law, news, referendums by sally

‘So five days on from the Brexit referendum and it is clear that that there is no clear, carefully thought out strategy for extricating ourselves from the EU legal edifice. If you feel that this ‘make it up as we go along’ approach to the biggest legal and political challenge which our country has faced in decades is somewhat less than satisfactory, you will be pleased to learn you are not alone.’

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Panopticon, 28th June 2016

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

English court upholds freezing order, jails directors for refusal to disclose assets – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 29th, 2016 in company directors, disclosure, freezing injunctions, news, sentencing by sally

‘The current and former directors of Hong Kong company Nu Tek have been sentenced to 18 and 12 months’ imprisonment for breaching a worldwide freezing order.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th June 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Councils defeat judicial review challenge to motions on Israeli settlements – Local Government Lawyer

‘Three councils have successfully defended a High Court judicial review challenge brought by Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) over motions passed in relation to the authorities’ business dealings and Israeli settlements.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2016

Source: http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/

Autistic man accused of computer hacking could kill himself if extradited, court is warned – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 29th, 2016 in autism, computer crime, extradition, news, suicide by sally

‘An autistic man accused of hacking into US government computers would be at “high risk” of killing himself if he is extradited to America, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th June 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

No fines issued for smoking in cars with children – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in children, fines, news, smoking by sally

‘Police are choosing not to enforce a new law protecting children from people smoking in cars, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk