Legal Editor Vacancy

Posted July 21st, 2016 in by sally

Exciting opportunities available for law graduates at established start-up in Central London

FromCounsel, an online corporate intelligence service for law firms and in-house lawyers, is looking for Legal Editors to join its growing team based in Central London (WC1N).

Developed by barristers from Erskine Chambers, the pre-eminent set for corporate matters, and a team of experienced professional support lawyers drawn from city law firms, FromCounsel provides a wealth of practical, in-depth, ready-made answers to the crucial questions facing company law practitioners in their day-to-day work.

This is an exciting opportunity for a conscientious law graduate to join this dynamic start-up and assist in the production of premium quality legal content in a rewarding, friendly and flexible working environment. Competitive salary offered.

The ideal candidate will be looking for interesting and rewarding legal work in the intervening period before commencing pupillage/training contract.

Key responsibilities:
– Providing editorial assistance to PSLs and Head of Content;
– Assisting with the production and updating of legal content;
– Converting copy into house style;
– Proof-reading and legal research.

Key requirements:
– A minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification;
– A high standard of written English and a thorough attention to detail;
– Excellent research skills;
– A proven ability to work to tight deadlines.

Positions available commencing August/September 2016.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the role criteria to quoting reference ‘FC EDITOR’.

There are also a number of opportunities available across the wider business for individuals with an interest in areas outside of company law, so if you have an excellent legal academic record and an interest in editorial/legal writing then please do get in touch.

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

BAILII:Recent Decisions

Posted July 21st, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme court

Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42 (20 July 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Trago Mills Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2016] EWHC 1792 (Admin) (21 July 2016)

Moosavi v The Law Society (Solicitors Regulation Authority) [2016] EWHC 1821 (Admin) (20 July 2016)

Marku v The Nafplion Court of Appeal, Greece [2016] EWHC 1801 (Admin) (20 July 2016)

Hamilton-Jackson, R (on the application of) v HM Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent and Medway [2016] EWHC 1796 (Admin) (19 July 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ralls Builders Ltd, Re [2016] EWHC 1812 (Ch) (20 July 2016)

Ashman v Thomas [2016] EWHC 1810 (Ch) (19 July 2016)

Grant & Anor v Baker [2016] EWHC 1782 (Ch) (18 July 2016)

Lewis v Warner [2016] EWHC 1787 (Ch) (18 July 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

L v A [2016] EWHC 1789 (Comm) (18 July 2016)

L R Avionics Technologies Ltd v The Federal Republic of Nigeria & Anor [2016] EWHC 1761 (Comm) (15 July 2016)

High Court (Patents Court)

Anan Kasei Co, Ltd Rhodia Opérations SAS v Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides (Europe) Ltd [2016] EWHC 1722 (Pat) (14 July 2016)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Ghuman v Ghuman [2016] EWHC 1783 (QB) (20 July 2016)

Laserpoint Ltd v The Prime Minister of Malta & Ors [2016] EWHC 1820 (QB) (20 July 2016)

Cape Distribution Ltd v Cape Intermediate Holdings Plc [2016] EWHC 1786 (QB) (19 July 2016)

Le Guevel-Mouly & Ors v AIG Europe Ltd [2016] EWHC 1794 (QB) (19 July 2016)
Khaled v The Security Service & Ors [2016] EWHC 1727 (QB) (15 July 2016)

Smith v Unknown Defendant, Pseudonym ‘Likeicare’ & Ors [2016] EWHC 1775 (QB) (15 July 2016)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 21st, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Cayman Islands Constitution (Amendment) Order 2016

The Pensions Act 2004 (Code of Practice) (Governance and Administration of Occupational Trust-based Schemes Providing Money Purchase Benefits) Appointed Day Order 2016

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

The Liberia (United Nations Sanctions) (Revocation) Order 2016

The Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Revocations) Order 2016

The Air Navigation Order 2016

The Midland Metro (Wolverhampton City Centre Extension) Order 2016

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Investigations) (Amendment) Order 2016

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Requests and Orders) (Amendment) Order 2016

The Meaford Gas Fired Generating Station Order 2016

The Non-Domestic Rating (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 1989 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2016


Head Teacher’s Safeguarding responsibilities – Employment Law Blog

‘A v B Local Authority and C Governing Body of School [2016] EWCA Civ 766 is concerned with whether an ET had been entitled to find that a Head Teacher of a primary school had been fairly summarily dismissed for gross misconduct, i.e. putting the safety of children at risk, for failing to disclose to the school authorities her close personal relationship with a male (IS) convicted of making indecent images of children by downloading them onto his computer. The ET’s finding was upheld by the EAT (Wilkie J presiding) and has now been upheld by a majority in the Court of Appeal (Black and Floyd LJJ). Elias LJ dissented.’

Full story

Employment Law Blog, 20th July 2016


Town and Village Greens – Local Government Law

Posted July 21st, 2016 in commons, land registration, local government, news by tracey

‘The importance of giving reasons for a decision to register land as a village or town green under Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 has been emphasized by Gilbart J in R (NHS Property Services Ltd) v Surrey County Council (2016) EWHC 1715 (Admin), in which NHS Property Services Ltd (“NHS”) sought judicial review of a decision by the County Council to register a parcel of woodland (“the land”) as a village green. The case is also of importance in relation to the question whether there is a statutory incompatibility with registration.’

Full story

Local Government Law, 20th July 2016


Company fined £550,000 in first corporate manslaughter sentencing under new guideline –

‘A construction firm based in north London has been fined £550,000 for corporate manslaughter offences, in the first sentencing since new guidelines were introduced in February.’

Full story, 20th July 2016


Restrictions on access to internet connection records agreed by UK peers –

‘New UK surveillance laws will restrict access to people’s internet connection records (ICRs) further than was originally proposed after amendments to the Investigatory Powers Bill were approved in the UK parliament.’

Full story, 20th July 2016


Guide to Judicial Conduct – Revised July 2016 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted July 21st, 2016 in codes of practice, judiciary, news by tracey

‘The Judicial HR Committee of the Judges’ Council is in the process of revising the Guide to Judicial Conduct to make it more readily accessible to the whole of the judiciary. It hopes to be able to present a revised draft to the Judges’ Council for publication during the coming year. In the meantime, judges’ attention is drawn to the attached interim revision of the 2013 Guide. This brings the current version up to date with, amongst other things, references to the JCIO etc and the guidance on reporting minor offences (published in July 2015).’

Full text

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 21st July 2016


Judge admonished over fraud finding and exclusion of claimant – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 21st, 2016 in appeals, dismissal, fraud, judges, news by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that a judge was wrong to exclude claimants from parts of their own county court hearing – but concluded their case was still right to be dismissed.’

Full story

Law Society’s Gazette, 21st July 2016


MPs reject bill to change Britain’s voting system to proportional representation – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2016 in bills, constitutional reform, elections, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs have rejected a bill that would have changed Britain’s voting system to a form of proportional representation.’

Full story

The Independent, 20th July 2016


MPs to debate motion declaring Tony Blair in ‘contempt’ of parliament in September – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2016 in deceit, Iraq, news, parliament, reports, war by tracey

‘MPs are to debate a motion on whether to declare Tony Blair in “contempt” of Parliament because of his role in the Iraq War.’

Full story

The Independent, 20th July 2016


Crime rate set to double after true scale of internet offences revealed – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2016 in computer crime, crime, internet, news, statistics by tracey

‘There were more than 5.8m incidents of cybercrime in the last year, the Office for National Statistics has said, far higher than previously thought and enough to nearly double the crime rate in England and Wales.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st July 2016


Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2016 in harassment, hate crime, news, public order, racism, restraining orders, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque.’

Full story

BBC News, 20th July 2016


Rich wives being told to get a job as judges clamp down on ‘meal ticket’ divorces – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 21st, 2016 in appeals, divorce, employment, financial provision, news, time limits, women by tracey

‘Rich wives are increasing being told to go out and get a job rather than rely on maintenance from their ex-husband as judges lead what amounts to a clampdown on “meal ticket” divorces, according to lawyers.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2016


Teenager sues after repeatedly being held overnight in police cell – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2016 in children, detention, local government, news, police, young persons by tracey

‘Test case against Met police and Islington council brought on behalf of 14-year-old boy by Just for Kids Law, which says cells are not fit places for children.’

Full story

The Guardian, 21st July 2016


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 20th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Willers v Joyce & Anor (Re: Gubay (deceased) No 2) [2016] UKSC 44 (20 July 2016)

Willers v Joyce & Anor (Re: Gubay (deceased) No 1) [2016] UKSC 43 (20 July 2016)

Versloot Dredging BV & Anor v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG & Ors [2016] UKSC 45 (20 July 2016)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Abacha & Ors v National Crime Agency [2016] EWCA Civ 760 (19 July 2016)

Raj and Knoll Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 770 (19 July 2016)

A v B Local Authority & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 766 (19 July 2016)

Beaumont & Anor v Ferrer [2016] EWCA Civ 768 (19 July 2016)

Express Electrical Distributors Ltd v Beavis & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 765 (19 July 2016)

Donaldson v HM Revenue and Customs [2016] EWCA Civ 761 (18 July 2016)

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government v Allen & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 767 (15 July 2016)

Gallaher Group Ltd & Anor v Competition and Markets Authority [2016] EWCA Civ 719 (15 July 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Gray v R [2016] EWCA Crim 1034 (20 July 2016)

Hyde & Ors, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 1031 (15 July 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Alshirif v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 1770 (Admin) (15 July 2016)

Oliver, R (on the application of) v Director of Public Prosecution [2016] EWHC 1771 (Admin) (15 July 2016)

Camaras v Baia Mare Local Court Romania [2016] EWHC 1766 (Admin) (15 July 2016)

London Borough of Southwark, R (on the application of) v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority & Anor [2016] EWHC 1701 (Admin) (15 July 2016)

Hicks & Ors, R (on the application of) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London & Ors [2016] EWHC 1726 (Admin) (15 July 2016)

Pressland v The Council of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham [2016] EWHC 1763 (Admin) (15 July 2016)


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 20th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2016

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

The Electoral Registration Pilot Scheme (England) Order 2016

The Ada National College for Digital Skills (Incorporation) Order 2016

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (Duty to Notify) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Scotland Act 2016 (Saving) Regulations 2016

The Scotland Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2016

The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2016

The South West Sussex Internal Drainage District Order 2016

The River Adur Internal Drainage District Order 2016

The Ada National College for Digital Skills (Government) Regulations 2016

The Water and Sewerage Undertakers (Exit from Non-household Retail Market) Regulations 2016


High Court: part 36 offer meant party could not accept earlier ‘without prejudice’ offer – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has ruled that a claimant’s part 36 offer was a counter-offer, meaning that an earlier common law offer by the defendants no longer remained open for acceptance.’

Full story

Litigation futures, 15th July 2016


James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder – Crown prosecution Service

‘James Warnock, 56, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of seventeen-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni in August 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for the rape of Yiannoulla. Warnock was convicted on 14 July 2016. The crimes took place in Yiannoulla’s home, where she lived with her family, in Hampstead, north London.’

Full press release

Crown prosecution Service, 18th July 2016


Barristers still face flexible working penalty – The Bar Council

‘The Bar Council has launched a new flexible working guide for chambers, which includes proposals for possible rent reductions for those barristers seeking to work reduced hours or away from chambers because of care responsibilities.’

Full story

The Bar Council, 19th July 2016