Firm’s ‘sexist’ ballet ad cleared by watchdog – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 12th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, women by tracey

‘A firm’s newspaper advertisement depicting ballerinas with their arms crossing their chests – with the tagline “Protect your assets” – has been cleared by authorities.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th October 2016


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted October 12th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Aggregates Levy (Registration and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Designation of Rural Primary Schools (England) Order 2016

The Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2016

The Civil Courts (Amendment) Order 2016

The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2016

The Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Capital Allowances Act 2001 (Cars Emissions) Order 2016

The Data-gathering Powers (Relevant Data) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2016

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 12th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Creggy v Barnett & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1004 (11 October 2016)

H (Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 988 (11 October 2016)

Grand China Logistics Holding (Group) Co. Ltd v Spar Shipping AS (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 982 (07 October 2016)

British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 983 (07 October 2016)

Horton v Henry (Rev 1) [2016] EWCA Civ 989 (07 October 2016)
Shalabayev v JSC BTA Bank [2016] EWCA Civ 987 (07 October 2016)

K (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 931 (05 October 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Chaudhry, R (On the Application Of) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2016] EWHC 2447 (Admin) (11 October 2016)

Croke v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2016] EWHC 2484 (Admin) (11 October 2016)

A & Ors, R (on the application of) v Oxfordshire County Council [2016] EWHC 2419 (Admin) (07 October 2016)

M, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2016] EWHC 2455 (Admin) (06 October 2016)

Woodbridge v The Head Attorney General of the District of Moenchengladbach, Germany [2016] EWHC 2428 (Admin) (05 October 2016)

Forest of Dean District Council v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government & Anor [2016] EWHC 2429 (Admin) (04 October 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lomas & Ors v HM Revenue and Customs [2016] EWHC 2492 (Ch) (11 October 2016)

Artist Court Collective Ltd v Khan [2016] EWHC 2453 (Ch) (07 October 2016)

Kerry Ingredients (UK) Ltd v Bakkavor Group Ltd & oRS [2016] EWHC 2448 (Ch) (07 October 2016)

No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd [2016] EWHC 2438 (Ch) (06 October 2016)

Six Continents Ltd & Anor v Inland Revenue & Anor [2016] EWHC 2426 (Ch) (05 October 2016)

Lomas & Ors (Joint Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe)) v Burlington Loan Management Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 2417 (Ch) (05 October 2016)

Hosking v Marathon Asset Management Llp [2016] EWHC 2418 (Ch) (05 October 2016)

The Secretary of State for Health & Ors v Servier Laboratories Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 2381 (Ch) (04 October 2016)

Barclays Bank Plc v Christie Owen & Davies Ltd (t/a Christie & Co) [2016] EWHC 2351 (Ch) (30 September 2016)

P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP & Anor [2016] EWHC 2276 (Ch) (30 September 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Therium (UK) Holdings Ltd v Brooke & Ors [2016] EWHC 2477 (Comm) (07 October 2016)

Therium (UK) Holdings Ltd v Brooke & Ors [2016] EWHC 2421 (Comm) (07 October 2016)

Fiona Trust & Holding Corporation v Privalov [2016] EWHC 2451 (Comm) (07 October 2016)

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & Ors v Zhunus & Ors [2016] EWHC 2363 (Comm) (29 September 2016)

High Court (Family Division)

AB v CD [2016] EWHC 2482 (Fam) (11 October 2016)

QS v RS & Anor [2016] EWHC 2470 (Fam) (10 October 2016)

X, Y and Z (Disclosure to the Security Service) [2016] EWHC 2400 (Fam) (06 October 2016)

Case V (Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008) [2016] EWHC 2356 (Fam) (30 September 2016)

B (Litigants In Person: Timely Service of Documents), Re [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam) (30 September 2016)

Alcott (No. 2) [2016] EWHC 2414 (Fam) (29 September 2016)


Child protection body failed over paedophile reports – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, indecent photographs of children, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Information on 2,345 British paedophile suspects supplied by Canadian police was “poorly handled” by the body set up to protect children, a report has said.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission found the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) had not dealt with the material properly.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2016


Newspapers warned of heavy fines if they identify sex case victims – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2016 in anonymity, disclosure, fines, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Media lawyers have warned that the next national newspaper found guilty of identifying the alleged victim of a sexual assault is likely to face a six-figure penalty, following the latest case, which has resulted in an £80,000 fine for the Telegraph.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2016


Government’s ‘draconian’ pension reforms have backfired, experts warn, as OBR says changes will cost billions – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2016 in news, pensions, reports, taxation by tracey

‘George Osborne’s pension reforms will backfire and end up costing the taxpayer billions of pounds more every year as people stop saving for their retirement, the official Treasury watchdog has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2016


‘Helen’s Law’ to deny unrepentant killers parole backed by MPs – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2016 in bills, murder, news, parole, rehabilitation by tracey

‘MPs have voted in favour of a new “Helen’s Law” to deny killers parole if they will not reveal where victims’ remains are.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2016


Legal aid cuts have left ‘the most vulnerable people’ unable to pursue justice – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2016 in civil justice, legal aid, news, reports by tracey

‘Amnesty International report lays bare “a two-tier civil justice system, open to those who can afford it, but increasingly closed to the poorest and most in need”. ‘

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The Independent, 11th October 2016


‘Killer clown’ craze: Teen landed with criminal record, while police urge shops to remove sinister outfits from shelves – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2016 in fines, news, public order, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been hit with a criminal record for a “killer clown” stunt near an infants school as the escalating craze sparked calls from police chiefs to remove fancy dress from shop shelves.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2016


Pensioner ‘cannot pay’ Lewes hospital eviction bill – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2016 in costs, elderly, hospitals, news, repossession by tracey

‘A pensioner evicted from the hospital bed she occupied for 14 months has said she cannot pay the £8,000 legal bill she faces. Diane Price, 79, was transferred to a rehabilitation unit at Lewes Victoria Hospital in East Sussex after breaking her leg in a car crash last May. She refused to leave despite doctors telling her she should return home. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust won a possession order in the High Court to free up her bed.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2016


Prison inquiry demanded by governors after ‘unprecedented’ rise in violence – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2016 in inquiries, news, prisons by tracey

‘The Prison Governors Association has called on the government to set up an independent public inquiry into the state of prisons in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 12th October 2016


Vulnerable children left at risk by ‘horrifying’ state of social services, government watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2016 in children, education, local government, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Vulnerable children are being left at risk of harm due to the dire state of social services, a report from the Government’s spending watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 11th October 2016