Robert Craig: Report of Proceedings: Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted October 21st, 2016 in constitutional law, EC law, news, parliament, prerogative powers, referendums, treaties by sally

‘Thursday 13 October 2016 marked the beginning of the hearing over the constitutional question of whether Article 50 may be triggered by the Government without further statutory authorisation. This post provides a report of the day’s proceedings. The two further days are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday next week.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th October 2016

Source: www.ukconstitutionallaw.org

Mazher Mahmood to be sentenced for tampering with Tulisa trial evidence – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2016 in conspiracy, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘Undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood to be sentenced on Friday after being found guilty earlier this month of tampering with evidence in the collapsed drugs trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prison reforms ‘simply not achievable’ amid ‘loss of control’ – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2016 in homicide, news, prisons, suicide by sally

‘The government’s ambitious prison reform plans are “simply not achievable”, the former chief inspector of prisons has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th October 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Council wins appeal over commercial interests exemption and schools services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2016 in education, freedom of information, local government, news, pensions by sally

‘A borough council has won an appeal in the First-tier Tribunal against a decision notice of the Information Commissioner requiring disclosure of information relating to payroll and pension services provided by the authority to schools.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th October 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Competition watchdog to investigate online betting firms – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, fines, gambling, news by sally

‘Online betting companies could face fines and be forced to changed their practices after it was announced they are to be investigated by the competition watchdog over whether they are treating customers fairly.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

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Molly-May Wotherspoon: Police ‘blocked’ baby death review – BBC News

Posted October 21st, 2016 in children, delay, dogs, news, reports by sally

‘Police have been accused of “blocking or delaying” a report into the death of a baby who was mauled by a dog.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal Aid Agency to clarify ’embarrassment clause’ after legal threat – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 21st, 2016 in contracts, legal aid, news by sally

‘The Legal Aid Agency has agreed to clarify the remit of the so-called ‘embarrassment clause’ it sought to include in one of its contracts, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th October 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Budgeting v Assessment– Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust – Zenith PI Blog

Posted October 21st, 2016 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, news by sally

‘The court, with District Judge Lumb sitting as Regional Costs Judge, was asked to decide as a preliminary issue, “to what extent, if at all, does the costs budgeting regime under CPR Part 3 fetter the powers and discretion of the costs judge at a detailed assessment of costs under CPR part 47.”’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th October 2016

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

HMRC press briefing in film tax case breached confidentiality duty, says Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

”Off the record’ comments made by former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) permanent secretary for tax Dave Hartnett to journalists at The Times in 2012 breached the duty of confidentiality owed to taxpayers by the department, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th October 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

The subtle hand of human rights – and more Aarhus – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 21st, 2016 in compensation, costs, human rights, news, nuclear power, planning by sally

‘This challenge was about a landowner not wishing to let those wishing to develop Sizewell C nuclear power station onto her land to carry out surveys and investigations. But it came down to a disagreement about the terms which such entry might occur. For s.53 Planning Act 2008 enables the Secretary of State to allow such entry, subject to conditions, and with the proviso that the landowner may claim compensation for “damage caused to lands or chattels” (s.53(7)) via a claim to the Upper Tribunal.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th October 2016

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Dressing gown loophole: Outdated laws let shops sell highly flammable robes – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 21st, 2016 in consumer protection, fire, health & safety, news by sally

‘Dressing gown owners are being warned to stay away from candles and open fires while wearing them, as a loophole in UK safety law means they can be made with highly flammable material.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

First heterosexual UK couple in civil partnership urge government to end ban – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2016 in civil partnerships, human rights, news by sally

‘The first UK-based opposite-sex couple to enter into a civil partnership in the British Isles have called on the government to make the process available to all couples, regardless of sexuality.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

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Post Brexit Hate Crimes – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 21st, 2016 in EC law, hate crime, news, racism, referendums by sally

‘As the party faithful gathered in Birmingham earlier this month, one Tory MP wasn’t going to take any lessons from a Strasbourg-based watchdog over their concerns about a rise in post-Brexit hate crime in the UK. Peter Bone had done his own research. “I did not come across a single racist person in the thousands of miles I travelled during the referendum campaign,” he told The Daily Mail.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 20th October 2016

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk