Uber drivers: legal documentation has little impact on relationship between worker and engager, expert says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2016 in employment, employment tribunals, flexible working, news, self-employment, taxis by sally

‘Much has been made of the new flexibilities the so-called ‘gig economy’ offers to businesses and workers. However, whether these flexibilities truly exist will depend on the actual relationship between the parties, as last week’s decision against Uber shows.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2016

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Council defeats High Court challenge to registration of 14 acres as village green – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 1st, 2016 in commons, land registration, local government, news by sally

‘A county council has successfully defended in the High Court its decision to register 14 acres as a town and village green (TVG).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st October 2016

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Time to take competence seriously as new CPD regime kicks off – Legal Futures

Posted November 1st, 2016 in continuing professional development, law firms, news, solicitors by sally

‘Law firms are being encouraged to get their act together now and come to terms with the new continuing professional development (CPD) regime for solicitors, which comes into force today.’

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Legal Futures, 1st November 2016

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Five Czechs jailed for trafficking vulnerable men into UK – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2016 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘Five members of a Czech family have been jailed for after being convicted of trafficking vulnerable men into Britain and forcing them to do hard, humiliating work.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Maastricht 25 years on – What happened to the European dream? – The Independent

Posted November 1st, 2016 in constitutional history, EC law, news, treaties by sally

‘After years of austerity, the utopian vision of a united Europe appears to be in tatters. On the 25th anniversary of the Maastricht treaty, Youssef El-Gingihy delves into the impact of an agreement that designed the architecture of the EU.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2016

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Legal challenge for IHAT Iraq abuse troops ‘hung out to dry’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2016 in armed forces, education, government departments, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence’s failure to train troops to handle Iraqi captives led to veterans being “hung out to dry” over alleged abuses, a law firm has said as troops began a legal challenge over their treatment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2016

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Man found guilty over hamper scam targeting West Ham staff – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2016 in fraud, news by sally

‘A man who conned Premier League footballers and the former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been convicted of fraud.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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Child sex abuse inquiry lawyer resigns over concerns – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A key lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has resigned, BBC Newsnight has learned.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2016

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Sean Rigg death: custody sergeant lied at inquest, court hears – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2016 in death in custody, inquests, news, perverting the course of justice, police by sally

‘A Metropolitan police custody sergeant lied at the inquest into Sean Rigg’s death, falsely giving evidence that he had checked on the 40-year-old, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2016

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