Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in company directors, company law, data protection, news, public records by tracey

‘Controversial plans to delete more than 2.5m public records have been abandoned by the government’s company registration agency.’

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The Guardian,24th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Not so great at defence – MoD loses case after disclosure failure – Litigation Futures

Posted November 28th, 2016 in armed forces, disclosure, news, personal injuries, striking out by tracey

‘The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has had its defence to a multi-million pound personal injury claim struck out by the High Court for failing to comply with an unless order over its disclosure obligations.’

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Litigation Futures,25th November 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Exclusive: High Court lambasts BSB for “seriously mishandling” disciplinary case – Legal Futures

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, case management, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, tribunals by tracey

‘The High Court has overturned a disciplinary finding against a barrister after finding that the Bar Standards Board “seriously mishandled” the case.’

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Legal Futures, 28th November 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 28th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Application and Modification of Enactments) Order 2016

The Tobacco and Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 28th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

J P Whitter (Waterwell Engineers) Ltd v HM Revenue and Customs [2016] EWCA Civ 1160 (24 November 2016)

Franked Investment Income Group Litigation, The Test Claimants In v Revenue And Customs [2016] EWCA Civ 1180 (24 November 2016)

Saunderson & Ors v Sonae Industria (UK) Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1177 (24 November 2016)

RS (Afghanistan) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 1179 (24 November 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Arranz v The 5th Section of the National High Court of Madrid, Spain [2016] EWHC 3029 (Admin) (25 November 2016)

Chief Executive of the IPCC, R (on the application of) v Independent Police Complaints Commission & Ors [2016] EWHC 2993 (Admin) (25 November 2016)

Barker Mill Estates (Trustees of) v Test Valley Borough Council & Anor [2016] EWHC 3028 (Admin) (25 November 2016)

The Director of Public Prosecutions v Vince & Ors [2016] EWHC 3014 (Admin) (25 November 2016)

Prenga v Court of Florence, Italy [2016] EWHC 3002 (Admin) (25 November 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bathurst & Anor v Bathurst & Ors (Rev 1) [2016] EWHC 3033 (Ch) (25 November 2016)

Wood v Priestley & Anor [2016] EWHC 2986 (Ch) (25 November 2016)

Portman Insurance Plc, Re [2016] EWHC 2994 (Ch) (23 November 2016)

Stodday Land Ltd & Anor v Pye [2016] EWHC 2885 (Ch) (22 November 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

A v B [2016] EWHC 3003 (Comm) (25 November 2016)

Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners [2016] EWHC 3010 (Comm) (24 November 2016)

High Court (Patents Court)

Merck Sharp And Dohme Ltd v Shionogi & Co Ltd [2016] EWHC 2989 (Pat) (25 November 2016)

Sony Communications International AB v SSH Communications Security Corporation [2016] EWHC 2985 (Pat) (24 November 2016)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University Foundation NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 3032 (QB) (25 November 2016)

Kimathi & Ors v The Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2016] EWHC 3004 (QB) (24 November 2016)

Eaglesham v Ministry of Defence [2016] EWHC 3011 (QB) (24 November 2016)

Kimathi & Ors v The Foreign & Commonwealth Office [2016] EWHC 3005 (QB) (24 November 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

Fraudster jailed for conning Sam Allardyce and West Ham staff – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster who conned Premier League football stars including former England manager Sam Allardyce out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Family faces ‘decade of torture’ if bid to withdraw life support from vegetative Gulf War hero fails – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2016 in consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The family of a Gulf War veteran left in a coma after a road accident say they face a decade of “torture” if their legal bid to remove his life support fails. Lindsey Briggs is campaigning for doctors to allow her husband Paul to “pass away with dignity”, 17 months after he collided head-on with a car using the wrong lane while riding his motorbike.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Kate Gallafent QC to assist with review into abuse cases – The Football Association

Posted November 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, press releases, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The FA has instructed independent leading counsel Kate Gallafent QC to assist it with a review into the abuse cases which have recently come to light.’

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The Football Association, 27th November 2016

source: www.thefa.com

Further reforms are needed to strengthen the powers of English MPs, says study – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2016 in devolution, EC law, news, parliament, referendums, veto by tracey

‘Further reforms are needed to strengthen the powers of English MPs in Westminster, a new study has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tony Blair must face new investigation over Iraq, MPs demand – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2016 in Iraq, news, select committees, war by tracey

‘MPs are calling for a parliamentary committee to investigate whether Mr Blair misled parliament and the public.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Prison suicides hit all-time high: 2016 is deadliest year as one inmate takes own life every three days – The Independent

Posted November 28th, 2016 in news, prisons, statistics, suicide by tracey

‘More prisoners than ever before are taking their own lives, with 2016 already the worst year ever recorded for suicides in prison, according to new figures released today.’

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The Independent, 27th November 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK government faces legal challenge over single market – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in EC law, judicial review, markets, news, referendums by tracey

‘Theresa May’s government is facing a fresh legal challenge over whether it should seek to retain membership of the single market after Brexit. Lawyers will argue that June’s referendum asked the public a single question over whether the UK should leave the EU, and did not delve into the more complex issue of economic access.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pre-inquest hearing today begins new inquests into Birmingham pub bombings – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2016 in explosives, inquests, miscarriage of justice, news, terrorism by tracey

‘A pre-inquest hearing today will begin a fresh examination of the Birmingham pub bombings of 1974.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ted Heath’s accuser ‘gave child abuse inquiry fantastical evidence’ – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who accused Sir Ted Heath of satanic child abuse contributed to “a catalogue of fabrication” by making outrageous allegations after hypnosis, a leading criminologist has claimed.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk