Role of Law Officers on Devolution and Bills – Attorney General’s Office

Posted December 20th, 2016 in attorney general, bills, devolution, speeches, Wales by tracey

‘The Solicitor General spoke to Public Law Wales on the role of the Law Officers on Devolution and Bills.’

Full speech

Attorney General’s Office, 20th December 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

New terms and conditions for judges will hinder diversity – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2016 in consultations, diversity, judiciary, news, tribunals by tracey

‘Government proposals to increase the diversity of the judiciary and improve career prospects could be counter-productive, the Law Society warned today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th December 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Foreign Adoptions: how and in what circumstances should they be afforded recognition? – Family Law Week

Posted December 20th, 2016 in adoption, families, foreign jurisdictions, human rights, news by tracey

‘Michael Jones of Deans Court Chambers examines recent important decisions concerning the recognition of adoption orders made abroad.’

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Family Law Week, 16th December 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Human cannonball stunt death boss gets community service – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in accidents, community service, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The organiser of a daredevil stunt show in which a “human cannonball” died has been given a 12-month community order and his firm fined £100,000.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Turn off life support for police officer, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in euthanasia, medical treatment, news, police by tracey

‘Doctors should stop providing life support treatment to a police officer who was left in a minimally conscious state after a road accident, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 20th, 2016 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Vyas & Anor v Goraya, (t/a Taj Construction Roofing) [2016] EWCA Civ 1304 (20 December 2016)

Totel Ltd v Revenue And Customs [2016] EWCA Civ 1310 (20 December 2016)

Govia Gtr Railway Ltd v The Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen [2016] EWCA Civ 1309 (20 December 2016)

Credit Suisse Asset Management LLC v Titan Europe 2006-1 PLC & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1293 (20 December 2016)

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v Hutton & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1305 (20 December 2016)

Simpson v Simpson [2016] EWCA Civ 1306 (20 December 2016)

Caroopen & Myrie v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 1307 (20 December 2016)

Yegiazaryan v Vitaly Ivonovich Smagin [2016] EWCA Civ 1290 (19 December 2016)

Granada Group Ltd v The Law Debenture Pension Trust Corporation Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 1289 (16 December 2016)

L (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1297 (16 December 2016)

Rollerteam Ltd & Anor v Riley & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1291 (16 December 2016)

Teva UK Ltd v Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co KG [2016] EWCA Civ 1296 (16 December 2016)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Da Silva, R v [2016] EWCA Crim 1939 (16 December 2016)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Friends of the Earth Ltd & Anor, R (on the application of) v North Yorkshire County Council & Anor [2016] EWHC 3303 (Admin) (20 December 2016)

Muller Property Group v Secretary of State for Communities And Local Government [2016] EWHC 3323 (Admin) (19 December 2016)

Shasha & Ors (As Trustees of the Placement Pension Fund) v Westminster City Council [2016] EWHC 3283 (Admin) (19 December 2016)

Lyndon-Stanford v Mid Suffolk District Council [2016] EWHC 3284 (Admin) (19 December 2016)

G v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 3232 (Admin) (16 December 2016)

Zmyslowski v Regional Court In Lublin, Poland [2016] EWHC 3271 (Admin) (16 December 2016)

Kazaniecki v Regional Court In Torun, Poland & Anor [2016] EWHC 3210 (Admin) (16 December 2016)

Lauzikas v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWHC 3215 (Admin) (16 December 2016)

High Court (Chancery Division)

A & B v Persons Unknown [2016] EWHC 3295 (Ch) (19 December 2016)

Owen & Anor v Watson & Ors [2016] EWHC 3259 (Ch) (16 December 2016)

Harrison & Anor v Brading [2016] EWHC 3267 (Ch) (16 December 2016)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Spire Healthcare Ltd v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2016] EWHC 3278 (Comm) (19 December 2016)

Tchenguiz & Ors v Grant Thornton UK LLP & Ors [2016] EWHC 3727 (Comm) (16 December 2016)

Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc [2016] EWHC 3222 (Comm) (16 December 2016)

High Court (Family Division)

GD & BD (Children) [2016] EWHC 3312 (Fam) (20 December 2016)
AB v FC [2016] EWHC 3285 (Fam) (19 December 2016)

Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Roberts v The Attorney General & Anor [2016] EWHC 3219 (QB) (20 December 2016

Welds v Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust & Anor [2016] EWHC 3325 (QB) (20 December 2016)

Hayden v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 3276 (QB) (19 December 2016)

EH v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 3275 (QB) (19 December 2016)

Younes v Chrysanthou & Anor [2016] EWHC 3269 (QB) (16 December 2016)

Smith v Tesco Plc & Ors [2016] EWHC 3252 (QB) (16 December 2016)

Autonomy, Inc (aka HP Autonomy) & Anor v Hussain [2016] EWHC 3268 (QB) (16 December 2016)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Bank of England Act 1998 (Macro-prudential Measures) Order 2016

The Bank Recovery and Resolution Order 2016

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2016

The Loan Relationships and Derivative Contracts (Change of Accounting Practice) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2016

The Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2016

The Copyright (Amendment) Regulations 2016

The Finance Act 2016, Section 162(1) and Schedule 20 (Appointed Day) Regulations 2016

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (Indexation of Annual Chargeable Amounts) (No. 2) Order 2016

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2016

The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2016

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

John ‘Goldfinger’ Palmer was ‘unlawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in inquests, murder, news, unlawful killing by sally

‘Notorious criminal John “Goldfinger” Palmer was shot six times in a “contract-style” killing, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Time to comply – New Law Journal

Posted December 20th, 2016 in case management, civil procedure rules, damages, delay, news by sally

‘Julia Messervy-Whiting & Sofia Lobosco outline the importance of compliance with court orders, directions and CPR.’

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New Law Journal, 19th December 2016

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Gangmasters agree payout worth more than £1m to settle modern slavery claim – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in compensation, costs, gangmasters, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A Kent-based gangmaster couple have agreed to a landmark settlement worth more than £1m in compensation and legal costs for a group of migrants who were trafficked to work on farms producing eggs for high street brands.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court rules fracking can go ahead in North Yorkshire – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in energy, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

‘Anti-fracking campaigners have lost their legal challenge to a decision to allow fracking to take place in North Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Demand for free legal advice spiralling upwards, charity reports – Legal Futures

Posted December 20th, 2016 in families, law centres, law firms, news, pro bono work, reports by sally

‘There is fast-growing growing demand for free legal advice, with family law now the most requested area of law, according to the experience of LawWorks, the solicitors’ national pro bono charity.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Deciphering Article 50 – Brexit means… podcast – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in EC law, news, treaties by sally

‘Jon Henley is joined by Jolyon Maugham, Philip Syrpis, Jennifer Rankin and Owen Bowcott to discuss the legal challenges to the government’s use of Article 50, and how the EU will interpret the Lisbon Treaty’s exit mechanism in the coming negotiations.’

Podcast

The Guardian, 20th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HMP Birmingham riot shows public and private jails are in crisis – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in criminal justice, drug abuse, news, prisons, violent disorder by sally

‘It is no surprise that the prison authorities are closely monitoring every jail in England and Wales for signs of potential unrest after the riot at HMP Birmingham on Friday.’

Full story

The Guardian, 19th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ticket resale websites run risk of fines after CMA launches inquiry – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2016 in competition, consumer protection, inquiries, internet, news by sally

‘Ticket resale websites and the touts who use them could be fined after the competition watchdog launched an investigation into how the best seats are harvested and then sold on at huge mark-ups before fans can buy them at face value.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman deceived by undercover officer accuses police of delaying lawsuit – The Guardian

‘A woman who is suing police after discovering that she had a sexual relationship with an undercover officer has accused police of using a variety of delaying tactics to obstruct her legal action.’

Full story

The Guardian, 19th December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Edlington boy torturer ‘now a different person’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in anonymity, children, grievous bodily harm, news, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘One of two teenage brothers who tortured two boys in South Yorkshire told a judge he was now “the opposite of that person who did the crimes”.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Millionaire seeks greater share in divorce because he is a ‘genius’, prompting court to examine the meaning of the word – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2016 in appeals, divorce, financial provision, news by sally

‘When Oscar Wilde reputedly told a US customs official that he had nothing to declare but his genius, he was, it is assumed, joking.

But genius has become a term used in everyday life to describe everything from hot-housed children to footballers, pop stars and celebrity chefs.’

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Give judges a role in legal regulation, Society suggests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2016 in judiciary, Law Society, Legal Services Board, news by sally

‘Giving the judiciary a role in appointments to the Legal Services Board could help protect the independence of the legal profession, the Law Society has suggested. Responding to the government’s call for opinions on the future existence and shape of the legal super-regulator, Chancery Lane warns of the international perception that the LSB is an arm of the state.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 19th December 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Woman guilty of Letchworth casserole dish murder – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in burglary, families, murder, news, perverting the course of justice by sally

‘A woman who killed her half-sister with a chicken-shaped casserole dish while disguised in a goatee beard and wig has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk