Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2016 in news by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2017.

Happy Christmas and thanks for reading!

Police and council pay damages to children kept in care too long – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2016 in children, damages, families, fostering, local government, news, police by tracey

‘Two children who were kept in care for too long have been awarded damages from a police force and council.’

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BBC News, 21st December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

EU’s highest court delivers blow to UK snooper’s charter – The Guardian

‘“General and indiscriminate retention” of emails and electronic communications by governments is illegal, the EU’s highest court has ruled, in a judgment that could trigger challenges against the UK’s new Investigatory Powers Act – the so-called snooper’s charter.’

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The Guardian, 21st December 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 21st, 2016 in legislation by tracey

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016

The Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Excluded Accounts and Notification Requirements) Regulations 2016

The Sporting Testimonial Payments (Excluded Relevant Step) Regulations 2016

The Armed Forces Act 2011 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016

The Copyright and Performances (Application to Other Countries) Order 2016

The Contracts for Difference (Allocation) (Excluded Sites) Amendment Regulations 2016

The Companies, Partnerships and Groups (Accounts and Non-Financial Reporting) Regulations 2016

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Applications to appeal patent rulings should no longer be given easy passage – Litigation Futures

Posted December 21st, 2016 in appeals, civil procedure rules, courts, news, patents by tracey

‘The principle outlined in the White Book that the Court of Appeal should more readily grant permission to appeal in patent cases no longer holds good, it ruled last week.’

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litigation Futures, 20th December 2016

Source: www.litgationfutures.com

MoJ plan to impose fixed-term contracts on judges “could be unlawful” – Legal Futures

Posted December 21st, 2016 in diversity, fees, fixed-term contracts, judges, judiciary, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘Plans by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to impose fixed-term contracts on fee- paid judges could be unlawful, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 21st December 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bar Chairman: Government must protect UK legal services’ strength in Brexit process – The Bar council

Posted December 21st, 2016 in EC law, legal services, press releases, statistics by tracey

‘Bar Council responds to new report from TheCityUK on value of legal services.’

Full press release

The impact of Brexit on the UK-based legal services sector

The Bar Council, 20th December 2016

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Committee aims for smaller House of Lords – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2016 in news, parliament by tracey

‘A cross-party group of peers has been set up to come up with ways to reduce the size of the House of Lords.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

GP and health boss get suspended sentences for £153k fraud – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2016 in doctors, fraud, health, news by tracey

‘A GP and a senior health manager who fraudulently invoiced the NHS for £153,600 have been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Watchdogs release damning reports on Marie Stopes abortion clinics – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2016 in abortion, charities, consent, health, learning difficulties, news, reports by tracey

‘Staff at Britain’s biggest abortion provider tried to give a vulnerable woman a termination even though she did not understand what was going on, a damning report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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

‘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

Couple who sacked housekeeper who let boyfriend stay at £10m mansion and drove Porsche when they were away ordered to pay him £8,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2016 in employment tribunals, judgments, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘A housekeeper who drove his millionaire bosses’ Porsche and had his boyfriend to stay at their home was unfairly sacked because his employers did not follow the correct procedures, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk