Adesokan v Sainsbury’s – Cloisters

‘Caspar Glyn QC considers the Court of Appeal’s judgment today that an employee can be summarily dismissed for negligence and that a wrongfully dismissed employee cannot normally maintain an ongoing claim for wages.’

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Cloisters, 24th January 2017

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Putting Women on the Front Foot: The Joint Committee Report on High Heels and Dress Codes at Work – Cloisters

‘The Joint Committee report on high heels and dress codes at work shows that discriminatory dress codes can promote the sexualised objectification of women at work, disadvantage people with disabilities, inhibit employment prospects, impair work performance and cause long term and substantial damage to health.’

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Cloisters, 26th January 2017

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Paulley: An everyday step? – Cloisters

Posted January 31st, 2017 in appeals, disabled persons, news, Supreme Court, transport by sally

‘On 24 February 2012, Doug Paulley tried to do something most of us would not think twice about. He went to catch a bus. He wanted to get from Wetherby to Leeds to catch a train. The single wheelchair space was occupied, not by another wheelchair user, but by a pushchair. The bus driver asked the owner to move but did nothing more when she refused. Mr Paulley was unable to travel on that bus, so missed his train.’

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Cloisters, 30th January 2017

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‘Fake news’ inquiry opened by MPs – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK parliamentary committee has opened an inquiry into so-called ‘fake news’.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2017

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Councils fail in bid to challenge decision over third runway at Heathrow – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2017 in airports, civil procedure rules, local government, news, planning, pollution by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge brought by four local authorities over the Transport Secretary’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow Airport.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2017

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Transgender woman denied contact with her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in contact orders, equality, freedom of expression, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender woman has been denied direct contact with her five children on the basis they would be shunned by their ultra-Orthodox Jewish community if she were allowed to meet them.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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FOI request suggests few criminal law ‘touting’ reports – Legal Futures

Posted January 31st, 2017 in complaints, freedom of information, law firms, news by sally

‘Eyebrows were raised yesterday after a freedom of information request on ‘touting’ by criminal defence law firms – in which agents for rival solicitors poach potential clients even if they have representation – suggested few complaints have been made to the regulator.’

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Legal Futures, 31st January 2017

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Former HBOS manager found guilty of corruption and fraud – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2017 in banking, corruption, fraud, money laundering, news by sally

‘Six people, including two former HBOS bankers, have been found guilty of bribery and fraud that cost the bank’s business customers and shareholders hundreds of millions of pounds.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2017

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Magistrate disciplined after refusing to hear same-sex parenting case – Daily Telegraph

‘A magistrate who refused to sit on a same-sex parenting case has been given a formal warning for misconduct.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2017

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BREXIT: FCA head asks for EU access for banks that conform to ‘global standards’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 31st, 2017 in banking, EC law, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Access to the EU’s financial markets should be based on common recognition of global standards instead of the current “granular, technical and detailed” legislation, the head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2017

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Companies pay out more than £1.5m for breaking environment laws – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in enforcement, environmental protection, fines, news, pollution by sally

‘More than £1.5m will go to projects that help wildlife and the environment as companies pay for breaking green laws, the Environment Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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Oliver Garner: Conditional Primacy of EU Law: The United Kingdom Supreme Court’s Own “Solange (so long as)” Doctrine? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 31st, 2017 in constitutional law, EC law, news by sally

‘In circumstances of “normal” membership of the European Union, the UK Supreme Court’s dicta in the Miller judgment that EU law is an “independent and overriding source of domestic law” [Paragraph 65] may well have caused a constitutional storm. In the current unprecedented tempest of Brexit, however, Lord Neuberger’s announcement of this statement passed as little more than a side-wind. This short post will briefly turn the magnifying glass on this judicial formulation, which will be labelled the “conditional primacy” of EU law within the United Kingdom’s domestic constitutional order.

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UK Constitutional Law Association, January 2017

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Bookmakers’ fury at ‘flawed’ gambling report by MPs – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2017 in gambling, news, reports, select committees by sally

‘The bookmakers’ trade body has reacted angrily to a report by MPs on fixed-odd betting terminals (FOBTs).’

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BBC News, 31st January 2017

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Destruction of court records ‘hampers miscarriage of justice inquiries’ – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2017 in courts, documents, inquiries, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

‘Investigations into miscarriages of justice are being hampered by premature destruction of court records, according to a campaign aimed at improving transparency in the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2017

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Digital warning over tribunal reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government should learn lessons from failed attempts to introduce new technology to improve the way employment tribunals work, the Law Society has warned.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th January 2017

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Teenager who praised killer of Jo Cox guilty of making pipebomb – The Guardian

‘A teenage white supremacist who lauded the killer of MP Jo Cox as a hero has been found guilty of making a pipebomb.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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Patrick O’Brien: All for Want of a Metaphor: Miller and the Nature of EU Law – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 30th, 2017 in constitutional law, EC law, international law, Supreme Court, Uncategorized by sally

‘The judgments in Miller highlight the fact that the common law has never managed to arrive at a satisfactory intellectual framework for European law. I will focus first on Lord Reed’s dissent. On Lord Reed’s account, the situation is simpler than anyone who had observed UK and EU law for the past 45 years could have imagined. The UK takes a dualist approach to international law, and EU law is international law. Once this characterisation is accepted the case is over.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 30th January 2017

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Clin neg fixed costs plans unveiled as Hunt targets ‘unscrupulous’ firms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Health secretary Jeremy Hunt today finally announced the details of the fixed costs regime for clinical negligence cases.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th January 2017

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3D printing – two key legal issues – Technology Law Update

Posted January 30th, 2017 in consumer protection, intellectual property, news by sally

‘3D printing is moving from a narrow role as a prototyping technology to offer an exciting new spectrum of possibilities. From home printing for the consumer to high-end manufactured products in applications ranging from aerospace and automotive parts, medical and dental prostheses to fine arts and jewellery, the possibilities are widening all the time. Uniting digital manipulation with additive manufacturing, 3D printing offers huge potential for many sectors, with even digitally printed foods now being explored.’

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Technology Law Update, 30th January 2017

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Former judge and assistant jailed after stealing more than £700,000 – The Guardian

‘A former judge and his law firm assistant have been jailed for six years each after siphoning off almost £700,000 from clients to hide debts, pay for holidays in Barbados and bet on races at Cheltenham.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2017

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