EVENT: The Inner Temple – Show me the Money! Practitioner Experiences of Civil Recovery under the Irish Proceeds of Crime Act

Posted January 9th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Dr Colin King, University of Sussex, Academic Fellow.’

Date: 16th January 2017, 6.30pm

Location: The Inner Temple

Charge: See website for details

More information can be found here.

Reform is about much more than just Online Court, top judges remind profession – Legal Futures

Posted January 9th, 2017 in courts, enforcement, judges, judiciary, jurisdiction, legal profession, news, reports by sally

‘The senior judiciary has acted to remind the profession that implementation of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review will cover much more than just the introduction of the Online Court.’

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Legal Futures, 6th January 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Expect more neighbourhood plan challenges in 2017, says expert, as parish council plan fails examination – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 9th, 2017 in local government, news, planning by sally

‘An increasing number of neighbourhood plans will fail the independent examination stage in 2017, while those that do proceed to referendum could face additional legal challenges, an expert has predicted.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th January 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

A technology top ten for 2017 – Technology Law Update

‘What should we expect in the technology space in 2017?

We take a look at current trends and focus on some of the legal opportunities and pitfalls that they present.’

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Technology Law Update, 6th January 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Section 40: Will the press be forced to pay the costs in court cases – even if they win? – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2017 in consultations, costs, freedom of expression, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Big Question: Are press reforms needed in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, or will they prove financially ruinous to some outlets?’

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The Independent, 9th January 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Three men jailed over light aircraft drop of £2.5m of cocaine in Kent – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2017 in drug trafficking, money laundering, national crime agency, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three men have been jailed for smuggling cocaine worth £2.5m into Britain and dropping it from a light aircraft on the day of the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courier wins holiday pay in key tribunal ruling on gig economy – The Guardian

‘A cycle courier working for the delivery firm CitySprint has won the right to paid holidays and minimum pay in a key ruling on the gig economy.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

A ‘Poke’ in the Eye for Claims against Facebook – Panopticon

‘The “internet has not alone changed our lives but it has also changed our vocabulary. A tablet is no longer made of stone, a bit does not help guide a horse and a cookie is more likely to affect your privacy than alleviate the pangs of hunger between meals!” A lengthy Christmas cracker joke? No, the observations – in excellent ‘Dad-joke’ style – of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal in CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd & McCloskey (MOR10142) (Morgan LCJ, Gillen & Weatherup LJJ) at [54].’

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Panopticon, 6th January 2017

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

Government forecast on impact of PI reforms “skewed against lawyers”, say economists – Legal Futures

‘The government’s own assessment of the impact of its planned personal injury reforms “makes the implicit assumption that solicitors, and the civil justice system as a whole, produce no benefits to society”, according to independent economists.’

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Legal Futures, 9th January 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

NHS director Peter Lewis jailed over corrupt hospital contract – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2017 in corruption, fraud, health, news, sentencing by sally

‘An NHS director who received £80,000 in corrupt payments for awarding a hospital IT contract has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Terminally ill man who fears becoming ‘entombed’ in his body asks judges to let him die in the first case of its kind in three years – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 9th, 2017 in assisted suicide, human rights, judicial review, news by sally

‘A terminally ill man who fears becoming “entombed” in his body has asked judges to let him die in the first case of its kind in three years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Theresa May vows to correct ‘burning injustices’ – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2017 in Charity Commission, mental health, news, social services, speeches by sally

‘Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to introduce wide-ranging social reforms to correct what she calls the “burning injustices” in modern society.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Black judge claims he was discriminated against by disciplinary panel – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, judges, judiciary, news, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘A disciplinary panel has recommended that a prominent black judge should receive both an apology and “formal advice” – a dressing down – after its members found he committed misconduct in a speech he made referring to a fellow judge and that the matter had not been handled well.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk