Immigration tribunal President blasts legal representatives in sex grooming gang appeal – Free Movement

‘President McCloskey has blasted the representatives for both claimants and the Home Office in his latest determination of Shabir Ahmed and others (sanctions for non – compliance) [2016] UKUT 00562 (IAC).’

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Free Movement, 13th January 2017


Supreme Court to rule next week on disability discrimination and public services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 13th, 2017 in disability discrimination, news, Supreme Court, transport by tracey

‘The Supreme Court will next week hand down a key ruling on the reasonable adjustments which a bus company is required to make to accommodate disabled wheelchair users.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th January 2017


QC body to probe why more women are not applying – Legal Futures

Posted January 13th, 2017 in minorities, news, queen's counsel, statistics, women by tracey

‘The body that appoints QCs has commissioned research to uncover barriers which deter women from applying, after they made up 27.6% of the latest batch of silks – but this was the highest proportion ever.’

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Legal Futures, 13th January 2017


Attorney General’s speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 13th, 2017 in armed forces, attorney general, international law, self-defence, speeches by tracey

‘Attorney General discusses the modern law of self-defence at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 11th January 2017


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted January 13th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Registered Pension Schemes (Provision of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variation) Order 2017


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 13th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co, Ltd v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1 (12 January 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Pettigrew & Ors v Edwards [2017] EWHC 8 (Ch) (12 January 2017)


Bogus doctor: Conrad de Souza jailed for lying again – BBC News

Posted January 13th, 2017 in doctors, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A fraudster has been sent to prison for a second time for posing as a doctor.’

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BBC News, 12th January 2017


Supply teacher reprimanded for taping ‘fidgeting’ eight-year-old child to a chair – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, restraint, teachers by tracey

‘A supply teacher who taped the bare ankles of a “fidgeting” eight-year-old boy to a chair for “a joke” has received a reprimand.’

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Daily telegraph, 12th January 2017


Amber Rudd’s hardline speech to Conservative party conference recorded by police as ‘non-crime hate incident’ after academic’s complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 13th, 2017 in hate crime, immigration, news, political parties by tracey

‘Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative party conference has been recorded by police as a “non-crime hate incident” after an Oxford academic made a complaint about its anti-immigrant message.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2017


Hillsborough: Evidence on 23 people and organisations passed to Crown Prosecution Service – The Independent

‘Evidence on 23 people and organisations linked to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has been handed to prosecutors, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 12th January 2017