Fresh Brexit legal challenge blocked by high court – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in EC law, judicial review, markets, news, parliament, referendums, treaties by sally

‘Two senior judges have blocked a legal challenge to the government’s strategy for leaving the single market and the European Economic Area.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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EVENT: National Army Museum – Chilcot: Six Months On

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In summer 2016, the Chilcot report was published, examining whether it was right to send British forces into the Iraq War in 2003. The report addressed the decision-making of the UK government, the military leadership, and the reality of the threat posed by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.’

Date: 16th February 2017, 7.00pm

Location: Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

Charge: £10

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Transgender teenager sues Hereford school for discrimination – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in equality, news, school children, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender teenager is taking legal action against his former school for discrimination.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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EVENT: Gresham College – Justice Online: Just as Good?

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Early in 2016, the criminal and civil courts of England and Wales embarked on a modernisation programme aimed at reforming procedures that have survived for centuries. The judges themselves are helping to design the computerised courts of the future. New software will empower litigants to bring and defend cases without the need for lawyers. Judges will be able to decide cases whenever and wherever they choose to open their laptops. But will justice suffer? What if you cannot manage the technology? What if your opponent but not yourself can afford legal advice? Will the courts continue to deliver justice? Might your dispute be decided by a computer? In the first of a series of three annual lectures, the reforms will be monitored as they are planned, tested and launched. Will this project be an IT disaster? Or will it demonstrate that online justice can be just as good as the courts that have served us for hundreds of years.’

Date: 22nd February 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Museum of London

Charge: Free

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Councils should be forced to fix potholes immediately, Court of Appeal rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in local government, news, repairs, road safety, roads by sally

‘Councils should be forced to fix serious potholes immediately the Court of Appeal has ruled, after judges found in favour of a jogger who hurt his ankle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd February 2017

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EVENT: Public Access Bar Association – Developing a Public Access Practice: Online Portals and Marketing

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speakers: Basileios Drolias (MyBarrister)

Daniel ShenSmith (ShenSmith Barristers)

Stephen Ward (Clerksroom)

Danielle Wright (Bar Council Direct Access Portal)’

Date: 8th February 2016, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: 23 Essex Street London WC2R 3AA.

Charge: PABA Members: free, Non-members: £5 (cash only) payable at the venue from 5:30pm.

More information can be found here.

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Anti-Semitic hate crime at record high, says UK charity – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in hate crime, Judaism, news, statistics by sally

‘Hate crime against Jewish people in the UK increased by more than a third last year, with recorded incidents now at record levels, charity figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Government set to raise threshold for court and tribunal fee remission – Litigation Futures

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in employment tribunals, fees, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) yesterday announced plans to increase the threshold for the court and tribunal fee remission scheme to around the level of the national living wage (NLW).’

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Litigation Futures, 1st February 2017

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Nottingham Asda worker guilty of terrorist charges – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in news, terrorism by sally

‘An Asda worker has been found guilty of trying to join a Islamist terrorist group in the Philippines.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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HBOS manager and other City financiers jailed over £245m loans scam – The Guardian

‘A group of bankers who ran an “utterly corrupt scheme” that left hundreds of small business owners “cheated, defeated and penniless” have been sentenced to almost 50 years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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Supreme Court “needs to clarify scope of legal advice privilege” – Litigation Futures

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in legal profession, news, privilege, Supreme Court by sally

‘RBS’s solicitors have expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court will not now consider the issue of who is a client for the purposes of legal advice privilege, after its client dropped a planned appeal against the present “unhelpful and unworkable” position.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd February 2017

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Price promotions – making sure your price is right – Technology Law Update

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in consumer protection, news, sale of goods by sally

‘New guidance on price promotions has been issued by the UK Chartered Trading Standards Institute to replace the previous Pricing Practices Guide by BIS (now merged into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy). The guidance applies to all consumer sales of goods, services and digital content, and includes online transactions as well as those in retail premises. Enforcers are likely to allow traders until April 2017 to bring their practices into line with the guidance.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd February 2017

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

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PI reforms could make justice system “unworkable”, district judges tell government – Legal Futures

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in consultations, judiciary, litigants in person, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The judges on the front line of low-value personal injury (PI) litigation have added a powerful voice of opposition to the government’s proposed reforms, saying the civil justice system could become “unworkable” as a result.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Independent Monitoring Board : the Eyes and Ears – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in news, prisons, reports, whistleblowers by sally

‘Our prisons appear to be in a state of permanent crisis but what little we on the outside know about what goes inside our chaotic and violent jails owes little to journalists. Media has been effectively banned by the Government from going into prisons.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st January 2017

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Brexit white paper spells out need for new immigration laws – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in EC law, immigration, news, parliamentary papers, referendums, treaties by sally

‘David Davis failed to placate Conservative rebels concerned about the status of European Union migrants and other Brexit details, despite publishing a 77-page white paper setting out the government’s plans for leaving the EU.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2017

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Number of alleged child sex offences committed by other children almost doubles – Daily Telegraph

‘The number of children being investigated by police for sexual offences has almost doubled in the last four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

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Brexit and muddled thinking – OUP Blog

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in EC law, markets, news, parliament, prerogative powers, referendums, treaties by sally

‘When Sir Ivan Rogers stepped down in January as the UK’s top official in Brussels, he urged his colleagues to “continue to challenge ill-founded arguments and muddled thinking” and not to be afraid “to speak the truth to those in power.” The implication was clear. The government’s Brexit preparations displayed all these failings but the politicians responsible did not like having this pointed out.’

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OUP Blog, 3rd February 2017

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Norma Bell death: Gareth Dack to serve 33 years in jail – BBC News

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in DNA, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A cocaine addict who strangled a foster mother and then tried to cause an explosion to hide evidence has been jailed for a minimum of 33 years.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Iraq lawyer Phil Shiner struck off over misconduct – BBC News

‘A human rights lawyer who brought abuse claims against UK troops after the Iraq War has been struck off for misconduct.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2017

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Campaigners launch fresh Brexit legal challenge over single market – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2017 in EC law, markets, news, parliament, referendums, treaties by sally

‘The government’s Brexit strategy faces a fresh legal challenge in the high court on Friday when campaigners argue that parliament must separately legislate to remove the UK from the European Economic Area (EEA) and the single market.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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