Unmarried woman wins pension battle – BBC News

‘A woman who lost her long-term partner has won a legal battle that is likely to improve the pension rights of unmarried couples in the public sector.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2017

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New guidance on imposing community and custodial sentences – Sentencing Council

Posted February 8th, 2017 in community service, courts, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council guideline on imposition is effective in all courts from today, 1 February 2017. This clarifies that suspended sentences should be imposed only when custody is actually intended and not as a more severe form of community order.’

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Sentencing Council, 1st February 2017

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The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper – Official Publications

Posted February 8th, 2017 in EC law, international relations, parliamentary papers, referendums, treaties by tracey

‘This White Paper provides Parliament and the country with a clear vision of what we are seeking to achieve in negotiating our exit from, and new partnership with, the European Union.’

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Official Publications, 2nd February 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/publications

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Former teacher at boys’ school convicted of indecent assaults – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former master at a prestigious private school has been found guilty of indecently assaulting pupils he taught, over more than a decade.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th February 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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DB v PB: a reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements – Family Law Week

‘Michael Allum, Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, considers the implications of maintenance agreements in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd February 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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The Electronic Divorce Filing Pilot: An opportunity missed or a new horizon opening up? – Family Law Week

‘Stuart Clark, Associate, and David Hodson, Partner, both of The International Family Law Group LLP, describe what is known, and ask some questions, of the MoJ’s latest initiative to facilitate an online divorce system.’

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Family Law Week, 7th February 2017

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Policing and Crime Act 2017 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 8th, 2017 in legislation, police by tracey

Policing and Crime Act 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 8th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Social Housing Rents (Exceptions and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (Disapplication of Sections 88 and 89) Regulations 2017

The Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017

The Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2017

The Pensions Act 2014 (Commencement No. 9) and the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2017

The Electricity (Connection Charges) Regulations 2017

The Infrastructure Planning (Compulsory Acquisition) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Cattle Identification (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Rights of Passengers in Bus and Coach Transport (Exemptions and Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 8th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Sinclair [2017] EWCA Civ 55 (07 February 2017)

BS (Congo) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 53 (07 February 2017)

Mikki v Duncan [2017] EWCA Civ 57 (03 February 2017)

Khrapunov v JSC BTA Bank [2017] EWCA Civ 40 (02 February 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Korcala v Polish Judicial Authority [2017] EWHC 167 (Admin) (07 February 2017)

Iacob v Courthouse of Bacau (Romania) [2017] EWHC 155 (Admin) (03 February 2017)

Akarcay, R (on the application of) v West Yorkshire Police & Ors [2017] EWHC 159 (Admin) (03 February 2017)

Sutas v Republic of Lithuania [2017] EWHC 156 (Admin) (03 February 2017)

Connell, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 100 (Admin) (02 February 2017)

Privacy International, R (On the Application Of) v Investigatory Powers Tribunal [2017] EWHC 114 (Admin) (02 February 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Clydesdale Bank Plc v Stoke Place Hotel Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 181 (Ch) (07 February 2017)

RBC Trustees (CI) Ltd & Ors v Stubbs & Ors [2017] EWHC 180 (Ch) (07 February 2017)

The Football Association Premier League Ltd v O’Donovan & Anor [2017] EWHC 152 (Ch) (03 February 2017)

A Khan Design Ltd & Anor v Evanta Motor Company Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 126 (Ch) (03 February 2017)

Kimyani & Ors v Sandhu [2017] EWHC 151 (Ch) (02 February 2017)

Ecology Support Services Ltd v Hellard & Anor (As Joint Liquidators of Saff One LLP) [2017] EWHC 160 (Ch) (30 January 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft v Liquimar Tankers Management Inc [2017] EWHC 161 (Comm) (03 February 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

SL (Permission to Vaccinate), Re 2017 EWHC 125 (Fam) [2017] EWHC 125 (Fam) (30 January 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hourani v Thomson & Ors [2017] EWHC 173 (QB) (06 February 2017)

Barron & Ors v Collins (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 162 (QB) (06 February 2017)

MacInnes v Gross [2017] EWHC 127 (QB) (03 February 2017)

Gunn & Ors v Diaz & Ors [2017] EWHC 157 (QB) (03 February 2017)

Kearns v Delta Steeplejacks Ltd [2017] EWHC 149 (QB) (02 February 2017)

Micheal & Ors v Phillips & Ors [2017] EWHC 142 (QB) (02 February 2017)

Denning v Greenhalgh Financial Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 143 (QB) (02 February 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Man jailed for racial abuse on Manchester tram – The Guardian

‘Robert Molloy, 20, was sentenced to 24 weeks in prison over the racist attack filmed by a fellow tram passenger in Manchester.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2017

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Driver cleared over fatal Nissan Qashqai crash – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2017 in careless driving, dangerous driving, homicide, news by tracey

‘A driver who told a court her Nissan Qashqai “took off” and sped out control before hitting a pedestrian has been cleared of causing a fatal crash.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2017

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Four convicted over £160m sewer broadband fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2017 in bribery, fraud, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Four men have been convicted on fraud and bribery charges over a £160m conspiracy that fooled lenders into funding the installation of ultrafast broadband networks in sewers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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Retired dentist who tried to murder wife after falling victim to fraud spared jail as she begs judge not to send him to prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A retired dentist who tried to strangle his wife with a tie after he was conned out of £200,000 has been spared jail after she begged the judge not to send him to prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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Russell Square stabbings: Zakaria Bulhan detained indefinitely – BBC News

‘A man who admitted killing a US tourist and wounding five others in a rampage in central London last year has been handed an unlimited hospital order.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2017

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MP proposes UK rape shield law to protect victims in court – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2017 in bills, cross-examination, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘A private member’s bill to protect rape victims from being cross-examined in court about their sexual history is to be introduced to the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2017

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Police pay out at least £22m to informants in five years – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2017 in freedom of information, informers, news, police, remuneration, statistics by tracey

‘Police forces across the UK paid out at least £22m to informants over the last five years, according to figures obtained by BBC Radio 5 live.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2017

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Dancers spared jail after blackmailing rugby star Danny Cipriani – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 8th, 2017 in abortion, blackmail, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Two dancers have avoided jail for blackmailing former England rugby star Danny Cipriani for thousands of pounds after one of them aborted his child.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th February 2017

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