Still up in the air – is it a Bolam case or a Penney case? – Zenith PI

Posted February 10th, 2017 in cancer, doctors, negligence, news by tracey

‘In 2012 Mr Muller was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on the sole of his left foot. The cancer had spread, despite a quick biopsy, and all secondary metastases were then removed. Fortunately, Mr Muller proceeded to receive positive six-month scans, is now clear of cancer and has maintained a normal life expectancy. All perfectly ordinary one would think – save that in 2011 a histopathologist had diagnosed the malignant melanoma as a non-malignant ulcer.’

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Zenith PI, 7th February 2017

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 10th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Non-Domestic Rating (Reliefs, Thresholds and Amendment) (England) Order 2017

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitory Provision) Regulations 2017

The Qualifications Wales Act 2015 (Consequential Provision) Order 2017

The Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Elections (Policy Development Grants Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Infrastructure Act 2015 (Commencement No. 6 and Savings) Regulations 2017

The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No. 12) Order 2017

The Plant Health (Fees) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Great Place (England) Joint Scheme (Authorisation) Order 2017

The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 10th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Brewster, Re Application for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2017] UKSC 8 (8 February 2017)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Anor v Smith [2017] EWCA Civ 51 (10 February 2017)

John (A Minor : Vaccine Damage Payments scheme), Re [2017] EWCA Civ 61 (09 February 2017)

Gray v Boreh [2017] EWCA Civ 56 (09 February 2017)

AB, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 59 (09 February 2017)

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49 (08 February 2017)

Quarey, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Rev 1) [2017] EWCA Civ 47 (08 February 2017)

Antonio, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 48 (08 February 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Clarke & Anor, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 37 (09 February 2017)

Joseph & Ors, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 36 (09 February 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Leckhampton Green Land Action Group Ltd), R (On the Application Of) v Tewkesbury Borough Council [2017] EWHC 198 (Admin) (09 February 2017)

Global Gaming Ventures (Southampton) Ltd v Southampton City Council [2017] EWHC 165 (Admin) (09 February 2017)

Ballard v Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 164 (Admin) (09 February 2017)

ASK v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 196 (Admin) (09 February 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lifestyles Equities CV & Anor v Sportsdirect.Com Retail Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 154 (Ch) (09 February 2017)

Jomast Accommodation Ltd v G4S Care And Justice Services (UK) Ltd (Rev 1) [2017] EWHC 200 (Ch) (09 February 2017)

TW Logistics Ltd v Essex County Council & Anor [2017] EWHC 185 (Ch) (08 February 2017)

Dee Valley Group Plc, Re Companies Act 2006 [2017] EWHC 184 (Ch) (08 February 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kimathi & Ors v The Foreign And Commonwealth Office [2017] EWHC 203 (QB) (09 February 2017)

Schenk v Cook & Ors [2017] EWHC 144 (QB) (09 February 2017)

Daryanani v Ramnani [2017] EWHC 183 (QB) (08 February 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Justice Secretary launches new prison and probation service to reform offenders – Home Office

Posted February 10th, 2017 in press releases, prisons, probation, rehabilitation by tracey

‘A new frontline service focused on reforming offenders and cutting crime will launch in April 2017, Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss announced today.’

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Home Office, 8th February 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Judges ready to jump ship over declining pay and conditions – Litigation Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in judiciary, news, pensions, remuneration, retirement, statistics by tracey

‘Research has shown widespread disaffection among the judiciary with working conditions, including findings that almost half of High Court judges would quit the bench early if possible.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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Computer says ‘guilty’ – online convictions set to become reality – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in electronic filing, fines, guilty pleas, news by tracey

‘Defendants will soon be able to plead guilty, be convicted and pay a penalty immediately and entirely online for certain offences, the Ministry of Justice announced yesterday as digital justice moved a step closer to reality.’

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Legal Futures, 9th February 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Barristers to pay 12% more for right to practise this year – but figures show 2,500 earn £240k+ – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2017 in barristers, fees, news by tracey

‘Some 2,500 barristers will earn more than £240,000 this year, Bar Council figures have shown, and they will have to pay an extra £200 for their practising certificates after the Legal Services Board (LSB) approved a 12% hike in fees across the board.’

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Legal Futures, 10th February 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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First man extradited from Pakistan for over a decade jailed for two murders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 10th, 2017 in extradition, murder, news, Pakistan, sentencing by tracey

‘The first man to be extradited to the UK from Pakistan since 2005 has today (8 February) been jailed for life over the murders of two men in Bradford.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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BSB publishes two-year equality and diversity strategy – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 10th, 2017 in barristers, diversity, equality, press releases by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published its Equality and Diversity Strategy for 2017-2019. This follows the publication of its Diversity at the Bar Report last month. That report showed that diversity at the Bar was heading slowly in the right direction but that considerable progress is still needed.’

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Bar Standards Board, 10th February 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

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Automatic strike-out for cases where trial fee unpaid – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 10th, 2017 in fees, news, striking out by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has set out plans to strike out claims automatically where the case fee has not been paid.’

Law Society’s Gazette, 9th February 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Domestic Violence and the Impact on Contact Re-examined – Family Law Week

Posted February 10th, 2017 in contact orders, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘Cris McCurley, Partner in Ben Hoare Bell LLP and advisory board member of Rights of Women and Women’s Aid, considers recent developments concerning contact where there has been evidence of domestic violence, and the events which have led to them.’

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Family Law Week, 9th February 2917

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Soldier jailed for love rival ambush and attack – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in attempts, kidnapping, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A soldier who abducted and stabbed his love rival has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

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FA given vote of no confidence from MPs over ability to reform – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2017 in diversity, news, parliament, sport by tracey

‘A parliamentary vote of no confidence in the Football Association’s ability to govern the sport and reform itself has been passed by a small number of MPs. The backbench motion, proposed by the chairman of the culture, media and sport committee Damian Collins, has no legal force but was intended to increase the pressure on the FA to reform its board and council in line with the new official code for sports governing bodies.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Number of child murders falls to lowest figure since records began – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in children, murder, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of child murders fell to the lowest level on record last year despite an 11 per cent rise in adult homicides across Britain.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Former soldier Peter Atilla cleared of ‘sexsomnia’ rape – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in automatism, news, rape by tracey

‘A former soldier accused of rape has been cleared after a court heard he was suffering from a sleep disorder.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Nurse spared jail over fatal blood transfusion blunder – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in blood products, homicide, news, nurses, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A blundering nurse whose patient died after she gave him the wrong type of blood has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

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Met Police ‘shredded internal documents after inquiry into undercover officers launched’ – The Independent

Posted February 10th, 2017 in complaints, disclosure, evidence, inquiries, news, police, spying by tracey

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating accusations a top police unit deleted a mass of files shortly after the announcement of a major probe that was to look into its activities.’

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The Independent, 9th February 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Sex and relationship classes set to be taught in secondary schools after 23 Tory MPs back law change – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 10th, 2017 in bullying, education, indecent photographs of children, news, school children by tracey

‘The ministers are among a group of 23 Conservative MPs who are backing a law change to force secondary schools to make Relationship Education compulsory in the National Curriculum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th February 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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High Court challenge to UK’s child refugee efforts – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in children, news, refugees by tracey

‘A high court challenge to Amber Rudd’s decision to close the Dubs scheme for lone child refugees after resettling only 350 from Europe is to be heard in early May.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Members of Rochdale grooming gang face deportation to Pakistan – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2017 in appeals, citizenship, deportation, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Four members of a child grooming gang are facing deportation to Pakistan after losing a legal appeal against their British citizenship being revoked.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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