Judge convicts Leeds ‘cash for crash’ killers – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in conspiracy, fraud, homicide, insurance, juries, news, road traffic by sally

‘Three men involved in a “cash for crash” scam which killed an 88-year-old woman in Leeds have been convicted.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2017

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Government wins injunction to stop prison officers’ ‘plainly unlawful’ strike action – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2017 in industrial action, injunctions, news, prison officers by sally

‘The Government has won a High Court bid to stop prison officers staging “plainly unlawful” industrial action.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2017

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Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2017 in competition, EC law, media, news, public interest by sally

‘Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is expected to formally notify the European competition regulator of its £11.7bn takeover offer for Sky later this week, after which the UK culture secretary will have to decide whether to launch an investigation into the extent of Murdoch’s control of UK media.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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There is a growing trend to hold those in control of risk in the care sector responsible, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2017 in care homes, care workers, health & safety, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘There is a growing trend to hold care workers in control of risk responsible when things go wrong, a health and safety expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2017

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No compensation for nine in 10 Southern passengers – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in compensation, news, railways by sally

‘Almost nine out of every 10 Southern rail passengers will not be compensated for poor service, it has been claimed.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2017

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Planned ‘cookie law’ update will exacerbate problems of old law, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2017 in consent, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Newly proposed reforms to EU ePrivacy rules could exacerbate problems that stem from existing rules governing the use of ‘cookies’.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2017

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Environment groups fear cost rules may deter vital court challenges – The Guardian

‘Legal challenges to government air pollution standards or to the expansion of Heathrow airport have become too risky financially to pursue under new court regulations, environmental groups are warning.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 1st, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Candy & Ors v Holyoake & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 92 (28 February 2017)

Ipcom GmbH & Co KG v HTC Europe Co Ltd & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 90 (28 February 2017)

AXA Versicherung Ag v Arab Insurance Group [2017] EWCA Civ 96 (28 February 2017)

Ahmed v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 99 (28 February 2017)

Williams, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 98 (28 February 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

McGuinness v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2017] EWHC 325 (Admin) (28 February 2017)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v IM & Ors [2017] EWHC 376 (Admin) (28 February 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Microsoft Mobile OY (Ltd) v Sony Europe Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 374 (Ch) (28 February 2017)

White v Philips [2017] EWHC 386 (Ch) (27 February 2017)

CPL Ltd v CPL OPCO (Trinidad) Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 381 (Ch) (27 February 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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MPs seek reassurance after police chief says not all paedophiles should be jailed – The Guardian

‘A group of influential MPs has demanded “immediate reassurance” from a senior child protection officer after he suggested only paedophiles who pose a physical risk to children should face a criminal sentence.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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The CJEU and the ECtHR: an idiot’s guide – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 1st, 2017 in EC law, human rights, news by sally

‘Five years ago we posted a piece entitled ‘Church and State III – the European dimension’. Perhaps the title was misleading, but some people still don’t seem to be able to understand the difference between the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, so the following is an updated version, without the references to freedom of religion and belief.’

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Law & Religion UK, 27th February 2017

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Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 1st, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Employment and Support Allowance (Exempt Work & Hardship Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Homes and Communities Agency (Transfer of Property etc) Regulations 2017

The Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Change of coming into force) Regulations 2017

The Electricity (Applications for Consent) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017

The Electricity (Necessary Wayleaves and Felling and Lopping of Trees) (Charges) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2017

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Judicial Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Damages (Personal Injury) Order 2017

The National Health Service Commissioning Board (Additional Functions) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Sir Cliff Richard’s legal battle with BBC goes to High Court – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 1st, 2017 in defamation, media, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Lawyers representing Sir Cliff Richard are due in court for the latest stage of a dispute between the singer and the BBC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2017

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Woman who found £20 note on floor convicted of theft – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in guilty pleas, news, theft by sally

‘A woman who kept a £20 note she found in a shop has been convicted of theft.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Mixed-sex civil partnerships make sense. Here’s why – video – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2017 in civil partnerships, news by sally

‘Technology reporter Alex Hern and his female partner do not want to get married, because of the patriarchal roots of the institution. They would be prepared to get a civil partnership, but this ceremony is only open to same-sex couples. Here he explains why the rights offered by this alternative should be extended to couples like his.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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New drivers caught using phones to lose licence – BBC News

Posted March 1st, 2017 in news, penalties, road traffic offences, telecommunications by sally

‘Drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing their test will have their licence revoked under new rules in England, Scotland and Wales.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2017

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Lawyers back call for national child abuse inquiry to name perpetrators – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, inquiries, news by sally

‘Lawyers have called for more transparency from the national child abuse inquiry over the naming of the perpetrators after their identities were withheld from the public hearings.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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