Government defends 10-year sentence plan for copyright infringers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in copyright, deportation, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has hit back at a campaign against new government measures to increase the sentence for online copyright infringement to 10 years.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th March 2017

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LiPs: a perfect storm in the divorce courts? – New Law Journal

Posted March 10th, 2017 in case management, divorce, litigants in person, news by sally

‘Iqbal v Iqbal provides a salutary example of the consequences that can occur in the absence of legal representation, as Shlomit Glaser & Tim Jones report.’

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New Law Journal, 9th March 2017

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Official secrets reform gets more time – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in consultations, news, official secrets act, time limits by sally

‘Interested parties have been given an extra month to comment on proposals for a new law to protect official secrets after an unexpected media furore. Citing a ‘large amount of interest’ the Law Commission said that its deadline for responding to the public consultation on Protection of Official Data had been extended to 3 May.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 9th March 2017

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UK child deportations of 50s: ‘most catastrophic child abuse’ in memory – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news by sally

‘The deportation of thousands of British children to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), created the most catastrophic child abuse legacy in living memory, the national inquiry into child sexual abuse has been told.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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MPs urge government to preserve access to European legal services market – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in international relations, legal services, markets, news, select committees by sally

‘Preserving access to the single market in legal services is among the reasons why the government urgently needs to set out a vision for trade with the EU following Brexit, MPs say today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th March 2017

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Budget 2017: Chancellor plays safe & avoids an omnishambles – New Law Journal

Posted March 10th, 2017 in budgets, news, taxation by sally

‘Peter Vaines shares his views on Phillip Hammond’s first & last spring budget.’

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New Law Journal, 9th March 2017

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City fails in High Court challenge over adjudicator rulings on bus lane signs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 10th, 2017 in judicial review, local government, news, road traffic, roads, transport by sally

‘Nottingham City Council has failed in a High Court challenge to the Bus Lane Adjudicator’s decision that the local authority’s road signs for a pedestrian zone failed to provide adequate information to road users of a bus lane.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2017

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Why international law should trump nationalism – New Law Journal

Posted March 10th, 2017 in international law, ministers' powers and duties, news, treaties by sally

‘Recent changes to the Ministerial Code, which could undermine the UK’s commitment to the rule of law, may be subject to judicial review, as Daniel Carey explains. Interview by Jenny Rayner.’

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New Law Journal, 24th February 2017

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Child asylum seekers may have been illegally detained, rules court – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in asylum, children, damages, detention, news by sally

‘The government could be found to have illegally detained many child asylum seekers after a landmark ruling in the court of appeal said immigration officers could not simply disbelieve the stated age of refugees.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Greater consideration of young BAME offenders ahead of sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in minorities, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Judges will be required to give greater consideration to the welfare of black and minority ethnic (BAME) children being sentenced as part of new guidance that echoes the lord chancellor’s desire to cut reoffending rates.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th March 2017

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Jackson: solicitors tell me costs budgeting is working – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in budgets, consultations, costs, news, solicitors by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has said large numbers of respondents have answered his call for evidence on the extension of fixed recoverable costs.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th March 2017

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Still no time off for religious observance: Gareddu in the EAT – Law & Religion UK

Posted March 10th, 2017 in appeals, employment tribunals, holidays, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘The issue of whether or not attendance at religious festivals in Sardinia could be a genuine manifestation of religion or religious belief been rehearsed again, before an Employment Appeal Tribunal.’

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Law & Religion UK, 10th March 2017

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We need to rethink adoption in the social media age, says senior judge – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in adoption, domestic violence, internet, news by sally

‘Too many children are being forcibly adopted against the wishes of their families and prevented from having any contact with their natural parents, a senior judge has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Rosie Slowe: Reflections on the ‘Three Knights Opinion’ and Article 50 TEU – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On 17 February 2017, Bindmans LLP published an Opinion solicited from several leading authorities on EU law concerning Article 50 TEU. The so-dubbed ‘Three Knights Opinion’ put forward compelling legal arguments in support of why an Act of Parliament at the end of the Article 50 negotiation process is necessary in order to ensure that Brexit occurs in accordance with domestic and, by extension, EU law. These contentions, and Professor Elliot’s rebuttal, warrant careful consideration.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th March 2017

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Parents jailed for neglect of children found in filthy Lancashire house – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in child neglect, news, sentencing by sally

‘A court has jailed the parents of four children all aged under five found living in “feral and dangerous” conditions in a house where excrement was smeared on the walls.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Judge tells jury to ‘man up and reach a verdict’ after being sent note during deliberations – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2017 in delay, judges, juries, news by sally

‘A judge told a jury to “man up and reach a verdict” and then had to discharge them anyway.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2017

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UK can strip terror suspects of citizenship, European judges rule – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in citizenship, human rights, news, terrorism by sally

‘European human rights judges have ruled that Theresa May’s policy of stripping British terror suspects of their citizenship while abroad to bar them from returning to Britain is lawful.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Knife crime offences ‘highest since 2011’ – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, statistics by sally

‘The number of people caught carrying knives in England and Wales has risen to its highest level in six years, official figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2017

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BT reaches deal with Ofcom to legally separate Openreach – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in competition, news, pensions, telecommunications, transfer of undertakings by sally

‘BT has finally reached an agreement with Ofcom to legally separate Openreach, which controls the UK’s broadband infrastructure.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2017

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