Student accused of ETS fraud found to have been unlawfully detained – Free Movement

Posted March 15th, 2017 in detention, examinations, fraud, immigration, judicial review, news, notification by tracey

‘In R (on the application of Iqbal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 79 (Admin) the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD) was found to have unlawfully detained a claimant whom they had alleged had fraudulently obtained an Educational Test Service (ETS) certificate to show that he spoke English to the level required for his immigration application.’

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Free Movement, 15th March 2017

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 15th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) (Criminal Injuries Compensation) & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 139 (14 March 2017)

Dartford Borough Council v The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 141 (14 March 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Soulcycle Inc v Matalan Ltd [2017] EWHC 496 (Ch) (14 March 2017)

The Football Association Premier League Ltd v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2017] EWHC 480 (Ch) (13 March 2017)

Martin v Williams [2017] EWHC 491 (Ch) (13 March 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Marathon Asset Management LLP & Anor v Seddon & Ors [2017] EWHC 479 (Comm) (14 March 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

Benmusa, Re [2017] EWHC 494 (Fam) (14 March 2017)

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Trial judges should not “trammel” costs judges’ jurisdiction when parties go over budget – Litigation Futures

Posted March 15th, 2017 in budgets, costs, dilapidations, news, part 36 offers by tracey

‘A deputy High Court judge has refused to provide a receiving party with an “indication” of whether it acted reasonably in exceeding its costs budget, saying trial judges should “not seek to trammel the costs judge’s jurisdiction” unless there are specific issues they want to raise.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th March 2017

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£2 damages winner faces costs bill for nine-day hearing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 15th, 2017 in costs, damages, data protection, misuse of private information, news by tracey

‘A claimant who secured £2 in nominal damages has been told they face a substantial costs bill for turning down an earlier offer to settle.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th March 2017

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Disabled man born from incestuous rape denied compensation – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2017 in compensation, criminal injuries compensation, incest, news, rape by tracey

‘A disabled man born with a serious genetic disorder, due to an incestuous rape, has failed to obtain compensation for his medical condition.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2017

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Judge rules boy must be taught in Islamic school despite complaints from ‘Anglo-Saxon’ father – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2017 in children, divorce, education, Islam, news by tracey

‘A father who describes himself as “Anglo-Saxon” has lost a legal battle to prevent his Muslim ex-wife from sending their 10-year-old son to an Islamic secondary school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2017

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Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2017 in identity fraud, news, statistics, young persons by tracey

‘Young people are a growing target for identity theft cases, which have reached record levels in 2016, fraud prevention organisation Cifas says. Almost 25,000 victims of fraud were aged under 30, with the number of under-21s defrauded rising by a third.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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Social media firms accused of ‘commercial prostitution’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2017 in hate crime, internet, news, select committees by tracey

‘Social media companies have been accused of “commercial prostitution” and having “no shame” after being grilled by MPs over their failure to take down abusive content.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2017

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Thomas Orchard custody death: Three officers found not guilty of killing man with schizophrenia in police custody – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2017 in death in custody, homicide, mental health, news, police, restraint by tracey

‘A custody sergeant and two detention officers have been found not guilty of killing a man with mental health problems in police custody.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2017

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Supreme Court to rule on case of daughter left out of mother’s £160k will in favour of animal charities – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2017 in appeals, charities, news, Supreme Court, wills by tracey

‘A six-figure award to a woman who was left out of her estranged mother’s will is at the centre of a ruling by the UK’s highest court today.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2017

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DWP ‘tells disability benefits assessors to discriminate against people with mental health conditions’ – The Independent

Posted March 15th, 2017 in benefits, disabled persons, mental health, news by tracey

‘The Department for Work and Pensions has told its disability benefits assessors to discriminate against people with mental health conditions compared to those with physical problems.’

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The Independent, 14th March 2017

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The Priory hospital ordered to improved after inadequate rating – BBC News

Posted March 15th, 2017 in hospitals, mental health, news, quality assurance by tracey

‘One of the country’s best known private health clinics has been rated “inadequate” for safety by inspectors.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2017

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