Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 16th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2016, Section 113(1) to (4) (Commencement) Regulations 2017

The Employers’ Duties (Implementation) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Penalties Relating to Offshore Matters and Offshore Transfers (Additional Information) Regulations 2017

The Taxation of Northern Ireland Welfare Supplementary Payments Regulations 2017

The Further Education Loans (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Asset-based Penalty for Offshore Inaccuracies and Failures (Reductions for Disclosure and Co-operation) Regulations 2017

The Childcare Act 2006 (Provision of Information to Parents) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Turks and Caicos Islands (Finance) Order 2017

The Criminal Legal Aid (Standard Crime Contract) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocation) Regulations 2017

The Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) Regulations 2017

The Gambling (Personal Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Pensions Act 2014 (Pension Protection Fund: Increased Compensation Cap for Long Service) (Pension Compensation Sharing on Divorce) (Transitional Provision) Order 2017

The Pensions Act 2014 (Commencement No.10) Order 2017

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017

The Social Security (Fees Payable by Qualifying Lenders) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Deregulation Act 2015 (Growth Duty Guidance) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 16th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Ilott v The Blue Cross & Ors [2017] UKSC 17 (15 March 2017)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

McBride v UK Insurance Ltd (Rev 1) [2017] EWCA Civ 144 (15 March 2017)

O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy [2017] EWCA Civ 145 (15 March 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Blackman, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 190 (15 March 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kaur, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 481 (Admin) (15 March 2017)

OA, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 486 (Admin) (15 March 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza & Ors [2017] EWHC 504 (Ch) (15 March 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Rape, incest and damage: but who is the real victim? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First Tier Tribunal (Social entitlement Chamber) and Y by his mother and Litigation Friend.’ The predictability of genetic disorders continues to challenge existing law. Here, the Court of Appeal had to consider whether a child born as a result of incestuous rape could claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) for his congenital disabilities. These were 50% predictable as a result of the nature of his conception, as opposed to 2-3% in the general population.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th March 2017

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Essex agrees payouts, review of foster care placement terminations after LGO report – Local Government Lawyer

‘Essex County Council social workers moved a vulnerable teenager from her aunt and uncle’s care without warning, and then failed to follow the statutory children’s complaints process, the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th March 2017

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Working together to end modern slavery – Home Office

Posted March 16th, 2017 in bills, reports, speeches, trafficking in human beings, universities, victims by tracey

‘Home Secretary’s keynote speech at event on role of financial institutions in disrupting human trafficking.’

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Home Office, 15th March 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 16th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017

The Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

The Infrastructure Planning Fees (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Estimates and Accounts) Order 2017

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Possession of Pyrotechnic Articles at Musical Events) Regulations 2017

The Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Social Security (Social Care Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2017

The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions Designation and Consequential Amendment Order 2017

The Social Fund (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Justice reformer condemns digital criminal courts plan – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Government plans for virtual court hearings and online guilty pleas for criminal offences are poorly costed, based on weak evidence and have not been subjected to proper consultation, a national justice charity says today.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th March 2017

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Solicitor-free access ‘working well’, claims bar – Law society’s Gazette

Posted March 16th, 2017 in barristers, legal representation, legal services, news by tracey

‘Methods that allow members of the public and lay clients to instruct barristers directly without turning to a solicitor first are working well, the barristers’ regulator has claimed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th March 2017

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MPs set to debate changing Britain’s voting system to proportional representation – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2017 in constitutional reform, elections, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs are set to debate scrapping Britain’s “First Past the Post” voting system and switching to a form of proportional representation.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2017

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Crash driver who took selfies with paralysed passenger jailed – The Guardian

‘A driver who paralysed his passenger in a car crash while “showing off” and then took selfies with him as he lay bloodied in the wreckage has been jailed.’

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The Guardian., 15th March 2017

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Tony Blair’s rush to war could be repeated due to lack of checks, MPs warn – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2017 in Iraq, ministers' powers and duties, news, reports, select committees, war by tracey

‘No checks have been put in place to prevent a prime minister repeating Tony Blair’s disastrous rush to war in Iraq, MPs have warned.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2017

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Animal charities benefit after woman loses out on £160,000 from her mother’s will – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2017 in appeals, charities, families, news, Supreme Court, wills by tracey

‘A woman has been left “very disappointed” after seven Supreme Court justices dramatically reduced a figure of more than £160,000 awarded to her by the Court of Appeal out of her estranged mother’s will.’

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The Independent, 15th March 2017

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Marine Alexander Blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter – BBC News

‘A Royal Marine jailed for shooting an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter by an appeal court.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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MPs will be banned from hiring family members at the public’s expense, IPSA says as 130 relatives of MPs could lose their jobs – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 16th, 2017 in employment, expenses, families, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs will be banned from hiring their children and spouses on the public purse after the next election, it has been announced.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2017

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Conservative Party fined £70,000 after investigation finds ‘significant’ election campaign expenses issues – The Independent

Posted March 16th, 2017 in elections, expenses, fines, news, political parties by tracey

‘The Electoral Commission has fined the Conservative Party £70,000 over “significant” election campaign expenses issues.’

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The Independent, 16th March 2017

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