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


Statutory Instruments –

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


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


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


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


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


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