Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 10th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Deregulation Act 2015 and Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Consequential Amendments) (Savings) Regulations 2017

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement) (Prescription of Arrangement for Monitoring) Order 2017

The Local Authorities (Capital Finance and Accounting) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements) Piloting Order 2017

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

The Care and Support (Charging and Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Merchant Shipping (Light Dues) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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EVENT: UCL – Dangerous Speech

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Freedom of expression is once again under fire. We live in an era in which YouTube clips can inspire hatred and terrorism thousands of miles away from their creators; in which “fake news” and internet echo chambers hijack public deliberation; and in which universities that suppress illiberal speech are condemned as illiberal themselves. This day-long philosophical conversation will interrogate how we should defend, or otherwise qualify, the ideal of free speech in the face of the charge that it objectionably protects dangerous expression.’

Date: 12th May 2017, 9.00am-6.00pm

Location: UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: free, registration required

More information can be found here.

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EVENT: UCL – FinTech and the Law

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Less than a decade after the Financial Crisis, innovations in finance have radically reshaped the modern economy. The rapid application of technology, big data and algorithms on banking, lending and investing has led to the emergence of a new industry, the so-called FinTech industry. FinTech companies compete in the marketplace of traditional financial institutions and intermediaries in the delivery of financial services. Furthermore, the rise of peer-to-peer lending platforms and solutions over social networks and email as well as robo-advice challenge the traditional banking model and more generally the financial services industry.’

Date: 24th April 2017, 3.00-7.00pm

Location: UCL Events Pavillion, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Charge: See website for details

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EVENT: Birkbeck – Relationships Beyond the Couple: Queering Family Law

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Family laws around the world generally confine the legal recognition of voluntary relationships between adults to formations fitting the mould of the ‘Sexual Family’: a cohabiting sexual couple not related by blood or law. Personal life nonetheless comprises various queer formations which do not meet the standards of cohabitation (e.g. LAT-relationships, friendship), dyad (e.g. polyamory) or sexuality (e.g. co-housing of related or unrelated adults). Those formations remain invisible before the law and are not recognized substantively or symbolically. Whereas queer approaches have been proposed from both social theoretical, empirical and legal perspectives, those proposals generally remain empirically uninformed on the legal consciousness, practices and expectations of the adults concerned. Possible socio-legal methods strategies to gain insight in, and theorize on, the desirable legal protection beyond the couple will be discussed during this seminar. This Seminar aims at active participation from socio-legal scholars, some of which will present their own experiences after the introductory paper.’

Date: 26th April 2017, 1.00-2.30

Location: Birkbeck, University of London. Room 101, 30 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DQ

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: IALS – Legislation and Brexit

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Speaker: Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Queen Mary, University of London’

Date: 8th May 2017, 6.00-7.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: IALS – Ways of seeing law: What can art history tell lawyers about their discipline?

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Lawyers love the word. When we teach our students it is primarily through the lens of written judgements and textual analysis. Engagements between law and art tend to focus on the ways in which authoritative legal texts facilitate the commodification of creativity or seek to impose discipline on the sensual realm. This paper will focus on the implications of us moving beyond the law of art to the more complex territory of law and art. In doing so it will explore the value of the image as a source of information about law and legal phenomena which is otherwise lacking or marginalised in the legal canon.’

Date: 24th April 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: IALS – Cybercrime and its implications for effective risk based responses

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Chair: Professor John Spencer, University of Cambridge
Speakers include:
Professor Mike Levi, Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University
Tony Wilson
Gary Kibbey’

Date: 11th April 2017, 4.00-6.00pm

Location: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Law and Normativity: Cross-Disciplinary Dialogues on a Troubled Relation

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The workshop aims to examine moral, conceptual, and empirical questions about legal normativity, including recent sceptical challenges against the supposed normativity of law. Can legal rules generate reasons to act as they require or only point to, or ‘trigger’, pre-existing reasons? Is it empirically correct that people obey the law, as opposed to merely conforming to it for reasons independent of the law? Does law have any distinct normative significance worthy of academic focus?’

Date: 19th May 2017, 1.00-5.30pm

Location: Room 313, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses: An historical and normative analysis

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) in the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London hosts this new book forum for Dr Antonios Kouroutakis (Madrid) new book, The Constitutional Value of Sunset Clauses: An historical and normative analysis (Routledge, 2016). The forum will begin with an introduction to the book by Dr Kouroutakis, and will be followed by short commentary.’

Date: 4th May 2017, 5.00-7.00pm

Location: Room 313, Law Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Charge: free, booking required

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EVENT: Queen Mary – Professor Baldur Thorhallsson Leverhulme Lecture: “New small states, Brexit and seeking shelter”

Posted April 10th, 2017 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘Professor Baldur Thorhallsson’s Leverhulme Lecture “New small states, Brexit and seeking shelter” to celebrate the publication of ‘Security in a Small Nation: Scotland, Democracy, Politics’ edited by AW Neal.’

Date: 28th April 2017, 6.00-7.30pm

Location: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

Charge: See website for details

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I exposed corruption at War Child. Here’s why whistleblowers need anonymity – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2017 in anonymity, charities, Charity Commission, news, public interest, whistleblowers by sally

‘When I spoke out about corruption in the charity, I was ostracised and then fired. Little has changed since then. My advice is proceed with caution’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2017

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Short term lets, long term consequences – Nearly Legal

Posted April 10th, 2017 in forfeiture, housing, injunctions, leases, news by sally

‘A couple of county court cases on Airbnb/short let use by leaseholders. One was reported in the newspapers, the other has not been reported anywhere before. Both show the potentially serious consequences of leaseholders letting out on short lets, where lease clauses arguably prevent it. We have seen the clause ‘use only as a private residence’ in the Upper Tribunal Nemcova, and subletting without consent, “otherwise than as a private residence for occupation by a single household” and carrying out a trade, business or profession from the Property in the FTT in LON/00AY/LBC/2015/0021. In both these cases, other lease clauses were involved, so there is an extension of the kind of clause catching Airbnb/short let use.’

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Nearly Legal, 7th April 2017

Source: www.nearlylegal.co.uk

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Immigration checks now required for grant of premises licences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 10th, 2017 in immigration, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

‘New powers to prevent illegal working in premises that sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment have come into force in England and Wales.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th April 2017

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Lady Hale on indirect discrimination: Essop and Naeem – Law & Religion UK

‘In Essop & Ors v Home Office (UK Border Agency) [2017] UKSC 27, there were two conjoined cases: Essop and Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice. The Supreme Court gave a unanimous judgment on both.’

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Law & Religion UK, 7th April 2017

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Community contribution, priority stars and discrimination – Nearly Legal

‘This was a judicial review of Southwark’s allocation policy as it applied to transfers. Specifically, the issue was whether Southwark’s policy, in awarding ‘priority stars’ for ‘community contribution’ discriminated against women and the disabled.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th April 2017

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New litter strategy could see fly-tippers given community service – The Guardian

‘Fly-tippers could be forced to pick up litter as part of community service, the environment secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Man jailed for ‘violent’ murder of former partner – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2017 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life for killing his former partner in a prolonged attack that left her with more than 90 injuries.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2017

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Rosie Slowe: Article 50 Notice and Implied Conditionality – UK Human Rights Blog

‘More substantive than the 137 word EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 (‘Notification Act’), which was passed by Parliament on 13 March, the Prime Minister’s 6 page letter of notice, issued under Article 50 TEU, is lacking in one crucial respect. This post asserts that, as a matter of UK constitutional law and in accordance with the EU Treaties as well as customary international law, conditionality should be inferred into this notice. Such conditionality manifests in the requirement of domestic Parliamentary approval at the end of the Article 50 negotiation process.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th April 2017

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Nokia and Apple patent dispute comes before High Court in London – OUT-LAW.com

‘Finnish mobile device manufacturer Nokia was due to argue that Apple has infringed one of its technology patents before the High Court in London on Friday.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th April 2017

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Legal aid safety net applications up by 43% – Legal Voice

‘There has been a 43% increase in applications to LASPO’s safety net regime compared to last year and theLegal Aid Agency granted almost six out of 10. There were 441 applications for exceptional case funding received between October and December 2016, comprising 383 and 58 re-submissions. This compares to 308 in the same period for 2015.’

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Legal Voice, 6th April 2017

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

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