To mediate or not to mediate? – New Law Journal

Posted May 30th, 2017 in arbitration, costs, news by sally

‘Catriona Stewart discusses the possible cost consequences of delayed or abandoned mediation attempts.’

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New Law Journal, 19th May 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Conveyancing: time to modernise & move on – New Law Journal

Posted May 30th, 2017 in case management, conveyancing, news by sally

‘Succeeding in today’s market requires expertise, investment & a touch of excellence, says Peter Ambrose.’

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New Law Journal, 26th May 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to rules on Adult Dependent Relatives – Free Movement

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, elderly, families, immigration, news, regulations by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed the challenge brought by campaign group Britcits to the restrictive Immigration Rules on the admission to the UK of parents, grandparents and other adult dependent relatives. The case is BRITCITS v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 368.’

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Free Movement, 30th May 2017

Source: www.freemovement.org.uk

Bar rolls out shared parental leave scheme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 30th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, news, parental rights, self-employment by sally

‘Barristers’ chambers will be required to allow self-employed members to take up to a year’s parental leave under a policy approved by the Bar Standards Board yesterday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th May 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

LPP: handle with care – New Law Journal

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, legal profession, news, privilege by sally

‘Erosion of privilege—are we at the thin end of the wedge, asks David Owen.’

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New Law Journal, 19th May 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Defamation cases slump to nine-year low – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 30th, 2017 in defamation, internet, legislation, news, statistics by sally

‘The number of reported defamation cases in the UK is at the lowest level since 2008/9, partly due to the Defamation Act 2013, according to research published today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th May 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘Compensation for victims’ as FCA secures £2.2m confiscation orders, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 30th, 2017 in compensation, confiscation, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Victims of a failed unauthorised collective investment scheme (UCIS) can expect to receive about 40% of their investment back after the regulator secured two final confiscation orders from some of the major players in the scheme.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Court of Appeal confirms right of Gambling Commission to veto gambling in pubs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, gambling, licensing, news, veto by sally

‘The Gambling Commission in Britain can prevent pubs from providing gambling services to consumers even if those pubs satisfy the criteria necessary for obtaining an operating licence, the Court of Appeal in London has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th May 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2017 in advertising, internet, news, privacy, publishing by sally

‘An alliance of news publishers has called on European regulators to rethink proposed changes to online privacy laws, arguing that they will potentially kill their digital businesses and give Google, Apple and Facebook too much control of advertising and personal data.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Claimant lawyers cast significant doubt over government’s plan to reform injured baby cases – Litigation Futures

Posted May 30th, 2017 in birth, children, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Claimant lawyers have strongly criticised government plans for a new administrative compensation scheme for birth injury claims, with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers saying that families would “be held hostage” under it.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th May 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Ex-altar boy locked up for 15 years for planting home-made bomb on Tube train – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2017 in explosives, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A former altar boy has been jailed for 15 years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Leading female lawyers among cadre of new deputy High Court judges – Litigation Futures

‘Twenty one new deputy High Court judges were appointed yesterday, of whom a third were women – among them a senior government solicitor, the vice-chair of the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and an academic.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th May 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Law Society “abused dominant position” with CQS training monopoly, competition tribunal rules – Legal Futures

‘The Law Society abused its dominant position by requiring over 3,000 law firms to buy its own training in order to maintain their Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 26th May 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Judge catches ‘disability discrimination’ couple speeding on their mobility scooters – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2017 in disability discrimination, disabled persons, energy, news, warrants by sally

‘A sharp-eyed judge rumbled a couple who claimed they were victims of disability benefit when he caught them speeding on their mobility scooters during a court break.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

200 drivers a day caught using phones on UK roads after crackdown – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2017 in news, road traffic, statistics, telecommunications by sally

‘More than 200 drivers a day were caught using their mobile phones illegally in the wake of a crackdown on the practice.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2017

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Castlemorton Common: The rave that changed the law – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2017 in gipsies, news, public order by sally

‘On a hot bank holiday weekend 25 years ago, 20,000 people descended on land in the shadow of the Malvern Hills. The word was spread by an answering machine message: “Right, listen up revellers. It’s happening now and for the rest of the weekend, so get yourself out of the house and on to Castlemorton Common… Be there, all weekend, hardcore.”‘

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BBC News, 28th May 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Striking teachers – Education Blog

Posted May 30th, 2017 in appeals, industrial action, news, remuneration, Supreme Court, teachers by sally

‘Teachers at a sixth form college participate in a full day of lawful strike action. The collective agreement (the Red Book) incorporated into their individual contracts of employment provides that in such a situation their employer can withhold their pay. But how much can the deductions be? That was the issue in Hartley v King Edward VI College (2017) UKSC 39. The employer had made the deductions at a rate of 1/260 of their annual pay. That was based on the number of weekdays in a calendar year. That was wrong say the Supreme Court. The employer was entitled to make deductions only at a rate of 1/365 of their annual salary. This is the effect of the Apportionment Act 1870 (“the Act”). This provides for accrual from day to day: Section 2.’

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Education Blog, 24th May 2017

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Mother asks court to permit doctors to cease care for ill daughter – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2017 in Court of Protection, euthanasia, families, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A woman has asked a judge to give doctors permission to stop providing life-support treatment to her severely ill daughter.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2017

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Service charge disputes and recovery of costs – Nearly Legal

Posted May 30th, 2017 in costs, landlord & tenant, news, service charges, tribunals by sally

‘This was an appeal to the UT on various issue arising from an FTT decision. We will not dwell on the issue of specific charges not being consulted on under s.20, but not – as the UT found, overturning the FTT – subject to a Qualifying Long Term Agreement, because the more general point concerned the landlord having put some £11,000 of legal costs on the drawn out service charge disputes through on the service charge (not, we should note, as an administrative charge).’

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Nearly Legal, 28th May 2017

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

People who violently attack children to get longer jail terms, Theresa May pledges – Daily Telegraph

‘People who violently attack children will get longer jail terms under a Tory Government, Theresa May will announce today as part a major crackdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk