Finance and Divorce Update, June 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted June 14th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news, trusts by tracey

‘Claire Molyneux of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 9th June 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Child cruelty – consultation launched on sentencing guideline – Sentencing Council

Posted June 14th, 2017 in child cruelty, consultations, sentencing by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation on its proposed guidelines on sentencing child cruelty.’

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Sentencing Council, 13th June 2017

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Judge warns of costs sanctions for parties that drowned him in skeletons and bundles – Litigation Futures

Posted June 14th, 2017 in costs, drafting, injunctions, news, sanctions by tracey

‘A High Court judge has described as “absurd” the conduct of parties in an employment dispute that produced thousands of pages in bundles – but only referred to 100 of them – and skeleton arguments more than seven times the expected length.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th June 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

SRA presses ahead with seven-page code of conduct and solicitors practising in unregulated firms – Legal Futures

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, privilege, professional conduct, solicitors by tracey

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is to press ahead with allowing practising solicitors to deliver unreserved services to the public from unregulated organisations, as part of a radical shake-up of the way it oversees the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 13th June 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

CPS statement on the fatal shooting of Jermaine Baker – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 14th, 2017 in complaints, firearms, news, police, press releases, prosecutions by tracey

‘A CPS spokesperson said: “In December 2016, the CPS received a file from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) relating to the fatal shooting of Jermaine Baker on 11 December 2015.”‘

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th June 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

BSB publishes consultation on new declaration rules for barristers – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 14th, 2017 in barristers, money laundering, news, press releases, remuneration, standards by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a consultation on a new set of proposals to require barristers to declare a range of information about their practice to the regulator every year when applying for their practising certificate. This also includes new and returning barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2th June 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

New research shows paid McKenzie Friends operating mostly outside the courtroom – The Bar Council

‘ New research undertaken by the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol shows that the bulk of work undertaken by paid McKenzie Friends is delivered outside court, with very few seeking actively to represent their litigant in person clients in the court room.’

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The Bar council, 12th June 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 14th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 (13 June 2017)

The Government of the Republic of France v The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 429 (12 June 2017)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Mosira [2017] EWCA Civ 407 (08 June 2017)

Khan v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 424 (08 June 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Markham & Anor v R [2017] EWCA Crim 739 (09 June 2017)

Mirchandani, R (on the prosecution by) v Somaia [2017] EWCA Crim 741 (09 June 2017)

Agera & Anor v R [2017] EWCA Crim 740 (09 June 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Crompton, R (on the application of) v Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire & Ors [2017] EWHC 1349 (Admin) (09 June 2017)

Hayes, R (on the application of) v City of York Council & Anor [2017] EWHC 1374 (Admin) (09 June 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

ESO Capital Luxembourg Holdings II SARL v GSA Invest Management SA & Ors [2017] EWHC 1351 (Ch) (12 June 2017)

Capita Plc & Anor v Darch & Ors [2017] EWHC 1401 (Ch) (12 June 2017)

Makin v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2017] EWHC 1386 (Ch) (12 June 2017)

Lexlaw Ltd v Zuberi [2017] EWHC 1350 (Ch) (09 June 2017)

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) v Attorney General & Ors [2017] EWHC 1379 (Ch) (09 June 2017)

BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA Antoine & Ors [2017] EWHC 1339 (Ch) (02 June 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

IPM Energy Trading Ltd v Carillion Energy Services Ltd [2017] EWHC 1399 (Comm) (13 June 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

F v L [2017] EWHC 1377 (Fam) (09 June 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gladwin v Bogescu [2017] EWHC 1287 (QB) (12 June 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Erith Holdings Ltd & Ors v Murphy [2017] EWHC 1364 (TCC) (08 June 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

UK paternity leave less generous than Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, study finds – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, paternity leave, statistics by tracey

‘Almost thirty countries, including Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, offer more favourable benefits for new dads than the UK does, according to new analysis.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Inquiry into child sexual abuse ‘not fit for purpose’, claims victims’ group – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A victims’ group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is “not fit for purpose”.
Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (Soia) said it announced the decision with “deep regret” but felt the inquiry was not serving the needs of victims.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Couple’s brief marriage meant husband should have smaller divorce pay-out in landmark ruling -Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2017 in divorce, financial provision, news, remuneration by tracey

‘Couples who divorce after only a brief marriage can no longer expect to have their assets split equally by default following an appeal court ruling.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Medway youth jail rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, secure training centres, young offenders by tracey

‘A scandal-hit youth jail has been rated inadequate with a quarter of its children saying they had felt unsafe despite its management being taken back into the public sector, inspectors have found.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Two brothers jailed after keeping mother and sister as domestic slaves in Bradford – The Independent

‘Two brothers have been jailed after they kept their mother and sister as slaves.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

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Charlie Gard given six day reprieve as European Court of Human Rights says doctors must keep sick baby alive – Daily Telegraph

‘A couple who want to take their terminally ill baby son to the USA for treatment have been given a six day reprieve as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said that doctors must continue treating him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Murder of vulnerable alcoholic Angela Wrightson by teenage girls could not have been prevented, review rules – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in care homes, murder, news, social services, young offenders by tracey

‘Care home staff could not lock doors to prevent a 14-year-old from running away before she and a 13-year-old friend murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 13th june 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk