‘Strong judiciary’ pledge as Lidington sworn in as lord chancellor – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 20th, 2017 in judiciary, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘David Lidington MP today [19 June] told the most senior legal figures in England and Wales that he will be ‘resolute and unflinching’ as lord chancellor in upholding the rule of law and defending the independence of the judiciary.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th June 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Post-separation accrual – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 20th, 2017 in cohabitation, divorce, financial provision, married persons, news by sally

‘As Nicholas Cusworth QC, sitting as a deputy High Court judge, stated in JB v MB [2015] EWHC 1846 (Fam), where addressing post-separation accrual, he was dealing with a ‘lawless science’ and therefore the outcome he reached ‘may be arbitrary to a degree’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th June 2017

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Fraud – No Free Pass For Getting Judgment Set Aside – Zenith PI Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in appeals, forgery, fraud, news, setting aside by sally

‘In applying for judgment to be set aside on the basis of fraud, a party must establish that the evidence of fraud was not available at the time of the trial and could not have been discovered with reasonable diligence.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th June 2017

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The ‘diva of divorce’ for the world’s super rich – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2017 in divorce, law firms, news, solicitors, women by sally

‘If you ever spy your wife or husband in discussion with Ayesha Vardag you might need to panic.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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LGA issues guidance on introducing Public Space Protection Orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 20th, 2017 in ASBOs, local government, news by sally

‘The Local Government Association has issued guidance on the issues local areas should consider where they are contemplating introducing a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th June 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

‘Buried alive’: the old men stuck in Britain’s prisons – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2017 in care homes, elderly, mental health, news, prisons by sally

‘They can’t manage the stairs, so they can’t exercise, or go to classes. They’re afraid to shower in case they fall. The ones with dementia don’t even know where they are. Is this any way to deal with elderly offenders? By Amelia Hill’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2017

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Cancer fraudster ordered to pay back £1 after £15,000 deception – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2017 in fraud, news, repayment, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who conned a business out of more than £14,000 after claiming to have terminal cancer has been ordered to pay back £1.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Prevalence of all-male teams of counsel at Supreme Court “damaging diversity”, research finds – Legal Futures

Posted June 20th, 2017 in advocacy, barristers, diversity, judiciary, news, Supreme Court, trials by sally

‘Supreme Court judges should question the make-up of all-male teams of barristers appearing before the highest court in the land as their prevalence is damaging diversity in the profession, researchers have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 20th June 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

EU seeks to outlaw ‘backdoors’ in new data privacy proposals – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, encryption, news, privacy, reports by sally

‘The European Union is considering banning the implementation of so-called “backdoors” that allow the reading of encrypted messaging, a move that would place it in conflict with the UK government’s desire to have access to all secure communications.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 20th, 2017 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

High Court (Administrative Court)

High Court (Chancery Division)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Source: www.bailii.org

Delegation – Education Law Blog

Posted June 20th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, education, news, universities by sally

‘Section 125 of the Education Reform Act 1988 provides that any institution conducted by a higher education corporation shall be conducted in accordance with Articles of Government. The Articles must make provision with respect to specified matters. They may make provision with respect to other matters. These other matters include procedures for the appointment, promotion, suspension and dismissal of staff.’

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Education Blog, 19th June 2017

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Pair guilty of Jimmy Prout murder after forcing him to eat own testicle – BBC News

‘Two people have been found guilty of murdering a vulnerable man who was tortured for months and forced to eat his own testicle.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2017

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Life support must continue for baby at centre of legal battle – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2017 in children, courts, human rights, medical treatment, news by sally

‘Doctors have been told to continue providing life-support treatment to a terminally ill baby at the centre of a high-profile legal battle for another three weeks – to give judges at the European court of human rights time to analyse the case.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2017

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Rule committee should look at gap in QOCS exception, says High Court judge – Litigation Futures

Posted June 20th, 2017 in civil procedure rules, costs, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee may need to address a hole in the exception from qualified one-way costs-shifting (QOCS) that meant defendants in a personal injury claim could not seek their costs because service of the claim had been set aside, rather than struck out, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th June 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year – The Independent

‘The number of suspected far-right extremists referred to the Government’s key anti-terror programme soared by 30 per cent in the past year, The Independent has learnt.’

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The Independent, 19th June 2017

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Landlords ordered to pay £3k in costs after unreasonable behaviour in appeal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 20th, 2017 in appeals, costs, landlord & tenant, local government, news, tribunals by sally

‘The London Borough of Islington has secured a £3,000-plus costs order in its favour after a judge found that landlords had “behaved unreasonably in bringing an appeal which they never intended to pursue properly and never did pursue properly”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th June 2017

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Prisons taking role of care homes and hospices as older population soars – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2017 in care homes, elderly, mental health, news, prisons, reports by sally

‘Prisons are now the largest providers of residential care for frail and elderly men in England and Wales and are increasingly turning into hospices, providing end-of-life care for older prisoners and even managing their deaths.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2017

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