BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 4th, 2017 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

High Court (Administrative Court)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

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Media litigators unhappy with procedure and costs budgeting – Litigation Futures

‘Lawyers and other users of the new media and communications list are unhappy with how the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) apply to the field, and particularly costs budgeting, according to the outcome of a consultation launched by Mr Justice Warby.’

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Law & Religion UK, 3rd July 2017

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Royal Free breached UK data law in 1.6m patient deal with Google’s DeepMind – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in data protection, health, hospitals, news, privacy by sally

‘London’s Royal Free hospital failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it handed over personal data of 1.6 million patients to DeepMind, a Google subsidiary, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

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Fox hunting ban to stay in place for at least another two years, Government says – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2017 in hunting, news, repeals by sally

‘Theresa May has ruled out trying to lift the ban on fox hunting ban for another two years, despite saying she wanted to repeal it during the election campaign.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2017

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Boy’s confinement ‘breached human rights’ – BBC News

‘The human rights of a 16-year-old boy were breached by his being kept in solitary confinement for four-and-a-half months, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2017

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Peter Scotter jailed over Sunderland niqab attack – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2017 in assault, hate crime, news, racism, sentencing by sally

‘A man who pulled a niqab off a woman’s face and called her a “stupid” Muslim has been jailed for 15 months.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2017

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Baby Aya Parker’s father inflicted ‘fatal and terrible’ injuries – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, child abuse, drug abuse, murder, news by sally

‘A man has admitted murdering his six-month-old baby daughter on Christmas Day.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2017

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CMA plans to be ‘single port of call’ for regulated businesses seeking leniency from cartel prosecutions and fines – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses operating in the financial services, energy or telecoms sectors are to be encouraged to report their involvement in cartels directly to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) under proposals put forward by the regulator.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd July 2017

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Lawyers plan to stop UK dropping EU rules on environment after Brexit – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in bills, EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘A taskforce of environmental lawyers is drawing up plans to stop thousands of EU rules protecting rivers, wildlife, coastlines and air quality from being dropped by the government after Brexit.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

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SRA shuts down law firm referred by Court of Appeal after it revoked £500,000 costs order – Legal Futures

‘A law firm referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) by the Court of Appeal earlier this year has been shut down by the regulator.’

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Legal Futures, 4th July 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Radicalised teen who plotted to bomb Elton John show jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who plotted to bomb an Elton John concert on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

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Systems of law and the European project – OUP Blog

Posted July 4th, 2017 in EC law, news, treaties by sally

‘Since the end of the Second World War, the European project has met with difficulties and even crises. Its momentum has, however, been strong enough to fend off these turbulent undercurrents, and it has developed incrementally in the decades since. Supported by its two pillars, The Council of Europe and the European Union, it is a Europe built on law, and the project is progressively taking on the contours of a new legal system.’

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OUP Blog, 4th July 2017

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Government says unlawful subletting at Grenfell Tower should not be prosecuted – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 4th, 2017 in fire, illegality, landlord & tenant, news, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘The Government has issued guidance to prosecutors not to bring charges for unlawful subletting at Grenfell Tower so that victims can be identified.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd July 2017

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Charities which pester donors for cash face fines of up to £25,000 and are told to ‘restore their reputations’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2017 in charities, fines, harassment, news by sally

‘Charities which pester donors for cash face being fined up to £25,000 under new rules introduced this week as the new watchdog head warns organisations they must “restore their reputations”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th July 2017

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New manslaughter guidelines proposed – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2017 in consultations, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘Proposals for new guidelines on the sentencing of manslaughter have been published by the Sentencing Council.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2017

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UK minimum wage law ‘should cover more self-employed workers’ – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in flexible working, minimum wage, news, reports, self-employment by sally

‘The government should step in to help those suffering from extreme low pay by extending minimum wage legislation so that it covers minicab drivers and other parts of the 4.8 million-strong self-employed workforce, a thinktank has urged.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2017

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