Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 31st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Caseins and Caseinates (England) Regulations 2017

The Petroleum and Offshore Gas Storage and Unloading Licensing (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitory, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 31st, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Zai Corporate Finance Ltd v AIM Disciplinary Committee of the London Stock Exchange Plc & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1294 (30 August 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Insol Funding Company Ltd v Cowlam & Ors [2017] EWHC 1822 (Ch) (29 August 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

F (A Minor : secure accommodation resources) [2017] EWHC 2189 (Fam) (24 August 2017)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Vinci Construction UK Ltd v Beumer Group UK Ltd [2017] EWHC 2196 (TCC) (30 August 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

Speech by Judge Mark Hinchliffe – Compulsory mental health treatment: When should judges get involved? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 31st, 2017 in consent, judges, mental health, speeches, tribunals by tracey

‘Speech by Judge Mark Hinchliffe – Compulsory mental health treatment: When should judges get involved?.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 29th August 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Crime agency admits acting illegally in death penalty case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has admitted acting unlawfully in assisting Thai police investigate, arrest and convict two Burmese men sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers. Campaigners against the death penalty said the disclosure raises questions about the UK cooperation with authorities in countries with dubious human rights records.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th August 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Met Police used ‘necessary’ force on man Tasered 11 times – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in firearms, London, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Officers who Tasered a man armed with two knives 11 times, hit him with a car and shot him used reasonable force, the police watchdog has found.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-MP Harvey Proctor seeks assurances over sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in costs, inquiries, news, perverting the course of justice, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former MP who was falsely accused of child sex abuse in a recent inquiry has demanded assurances that his accuser will not receive special legal status.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gambling firm 888 fined record £7.8m for failing vulnerable customers – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in fines, gambling, news by tracey

‘Watchdog fines online bookmaker for failures in protecting problem gamblers, including one who staked more than £1.3m.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police in Aberaeron investigate carnival float ‘considered racist’ – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2017 in artistic works, complaints, freedom of expression, news, racism, Wales by tracey

‘Police are investigating allegations of racism against a group of men who wore black face paint when they dressed as members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team for a carnival parade.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Briton accused of cyber attacks extradited from Germany – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2017 in banking, computer crime, extradition, news by tracey

‘A man accused of launching cyber attacks against two of the UK’s largest banks has been extradited from Germany, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

British-born man who has lived in UK all his life ordered to leave country in Home Office blunder – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2017 in citizenship, deportation, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has apologised after a man who has lived in Britain all his life was told he must leave the country or face the possibility of jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Laughing gas ban: Judge rules ‘hippy crack’ still legal despite law which bans psychoactive substances – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2017 in drug offences, medicines, news by tracey

‘Laughing gas could still be legal after a judge dismissed a case, saying the drug is not covered by a law which bans “legal highs”.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Campaigners launch last-ditch appeal to stop fracking in Lancashire – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2017 in appeals, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A last-ditch legal challenge to prevent fracking in Lancashire is being launched at the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

CMC that encouraged false holiday sickness claims thrown out by regulator – Legal Futures

Posted August 30th, 2017 in claims management, compensation, fraud, holidays, licensing, news by sally

‘A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday sickness claims had its licence cancelled by the Claims Management Regulator (CMR) last week.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

The Importance of Unreported Judgments – The Barrister

Posted August 30th, 2017 in judgments, law reports, news, precedent, statistics by sally

‘As every barrister knows, precedents matter. To see just how much, you only have to visit the original courtrooms of the Royal Courts of Justice. Next to the bench of each High Court judge, the weighty bound volumes containing the law reports are on full display, adorning the walls, symbolically underpinning the precedents of the common law system which they faithfully record.’

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The Barrister, 29th August 2017

Source: www.barristermagazine.com

Trainee solicitor handed suspended jail sentence for providing illegal advice – Legal Futures

Posted August 30th, 2017 in immigration, legal services, news, sentencing, solicitors, suspended sentences by sally

‘A trainee solicitor has been handed a suspended jail sentence after being convicted of providing illegal immigration advice and services.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Unite asks barrister to examine worker blacklisting collusion claims – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2017 in construction industry, employment, news, reports, trade unions by sally

‘Britain’s biggest trade union has commissioned a barrister to examine allegations that union officials colluded with a covert blacklisting operation financed by major firms to prevent certain workers from being employed.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Consistory court evidence or “Call My Bluff”: Episode 1 – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 30th, 2017 in Church of England, courts, documents, ecclesiastical law, evidence, judgments, news by sally

‘In our monthly reviews of consistory court judgments, it is not uncommon to encounter assertions in the submissions of petitioners, the amenity societies, and even “experts” which are less than robust. However, in this ecclesiastical variant on “Call My Bluff“, the Chancellor/Commissary-General invariably sees through the weasel words, exaggerations &c, and the published judgments reveal how the perpetrators are diplomatically taken to task, as appropriate. However, whilst statements made on checkable facts are easy to identify, those that transcend the binary “true or bluff” question to matters of opinion or the assessment of a particular “expert” are more complex to assess. The following discussion includes a number of examples on which future petitioners might wish to ponder.’

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Law & Religion UK, 30th August 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

New presiding judges named as six barristers and solicitor join High Court – Litigation Futures

Posted August 30th, 2017 in judges, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Lord Chief Justice has named the next quartet of presiding judges after the current post-holders’ terms finish at the end of 2017, having named seven new High Court judges earlier this month.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th August 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

‘Smart’ and autonomous vehicle cyber guidance: Data protection considerations – Technology Law Update

‘On 6 August 2017, in advance of proposed legislation, the UK government published 8 ‘Key Principles’ regarding the cyber security of connected and autonomous vehicles. This is the last of a series of 4 blogs regarding those principles.’

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Technology Law Update, 30th August 2017

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Mental health patients should have more rights to refuse treatment, senior judge suggests – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 30th, 2017 in consent, judges, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘Mentally ill people should have more power to decide whether or not they want to receive treatment, one of Britain’s most senior judges has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk