Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted August 17th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Order 2017

The Merchant Shipping (Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions) and the Port State Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Repayment of Student Loans and Postgraduate Master’s Degree Loans (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Co-ordination of Regulatory Enforcement Regulations 2017


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 17th, 2017 in law reports by sally

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

High Court (Administrative Court)

High Court (Chancery Division)

High Court (Commercial Court)

High Court (Patents Court)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)


Two men found guilty of Ipswich attempted rape – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2017 in assault, attempts, closed circuit television, news, rape by sally

‘Two men have been found guilty of attempting to rape a woman in an attack which left her unconscious.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2017


Your chance to shape new cyber-security rules – Technology Law Update

Posted August 17th, 2017 in computer crime, consultations, EC law, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Amid the noise about the introduction of data privacy reforms under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, less attention has been paid to the Network and Information Systems Directive. The NIS Directive calls on EU member states to introduce cyber-security requirements for “Operators of Essential Services” (OESs), with a less stringent set of obligations for certain groups of “Digital Services Providers” (DSPs).’

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Technology Law Update, 16th August 2017


Council sends abuse allegations to wrong address after Google Map search – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2017 in confidentiality, data protection, local government, news, privacy by sally

‘Cheshire West and Chester Council has given an undertaking to the Information Commissioner’s Office after a number of data breaches including allegations of historic sexual abuse being sent to an incorrect address due to the address and postcode being obtained from a Google Map search.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th August 2017


Senior Crown Prosecutor jailed for expenses fraud committed in bid to help indebted son – Legal Futures

‘A Senior Crown Prosecutor who put in £5,800 worth of false travel expenses to help pay off his son’s university debt has been jailed for six months.’

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Legal Futures, 17th August 2017


National Minimum Wage: Workers win £2m compensation – BBC News

Posted August 17th, 2017 in compensation, fines, minimum wage, news by sally

‘Workers whose bosses failed to pay the National Minimum Wage are to be refunded a record £2m, the government has revealed.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2017


Regulations broaden financial sanctions reporting obligation –

‘New UK regulations have been published that significantly extend the duty to report financial sanctions breaches. Previously only banks, financial institutions, certain EEA credit institutions, and currency exchange businesses were obliged to report, but the duty now applies to a far broader range of professions and sectors.’

Full Story, 14th August 2017


Ofsted report recommending special measures quashed over complaint procedures – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 17th, 2017 in complaints, education, news, reports by sally

‘A High Court judge has quashed an Ofsted report that judged a school to be ‘inadequate’ and recommended that it be placed in special measures.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th August 2017