Talk about a revolution: the internet and children proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in children, evidence, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, barrister of 3PB, reflects on the various ways in which the application of children law has adapted to the internet and social media and on the further adaptations that may lie ahead.’

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Family Law Week, 17th August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Children: Public Law Update (August 2017) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews a range of recent important public law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 9th August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Schizophrenic ‘Muslim killer’ not guilty by reason of insanity – BBC News

‘A man with schizophrenia who repeatedly stabbed a train passenger after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims” has been found not guilty of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judges, Power and Accountability: Constitutional Implications of Judicial Selection – Speech by Lady Hale

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in news by sally

Judges, Power and Accountability: Constitutional Implications of Judicial Selection (PDF)

Speech by Lady Hale

Constitutional Law Summer School, Belfast, 11th August 2017

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

Ombudsman slams lack of oversight of outsourced waste collection services – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in complaints, contracting out, local government, news, ombudsmen, reports, waste by sally

‘Insufficient oversight of external contractors is one of the main issues behind a rising number of complaints about waste collection, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGO) has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court approves £10k settlement over delays in providing sex education – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Protection has approved a £10,000 damages settlement plus costs to a man with Down’s Syndrome and an associated learning difficulty over delays in the provision of sex education.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Armed robber dressed as witch jailed for Newport Co-op raid – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in dangerous driving, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, robbery, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for life following an armed robbery on a supermarket while dressed as a witch.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Who Knows Where the Time Goes? The Recent Decision on Limitation and Contingent Loss in Osborne v. Follett Stock [2017] EWHC 1811 – 4 New Square

‘On Thursday 13 July 2017, following the trial of a preliminary issue of limitation, HH Judge Paul Matthews handed down judgment in Osborne v. (1) Follett Stock (a firm); (2) Follett Stock LLP.’

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4 New Square, 19th July 2017

Source: www.4newsquare.com

The Case of X: A Wake Up Call – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester, considers the lessons to be learned from the case of X which attracted considerable attention in the mainstream media.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Prison visiting rules punish children, says charity – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in children, families, news, prisons by sally

‘Children whose fathers are in jail are being punished by rules which limit visits if prisoners do not behave well enough, says Barnardo’s.

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Multi-Track Fixed Costs – 4KBW

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in costs, news, pilot schemes, reports by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has tabled plans for extending fixed recoverable costs. He conceded that fixing it would not be possible without reform to procedures.’

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4KBW, 4th August 2017

Source: www.4kbw.net

Judge quashes decision by minister over dismissal of planning conditions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in appeals, construction industry, news, planning by sally

‘A judge has quashed a decision by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid to overrule an inspector and refuse planning permission for a housing development in Cheshire.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in crime, firearms, gangs, injunctions, news, police, violence by sally

‘Eighteen men from two rival criminal groups have been targeted in what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Five common perils of standstill agreements in professional liability claims – 4 New Square

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in limitations, negligence, news by sally

‘With standstill agreements back in the legal news following judgment being handed down in the Muduroglu matter ([2017] EWHC 29 (Ch)), below I have set out five frequently encountered problems with standstill agreements in professional liability claims.’

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4 New Square, 21st August 2017

Source: www.4newsquare.com

Will UK consumer law destroy the care home market? – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in care homes, care workers, competition, consumer protection, news by sally

‘Adult social care is on the financial ropes. Last year it was the introduction of the “national living wage”, this year it’s the requirement to backdate pay for sleep-in shifts. In both cases, the government is being urged to step in to prop up care providers.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Male police officers given £96,000 payout after they were sidelined for calling out sexism – Daily Telegraph

‘Two male police officers have been awarded £96,000 after they claimed they were sidelined for raising concerns about sexist attitudes in their force.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge refuses to order parents to take down petition over care orders – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in care orders, internet, news, parental responsibility, parental rights by sally

‘Parents who objected to care decisions made about their children after applications by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council need not remove an online petition airing their grievances, the Family Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Abducted UK children at greater risk if legal ties cut, Brexit officials say – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in child abduction, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘Parents in the UK would find it “much more difficult” to recover abducted children if Britain fails to persuade the EU to continue legal cooperation after Brexit, according to government officials detailing their latest plans.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Hale: Let opposition politicians help select top judges – Litigation Futures

‘Politicians from both opposition and government should be involved in appointing the most senior judges, Lady Hale has proposed.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Cafcass and ADCS withdraw agreement over collaboration in care proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in agreements, care orders, children, guardianship, news by sally

‘A controversial agreement between the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and Cafcass over children’s care proceedings has been scrapped.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk