Police and council agree payouts for victims of child sexual exploitation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Victims of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation abuse scandal have started to receive compensation jointly from South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Man jailed for carrying plastic bottle containing highly corrosive liquid – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2017 in hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man found carrying a plastic drinks bottle containing a highly corrosive liquid has been jailed for a year.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2017

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Mother wins MoD apology over ‘Snatch’ Land Rover death – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2017 in armed forces, inquests, inquiries, Iraq, news by sally

‘In July 2005, Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, was killed by a roadside bomb while travelling in a lightly armoured “snatch” Land Rover in Iraq.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2017

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Judge backs Michael Barrymore in damages claim against police – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2017 in damages, news, police, wrongful arrest by sally

‘Entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to more than nominal damages from Essex police over a wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career, a high court judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

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

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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)

Source: www.bailii.org

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

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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

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

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

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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

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Regulations broaden financial sanctions reporting obligation – OUT-LAW.com

‘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.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th August 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

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

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Local authority apologises to councillor cleared of unlawfully handling newts – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Forest of Dean councillor has been cleared both of unlawfully handling protected newts and of swearing at other councillors.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Grenfell Inquiry: terms of reference ‘won’t satisfy government’s legal obligations’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 16th, 2017 in fire, housing, inquiries, judges, legal aid, London, news by sally

‘Terms of reference for the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire may not satisfy the government’s legal obligations to investigate the full circumstances of the tragedy, lawyers representing some of the victims have warned.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th August 2017

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Ex-footballer Chris Killen spared jail after sex attack – BBC News

‘A former professional footballer has been spared jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2017

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Parks police dismissal does not engage article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘The recent case of Vining & Ors v London Borough of Wandsworth [2017] EWCA Civ 1092 represents an attempt to circumvent restrictions on certain types of officers from enjoying employment law rights – in a claim of unfair dismissal and for a protective award in respect of an alleged failure in collective consultation relating to their redundancies.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th August 2017

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Master calls on rules committee to solve riddle of the costs of budgeting – Litigation Futures

Posted August 16th, 2017 in budgets, civil procedure rules, costs, documents, judges, news by sally

‘A High Court Master has called on the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (CPRC) to resolve the “tension” between the need to “spell out in the eventual bill” the costs of costs budgeting and to include them in Precedent H.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th August 2017

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Oh so false Number 9s – why the law is powerless to act – A football tale for the Summer Holidays – Employment Blog

Posted August 16th, 2017 in contract of employment, news, sport by sally

‘The Premiership season may have begun but the transfer window rumbles on. We, mere supporters, have to put up with the unedifying spectacle of highly paid “want away” players requesting transfers, refusing to train, feigning injury, and generally malingering. The great Bill Shankly once said that players like these were a menace to society and that he would lock them up if he could. In these more liberal days, fans still ask why it is that a “want away” player’s contract cannot be enforced to oblige him to play. The answer is that English contract law has a rule against the compelled performance of personal services, by employees.’

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Employment Blog, 15th August 2017

Source: employment11kbw.com

Britons should stop getting so drunk during hen and stag parties, judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 16th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, coroners, inquests, news, road traffic by sally

‘Britons should stop getting so drunk during hen and stag parties, a judge said yesterday during an inquest into the death of a reveller killed during a bachelor party in Budapest.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th August 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk