New duty to notify data breaches will provide general benefits to data privacy and security, says UK watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2017 in data protection, EC law, news, notification, privacy, regulations by tracey

‘Data security and privacy will be bolstered by the introduction of new data breach reporting requirements, the UK’s information commissioner has said..’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th September 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Professional negligence claim against Law Society to proceed to trial – OUT-LAW.com

Posted September 7th, 2017 in law firms, Law Society, negligence, news, solicitors by tracey

‘A professional negligence claim against the Law Society based on information listed in its “Find a Solicitor” (FAS) directory which turned out to be fraudulent should proceed to trial, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th September 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Fail to engage in adr at your peril – Zenith PI

Posted September 7th, 2017 in arbitration, news, part 36 offers, personal injuries by tracey

‘Marsh v Ministry of Justice (2017) QBD is a timely reminder of the need for parties to consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in personal injury claims.’

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Zenith PI, 5th September 2017

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 7th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Estephane v Health And Care Professions Council [2017] EWHC 2146 (Admin) (06 September 2017)

Wales High Court (Chancery Division)

Porter Capital Corporation v Masters [2017] EWHC 2215 (Ch) (06 September 2017)

Lea v Ward [2017] EWHC 2231 (Ch) (06 September 2017)

The Financial Conduct Authority v Da Vinci Invest Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 2220 (Ch) (06 September 2017)

Source: www.bailli.org

Civil Justice Council sets out streamlined procedure and fixed costs for deafness cases – Litigation Futures

Posted September 7th, 2017 in Civil Justice Council, costs, disabled persons, news, noise, reports by tracey

‘The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has recommended to government a streamlined procedure for handling fast-track noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims and a fixed-costs regime to go with it.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th September 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Crown Prosecution Service – Family Law

‘In D (Appeal: Failure of Case Management) [2017] EWHC 1907 (Fam) the Court of Appeal recently considered the mother’s application for an appeal which raised issues about judicial case management and in particular the court’s approach to the cross examination of an alleged victim by an alleged abuser.’

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Family Law, 7th September 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Man who called for Muslims to be killed after Manchester bombing jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 7th, 2017 in inciting religious hatred, internet, news, publishing, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who posted a Facebook message calling for all British Muslims to be killed in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 7th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

The Lord Chief Justice’s Report 2017 – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted September 7th, 2017 in civil justice, courts, criminal justice, judiciary, reports by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice has today laid his 2017 annual report before Parliament.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th September 2017

Source: www.judciary.gov.uk

Coventry killers face longer in jail – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 7th, 2017 in appeals, deferred prosecution agreements, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Murderers Stephen Weeks and Drew Thorpe have had their sentences increased following ULS referral.’

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Attorney General's Office, 6th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

Solicitor General’s speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Attorney General’s Office

‘The Solicitor General discusses preventing and controlling economic crime in the modern world.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

MoJ reveals potential new discount rate after announcing reform – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 7th, 2017 in compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The lord chancellor has set out long-awaited proposals for calculating the “discount rate” applied to personal injury settlements. Under proposed legislation, the rate will be set by reference to rates of return on “low risk” rather than “very low risk” investments as at present. The rate will also be reviewed at least every three years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th September 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Finance and Divorce Update September 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted September 7th, 2017 in agreements, appeals, divorce, financial provision, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Sue Brookes, Principal Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 1st September 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Ofgem to tear up the rule book on energy customer contact – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2017 in consumer protection, energy, news, regulations by tracey

‘The energy industry’s regulator is planning to tear up the rule book governing how suppliers must communicate with their customers in a radical shift away from the prescriptive dictats of the past.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Parents face fines for driving children to school in push to curb pollution – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in fines, health, news, pollution, road traffic by tracey

‘As the new academic year begins, a survey of councils shows many are enforcing laws preventing parking immediately outside the school gates, using CCTV cameras and mobile monitoring vehicles to crack down on parents flouting the rules.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Wayne Shaw fined and banned from football for two months over ‘piegate’ – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2017 in fines, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fined £375 and suspended from all football activity for two months for breaching betting rules over “piegate.”‘

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

CPS to issue guidance on handling cases of abuse against men – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, gender, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Prosecutors are to be given additional legal advice on handling criminal cases in which men are victims of sexual and domestic abuse. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published its first public statement recognising the specific needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Hillsborough disaster: Judge rules that six men charged following the investigation can go on trial – The Independent

‘Six men charged after an investigation into the Hillsborough disaster can go on trial, a judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Boy, 15, jailed for ‘pure evil’ murder of Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Parents call for “adult sentences” for teenage killers to deter use of knives after boy is imprisoned for at least 14 years.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

NHS negligence bill set to more than double as waiting lists lengthen – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2017 in health, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, reports by tracey

‘Spiralling NHS negligence bills are set to double in less than five years, and could get even worse amid lengthening hospital waiting times, watchdogs have warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: No charges to be brought against senior council figures despite ‘cock-up’ – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2017 in local government, news, prosecutions, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Report finds there were “substantial organisational failings” but author says it was more “cock up than conspiracy.”‘

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk