‘Serious harm’ appeals dismissed – 5RB

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in appeals, defamation, news by sally

The case represents the first opportunity that the Court of Appeal has had to consider the meaning and effect of s.1(1) of the Defamation Act 2013. The judgment addresses this matter as well as a number of related issues of practice and procedure. By its judgment, the Court dismisses the defendants’ appeals, ruling in favour of the claimant on the facts and the law.

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5RB, 12th September 2017

Source: www.5rb.com

Restrictions on media communications in the interests of truth or privacy – 5RB

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in defamation, media, news, privacy by sally

‘This paper challenges the bad image that has been gained by the United Kingdom law of defamation and explains why I do not consider that that image is fair or warranted.’

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5RB, 14th September 2017

Source: www.5rb.com

Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims – 4 KBW

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in debts, news, pre-action conduct by sally

‘The following article examines the concept of ‘debt’; this article focuses on the purpose, procedure and effects of the Protocol.’

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4 KBW, 20th September 2017

Source: www.4kbw.net

Consultation launched into new right of appeal at Investigatory Powers Tribunal – Home Office

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in appeals, consultations, investigatory powers, news, tribunals by sally

‘A public consultation on draft rules governing proceedings at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has been launched today [29 September] by Security Minister Ben Wallace.’

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Home Office, 29th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk

BSB proposes targeted approach to CMA disclosure recommendations: focuses on consumers who would benefit most – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in barristers, competition, consultations, consumer protection, fees, news by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published a new consultation outlining its proposed response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recommendations for more transparency about legal service providers’ fees, services and rights of redress for consumers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

IP ‘threats’ law enters into force – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in bills, intellectual property, news, trade marks by sally

‘A law that could help intellectual property owners assert their rights more freely came into force yesterday. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017 curtails a legal remedy available to a party threatened with IP infringement.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update (September 2017) – Family Law Week

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in appeals, children, news by sally

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 29th September 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Top QCs set to escape price publishing regime – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in barristers, competition, fees, news, publishing, queen's counsel by sally

‘QCs instructed in major cases would be exempt from publishing prices under plans set out by the Bar Standards Board today, though the regulator has recommended that the new rules go further than originally proposed by the competition watchdog.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The muslim foster carer case again – what else has emerged? – Transparency Project

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in children, families, fostering, media, news, religious discrimination by sally

‘This week the court held a further hearing, the IRH or Issues Resolution Hearing. In terms of the progress of the case itself, press reports tell us that little AB’s future will be decided at a final hearing in December, meaning that the proposed plan for her long term care is in some way disputed, it seems by the child’s mother. The details are unclear.’

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Transparency Project, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Three Stories That Prove Just How Essential The Human Rights Act Is – RightsInfo

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in human rights, legislation, news by sally

‘After coming into force in October 2000, the Act enshrines many of our most valuable and essential rights into UK law. Without it, it would be much harder to access justice, equality and fair treatment.’

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RightsInfo, 2nd Octboer 2017

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High Court questions growing use of standstill agreements – Litigation Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in agreements, negligence, news, stay of proceedings, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has questioned the growing use of standstill agreements in litigation, saying they are “potentially just another self-inflicted complication” when it would be simpler to apply for a stay.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Legal brains will have a week to defeat AI in lawyer v machine challenge – Legal Futures

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in artificial intelligence, competition, legal profession, news by sally

‘More than 50 solicitors, barristers and in-house counsel have volunteered to outsmart predictive software based on artificial intelligence in a ground-breaking lawyer v machine challenge.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Mother jailed for hiding dead baby in Grimsby drain – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in birth, news, pregnancy, preventing lawful & decent burial, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who hid the body of her newborn son in a drain has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

FCA chief calls for continued cooperation in financial sector post-Brexit – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in EC law, financial regulation, news, treaties by sally

‘The chief executive of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Andrew Bailey, has called for close cooperation between regulatory bodies to ensure continuity of service for financial institutions after Brexit.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

The case of the missing mandate – New Law Journal

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in constitutional reform, EC law, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘David Wolchover contends that there is no mandate for the UK to be taken out of the EU & considers how the European Parliament may force a further referendum.’

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New Law Journal, 8th September 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Woman with learning disability loses legal fight to keep children – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in appeals, care orders, learning difficulties, news by sally

‘A woman with a “very significant” learning disability has lost the latest round of a legal fight over the care of her two children.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Home Office visa delays ‘inhumane’ – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in bills, delay, immigration, news by sally

‘Economic migrants are living in administrative limbo without passports for up to two years because of Home Office delays, figures show.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Litigant-in-person figures expose family courts crisis – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in arbitration, family courts, litigants in person, news, statistics by sally

‘Latest government figures highlighting the rising number of private law cases and litigants in person have prompted calls for the government to heed recent warnings about the family justice system.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th September 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Longer jail terms for viewing terror content online – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘People who repeatedly view terrorist content online will face up to 15 years in prison, the home secretary is to tell the Conservative Party conference.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brenda Hale sworn in as first female president of UK’s supreme court – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, news, Supreme Court, women by sally

‘Brenda Hale, the first female president of the supreme court, and Sir Ian Burnett, the youngest lord chief justice for 50 years, have been sworn in at the opening of the legal year.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com