Judge warns against ‘hindsight’ to justify indemnity costs – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in budgets, costs, indemnities, negligence, news by sally

‘The High Court has rejected the chance to approve indemnity costs against a losing party after it found the bringing of the case could be justified.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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Torture victims were wrongly imprisoned in UK, high court rules – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in detention, immigration, news, torture, victims by sally

‘Hundreds of victims of torture have been wrongly locked up in immigration detention centres, a high court judge has ruled, following a challenge by seven survivors of serious abuse.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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Psychic harassed woman for 32 years, wrongly claiming to be child’s father – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 10th, 2017 in community service, costs, harassment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A former TV psychic has been banned from contacting a mother and daughter after he waged a 32-year harassment campaign in which he wrongly claimed he was the child’s father.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2017

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Ofcom clears al-Jazeera of antisemitism in exposé of Israeli official – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in media, news, race discrimination by sally

‘Ofcom has cleared al-Jazeera of antisemitism and breaching impartiality rules over an undercover investigation that caught an Israeli embassy official plotting to “take down” British MPs regarded as hostile towards Israel.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2017

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Solicitor General urges legal executives to seek judicial appointment – Legal Futures

Posted October 10th, 2017 in judicial appointments commission, judiciary, legal executives, news by sally

‘The Solicitor General has urged chartered legal executives to apply for judicial appointment in a bid to help make the bench more diverse.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Revealed: Bar Council pulls plug on pioneering nursery – Legal Futures

Posted October 10th, 2017 in barristers, children, fees, news, women by sally

‘The Bar Council has closed its flagship nursery scheme at Smithfield in the City of London, citing a lack of places and promising to find other, “more effective” ways of supporting barristers with childcare responsibilities.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2017

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‘Narcissistic cult’ brothers put into care – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2017 in care orders, children, families, mental health, news by sally

‘Three teenage brothers should be taken from their mother and put into care, having developed a “narcissistic cult” mentality, a High Court judge has said.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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The Universal Credit Row and Our Basic Human Rights – RightsInfo

Posted October 10th, 2017 in benefits, human rights, news, sanctions, social security, women by sally

‘Universal Credit is a new social security benefit that’s currently being rolled out across the UK.

Several politicians and charities – including some within Theresa’s May Government – have asked for the new scheme to be paused or stopped. But how does this relate to our human rights?’

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RightsInfo, 9th October 2017

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Audit lays bare racial disparities in UK schools, courts and workplaces – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2017 in crime, education, imprisonment, news, race discrimination, reports, statistics by sally

‘White teenagers are far more likely to smoke than their minority ethnic counterparts, Roma children are falling well behind their peers at school and black men face the highest likelihood of being found guilty in court.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2017

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Council fined £150k over failures on hand arm vibration syndrome – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 10th, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, local government, news by sally

‘A Welsh council has been fined £150,000 after a 57-year old employee in its StreetScene department was diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th October 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

High Court denies claimants relief from sanctions after “serious and substantial default” – Litigation Futures

Posted October 10th, 2017 in claims management, delay, news, sanctions, service by sally

‘The High Court has rejected an application for relief from sanctions from claimants found to be in “serious and substantial” default by serving their particulars of claims three months late.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th October 2017

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Minister to review law on illegal Gypsy and traveller sites – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2017 in ASBOs, gipsies, news, parliament, planning by sally

‘The government is to review the effectiveness of laws designed to tackle illegal encampments set up by travellers and Gypsies.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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Section 10 DPA and Youtube videos: Court grants wide perpetual injunction – Panopticon

Posted October 10th, 2017 in data protection, injunctions, internet, news by sally

‘Al-Ko Kober Ltd and Paul Jones v Balvinder Sambhi [2017] EWHC 2474 (QB) is, rather improbably, a DPA case about caravan tow-bars and braking systems. A commercial operator used Youtube videos to malign a competitor business and its marketing manager, until the High Court (Mrs Justice Whipple) granted injunctions last week.’

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Panopticon, 9th October 2017

Source: panopticonblog.com

Fifth of CPS cases are alleged sex crimes or domestic abuse – The Guardian

‘Alleged sex crimes and domestic abuse offences now account for one in five cases pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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