Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 1st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2017

The Water Abstraction (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Water Abstraction (Revocations etc.) (England) Order 2017

The Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No. 25) Order 2017

The Water Abstraction and Impounding (Exemptions) Regulations 2017

The Water Act 2003 (Commencement No. 12) Order 2017

The Water Abstraction (Specified Enactments) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 1st, 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 (Family Division)

High Court (Patents Court)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Source: www.bailii.org

Brexit and the potential implications on couples and families – Family Law

Posted November 1st, 2017 in EC law, families, freedom of movement, news by sally

‘Since joining the EU, the free movement of people throughout Europe has led to an increase in international families in the UK, with more marriages involving people of different nationalities and from different cultures than ever before. The large number of international families in the UK could mean social, economic and legal complexities post-Brexit, with studies already showing that Brexit is causing friction within families.’

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Family Law, 1st November 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Burglar who murdered former navy officer jailed for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A serial burglar will serve at least 27 years in prison for twice running over a former Royal Navy officer in a botched house burglary as his wife watched in horror.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Guildford pub bombings: Legal bid to reopen inquests – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2017 in inquests, news, terrorism by sally

‘Lawyers have applied to a coroner to reopen the inquests of victims of the 1974 Guildford pub bombings.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government to review Jackson reforms next year – Litigation Futures

Posted November 1st, 2017 in costs, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is likely to complete a review of LASPO’s civil costs reforms by next summer, but has said it does not expect to find much that needs to change – except possibly removing the exception that currently applies to mesothelioma claims.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st October 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

UK mining firm in court over claims it mistreated environmental activists – The Guardian

‘A UK-registered mining company, which is now part of Glencore, is facing claims in a London court that it hired security forces to mistreat environmental activists protesting about a copper mine in Peru.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Deposits, Lies and Unlawful Evictions – Nearly Legal

Posted November 1st, 2017 in damages, deposits, landlord & tenant, news, repossession, trespass by sally

‘The Claimants were the tenants of a property owned by the Defendant by way of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement dated 18th September 2012. A deposit was paid in the sum of £500 but not protected by the Defendant.’

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Nearly Legal, 31st October 2017

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Vulnerable women ‘still locked up in Yarl’s Wood immigration centre’ – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in asylum, detention, mental health, news, women by sally

‘Severely traumatised survivors of sexual violence are being routinely locked up at the notorious Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre, in breach of the UK government’s own policies.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Legal threat to NHS plans for cheap treatment to prevent blindness – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2017 in licensing, medicines, news by sally

‘Two drug giants are threatening to take the NHS to court for plans to offer patients cheap treatment to prevent blindness.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

SRA: Men six times more likely to be partners than BAME women – Legal Futures

Posted November 1st, 2017 in diversity, minorities, news, partnerships, solicitors, statistics, women by sally

‘White male solicitors are almost six times more likely to become a partner than women from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background, research commissioned by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has concluded.’

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Legal Futures, 31st October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Asylum seeker’s ‘traumatic’ time inside detention centre – BBC News

Posted November 1st, 2017 in asylum, detention, news by sally

‘A woman who sought asylum in the UK after she fled her abusive husband says the experience of being detained was traumatic.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Why are privatised probation services using public libraries to see clients? – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in libraries, news, probation by sally

‘A lack of adequate meeting rooms means ex-offenders in Weston-super-Mare have to meet their probation officers while sharing a table with library users.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com