Mohammed Awan: Brother of British Isis suicide bomber jailed for 10 years for plotting UK terror attack – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2017 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘The brother of an Isis suicide bomber has been jailed for 10 years for preparing for a potential terrorist attack.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2017

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Swindon mum of eight killer has appeal rejected – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2017 in appeals, mental health, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman jailed for murdering a mother of eight has had an appeal against her conviction and sentence rejected.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2017

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Stepfather jailed over boy’s water park drowning – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2017 in children, homicide, negligence, news, sentencing, social services, suspended sentences by tracey

‘The stepfather of a five-year-old boy who drowned at a water park has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2017

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Bring it on… bring it all on! The risky strategy of leaving over arguments for another day in serial adjudications – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted December 20th, 2017 in construction industry, contracts, damages, dispute resolution, news, time limits by tracey

‘One of the fears relating to adjudication is that a referring party will attempt to achieve success by grinding the responding party down through serial adjudications until it achieves the result it wants or the responding party gives in. In Benfield Construction Ltd v Trudson (Hatton) Ltd, Coulson J issued a clear warning that such an approach would not be condoned, stating.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 20th December 2017

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Modern Slavery guidance – Sentencing Council

Posted December 20th, 2017 in press releases, sentencing, sexual offences, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Explanatory guidance for sentencing offences of sexual exploitation under section 2 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has now been included in the Sexual Offences guidelines.’

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Sentencing Council, 19th December 2017

Source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

Hacker sentenced for cyber-attacks on high-profile companies – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 20th, 2017 in computer crime, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenage hacker who helped others to target high profile companies such as Virgin, O2, NatWest Bank and Netflix has been sentenced after facilitating cyber-attacks that crashed their websites.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th December 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Man convicted of flying drones into HMP Birmingham – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 20th, 2017 in aircraft, drug trafficking, news, prisons by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for five years today after being convicted of flying drones carrying £35,000 worth of drugs and contraband items into prison grounds.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th December 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Missed opportunities over Lammy Review: Bar Council responds on judicial diversity – The Bar Council

Posted December 20th, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, minorities, press releases, reports by tracey

‘Whilst encouraged by the Government’s response to many of the recommendations in the Lammy Review, the Bar Council today expressed disappointment that key opportunities to address diversity in the judiciary have been missed.’

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The Bar Council, 19th December 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Bitcoin, blockchain and smart contracts: consequences for family law in the not too distant future – Family Law Week

Posted December 20th, 2017 in electronic filing, financial provision, land registration, news by tracey

‘Byron James barrister, Expatriate Law (United Arab Emirates) considers the possible implications of bitcoin, bitchain and other developments on financial remedy cases.’

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Family Law Week, 13th December 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Finance and Divorce Update, December 2017 – Family Law Week

Posted December 20th, 2017 in divorce, family courts, financial provision, fraud, jurisdiction, news, solicitors by tracey

‘Frances Bailey Principal Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 6th December 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 20th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000 (Audit of Public Bodies) Order 2017

The Transfer of Functions (International Development) Order 2017

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations in different parts of the United Kingdom) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Registration (Entries of Overseas Births and Deaths) (Amendment) Order 2017

The North Korea (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2017

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 4) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Tribunal fee repayment scheme to last two years and cost £2m to run – Litigation Futures

Posted December 20th, 2017 in employment tribunals, fees, news, repayment by sally

‘Repaying fees to employment tribunal claimants will continue for up to two years and cost the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) between £1.8m and £2m to administer, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th December 2017

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Debt is not a crime: reviewing imprisonment for council tax non-payment – Legal Voice

Posted December 20th, 2017 in council tax, debts, imprisonment, news by sally

‘Being in debt is not a crime. So why are nearly 100 people a year sent to prison for falling behind on council tax payments?’

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Legal Voice, 19th December 2017

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Reasons and planners again: Supreme Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 20th, 2017 in local government, news, planning, reasons by sally

‘The Supreme Court has just confirmed that this local authority should have given reasons if it wished to grant permission against the advice of its own planning officers for a controversial development to the west of Dover. ‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th December 2017

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Businesses fear rise in ‘vexatious’ tribunal claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 20th, 2017 in employment tribunals, fees, news, vexatious litigants by sally

‘Nine out of 10 companies believe that the removal of employment tribunal fees will lead to a rise in weak or misguided claims, a survey for an employers’ lobby group has concluded.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th December 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Employer liable for disgruntled employee’s deliberate data breach – Technology Law Blog

Posted December 20th, 2017 in computer crime, data protection, news, vicarious liability by sally

‘WM Morrisons Supermarket plc have been held liable to 5,518 of their employees for a deliberate data breach by a rogue employee, Andrew Skelton.’

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Technology Law Update, 19th December 2017

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

Judge upholds demolition of rectory and replacement with modern home – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 20th, 2017 in news, planning by sally

‘A High Court judge has upheld a decision by a council’s development committee to approve plans to demolish a rectory and replace it with a modern home.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th December 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Provisional assessment cap not displaced by part 36 offer, Court of Appeal rules – Litigation Futures

Posted December 20th, 2017 in costs, indemnities, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘An award of indemnity costs after a successful part 36 offer in a provisional assessment does not remove the £1,500 costs cap, the Court of Appeal has ruled in overturning the High Court.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th December 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Bath Abbey can remove its pews to let it hold bake sales and graduation ceremonies, court rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2017 in Church of England, ecclesiastical law, listed buildings, news by sally

‘Churches don’t need pews any more because they are increasingly used for bake sales and art exhibitions, a church court has said, as it ruled Bath Abbey can remove its Victorian pews.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lammy review: MoJ rejects judicial diversity targets, cautious on choice of duty solicitor – Legal Futures

Posted December 20th, 2017 in diversity, judiciary, legal representation, minorities, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has rejected the idea of diversity targets for the judiciary and magistracy in its response to the Lammy review of the treatment of black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the criminal justice system.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk