UN urged to launch global effort to end offshore tax evasion – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in news, tax evasion, United Nations by sally

‘The United Nations has been urged by the Tax Justice Network to coordinate a global effort to end offshore tax evasion and corruption, amid warnings that the UK is continuing to insulate its overseas territories from financial transparency.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Supreme Court begins to hear arguments regarding website blocking for trade mark infringements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 31st, 2018 in internet, news, Supreme Court, trade marks by sally

‘A case before the UK’s Supreme Court is set to provide guidance on whether and to what extent internet service providers (ISPs) will be expected to pick up the cost of blocking customers’ access to websites that facilitate the sale of fake goods, an intellectual property law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

UK mass digital surveillance regime ruled unlawful – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in data protection, investigatory powers, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

‘Appeal court judges have ruled the government’s mass digital surveillance regime unlawful in a case brought by the Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Watchdog launches review of local government ethical standards – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2018 in local government, news, standards by sally

‘The Committee on Standards in Public Life has launched a review of local government ethical standards with a call for evidence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 31st, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Pragmatism versus Principle – Transparency Project

Posted January 31st, 2018 in contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘We wrote back in January last year about a case where Mr Justice Peter Jackson (now in the Court of Appeal) had ruled against direct contact between children raised in an ultra-orthodox (Charedi) Jewish community and their transgender father, in essence because in light of the likely community ramifications it would not be in their best interests. You can read our original post here : Transgender v ultra-Orthodox Jewish community?’

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Transparency Project, 30th January 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

A £1m fine for broker shows potential shortcomings with group-wide controls and surveillance, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 31st, 2018 in financial regulation, fines, news by sally

‘A fine served on an online broker shows that financial firms should not rely solely on group-wide controls and surveillance systems to pick up on suspicious transactions, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

One step closer to a review of assisted suicide – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 31st, 2018 in appeals, assisted suicide, news by sally

‘In Noel Douglas Conway v The Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWCA Civ 16, the Court of Appeal gave an unusually detailed judgment granting permission to appeal against the decision of the Divisional Court in Conway, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 640, refusing permission for the applicant to judicially review the criminalisation of physician-assisted suicide under the Suicide Act 1961.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th January 2018

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Rebuke for law firm that paid £215,000 for referrals from unauthorised CMC – Legal Futures

Posted January 31st, 2018 in claims management, fees, law firms, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A north-west law firm has been rebuked after paying more than £200,000 to an unauthorised claims management company for personal injury (PI) referrals.’

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Legal Futures, 31st January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 31st, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Global Gaming Ventures (Group) Ltd & Anor v Global Gaming Ventures (Holdings) Ltd & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 68 (30 January 2018)

Interactive E-Solutions JLT & Anor v O3b Africa Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 62 (30 January 2018)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Watson MP & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 70 (30 January 2018)

AM (Zimbabwe) & Anor v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 64 (30 January 2018)

Mudiyanselage v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 65 (30 January 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Carlton & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Revenue And Customs [2018] EWHC 130 (Admin) (30 January 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Victory Place Management Company Ltd v Kuehn & Anor [2018] EWHC 132 (Ch) (30 January 2018)

Sackville UK Property Select II (GP) No.1 Ltd & Anor v Robertson Taylor Insurance Brokers Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 122 (Ch) (30 January 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd v Khan & Ors [2018] EWHC 94 (QB) (30 January 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

‘A crisis for human rights’: new index reveals global fall in basic justice – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in human tissue, news, rule of law, statistics by sally

‘Fundamental human rights are reported to have diminished in almost two-thirds of the 113 countries surveyed for the 2018 Rule of Law Index, amid concerns over a worldwide surge in authoritarian nationalism and a retreat from international legal obligations.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Solicitor for student in rape case criticises police and CPS – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The solicitor representing the student at the heart of a collapsed rape trial has dismissed a police and prosecution review of the case that resulted in an apology to her client as disingenuous and warned that the police’s determination to obtain convictions overrides their attention to other duties.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Taxpayers who miss tax return deadline due to depression ‘less likely to be fined than ever’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 31st, 2018 in fines, income tax, mental health, news, time limits by sally

‘Taxpayers suffering from depression are being treated with increasing leniency by HMRC if they file a late tax return.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hatton Garden raiders must pay back over £6m, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in confiscation, news, robbery by sally

‘The four ringleaders jailed for the audacious Hatton Garden raid must pay back more than £6m between them or each serve another seven years in prison, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

London council tenants in line for water payouts – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2018 in local government, news, repayment, water by sally

‘Councils in London have set aside millions of pounds and thousands of tenants may be in line for payouts after a landmark legal ruling over water charges.’

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BBC News, 31st January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge ‘at wits’ end’ over secure unit shortages for young people – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in detention, judges, news, racism, young persons by sally

‘A judge has said he is at his wit’s end over the inability to relocate a troubled boy who is “suffering the most appalling racial abuse” at a secure unit in Scotland to a safer setting closer to home.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Shattering the training myth – New Law Journal

Posted January 30th, 2018 in continuing professional development, law firms, legal education, news by sally

‘Melissa Hardee explains why training shouldn’t just be for trainers & trainees.’

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New Law Journal, 26th January 2018

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

New judgment: R (Gibson) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] UKSC 2 – UKSC Blog

Posted January 30th, 2018 in confiscation, interest, magistrates, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The issue in the appeal is whether interest is included in the starting point under the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, s 79(2) for the giving of proportionate credit for part payment of a confiscation order.’

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UKSC Blog, 24th January 2018

Source: ukscblog.com

EVENT: The Liberty Truck. Kalisher Trust Charity Event

Posted January 30th, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘In a year which has already seen reports on the effects of racial bias in the law and areas of public life from David Lammy and the government’s Race Audit, The Kalisher Trust Theatre Event hopes to provoke debate about the present by turning its dramatic searchlight on a case from the past.’

Date: 4th March, 6.00-9.00pm

Location: Middle Temple Hall

Charge: £60 (students £10)

More information can be found here.

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 30th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Wilsons Solicitors Llp & Ors v Roberts (Rev 1) [2018] EWCA Civ 52 (26 January 2018)

Euro Wines (C&C) Ltd v HM Revenue and Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 46 (25 January 2018)

Southern Gas Networks Plc v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 33 (25 January 2018)

Vaines v HM Revenue and Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 45 (25 January 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Khan, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 105 (Admin) (26 January 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bal & Ors v Singh & Ors (Costs) [2018] EWHC 119 (Ch) (29 January 2018)

Appleby Global Group LLC v British Broadcasting Corporation & Anor [2018] EWHC 104 (Ch) (26 January 2018)

Corbiere Ltd v Ke Xu [2018] EWHC 112 (Ch) (26 January 2018)

Plant & Anor (Administrators of Relentless Software Ltd) v Vision Games 1 Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 108 (Ch) (25 January 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Haastrup (Withdrawal of Medical Treatment) [2018] EWHC 127 (Fam) (29 January 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bourne Rail Ltd & Anor v Ashton & Ors [2018] EWHC 73 (QB) (26 January 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Victory House General Partner Ltd v RGB P&C Ltd [2018] EWHC 102 (TCC) (26 January 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org