Bank held negligent for failing to ensure promissory note was properly signed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 8th, 2018 in banking, documents, negligence, news, witnesses by sally

‘The bank arranger of a $650 million Islamic bond financing deal has been found negligent for failing to ensure that a promissory note, used as security, was properly signed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Celebrities are given a smidgen of privacy at a difficult time in their lives shocker – Transparency Project

Posted January 8th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, family courts, media, news, privacy by sally

‘The Sun are very very cross. Why is that? Well…. Here’s the headline:

REDKNAPP DIVORCE SECRET
Jamie and Louise Redknapp’s divorce papers to be kept secret as a judge blocks the release of documents.’

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Transparency Project, 6th January 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Protection from neighbours – no duty – Nearly Legal

Posted January 8th, 2018 in appeals, children, housing, local government, negligence, news, social services by sally

‘What, if any, duty is owed by a local authority to children to protect them from abuse and harassment by neighbours? This court of appeal decision suggests none in negligence.’

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Nearly Legal, 7th January 2018

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Leader urges police to use Vagrancy Act 1824 ahead of Royal Wedding – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 8th, 2018 in ASBOs, local government, news, police, royal family, vagrancy by sally

‘The Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has written to the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley calling for the use of The Vagrancy Act 1824 or the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 in tackling anti-social behaviour including aggressive begging and intimidation ahead of the Royal Wedding in May this year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

A fork in the road – Cafcass and their pathways – Transparency

Posted January 8th, 2018 in domestic violence, family courts, news, parental rights, social services by sally

‘A little while ago we wrote some about Cafcass’ new proposed High Conflict pathway, which had been hailed in the press as a big thing in terms of dealing effectively with parental alienation. We had been offered an interview with the Cafcass Principal Social Worker, which had cleared up some of our questions but which had raised others.’

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Transparency Project, 6th January 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Historical injustice for persons born out of wedlock and their right to British Citizenship still lingers on – Legal Voice

Posted January 8th, 2018 in birth, children, citizenship, cohabitation, news by sally

‘This article concerns only one of several historical injustices in British nationality law. For decades, it discriminated against people born out of wedlock to British fathers by not allowing those fathers to pass on their nationality to their child.’

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Legal Voice, 8th January 2018

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Obliged companies are to publish their first non-financial strategic reports in the first half of 2018 – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 8th, 2018 in bribery, company law, corruption, news, regulations, reports by sally

‘Traded companies, banks and insurers with a calendar financial year will be assessing how to comply with new non-financial reporting obligations over the coming months, including the obligation to report on anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Crowdsourcing “can accurately predict court decisions 80% of time” says study – Legal Futures

Posted January 8th, 2018 in civil justice, judgments, legal aid, news by sally

‘Crowdsourcing is an accurate predictor of court judgments, at best proving accurate in over eight out of ten cases, according to a rigorous analysis.’

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Legal Futures, 8th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

ICO backs refusal of council to supply legal opinion over certificate of lawfulness – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 8th, 2018 in disclosure, freedom of information, local government, news by sally

‘The Information Commissioner last month upheld a decision by a London borough to refuse to supply a copy of a legal opinion obtained by the council relating to an application to grant a certificate of lawfulness for a property.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

It’s a hard life for under pressure costs judges after proportionality ruling bites the dust – Litigation Futures

Posted January 8th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, news, nuisance, proportionality by sally

‘A circuit judge has more than doubled the amount that Queen guitarist Brian May can recover after he settled a private nuisance dispute, ruling that the costs judge at first instance had misapplied the new proportionality test.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th January 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Here’s Why You Need to Know About the Equality and Human Rights Commission – Rights Info

Posted January 8th, 2018 in Equality and Human Rights Commission, human rights, news by sally

‘If you’re following our work here at RightsInfo, the chances are you’re interested in following what’s going on with your human rights. So, you probably should know about the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).’

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Rights Info, 5th January 2018

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Statutory interest paid by a company in administration must have tax deducted, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 8th, 2018 in appeals, banking, corporation tax, insolvency, interest, news, taxation by sally

‘Statutory interest paid by a company in administration on a surplus is ‘yearly interest’ for UK tax purposes and must therefore be paid after deduction of basic rate tax, the Court of Appeal has decided, overturning a previous decision of the High Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th January 2018

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Damages for Passing off – The National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd. v Central Moves – NIPC Law

Posted January 8th, 2018 in appeals, damages, intellectual property, misrepresentation, news, trade unions by sally

‘This was an appeal by the National Guild of Removers & Storers (“NGRS”) against an award of £1,275 damages in its favour by District Judge Vary for passing off. By dismissing that appeal, His Honour Judge Hacon seems to have settled a 7 year controversy as to what should be the correct measure of damages for what is often an inadvertent misrepresentation of continued membership of the NGRS by a removal or storage business that no longer wishes to remain a member of that guild.’

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NIPC Law, 7th January 2018

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Costs judges reject claims for files by claimants wanting to challenge solicitors’ deductions – Litigation Futures

Posted January 8th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, compensation, costs, disclosure, documents, news by sally

‘The Senior Courts Costs Office has refused separate attempts to obtain copies of law firms’ client files by another firm that describes itself as the country’s “leading experts in fighting unfair compensation deductions”.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th January 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Jurisdiction and quantum of global maintenance order (AB v CD) – Family Law

‘Family analysis: Did the court, in deciding on financial provision, have jurisdiction to make a global maintenance order? Liz Cowell, partner at McAlister Family Law, looks at the issues of ‘global’ and ‘Segal’ orders in the recent case of AB v CD [2017] EWHC 3164 (Fam), [2017] All ER (D) 50 (Dec).’

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Family Law, 5th January 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Triple killer Theodore Johnson jailed for 26 years – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2018 in domestic violence, mental health, murder, news, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A man who killed three former partners has been jailed for a minimum of 26 years.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Women should be told if new partner has abusive past, say victims’ groups – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2018 in bills, disclosure, domestic violence, news, police by sally

‘Victim support groups are calling on MPs to back a new law allowing police to take proactive measures to establish whether a serious offender has a new partner, and if so to inform them of his previous convictions. The call comes after the jailing of serial killer Theodore Johnson, 64, who strangled and battered his ex-girlfriend, Angela Best, 51. He was sentenced to life with a minimum of 26 years on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Changes to legal aid for victims of domestic abuse in force on Monday – Legal Aid Handbook

Posted January 8th, 2018 in children, domestic violence, evidence, legal aid, news, regulations, time limits by sally

‘Funding for private family law cases is generally only available where the applicant for legal aid can show that they are a victim of domestic abuse, or where they can show that the aim of the proceedings is to protect a child at risk of abuse from a third party (such applications are in scope because of Paras 12 and 13 of Part 1 Schedule 1 of LASPO; see also Chapter 6 of the Handbook). Until the successful challenge to the original regulations by Rights of Women, there was a requirement that the evidence in support of the application had to be no more than 2 years old. Following the litigation, that was extended to 5 years.’

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Legal Aid Handbook, 7th January 2018

Source: legalaidhandbook.com

Unregistered Jewish schools prompt call for new laws – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2018 in education, Judaism, news, reports, school children by sally

‘The government must act to help up to 1,500 ultra Orthodox Jewish boys going to unregistered schools in the London borough of Hackney, says a report.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The perennial pantomime of ‘Divorce D Day’? – Family Law

Posted January 8th, 2018 in divorce, media, news by sally

‘January 8 is being dubbed “Divorce Day” by lawyers because of the spike in couples considering ending their marriages after the festive period’. So says a quality broadsheet. Well, it really ought to know better. Come to that, so should the Press Association announcing a story: ‘”Divorce Day” looms with sharp post-festive rise in couples considering split’.’

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Family Law, 5th January 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk