Criminal allegations against the dead – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 24th, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, clergy, confidentiality, evidence, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘On 22 January 2018, the House of Lords debated the naming of deceased individuals against whom criminal allegations have been made, for which specific reference was made to the Carlile Report on the handling of the Bishop George Bell issue. This was particularly timely in view of the controversy that has arisen relating to the Church of England’s position relating to confidentiality.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th January 2018

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MPs begin inquiry into effectiveness of working at height rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 24th, 2018 in consultations, health & safety, industrial injuries, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Construction firms and trade bodies have been urged to contribute to a new inquiry into best practice and solutions for tackling serious injury and fatalities for working at height.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 23rd January 2018

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Sub-contractor insolvency – what lengths would you go to? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted January 24th, 2018 in construction industry, contracts, insolvency, news by tracey

‘Over the past few months, a number of large construction companies have been making headlines for facing severe financial difficulties. However, sub-contractor insolvency can also cause considerable problems for other parties on construction projects who have contractual relations with that party.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 24th January 2018

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Practical consequences of misconduct panel liability for discrimination – UK Police Law Blog

Posted January 24th, 2018 in disability discrimination, disciplinary procedures, immunity, news, police by tracey

‘What are the practical consequences of the removal of judicial immunity for police misconduct panels in discrimination cases? This article considers that the acts that give rise to a cause of action, the common scenarios in which these could arise and the practical steps to take to address or avoid such issues.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 23rd January 2018

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Secretary of State’s oral statement on Transparency of the Parole Board and Victim Support – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 24th, 2018 in parole, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, has today delivered an Oral Statement to the House of Commons on transparency of the Parole Board and victim support.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Speech to Chancery Bar Association Annual Conference – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: Speech to Chancery Bar Association Annual Conference.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 19th January 2018

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Bar Council response to HMCTS consultation – The Bar Council

Posted January 24th, 2018 in budgets, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, press releases by tracey

‘The surprise announcement of plans for yet more court closures has prompted concerns from the Bar over how much harder it may become for vulnerable people to access their local court, and whether the drive to cut costs will impact the quality of our system of justice.’

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The Bar council, 19th January 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Driver who killed best friend now jailed – Attorney General’s Office

Posted January 24th, 2018 in appeals, dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A driver who killed his best friend will now serve time in prison after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP referred his original sentence to the Court of Appeal as unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 19th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

‘Only solicitors can determine what is a bill’ – High Court throws out challenge – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 24th, 2018 in costs, documents, fees, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has told a law firm’s former client that she was not entitled to treat a document included in a general file as a costs bill. The decision in the Sheffield District Registry of the High Court will be welcomed by firms seeking reassurance about the nature of costs bills and when they are to be considered as delivered.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th January 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 24th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Land Registration (Amendment) Rules 2018

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 24th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Shiner & Anor v Revenue & Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 31 (23 January 2018)

Nottinghamshire Police v Gray, R (On the Application of) [2018] EWCA Civ 34 (22 January 2018)

Jelson Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 24 (19 January 2018)

Telereal Trillium v Hewitt (Valuation Officer) [2018] EWCA Civ 26 (19 January 2018)

Conway v The Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWCA Civ 16 (18 January 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

MG, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 31 (Admin) (23 January 2018)

Shote, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 87 (Admin) (23 January 2018)

Biri v High Court In Miskolc, Hungary [2018] EWHC 50 (Admin) (22 January 2018)

Professional Standards for Health And Social Care (PSA) v Nursing And Midwifery Council (NMC) & Anor (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 70 (Admin) (19 January 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Neil & Anor v Henderson [2018] EWHC 90 (Ch) (23 January 2018)

The Pensions Regulator v Payae Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 36 (Ch) (23 January 2018)

London Executive Aviation Ltd v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2018] EWHC 74 (Ch) (22 January 2018)

British Telecommunications Plc v (1) BT Pension Scheme Trustees Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 69 (Ch) (19 January 2018)

James v James & Ors [2018] EWHC 43 (Ch) (19 January 2018)

Badyal v Badyal & Anor [2018] EWHC 68 (Ch) (19 January 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Euro Pools Plc v Royal And Sun Alliance Insurance Plc [2018] EWHC 46 (Comm) (19 January 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

AI and AJ, Re Human Fertilisation And Embryology Act 2008 [2017] EWHC 3351 (Fam) (20 December 2017)

F v H & Anor [2017] EWHC 3358 (Fam) (19 December 2017)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

London Organising Committee of the Olympic And Paralympic Games (LOCOG) v Sinfield [2018] EWHC 51 (QB) (22 January 2018)

King & Ors v Environment Agency [2018] EWHC 65 (QB) (19 January 2018)

Parvez v Mooney Everett Solicitors Ltd [2018] EWHC 62 (QB) (19 January 2018)

Vilca & Ors v Xstrata Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 27 (QB) (19 January 2018)

Al-Khyami v El-Muderris [2018] EWHC 24 (QB) (19 January 2018)

Al-Khyami v El-Muderris [2018] EWHC 24 (QB) (19 January 2018)

Cameron v Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust [2018] EWHC 38 (QB) (18 January 2018)

NT1 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 67 (QB) (Rev 3) (18 January 2018)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Contact (Print And Packaging) Ltd v Travelers Insurance Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 83 (TCC) (23 January 2018)

Crown House Technologies Ltd v Cardiff Commissioning Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 54 (TCC) (18 January 2018)

Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2018] EWHC 45 (TCC) (17 January 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Watchdog fines former Quindell auditor £1m for misconduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2018 in auditors, fines, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A former auditor of scandal-hit insurance software firm Quindell has been fined £1m and reprimanded by the accounting watchdog for “misconduct” in its handling of the company’s finances. The Financial Reporting Council said Arrandco Audit, formerly known as RSM Tenon, failed to “exercise sufficient professional scepticism” and to ensure the company’s financial statements in the year to January 2011 were free from inaccuracies. One of its partners, Jeremy Filley, was also slapped with an £80,000 fine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

NHS patients having to be sectioned to get help, says regulator – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2018 in detention, mental health, news, reports by tracey

‘A lack of mental health services in England means a growing number of patients are having to be sectioned to get help, according to the NHS care regulator. A review by the Care Quality Commission found that the rise in the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act was due partly to the fact that the healthcare system was “under considerable strain”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ipswich mother wins six-figure payout after cancer missed – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in cancer, compensation, doctors, negligence, news by tracey

‘A woman has won a six-figure payout after doctors failed to recognise the symptoms of cervical cancer, her lawyers said.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2018

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‘They took my life. I’m grieving for a child who is still alive’ – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2018 in adoption, children, gipsies, news, race discrimination, social services by tracey

‘New figures show a huge rise in Romany and Traveller families having their children taken away. It’s being blamed on institutional prejudice.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Deaf mum sues Little Mix promoter in sign language row – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in disabled persons, equality, media, news by tracey

‘Deaf mum sues Little Mix promoter in sign language row.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hundreds of cases dropped over evidence disclosure failings – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, police, rape, statistics by tracey

‘The number of prosecutions in England and Wales that collapsed because of a failure by police or prosecutors to disclose evidence increased by 70% in the last two years, the BBC can reveal.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Female prison inmates subject to ‘excessive strip-searching’ despite many being victims of sexual abuse – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2018 in news, prisons, stop and search, women by tracey

‘Female prisoners are being subject to “excessive strip-searching” despite evidence that the process can risk retraumatising vulnerable women, many of whom will have experienced sexual or physical abuse.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2018

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John Worboys could be kept behind bars after police reveal they are investigating a new allegation against him – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2018 in news, parole, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys could he kept behind bars after a new victim made allegations of sexual assault against him, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

More than 30,000 instances of abuse in sheltered housing over last three years, finds investigation – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2018 in assault, care workers, disabled persons, elderly, news, statistics by tracey

‘More than 30,000 instances of abuse have taken place in sheltered housing against elderly or disabled people over the last three years, a BBC File on Four investigation has revealed.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk