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

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 30th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) (England) Order 2018

The Pension Protection Fund (Compensation) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Source: www.bailii.org

Doctors Can Stop Baby’s Life Support Against Parent’s Wishes – Rights Info

Posted January 30th, 2018 in children, doctors, human rights, medical treatment, news, parental rights by sally

‘A High Court judge has ruled that the life support of 11-month-old Isaiah Haastrup can be withdrawn by doctors, after being told further treatment would be “futile, burdensome and not in his best interests”.’

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Rights Info, 29th January 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org

Sovereignty or Supremacy? Lords Constitution Committee Reports on EU (Withdrawal) Bill — Mark Elliott and Stephen Tierney – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 30th, 2018 in bills, constitutional reform, EC law, news, reports, select committees, treaties by sally

‘The House of Lords Constitution Committee today issues its main report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This follows the preliminary and interim reports on the Bill that the Committee published last year. The new report is wide-ranging and hard-hitting, the Committee’s view being that the Bill ‘risks fundamentally undermining legal certainty’.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th January 2018

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Campaigners to seek judicial review over hospital closures in Forest of Dean – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 30th, 2018 in consultations, hospitals, local government, news by sally

‘Campaigners have vowed to challenge in the courts a decision to close two community hospitals in the Forest of Dean.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Tax experts ‘concerned’ by post-Brexit customs law plans – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 30th, 2018 in bills, brexit, customs and excise, EC law, news, treaties by sally

‘The UK government’s desire to keep planned post-Brexit customs and tax legislation as wide as possible risks creating “unnecessary uncertainty” for businesses, tax experts have warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

‘All is not well with child protection in North Wales’ – Transparency Project

Posted January 30th, 2018 in children, medical treatment, news, social services, Wales by sally

‘This observation was made by HHJ Gareth Jones in Wrexham Family Court in March 2017, in a judgment Re E [2017] EWFC 101 published in January 2018.’

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Transparency Project, 28th January 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Privacy And Porn – The New Digital Laws Explained – Rights Info

Posted January 30th, 2018 in news, pornography, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘By April 2018, all online pornographic content in the UK will be controlled by mandatory age-verification controls under the Digital Economy Act.’

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Rights Info, 29th January 2018

Source: rightsinfo.org

Borough council secures £70,000 fine for HMO offences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 30th, 2018 in costs, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by sally

‘Luton Borough Council has secured its largest ever fine – £70,000 – for breaches of the law regarding houses in multiple occupation (HMO).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Application of Provincial Court decisions – Law & Religion UK

Posted January 30th, 2018 in Church of England, courts, ecclesiastical law, judgments, news by sally

‘On 8 February, General Synod will consider the Report of the Revision Committee, GS 2064Y, on the draft Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure, GS 2064A. An issue of relevance to ecclesiastical jurisdiction is Clause 7, which will finally resolve an on-going issue of the applicability of decisions of the Provincial Courts.’

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Law & Religion UK, 29th January 2018

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Court ruling on decision to place a child with sibling’s adopters (Re B (a child)) – Family Law

Posted January 30th, 2018 in adoption, appeals, families, news, placement orders by sally

‘Family analysis: Emily James, barrister at The 36 Group, considers the practical implications of the Court of Appeal judgment in Re B (A Child) (Care Proceedings) [2018] EWCA Civ 20, [2018] All ER (D) 74 (Jan), in which a decision to place a child for adoption, even when there was a viable family placement available, was upheld.’

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Family Law, 29th January 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Hate crime linked to schools in England and Wales soars – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of hate crimes have been committed at or near schools and colleges in the last two years, most rooted in race and ethnicity, figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government response on the Cyber Security consultation – Technology Law Update

Posted January 30th, 2018 in computer crime, consultations, data protection, EC law, news, telecommunications by sally

‘The Government has now published a response to its consultation the Network and Information Security Directive (also known as the Cybersecurity Directive). We provided feedback to the consultation back in September on many of the points addressed in the response, and welcome some valuable improvements to the proposals.’

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Technology Law Update, 29th January 2018

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

Judge bans man from taking daughter out of the country for the next 11 years over FGM fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2018 in children, female genital mutilation, news, parental rights by sally

‘A judge has banned a man from taking his six-year-old daughter out of the country for the next 11 years over fears she may be forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

People trafficking case collapses over disclosure failings – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, news, prostitution, trafficking in human beings, trials by sally

‘A judge has ordered the Crown Prosecution Service to explain itself in a case that collapsed because social media evidence was not disclosed.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Underfunded justice system ‘crumbling’, top criminal barrister says – The Guardian

‘Failures to disclose evidence in rape prosecutions are a sign of the “dystopian disaster” engulfing the criminal justice system that has been caused by chronic government underfunding, the head of the criminal bar has warned.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com