CIGI: Brexit, Brexatom, the Environment and Future International Relations (Stephen Tromans QC) – 39 Essex Chambers

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in EC law, environmental protection, news by sally

‘The terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union remain vague and fluid at the time of writing. However, it is clear that the prospect has given rise to concern as to the future shape and effectiveness of environmental law following Brexit. EU environmental law, as it has evolved and expanded since the early 1970s, has exerted a profound influence over the law of the United Kingdom, and has in many areas resulted in entrenched environmental problems being tackled and environmental standards being improved.’

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39 Essex Chambers, January 2018

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Burns v Financial Conduct Authority [2017] EWCA Civ 214: a sign of things to come? – 4 New Square

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in company directors, costs, enforcement, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Directors’ duties, procedural fairness and issue based costs; the Court of Appeal decision sheds light on several aspects of financial regulatory enforcement action.’

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4 New Square, 15th January 2018

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Anomalies in sentencing for fire safety breaches create uncertainty – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in fire, health & safety, news, sentencing by sally

‘Fines for breaches of fire safety regulations are not explicitly covered by health and safety sentencing guidelines – leading to anomalies in the way in which companies are prosecuted and the ultimate fine.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st February 2018

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Council faces legal challenge over award of children’s public health contract – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in children, contracting out, health, local government, news, young persons by sally

‘Two NHS trusts have brought a legal challenge over Lancashire County Council’s award of a contract for public health services for children aged 0 to 19.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st February 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Regional “ethos” of Business & Property Courts on show as Bristol judge refuses London transfer – Litigation Futures

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in civil procedure rules, London, news, transfer of proceedings by sally

‘The focus of the new Business & Property Courts (B&PC) structure on keeping cases in the regions and not transferring them to London unless necessary has seen a judge in Bristol refuse an application to move a piece of group litigation to the capital.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st February 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Darren Osborne guilty of Finsbury Park mosque murder – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in hate crime, Islam, murder, news by sally

‘A man who drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a London mosque has been found guilty of murder.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

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Brexit Bill passes first House of Lords hurdle, but real test still to come, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in bills, EC law, news, parliament by sally

‘The government’s main piece of legislation on withdrawal from the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Lords.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st February 2018

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Sharia in England and Wales: report of the independent review – Law & Religion UK

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in islamic law, news by sally

‘The Home Office has today [1 February] published the report of the independent review chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui into the application by sharia councils in England and Wales of sharia law. In brief, the report makes three recommendations: for legislative change, for awareness campaigns and for regulation.’

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Law & Religion UK, 1st February 2018

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Permission given to create Britain’s first ‘three-person babies’ – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in assisted reproduction, embryology, news by sally

‘Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to create Britain’s first “three-person babies” for two women who are at risk of passing on devastating and incurable genetic diseases to their children.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2018

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Gambling companies must end misleading ‘free bet’ offers, competition watchdog warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in competition, consumer protection, gambling, news by sally

‘Gambling companies must end misleading online ‘free bet’ offers or face action, the competition watchdog has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2018

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Criminal landlords could lose all earnings after court ruling – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in landlord & tenant, local government, news, proceeds of crime by sally

‘Criminal landlords who rent out illegally dangerous homes will be forced to give up all their earnings, following a court ruling that could strengthen powers to tackle Britain’s worst housing.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2018

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Legal rights are not all right: when morality and the law collide – OUP Blog

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in counterfeiting, drug offences, homosexuality, news, tax avoidance by sally

‘In early November 2017, media outlets hailed the Paradise Papers as a major scoop: 13.4 million leaked documents revealed the financial details of some of the world’s leading brands, politicians, sports stars, and musicians. But this was to be no repeat of last year’s Panama Papers, in which well-known names appeared relating to criminal acts like “corruption,” “tax evasion,” and “money laundering”; the Paradise Papers failed to reveal a single crime.’

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OUP Blog, 31st January 2018

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Taxi drivers admit licence regulation needs to be tougher – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in criminal records, licensing, news, taxis by sally

‘Taxi and private hire drivers have admitted the regulation of licences needs to be tougher for public safety.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

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Asylum seekers win case over smoking in immigration detention centres – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in detention, human rights, immigration, news, smoking by sally

‘Two asylum seekers have won a legal challenge against the government when a high court judge ruled on Thursday that it was a breach of their human rights to allow smoking in immigration detention centres.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2018

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Judge takes swipe at “collapsing” justice system as CPS failures cause yet another sex trial to collapse – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has taken a swipe at the “collapsing” justice system as CPS failures cause yet another sex trial to collapse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2018

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Tasers used 58 times in mental health settings – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in mental health, news, police, statistics, weapons by sally

‘Police drew, aimed or fired Tasers in mental health hospitals, wards, and clinics 58 times in the first six months of figures being recorded.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Unconventional trade marks are coming to an IP office near you – Technology Law Update

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in EC law, news, trade marks by sally

‘Changes to EU trade mark law are introducing new-style trade marks like motion marks, audiovisual files and holograms. The old requirement to represent all marks graphically (written words, drawings etc) is on its way out, although of course basic lettering and graphical images still remain relevant for word and logo marks.’

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Technology Law Update, 1st February 2018

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

Solicitor, paralegal and others face contempt of court trial over “fraudulent” PI claim – Legal Futures

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, news, paralegals, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

‘A solicitor, paralegal, GP and claims management company owner are all set to face committal proceedings for contempt of court shortly over an alleged fraudulent personal injury claim.’

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Legal Futures, 1st February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Reported sex offences against males in England and Wales up 200% – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Reports of sexual offences against men and boys have risen by more than 200% in the past decade, figures show.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2018

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NHS compensation payouts ‘unsustainable’, say health leaders – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

‘Payouts given to NHS patients who have been victims of negligence should be reduced because they are “unsustainable”, health service leaders have told the justice secretary.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2018

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