Ashwin Daudia jailed over ex-wife Kiran’s murder – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2018 in domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “controlling” husband who was caught on CCTV dragging his ex-wife’s body in a suitcase has been jailed for her murder.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2018


Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter Post Brexit: Part 1 – A Broader Protection of Rights – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted February 5th, 2018 in brexit, constitutional reform, EC law, human rights, news, treaties by sally

‘This series of short blog posts will argue that there are four main reasons for allowing the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to continue to have domestic effect in UK law. First, it provides a broader scope of rights than either the ECHR or the common law. Second, it provides a better remedy for a breach of rights. Third, to retain the Charter provides greater clarity as to the extent to which human rights are protected in the UK. Fourth, the Charter provides for a protection of rights that has more democratic credentials than either the common (judge-made) law, or the ECHR. The final blog post will explain why the Government’s main argument against retention of the Charter – that it only applies within the scope of EU law – does not provide a justification for removing the Charter from domestic law.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 2nd February 2018


Costs judge calls for “authoritative guidance” on applications by former clients for their files – Litigation Futures

‘Authoritative guidance on whether clients can demand their full files from previous solicitors would help the Senior Courts Costs Office deal with the large number of applications it is facing, a costs judge has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 2nd February 2018


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 5th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Carrasco v Johnson [2018] EWCA Civ 87 (02 February 2018)

VC, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 57 (02 February 2018)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v Robinson (Jamaica) [2018] EWCA Civ 85 (02 February 2018)

Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 84 (01 February 2018)

AMS Neve Ltd & Ors v Heritage Audio SL & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 86 (01 February 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Murray Holdings Ltd v Oscatello Investments Ltd [2018] EWHC 162 (Ch) (02 February 2018)

Public Trustee v Harrison & Ors [2018] EWHC 166 (Ch) (02 February 2018)

Smyth-Tyrrell & Anor v Bowden [2018] EWHC 106 (Ch) (02 February 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Lukoil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd v Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd (Ocean Neptune) [2018] EWHC 163 (Comm) (02 February 2018)

Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Edge Tools & Equipment Ltd v Greatstar Europe Ltd [2018] EWHC 170 (QB) (02 February 2018)

ABC v Google Inc [2018] EWHC 137 (QB) (01 February 2018)

GYH v Persons Unknown [2018] EWHC 121 (QB) (01 February 2018)


Universal credit system faces landmark legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in benefits, disabled persons, health, news, social security by sally

‘A terminally ill man has won the right to launch a landmark legal challenge to the government over its introduction of universal credit after the controversial new benefits system left him significantly worse off.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2018


Fire Safety – Who Pays? – Nearly Legal

Posted February 5th, 2018 in costs, fire, health & safety, housing, landlord & tenant, leases, news, repairs by sally

‘Since the extent of the issues with the cladding to blocks of flats became clear after Grenfell, and it became clear that private blocks as well as social were affected, we have been waiting for the beginning of the legal fall out over who was to pay for rectifying the problems. For leaseholders in those blocks, this was always going to be a very serious issue.’

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Nearly Legal, 4th February 2018


High Court backs employer in dispute over closure of Wedgwood defined benefit pension scheme –

Posted February 5th, 2018 in employment, news, pensions by sally

‘Employers in the Wedgwood Group Pension Plan validly closed the scheme to future accrual and ended the link between benefits and final salary in 2006, the High Court has ruled.’

Full Story, 2nd February 2018


Both parents’ names to be recognised in marriage – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2018 in bills, documents, marriage, news, parental rights by sally

‘Ministers have backed calls for mothers’ names to be put on marriage certificates in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2018


John Worboys back in Wakefield prison as victims fight his release – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in detention, news, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by sally

‘The black-cab rapist John Worboys has been moved to a prison outside London as victims fight to keep him in jail for a longer sentence.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018


English barristers trained to be less pompous in bid to win over wealthy international clients – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 5th, 2018 in barristers, continuing professional development, inns of court, news by sally

‘English barristers are being trained to come across as less pompous in social situations in a bid to win over wealthy international clients.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018