John Worboys: Victims can challenge release decision – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2018

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Investigation into the policy and process followed by the Victim Contact Scheme in the Worboys case – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 7th, 2018 in parole, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘On 19 January, Secretary of State David Gauke told Parliament he had asked Chief Inspector of Probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, to urgently review the way the Victim Contact Scheme engaged with victims in the Worboys case. This report sets out Dame Glenys Stacey’s findings.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2018

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

Government presses ahead with cold-calling ban despite criticism of approach – Legal Futures

Posted February 7th, 2018 in claims management, news, personal injuries, telecommunications by tracey

‘The government yesterday rejected criticism that its proposed ban on cold-calling did not go far enough and voted it into the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill.’

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Legal Futures, 7th February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 7th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 30 and Transitory Provisions) Order 2018

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9, 21 and 23 (Amendment), Commencement No. 11, 13, 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 (Modification), Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2018

The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Government asks Law Commission to look at trolling laws – Law Commission

Posted February 7th, 2018 in harassment, internet, Law Commission, press releases by tracey

‘The government has asked the Law Commission to review the laws around offensive communications and assess whether they provide the right protection to victims online.’

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Law Commission, 6th February 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 7th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

J (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 115 (06 February 2018)

Lee, R (on the application of) v The General Medical Council [2018] EWCA Civ 99 (06 February 2018)

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

High Court (Administrative Court)

ZA, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 183 (Admin) (06 February 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

ST Shipping And Transport Pte Ltd & Ors v Space Shipping Ltd & Anor (Rev 1) [2018] EWHC 156 (Comm) (06 February 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EWHC 164 (QB) (06 February 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Five “Highly Pertinent” Questions: Discrimination, Contact and the Family Court following Re M (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 2164 – Family Law Week

Posted February 7th, 2018 in contact orders, equality, human rights, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Hassan Khan and Charlotte Baker, barristers at 4 Paper Buildings, present a framework for approaching cases where issues of human rights and discrimination arise in contact cases.’

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Family Law Week, 6th February 2018

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Former soldier found guilty of murdering his grandmother – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2018 in murder, news by tracey

‘A former soldier has been found guilty of murdering his grandmother by smothering her with a pillow after his mother gave the elderly woman a cocktail of crushed tablets and whisky.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Stalker who killed ex-girlfriend when she ended their relationship is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in murder, news, stalking by tracey

‘A warehouse worker who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death after she ended their relationship had been reported to the police four years earlier for stalking a previous partner, it can be revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘VIP paedophile ring’ accuser charged over child abuse images – BBC News

‘A man who alleged he was the victim of a VIP child abuse ring faces multiple charges relating to the possession of indecent images of children.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2018

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Tesco faces record £4bn equal pay claim – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2018 in equal pay, news, remuneration, women by tracey

‘Tesco is facing what may turn out to be Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim, which could cost the supermarket giant up to £4bn. Leigh Day, the law firm acting on behalf of those bringing the claim, said that the underpayment of workers could apply to more than 200,000 Tesco employees. Estimated pay shortfalls could be as high as £20,000.’

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The Independent, 7th February 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Isaiah Haastrup father to appeal over decision to end life support – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2018 in appeals, birth, children, consent, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The father of a boy with brain damage is preparing an appeal against a high court ruling allowing doctors to stop providing life support for his 11-month-old son.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Husband guilty of harassment after repeatedly contacting estranged wife with stream of mundane messages – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in divorce, harassment, married persons, news by tracey

‘A husband who said he tried to save on legal fees by contacting his wife directly during their bitter divorce has been convicted of harassment.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Judge attacks sentencing guidelines after he is unable to properly punish paedophile – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A judge has attacked sentencing guidelines which send offenders to prison for “a few months” as he says he is unable to properly punish a paedophile.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Shard owners seek to ban protest by Class War activist – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2018 in demonstrations, housing, injunctions, news by tracey

‘The owner of the Shard has sought a high court injunction to prevent a protest led by a veteran anarchist outside the 72-storey London landmark, where 10 multiple million-pound luxury apartments lie empty.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Bawa-Garba latest: Jeremy Hunt orders review into manslaughter by gross negligence rulings in the NHS – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, doctors, homicide, negligence, news by tracey

‘Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review into whether manslaughter laws in healthcare are fit for purpose after a junior doctor was struck off for mistakes leading to the death of a six-year-old boy.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in bail, extradition, news, sexual offences, warrants by tracey

‘A UK warrant to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still valid, a court has ruled.’

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BBC news, 6th February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk