Worboys’ release quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 4th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by sally

‘On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD and Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of John Worboys (the ‘black cab rapist’) should be quashed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th April 2018

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The case of Re X (A Child – foreign surrogacy) – the distracting power of ‘sex’ – but what does it really tell us? – Family Law

Posted April 4th, 2018 in foreign jurisdictions, marriage, news, surrogacy by sally

‘The legal media was quick to jump on the case of Re X (A Child – Foreign Surrogacy) [2018] EWFC 15) to highlight the reference in Sir James Munby’s judgment to the sexual relationship (or rather, the lack of one) in the marriage between the two applicants in this case of a parental order application following a surrogacy arrangement. Very little information as to the parties’, their child’s or their surrogate’s personal circumstances is given in the judgment, although those wishing for details will no doubt have been left reeling for more from the information that was given: the parties are married yet one is gay (the judgment implies that the other is not) and that at least some if not all of their time is spent living in different homes.’

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Family Law, 4th April 2018

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Universities urged to get ‘basics right’ on sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2018 in disclosure, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Universities must do more to address sexual harassment or face legal and reputational consequences, an employment law expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd April 2018

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Bringing WHOIS into compliance with privacy law – Technology Law Update

Posted April 4th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, internet, news, privacy by sally

‘Internet governance organisation ICANN is planning new restrictions on access to information in order to comply with EU privacy rules. Those on the privacy side of the argument welcome the planned changes – WHOIS data is misused by spammers and scammers, they say. But others rely on the information for more positive purposes. WHOIS records have been used to tackle online crime, and online infringement of rights like trade marks. The changes will make life more difficult for them.’

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Technology Law Blog, 3rd April 2018

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Indemnity insurance reforms “will damage small firms” – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2018 in indemnities, insurance, law firms, news by sally

‘Indemnity insurance reforms put forward by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) last month will damage the small firms the regulator is trying to help, a specialist law firm has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 4th April 2018

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EU: Brexit ‘no deal’ will hit copyright and database owners – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 4th, 2018 in copyright, database right, domicile, EC law, news by sally

‘UK businesses will lose any database rights they enjoy across the EU at the point of Brexit as it stands, the European Commission has said.’

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OUT-LAW, 3rd April 2018

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Legal aid: Barristers to strike over ‘relentless cuts’ – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2018 in barristers, budgets, industrial action, legal aid, news by sally

‘Barristers are to go on strike over “relentless” cuts which have left the criminal justice system “broken”.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2018

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Ofsted school hijab ban stance challenged by teachers’ union – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2018 in Islam, news, school children, teachers, trade unions by sally

‘Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman risks splitting communities by backing head teachers who may wish to ban the hijab, says a teaching union leader.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2018

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New homelessness act fails to address root causes, charities say – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2018 in benefits, budgets, homelessness, housing, legislation, local government, news by sally

‘Spiralling rents, welfare reforms and council funding cuts will undermine the impact of the most significant new homelessness legislation for 40 years, charities have said.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2018

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Tribunal lifts restrictions on solicitor who “carved out new area of expertise” – Legal Futures

Posted April 4th, 2018 in client accounts, disciplinary procedures, fines, news, solicitors, tribunals by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has removed the conditions on the practising certificate (PC) of a solicitor fined for allowing improper payments to be made out of client account.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd April 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk