The fruits of iniquity: RTA Protocol fixed costs and the solicitor’s lien – Zenith PI

Posted April 30th, 2018 in accidents, costs, news, personal injuries, road traffic, solicitors by tracey

‘On 18th April 2018 the Supreme Court gave judgment in Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Company Ltd. The case represents an important victory for Claimant solicitors, who would be well advised to review their files for previous cases falling within its ambit.’

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Zenith PI, 27th April 2018

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted April 30th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Special Restrictions on Adoptions from Abroad (Ethiopia) Order 2018

The Insurance Companies (Taxation of Re-insurance Business) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Leasehold law reform work will improve lives of millions – Hopkins – Law Commission

Posted April 30th, 2018 in enfranchisement, Law Commission, leases, press releases by tracey

‘Professor Nick Hopkins has pledged that the Law Commission’s leasehold reform recommendations to government will provide a “better deal for leaseholders”. Announced as part of the 13th Programme of Law Reform, the Law Commission residential leasehold and commonhold project aims to improve consumer choice, provide greater fairness, and make the process of enfranchisement easier, quicker and more cost effective.’

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Law Commission, 27th April 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Approach when a local authority seeks permission to withdraw application for care order – Family Law

Posted April 30th, 2018 in care orders, children, local government, news, terrorism by tracey

‘Family analysis: Maud Davis, partner at TV Edwards LLP, says the judgment in A local authority v A mother and others [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam), [2017] All ER (D) 146 (Dec) makes it clear that the risk of significant harm has to be established on the basis of evidence, and not “assumptions or speculation on future behaviour”.’

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Family Law, 26th April 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Man jailed for helping Daesh share violent material on social media – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 30th, 2018 in guilty pleas, internet, press releases, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A man convicted of helping Daesh extremists to open social media accounts so they could spread Islamist propaganda online has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th April 2018

Hermes faces legal fight with some drivers over worker rights – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2018 in holiday pay, minimum wage, news, self-employment, sick leave by tracey

‘The delivery company Hermes faces a legal battle with a group of its own drivers today, in the latest case promising to have major ramifications on labour rights in the growing gig economy.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2018

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Both sides claim victory in surveillance law challenge – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A High Court ruling today in the latest crowd-funded challenge to the government’s powers to monitor electronic communications has left both sides claiming victory. Ruling in Liberty v Home Office, Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Holgate ordered the government to amend a provision of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 granting powers to require telecoms operators to store records of communications, including tracking information and web browsing.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th April 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update (Spring 2018) – Family Law Week

Posted April 30th, 2018 in costs, drug abuse, family courts, forensic science, Judaism, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 27th April 2018

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High court blocks Amber Rudd attempt to deport witness – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2018 in deportation, immigration, inquests, news, witnesses by tracey

‘Amber Rudd has lost a legal battle over her attempts to deport a key witness to a controversial death at a UK immigration centre. Jamaican Andrew Van Horn was due to be expelled from the country this week, despite the likelihood that he would be summoned to appear at an inquest into the death, and to a separate police investigation.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2018

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Justice Secretary announces ambitious first steps in overhaul of Parole Board – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 30th, 2018 in disclosure, parole, press releases, reasons, victims by tracey

‘The findings of the urgent review of parole processes have been published by Justice Secretary David Gauke today, alongside a package of ambitious reforms.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2018

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

England voter ID trial ‘a solution in search of a problem’ – The Guardian

Posted April 30th, 2018 in elections, identity fraud, news by tracey

‘Minister says new requirements counter ‘perception’ of electoral fraud as data shows problem is minimal.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2018

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