Diet pills death: family seek judicial review of suicide verdict – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, suicide by sally

‘The family of a 21-year-old woman who died in an exceptionally busy A&E ward after taking diet pills are launching a legal challenge to overturn a coroner’s conclusion that she intended to kill herself.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2018

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Network and information security laws take effect – OUT-LAW.com

‘New cybersecurity laws impacting organisations across central sectors of the economy have taken effect around Europe.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

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Sellafield faces huge fine over worker’s exposure to radiation – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in fines, news, nuclear waste, prosecutions by sally

‘Britain’s biggest nuclear waste storage and reprocessing site is facing a potential multimillion-pound fine after an employee was exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2018

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Reform for the Family jurisdiction: A message to family judges from the President of the Family Division – Family Law

Posted May 11th, 2018 in case management, electronic filing, family courts, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘How will the Reform Programme achieve change for the administration of family justice?’

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Family Law, 10th May 2018

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Incremental changes to alcohol licensing guidance take effect – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 11th, 2018 in licensed premises, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘Updated guidance setting out how licensing authorities in England and Wales should carry out their duties under the 2003 Licensing Act is now in force, following publication by the Home Office.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

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Hundreds of Companies Facing Legal Action Over Gender Pay Gap Data – Rights Info

Posted May 11th, 2018 in equal pay, equality, news, time limits, women by sally

‘Hundreds of British companies will face legal action after failing to comply with a new requirement to report the pay gap between male and female staff, Britain’s equality watchdog has revealed.’

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Rights Info, 10th May 2018

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Breaking up is hard to do: the fate of family law in post-Brexit Britain – Family Law

‘It is now over nine months since the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was introduced into the House of Commons in July of last year. The Government’s stated aim was to ensure the UK exits the EU with maximum ‘certainty, continuity and control’. We now know that we will be leaving the EU at 11pm on Friday 29 March 2019. It is still unclear as to how this will happen, although the Government has indicated its wish to maintain a deep and special partnership with the EU. With approximately three million EU citizens living in the UK and around one million British citizens living in other EU member states, the implications of Brexit for European couples separating or divorcing and for their families is wide-reaching and of concern to all family practitioners.’

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Family Law, 10th May 2018

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Family Division judge refuses council permission to withdraw care proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2018 in care orders, children, local government, news, terrorism by sally

‘A Family Division judge has refused an application by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to have care proceedings for child C either dismissed or withdrawn.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th May 2018

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Judge slams council for failing in duty of candour to the court – Litigation Futures

Posted May 11th, 2018 in children, disclosure, housing, judicial review, local government, news by sally

‘The High Court has slammed a London council for failing in its duty of candour and told lawyers that they have a responsibility to ensure that all those involved in local authorities are comply with their duty.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th May 2018

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‘It’s destroyed my life’: Windrush victim recognised as legal citizen after 13 years – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in citizenship, colonies, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘In a rare insight into the workings of Lunar House immigration HQ, Hubert Howard recounts how he lost his job and was denied benefits after the Home Office said he was an illegal migrant.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

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Victory for dog trainer sued for failing to tame terrier as judge rules she’s ‘not dealing with a machine, but a puppy’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2018 in contracts, dogs, news by sally

‘A dog trainer to the royals has won a High Court battle with a disgruntled customer after a judge ruled she was “not dealing with a machine, but a puppy”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2018

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Lords could defy government over Leveson inquiry – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in inquiries, media, news, parliament by sally

‘The battle to establish a new Leveson-style inquiry into the media could continue next week, with peers weighing up whether to overturn the House of Commons’ decision that there is no need for another investigation into the activities of the press.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

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MPs to examine Dangerous Dogs Act – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2018 in dogs, news, select committees by sally

‘MPs are to investigate the effectiveness of the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act amid figures suggesting there has been an increase in attacks.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2018

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Lynette White: Police trial collapse report cost £900k – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2018 in budgets, news, perverting the course of justice, police, reports by sally

‘An independent review into the collapse of a case against eight former police officers who investigated the 1988 murder of Lynette White cost more than £900,000, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2018

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The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found? – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in gender, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found?
In early 2016, the government proposed changes to the law regarding self-identification – there has been furious debate ever since. But could a more nuanced conversation between gender-critical feminists and trans activists now be starting?’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

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HMCTS behind schedule on “ambitious” court reform programme, says watchdog – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 11th, 2018 in budgets, civil justice, courts, criminal justice, delay, electronic filing, news by sally

‘HM Courts Service is behind where it expected to be at this stage of its ambitious reform programme, the National Audit Office has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2018

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Undercover police inquiry: Report to take at least eight years – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2018 in inquiries, news, police, reports, spying by sally

‘Campaigners have been left “dismayed” after it was revealed the public inquiry into undercover policing will not deliver its final report until at least 2023.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2018

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Top judge predicts revolution in use of legal services and training of lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Technology will revolutionise the way we educate, train, and utilise legal expertise, a senior judge has predicted.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2018

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Leave.EU fined £70k over breaches of electoral law – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in elections, fines, loans, news, referendums by sally

‘Leave.EU has been fined £70,000 and its chief officer has been referred to the Metropolitan police after the Electoral Commission found it had breached multiple counts of electoral law during the referendum to leave the European Union.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2018

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