Wayne Bell jailed for neo-Nazi group social media posts – BBC News

‘A man described as a “poster boy” for a banned far-right terror group has been jailed after using social media to post racist and anti-Semitic material.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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Daily Mail to pay Kate Maltby £11,000 costs over negative article – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2018 in compensation, costs, defamation, harassment, media, news by tracey

‘The Daily Mail has agreed to pay £11,000 towards legal costs and remove a negative article about Kate Maltby, the writer who accused Damian Green of inappropriate behaviour.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed -BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, which led to him ending his life, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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Acas on religion or belief discrimination at work – Law & Religion UK

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in codes of practice, employment, equality, news, religious discrimination by tracey

‘Acas has published new guidance on religion and belief in the workplace, offering advice on how to comply with the provisions of the Equalities Act 2010 that protect employees against discrimination based on religion and belief.’

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Law & Religion UK, 23rd May 2018

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Directors personally liable for invalid solvency statement and breach of duty – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in banking, company directors, insolvency, news by tracey

‘A solvency statement was found to be invalid, a reduction in capital and distribution unlawful and three directors in breach of their duties after a corporate reorganisation left a company unable to meet its liabilities, the High Court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd May 2018

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Can the Grenfell Inquiry be a truly modern public inquiry? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in diversity, fire, health & safety, housing, human rights, inquiries, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Is there any hope that the Grenfell Inquiry will finally gain legitimacy? As with the successful McPherson Inquiry following the Stephen Lawrence murder, recognition of diversity and inclusivity are essential.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd May 2018

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Dangerous dogs and kennelling costs – UK Police Law Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in costs, dogs, news, police, third parties by tracey

‘Dogs and property throw up some of the more unusual and difficult issues on which a police lawyer is asked to advise. In the decision of Henderson v Comr of Police of the Metropolis [2018] EWHC 666 (Admin) and the subsequent costs decision at [2018] EWHC 1092 (Admin), the court visited two issues – the standing of a person to intervene in a case concerning the destruction of a potentially prohibited breed and kennelling costs during the course of an appeal by way of case stated / judicial review to the High Court.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 22nd May 2018

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (Cooperation and Information Sharing) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Leekes Ltd v HM Revenue & Customs [2018] EWCA Civ 1185 (23 May 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

VB Football Assets v Blackpool Football Club (Properties) Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 1232 (Ch) (23 May 2018)

High Court (Patents Court)

Koninklijke Philips NV v Asustek Computer Incorporation & Ors [2018] EWHC 1224 (Pat) (23 May 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Rashid v Munir & Ors [2018] EWHC 1258 (QB) (22 May 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Case Comment: Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24 – Supreme Court Blog

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in agreements, appeals, contracts, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Mitchell Abbott, trainee in the dispute resolution team at CMS, offers comment on the decision of the Supreme Court in the matter of Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2018] UKSC 24.’

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Supreme Court Blog, 18th May 2018

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“Victory for product innovation” after High Court rejects group hip replacement implant claim – Litigation Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in class actions, consumer protection, health, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘The High Court yesterday rejected a group action claiming that a “metal on metal” (MoM) hip replacement implant was defective under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd May 2018

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“A rich display of competitive dishonesty”: Judge condemns parties for “festival of mendacity” – Litigation Futures

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in evidence, judges, news, trials by tracey

‘A High Court judge has described a case as “a festival of mendacity” in which every witness was “attempting to outdo the other in a rich display of competitive dishonesty”.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd May 2018

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Consultation to give police greater confidence to pursue suspects – Home Office

‘The Home Office is today launching a consultation to help tackle motorcycle-related crime by providing police officers with better legal protection.’

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Home Office, 22nd May 2018

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Domicile – what does it mean and why is it important if you are having a baby through surrogacy? – Family Law

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in domicile, news, parental responsibility, surrogacy by tracey

‘A parental order is the UK legal solution for surrogacy; it is a post-birth court order which makes the intended parents the legal parents of their child and permanently extinguishes the status of the surrogate and her spouse. Parents through surrogacy who want to be the legal parents of their child in the UK need one, wherever they live and whether their child is born in the UK or overseas.’

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Family Law, 22nd May 2018

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A Short Note on Habitual Residence: AB v CD [2018] EWHC 1021 (Fam) – Family Law Week

‘Alex Laing of Coram Chambers notes Mr Justice Keehan’s judgment in a ‘helpful template case’ for the determination of disputed habitual residence.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd May 2018

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Mother convicted of tricking daughter into forced marriage abroad in legal first – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in crime, families, forced marriages, news, prosecutions, social services by tracey

‘A mother has been convicted of tricking her daughter into a forced marriage abroad in a case believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd May 2018

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Home Office under fire over ‘muddled’ strategy on slavery that fails victims – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in human rights, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Anti-trafficking campaigners have accused the Home Office of a “muddled and inconsistent” strategy over modern slavery that is failing its victims, following the resignation of Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Secret evidence leads to downgrade of convictions over Stoke shooting – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in appeals, conspiracy, evidence, firearms, grievous bodily harm, murder, news by tracey

‘Secret evidence that was not disclosed at trial has led to the overturning of the convictions of five men for conspiracy to murder following a shooting in Stoke-on-Trent in 2010.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2018

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Google search reveals names of rape victims – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, internet, news, privacy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Call for greater oversight of recommendations of public inquiries – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in government departments, inquiries, news by tracey

‘Ministers must do more to demonstrate they are acting on the recommendations of public inquiries, a new report says. The National Audit Office said it was “not always clear” to the public whether inquiries were having their intended impact as there was no central body for tracking their progress. Of the inquiries it examined which had made recommendations since 2005, it estimated 45% of these were accepted.’

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BBC News, 23rd May 2018

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