Bob the Builder – Mail, please fix it! – Transparency Project

Posted June 8th, 2018 in care orders, children, media, news by sally

‘The Daily Mail reported yesterday that a ‘Nurse’s one-year-old son is taken from her care after she let him sit in a Bob The Builder toy car that was ‘inappropriate’ for his age’.’

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Transparency Project, 6th June 2018

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Proposals to modernise search warrants in England published – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2018 in news, police, stop and search, warrants by sally

‘More investigatory bodies could be given the right to apply for a search warrant independently of the police under plans to modernise the regime published by the Law Commission.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

High Court quashes planning permission for care home expansion: report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 8th, 2018 in care homes, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The High Court has quashed planning permission for a care home expansion granted by Bath and North East Somerset Council despite officers’ objections, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Court entitled to make costs order against insurer in group litigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 8th, 2018 in costs, insurance, news, third parties by sally

‘The High Court was entitled to make a third-party costs order against the insurer involved in a group litigation, which required the insurer to cover the costs of all cases covered by the group litigation order (GLO) and not just those within the scope of its policy.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th June 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Foreign pre-nup, English divorce? What’s the deal? – Family Law

Posted June 8th, 2018 in divorce, foreign jurisdictions, news, prenuptial agreements by sally

‘It is not at all uncommon for international couples who marry abroad to have entered into a pre-nuptial agreement or a ‘matrimonial property regime’. Pre-nuptial agreements are indeed commonplace in many countries which treat these documents as binding and legally enforceable agreements. But what happens when a foreign pre-nup finds its way to the English divorce courts?’

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Family Law, 6th June 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

MoJ to review use of pain-inducing restraint on young offenders – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in Ministry of Justice, news, restraint, young offenders by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is launching a review of the use of pain-inducing restraint across all child prisons and escorting procedures after a children’s charity threatened legal action.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Practice Guidance: Standard children and other orders – Family Law

Posted June 8th, 2018 in children, drafting, electronic filing, family courts, news by sally

‘On 30 November 2017 I issued ‘Practice Guidance: Standard financial and enforcement orders’ [2018] Fam Law 89 [1]. These orders, which are available in both hard and soft formats, as well as being generatable by commercial software, have been very well received. Indeed, I have learned that they are being considered for adoption, in suitably modified form, in Hong Kong. I have no doubt that those orders are achieving the objective I identified, namely to promote national consistency, and to avoid for the future, so far as possible, ambiguities in the meaning of the wording of an order.’

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Family Law, 7th June 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Law Pod UK Ep. 34: Will AI outwit our laws? – 1 COR

Posted June 8th, 2018 in artificial intelligence, news, podcasts by sally

‘Rosalind English discusses with Professor Karen Yeung of Birmingham University the various opportunities and challenges presented to the law by Artificial Intelligence.’

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Law Pod UK, 6th June 2018

Source: audioboom.com

Lenders court new controversy over misleading loan rates – The Independent

Posted June 8th, 2018 in advertising, consumer protection, interest, loans, news by sally

‘UK consumers are paying millions more than they expect for personal loans as the gap between advertised and actual interest rates on such borrowing grows.’

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The Independent, 7th June 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bar Council chair says he would vote for government’s criminal legal aid deal – Legal Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, fees, legal aid, news by sally

‘The chairman of the Bar Council said yesterday that he would support the £15m deal being offered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to end the action over criminal legal aid fees, as barristers began voting on whether to accept it.’

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Legal Futures, 8th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Thames Water fined £120m over leaks – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2018 in fines, news, water companies by sally

‘Thames Water has been ordered to pay out £120m to compensate customers over poor management of leaks.’

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BBC News, 7th June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Baby born to transgender man could become first person without a legal mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2018 in children, news, registrars, transsexuals by sally

‘A baby could become the first person without a legal mother if a transgender man wins a historic court battle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Online court’s strategy for assisting digitally excluded “needs reshaping”, says CJC report – Legal Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in courts, electronic filing, news by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is at risk of freezing out a large number of vulnerable people from accessing the online court if it does not reshape its strategy for assisting the ‘digitally excluded’, according to a major study commissioned by the Civil Justice Council (CJC).’

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Legal Futures, 8th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

The history and importance of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – OUP Blog

Posted June 8th, 2018 in legal history, news, Privy Council by sally

‘The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) signifies different things to different people. It is both a court and an advisory body. It rules on disputes ranging from the personal, such as the inheritance of a hereditary title amid accusations of historic infidelity, to those of great public importance, such as the validity of elections, or significant commercially, such as the ownership or control of Turkey’s largest mobile phone company. It renders advice to a Queen and a Sultan and sits as the final court for 30 overseas jurisdictions, including three republics. It is at the same time an anachronism and a functioning part of many modern systems of justice. For some it is a hanging court, and for others an upholder of human rights.’

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OUP Blog, 4th June 2018

Source: blog.oup.com

Bar Council attacks BSB’s disciplinary reform plans – Legal Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in barristers, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

‘The Bar Council has called on the Bar Standards Board (BSB) not to move to an “entirely different system” which will see far smaller groups of people than now make decisions on what to do about barristers accused of misconduct.’

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Legal Futures, 6th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SSE fined £1m for sending inaccurate customer statements – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in energy, fines, news by sally

‘The big six energy supplier SSE has been ordered by regulators to pay out £1m for issuing more than a million misleading statements to vulnerable customers.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Appeal court judge’s “dismay” over £2m costs bill for flight claims – Litigation Futures

Posted June 8th, 2018 in airlines, contracts, costs, news by sally

‘An appeal court judge has expressed his “dismay” after estimating that legal costs “not far shy of £2m” had been spent in a case involving over 800 claims for flight-related compensation each worth only a few hundred pounds.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th June 2018

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Most lawyers recommended to be judges went to state schools, data shows – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in diversity, judicial appointments commission, judiciary, news by sally

‘Almost two-thirds of lawyers recommended to become judges in the past year attended state schools, according to the first social mobility statistics released by the judicial appointments commission (JAC).’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com