Online courts: calls for more research into how to support access – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2018 in dispute resolution, electronic filing, news, small claims by sally

‘It should not be assumed that making ‘assisted digital support’ (ADS) services available will ensure everyone can engage with an online court system, according to a new report.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2018

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Halifax man jailed for plotting revenge on authorities – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2018 in explosives, firearms, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, stalking by sally

‘A man “obsessed with revenge” against the legal system after losing a court case has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2018

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Legal system of child protection is in crisis, says senior judge – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in care orders, child neglect, family courts, news, social services by sally

‘The family justice system is in crisis, fuelled by an “untenable” workload created by a glut of applications to take vulnerable children into care, the senior judge about to become the next head of the family courts has said.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2018

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Police watchdog criticises failings in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in news, police by sally

‘Police leaders in England and Wales are failing to plan for demand and putting public safety at risk, the forces’ official watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2018

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Prosecutions for white collar crime continue to fall – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2018 in fraud, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A lack of resources for police and prosecutors and the international focus of regulators could be contributing to the falling number of prosecutions for white collar crime in England and Wales, according to international law firm Pinsent Masons.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th June 2018

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Justice Minister Phillip Lee Resigns Over Brexit Saying We Need To Be On ‘The Right Side of History’ – Rights Info

Posted June 13th, 2018 in EC law, human rights, news, political parties by sally

‘Justice minister Phillip Lee has resigned from his position, during a keynote speech about the importance of human rights.’

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Rights Info, 12th June 2018

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Court of Appeal overturns ruling based on bad advice from counsel – Litigation Futures

Posted June 13th, 2018 in appeals, costs, indemnities, news, part 36 offers by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of a High Court judge who was wrongly told by counsel that indemnity costs were the default order when a claimant failed to beat a part 36 offer.’

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Litigation Futures, 12th June 2018

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Council to consider judicial review challenge over train timetable changes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 13th, 2018 in judicial review, local government, news, railways by sally

‘St Albans City and District Council is to look at the possibility of a judicial review challenge over the introduction of a new timetable for the Thameslink train line.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th June 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Man who arranged to sell ‘fragile’ teenage girl’s sexual services by text message jailed – The Independent

Posted June 13th, 2018 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who attempted to sell the sexual services of a “fragile” teenage girl via text message, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 12th June 2018

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52:48 again – criminal barristers vote to accept government legal aid deal – Legal Futures

Posted June 13th, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, fees, legal aid, news by sally

‘The criminal Bar has narrowly voted to accept the government’s offer of £15m additional funding for the advocates’ graduated fee scheme, a result described as “neither a defeat nor a victory”.’

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Legal Futures, 12th June 2018

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UK Supreme Court rejects appeal from Pimlico Plumbers in landmark gig economy case – The Independent

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that a plumber classed as self-employed was in fact a worker in a landmark case for the gig economy.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2018

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 13th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Control of Trade in Endangered Species Regulations 2018

The Money Market Funds Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Fantasist jailed after accusing innocent taxi driver of sexual assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2018 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

‘An innocent taxi driver was unable to provide financial support for his family after he was falsely accused of groping a female passenger, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2018

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 13th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The National Guild of Removers & Storers Ltd v Bee Moved Ltd & Ors [2018] EWCA Civ 1302 (12 June 2018)

Jollah, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1260 (12 June 2018)

Heis & Ors v Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1327 (11 June 2018)

Oates, R (on the application of) v Wealden District Council & Anor [2018] EWCA Civ 1304 (08 June 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Aboro, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 1436 (Admin) (11 June 2018)

Provectus Remediation Ltd v Derbyshire County Council [2018] EWHC 1412 (Admin) (08 June 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy v Steven [2018] EWHC 1331 (Ch) (12 June 2018)

Gee v Gee & Anor [2018] EWHC 1393 (Ch) (11 June 2018)

AABAR Block SARL & Anor v Maud [2018] EWHC 1414 (Ch) (11 June 2018)

High Court (Commercial Court)

P v Q [2018] EWHC 1399 (Comm) (11 June 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Sheffield City Council v Crump & Ors [2018] EWHC 1411 (QB) (07 June 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

BA pilot jailed for being four times over alcohol limit in plane cockpit – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in airlines, alcohol abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘A British Airways pilot has been jailed for eight months after being caught more than four times over the alcohol limit while on duty.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2018

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Shona Wilson Stark: In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review [2018] UKSC 27: A Declaration in All but Name? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘All eyes were on the UK Supreme Court (UKSC) last week as it gave judgment in In Re Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s Application for Judicial Review [2018] UKSC 27, the case challenging the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) compatibility of Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation. Such a case is always bound to be headline-grabbing and controversial. But even more heat than usual was generated by this case. For starters, it followed swiftly after the Republic of Ireland’s referendum vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of its Constitution, which acknowledges the equal right to life of the unborn child. That led to public and political pressure for change on the other side of the border too. But the Northern Ireland Assembly has been suspended since January 2017 and Westminster legislating in this area in its absence – particularly if prompted by the UKSC – would provoke controversy. The Conservative Government’s Confidence and Supply Agreement with the traditionally pro-life Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) further complicates the possibility of reform on this side of the Irish Sea. The outcome of a challenge to the compatibility of the Northern Ireland legislation was therefore keenly anticipated by many. In the event, a Court of seven declined (by a majority) to make the declaration of incompatibility due to a lack of standing. Given the Court’s conclusions, however, the judgment may effectively be a declaration in all but name.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 12th June 2018

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Oxford grooming gang: Six members jailed – BBC News

‘Six men from Oxford who groomed and sexually abused teenage girls between 1998 and 2005 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2018

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Back to school for UK judges in bid to raise courts awareness – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2018 in education, judiciary, news, school children by sally

‘Traditionally, judges issue summons to court but the lord chief justice of England and Wales has decided to allow judges to be summoned to the classroom.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com