Parachute murder bid: Emile Cilliers jailed for life – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2018 in attempts, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An Army sergeant has been jailed for life for trying to murder his wife by sabotaging her parachutes.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2018

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Supreme Court restores avoidance finding in Project Blue SDLT case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 15th, 2018 in news, sale of land, stamp duty, Supreme Court, tax avoidance by tracey

‘A stamp duty land tax (SDLT) claim by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in connection with the purchase of the former Chelsea Barracks in London, worth a potential £50 million, has been restored by the UK Supreme Court.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th June 2018

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Appeal court restores public sector pensions investment guidance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 15th, 2018 in local government, news, pensions, sanctions by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has found in favour of the government in a legal challenge to its guidance preventing the local government pension scheme (LGPS) from pursuing boycotts as part of its investment strategy’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th June 2018

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Appealing adjournments in misconduct hearings – UK Police Law Blog

Posted June 15th, 2018 in adjournment, appeals, case management, news, police, tribunals by tracey

‘Challenges to a failure to adjourn seem to be popping-up at the moment. There was the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Solanki v (1) Intercity Telecom Ltd (2) Guidinglight Finance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 101 – where a judge had failed to give adequate reasons for rejecting medical evidence justifying an adjournment. By contrast, in the recent decision of Lindsay v Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority [2018] EWHC 1275 (Admin), the respondent in misconduct proceedings failed to advance adequate evidence to support such an application. What lies deeper beneath, however, is whether an appeal against a decision not to adjourn requires the appellate court or tribunal to consider whether the original decision lay within the range of reasonable responses open to the decision maker below or, alternatively, has to determine the question of fairness / correctness itself.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th June 2018

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 15th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Commencement No. 18) Order 2018

The Mission and Pastoral etc. (Amendment) Measure 2018 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2018

The Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018 (Commencement and Transitional Provision) Order 2018

The Housing Administration (England and Wales) Rules 2018

The Statute Law (Repeals) Measure 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018

The Pensions (Pre-consolidation) Measure 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) (Amendment) Order 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 15th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Morris v Metrolink RATP DEV Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1358 (14 June 2018)

Kelly v Pyres [2018] EWCA Civ 1368 (14 June 2018)

Nesiama & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1369 (14 June 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

TP and AR, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2018] EWHC 1474 (Admin) (14 June 2018)

Giese v The Government of the United States of America [2018] EWHC 1480 (Admin) (14 June 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

London Borough of Hounslow v Devere & Ors [2018] EWHC 1447 (Ch) (14 June 2018)

Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Plc, Re [2018] EWHC 1445 (Ch) (12 June 2018)

High Court (Family Division)

MK v RP (Hague Child Abduction Convention) [2018] EWHC 1475 (Fam) (12 June 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Finance and Divorce Update, June 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2018

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Varying your child maintenance: it can pay dividends! – Family Law Week

Posted June 15th, 2018 in children, costs, family courts, financial provision, legal aid, news by tracey

‘Using a fictitious scenario Gwyn Evans, barrister, Tanfield Chambers highlights legal and practical issues relating to child maintenance.’

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Family Law Week, 14th June 2018

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Child abuse victims named in police bulk email error – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in child abuse, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has been fined and heavily criticised for sending out a bulk email that identified victims of historical child abuse. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said the error by Gloucestershire police was likely to have caused “substantial distress” to alleged abuse victims, some of whom were legally entitled to lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2018

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Student jailed for life after stabbing autistic teenager to death over WhatsApp argument – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2018 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A student who stabbed an autistic teenager to death after an online row over who was more “gay” has been jailed for life as new statistics show knife crime is at a six-year high.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Government’s universal credit roll-out is unlawfully discriminating against disabled people, High Court rules – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2018 in benefits, disability discrimination, news by tracey

‘In a landmark judgment, the court ruled that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) unlawfully discriminated against two severely disabled men who both saw their benefits dramatically reduced when they claimed universal credit.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Former Watford chairman banned for life from English football over forged bank letter – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, fines, forgery, news, sport by tracey

‘A former chairman of Watford has been banned for life from the English game after admitting supplying falsified financial information to the football authorities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2015

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Woman who wrote antisemitic songs calling Holocaust gas chambers ‘a proven hoax’ spared jail – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2018 in freedom of expression, internet, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who wrote antisemitic songs mocking the Holocaust and calling gas chambers a “proven hoax” has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 14th June 2018

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Police and service dogs and horses receive protection by law – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in bills, dogs, horses, news, police, prisons by tracey

‘A bill making it a specific offence to attack police or prison officer dogs or police horses is set to become law after the government decided to back the measure, closing what campaigners said was a loophole in existing legislation.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Boris Becker claims diplomatic immunity to avoid bankruptcy – The Independent

Posted June 15th, 2018 in bankruptcy, diplomats, immunity, news by tracey

‘Former world tennis number one Boris Becker has claimed diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings – citing his role as a sports attache to the Central African Republic.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2018

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Police face legal challenge over ‘authoritarian’ facial recognition technology – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in facial mapping, news, photography, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing a legal challenge over its use of facial recognition technology to spot potential suspects in crowds. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch on Thursday launched what it described as a landmark legal challenge, with the backing of Baroness Jenny Jones.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2018

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Kyle Yule: Five teenagers jailed for knife attack murder – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2018 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Five teenagers who murdered a 17-year-old found dying in a friend’s front garden have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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Government acts to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence – Ministry of Justice

‘‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th June 2018

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