High Court dismisses first test case in second wave of Mau Mau claims – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in colonies, delay, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed the first test case brought as part of a second wave of Mau Mau group litigation, following the British government’s settlement of over 5,000 claims for £19.9m in 2013.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2018

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English court had jurisdiction over conspiracy claim in gambling case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, gambling, Guernsey, jurisdiction, news, subsidiary companies by sally

‘A Guernsey-registered online gambling company can pursue a conspiracy claim against a group of Peruvian-resident customers in the English courts, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2018

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Inmate given 57p in compensation after his magazine was damaged by prison staff – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2018 in compensation, freedom of information, news, prisons by sally

‘A prisoner was reimbursed 57 pence as compensation after a magazine they owned was lost or damaged by prison staff, as new figures reveal that over £1 million has been given out to convicts for lost property over the past five years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2018

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Alleged paedophile extradited from UK to US – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, extradition, news, sexual offences by sally

‘An alleged paedophile who was on the FBI’s most wanted list has been extradited from the UK to the US following a failed appeal.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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‘Death by dangerous cycling’ law considered – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in bicycles, dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

‘Cyclists who kill pedestrians could face charges of “death by dangerous cycling” or “death by careless cycling”, under government proposals.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2018

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Passing off – The Military Mutual Ltd v Police Mutual Assurance Society Ltd – NIPC Law

‘The claimant arranges insurance and mortgages for past and present members of the armed forces. On the “About Us” page of its website, it describers itself as “a Mutual set up to provide fair, financial services such as Home, Landlord, Military Kit and Business cover to those who are serving, veterans, families and supporters of our armed forces.” Note the use of the big letter “M” in mutual, That is a big part of the company’s ethos. It says that its “manifesto is very simple: always do the right thing for our Members.” The company has no shareholders or employees and is led in the main by retired senior officers who describe themselves as “customers and Members”. Anybody who acquires a policy or mortgage through the claimant company can become a member. Its business, however, is managed by Regis Mutual Management Limited.’

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NIPC Law, 10th August 2018

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New pilot scheme announced for easier court entrance for legal professionals – Family Law

Posted August 13th, 2018 in courts, identification, legal profession, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a new pilot scheme for practising legal professionals which will allow for them to get direct entrance to courts without the need to be searched. The scheme aims to reduce queues and grant legal professionals easier court access. In preparation of the schemes launch the MoJ is encouraging legal professionals to register with their local courts prior to the start of the pilot.’

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Family Law, 10th August 2018

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Laura Huteson death: Hull man killed woman in ‘bizarre’ sex game – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for six years for killing a woman he stabbed in the throat during a “bizarre and violent” sex game.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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High Court: Gauke breached principle of judicial independence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2018 in judiciary, ministers' powers and duties, Ministry of Justice, news, parole by sally

‘The parole board’s tenure arrangements ‘continue to fail the test of objective independence’ – a High Court judge has said in a ruling that also critcised the actions of justice secretary David Gauke leading up to the departure of its former chair as ‘not acceptable’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th August 2018

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Hunting conviction rates fall to all time low as campaigners say act is ‘in tatters’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 13th, 2018 in hunting, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘Hunting conviction rates have fallen to all time low as a series of high profile cases have collapsed, it can be revealed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th August 2018

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Blockchain and AI “could underpin” future law firms – Legal Futures

‘A future where law firms are ‘distributed entities’ based on blockchain and smart contracts, and lawyers will add value by being “stronger” trusted advisers assisted by artificial intelligence, has been mapped out by futurologists.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2018

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Dartford convicted killer jailed after paedophile hunter sting – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted killer who was caught trying to meet a young girl for sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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QASA approaches black hole of no return – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2018 in advocacy, criminal justice, news by sally

‘A divisive accreditation scheme for criminal advocates wishing to exercise rights of audience in the higher courts could be officially consigned to the history books as early as next week.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th August 2018

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Equality watchdog attacks Boris Johnson’s ‘inflammatory’ remarks – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, equality, Islam, news, political parties by sally

‘The equalities watchdog has branded Boris Johnson’s comments on the burqa “inflammatory and divisive”, but said it has no powers to launch an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2018

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Gambling operators can expect requests for data for research into harm – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2018 in consumer protection, gambling, news by sally

‘Gambling companies operating in Britain will be asked to disclose more data to help inform research into harmful play.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th August 2018

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The Intricacies of Proportionality – Katherine Barnes – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 13th, 2018 in criminal records, human rights, news, proportionality, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court has given important guidance on the correct approach of the appellate courts to assessing proportionality under the ECHR. The main issue before the court was whether an Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate (“ECRC”) issued in respect of the appellant, AR, under s.113B of the Police Act 1997 is compatible with Article 8 of the Convention on Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th August 2018

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Solicitors convicted of GBH and expenses fraud struck off – Legal Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, expenses, fraud, grievous bodily harm, news, solicitors by sally

‘Solicitors convicted separately of head-butting another parent at a children’s rugby match and making fraudulent expenses claims to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have both been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 13th August 2018

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Girl ‘locked away from the world’ and abused by her parents – BBC News

‘A couple who “systematically and regularly” abused their daughter while locking her away have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Campaigners await UK decision on abortion clinic buffer zones – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2018 in abortion, harassment, news by sally

‘Campaigners calling for buffer zones to prevent harassment and abuse of women accessing abortion centres are expecting a Home Office announcement within weeks.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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