EVENT: Bloomsbury Festival – Celebrating the Centenary of Women Lawyers

Posted October 10th, 2018 in Forthcoming events by sally

‘The exhibition places the opening of the legal profession to women in the context of the opening of higher education to women in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries and, in the year in which we have celebrated (some) women being granted the right to vote, sets the opening of the legal profession in the context of the suffrage campaign. Come along and see what role Christabel Pankhurst played in the opening of the legal profession to women and what Millicent Garrett Fawcett had to say about the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act as well as finding out more about the pioneering women who, after a long struggle, became the first barristers and solicitors in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth.’

Date: 21st October 2018, 11:00am–6:00pm

Location: Conway Hall

Charge: Free

More information can be found here.

Doing the same thing all over again – Nearly Legal

‘A county court appeal arising out of a set of proceedings starting with a disrepair claim by a private sector tenant, which raises issues of service and when second proceedings are an abuse of process. Our thanks to Hardwicke Chambers for making the judgment available.’

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Nearly Legal, 7th October 2018

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Court of Appeal upholds decision to register part of port as village green – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 10th, 2018 in appeals, commons, land registration, local government, news, nuisance by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld Essex County Council’s decision to register land that is part of the Port of Mistley as a town or village green (TVG).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th October 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Woman’s Own forced to print front-page correction about actor – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2018 in communicating false information, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘The former Coronation Street star Denise Welch has forced Woman’s Own to print a front-page correction after the magazine made false claims about her without any evidence, in a move that could have repercussions for other glossy gossip publications.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Jail for PI lawyer who lied in witness statements – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor described by a High Court judge as a “thoroughly dishonest man” has been jailed and a medical expert who produced an “astonishing” 32 reports a day handed a suspended prison sentence for civil contempt of court.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Data protection compensation claim fails to prove ‘damage’ – OUT-LAW.com

‘Businesses that breach UK data protection law or misuse personal information are not automatically obliged to pay compensation to people affected by that breach, the High Court in London has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th October 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Convicted former UBS trader to be freed from UK immigration centre – The Guardian

‘The convicted former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli is to be released from detention at an immigration removal centre near Heathrow while he awaits a judicial review of his deportation.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Teacher banned for life after marrying 13-year-old girl – Daily Telegraph

‘A physics teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after travelling abroad to marry a 13-year-old girl.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘Gay cake’ row: Supreme Court rules in favour of Ashers – BBC News

‘The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk