Supreme Court finds NHS trust liable for misleading info provided by receptionists – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2018 in duty of care, hospitals, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An NHS trust was liable for incomplete and misleading information provided by two receptionists in its accident and emergency department, the Supreme Court has ruled, overturning a Court of Appeal majority decision.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

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‘Out of control’: prison watchdog warns of synthetic drug crisis – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in death in custody, drug abuse, news, prisons by sally

‘An epidemic of synthetic drugs in prisons is “completely out of control” and the “new normal”, a prison deaths watchdog has warned, as signs emerge that the impact is spreading to immigration removal centres and bail hostels.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Council loses Supreme Court battle over HMO licence conditions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2018 in housing, licensing, local government, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘Nottingham City Council has lost a Supreme Court case over whether it was right to prohibit the use of two attics as bedrooms.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

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New law could force employers to reveal race pay gap figures – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in employment, minorities, news, remuneration by sally

‘Employers could be obliged to release their race pay gap statistics under new plans to be unveiled by Theresa May to increase ethnic minority representation in the workplace.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Mau Mau action with 40,000 claimants in doubt after CA refuses permission to appeal test case – Litigation Futures

Posted October 12th, 2018 in appeals, class actions, colonies, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The future of litigation being brought on behalf of more than 40,000 claimants in the so-called Mau Mau case is in doubt after the Court of Appeal refused permission to hear an appeal against a decision to dismiss the first test case.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th October 2018

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What does the Proposal to Introduce Trial-by-Video Link Mean for Justice? – Rights Info

‘The government’s plans for court modernisation, under Her Majesty’s Courts, Tribunals Service Reform Programme (HMCTS), include the development of fully-video hearings, where all parties join via electronic links and no one is in a courtroom.’

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Rights Info, 9th October 2018

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Woman homeless after terrorism offences loses High Court challenge over housing – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2018 in homelessness, housing, human rights, local government, news, terrorism by sally

‘A woman who had become homeless while imprisoned for terrorism offences did not have her human rights breached by the London Borough of Brent in its decisions on housing her and her children, the High Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

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Government and SRA work to build BAME trust in solicitors – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is working with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to build greater trust in solicitors among black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in custody.’

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Legal Futures, 11th October 2018

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Council leader calls for judicial review challenge over Lower Thames Crossing – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 12th, 2018 in consultations, local government, news, planning, roads by sally

‘The Leader of Thurrock Council is to call on his fellow councillors to back a judicial review challenge over the planned Lower Thames Crossing.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th October 2018

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Stalker who bought fake pregnancy belly facing jail after malicious campaign – Daily Telegraph

‘A “deeply manipulative” stalker boasted online about concocting a “super duper defence” before claiming in court that she had been kidnapped and raped by an MI5 agent.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2018

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Karen White: how ‘manipulative’ transgender inmate attacked again – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in news, prisons, sexual offences, transgender persons by sally

‘Transgender politics – like any politics – can be divisive. Yet in the case of Karen White, who is legally still a man but was put in a female-only prison, both sides of the transgender rights debate are united in the belief mistakes were made.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Baker’s refusal to bake gay marriage cake not direct discrimination – OUT-LAW.com

‘A Christian bakery’s refusal to bake a cake iced with a message supportive of same sex marriage was not direct discrimination, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th October 2018

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Home Office agrees to inquiry into immigrant abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in assault, detention, immigration, inquiries, news by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to carry out an independent and far-reaching inquiry into alleged abusive treatment of immigrants held in UK detention centres after being threatened with legal proceedings.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Senior judges could get pay rise of up to £60,000 – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2018 in judiciary, news, remuneration by sally

‘Senior judges in England and Wales could be set for pay rises of up to 32% if recommendations made by the Senior Salaries Review Body are accepted.’