Online will providers 77% cheaper than solicitors – Legal Futures

Posted November 1st, 2018 in fees, internet, Law Commission, news, probate, solicitors, statistics, wills by sally

‘Online will providers are 77% cheaper than solicitors on average, new research has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st November 2018

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Baby-faced criminal who bragged about joyriding in Rolls Royce photo and terrorised community is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A baby-faced teenage criminal who terrorised a local community and bragged about his joyriding lifestyle by posing in a Rolls Royce has finally been sent to prison after 47 convictions for 77 crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2018

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MPs suggest patent law reforms to combat antimicrobial resistance – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2018 in health, inquiries, medicines, news, patents, pilot schemes, select committees by sally

‘The UK government should consider changing patent law to incentivise major pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics to address the “grave threat to health” posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a committee of MPs has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2018

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Tighter regulation of cryptoassets coming in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2018 in consultations, EC law, financial regulation, money laundering, news, terrorism by sally

‘The regulation of cryptoassets is likely to get tighter in the UK, starting from next year, according to a new report by a body tasked with exploring whether new rules are needed to address their growing popularity.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st October 2018

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Inspectors warn of worsening conditions for mentally ill inmates – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2018 in delay, hospitals, mental health, news, prisons by sally

‘Mentally ill prisoners in the largest high-security jail in the UK face “totally unacceptable” delays in being transferred to a secure hospital, leading to a further deterioration in their conditions, inspectors have said.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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BREXIT: UK employers must check EU citizens’ right to work in UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 1st, 2018 in brexit, EC law, employment, freedom of movement, immigration, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘A UK government minister has said the onus will be on employers to ensure that EU citizens have the right to work in the UK after the withdrawal from the EU in March next year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st November 2018

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Council rejects claims it used wrong boundary over planning application – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 1st, 2018 in boundaries, environmental protection, local government, news, planning by sally

‘City and County of Swansea Council has rejected an allegation that it used the wrong boundary to appraise a planning application that affects the Gower area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st October 2018

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Barristers becoming as vulnerable to cyber-attacks as solicitors – Legal Futures

‘Increased use of technology at the Bar and in the court system has left barristers as vulnerable to cyber-attacks as solicitors, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 1st November 2018

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New Judgment: Dooneen Ltd (t/a McGinness Associates) & Anor v Mond [2018] UKSC 54 – UKSC Blog

Posted November 1st, 2018 in appeals, compensation, debts, insurance, news, Supreme Court, trustees in bankruptcy by sally

‘This appeal considered the construction of the expression ‘final distribution’ in a voluntary trust deed for creditors, and whether this includes a distribution made when the creditors receive less than 100 pence in the pound and there remain (following that distribution) assets vested in the trustee, albeit the trustee is unaware of their existence.’

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UKSC Blog, 31st October 2018

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You ain’t the boss of me (yet) – Nearly Legal

‘When a section 21 notice is served, does the party serving it (or on whose behalf it is served) have to be the tenant’s landlord at that time?’

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Nearly Legal, 31st October 2018

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Criminal law not keeping pace with digital world – report – The Guardian

‘Online communications law is incoherent and fails to protect victims of abuse from harassment such as “deepfake” pornography, according to a report by the Law Commission.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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Fears over pre-teens being exposed to inappropriate adverts online, as regulators step up controls – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in advertising, alcohol abuse, children, food, gambling, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Pre-teens are being targeted with adverts for inappropriate alcohol and gambling, the chief executive of the advertising regulator has warned, as he called on social media firms to do more to protect children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2018

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AI will prompt new contract law, says Supreme Court judge – OUT-LAW.com

‘Contract law will need to be updated, and new civil liability rules considered, to account for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services, a senior UK judge has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th October 2018

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Acid attacks: offenders face jail for possession without licence – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, hazardous substances, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘Possessing potentially lethal acid without a licence is now a criminal offence, with offenders facing a two-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2018

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