Legislating on loneliness: limitless or lonesome? – Family Law

Posted November 7th, 2018 in carers, elderly, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘Olwen Dutton, partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, discusses the key aspects of the government’s loneliness strategy. Dutton also considers any potential ethical issues stemming from the social prescription aspect of the strategy, whereby GPs will be able to refer patients who are experiencing loneliness to community activities and voluntary services.’

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Family Law, 6th November 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Legal Services Board approves new SRA Handbook in full – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2018 in consumer protection, legal services, news, social services by sally

‘The Legal Services Board (LSB) has approved the new SRA Handbook, including the controversial proposal to allow solicitors to provide unreserved services to the public from unregulated businesses.’

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Legal Futures, 6th November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Electronic Communication Code: Tribunal clarifies its jurisdiction – OUT-LAW.com

‘Claims for compensation made under the old Electronic Communications Code (ECC) in the UK cannot be brought before a tribunal tasked with resolving disputes under the new ECC, the tribunal has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th November 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Council defeats High Court challenge over adoption of policies in Local Plan – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 7th, 2018 in housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘A Deputy High Court Judge has rejected a legal challenge to Waverley Borough Council’s adoption of certain policies in its Local Plan.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th November 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Is it time for the 1980 Hague Convention to be revised? – Family Law

Posted November 7th, 2018 in child abduction, enforcement, news, treaties by sally

‘The Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“1980 Hague Convention”) is a multilateral treaty developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). There are currently 99 Contracting Parties to the 1980 Hague Convention and it is often lauded as one of, if not the most, successful international family law initiatives.’

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Family Law, 7th November 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 7th, 2018 in legislation by tracey

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Income Tax (Indexation) Order 2018

The EEA Passport Rights (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Solicitor struck off over housing benefit conviction – Legal Futures

Posted November 7th, 2018 in benefits, disciplinary procedures, fraud, news, solicitors by sally

‘An experienced solicitor has been struck off after being convicted of fraudulently claiming housing benefit when she had savings that made her ineligible.’

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Legal Futures, 7th November 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 7th, 2018 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Astex Therapeutics Ltd v Astrazeneca AB [2018] EWCA Civ 2444 (06 November 2018)

CSSA Chartering and Shipping Services SA v Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2413 (06 November 2018)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Winterton v R [2018] EWCA Crim 2435 (06 November 2018)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Baci Bedfordshire Ltd, R (on the application of) v Environment Agency & Anor [2018] EWHC 2962 (Admin) (06 November 2018)

High Court (Chancery Division)

British Broadcasting Corporation & Anor v Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Ltd & Ors [2018] EWHC 2931 (Ch) (06 November 2018)

WH Holding Ltd & Ors v E20 Stadium LLP [2018] EWHC 2971 (Ch) (05 November 2018)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Berhad v Frazer-Nash Research Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 2970 (QB) (06 November 2018)

Source: www.bailii.org

Silencing of Sir Philip Green’s British accusers is ‘making a mockery of legal system’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Silencing Sir Philip Green’s alleged British victims while his former employees in America speak out on is “making a mockery” of the UK’s legal system, experts and MPs have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Grenfell fire: When does causing offence become a crime? – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2018 in fire, freedom of expression, news, public order by sally

‘A video shared on social media of a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being set alight by a laughing crowd has prompted outrage, condemnation and some difficult questions.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

GDPR: companies should look beyond passwords, says ICO – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 7th, 2018 in data protection, EC law, electronic commerce, encryption, news by sally

‘Online service providers should consider alternatives to passwords to keep their systems secure and meet their obligations under data protection laws, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th November 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Ryanair was ‘woeful’, say lawyers for racially abused passenger – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2018 in airlines, compensation, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘Lawyers acting for a passenger who was racially abused on a Ryanair flight have demanded an apology and compensation from the airline, describing its response as “woeful”.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com