Plastic surgeons call for tougher UK rules on dermal fillers – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, news by sally

‘A growing number of botched dermal filler procedures in the UK has prompted plastic surgeons to warn that better regulation is needed to protect patients from rogue practitioners.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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More than half of young people in jail are of BME background – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in imprisonment, minorities, news, sentencing, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘More than half of the inmates held in prisons for young people in England and Wales are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, the highest proportion on record, the prisons watchdog has said, prompting warnings that youth jails have hit “American” levels of disproportionality.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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What are non-disclosure agreements? – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2019 in disclosure, harassment, injunctions, media, news, racism by sally

‘Topshop boss Sir Philip Green has dropped his legal action against the Daily Telegraph, which prevented it publishing allegations of racist behaviour and sexual harassment. He had argued that former staff were breaking the law by breaching non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) they had signed. So how do these work?’

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BBC News, 28th January 2019

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Costs shake-up proposed for landlord-leaseholder disputes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 29th, 2019 in costs, enfranchisement, landlord & tenant, leases, news by sally

‘Landlords would not be able to recover their legal costs from leaseholders unsuccessfully making ‘right-to-manage’ claims under proposals published by the Law Commission today. The aim is to simplify the process under which leaseholders take over day-to-day responsibility for properties – and to discourage landlords from retaining ‘expensive’ lawyers to fight such claims.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th January 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

UK consulting on overhaul of allergen labelling laws – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 29th, 2019 in allergies, consultations, consumer protection, food, labelling, news by sally

‘The UK government has announced a consultation into the rules governing allergen information on food which is prepacked and ready to eat.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th January 2019

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The status of allotments – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 29th, 2019 in charities, Charity Commission, local government, news, trusts by sally

‘The recent decision of the Upper Tribunal in Densham v Charity Commission [2018] UKUT 0402, in which the Charity Commission made detailed legal submissions, will be of interest to all trust law practitioners as well as those working with local authorities.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th January 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 29th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Zoonotic Disease Eradication and Control (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2018

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (Value Added Tax Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 (Appointed day No. 3) and the Value Added Tax (Postal Packets and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (Appointed day) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Competition (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Value Added Tax and Excise Personal Reliefs (Special Visitors and Goods Permanently Imported) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The EU Export Credits Legislation (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Church of England Pensions Measure 2018 (Commencement and Savings) Order 2019

The Church Property Measure 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019

The Control of Mercury (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019

The Organic Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 29th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Seddon v Driver And Vehicle Licensing Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 14 (28 January 2019)

Huddlestone v Bassetlaw District Council [2019] EWCA Civ 21 (25 January 2019)

Shirley & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2019] EWCA Civ 22 (25 January 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

PY, R v (Rev 1) [2019] EWCA Crim 17 (22 January 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Yusuf v Yusuf & Anor [2019] EWHC 90 (Ch) (28 January 2019)

Omers Administration Corporation & Ors v Tesco Plc [2019] EWHC 109 (Ch) (25 January 2019)

Santander UK Plc v Abbey National Treasury Services Plc [2019] EWHC 111 (Ch) (25 January 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Dymoke v Association for Dance Movement Pyschotherapy UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 94 (QB) (25 January 2019)

Olsen & Anor v Griffin & Ors [2019] EWHC 78 (QB) (25 January 2019)

Kennedy v Frankel [2019] EWHC 106 (QB) (25 January 2019)

Hernandez v Acar & Anor [2019] EWHC 72 (QB) (25 January 2019)

Mohmed v Barnes & Anor [2019] EWHC 87 (QB) (24 January 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Information Commissioner calls for FOIA and EIR reform to address outsourcing – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 29th, 2019 in contracting out, environmental protection, freedom of information, news by sally

‘The Information Commissioner has called for the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) to be updated to include organisations providing a public function.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th January 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ep. 63: Whose life is it anyway? Dignity in dying – Law Pod UK

Posted January 29th, 2019 in assisted suicide, news, podcasts by sally

‘Do terminally ill patients have the right to die at the time and place of their choosing, with the attendance of a medical practitioner? The ban on assisted suicide has raised one of the great moral questions of our time. The Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying, Sarah Wootton discusses their campaign to change the law with Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 28th January 2019

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Breast-ironing: British peer to raise issue in parliament – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, parliament by sally

‘Alex Carlile, one of the UK’s leading QCs who is a former deputy high court judge and a member of the House of Lords, told the Guardian that he hoped to trigger a wider scrutiny of the practice in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Female nursery worker, 18, jailed for sexually abusing children – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage childcare student has been jailed for sexually abusing two children and taking photographs of them for a man she met online.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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‘I’d do it again,’ said driver who killed four in crash, as judge asks for tougher sentencing powers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2019 in dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has urged parliament to introduce tougher sentences for people who cause multiple deaths by dangerous driving after jailing two brothers who killed four people in a high speed chase.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Justice ministry knew court IT systems were ‘obsolete’, papers reveal – The Guardian

‘The Ministry of Justice knew its court computer systems were “obsolete” and “out of support” long before the network went into meltdown last week, internal documents have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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“Bullied and manipulated” young solicitor struck off – Legal Futures

Posted January 29th, 2019 in bullying, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors, whistleblowers by sally

‘A young solicitor who was “deceived, pressured, bullied and manipulated” has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT), despite being the one to blow the whistle on misconduct in her firm.’

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Legal Futures, 29th January 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Commons approves proxy voting trial for new parents – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2019 in maternity leave, news, parliament, paternity leave by sally

‘MPs have unanimously voted to implement a year-long trial of proxy voting for MPs on parental leave.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former prisoner sues Ministry of Justice over PTSD from rats – The Guardian

‘A man is suing the prison service after he developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from rats running across his body and bed while he was locked in his cell, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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