High Court sets June date for judicial review hearing over SEND funding policy – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 6th, 2019 in budgets, judicial review, news, special educational needs by sally

‘A High Court judge has granted three families permission to bring a judicial review challenge over the Government’s special education needs (“SEND”) funding policy.’

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Local Government Lawyer, March 2019

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Momentum fined £16,700 for ‘multiple electoral law breaches’ – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2019 in elections, fines, news, political parties by sally

‘The Labour-supporting Momentum group has been fined £16,700 for “multiple breaches of electoral law”, the Electoral Commission has said.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2019

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Autistic people angry at having to disclose diagnosis to DVLA even if driving not affected – The Guardian

‘The National Autistic Society (NAS) is challenging a decision by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to force autistic people to inform them of their diagnosis even if it does not affect their driving.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2019

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High Court rejects appeal by cyclist over dismissal of claim following pothole accident – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 6th, 2019 in appeals, bicycles, local government, news, personal injuries, roads by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a claim against a highways authority brought by a cyclist who was injured after she hit a pothole near a roundabout.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th Mach 2019

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Now, a win for the Chagossians – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 6th, 2019 in Chagos Islands, colonies, international courts, international law, news by sally

‘The International Court of Justice has given a near-unanimous opinion that the separation in 1965 of the Chagos archipelago from the then British colony of Mauritius was contrary to the right of self determination, and that accordingly the de-colonisation of Mauritius by the United Kingdom had not been in accordance with international law. The ICJ held that Britain’s continued administration of the archipelago was an internationally wrongful act, which should cease as soon as possible.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 4th March 2019

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Prosecuting Parents of Children Who Have Missed School – Restorative Justice

‘It is a parent’s duty to ensure that from the ages of 5-18 years old, their children are in full-time education and attend school or college regularly. Most parents, of course, want their children to attend school, to be happy to do so, and to benefit from what school offers. But that is evidently not the case for every child. In England and Wales, the offence of truancy is committed by parents or carers of school age children whose children have not attended school regularly. Surprisingly, it is a strict liability offence – Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 sets out a parental duty to secure the efficient education of children by ensuring the child’s regular attendance at school or otherwise. If the child fails to attend school regularly the parent is guilty of an offence. Under Subsection 444 (1) the offence is strict liability; the parent is guilty even if he did not know that the child has missed school. If, for example, the child was living with her grandmother and missed school, the child’s parents would be liable for prosecution for their child’s truancy, even if they did not know she was missing school. Under Subsection 444 (1A) there is a further offence if the parent knew about the child’s absence and failed to act.’

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Restorative Justice, March 2019

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The Cost Of Sickness: Mental Health Conditions Cost People Over £1000 A Year – Rights Info

Posted March 6th, 2019 in energy, internet, mental health, news, utilities by sally

‘A person suffering from mental health issues could be paying as much as £1,100 to £1,550 a year more than someone without a condition on necessities such as phone, internet and electricity bills, according to new research by Citizens Advice.’

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Rights Info, 4th March 2019

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Ep 71: Robot Rules with Jacob Turner – Law Pod UK

Posted March 6th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, barristers, legal services, news by sally

‘Rosalind English interviews Jacob Turner, barrister and author of a thoroughgoing analysis of the law and its capacity for operating in a world where computers are taking over all the transactions. Is Artificial Intelligence an entirely new legal phenomenon?’

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Law Pod UK, 4th March 2019

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Medical tribunal of former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman adjourned – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2019 in adjournment, disciplinary procedures, doctors, news by sally

‘The medical tribunal of the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman, which was due to hear charges that he purchased 30 sachets of banned testosterone for an unnamed rider, has been adjourned and will not be heard until later this year at the earliest.’

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The Guardian, 5th March 2019

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Rape prosecution rate in England and Wales falls to five-year low – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2019 in news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by sally

‘Rape prosecutions in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest rate in more than five years, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2019

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Sajid Javid can deport mother of FGM risk girl, judge decides – BBC News

‘The Home Secretary cannot be barred from deporting a failed asylum seeker whose daughter would be at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) if taken abroad, a senior judge decided.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2019

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On sewer covers, gardens and responsibilities – Nearly Legal

Posted March 6th, 2019 in defective premises, landlord & tenant, news by sally

‘A court of appeal case on when the landlord’s duty under section 4 Defective Premises Act 1972 is engaged and whether there is any duty to inspect.’

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Nearly Legal, 4th March 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk