Speech by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court: cryptoassets as property – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in computer programs, contracts, judges, judiciary, legal profession, speeches by tracey

‘Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court, gave a speech to the Joint Northern Chancery Bar Association and University of Liverpool Lecture, entitled: “Cryptoassets as property: how can English law boost the confidence of would-be parties to smart legal contracts?” ‘

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 3rd May 2019

Source: www.judiciary.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Civil Service (Other Crown Servants) Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The County Courts (Interest on Judgment Debts) (Amendment) Order 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: recent Decisions

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

TM (Kenya), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 784 (03 May 2019)

The State of the Netherlands v Deutsche Bank AG [2019] EWCA Civ 771 (02 May 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Media-Saturn Holding GmbH & Ors v Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1095 (Ch) (02 May 2019)

Rose & Ors v Creativityetc Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1043 (Ch) (02 May 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Taylor v Chesterfield Royal Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1043 (Ch) (02 May 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Hither Green stabbed burglar Henry Vincent lawfully killed – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in burglary, inquests, news, self-defence, unlawful killing by sally

‘A 79-year-old man who killed an armed burglar with a kitchen knife acted lawfully, an inquest has decided.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Coventry fake doctor jailed for duping elderly people – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in doctors, elderly, fraud, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “fantasist” who posed as a doctor to dupe elderly people out of money and prescribed them potentially dangerous medicine, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Law firms “willing to draw up NDAs” that breach SRA guidance – Legal Futures

‘Law firms are willing to draw up non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that clearly breach Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) guidance, according to the woman whose own NDA threw the spotlight on the issue.’

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Legla Futures, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Grayling probation changes ‘took unacceptable risks’ with public money – The Guardian

‘Chris Grayling’s widely derided changes to the supervision of a quarter of a million offenders in the community were rushed through at breakneck speed, taking “unacceptable risks” with taxpayers’ money, a spending watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Judge stops transgender Twitter row – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2019 in gender, injunctions, internet, judges, news, transgender persons by sally

‘A judge has told a transgender lawyer and a Catholic journalist involved in an “out of control” Twitter row not to mention each other online.’

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BBC News, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk