Woman asphyxiated in online sex game was unlawfully killed, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman who died as she earned money during an online sex role-play game was unlawfully killed, an inquest has ruled. Hope Barden, 21, worked as a carer for people with learning disabilities but received extra income through webcam pornography.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Court of Appeal rejects challenge to lawfulness of discriminatory allocation of housing on ground of religion – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal against a Divisional Court ruling that a charitable housing association’s arrangements for allocating housing, which amount to direct discrimination on the ground of religion, were lawful.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 28th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Chancery Division)

Qatar National Bank (QPSC) v Government of Eritrea & Anor [2019] EWHC 1601 (Ch) (27 June 2019)

The Financial Conduct Authority v Neville Registrars Ltd [2019] EWHC 1611 (Ch) (21 June 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd v Nordsee Offshore Meg I GmbH [2019] EWHC 1655 (Comm) (28 June 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

AB v (Application for Reporting Restrictions: Inquest) [2019] EWHC 1668 (QB) (27 June 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

First Bar Standards Board ABS closes down – Legal Futures

‘The first alternative business structure (ABS) licensed by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) – a combination of barristers and football agents – has shut down, Legal Futures can reveal.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 28th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Solicitor can sue firm as employee after ‘informal’ partnership rejected – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A solicitor introduced to an elevated role in her former firm through a historic partnership agreement can make an employment claim as an employee, a tribunal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th June 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

‘Councils Cannot Blame Funding For Special Educational Needs Failures’, High Court Told – Rights Info

‘A lack of funding gives councils “no excuse” for failing to meet their legal duty to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), a court has heard.’

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Rights Info, 27th June 2019

Source: rightsinfo.org

Fixed Term Tenancies

Posted June 28th, 2019 in by sally

An opportunity has arisen for two barristers (newly qualified or in their early years) to develop their practice and gain court experience on a 12 month fixed term tenancy within our thriving set. Chambers has a growing need to service predominantly RTA / Credit Hire and lower value Personal Injury work at the junior end.

Successful applicants could start as soon as they are available, but Chambers is willing to wait until Autumn 2019 for the right applicant.

What to expect

Fixed Term Tenants can expect to have their own case load and be instructed in a range of cases such as Stage 3, Small Claims, and Infant Approval hearings.

As a Fixed Term Tenant, you will be self-employed. You will not be a Member of Chambers, but you will be provided with accommodation in Chambers and have readily available support from a Qualified Person throughout the fixed term. You will have access to Chambers’ social events, lectures and seminars, and will have regular review meetings with your allocated Qualified Person.

What we are looking for

We are looking for barristers with intellectual ability, influencing and advocacy skills, and who are highly motivated and determined to succeed in practice. All applicants must have successfully completed pupillage. Due to the quality and standard expected by Chambers, applicants will normally be expected to have a minimum of a 2:1 degree.

How to apply

Applications should be made by completing the application form which can be found at www.tgchambers.com/join-us.

Applications will be screened in a paper sift initially. Successful candidates will then be invited to interview and an assessment.

Applications should be emailed to ftt@tgchambers.com by 4 pm 26 July 2019.

Reasonable Adjustments in the selection process will be considered and can be arranged by contacting Gaye Spencer-King, Chambers Administrator: gking@tgchambers.com, or 020 7583 1315

Supreme Court refuses government permission to appeal in pensions dispute with firefighters – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court has this week refused the Government permission to appeal in a long-running dispute with the Fire Brigades Union over changes to firefighters’ pensions in 2015.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Guidelines “preserve GCs’ independence amidst corporate tension” – Legal Futures

‘Comprehensive guidelines to boost the roles of, and relationships between, in-house lawyers (IHLs) and non-executive directors (NEDs), have been drawn up in the hope of minimising the chances of an ethical lapse damaging both the companies they serve and the public interest.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 28th June 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Watchdog criticises ‘chaotic’ police use of facial recognition – The Guardian

‘Police forces are pushing ahead with the use of facial recognition systems in the absence of clear laws on whether, when or how the technology should be employed, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Supreme Court to rule next week on implying condition restricting use of premises into planning permission – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 28th, 2019 in appeals, local government, news, planning, sale of goods, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week (3 July) rule on the London Borough of Lambeth’s appeal over whether a condition restricting the use of premises should be implied into a planning permission granted by the council, or, alternatively, whether the planning permission should be interpreted as containing such a condition.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 27th June 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Sharon Perrett murder: Police ‘stopped calling abuse victim’ – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2019 in domestic violence, inquiries, murder, news, ombudsmen, police, sentencing, victims by sally

‘Police stopped trying to call an abuse victim shortly before she was murdered by her partner because her phone was off, an inquiry has found.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Coventry man jailed for 18 years over gun ‘messing’ death – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2019 in accidents, firearms, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who had been “messing about” with a gun when he accidentally killed his best friend has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gambling addict’s parents launch action to hold government liable for his death – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2019 in compensation, gambling, human rights, inquests, news, regulations, standards, suicide by sally

‘The parents of a gambling addict who took his own life have launched a legal bid to hold the government liable for his death, potentially opening the floodgates to multiple compensation claims citing lax regulation by the state.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 27th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 27th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

UT (Sri Lanka) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 1095 (26 June 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Turani & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 1586 (Admin) (26 June 2019)

Morris, R (On the Application Of) v Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman [2019] EWHC 1603 (Admin) (26 June 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Panton & Ors v Brophy & Anor [2019] EWHC 1534 (Ch) (21 June 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

MB v EB [2019] EWHC 1649 (Fam) (25 June 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Hutson v Tata Steel UK Ltd [2019] EWHC 1608 (QB) (26 June 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Law Commission to undertake phase 2 of the Abusive and Offensive Online Communications project – Law Commission

‘The Government has announced that it is asking the Law Commission to undertake phase 2 of the Abusive and Offensive Online Communications project.’

Full press release

Law Commission, 26th June 2019

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk/

Tackling child sexual abuse online and offline – Home Office

Posted June 27th, 2019 in child abuse, crime prevention, internet, sexual grooming, speeches by tracey

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivered a speech at the NSPCC’s “How Safe are our Children?” conference on Tuesday 25 June 2019.’

Full speech

Home Office, 25th June 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Woman who kept older woman captive found guilty of slavery offences – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 27th, 2019 in forced labour, news, prosecutions, theft by tracey

‘A woman who kept a vulnerable older woman captive and stole her pension money has been found guilty of slavery offences. Maria Miller, 64, exploited the woman, who was in her 70s, after encouraging her to come and live with her at her Chingford home. Miller manipulated the victim to perform chores in both the charity shop she ran and in her home. She also sent the victim on the streets to collect money for her charity whilst she was emptying the victim’s bank account.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th June 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Moors murderer Ian Brady had contact with vulnerable boys in jail – The Guardian

‘The Moors murderer Ian Brady came in contact with vulnerable borstal boys for more than five years at Wormwood Scrubs prison, Home Office files in the National Archives show.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com