Anti-money laundering supervisor “should practise what it preaches” – Legal Futures

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘The body that oversees legal regulators’ anti-money laundering (AML) efforts needs to show the same level of transparency that it is demanding of them, the Bar Council has said.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2019

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Universities urged to hire staff to investigate sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Universities should hire specialist staff to investigate hate crimes and sexual harassment against their students, according to a report commissioned by the higher education regulator for England.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Cybersecurity certification gets an EU revamp – Technology Law Update

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘A new EU Regulation on cybersecurity promises a more coordinated approach across Europe. The new law will set up a framework for the establishment of European cybersecurity certification schemes. The intention is to prevent “certification shopping” based on different levels of stringency among member states. Certification will be voluntary initially, but regular assessments will be carried out to determine whether certification of particular products or services should become compulsory.’

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Technology Law Update, 12th June 2019

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Riley Siswick murder: Pair jailed over boy’s death – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘A man and woman responsible for a three-year-old boy’s “slow and painful death” have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Insurers agree to be bound by ADR in new whiplash system – Legal Futures

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Defendant insurers have agreed to be bound by the outcome of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process being built into the new whiplash system, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 13th June 2019

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Knife and offensive weapon offences reach highest level for decade – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘Numbers of knife and offensive weapon offences have risen to their highest level for nearly a decade, with the number of cases dealt with by the criminal justice system up by more than a third since 2015, figures have revealed.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2019

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Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal? – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2019 in news by sally

‘The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood has been called the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Thousands have died.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2019

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Supreme court rules in favour of single mother declared ‘intentionally homeless’ – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2019 in homelessness, housing, local government, news, rent by sally

‘The supreme court has ordered a council to reconsider its decision to declare a single mother of four to be “intentionally homeless” because she was unable to afford the rent.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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SRA “inconsistent” on conduct cases involving mental health – Legal Futures

‘Individuals share responsibility with their firms and the regulator for mental health issues affecting misconduct, a leading professional regulation solicitor told last week’s Legal Futures Regulation and Compliance Conference.’

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Legal Futures, 12th June 2019

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Fingerprint case highlights importance of biometric policies and consent – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 13th, 2019 in fingerprints, news, privacy, unfair dismissal by sally

‘An unfair dismissal case has highlighted the need for companies to update policies and procedures and to obtain full consent before using biometric data in the workplace.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th June 2019

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Criminal barristers advised to accept pay deal – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2019 in barristers, criminal justice, fees, industrial action, news by sally

‘Criminal barristers who threatened to stage a walkout from courts across England and Wales in protest at low fees are being advised to accept a government pay deal.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Legal aid: students give ‘desperate’ clients free advice – BBC News

‘A free advice clinic provided by law students has a six-month waiting list because people on low incomes struggle to get a solicitor, its director says.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Speedboat killer Jack Shepherd to challenge manslaughter conviction in Court of Appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2019 in appeals, homicide, news by sally

‘A man convicted of killing his date in a speedboat incident is set to have a challenge against his conviction heard at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2019

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Ep 83: Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited – Part 2 – Law Pod UK

Posted June 13th, 2019 in causation, doctors, duty of care, negligence, news by sally

‘In this episode we are bringing the second of two highlights from the recent one crown office row’s seminar – Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited. Dominic Ruck Keene dicusses the effects of the case.’

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Law Pod UK, 10th June 2019

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Ep 82: Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited – Part 1 – Law Pod UK

Posted June 13th, 2019 in causation, doctors, duty of care, negligence, news by sally

‘In this episode we are bringing the first of two highlights from the recent 1COR seminar – Scope of Duty and Causation: Chester v Afshar revisited. We hear from Jonathan Metzer as he gives his interpretation of the case.’

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Law Pod UK, 10th June 2019

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‘We were tortured by our own father’ – BBC News

‘Jack and Sean – not their real names – suffered severe abuse from their father for more than 15 years.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Legal aid lawyers “risk their mental health” with traumatic cases – Legal Futures

‘Legal aid lawyers in serious cases deal with trauma that is bound to have an impact on them, and they also have to start showing compassion to junior staff who suffer from burnout, a senior family barrister has said.’

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Legal Futures, 13th June 2019

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Bob Higgins case: ‘I will never get a feeling of closure’ – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2019 in child abuse, double jeopardy, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘Police have apologised to six victims of football coach Bob Higgins for the way the case was handled in the 1990s.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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To shut down parliament would be simple. But it would be an outrage – The Guardian

‘The next prime minister will have the power to prevent MPs blocking a no-deal Brexit, though would he or she dare close the Commons for three months?’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2019

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Pension code of practice updated as industry cracks down on scammers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 12th, 2019 in claims management, codes of practice, complaints, fraud, news, ombudsmen, pensions by tracey

‘The updated Pensions Scam Industry Group (PSIG) code of practice (107 page / 2.6MB PDF) includes a number of changes, such as guidance designed to help trustees and providers deal with claims management companies and updates on how to notify the UK’s fraud reporting centre Action Fraud of scams.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th June 2019

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