Pension code of practice updated as industry cracks down on scammers –

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.’

Full Story, 10th June 2019


National minimum wage naming scheme suspended –

‘A scheme for the naming of employers found to be in breach of the UK’s national minimum wage (NMW) has been suspended while the government reviews the scheme.’

Full Story, 12th June 2019


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 12th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2019

The Income Tax (Accommodation Allowances of Armed Forces) Regulations 2019

The Housing (Right to Buy) (Designated Rural Area and Designated Region) (England) Order 2019


BAILII: Recent Deicsions

Posted June 12th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd & Anor [2019] UKSC 27 (12 June 2019)

Sveriges Angfartygs Assurans Forening (The Swedish Club) & Ors v Connect Shipping Inc & Anor [2019] UKSC 29 (12 June 2019)

Samuels v Birmingham City Council [2019] UKSC 28 (12 June 2019)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Woodward & Anor v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 985 (12 June 2019)

Kuznetsov v Amazon Services Europe SARL [2019] EWCA Civ 964 (11 June 2019)

Harrison-Mills v the Public Trustee & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 966 (11 June 2019)

B v A Local Authority [2019] EWCA Civ 913 (11 June 2019)

East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Flowers & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 947 (10 June 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Connolly v Landy & Ors [2019] EWHC 1457 (Ch) (10 June 2019)

Lines v Wilcox & Ors [2019] EWHC 1451 (Ch) (10 June 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Moorgate Capital (Corporate Finance) Ltd v H.I.G. European Capital Partners LLP [2019] EWHC 1421 (Comm) (11 June 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

NG v GA [2019] EWHC 1412 (Fam) (06 June 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Advertising Standards Authority Ltd v Mitchell [2019] EWHC 1469 (QB) (11 June 2019)


Court refuses to increase budget for costs party brought on himself – Litigation Futures

Posted June 12th, 2019 in budgets, costs, disclosure, dispute resolution, documents, news by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected a defendant’s request to revise his costs budget upwards, saying that the extra costs came from matters he either should have anticipated or brought on himself.’

Full Story

Litigation Futures, 12th June 2019


Litigants will not be forced online, government pledges – Legal Futures

Posted June 12th, 2019 in bills, civil justice, civil procedure rules, courts, internet, news by tracey

‘The government has no intention of making court processes exclusively online and so there is no need to give way to demands to guarantee this in primary legislation, peers were told this week.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 12th June 2019


Law Commission begins review of intermediated securities system – Law Commission

Posted June 12th, 2019 in Law Commission, press releases, shareholders by tracey

‘The Law Commission has begun reviewing the system of intermediated securities in order to identify potential issues for both investors and companies.’

Full press release

Law Commission, 11th June 2019


Woman killed by electric door at underground car park – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2019 in accidents, corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, inquests, news by tracey

‘An electrical company has been fined £25,000 after a woman was pulled into the shutter door machinery and crushed to death.’

Full Story

The Independent, 11th June 2019


Cocaine gang jailed after £20m seizure on M6 in Cheshire – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two drugs gang bosses have been jailed after cocaine with a street value of £20m was seized from a van on the M6 in Cheshire.’

Full Story

BBC News, 11th June 2019


Oxfam criticised over Haiti sex claims – BBC News

‘Oxfam has been severely criticised by the Charity Commission for the way it dealt with claims of serious sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti.’

Full Story

BBC News, 11th June 2019


Child spies used by police at risk of severe harm, high court told – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2019 in children, human rights, judicial review, news, police, time limits by tracey

‘Children recruited to spy on drug dealers, gangs, terrorists and paedophiles have fewer safeguards when handled by investigators than those arrested for minor offences such as shoplifting, the high court has heard.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 11th June 2019


MI5 engaged in ‘extraordinary and persistent illegality’ whilst handling personal data, High Court hears – Daily Telegraph

‘MI5 has been unlawfully holding people’s data collected through surveillance or hacking programmes, the high court has been told.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2019


Whirlpool told to recall dryers in ‘unprecedented’ government move – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2019 in consumer protection, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The government is to issue an “unprecedented” recall notice of up to 500,000 Whirlpool tumble dryers which pose a fire safety risk.’

Full Story

BBC News, 12th June 2019


GP ‘ghost patients’ to be investigated by NHS fraud squad – BBC News

Posted June 12th, 2019 in doctors, fraud, news, statistics by tracey

‘The NHS fraud squad is investigating GPs in England amid suspicions they are claiming for non-existent patients.’

Full Story

BBC News, 12th June 2019


UK accused of ‘silently eroding’ EU pesticide rules in Brexit laws – The Guardian

‘The UK has been accused of “silently eroding” key environmental and human health protections in the Brexit-inspired rush to convert thousands of pages of European Union pesticide policy into British law.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 12th June 2019