Squirrel-eating men at Soho vegan food stall fined – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in news by sally

‘Two men who ate dead squirrels outside a vegan food stall in protest against veganism have been convicted of public order offences and fined.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CA threatens costs penalty for non-compliant authority bundles – Litigation Futures

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has warned parties that they can expect to be denied recovery of the costs of preparing non-compliant bundles of authorities.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd July 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Council defeats judicial review challenge over changes to school transport and SEN transport policies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in news by sally

‘Leicestershire County Council has defeated a High Court challenge brought by a 17-year-old, severely disabled girl over proposed changes to its school transport policies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd July 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v MM (Scotland) [2019] UKSC 34 (18 July 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Zivancevic v Solicitors Regulation Authority [2019] EWHC 1950 (Admin) (22 July 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Oraki v Hall [2019] EWHC 1515 (Ch) (19 July 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Odyssey Aviation Ltd v GFG 737 Ltd [2019] EWHC 1927 (Comm) (19 July 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

The Chief Constable of Avon And Somerset Constabulary v Gray [2019] EWHC 1954 (QB) (22 July 2019)

Yavuz v Tesco Stores Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 1971 (QB) (22 July 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Oral arguments should follow skeleton’s ‘road-map’, judge warns – Litigation Futures

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in news by sally

‘A High Court judge has complained about a “growing trend” of advocates departing significantly from the case they set out in their skeleton argument, after making one who did so make further written submissions.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd July 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Motorcyclists fail in Court of Appeal action over making of road traffic regulation order – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by a motorcyclists’ group over a road traffic regulation order (TRO) made by Hampshire County Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd July 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Specialist jails aimed at stopping radicalisation are underused, say staff – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in Islam, news, prison officers, prisons, religious discrimination, terrorism by sally

‘Jails-within-jails designed to prevent extremists from radicalising vulnerable prisoners are undersubscribed, staff at the specialist units have told officials.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

BSB reduces publication periods for misbehaving barristers – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to cut the length of time that sanctions imposed on misbehaving barristers appear on its website, on the Bar Register and when it responds to requests for information.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

‘Rape cases dropped’ over police phone search demands – BBC News

‘Rape and sexual assault complainants say police have stopped investigating their cases after they refused to reveal up to seven years of phone data.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jurors use internet chat rooms to get tips on how to avoid serving, senior judge warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in internet, judges, juries, news by sally

‘Potential jurors are using internet chat rooms to find “tips and techniques” on how to avoid their public duty, a senior judge has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

MPs urge caution over speed of online court development – Legal Futures

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in bills, electronic filing, news, pilot schemes by sally

‘MPs have urged the government to learn the lessons of previous major IT projects and move cautiously with the development on online courts.’

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Legal Futures, 19th July 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Employment tribunals: ‘I sued my boss and won’ – BBC News

‘In the early stages of a difficult second pregnancy, Charlotte Loubser had been sick, nauseous and found herself unable get out of bed.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child covert intelligence lawful, says the High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in children, human rights, investigatory powers, news, privacy, young persons by sally

‘In rejecting the claim of Just for Kids Law, Mr Justice Supperstone affirmed that the legal framework for deploying juvenile covert human intelligence sources (JCHIS) was lawful and adequately safeguarded the child’s welfare.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2019

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Banned ‘your wife is hot’ air conditioning ad appears on billboard – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in advertising, news, sex discrimination, transport by sally

‘An advert that was ruled inappropriate and banned from a city’s buses has appeared on a billboard.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Surge in youth prison violence sparks call to close institutions – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2019 in assault, news, prisons, statistics, violence, young offenders by sally

‘Assaults in youth prisons in England and Wales have risen by almost two-thirds over the last five years, a Guardian analysis has found.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Neo-Nazi Daniel Ward who called for race war jailed – BBC News

A “fanatical” neo-Nazi who called for a race war has been jailed for three years for belonging to the banned far-right group National Action.

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BBC News, 19th July 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Victims’ commissioner calls for shake-up of laws to allow thousands of victims of crime right to appeal “soft” sentences – Daily Telegraph

‘Thousands of victims of crime currently denied the right to appeal “soft” sentences should be allowed to do so, says the victims’ commissioner, as she today calls for a shake-up of the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in budgets, legislation by tracey

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Brexit activist Darren Grimes wins appeal against £20,000 Electoral Commission fine – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in brexit, budgets, EC law, fines, news, ombudsmen, referendums, statutory interpretation by sally

‘Brexit activist Darren Grimes has won an appeal against a £20,000 fine imposed by the Electoral Commission for his activity during the 2016 Brexit referendum.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th July 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 22nd, 2019 in law reports by tracey

The National Savings (Amendment) Regulations 2019

The School Teachers’ Incentive Payments (England) Order 2019

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2019

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Transitional and Savings Provisions) (Social Workers) Regulations 2019

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 33) Order 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk