Events in 1995 and 2010 lead to lifetime CDM prohibition – Law & Religion UK

‘On 30 July 2019, the Clergy Discipline Tribunal of the Diocese of Portsmouth (“the Tribunal”) handed down a lifetime prohibition on the exercise of any function of the orders of the Reverend Simon Sayers, Rector of Warblington and Emsworth, Hampshire. The complaint was raised by the Ven Dr Joanne Grenfell on 23 March 2017 in relation to unbecoming or inappropriate conduct to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders within section (8)(1)(d) of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003.’

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Law & Religion UK, 6th August 2019

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High Court to consider scope of provisional assessment appeal – Litigation Futures

Posted August 6th, 2019 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘The High Court is set to rule on whether a party’s right to appeal from an oral hearing that follows a provisional assessment is limited to decisions made at the hearing.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th August 2019

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Report calls for reform to special guardianship to protect and support children and carers – Family Law

Posted August 6th, 2019 in children, guardianship, news, parental responsibility, reports by tracey

‘A recent report calls for significant changes to Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs), which includes ensuring family members who might become carers have direct experience of looking after the child before the court order is made. The review was commissioned by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory in response to the Court of Appeal’s call for authoritative, evidence-based guidance for the use of SGOs. It was led by Dr John Simmonds from CoramBAAF and Professor Judith Harwin from Lancaster University.’

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Family Law, 5th August 2019

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 6th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Kuzmin, R (On the Application Of) v General Medical Council [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) (05 August 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Man sent to jail for stabbing police dog in first conviction under new law – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2019 in animal cruelty, dogs, drug abuse, guilty pleas, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A knife-wielding attacker who nearly blinded a police dog while high on drugs has become the first person to be jailed under Finn’s Law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2019

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Information Commissioner raises privacy concerns over Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plans – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2019 in data protection, electronic commerce, internet, news, privacy by tracey

‘Facebook’s past privacy breaches suggest financial information might not be safe if it launches cryptocurrency, the Information Commissioner has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2019

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Jon Snow and Nigel Farage cleared by Ofcom over Brexit rally remarks – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in brexit, complaints, media, news by tracey

‘Channel 4 News host Jon Snow has been cleared by Ofcom after more than 2,600 people complained about a remark he made about a pro-Brexit rally in March.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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Man circumcised in hospital mix-up gets £20k payout – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, mistake, news by tracey

‘A man who was mistakenly circumcised when he went to hospital for a routine bladder procedure has been awarded £20,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Priti Patel demands explanation from police watchdog over botched Operation Midland investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2019 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has demanded a full written explanation from the police watchdog as to why no officers will face disciplinary charges over the botched Operation Midland investigation, the Telegraph can reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2019

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Joy Morgan: Fellow church member jailed for student’s murder – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A married father has been jailed for 17 years for murdering a student midwife who went to his church.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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