Equality and Homeless Appeals – Nearly Legal

‘Adesotu v Lewisham London Borough Council (2019) EWCA Civ 1405. We first saw this case as a county court appeal where the central issue was whether Equality Act 2010 issues could be raised and decided within a section 204 Housing Act 1996 homelessness appeal. HHJ Luba QC held that they could not, and the matter went to the Court of Appeal.’

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Nearly Legal, 11th August 2019

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The death of the ‘right to silence’ in regulatory proceedings? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 12th, 2019 in doctors, news, professional conduct, self-incrimination by tracey

‘Two recent cases have important consequences for regulated professionals who fail to participate in regulatory hearings. In Kuzmin v. GMC [2019] EWHC 2129 (Admin) the issue was whether a tribunal can draw adverse inferences if a doctor declines to give evidence. Sanusi v. GMC [2019] EWCA Civ 1172 concerned the tribunal’s duty of procedural fairness where a professional fails to attend the hearing at all.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th August 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted August 12th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (Designation of Vessels and Controlled Sites) Order 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted August 12th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

L v Q Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1417 (09 August 2019)

Simetra Global Assets Ltd & Anor v Ikon Finance Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1413 (09 August 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Council defeats appeal by driver over revocation of licence ahead of trial for conspiracy to supply drugs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 12th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, licensing, local government, news, taxis by tracey

‘A driver due to stand trial for a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs offence in September has failed in a legal challenge to a decision of St Albans City and District Council to revoke his hackney carriage driver’s licence, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2019

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Court “does not need consent of all parties” to order ENE – Litigation Futures

Posted August 12th, 2019 in civil procedure rules, consent, dispute resolution, news by tracey

‘A court has the power to order early neutral evaluation (ENE) even though one party has not consented to it, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th August 2019

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A churchwarden who manipulated his elderly neighbours found guilty of murder – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 12th, 2019 in burglary, fraud, guilty pleas, murder, news, wills by tracey

‘A church warden who manipulated two elderly neighbours in order to benefit from their wills, has today been convicted of murder.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th August 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Tribunal tackles ‘glaring loophole’ in whistleblowing law – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 12th, 2019 in employment tribunals, news, whistleblowers by tracey

‘Employees who research how to blow the whistle can rely on the same legal protections as actual whistleblowers, a tribunal has found.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th August 2019

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EasyJet accused of ignoring rules for ‘failing to book passengers on other airlines after cancelled flights’ – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2019 in airlines, consumer protection, news by tracey

‘Britain’s biggest budget airline, easyJet, is refusing to comply with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) rules on cancelled flights by failing to book seats on rival carriers where necessary.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2019

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Law and order: Extra £85m for CPS to tackle violent crime – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2019 in budgets, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, violence by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service will receive an extra £85m over the next two years, to help deal with a rise in violent crime in England and Wales. It comes as Boris Johnson launches a review of sentencing of some dangerous and prolific offenders.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2019

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‘Chicken shop’ drug gangs recruit children with food, inquiry finds – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2019 in children, drug trafficking, gangs, news, offensive weapons, select committees by tracey

‘Criminal “chicken shop gangs” are recruiting children to deal drugs with the offer of free food, a parliamentary investigation has found. So-called chicken shop grooming was described in written evidence submitted to the youth select committee, which is investigating the UK’s knife crime epidemic.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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PM to create 10,000 new prison places and extend stop-and-search – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2019 in budgets, news, police, prisons, statistics, stop and search by tracey

‘An extra 10,000 new prison places will be created and stop-and-search powers expanded, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2019

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