Helen McCourt murderer Ian Simms set for parole – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2019 in murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The mother of a murder victim is “horrified” her daughter’s killer will be freed despite never revealing where her body is.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Metal detectorists convicted of stealing £3million Viking hoard of coins and jewellery – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2019 in artistic works, news, theft, treasure by tracey

‘Two metal detectorists have been convicted of stealing a £3 million Viking hoard of coins and jewellery – much of which is still missing.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2019

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Holocaust denial, hyperlinks and YouTube: Chabloz again – Law & Religion UK

‘Alison Chabloz was convicted in 2018 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court of three offences contrary to s.127(1) of the Communications Act 2003.

On appeal, in R v Alison Chabloz [2019] Southwark Crown Court 13 February, the issue was whether or not the three songs were “grossly offensive” [2]. She lost.

She then sought to appeal by way of case stated; however, following a hearing in May concerned with how the matter should proceed, the judge refused to state a case and indicated that the proper course was for her to seek permission for judicial review of the written ruling. No such application was ever formally made, although written grounds for judicial review were produced in September 2019. In Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service [2019] EWHC 3094 (Admin), Coulson LJ sets out the rather confusing procedural history of the case at [2]-[5].

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Law & Religion UK, 20th November 2019

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Supreme Court: community benefits not planning ‘material consideration’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 21st, 2019 in appeals, interpretation, local government, news, planning, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Proposed donations to a community benefit fund from the proceeds of a new wind turbine could not be taken into account by a local authority when deciding whether to grant planning permission for the development, the Supreme Court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th November 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 21st, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Parliamentary Elections (Returning Officers’ Charges) (Amendment) Order 2019

Source: www.legislationg.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 21st, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Wright, R (on the application of Wright) v Resilient Energy Severndale Ltd & Anor – [2019] UKSC 53 (20 November 2019)

Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors [2019] UKSC 54 (20 November 2019)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Secretary of State for the Home Department v E3 & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 2020 (21 November 2019)

Baci Bedfordshire Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Environment Agency & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1962 (19 November 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Terra Services Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v The National Crime Agency & Ors [2019] EWHC 3165 (Admin) (21 November 2019)

London School of Science and Technology, R (on the application of) v Pearson Education Ltd [2019] EWHC 3129 (Admin) (20 November 2019)

Akbar, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2019] EWHC 3123 (Admin) (20 November 2019)

High Court (Family Division)

P (Transgender Applicant for Declaration of Valid Marriage) [2019] EWHC 3105 (Fam) (20 November 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Good practice for lawyers towards litigants in person – Family Law

‘Despite there being a variety of reasons why someone may choose to represent themselves in the family courts – this decision isn’t an anomaly. Now only 20% of family court cases have both parties represented. It’s a trend we’ve seen grow in recent years.’

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Family Law, 19th November 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

More than 20 drug dealers prosecuted after complaints from residents – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 21st, 2019 in complaints, conspiracy, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘More than 20 drug dealers have successfully been prosecuted as a result of a police investigation which followed complaints about drug dealing from local residents in Tower Hamlets and Hackney.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th November 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Two Northumberland men sentenced for physical and mental torture of captive – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two Northumberland men who subjected a captive man to a night of physical and mental torture have been sentenced to a total of 34 years at Newcastle Crown Court today (20 Nov).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th November 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Minimum pupillage award from 1 January 2020 announced – Bar Standards Board

Posted November 21st, 2019 in barristers, news, pupillage, remuneration by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced that the rate for the minimum pupillage award that will apply from 1 January 2020 will be £18,866 per annum for pupillages in London and £16,322 per annum for pupillages outside London.’

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Bar Standards Board, 20th November 2019

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

High Court rules marriage between trans man and woman invalid by as both were legally female during ceremony – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2019 in birth certificates, families, gender, human rights, marriage, news, transgender persons by tracey

‘A High Court judge has ruled that a marriage between a woman and a trans man was void because both parties were legally female during the ceremony.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2019

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General election: Brexiteer running against Anna Soubry banned from constituency after harassing MP – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2019 in bail, brexit, elections, harassment, news, restraining orders by tracey

‘A Brexiteer who is running against Anna Soubry in the general election has been convicted of harassing the Change UK leader. Amy Dalla Mura was banned from entering the Broxtowe constituency at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.’

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The Independent, 20th November 2019

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Dog walker finds dossier of paedophiles and victims ‘dumped by police officer by public skip’ – The Independent

‘A police officer accused of dumping documents identifying paedophiles and their victims near a public skip is to face a misconduct hearing.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2019

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‘Pitiful’ £350 fines for fox hunters caught in video footage – BBC News

‘An animal welfare charity has called for people who illegally hunt foxes to be given prison sentences – after two men were fined a “pitiful” £350.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Patient died after ‘transplant surgeon error’ in Welsh hospital – BBC News

‘A transplant patient died after a surgeon failed to disclose he had spilt stomach contents on organs which went on to be used in NHS operations.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2019

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Court of Appeal to hear facial recognition technology challenge – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A Cardiff resident who lost a High Court challenge over police deployment of automated facial recognition technology has been given permission to take his case to the Court of Appeal.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th November 2019

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Hawala: why it is used and what family practitioners should know about it – Family Law Week

‘Byron James, Partner and Head of Expatriate Law in Dubai, explains the challenges presented to family lawyers by the effective method of anonymous international money transfer system used around the world.; why and what family practitioners should know about it.’

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Family Law Week, 20th November 2019

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Burford school agrees to provide alternative to Christian assembly – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2019 in Christianity, equality, human rights, news, religious discrimination, school children by tracey

‘A couple who threatened to take a school to the High Court over its religious assemblies have won their fight for alternative activities for their children.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2019

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Extinction Rebellion protest: Met accused of 521 abuses of power – The Guardian

‘Police carried out widespread abuses of power during Extinction Rebellion’s two weeks of protests in October, according to investigators who have collated dozens of reports from protesters.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

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Doctors may face suspension over NHS ‘worst maternity scandal’ – The Guardian

‘Doctors who saw but did not report babies and mothers receiving poor care during the NHS’s worst maternity scandal could be suspended or struck off, the General Medical Council has warned. The medical profession’s regulator has asked NHS bosses for details of any doctor they believe may have ignored their professional duty to raise the alarm about threats to patient safety at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS hospital trust (SaTH).’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com