Lorry driver pleads guilty over role in Essex deaths – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2019 in conspiracy, guilty pleas, homicide, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A lorry driver charged with the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigerated trailer has pleaded guilty to plotting to assist illegal immigration.’

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The Guardian, 25th November 2019

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SRA suspends immigration part of new rules – Legal Futures

Posted November 25th, 2019 in immigration, news, regulations, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has had to suspend rules due to come into force today that would allow solicitors to operate from firms regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).’

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Legal Futures, 25th November 2019

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Crypto statement a ‘watershed’ for English law – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In its first substantive output since being announced a year ago, the LawTech Delivery Panel last week posted good news for anyone developing, or working with, products based on blockchain encryption technology.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th November 2019

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British women ‘being forced into polygamous relationships’ because law lets them down, campaigners say – The Independent

Posted November 25th, 2019 in islamic law, marriage, married persons, news, women by sally

‘British women are increasingly being pressured into polygamous relationships or left without child support when relationships break up because UK law does not offer adequate protection to spouses in religious marriages, campaigners have warned.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2019

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Lady Hale predicts gender parity in judiciary by 2033 – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2019 in diversity, equality, judges, judiciary, news, remuneration, statistics by sally

‘Gender equality in the number of judges in England and Wales should be achieved by 2033 at the current rates of progress, according to Lady Hale, the president of the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2019

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Reach for the STaRs – new solicitors’ rulebook goes live – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) new rulebook – Standards and Regulations (STaRs) – comes into force today, with experts highlighting several areas of significant change and opportunity for firms.’

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Legal Futures, 25th November 2019

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The President’s New Clothes – Transparency Project

Posted November 25th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, family courts, judges, media, news by sally

‘This week has seen reports in the legal press of a speech in which the President of the Family Division set out an idea for a research project about news reports containing accounts of how family courts have handled domestic abuse claims. See for example : Press attacks on family courts should be assessed – McFarlane by Monidipa Fouzder in The Gazette.’

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Transparency Project, 23rd November 2019

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What is coercive control and why is it so difficult to recognize? – OUP Blog

‘Engaging in controlling and/or coercive behaviour in intimate or familial relationships became a new criminal offence in England and Wales in December 2015. Coercive Control involves a pattern of abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten the victim. Example behaviours included in this legislation are isolation from friends and family, deprivation of basic needs, monitoring behaviour and time, controlling a victim’s life and/or finances, and may include physical violence. The introduction of this offence was welcomed for recognising the cumulative impact of various forms of domestic abuse and for encouraging police and other criminal justice agencies to move beyond an incident-led and physical violence-based understanding of domestic abuse. However, four years on since the legislation was enacted and with no compulsory national level training or support, what has actually changed?’

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OUP Blog, 25th November 2019

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Jump in unrepresented defendants as legal aid cuts continue to bite – The Guardian

‘The number of unrepresented defendants in crown courts is rising sharply, the head of the Criminal Bar Association has warned, as cuts to legal aid increasingly affect the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2019

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Legislating for a new framework – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 25th, 2019 in bills, brexit, climate change, environmental health, environmental protection, news by sally

‘On 15 October the Environment Bill was published. The first half of the bill was originally published in December 2018 as the Environmental (Principles and Governance) Bill.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th November 2019

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Review launched into Government’s compensation scheme for families of British people murdered overseas – Daily Telegraph

‘A review is under way into the Government’s compensation scheme for families of British people murdered outside the UK and the European Union.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th November 2019

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 25th, 2019 in legislation by tracey

The Meat (Official Controls Charges) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted November 25th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Emambux v Innisfree Housing Association Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 2048 (22 November 2019)

CI (Nigeria) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWCA Civ 2027 (22 November 2019)

Griffith v Gourgey & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 2046 (22 November 2019)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v KF (Nigeria) [2019] EWCA Civ 2051 (22 November 2019)

Leon v Her Majesty’s Attorney General & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 2047 (22 November 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Jasieniewicz v District Court In Wroclaw-Fabryczna, Poland [2019] EWHC 3187 (Admin) (22 November 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Robert Glew & Denton And Co Trustees Ltd & Anor v Matossian-Rogers & Ors [2019] EWHC 3183 (Ch) (22 November 2019)

Agents’ Mutual Ltd v Gascoigne Halman Ltd (t/a Gascoigne Halman) & Anor [2019] EWHC 3104 (Ch) (22 November 2019)

Kinsella & Anor v Emasan AG & Anor [2019] EWHC 3196 (Ch) (21 November 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd v Gardner [2019] EWHC 3142 (Comm) (22 November 2019)

Alianca Navegacao E Logistica LTDA v Ameropa SA [2019] EWHC 3152 (Comm) (22 November 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Chandler v O’Connor [2019] EWHC 3181 (QB) (22 November 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org