Christmas Break

Posted December 20th, 2019 in Uncategorized by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 20th December. We will resume posting on 6th January 2020

Happy Christmas and thanks for reading!

10 cases that defined 2019 – UK Human Rights Blog

‘And so, we reach the end of another year. And what a year it has been. As well perhaps the most tumultuous period in British politics for decades, this year saw the first ever image taken of a black hole, a victory for the England men’s cricket team at the World Cup, the discovery of a new species of prehistoric small-bodied human in the Philippines and signs that humpback whale numbers in the South Atlantic have bounced back thanks to intensive conservation efforts. And the law? Well, rather a lot has happened really. As the festive season draws near, what better way is there to celebrate than to rewind the clock and relive the 10 cases which have defined 2019?’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th December 2019

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CA: Litigants do not owe duty of care to opponents – Litigation Futures

‘Litigants do not owe a duty of care to their opponents, the Court of Appeal has made clear.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th December 2019

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Part 36 offers cannot exclude interest to be valid – Litigation Futures

Posted December 20th, 2019 in appeals, civil procedure rules, costs, interest, news, part 36 offers by tracey

‘Part 36 offers which specifically exclude interest are not valid, the Court of Appeal has ruled – but one of the judges said this should be reconsidered.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th December 2019

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Why ‘where’ matters – jurisdiction considerations for international divorces – Family Law

Posted December 20th, 2019 in brexit, divorce, EC law, families, foreign jurisdictions, international law, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘The question of whether to seek a divorce is one over which many people agonise. However, for divorcing couples with international connections, the associated questions of when and in which country to get divorced are also extremely important considerations, and ones which can have serious repercussions for the outcome.’

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Family Law, 18th December 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Newcastle man sentenced for murder of three-week-old son – Crown prosecution Service

‘A Newcastle man who fatally stabbed his three-week-old son before turning the knife on his partner has been sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court today.’

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Crown prosecution Service, 19th December 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 20th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

DSM SFG Group Holdings Ltd & Ors v Kelly [2019] EWCA Civ 2256 (19 December 2019)

Teva UK Ltd & Ors v Gilead Sciences, Inc [2019] EWCA Civ 2272 (19 December 2019)

B (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 2265 (19 December 2019)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Gorman v Regina [2019] EWCA Crim 2271 (19 December 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bartulis v Panevezys Regional Court (Lithuania) [2019] EWHC 3504 (Admin) (20 December 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Ourspace Ventures Ltd v Halliwell [2019] EWHC 3475 (Ch) (19 December 2019)

South Lodge Flats Ltd v Malik [2019] EWHC 3530 (Ch) (18 December 2019)

High Court (Commercial Court)

(1) Andrew France (2) Elusive Yachting Limited v (1) Discovery Yacht Sales Limited (2) Discovery Yachts Group Limited [2019] EWHC 3552 (Comm) (19 December 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Harrison v Barking, Havering And Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 3507 (QB) (19 December 2019)

Secretary of State for Justice v Prison Officers Association [2019] EWHC 3553 (QB) (19 December 2019)

Fattahi v Charles Grosvenor Ltd [2019] EWHC 3497 (QB) (19 December 2019)

Kore v Brocklebank [2019] EWHC 3491 (QB) (19 December 2019)

Triplark Ltd v Northwood Hall (Freehold) Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 3494 (QB) (19 December 2019)

Turley v UNITE the Union & Anor [2019] EWHC 3547 (QB) (19 December 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Researcher who lost job for tweeting ‘men cannot change into women’ loses employment tribunal – The Independent

‘A researcher who lost her job after tweeting that men cannot change their biological sex has lost an employment tribunal after her opinions were ruled “absolutist”.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2019

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Call for Bank of England executive to quit over security breach – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2019 in audio recordings, banking, computer programs, data protection, news by tracey

‘A former member of the Bank of England has called for the resignation of its chief operating officer after it emerged an audio feed of sensitive information had been leaked to traders.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Paralysed Leeds man Paul Lamb loses ‘right to die’ case – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2019 in assisted suicide, disabled persons, euthanasia, human rights, news by tracey

‘A paralysed ex-builder has lost a High Court bid to challenge the law on assisted dying.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Teenager sentenced for attack on gay couple ‘who refused to kiss’ on bus – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2019 in assault, harassment, homosexuality, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced for an attack on a female couple on a London bus.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2019

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Government accused of ignoring ‘calamitous failings’ caused by its own budget cuts with justice review – The Independent

‘Legal campaigners have attacked the government’s announcement of a royal commission on the criminal justice system for “ignoring” the impact of its own budget cuts.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police deployment of tasers doubles in two years in face of rising violence by suspects – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2019 in firearms, news, police, statistics, violence, weapons by tracey

‘Police deployed tasers a record 23,000 times last year in face of increasingly violent suspects, double the number just two years ago, Home Office figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Family wins fight to delete child from Met’s anti-radicalisation records – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2019 in case management, children, families, Islam, news, police by tracey

‘A primary school-aged child has had details of their referral to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation Prevent programme deleted by the Metropolitan police following court action, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Anna Turley libel trial: Former Labour MP wins £75,000 damages – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2019 in damages, defamation, internet, news, trade unions by tracey

‘Anna Turley libel trial: Former Labour MP wins £75,000 damages.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Man jailed for coercive treatment of girlfriend who killed young son – The Guardian

‘A woman who stabbed her son to death after a mental breakdown brought on by her bullying boyfriend has described him as a “controlling monster”.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2019

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Landmarks in law: the office Christmas party that ended in court – The Guardian

‘t’s Christmas party season, which for many workers means pulling on their festive jumpers and having a few glasses of warm prosecco with colleagues at the office bash. But the fun can sometimes leave bosses with more than just a headache the following day, when the behaviour of their employees lands them in court.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

High court says UK’s £1,012 child citizenship fee is unlawful – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in children, citizenship, fees, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘In a landmark judgment the high court has found that the Home Office’s £1,012 child citizenship fee is unlawful. The fee has been described as “shameless profiteering” by Amnesty International.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2019

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Director of lettings and property management agency jailed for two years over £230k fraud – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 19th, 2019 in company directors, deposits, fraud, landlord & tenant, news, rent, sentencing by sally

‘The director of a lettings and property management agency who defrauded more than £230,000 from the landlords and tenants that were his clients has received a two-year prison sentence, following an investigation by Southampton City Council’s Trading Standards Service.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th December 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Lucy-Anne Rushton murder: Husband changes plea to guilty – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2019 in domestic violence, families, guilty pleas, murder, news by sally

‘A man accused of killing his estranged wife has pleaded guilty to murder part-way through his trial.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk