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

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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

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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

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Lady Hale warns UK not to select judges on basis of political views – The Guardian

‘The government should not select judges on the basis of their political views as they do in the US, the outgoing president of the supreme court, Lady Hale, has warned.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Amara Toure: Three guilty of Walworth killing caught on doorbell camera – BBC News

‘Three men face years behind bars for their parts in the revenge killing of a teenager which was filmed by a doorbell camera.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Council refused permission to challenge Ombudsman findings on payment of special guardians – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 19th, 2019 in budgets, children, families, fostering, guardianship, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A High Court judge has refused to grant Rochdale Council permission to challenge the findings of a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman on the way it pays special guardians.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th December 2019

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Police chief in child abuse video case lodges appeal against verdict – The Guardian

‘A decorated Metropolitan police superintendent convicted of possessing a child abuse video has formally asked the court of appeal to strike down her conviction.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Neil Shipperley sentenced for public masturbation – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2019 in indecent exposure, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Premier League striker who masturbated in front of a mother and her 16-year-old daughter has been given a 12-month community order.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

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Bury fight on after winding-up petition is dismissed in London court – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in insolvency, news, sport, taxation, winding up by sally

‘The Companies Court heard on Wednesday that Bury and their owner, Steve Dale, had settled an outstanding debt with HM Revenue & Customs. The winding-up petition was dismissed by Judge Sally Barber, with the club instructed to pay costs.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 19th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

New World Payphones Ltd v Westminster City Council & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 2250 (18 December 2019)

Price v Saundry & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 2261 (18 December 2019)

King v City of London Corporation [2019] EWCA Civ 2266 (18 December 2019)

XW v XH [2019] EWCA Civ 2262 (18 December 2019)

The Secretary of State for Transport v Arriva Rail East Midlands Ltd (“Arriva”) [2019] EWCA Civ 2259 (18 December 2019)

Al-Hasawi v Nottingham Forest Football Club Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 2242 (17 December 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

The Project for the Registration of Children As British Citizens & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 3536 (Admin) (19 December 2019)

Risby v East Hertfordshire District Council & Ors [2019] EWHC 3474 (Admin) (18 December 2019)

Mills v The Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government [2019] EWHC 3476 (Admin) (18 December 2019)

Antoniak, R (on the application of) v Westminster City Council [2019] EWHC 3465 (Admin) (18 December 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Campaign To Protect Rural England, R (On the Application Of) v [2019] EWHC 3458 (Admin) (18 December 2019)

Warner Music UK Ltd & Anor v Tunein Inc [2019] EWHC 3374 (Ch) (18 December 2019)

Thomas & Anor v Bulathwela & Anor [2019] EWHC 3511 (Ch) (18 December 2019)

Djurberg v London Borough of Richmond & Ors [2019] EWHC 3342 (Ch) (18 December 2019)

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

High Court (Commercial Court)

Athena Brands Ltd v Superdrug Stores Plc [2019] EWHC 3503 (Comm) (18 December 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

AB v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust [2019] EWHC 3542 (QB) (18 December 2019)

United Kingdom Independence Party Ltd v Braine & Ors [2019] EWHC 3527 (QB) (18 December 2019)

Young v Downey [2019] EWHC 3508 (QB) (18 December 2019)

HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd & Anor [2019] EWHC 3496 (QB) (17 December 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

Extinction Rebellion trial jury express regret at convicting activists – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in climate change, demonstrations, juries, news, railways by sally

‘A jury has expressed its regret at convicting three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a Docklands Light Railway train at Canary Wharf.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Nurse Cerys Price guilty of death by dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2019 in dangerous driving, news by sally

‘A nurse who crashed her car after taking prescription painkillers has been found guilty of death by dangerous driving.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

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New advertising rule “not a complete ban”, says SRA – Legal Futures

Posted December 19th, 2019 in advertising, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘The new rule that prohibits solicitors from making unsolicited approaches to members of the public is not a blanket ban on all advertising, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has clarified.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2019

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Four guilty of abusing vulnerable young girl in Telford sex case – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Four men have been convicted of sexually abusing a vulnerable young girl who described in court how she had been traded among men from the age of 13.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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BSB and SRA in firing line over shortcomings – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been told that it needs to act more quickly on how it plans to educate the public about barristers after its widely criticised decision to stop funding consumer-facing website Legal Choices.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2019

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Ayoub Majdouline jailed for murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in drug trafficking, gangs, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for being part of a gang who hunted down and stabbed 14-year-old Jaden Moodie in in an attack linked to a drug feud.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Racism ‘prevalent’ in the armed forces, ombudsman warns – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2019 in armed forces, news, ombudsmen, racism by sally

‘”Racism is prevalent” within the armed forces, the independent ombudsman overseeing complaints has warned.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Judge rules against charity worker who lost job over transgender tweets – The Guardian

‘A researcher who lost her job at a charity after tweeting that transgender women cannot change their biological sex has lost a test case because her opinions were deemed to be “absolutist”.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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