Alcohol: Wales minimum pricing law comes into force – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in alcohol abuse, health, news, price fixing, sale of goods, Wales by sally

‘As of Monday, retailers and any outlets serving alcohol must charge at least 50p a unit, meaning a typical bottle of wine costs no less than £4.69.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Court of Appeal rejects appeal by council over ruling reuniting mother and child in different residential unit – Local Government Lawyer

‘A local authority has failed in an appeal over a judge’s decision that a mother and child should be reunited in a different residential unit.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th February 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

UK Nazi Satanist group should be outlawed, campaigners urge – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in news, proscribed organisations, racism, terrorism by sally

‘A British neo-Nazi Satanist group should be outlawed by the government as a terrorist organisation, according to a report from anti-racism campaigners.’

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BBC News, 2nd March 2020

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New law on organ donations could save thousands like 12-year-old Max – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in consent, medical treatment, news, organ transplants by sally

‘‘Opt-out’ system will bring in a presumption that the deceased consents to transplants.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Private Family Law: Children Summary of Recent Case Law – October to December 2019 – Becket Chambers

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in chambers articles, children, families, news by sally

‘This was a public law case which may have relevance in private law proceedings.’

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Becket Chambers, 21st February 2020

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Gambling Commission is “a small regulator in a huge and fast-evolving industry”, warns spending watchdog – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in budgets, gambling, news, ombudsmen, regulations, statistics by sally

‘Even if the Gambling Commission were to make recommended improvements, it is “a small body that is unlikely to be fully effective in regulating a challenging and fast-changing industry within the current system”, the National Audit Office has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th March 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2020

The Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Police Pensions (Contributions and Additional Voluntary Contributions Provider) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in Uncategorized by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

P (Abduction: Child’s Objections), R v [2020] EWCA Civ 260 (28 February 2020)

M (Children) (Non-Hague Convention State) [2020] EWCA Civ 277 (28 February 2020)

I (Children: Child Assessment Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 281 (28 February 2020)

G (A Child: S.38(6) Assessment) [2020] EWCA Civ 282 (28 February 2020)

Butler v Bankside Commercial Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 203 (27 February 2020)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Umo & Anor v R. [2020] EWCA Crim 284 (28 February 2020)

DS, R. v [2020] EWCA Crim 285 (28 February 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Oval Estates (St Peter’s) Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Bath & North East Somerset Council [2020] EWHC 457 (Admin) (28 February 2020)

National Crime Agency v Hussain & Ors [2020] EWHC 432 (Admin) (28 February 2020)

Hafeez, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Anor [2020] EWHC 437 (Admin) (28 February 2020)

Diggins v Bar Standards Board [2020] EWHC 467 (Admin) (28 February 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Irish & Anor, Re Presumption of Death Act 2013 [2020] EWHC 456 (Ch) (28 February 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Fairford Water Ski Club Ltd v Cohoon & Ors [2020] EWHC 290 (Comm) (28 February 2020)

Kallakis v AIB Group Plc & Ors [2020] EWHC 460 (Comm) (28 February 2020)

Dowman Imports Ltd v 2 Toobz Ltd (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 291 (Comm) (28 February 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Yuanda (UK) Company Ltd v Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 468 (TCC) (28 February 2020)

Ryhurst Ltd v Whittington Health NHS Trust [2020] EWHC 448 (TCC) (28 February 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org

DWP criticised for ‘incredible secrecy’ over deaths of benefit claimants – The Guardian

‘The head of an influential cross-party committee of MPs has criticised the “incredible secrecy” surrounding the government’s handling of the deaths of vulnerable benefit claimants following the case of Errol Graham, a severely ill man who died of starvation after his benefits were cut off.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Client “acted reasonably” in relying on incorrect advice – Legal Futures

‘An employer acted reasonably in relying on legal advice that the restrictive covenants on a new employee were unlikely to be enforceable, even though they proved to be, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd March 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Nottinghamshire driver jailed for killing RAC worker fixing van – BBC News

‘A driver who killed a recovery worker while he was repairing a broken-down vehicle has been jailed for 12 months.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2020

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Barrister fails in appeal over “seriously offensive” tweet – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has upheld the reprimand and fine issued to a barrister who sent a “seriously offensive” tweet in a private capacity that was “racially charged and derogatory to women”.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd March 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Harry Dunn lawyers call for High Court to publish US secret immunity papers – The Guardian

‘Lawyers acting for a teenager who died after a collision with a car allegedly driven by an American woman want the High Court to publish a secret document protecting her from prosecution.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Leasehold property buyers ‘misled by developers’ – BBC News

Posted March 2nd, 2020 in deceit, fees, housing, leases, news by sally

‘An investigation into the leasehold property market has found “worrying evidence” that buyers are being treated unfairly and charged unreasonable fees.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk