Shamima Begum can return to UK to fight for citizenship, Court of Appeal rules – BBC News

‘Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to the UK to fight the decision to remove her British citizenship, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2020


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted July 16th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Official Feed and Food Controls (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Motor Vehicles (International Motor Insurance Card) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 16th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Cleland v R. [2020] EWCA Crim 906 (16 July 2020)

Lamb, R. v [2020] EWCA Crim 881 (15 July 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Warner, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 1894 (Admin) (15 July 2020)

Shave, R (On the Application Of) v Maidstone Borough Council [2020] EWHC 1895 (Admin) (15 July 2020)

McKenzie, R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor & Ors [2020] EWHC 1867 (Admin) (15 July 2020)

Socha v Polish Judicial Authorities [2020] EWHC 1909 (Admin) (14 July 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Duffy & Anor v MJF Pension Trustees Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 1835 (Ch) (15 July 2020)

Panorama Cash & Carry Ltd (t/a Booze Direct) v Revenue And Customs [2020] EWHC 1808 (Ch) (15 July 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Manek & Ors v Wirecard AG [2020] EWHC 1904 (Comm) (15 July 2020)

Lonestar Communications Corporation LLC v Kaye & Ors [2020] EWHC 1890 (Comm) (15 July 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Dring v Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd [2020] EWHC 1873 (QB) (16 July 2020)

Garrett v Chief Constable of West Midlands Police [2020] EWHC 1866 (QB) (15 July 2020)

Collier & Ors v Bennett [2020] EWHC 1884 (QB) (15 July 2020)

London Borough of Hackney v Persons Unknown In London Fields, Hackney (The ‘prescribed Area’) [2020] EWHC 1900 (QB) (13 July 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Kew Holdings Ltd v Donald Insall Associates Ltd [2020] EWHC 1862 (TCC) (15 July 2020)

Tejani v Fitzroy Place Residential Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 1856 (TCC) (10 July 2020)


Judge criticises council for failure to implement recommendations of First-tier Tribunal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 16th, 2020 in autism, children, community care, local government, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Barnet gave “disingenuous” and “erroneous” reasons for departing from the recommendations of the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) in a case concerning an autistic boy’s care, a judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th July 2020


Legal regulators “too slow” with diversity action – Legal Futures

Posted July 16th, 2020 in diversity, legal profession, Legal Services Board, news by tracey

‘Progress by the legal regulators in understanding and tackling ongoing inequalities in the profession is “too slow” and lacks “strategic direction”, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 16th July 2020


Criminal justice commission may not report until 2022 – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 16th, 2020 in criminal justice, inquiries, news, reports by tracey

‘A Royal Commission announced in the Queen’s speech at the start of the year to review and improve efficiency in the criminal justice system will not start work until the autumn and may not report until 2022, it has emerged.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th July 2020


Lack of transparency undermining Westminster standards system, parliament’s sleaze watchdog warns – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2020 in complaints, inquiries, news, parliament, standards by tracey

‘Parliament’s sleaze watchdog has warned that a lack of openness is undermining the Westminster standards system, as she appealed for a new right to name MPs who are under investigation.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2020


‘Sex attack ‘predator’ broke into Radcliffe homes at night’ – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2020 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, trespass by tracey

‘A “sexual predator” who targeted women and girls in their own homes at night has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2020


Asylum seeker at centre of landmark case over UK’s ‘unfair’ fast-track system – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2020 in asylum, deportation, news, rape by tracey

‘An asylum seeker who was deported under a “procedurally unfair” fast-track system is at the centre of a new battle with the Home Office to stay in the UK, in a case which could have repercussions for thousands of people whose applications to stay in Britain were rejected.’

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The Guardian, 15th July 2020


Police officer had sex with domestic violence victims while on duty, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2020 in complaints, domestic violence, news, police, victims by tracey

‘A police officer had sex with two domestic violence victims while on duty and used the force’s computer systems to track down two other women and send them texts of a sexual nature, the police watchdog has found.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2020


IOPC to probe Suffolk Police after black couple quizzed – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2020 in complaints, minorities, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘A complaint against police officers who accused a black woman of “jumping on the bandwagon” is to be probed by a watchdog.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2020


Police and CPS scrap digital data extraction forms for rape cases – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2020 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, news, police, privacy, rape by tracey

‘The CPS and police have been forced to scrap controversial “digital strip searches” of rape complainants, following a legal threat from two survivors of sexual abuse and sustained campaigning from privacy and human rights groups.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2020