DWP to increase support for vulnerable claimants after series of suicides – The Guardian

‘The Department for Work and Pensions is to overhaul its safeguarding systems following a series of high-profile failures in which mentally ill claimants took their own lives after having their benefits cut off by welfare officials.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Russia report: What would tougher spy laws mean for UK? – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in intelligence services, news, reports, Russia, spying by sally

‘After the UK government is accused of underestimating the threat of Russian interference, ministers are considering strengthening security laws to require all foreign agents to register in the UK in future. What might that involve and what are the challenges?’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2020

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Judge rails at lawyers’ ‘thoroughly disorganised’ case presentation – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in case management, delay, expert witnesses, family courts, news by sally

‘A High Court judge has urged parties not to expect to be given sympathy in future if they continue to flout procedural rules and file evidence late.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st July 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Controversial immigration detention centre in Lincolnshire to close – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in detention, immigration, news, prisons, reports, self-harm, violence by sally

‘A controversial immigration detention centre where several deaths have occurred in recent years is to close.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2020

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Family courts carry out ‘state sanctioned abuse’ of domestic abuse survivors by letting perpetrators see children, commissioner warns – The Independent

‘Family courts are responsible for “state-sanctioned abuse” of domestic abuse victims as they allow violent parents to torment their ex-partners through the legal process, London’s victims commissioner has warned.’

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The Independent, 22nd July 2020

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in budgets, legislation, stamp duty by tracey

Stamp Duty Land Tax (Temporary Relief) Act 2020

Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2020

Business and Planning Act 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Pension Protection Fund (Moratorium and Arrangements and Reconstructions for Companies in Financial Difficulty) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Friendly Societies Act 1992 (Accounts) (Amendment) Order 2020

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted July 23rd, 2020 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Dutta, R (On the Application Of) v General Medical Council (GMC) [2020] EWHC 1974 (Admin) (22 July 2020)

Choudhary v Prosecutor at the Creteil Tgi, France [2020] EWHC 1966 (Admin) (22 July 2020)

Alake, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 1956 (Admin) (22 July 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Goldtrail Travel Ltd v Grumbridge [2020] EWHC 1757 (Ch) (22 July 2020)

Awendale Resources Incorporated v Pyxis Capital Management Ltd [2020] EWHC 1978 (Ch) (22 July 2020)

ARC Aggregates Ltd v Branston Properties Ltd [2020] EWHC 1976 (Ch) (22 July 2020)

State Bank of India & Ors v Mallya [2020] EWHC 1981 (Ch) (22 July 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Smith v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWHC 1954 (QB) (21 July 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Empyreal Energy Ltd v Daylighting Power Ltd [2020] EWHC 1971 (TCC) (22 July 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org