Judge criticises UK government’s ‘inadequate’ efforts to aid Covid-19 backlog – The Guardian

‘A crown court judge has refused to extend the custody time limit for keeping a man in prison awaiting trial and accused the government of under-funding the criminal justice system during the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK – Oxford Human Rights Hub

‘In R(Bridges) v South Wales Police, the England and Wales Court of Appeal reviewed the lawfulness of the use of live automated facial recognition technology (‘AFR’) by the South Wales Police Force. CCTV camera­­s capture images of the public, which are then compared with digital images of persons on a watchlist.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 3rd September 2020

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 9th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Gathercole v Suffolk County Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1179 (09 September 2020)

TBD (Owen Holland) Ltd v Simons & ors [2020] EWCA Civ 1182 (08 September 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Nationwide Accident Repair Services Ltd & Ors, Re [2020] EWHC 2420 (Ch) (08 September 2020)

Swift v Brake & Ors [2020] EWHC 2416 (Ch) (08 September 2020)

Source: www.bailii.org

Robert Child jailed for killing mum with hammer – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2020 in families, imprisonment, murder, news by sally

‘A “selfish narcissist” murdered his mother in a hammer attack to prevent the collapse of his “fantasy lifestyle”, a judge has ruled.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Grammar school discriminated against visually impaired child, tribunal finds – The Guardian

‘Grammar schools in England will have to ensure their 11-plus entrance exams are accessible to disabled pupils, after a legal ruling found a visually impaired child suffered discrimination when he was refused the opportunity to take the exam.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Covid knock-on puts future pupillage numbers under pressure – Legal Futures

Posted September 9th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘The number of chambers delaying pupillages that were due to start this month or next is likely to have a knock-on effect on the supply of places until 2022, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) said today.’

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Legal Futures, 8th September 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Senior government lawyer quits over Brexit plans – BBC News

‘The government’s most senior lawyer is to quit his post over plans which could modify the Brexit withdrawal agreement.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2020

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UK man who murdered wife to be freed despite refusal to reveal location of body – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2020 in disclosure, domestic violence, families, murder, news, parole by sally

‘A man who murdered his wife 35 years ago is to be released from prison despite refusing to reveal the whereabouts of her body.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

Virtual hearings deny young lawyers “huge amount” of training – Litigation Futures

‘A High Court judge has voiced concerns that young solicitors and barristers are missing out on a “huge amount” of training because of virtual hearings.’

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Litigation Futures, 8th September 2020

Source: www.litigationfutures.com