Do black lives matter in the employment justice system? – Garden Court Chambers

‘Paper produced by Mukhtiar Singh of the Garden Court Employment and Discrimination Law Team.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 14th September 2020


Independent Case Review published – Oxford Diocese – Law & Religion UK

‘On 12th December 2018, the Diocese of Oxford announced the establishment of an Independent Case Review of the diocesan safeguarding response to allegations of spiritual abuse in the case of the Revd Tim Davis. On 11 September 2020, the Diocese of Oxford published the Review’s findings, a summary of which is reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 11th September 2020


Data protection representative actions consultation opened –

‘The UK government is considering whether to allow non-profit organisations to make data protection regulatory complaints and bring court claims on behalf of individuals without their consent.’

Full Story, 14th September 2020


Kenneth Armstrong: Can the UK Breach the Withdrawal Agreement and Get Away With It? – the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Can the UK Breach the Withdrawal Agreement and Get Away With It? – the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 9th September 2020


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted September 14th, 2020 in legislation by tracey

The Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

The Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) Order 2020

The Environmental Protection (Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Stirrers) (England) Regulations 2020

The Immigration and Nationality (Replacement of Tier 4 and Fees) and Passport (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (Code of Practice) Order 2020

The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020

The Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 and 102 (Disguised Remuneration Repayment Scheme) (Appointed Day and Consequential Amendment) Order 2020


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted September 14th, 2020 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

B (A Child) (Abduction: Habitual Residence) [2020] EWCA Civ 1187 (10 September 2020)

High Court (Administrative Court)

J v A South Wales Local Authority [2020] EWHC 2362 (Admin) (14 September 2020)

Jordan, R (On the Application Of) v Chief Constable of Merseyside Police & Anor [2020] EWHC 2408 (Admin) (07 September 2020)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Penta Ultimate Holdings Ltd & Anor v Storrier [2020] EWHC 2400 (Ch) (14 September 2020)

SPS Technologies Ltd v Moitt & Ors [2020] EWHC 2421 (Ch) (11 September 2020)

Sazerac Brands, LLC & Ors v Liverpool Gin Distillery Ltd & Ors [2020] EWHC 2424 (Ch) (10 September 2020)

Lau v Cowley & Anor [2020] EWHC 2429 (Ch) (10 September 2020)

High Court (Commercial Court)

PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors [2020] EWHC 2437 (Comm) (11 September 2020)

BNP Paribas SA v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SPA [2020] EWHC 2436 (Comm) (11 September 2020)

Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc & Ors v Zhunus & Ors [2020] EWHC 2431 (Comm) (10 September 2020)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bioconstruct GMBH v Winspear Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2390 (QB) (11 September 2020)

Comberg v Vivopower International Services Ltd & Anor [2020] EWHC 2438 (QB) (11 September 2020)

Lum v Chan [2020] EWHC 2445 (QB) (11 September 2020)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Essex County Council v UBB Waste (Essex) Ltd (No. 3) [2020] EWHC 2387 (TCC) (11 September 2020)


High Court rejects challenge to foreign in-house lawyers’ privilege – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2020 in foreign jurisdictions, law firms, legal profession, legal services, news, privilege by tracey

‘Legal advice privilege extends to communications with foreign lawyers working in-house even if they are not recognised or regulated as “professional lawyers”, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2020


BSB: Exams problems “worse than thought” as it rejects alternative plan – Legal Futures

Posted September 14th, 2020 in barristers, coronavirus, equality, examinations, internet, legal education, news by tracey

‘Problems with the Bar exams were far more extensive than previously reported, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has admitted as it announced traditional “pen and paper” resits next month.’

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Legal Futures, 14th September 2020


Nationwide Organised Crime Gang sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Eighteen members of a gang who ran a county lines drugs operation stretching from north Wales and Merseyside as far as Anglesey, Cornwall and Scotland have been sentenced to a total of nearly 147 years’ imprisonment, with individual sentences ranging from 4 to 21 years at Mold Crown Court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service , 11th September 2020


BSB announces new opportunities to sit Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) exams – Bar Standards Board

Posted September 14th, 2020 in equality, internet, press releases by tracey

‘The Director General of the Bar Standards Board has repeated his apology to students who were affected by the technical difficulties which they faced in sitting their BPTC exams in August. Further to his previous announcement on 18 August, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has also today announced that course providers will be offering new opportunities to sit the centralised BPTC and Bar Transfer Test (BTT) assessments in Professional Ethics and Civil and Criminal Litigation in the traditional pen and paper format starting from 5 October.’

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Bar Standards Board, 11th September 2020


Coronavirus: Illegal house party host fined £10k apologises – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2020 in coronavirus, enforcement, fines, freedom of movement, news, police, proportionality by tracey

‘A student who was fined £10,000 for an illegal house party of more than 50 people has apologised.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2020


Drivers who kill others could receive life sentences under new laws – BBC News

‘Drivers who kill others after speeding, racing or using a phone could receive life sentences under new legislation.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2020


New stop and search powers for convicted knife criminals – Home Office

‘Serious Violence Reduction Orders (SVROs) are designed to ensure repeat offenders are more likely to be caught and put in prison.’

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Home Office, 14th September 2010


Stop and search: Ministers launch consultation on extending powers for known knife offenders – The Independent

‘Ministers have launched a consultation to give police greater powers to stop and search individuals with prior knife convictions.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2020


Olivia Burt’s family ‘disappointed’ with CPS decision – BBC News

‘The parents of a student who died when a barrier collapsed outside a nightclub say they are “deeply disappointed” no-one will face criminal prosecution.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2020