Christmas Break

Posted December 21st, 2020 in holidays, law reports by sally

There will be no posts during the Inner Temple Library’s Christmas closure period which starts at 2pm on 21st December. We will resume posting on 4th January 2021.

Happy Christmas and thanks for reading!

Kenneth Armstrong: Governing With or Without Consent – The United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘The United Kingdom Internal Market Act has become law, receiving Royal Assent shortly before MPs and Lords departed the Palace of Westminster for the holidays. The controversial provisions in Part 5 conflicting with the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement and Northern Ireland Protocol – previously discussed by me here – have been removed following the outcome of a meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee that resolved – at least for the moment – outstanding issues in the practical implementation of the Protocol.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th December 2020


Chambers seeks to rally support for Bar-wide pupillage academy – Legal Futures

Posted December 21st, 2020 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘A not-for-profit “pupillage academy” that would support chambers across England and Wales to offer more pupillages has been proposed by national chambers Clerksroom.’

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Legal Futures, 21st December 2020


W (Children): judge’s recusal does not indicate bias – Transparency Project

Posted December 21st, 2020 in appeals, bias, children, contact orders, families, judges, news, recusal by sally

‘Reading the case name W (Children: Reopening/recusal) I assumed that this would be another of those applications by a party, invariably the father, for the recusal of the judge in a children application, on the basis of alleged bias.’

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Transparency Project, 18th December 2020


Gambling Act review expected to spur reform –

Posted December 21st, 2020 in consumer protection, gambling, internet, news, regulations by sally

‘The UK government must be careful not to drive British consumers to unregulated gambling markets by imposing overly strict constraints on regulated providers of online gambling services, experts in gambling licensing and regulation have said.’

Full Story, 18th December 2020


Social landlord fined £80k after employees suffer Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 21st, 2020 in employment, fines, health & safety, housing, industrial injuries, local government, news by sally

‘A housing association was earlier this month fined £80,00 after four employees developed a debilitating nerve condition over a period of several years.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st December 2020


Harry Dunn: CPS pursue case against suspect despite immunity ruling – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has said there remains a “realistic prospect of conviction” for Harry Dunn’s alleged killer despite a High Court ruling she had diplomatic immunity.’

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BBC News, 20th December 2020