Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 7th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Whole of Government Accounts (Designation of Bodies) Order 2021

The Short Selling (Notification Thresholds) Regulations 2021

The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) (Claimants previously entitled to a severe disability premium) Amendment Regulations 2021

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (Administration) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 7th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Ikram v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 2 (06 January 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Glatter v NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group [2021] EWHC 12 (Admin) (06 January 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Beriwala v Woodstone Properties (Birmingham) Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 6 (Ch) (06 January 2021)

SLF Associates Inc v (1) HSBC (UK) Bank Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 5 (Ch) (06 January 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Divisional Court hands down ruling on requirements for charges under s. 179 TCPA – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 7th, 2021 in drafting, enforcement notices, informations, local government, news, planning, Wales by tracey

‘A Welsh council has won an appeal to the Divisional Court over a ruling that informations it laid under s.179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 were defective.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th January 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Master orders deletion of screen shot from remote hearing – Litigation Futures

Posted January 7th, 2021 in coronavirus, news, remote hearings, video recordings by tracey

‘A screen shot taken of a remote hearing must be deleted by anyone who has it, a master has ordered under a change introduced by last year’s Coronavirus Act.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th January 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Judge fines trio who provided unregulated legal advice – Legal Futures

Posted January 7th, 2021 in company directors, compensation, fines, immigration, legal services, news by tracey

‘Directors from two legal businesses which generated £2.5m in fees by providing unregulated immigration advice have been fined nearly £17,000 and ordered to pay over £28,000 in compensation.’

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Legal Futures, 7th January 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Childhood vaccination disputes – where does the law stand in public and private law proceedings? – Family Law

‘As the vaccinations against COVID-19 begin to be administered, it is worth revisiting recent judicial approaches in vaccination disputes concerning children in both public and private law proceedings.’

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Family Law, 6th January 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

New CPS guidance on charging for police and prosecutors – Crown Prosecution Service

‘NEW legal guidance to set updated rules on charging criminal cases has been published by the Director of Public Prosecutions today.

The Director’s Guidance on Charging 6th Edition (DG6) has been unveiled by The Crown Prosecution Service with the new rules coming into immediate effect. The document, which was last updated in 2013, provides a clear set of guidelines for prosecutors and police to ensure cases are referred to the CPS at the right time; with the right material and information so that prosecutors can make immediate charging decisions and cases pass effectively and efficiently through the criminal justice system.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st December 2020

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Remote / Hybrid Hearings: My Ten Top Tips – Family Law Week

Posted January 7th, 2021 in electronic filing, family courts, news, remote hearings by tracey

‘Gabrielle Jan Posner, Barrister and Recorder, Trinity Chambers Chelmsford, offers a few hard earned pointers to improve the remote hearing experience.’

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Family Law Week, 5th January 2021

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

UK watchdog investigates chip maker Nvidia’s takeover of Arm – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2021 in competition, consumer protection, licensed premises, news, takeovers by tracey

‘British regulators are investigating graphics chip maker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns about its effect on competition.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Norwich teacher banned over relationship with ex-pupil – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, teachers by tracey

‘A maths teacher who began a relationship with a former pupil shortly after she left school has been banned from the profession.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fears honour-based abuse could go undetected due to ‘short-sighted’ government plans to scrap term – The Independent

‘Ministers are considering dropping references to honour-based abuse in the recording of crimes such as forced marriage, coercive control and female genital mutilation, raising concerns offences could go undetected.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Shukri Yahye-Abdi: Family sue police over girl’s river death – BBC News

‘The family of a 12-year-old girl who drowned in a river has launched legal action against the police force which investigated her death.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man who dismembered landlord and tried to feed him to badgers jailed for life – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who dismembered his landlord and tried to feed his body parts to badgers has been jailed for life.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Gene editing of crops and livestock may soon be permitted in England – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2021 in agriculture, animals, consultations, EC law, food, news by tracey

‘Gene editing of crops and livestock may soon be permitted in England for the first time under a consultation launched by the government on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 7th January 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Government vows to end complex leasehold costs – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2021 in fees, leases, news, rent by tracey

‘Planned reforms of the controversial leasehold system in England are set to clamp down on high costs when extending a lease.’

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BBC News, 7th January 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge refuses to free Julian Assange on bail as US appeals ruling against extradition – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2021 in appeals, bail, deportation, mental health, news, surety by tracey

‘Julian Assange has lost an attempt to be freed on bail as he awaits a US appeal against a judge’s ruling that he cannot be extradited.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk