Judges reject Lockerbie bomber’s appeal against conviction – BBC News

‘Scottish judges have rejected a third appeal on behalf of the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2021

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New Judgment: Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and Ors [2021] UKSC 1 – UKSC Blog

‘In March 2020, the UK Government began to take a series of measures to combat the transmission of COVID-19. The present appeals considered the impact of these actions and measures on 28 clauses in the 21 lead policies written by the Appellant Insurers.’

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UKSC Blog, 15th January 2021

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Carwyn Jones: Is Dicey dicey? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted January 18th, 2021 in constitutional law, devolution, news, parliament, rule of law, Supreme Court by sally

‘For nearly a hundred and fifty years, parliamentary sovereignty or supremacy (the terms are used interchangeably) has been taken as immutable and unchanging by the UK Parliament and the courts. As devolution has developed, the concept deserves greater examination to see whether the concept is as sound as it has been supposed.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th January 2021

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Solo 45 has jail term increased to 30 years on appeal – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2021 in appeals, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A grime artist convicted of repeatedly raping four women has had his jail sentence increased on appeal.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2021

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Firms accused of putting workers’ lives at risk by bending lockdown trading rules – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2021 in coronavirus, employment, enforcement, health & safety, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Irresponsible firms are exploiting looser lockdown regulations to bring thousands of non-essential workers into sometimes busy workplaces, with little chance of enforcement action by the nation’s safety watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2021

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Law Society calls for two-week pause of non-custodial Crown and Magistrates court work – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Law Society has called for urgent action including a possible two-week pause of non-custodial Crown and magistrates’ court work “amid escalating safety concerns”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th January 2021

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Families of citizens dying after contact with police still await justice – The Guardian

‘Relatives of people who have died after contact with the police have told of their distrust in and dissatisfaction with the ability of the complaints system to help deliver justice.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2021

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 18th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 18th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The White Lion Hotel (A Partnership) v James [2021] EWCA Civ 31 (15 January 2021)

Sarnoff v YZ [2021] EWCA Civ 26 (15 January 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Parkview Homes Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v Chichester District Council [2021] EWHC 59 (Admin) (15 January 2021)

Professional Standards Authority for Health And Social Care v Health And Care Professions Council & Anor [2021] EWHC 52 (Admin) (15 January 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org