A cheaper route to qualifying? ULaw unveils SQE pricing – Legal Futures

Posted February 10th, 2021 in education, fees, legal education, news, solicitors, universities by sally

‘The University of Law (ULaw) has unveiled a range of courses to prepare students for Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), costing from £500 to £16,500 – the latter being little different from the legal practice course (LPC).’

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Legal Futures, 10th February 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Man to pay £25,000 damages over negative TrustPilot review – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2021 in complaints, damages, defamation, internet, law firms, news by sally

‘A man who left a negative review of a legal firm on the TrustPilot website has been ordered to pay £25,000 ($34,000) in libel damages.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How the Queen lobbied for changes in the law to hide her wealth – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2021 in bills, constitutional law, news, parliament, podcasts, royal family by sally

‘Government memos discovered in the National Archives reveal that the Queen lobbied ministers to alter proposed legislation. The Guardian’s David Pegg follows the trail and explains its implications for a monarchy which is supposed to stay out of politics.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Simple passing of time and unlawful occupation of accommodation could not amount to new fact for the purposes of new homelessness application, judge finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 10th, 2021 in homelessness, housing, local government, news by sally

‘A Deputy High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to a council’s decision to refuse to accept a fresh homelessness application from the claimant following an alleged change in his circumstances.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th February 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

The woman who live-tweets inquests – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2021 in autism, coroners, disabled persons, inquests, internet, news by sally

‘George Julian is crowdfunding to attend coroners’ courts and live-tweet the inquests of people with learning disabilities and autism.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Case Preview: R (on the application of A) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – UKSC Blog

‘On 10 February, the Supreme Court will hear the appeal in R (A) v SSHD. The case concerns the legality of guidance issued under the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (“MAPPA”).’

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UKSC Blog, 8th February 2021

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Defendants no longer required to state nationality at the start of criminal cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 10th, 2021 in case management, criminal procedure, data protection, human rights, news by sally

‘On 8 February 2020, small but significant changes were made to the Part 3 (Case Management) of the Criminal Procedure Rules and Practice Directions 2020 (“CrimPR”). These changes remove the requirement that defendants in criminal trials provide their nationality to the court at preliminary hearings. The question is now to be asked only where a court passes an immediate or suspended custodial sentence.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2021

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 10th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Romance fraud on rise in coronavirus lockdown – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2021 in coronavirus, fraud, identity fraud, internet, money laundering, news, statistics by sally

‘Romance fraud – scamming someone out of money by pretending to want a relationship – has been on the rise during lockdown.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£1m cost of advertising for claimants is not recoverable, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 10th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

G (Abduction: Consent/discretion) [2021] EWCA Civ 139 (09 February 2021)

Fairford Water Ski Club Ltd v Cohoon & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 143 (09 February 2021)

Ocado Group PLC & Anr v McKeeve [2021] EWCA Civ 145 (08 February 2021)

Al-Siri, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 113 (08 February 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Mohammad v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 240 (Admin) (09 February 2021)

JS v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 234 (Admin) (09 February 2021)

Minott, R (On the Application Of) v Cambridge City Council [2021] EWHC 211 (Admin) (08 February 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Udeshi & Ors v Sieratzki [2021] EWHC 213 (Ch) (09 February 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Active Media Services Inc v Burmester, Duncker & Joly GmbH & Co Kg & Ors [2021] EWHC 232 (Comm) (09 February 2021)

Global Display Solutions Ltd & Ors v NCR Financial Solutions Group Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 236 (Comm) (09 February 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Kim v Lee [2021] EWHC 231 (QB) (09 February 2021)

Stroma Building Control Ltd v Barr [2021] EWHC 239 (QB) (09 February 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

The £55 court fee that should have been £10,000 – Litigation Futures

‘The fee to bring an unlimited additional claim should be £10,000, rather than the £55 the court office had advised one of the parties in bitter litigation involving two law firms, a judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th February 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Covid travel rule-breakers could face 10-year jail terms, says Hancock – The Guardian

‘Travellers arriving from coronavirus hotspots could face £10,000 fines and jail sentences of up to 10 years under a package of measures designed to stop new variants entering Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com