Judge considers whether local authority obliged to assess members of ‘original family’ of mother who herself was adopted – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 13th, 2021 in adoption, care orders, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘A Family Court judge has issued a ruling on whether, within public law proceedings, there was any obligation on a local authority to assess members of the biological/birth family of the mother of the subject infant child, where the mother herself was adopted as a child and raised by adoptive parents.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th April 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Fine for solicitor who acted on both sides in “undue influence” house sale – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who acted for both sides in a house sale at an undervalue, set aside by the High Court on the grounds of undue influence, has been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).’

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Legal Futures, 13th April 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Bodies credited in UK race review distance themselves from findings – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2021 in minorities, news, race discrimination, racism, reports by sally

‘At least 20 organisations and individuals who were listed as stakeholders in the government’s race disparity commission have distanced themselves from the report and its findings.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Part 26A scheme not within scope of Lugano Convention – Mills & Reeve

Posted April 13th, 2021 in brexit, company law, insolvency, news, treaties by sally

‘The insolvency criteria for instigating a Part 26A scheme had the effect that Part 26A schemes fall within the insolvency carve out contained in the Lugano Convention and so are not within its scope.’

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Mills & Reeve, 8th April 2021

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

NHS Covid-19 app update blocked for breaking Apple and Google’s rules – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2021 in computer programs, coronavirus, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘An update to England and Wales’s contact tracing app has been blocked for breaking the terms of an agreement made with Apple and Google.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ep 140: Harriet Wistrich on Criminal Justice for Women – Law Pod UK

Posted April 13th, 2021 in criminal justice, news, podcasts, women by sally

‘Following International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women’s Justice about the many ways in which the UK criminal justice system is failing women.’

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Law Pod UK, 12th April 2021

Source: audioboom.com

Rough Sleeping Immigration Rule Must Be Repealed – EIN Blog

Posted April 13th, 2021 in charities, deportation, homelessness, immigration, news by sally

‘The UK government has recently, and quietly, reintroduced a scheme that works with councils and homelessness charities to obtain personal data on migrant rough sleepers that may result in their deportation.’

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EIN Blog, 12th April 2021

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Breastfeeding mother’s appeal over jury service in Winchester – BBC News

Posted April 13th, 2021 in appeals, breastfeeding, juries, news by sally

‘A mother has been told she must attend court for jury service despite wanting to breastfeed her baby.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Peers seek to block limit on UK soldiers’ accountability for war crimes – The Guardian

Posted April 13th, 2021 in armed forces, bills, news, prosecutions, torture, war crimes by sally

‘Peers behind a cross-party amendment to halt plans to restrict prosecutions of torture and war crimes by British soldiers serving abroad are hopeful of inflicting a high-profile defeat on the government in the Lords on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 13th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Wales High Court (Administrative Court)

GA & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 868 (Admin) (12 April 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Persimmon Homes Ltd & Anor v Osborne Clark LLP & Anor [2021] EWHC 831 (Ch) (12 April 2021)

Kanval v Kanval [2021] EWHC 853 (Ch) (12 April 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Burleigh House (PTC) Ltd v Irwin Mitchell LLP [2021] EWHC 834 (QB) (12 April 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org