Environment lawyer fined £5k for contempt in Heathrow case – The Guardian

‘Environmental lawyer Tim Crosland has been fined £5,000 for criminal contempt of court after deliberately making public a supreme court ruling related to Heathrow airport before the result was officially announced. The judges could have jailed him for two years.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Barristers urged to be “active bystanders” in fight against harassment – Legal Futures

Posted May 11th, 2021 in barristers, bullying, harassment, news by sally

‘A project encouraging barristers to be “active bystanders” – speaking out and standing against abusive, bullying and belittling behaviour – has been launched under the name “All Rise”.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Man jailed for throwing bleach at ‘bully’ youths in Plymouth – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2021 in bullying, hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who was being bullied by a group of teenagers has been jailed for throwing a bottle of bleach at them.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Men who harass women from cars should be prosecuted, MPs say – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2021 in bills, harassment, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Men who harass women from cars should face criminal charges, a cross-party group of MPs has urged, as the government comes under mounting pressure to criminalise sexual harassment.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Street traders lose legal challenge over “innovative product” criterion imposed by council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge brought by street traders over a council’s implementation of a regulatory framework that requires stall owners to sell products not readily available on the high street.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Extinction Rebellion trial delayed as accused glues hand to table – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2021 in delay, demonstrations, magistrates, news, road safety by sally

‘A trial of six people over an Extinction Rebellion protest was delayed when a defendant glued himself to a table in court.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 11th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Natwest Markets Plc & Anor v Bilta (UK) Ltd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 680 (10 May 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lazari Properties 2 Ltd & Ors v New Look Retailers Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1209 (Ch) (10 May 2021)

Lemos v Church Bay Trust Company Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1173 (Ch) (10 May 2021)

Lifestyle Equities CV v The Copyrights Group Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1212 (Ch) (10 May 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

J (A Child : 1980 Hague Convention proceedings) [2021] EWHC 1213 (Fam) (10 May 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Gale v Scannella [2021] EWHC 1225 (QB) (07 May 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Philippa Day death: family launches legal challenge against DWP – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2021 in benefits, bereavement, compensation, families, inquests, news, suicide by sally

‘The family of Philippa Day, a mentally ill single mother who died from a deliberate overdose after her benefits were wrongly cut off, is to seek compensation from the government.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Part Four: The Future of Human Rights in the UK – Each Other

‘As has become apparent amid the tumult of COVID-19, our understanding of human rights is constantly developing. We have published a mini-series of explainers reviewing the history of our rights and where these leave us standing today. Part 1 looked at the modern history of human rights themselves. Part 2 asked what is the link between social justice and human rights? Part 3 looked at how COVID-19 has affected our human rights. This fourth and final part of our human rights explainer series touches upon the future of human rights in the UK.’

Part one
Part two
Part three

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Each Other, 5th May 2021

Source: eachother.org.uk

Rent Repayment Order and legal costs – Nearly Legal

Posted May 10th, 2021 in costs, documents, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, rent by tracey

‘Leibel v Baird CHI/29UC/HMF/2020/0035 (4 May 2021). This was an application for a rent repayment order in respect of an unlicensed property. Unusually, it also featured a rule 13 costs application by the tenant.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th May 2021

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

How will the new UK residential property developer tax work? – Practical Law: Construction Blog

‘On 29 April 2021, the government published a consultation on what is to be called the Residential Property Developer Tax (or RPDT). This sets out proposals for the design of a new tax to be charged on the largest residential property developers.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog , 5th May 2021

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted May 10th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 14) Regulations 2021

The Trade Act 2021 (Commencement No. 1 and Expiry Provision) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted May 10th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Royal Mail PLC v Office of Communications & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 669 (07 May 2021)

Glossop Cartons and Print Ltd & Ors v Contact (Print & Packaging) Ltd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 639 (07 May 2021)

Aster Communities v Kerry Chapman & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 660 (07 May 2021)

Lifestyle Equities C.V. & Anor v Ahmed & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 675 (07 May 2021)

Dodika Ltd & Ors v United Luck Group Holdings Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 638 (07 May 2021)

DPP Law Ltd v Greenberg [2021] EWCA Civ 672 (07 May 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Dixon-Kenton, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 673 (07 May 2021)

Hardy, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 635 (07 May 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Poole & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Birmingham City Council [2021] EWHC 1198 (Admin) (07 May 2021)

Kessie-Adjei, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] EWHC 1167 (Admin) (07 May 2021)

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government [2021] EWHC 1082 (Admin) (07 May 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Applications to discharge special guardianship orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘Fran Massarella examines a Court of Appeal case which concerned the test for granting leave to apply to discharge a special guardianship order and the construction of s.14D(5) of the Children Act 1989.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Public houses and the ACV regime: the latest rulings – Local Government Lawyer

‘Christopher Cant analyses the latest appeal decisions in relation to the listing of pubs as assets of community value, covering issues including the recent past, financial viability and compensation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th May 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

NHS to put stronger focus on learning from litigation claims – Litigation Futures

Posted May 10th, 2021 in budgets, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, statistics by tracey

‘A new best practice guide urging board-level attention at NHS trusts so they can learn more from clinical negligence cases has been issued in a bid to improve patient safety and reduce claims.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th May 2021

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Tribunal throws out employment lawyer’s disability discrimination claim – Legal Futures

‘An employment lawyer who appeared at tribunals during a time he said he was “pretty constantly bed bound” due to a back injury has had his disability discrimination claim rejected.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Taskforce launched to investigate reported rise in pet thefts – Home Office

Posted May 10th, 2021 in animals, crime prevention, government departments, press releases, theft by tracey

‘Taskforce will investigate and draw up action to tackle these crimes.’

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Home Office, 8th May 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Profession: Expert Witness – Family Law

‘The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or in dissolution settlements. Since the business valuation may be the most significant component of the total matrimonial assets, it needs to be ascertained with care, normally with expert assistance, in order to achieve a fair division of family wealth on divorce.’

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Family Law, 6th May 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Deaths of people on benefits prompt inquiry call – BBC News

‘The family of a woman who took a fatal overdose after her benefit payments were cut say they have begun a legal claim against the government.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk