Duty of care for the acts of third parties – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In Begum v Maran (UK) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 326, the Court of Appeal recently refused to dismiss a claim seeking damages from a UK-domiciled company following its sale of a ship to a third party, which arranged for its disposal in an unsafe manner. Although limited to arguability, it offers key insights into how duties could evolve into the consequences of corporates’ interactions with third parties.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th June 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Research shows rising number of public law cases involving newborn babies, highlights short notice given to most parents – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 8th, 2021 in birth, care orders, children, news, notification, reports, statistics by sally

‘In the majority of public law cases involving newborn babies parents are given very little formal notice that care proceedings have been issued and the case is to be heard in court, research by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (FJO) has shown.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Why The Government Needs To Halt The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill – Each Other

Posted June 8th, 2021 in bills, criminal justice, minorities, news, stop and search, young offenders by sally

‘Even if you are not a keen follower of new government legislation, chances are you have already heard of The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.’

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Each Other, 7th June 2021

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Infected blood scandal: government knew of contaminated plasma ‘long before it admitted it’ – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2021 in AIDS, blood products, government departments, inquiries, news by sally

‘A minister privately expressed concerns that Aids was being transmitted by contaminated blood products while the government publicly insisted there was no “conclusive evidence”, newly uncovered documents from 1983 show.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Plan for single register of all regulated and unregulated legal providers – Legal Futures

Posted June 8th, 2021 in competition, consumer protection, legal services, news by sally

‘A combined digital register of regulated and unregulated legal services providers would be “the simplest solution” to improve consumer navigation of the market, the Legal Services Board (LSB) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 8th June 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Paedophile’s ‘industrial scale’ blackmail scam targeted 2,000 victims – The Guardian

‘A paedophile who exploited and blackmailed almost 2,000 victims globally has admitted 158 charges in what has been described as “industrial-scale” offending.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

A new ABPI Code for 2021 – Mills & Reeve

Posted June 8th, 2021 in agreements, codes of practice, medicines, news by sally

‘The 2021 version of the ABPI Code will come into effect on 1 July. This brings in important changes to the self-regulatory system for the UK pharma industry. It amounts to the most substantial refresh of the Code since the 1990s.’

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Mills & Reeve, 4th June 2021

Source: www.mills-reeve.com

Workers watchdog launched to clamp down on abuse – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2021 in employment, enforcement, forced labour, news, remuneration, sanctions by sally

‘The government has announced the creation of a new workers’ watchdog to take over protecting the rights of UK workers.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Windrush victim wrongly threatened with forced return to Jamaica in final years, report finds – The Guardian

‘The Home Office made repeated errors that caused a man who had lived in the UK for more than 50 years to be classified as an illegal immigrant and threatened with arrest, prison and forcible removal, the parliamentary ombudsman has found.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 8th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Financial Services Act 2021 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Order 2021

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Administrative Forfeiture Notices) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Warm Home Discount (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 8th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ocado Retail Ltd, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Islington [2021] EWHC 1509 (Admin) (07 June 2021)

General Medical Council v Udoye [2021] EWHC 1511 (Admin) (07 June 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Mount Wellington Mine Ltd v Renewable Energy Co-Operative Ltd [2021] EWHC 1486 (Ch) (07 June 2021)

Smith & Anor v Michelmores Trust Corporation Ltd & Ors (Costs) [2021] EWHC 1521 (Ch) (07 June 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org