Ex-Royal Marines jailed after child accidentally given cocaine as gift – The Guardian

‘Two former Royal Marines have been jailed for smuggling cocaine into the UK in boxes of Lego, after one of them was accidentally given to a child for his birthday.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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Boost for open justice as court judgments get new home – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 16th, 2021 in judgments, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘Important court and tribunal judgments will be available via The National Archives for the first time, increasing transparency and securing free access for all.’

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Ministry of Justice, 16th June 2021

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New Act – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 16th, 2021 in financial regulation, legislation by tracey

Finance Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Victims of police domestic abuse ‘feel silenced’ – BBC News

Posted June 16th, 2021 in domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions, statistics, victims by sally

‘UK police forces have received more than 800 allegations of domestic abuse against officers and staff over the last five years, BBC research has revealed.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2021

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 16th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Corporation Tax (Carry Back of Losses: Temporary Extension) Regulations 2021

The Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps and Other Provisions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

More gay and bisexual men able to give blood after ‘historic’ rule change – The Independent

‘More gay and bisexual men will be allowed to donate blood, platelets and plasma after “historic” new rules came into effect.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2021

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UK regulator warns Google about accepting scam adverts – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2021 in advertising, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The City regulator has warned it will take legal action against Google and social media companies if they continue to accept advertisements for online financial scams that have flourished during the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2021

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Judge dismisses application by birth parents for boy in interim care to be circumcised before second birthday – Local Government Lawyer

‘A High Court judge has dismissed an application by a mother for a boy (P), who is aged 21 months and in interim care, to be circumcised in accordance with the custom of the Muslim faith before his second birthday.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2021

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Covid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in England – The Guardian

‘Covid vaccinations are to become mandatory for care home staff under plans to be announced by ministers, as they consider extending the move to all NHS staff.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 16th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Zedra Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd v The Hut GroupLtd & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 904 (15 June 2021)

Akbar, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Justice [2021] EWCA Civ 898 (15 June 2021)

R (Care Proceedings Joinder of Foster Carers) [2021] EWCA Civ 875 (15 June 2021)

Mobeen v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 886 (14 June 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Jackson v R. [2021] EWCA Crim 901 (14 June 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Bansal v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities And Local Government & Anor [2021] EWHC 1604 (Admin) (15 June 2021)

Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy & Ors [2021] EWHC 1633 (Admin) (15 June 2021)

Ramaswamy v General Medical Council [2021] EWHC 1619 (Admin) (15 June 2021)

John, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] EWHC 1606 (Admin) (14 June 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Equiom (Isle of Man) Ltd & Ors v Velarde & Ors [2021] EWHC 1528 (Ch) (15 June 2021)

The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v United Utilities Water Ltd [2021] EWHC 1571 (Ch) (15 June 2021)

Official Receiver v Arron [2021] EWHC 1587 (Ch) (14 June 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org