Lawyers should have to take competence tests “every 10 years” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers should have to take online tests every 10 years to prove that they remain competent in their specialist fields, Sarah Chambers, chair of the Legal Services Consumer Panel (LSCP), said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 30th June 2021


Hannah Cobley: Mum who murdered newborn loses conviction appeal – BBC News

‘A woman who wrapped her newborn baby in plastic bags and left her to die on farmland has lost an appeal against her murder conviction.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2021


Housing Ombudsman reaches 350 decisions on complaints against landlords in first three months – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 30th, 2021 in complaints, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The Housing Ombudsman has published details of more than 350 individual decisions to its online casebook on complaints made against landlords since the database’s conception in March this year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th June 2021


Dove v HM Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 1738 (Admin) – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

‘In this article, Richard Ive discusses the case of Dove v HM Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 1738 (Admin), which raises important questions relating to Article 2 (the right to life). On 11 June 2021, the Administrative Court heard procedural arguments concerning a late application by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to join, as an interested party, a claim pursuant to the Coroners Act 1988 s.13 for a further inquest into the death of a highly vulnerable woman who took her own life shortly after all her Department of Work and Pensions (“DWP”) benefits were stopped. The Secretary of State’s application was successful, providing her with the opportunity to make submissions at the full hearing heard by the Divisional Court on 22 June 2021.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 29th June 2021


Haulage boss jailed over M62 faulty brake deaths – BBC News

‘A haulage boss who ran a “lawless” business has been jailed for 15 years after two men died when their car was hit by an HGV with faulty brakes.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2021


Ex-Hampshire police officer who used racist language found guilty of gross misconduct – The Guardian

‘A former police sergeant who used racist and homophobic language in messages to a fellow officer with whom he was having an affair has been found guilty of gross misconduct.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2021


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted June 30th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021

The Child Support (Collection and Enforcement and Maintenance Calculation) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2021

The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 (Commencement No. 2) (England and Wales) Regulations 2021

The Pensions Regulator (Information Gathering Powers and Modification) Regulations 2021

The Immigration (Collection, Use and Retention of Biometric Information and Related Amendments) Regulations 2021

The Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2021

The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2021

The Contracts for Difference (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

The Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 (Commencement No. 8) Regulations 2021


BAILII: Recent Decisoins

Posted June 30th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Monsolar IQ v Ltd Woden Park Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 961 (29 June 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Cobley, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 954 (29 June 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Western Sahara Campaign UK v Secretary of State for International Trade & Anor [2021] EWHC 1756 (Admin) (28 June 2021)

Sheakh, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Lambeth (Rev1) [2021] EWHC 1745 (Admin) (28 June 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

ICamera Ltd, Re (Valuation) [2021] EWHC 1762 (Ch) (29 June 2021)

The Official Receiver v Arron (Costs) [2021] EWHC 1775 (Ch) (29 June 2021)

Brown v New Quadrant Trust Corporation Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 1731 (Ch) (28 June 2021)

Yildiz v Turk & Anor (Re ETP (UK) Ltd) [2021] EWHC 1747 (Ch) (28 June 2021)

Hurricane Energy PLC, Re [2021] EWHC 1759 (Ch) (28 June 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Eastern Pacific Chartering Inc v Pola Maritime Ltd [2021] EWHC 1707 (Comm) (28 June 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

Q v Q [2021] EWHC 1757 (Fam) (28 June 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Watkins v Mackle & Anor [2021] EWHC 1723 (QB) (28 June 2021)

XXXX Known As Jean Hatchet v Varma [2021] EWHC 1709 (QB) (28 June 2021)

Cody & Ors v Remus White Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 1755 (QB) (28 June 2021)

AL v Collingwood Insurance & Ors [2021] EWHC 1761 (QB) (28 June 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Dana UK Axle Ltd v Freudenberg Fst GmbH [2021] EWHC 1751 (TCC) (28 June 2021)