When volunteers and interns may acquire employment rights – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 28th, 2021 in contract of employment, employment, equality, news, remuneration, volunteers by tracey

‘There is no legal definition of a “volunteer” or “intern” and no specific legislation covering employer-volunteer relationships. The extent of the rights that volunteers or interns may acquire is dependent on their legal status, meaning whether they are an “employee” or a “worker” or a genuine volunteer.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th June 2021

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Solicitors apologise after remote hearing recorded without permission – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A firm of solicitors has apologised to the court and reported itself to the regulator after a recording was taken of a remote hearing without permission.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th June 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Meadows v Khan in the Supreme Court: Scope of Duty in Clinical Negligence Claims – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘In Meadows v Khan [2021] UKSC 21, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Ms Meadows’ appeal, finding that there was no principled basis for excluding a clinical negligence claim from the ambit of the ‘scope of duty principle’ in the tort of negligence. The judgment can be read here. This short blog looks at the majority’s reasoning.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 24th June 20201

Source: www.ropewalk.co.uk

Secret Justice – The Insiders’ View – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted June 28th, 2021 in barristers, closed material, delay, government departments, human rights, news by tracey

‘A collective submission made by special advocates (security-cleared barristers who appear in secret proceedings) has been cleared for publication. This document is a response to the review being performed by Sir Duncan Ouseley, looking into the operation of closed material procedures (CMPs) under the Justice and Security Act 2013. It gives an unprecedented insight into the workings and challenges of these procedures, which enable the State to rely on secret material not shown to the other side in court proceedings.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th June 2021

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com

Susskind: “Harder than expected” to reduce legal work to lawyer-free process – Legal Futures

Posted June 28th, 2021 in law firms, legal profession, legal services, news, solicitors by tracey

‘The extent to which legal work can be reduced purely to administration and process has been overstated and in fact “lawyers are needed for all legal jobs”, Professor Richard Susskind has acknowledged.’

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Legal Futures, 28th June 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Operation Fort: Three gang members convicted of human trafficking – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three pivotal members of the largest human trafficking ring ever exposed in the UK have been convicted of people trafficking offences that involved vulnerable victims being intimidated and exploited, having their wages funnelled in to bank accounts controlled by members of the gang and being paid only paltry sums in return for their labours.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th June 2021

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Attorney General launches new campaign to combat contempt of court online – Attorney General’s Office

Posted June 28th, 2021 in attorney general, contempt of court, internet, press releases by tracey

‘A new campaign has been launched today by the Attorney General, warning of the legal consequences of prejudicing the judicial process via social media.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 28th June 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 28th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Director of Public Prosecutions v Ziegler & Ors [2021] UKSC 23 (25 June 2021)

General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd v State of Libya [2021] UKSC 22 (25 June 2021)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Goodinson v PRA Group (UK) Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 957 (25 June 2021)

Des Pallieres v Des Pallieres [2021] EWCA Civ 955 (25 June 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Parker v Financial Conduct Authority & Anor [2021] EWCA Crim 956 (25 June 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Standing & Anor v Power [2021] EWHC 1744 (Ch) (25 June 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Arab Lawyers Network Company Ltd v Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Ltd [2021] EWHC 1728 (Comm) (25 June 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

A v B (Port Alert) [2021] EWHC 1716 (Fam) (25 June 2021)

Salford City Council v W & Ors [2021] EWHC 1689 (Fam) (24 June 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Optis Cellular Technology LLC & Ors v Apple Retail UK Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 1739 (Pat) (25 June 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Doyle v Habib [2021] EWHC 1733 (QB) (25 June 2021)

MacKenzie v AA Plc & Anor (Summary judgment/strike out) [2021] EWHC 1605 (QB) (25 June 2021)

Smith v W Ford & Sons (Contractors) Ltd [2021] EWHC 1749 (QB) (25 June 2021)

Josiya & Ors v British American Tobacco Plc & Ors [2021] EWHC 1743 (QB) (25 June 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Supreme Court backs protesters and rules blocking roads can be ‘lawful’ way to demonstrate – The Independent

‘The Supreme Court has ruled that protests can be a “lawful excuse” to block roads, as the government pushes for new laws to limit peaceful demonstrations. Britain’s most senior judges said it was right to acquit a group of protesters who blockaded the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London in 2017.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Colin Pitchfork: Government to ask for review of child killer’s release – BBC News

‘The government will ask the Parole Board to look again at its decision to release a double child killer who was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boy, 11, referred to Prevent for wanting to give ‘alms to the oppressed’ – The Guardian

‘An 11-year-old primary school pupil was referred to the government’s controversial counter-radicalisation Prevent programme after a teacher mistook the word “alms” for “arms” during a classroom discussion.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Dad tasered by police at petrol station to sue force – The Independent

Posted June 28th, 2021 in children, damages, firearms, news, police, professional conduct by tracey

‘A father who was tasered by police in front of his five-year-old son is suing for damages, his lawyers have confirmed.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens ‘scrabbling’ to attain post-Brexit status before deadline – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2021 in brexit, citizenship, EC law, immigration, news, statistics, time limits, visas by tracey

‘EU citizens are struggling to apply for post-Brexit settled status as the Home Office reaches “breaking point” coping with a last-minute surge in applications. With three days before the deadline of the EU settlement scheme this Wednesday, campaigners say late applicants are being stuck in online queues as others find it impossible to access advice on the government helpline.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Financial watchdog bans crypto exchange Binance from UK – The Independent

‘Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stated that Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK.’

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The Independent, 27th June 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Nationalising probation service not enough to fix flaws, warns watchdog – The Guardian

‘Renationalising the management of offenders in the community will not be enough to put right the flaws of disastrous privatisation reforms introduced by the former Conservative minister Chris Grayling, the probation watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 28th June 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Probation services return to public control in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2021 in contracting out, Ministry of Justice, news, probation by tracey

‘Probation services in England and Wales will return to public control, seven years after Chris Grayling’s changes that were later labelled as “flawed”.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 25th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

The Common Organisation of the Markets in Agricultural Products (Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organisations, Tariff Quotas and Wine) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2021

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure and Section 62A Applications) (England) (Amendment) Order 2021

The Business Tenancies (Protection from Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Coronavirus) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2021

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2021

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Fees) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted June 25th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v The Central Arbitration Committee [2021] EWCA Civ 952 (24 June 2021)

NA (Bangladesh) & Ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 953 (24 June 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Costea, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1685 (Admin) (24 June 2021)

Singh, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWHC 1698 (Admin) (24 June 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Goldtrail Travel Ltd (In Liquidation) v Grumbridge [2021] EWHC 1713 (Ch) (24 June 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Khouj v Acropolis Capital Partners Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 1667 (Comm) (24 June 2021)

JR & B Farming Limited v Hewitt [2021] EWHC 1704 (Comm) (24 June 2021)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Schenker (Thai) Ltd v Shell Company of Thailand Ltd [2021] EWHC 1730 (TCC) (24 June 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

R (Morahan) v HM Coroner for West London [2021] EWHC 1603 (Admin) – Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog

Posted June 25th, 2021 in coroners, human rights, inquests, mental health, news, suicide by tracey

‘In this article, Ed Ramsay discusses the recent case of Morahan, which deals with the issue of when the enhanced investigative duty under Article 2 of the ECHR will be automatically engaged in an inquest.’

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Inquests and Inquiries Law Blog, 22nd June 2021

Source: inquestsandinquirieslawblog.com

Interpretation of alleged inconsistencies between bespoke terms and standard forms – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted June 25th, 2021 in appeals, construction industry, contracts, interpretation, news by tracey

‘Last month, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Septo Trading Inc v Tintrade Ltd. While the case does not change the law, it provides a helpful outline as to the approach to be taken to interpreting alleged inconsistencies between bespoke terms and the terms of standard forms within a given contract. The case will be of general interest to practitioners, in particular those whose practice incorporates construction or shipping work, where standard forms are commonplace.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 24th June 2021

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com