Child sex offender loses appeal based on inadequate legal advice – Legal Futures

Posted July 8th, 2021 in appeals, child abuse, children, guilty pleas, internet, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected the claim that a man convicted of a sexual offence after a police officer posed online as a child was given inadequate legal advice.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Family Court judge issues ruling to highlight successful use of “Resolutions Model” – Local Government Lawyer

‘A mother and daughter have been reunited under the rarely used ‘Resolutions Model’ by the Family Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Police bill risks criminalising homeless people, warn UK charities – The Guardian

‘Leading homelessness charities have made an unprecedented joint plea to UK ministers to reconsider the police and crime bill, warning it could in effect criminalise large numbers of people simply for being homeless.’

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The Guardian, 8th July 2021

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Rebekah Vardy gets partial win in Coleen Rooney libel battle – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2021 in damages, defamation, internet, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy has successfully had parts of Coleen Rooney’s defence thrown out by a judge, in the latest stage of their libel battle.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Changing the picture: diversity at silk level – Counsel

‘Exclusive statistical analysis: Barbara Mills QC outlines how the deeply unhelpful, homogenous BAME acronym is masking the true extent and systemic nature of the Bar’s diversity problem.’

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Counsel, July 2021

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

The Lachaux libel case returns with an expensive result for the publishers – Transparency Project

‘This post is not about family law; it’s about defamation law. It involves alleged behaviour by a husband (Bruno Lachaux) to his wife (Afsana Lachaux). Since their separation, Mr and Mrs Lachaux have been involved in litigation in the family court which we wrote about in September last year. That litigation involved both financial matters and children matters. There was also a separate ongoing libel case brought by Mr Lachaux regarding a number of publications about his marriage. Mrs Lachaux was not a party in the libel case.’

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Transparency Project, 7th July 2021

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

Social Worker awarded damages in Strasbourg for unfair accusations of professional misconduct – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The United Kingdom has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights to pay damages and legal costs to a social worker who was unfairly accused of professional misconduct by a Family Court judge.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th July 2021

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Stay of proceedings in consequence of restructuring plan – Mills & Reeve

‘A restructuring plan to compromise certain landlord claims was allowed to proceed without being impeded by judgment being entered on a landlord’s claim for arrears.’

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Mills & Reeve, 7th July 2021

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Epidemic of violence against women under way in England and Wales – report – The Guardian

‘Women and girls are being subjected to an epidemic of violence that requires a “radical and bold” shift in how authorities in England and Wales tackle crimes that disproportionately affect female victims, a police watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Volume of laws makes it impossible for local authorities to enforce them, warn private landlords – Local Government Lawyer

‘Private landlords have complained that there will be 168 pieces of legislation governing their relations with tenants once the new Building Safety Bill passes through Parliament.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Woman speaks out over Elvis performer rape ordeal – BBC News

‘A woman raped by an Elvis impersonator when she was a 15-year-old dancer has said “he no longer controls her life” after he was finally put behind bars.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Three members of Stockwell Six cleared after nearly 50 years – The Guardian

‘Three innocent black men who were jailed nearly 50 years ago over a corrupt police officer’s claims they tried to rob him have had their convictions overturned by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Medico-legal market contracts as Covid hits PI cases – Legal Futures

‘The value of the medico-legal market fell by 18% to £650m last year because of Covid reducing the number of new personal injury cases and slowing down those already in progress.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Grenfell Tower fire: Borough called on to admit liability – BBC News

‘Dozens of Grenfell Tower fire survivors have called on a London borough to admit its “liability” for the blaze.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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Integrated care boards to replace clinical commissioning groups as Government unveils Health and Care Bill – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 8th, 2021 in bills, health, hospitals, local government, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘England is to be divided into integrated care boards and partnerships responsible for bringing together local NHS and local government, such as social care, mental health and public health advice.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th July 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Family of murdered sisters considering suing Met police – The Guardian

‘The family of two sisters whose killer was this week convicted of their murders are considering suing the police over alleged failures to act when they were reported missing.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

BAILII: recent decisions

Posted July 8th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AA & Ors v BB & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 1017 (07 July 2021)

AutoStore Technology AS v Ocado Group Plc & Ors [2021] EWCA Civ 1003 (07 July 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

WWF-UK & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs & Anor [2021] EWHC 1870 (Admin) (07 July 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

El Haddad v Al Rostamani & Ors [2021] EWHC 1892 (Ch) (07 July 2021)

Truell & Anor v Zalinska [2021] EWHC 1877 (Ch) (07 July 2021)

Revenue And Customs v Sanders [2021] EWHC 1843 (Ch) (07 July 2021)

Shanavazi, Re [2021] EWHC 1832 (Ch) (07 July 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Mountain Ash Portfolio Ltd v Vasilyev [2021] EWHC 1853 (Comm) (07 July 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Bindel v PinkNews Media Group Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 1868 (QB) (07 July 2021)

Vardy v Rooney [2021] EWHC 1888 (QB) (07 July 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org