Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 15th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

SI 2021/1148 – The Competition Act 1998 (Football Broadcasting Rights) (Public Policy Exclusion) Order 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 15th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Anwar v The Advocate General for Scotland (Scotland) [2021] UKSC 44 (13 October 2021)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

X & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 1480 (14 October 2021)

Salvato, R (On the Application Of) v The Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2021] EWCA Civ 1482 (13 October 2021)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Paddon, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1485 (14 October 2021)

T, R. v [2021] EWCA Crim 1474 (14 October 2021)

R v STC Limited and others [2021] EWCA Crim 1237 (13 October 2021)

R v Jack Halliwell [2021] EWCA Crim 1189 (13 October 2021)

R v Adam Waring [2021] EWCA Crim 1369 (13 October 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Astral De La Mare v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & Anor [2021] EWHC 2724 (Admin) (13 October 2021)

Litwinczuk & Ors v Regional Court, Zamosc, Poland & Ors [2021] EWHC 2735 (Admin) (13 October 2021)

Arowojolu v General Medical Council [2021] EWHC 2725 (Admin) (13 October 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Bass & Ors v Buchanan [2021] EWHC 2740 (Ch) (14 October 2021)

Scuderia Prestige Automobile Ltd v Malik [2021] EWHC 2744 (Ch) (14 October 2021)

High Court (Family Division)

L (Return Order), Re [2021] EWHC 2737 (Fam) (13 October 2021)

High Court (Patents Court)

Nokia Technologies OY v Oneplus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2746 (Pat) (13 October 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Castello v Gonschior [2021] EWHC 2742 (QB) (14 October 2021)

Ovu v London Underground Ltd (duty of care) [2021] EWHC 2733 (QB) (13 October 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Recovering commercial rent during the pandemic – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 15th, 2021 in coronavirus, debts, landlord & tenant, leases, local government, news, rent, set-off by tracey

‘Clare Hartley and Chloe Postlethwaite analyse the latest favourable ruling for landlords in relation to commercial rent recovery during Covid-19, a judgment that confirms landlords can currently still rely on the court route notwithstanding the UK Government’s plans for arbitration next year.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th October 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Parental responsibility: a short guide for local authority SEND teams – Local Government Lawyer

‘Grace-Mary Sweeney of LASEN explores the concept of parental responsibility, how it interacts with education law, and some practical implications for Local Authority SEND Teams.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th October 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Bar students need more pupillage data to avoid “buyer’s remorse” – Legal Futures

Posted October 15th, 2021 in barristers, computer programs, legal education, news, pupillage by tracey

‘Bar students should be given detailed information from chambers about their pupillage criteria to avoid suffering from “buyer’s remorse” when they realise how difficult it is to succeed, a barrister and former Bar course teacher has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 15th October 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Yacht skipper jailed following Border Force sea interception – Home Office

Posted October 15th, 2021 in immigration, imprisonment, news, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘A Dutch national who was caught in the process of sneaking 9 Albanian nationals into the UK in a sailing vessel has been jailed.’

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Home Office, 13th October 2021

Source: www.gov.uk

Research Briefing: Financial support for family and friends carers (kinship carers) – House of Commons Library

Posted October 15th, 2021 in carers, families, fostering, local government, news, parliament, remuneration by tracey

‘This House of Commons Library briefing paper considers what help is available for grandparents and other family and friends carers (also known as kinship carers) looking after children where their parents are not in a position to do so.’

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House of Commons Library , 7th October 2021

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Language Matters: time to reframe our national vocabulary for family breakdown – Family Law

Posted October 15th, 2021 in children, divorce, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘As a society we have made huge progress, for example, in removing gender-biased and racist language from everyday speech. We do this because we recognise that using biased language can reinforce biased thinking. But there remain areas in which the power of language to influence thought and behaviour has not yet been properly appreciated. This article concerns the use of the language of aggression and conflict in the context of family breakdown and argues that it is time for change.’

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Family Law, 14th October 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

MPs prepare to debate judicial review reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 15th, 2021 in bills, consultations, judicial review, Ministry of Justice, news, parliament by tracey

‘MPs will soon have their first opportunity to debate the government’s controversial judicial review reforms. The Judicial Review and Courts Bill has its second reading in the House of Commons on Monday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Society voices ‘genuine concerns’ about power of attorney reforms – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Law Society has raised concerns about plans to make it easier to obtain lasting power of attorney (LPA), warning that sufficient safeguards must remain in place to protect the vulnerable.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Less is more: my practical advice after almost forty years of practising – Family Law Week

Posted October 15th, 2021 in barristers, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘Gabrielle Jan Posner, Barrister and Recorder, Trinity Chambers, Chelmsford, passes on some hard-earned tips.’

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Family Law Week, 12th October 2021

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Reading terror attacker loses bid to appeal whole-life prison sentence – The Independent

Posted October 15th, 2021 in appeals, imprisonment, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘The Reading terror attacker has lost a bid to appeal his whole-life prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 14th October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Amazon asks Ring owners to respect privacy after court rules usage broke law – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in data protection, fines, harassment, news, privacy, video recordings by tracey

‘Amazon has urged owners of its Ring security cameras and doorbells – which come with a camera and microphone – to respect neighbours’ privacy after a court ruled their use broke data laws.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Met officer kept job after sending explicit photo to former colleague – The Independent

‘A Met Police officer who sent an explicit picture to a former colleague was allowed to keep his job despite being reported to the force, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Terror offender accused of ‘grooming’ Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to answer inquiry questions – The Independent

‘A terror convict who allegedly “groomed” the Manchester Arena bomber will refuse to ask questions if he is ordered to give evidence at the public inquiry into the attack.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions – The Guardian

‘A disabled woman is to challenge the Department for Work and Pensions in court over what she calls its “immoral” policy of allowing landlords and utilities companies to automatically make deductions from monthly benefits payments without the claimant’s consent.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘Right to request’ flexible work not granted for half of UK’s working mothers – The Guardian

Posted October 15th, 2021 in employment, equality, families, flexible working, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Half of the UK’s working mothers do not get the flexibility they ask for, while those that do work flexibly face discrimination, according to a survey.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

East Kent baby deaths: Trust was short of staff – BBC News

‘There were not enough maternity staff to keep mothers and babies safe at a hospital trust at the centre of a baby deaths scandal, inspectors have found.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Huge rise in domestic abuse cases being dropped in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2021 in criminal justice, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, statistics, time limits, women by tracey

‘Victims of alleged domestic abuse are seeing their cases dropped at a rapidly increasing rate, according to data obtained by the BBC.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Martin v City and County of Swansea – Equality Law Blog

Posted October 14th, 2021 in disability discrimination, employment tribunals, equality, news by sally

‘The decision of the EAT in this case provides a useful reminder of the proper approach to the PCP in reasonable adjustment claims. EAT (judge James Tayler, sitting alone) ruled that an employment tribunal had erred in law in rejecting the claimant’s attempt to rely on, as a PCP, a Management of Absence Policy which included discretion which would have permitted, amongst other steps, the claimant’s redeployment to an alternative role. The Tribunal had ruled that the application of the policy to the claimant did not constitute the application of a PCP that placed her at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with non-disabled persons.’

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Equality Law Blog, 13th October 2021

Source: equalitylawblog.com