If my child is British, can I stay in the UK? – EIN Blog

Posted October 4th, 2021 in children, families, immigration, news, parental responsibility, visas by tracey

‘If you are a foreign national with a British child and have made the decision to move to the UK, it is vital that you understand the immigration options available to you. Under the UK’s immigration rules, the principal visa route for foreign nationals who want to join their family members is outlined in detail in Appendix FM (FM stands for “family members”). This popular immigration route is intended for anyone who wishes to come to the UK on the basis of their family life with a British national or a person who has settled permanently in the UK. In this article, we will explain how a foreign national with a British child can stay in the UK by applying through the family member (FM) route.’

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EIN Blog, 1st October 2021

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Bedrooms – hypothetical rather than actual. Bedroom tax and actual use. – Nearly Legal

Posted October 4th, 2021 in appeals, benefits, housing, landlord & tenant, news by tracey

‘The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Hockley & Anor (2019) EWCA Civ 1080. A quick note because I somehow missed this at the time. The Court of Appeal overturned the Upper Tribunal decision on whether assessment of entitlement to bedrooms for the bedroom tax was connected to the actual occupiers and their actual or potential use of the rooms. (Here there were two children and two bedrooms, neither of which could accommodate two children.)’

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Nearly Legal, 3rd October 2021

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Mark K Heatley: The continued use of Private Acts of Parliament in United Kingdom – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Over the past 50 years, around four Private Acts of Parliament have been enacted annually, with a maximum of 23 in 1992. Private Acts of Parliament (PA) include local Acts, that benefit organizations such as local authorities or authorize major infrastructure projects and are often of limited geographical extent, and personal Acts that benefit individuals. No personal Acts have been enacted since 1987.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 4th October 2021

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 4th, 2021 in legislation by tracey

SI 2021/1107 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) (Amendment) (No. 13) Regulations 2021

SI 2021/1101 – The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions (England) Order 2021

SI 2021/1090 – The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted October 4th, 2021 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Goodenough & Anor v The Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [2021] EWCA Civ 1422 (01 October 2021)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Ibrahim, R (On the Application Of) v Westminster City Council [2021] EWHC 2616 (Admin) (01 October 2021)

Thorley v Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 2604 (QB) (01 October 2021)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Original Beauty Technology & Ors v Company Ltd G4K Fashion Ltd & Ors [2021] EWHC 2632 (Ch) (01 October 2021)

Gangat & Anor v Jassat [2021] EWHC 2644 (Ch) (01 October 2021)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Phoenicks Ltd v Bellrock Property & Facilities Management Ltd [2021] EWHC 2639 (Comm) (01 October 2021)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Thorley v Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 2604 (QB) (01 October 2021)

Source: www.bailii.org

Possession – more change in England – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 4th, 2021 in housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news, repossession by tracey

‘From the beginning of this month, there has been yet more change on the possession front. Suzanne Gregson examines the latest position.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th October 2021

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Gender pay gap at Bar has widened over past 20 years – Legal Futures

‘The income gap between male and female barristers has increased over the last 20 years, new Bar Council figures have shown.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Quarter of pupillage hopefuls £50k in debt – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 4th, 2021 in barristers, coronavirus, debts, news, pupillage, statistics by tracey

‘Over a third of aspiring barristers expect to have racked up over £40,000 of debt by the time they complete pupillage, as the number of applicants competing for jobs continues to rise.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st October 2021

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

A v A [2021] – The Final Piece of the Puzzle for Family Arbitration – Family Law

Posted October 4th, 2021 in arbitration, dispute resolution, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘FLiP has been a strong supporter of family arbitration as a means of resolving disputes away from the courts since family arbitration was introduced into England & Wales in February 2012. In fact, it was at FLiP that one of the first family arbitrations under the new scheme took place and, as a firm, we offer three qualified family arbitrators.

The uptake and breadth of appeal of family arbitration has turned a real corner in the past 16 or so months. The decision of A v A (Arbitration: Guidance) [2021] EWHC 1889 (Fam), published in July 2021, has clarified how family arbitration works within the family court system; it should give those considering using family arbitration full confidence in the process as a cogent alternative to litigation.’

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Family Law, 1st October 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

British man sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment for sharing Daesh beheading videos – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 4th, 2021 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, news, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A British man has been sentenced to 28 months’ imprisonment at the Old Bailey today (1 October 2021) for sharing Daesh beheading videos. Stefan Aristidou, 27, pleaded guilty on 29 July 2021 to sharing pro-Daesh terrorist material between 22 November 2014 and 22 December 2014 as part of a series of messages sent to a friend. The messages stopped after Aristidou said that he was leaving the UK to join Daesh in March 2015.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 1st October 2021

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Charlie Webster: Coaches’ suspected child abuse must be reported – Daily Telegraph

‘The Government is under mounting pressure to introduce mandatory reporting of suspected child sexual abuse after the broadcaster Charlie Webster was contacted by thousands of people within a week of her documentary into athletics.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd October 2021

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Patel pledges six months in prison or big fines for motorway protesters – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will face up to six months in prison or unlimited fines under plans to stop climate campaigners bringing traffic to a halt, Priti Patel will say this week.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

BBC presenter hurt while playing role of ‘crash test dummy’ awarded £1.6m damages – The Independent

‘A television presenter has been awarded £1.6m in damages after he suffered brain and spine injuries while acting as a “crash test dummy” in a science programme. Jeremy Stansfield won a High Court battle with the BBC on Friday, with Dame Justice Amanda Yip ruling that the injuries he received in 2013 had derailed his “successful career in television” and restricted his enjoyment of life.’

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The Independent, 2nd October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Chart-topping rapper Nines jailed for plot to import 28kg of cannabis – The Independent

‘Chart-topping rapper Nines has been jailed for 28 months for importing 28kg of cannabis.’

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The Independent, 2nd October 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jail terms of 20+ years ‘quadruple’ in England and Wales over past decade – The Guardian

‘The number of people sentenced to more than 20 years in prison has quadrupled over the last decade, figures have shown. Given the increase in average tariff lengths handed down by courts, this figure is expected to continue to rise substantially over coming years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com