Oatly ads banned by UK watchdog over ‘misleading’ green claims – The Guardian

‘The UK advertising watchdog has banned a high-profile marketing campaign by Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly after ruling its green claims were misleading.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Activist deceived into relationship with Met officer wins £229,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An environmental activist who was deceived into a two-year intimate relationship by an undercover police officer has been awarded £229,000 in compensation after winning a landmark legal case.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Asset of Community Value – Local Government Law

Posted January 26th, 2022 in assets of community value, housing, local government, news, planning by sally

‘In R (TV Harrison CIC) v Leeds City Council (2022) EWHC 130 (Admin) the claimant community interest company challenged the decision of the City Council to refuse to include the claimant’s Land in the list of Land in its area that is of community value that is maintained under Section 87(1) of the Localism Act 2011. The Land is described as a longstanding sports field and has recently been restored. However, the City Council seeks to proceed with a housing development. “Land of community value” is defined by Section 88 of the Act. Section 88(1)(b) is concerned with future use.’

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Local Government Law, 25th January 2022

Source: local-government-law.11kbw.com

Major legal changes needed for driverless car era – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in accidents, computer programs, dangerous driving, news, road safety by sally

‘Human drivers should not be legally accountable for road safety in the era of autonomous cars, a report says.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Barrister suspended for lewd comments to mini-pupil fails in appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a criminal law barrister suspended for six months by a Bar disciplinary tribunal for lewd comments to a female mini-pupil.’

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Legal Futures, 25th January 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Julian Assange wins first stage of attempt to appeal against extradition – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2022 in appeals, extradition, freedom of expression, news, spying, Supreme Court by sally

‘The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be able to go to the supreme court in the UK to challenge a decision allowing him to be extradited to the US to face espionage charges.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Akinsanya judgment in Court of Appeal: Home Secretary must re-think EUSS rules for Zambrano carers – EIN Blog

Posted January 26th, 2022 in appeals, carers, children, EC law, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed the Home Secretary’s appeal in Akinsanya, finding that she misinterpreted UK law when setting the Immigration Rules for Zambrano carers under the EU Settlement Scheme (‘EUSS’). The result is that she will now need to reconsider, and potentially redraft, the EUSS Rules as they relate to Zambrano carers. This could have a positive impact on thousands of parents of British citizen children in the UK.’

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EIN Blog, 25th January 2022

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Met apologises to woman for ‘sexist, derogatory’ language in strip-search – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police have apologised and paid compensation to an academic for “sexist, derogatory and unacceptable language” used by officers about her when she was strip-searched.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Hymen repair surgery and virginity testing to be banned in UK – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in cosmetic surgery, government departments, news, women by sally

‘The government is planning on banning a cosmetic surgery called hymenoplasty across the UK.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2022

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Children’s social services in Bradford to be handed to independent trust – The Guardian

‘Bradford council has been stripped of control of its children’s social care after an investigation following the murder of 16-month-old Star Hobson found serious shortcomings in the management of the service.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2022

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Research Briefing: The Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2021-22 – House of Commons Library

Posted January 26th, 2022 in bills, government departments, internet, news, parliament, telecommunications by tracey

‘This briefing explains the background and main provisions of the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2021-22.’

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House of Commons Library, 24th January 2022

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Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted January 26th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/60 – The Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance (Claimant Commitment Exceptions) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/57 – The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/62 – The Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2020) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/59 – The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 26th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Akinsanya v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2022] EWCA Civ 37 (25 January 2022)

Mulalley & Co. Ltd v Martlet Homes Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 32 (24 January 2022)

High Court (Administrative Court)

TV Harrison CIC, R (On the Application Of) v Leeds School Sports Association [2022] EWHC 130 (Admin) (25 January 2022)

Binder & Ors v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2022] EWHC 105 (Admin) (25 January 2022)

Rahim v General Medical Council [2022] EWHC 137 (Admin) (25 January 2022)

Joseph, R (On the Application Of) v Director of Public Prosecutions [2022] EWHC 131 (Admin) (24 January 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Norsand Consultancy Ltd v Anandanadarajah & Ors [2022] EWHC 89 (Ch) (25 January 2022)

High Court (Family Division)

L, Re (Third Party Disclosure Order: Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service) [2022] EWHC 127 (Fam) (24 January 2022)

Sheffield City Council v M & Ors [2022] EWHC 128 (Fam) (24 January 2022)

High Court (Patents Court)

Neurim Pharmaceuticals (1991) Ltd & Anor v Generics (UK) Ltd (t/a Viatris) & Anor [2022] EWHC 109 (Pat) (24 January 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd [2022] EWHC 135 (QB) (25 January 2022)

RXP v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (Clinical Negligence) [2022] EWHC 133 (QB) (24 January 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org