CPS to review guidance on using drill music as evidence – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is updating its guidance on the use of drill music as evidence in criminal trials.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2022

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Far-right extremists and jihadists must be punished equally, solicitor-general says as neo-Nazi cases rise – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2022 in Islam, news, proscribed organisations, sentencing, suspended sentences, terrorism by tracey

‘Far-right extremists and jihadists must be punished equally, the solicitor-general has said following a rise in terror cases involving neo-Nazis.’

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The Independent, 23rd January 2022

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MPs criticise UK gambling regulator for trying to reduce addiction – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in gambling, lobbying, news, ombudsmen, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘A committee of MPs has produced a report criticising the gambling industry regulator for trying to reduce addiction and urging ministers to take it into special measures.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Dispute with priest threatens to mire Oxford college in scandal – Financial Times

Posted January 24th, 2022 in Christianity, compensation, employment, harassment, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The head of one of Oxford university’s grandest colleges has indicated that he will agree to step down after a long-running dispute in a deal that includes a £1.5m pay-off and the settlement of a sexual harassment claim against him.’

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Financial Times, 21st January 2022

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New Highway Code rules change who has priority at roundabouts – The Independent

Posted January 24th, 2022 in codes of practice, news, roads by tracey

‘Three new updates will be implemented from next week.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2022

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UK taxpayers to pay former Post Office workers up to £1bn compensation – The Guardian

‘UK taxpayers could have to pay as much as £1bn in compensation to former Post Office workers wrongly convicted of theft due to the defective Horizon IT system.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2022

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Court of appeal to hear challenge over media ban from Prince Philip’s will court case – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, media, news, reporting restrictions, royal family, wills by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a decision to ban media organisations from a court case about the Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to be heard by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2022

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Liverpool bomber papers raise fresh questions for Home Office – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2022 in appeals, asylum, explosives, government departments, immigration, news, terrorism by tracey

‘New details have emerged about the Liverpool bomber Emad Al Swealmeen’s failed asylum attempts – and the false information he used to make his cases.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2022

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Court of Appeal rules equity partner’s demotion was not conduct extending over a period but a one-off act with continuing consequences – Farrar’s Building

‘Claimants wishing to bring a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010 must do so within 3 months of the discriminatory conduct. Claimants can bring their claim in respect of conduct extending beyond 3 months if the conduct was a sequence of events and the last chain in the event occurred within 3 months of the claim. But when is conduct extending over a period and when is the conduct simply a one-off act with continuing consequences? In Parr v MSR Partners LLP (Formerly Moore Stephens LLP) and Others [2022] EWCA Civ 24, the Court of Appeal held that an equity partner’s demotion to salaried partner was not a continuing act even if he suffered losses many years after the demotion. The demotion was the point at which limitation ran.’

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Farrar's Building, 19th January 2022

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Lawyer jailed after defying order to hand over firm’s files to SRA – Legal Futures

‘A lawyer has been jailed for 13 months after showing a “brazen disregard” for his regulator by failing to hand over his firm’s files to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2022

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Migrants win High Court unlawful age assessment challenge – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2022 in asylum, children, government departments, immigration, news, refugees, young persons by sally

‘Two migrants have won a High Court battle after complaining about how their ages were assessed when they arrived in the UK.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2022

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Stephen Tierney and Alison Young: Constitution Committee report on the Future Governance of the UK – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Following a year-long inquiry into the future governance of the United Kingdom, the House of Lords Constitution Committee today publishes its report, Respect and Co-operation: Building a Stronger Union for the 21st century.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 20th January 2022

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Fly-tipping: Government plans to tackle ‘new narcotics’ of waste crime – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2022 in environmental health, government departments, news, waste by sally

‘The government has announced plans to tackle what the head of the Environment Agency has called the “new narcotics” of fly-tipping and waste crime.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2022

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Criminal prosecution delays hit record 708 days – BBC News

‘Delays in prosecuting suspected criminals have hit a record 708 days for the average time it takes to go from offence to completion of a case.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2022

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Bakery handed £26k fine after dishwasher pollutes stream – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 21st, 2022 in environmental protection, fines, local government, news, pollution, Wales, waste, water by sally

‘A Natural Resources Wales (NRW) prosecution has seen a bakery fined for polluting a stream with its dishwasher.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th January 2022

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End-to-end encryption protects children, says UK information watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2022 in children, data protection, delay, internet, news, ombudsmen, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK data watchdog has intervened in the debate over end-to-end encryption, warning that delaying its introduction puts “everyone at risk” including children.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2022

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Care home staff jailed for degrading acts to vulnerable man – BBC News

‘Three care home workers have been jailed for 18 months for mistreating a vulnerable man.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2022

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Full-Time Law Reporters

Posted January 20th, 2022 in by sally

The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting seeks to recruit FULL-TIME LAW REPORTERS.

Applicants must be a member of the Bar of England and Wales, or a solicitor on the roll of solicitors in England and Wales.

To apply send a covering letter and your CV to recruitment@iclr.co.uk
Applications close on Monday 31st January 2022

TCC severs adjudicator’s decision – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted January 20th, 2022 in building law, construction industry, dispute resolution, news, set-off by tracey

‘I appreciate that not everyone will agree but, as well as striving to get to the right answer, correctly applying the law, and so on, most adjudicators also want to provide the parties with a decision that is ultimately enforceable by the TCC. I think I also speak for most adjudicators when I say that it comes as somewhat of a relief when we read a judgment on BAILII or the like and we’ve been enforced.

But what about cases where only part of the decision is enforced, and the other part is severed? It is arguable that for the adjudicator it is, to use the language of the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “just a flesh wound”. However, I can attest to the fact that it is frustrating, having been one of the first adjudicators to be severed back in 2012 in Beck Interiors v UK Flooring Contractors. I was thoroughly annoyed with myself for getting it wrong and only part of my decision was enforced (but I was assured by my peers that “tis but a scratch”).’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 19th January 2022

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 20th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

MA & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Coventry City Council & Anor [2022] EWHC 98 (Admin) (19 January 2022)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov [2022] EWHC 101 (Ch) (19 January 2022)

High Court (Commercial Court)

The Huntsworth Wine Company Ltd v London City Bond Ltd [2022] EWHC 98 (comm) (19 January 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

O’Grady v B15 Group Ltd [2022] EWHC 67 (QB) (17 January 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org