Daniel Hoadley, Joe Tomlinson, Editha Nemsic and Cassandra Somers-Joce: How public is public law? Approximately 55% – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 28th, 2022 in constitutional law, internet, judgments, judicial review, news, statistics by sally

‘Judicial review judgments possess multi-layered value. For the parties to a case, they are an authoritative record of the outcome of a legal dispute, providing reasons for that outcome. For lawyers and judges, they support the provision of advice about the law and become legal authorities that can be used to argue and resolve future disputes. As a part of the wider constitutional system, they bring a degree of transparency to the judicial process. For researchers, they form part of the primary materials that can be subjected to different methodologies that seek to advance the understanding and analysis of public law in the courts.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 25th February 2022

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

Call to understand impact of menopause on family clients and lawyers – Legal Futures

‘Family law specialists need a better understanding of the impact of the menopause on clients – and female lawyers too – according to the solicitor launching a project to highlight the issue.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Suicide by domestic violence: call to count the hidden toll of women’s lives – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of suicides a year could be linked to abuse at home. Experts want to collect better data to bring about real change.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

DWP faces legal action over use of algorithm in decisions over fraud investigations – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) and non-profit legal group Foxglove have sent the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) a letter before action over its use of a computer algorithm when deciding on who should be investigated for fraud.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd February 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Koci Selamaj pleads guilty to murder of Sabina Nessa – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2022 in domestic violence, guilty pleas, murder, news, sexual offences, women by sally

‘A garage worker from Eastbourne has pleaded guilty to the “sadistic” murder of the schoolteacher Sabina Nessa in London last September.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Case Comment: Bloomberg LP v ZXC [2022] UKSC 5 – UKSC Blog

‘In this post, Jessica Eaton, an associate in the litigation team at CMS, comments on the Supreme Court’s decision in the Bloomberg LP v ZXC [2022] UKSC 5, case which cojeet_lthumbncerned the right to privacy in the context of a criminal investigation.’

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UKSC Blog, 25th February 2022

Source: ukscblog.com

Lords criticise plans to remove UK citizenship without warning – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2022 in bills, citizenship, government departments, news, notification by sally

‘Plans to strip people of British citizenship without prior warning are against British values and would render people from ethnic minorities second-class citizens, senior peers have warned.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

SDT, BTAS and other tribunals face hefty bills after appeal court ruling – Legal Futures

Posted February 28th, 2022 in appeals, barristers, contract of employment, employment, employment tribunals, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that a barrister who sat as a tribunal chair for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) was a “worker” and entitled to sickness and holiday pay.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Houghton-le-Spring killer driver’s jail sentence review withdrawn – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2022 in appeals, dangerous driving, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A driver’s jail sentence for killing a mother in a crash during a police chase will no longer be reviewed to determine whether it was too lenient.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Research Briefing: CCTV surveillance by your neighbour – House of Commons Library

Posted February 28th, 2022 in closed circuit television, data protection, news, parliament, privacy by tracey

‘Constituents sometimes complain to their MPs that a neighbour’s CCTV camera is “intrusive” and ask what the law states.’

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House of Commons Library , 24th February 2022

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted February 28th, 2022 in legislation by tracey

SI 2022/182 – The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2022

SI 2022/190 – The Waste and Agriculture (Legislative Functions) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/189 – The Non-Domestic Rating (Levy and Safety Net) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/179 – The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

SI 2022/175 – The Representation of the People (Proxy Vote Applications) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted February 28th, 2022 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Swire, R (On the Application Of) v Canterbury City Council [2022] EWHC 390 (Admin) (25 February 2022)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

FKJ v RVT & Ors [2022] EWHC 411 (QB) (25 February 2022)

High Court (Technology and Construction Court)

Excession Technologies Ltd v Police Digital Service [2022] EWHC 413 (TCC) (25 February 2022)

Source: www.bailii.org

Russian oligarchs in UK face new laws tackling ‘dirty money’ – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has said that Russian oligarchs will no longer have a hiding place for their “ill-gotten gains” in the UK under legislation being introduced in parliament this week.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com