Welsh teen forced to take virginity test before marriage – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2023 in forced marriages, news, Wales, young persons by sally

‘It wasn’t just being forced to marry that Farah was against, she also didn’t want the test to show she was a virgin.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2023

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Cloud customers should consider options following Ofcom report – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 25th, 2023 in competition, consumer protection, internet, news, reports by sally

‘The 220-page report published in accordance with Ofcom’s market study powers under the Enterprise Act 2002 highlighted practices which the regulator considers potentially hinder and restrict competition; in particular a customer’s ability to switch provider and adopt a multi-cloud architecture. It is proposing to refer the market for an in-depth investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th April 2023

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Man jailed for attempting to throw woman in front of Tube at King’s Cross – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2023 in attempted murder, news, railways, sentencing by sally

‘A man who drunkenly tried to throw a woman in front of a Tube train as she travelled to Notting Hill Carnival has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2023

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Hundreds of UK asylum seeker children wrongly treated as adults, report shows – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2023 in asylum, children, local government, news, reports, social services by sally

‘Hundreds of asylum seeker children are wrongly being treated as adults by the Home Office, according to data from dozens of local authorities.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2023

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End of the road for wishful thinking in asset valuations? – Pensions Barrister

Posted April 25th, 2023 in chambers articles, intellectual property, news, trusts, valuation by sally

‘Paul Newman KC has written a summary of the FTT decision in Morgan Lloyd Trustees Limited & ors v HMRC (31 March 2023). The case concerns the appropriate approach to the valuation of intellectual property rights (including domain names), and will be bad news for trustees hoping to rely on eyebrow-raising expert valuations to escape scheme sanction charges.’

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Pensions Barrister, 25th April 2023

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Multi-defendant cases: the more the merrier? – Law Pod UK

Posted April 25th, 2023 in apportionment, costs, hospitals, negligence, news, podcasts by sally

‘Lucy McCann speaks to Cara Guthrie and Matthew Flinn of 1 Crown Office Row, about multi-defendant litigation in the field of clinical negligence.’

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Law Pod UK, 24th April 2023

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More Than One Person A Month Has Died In Custody This Year – Each Other

Posted April 25th, 2023 in death in custody, news, police, prisons, statistics by sally

‘According to the charity Inquest, since the beginning of the year, six people have died in police custody or otherwise following contact with the police. Last year, 301 people died in prison custody and in 2021 there were 191 deaths in police custody.’

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Each Other, 21st April 2023

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted April 25th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

AHGR Lyd v Kane-Laverack & Anor [2023] EWCA Civ 428 (21 April 2023)

Harrington v Secretary of State for Work And Pensions [2023] EWCA Civ 433 (21 April 2023)

Quadra Commodities SA v XL Insurance Company SE & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 432 (21 April 2023)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Mitchell, R. v [2023] EWCA Crim 424 (21 April 2023)

Parry & Ors, R. v (Rev1) [2023] EWCA Crim 421 (21 April 2023)

High Court (Administrative Court)

World Uyghur Congress (2) v Secretary of State for the Home Department & Ors [2023] EWHC 912 (Admin) (21 April 2023)

CVN, R (On the Application Of) v London Borough of Croydon (Re Costs) [2023] EWHC 865 (Admin) (21 April 2023)

Lynch v Government of the United States of America [2023] EWHC 876 (Admin) (21 April 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

WWRT Ltd v Tyshchenko & Anor [2023] EWHC 907 (Ch) (24 April 2023)

Connoisseur Developments Ltd & Ors v Koumis [2023] EWHC 855 (Ch) (24 April 2023)

Brierley v Otuo & Ors [2023] EWHC 919 (Ch) (21 April 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Cipla Ltd v Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [2023] EWHC 910 (Comm) (21 April 2023)

Credit Suisse AG v Burgundy Sea Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 809 (Comm) (05 April 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Armstrong Watson LLP v Persons Unknown [2023] EWHC 921 (KB) (24 April 2023)

Taylor & Ors v Evans (As Representative of the Labour Party) [2023] EWHC 935 (KB) (24 April 2023)

Tyers v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 896 (KB) (21 April 2023)

Source: www.bailii.org

No surrender – Nearly Legal

Posted April 24th, 2023 in appeals, housing, landlord & tenant, local government, news by tracey

‘City of Westminster Council v Kazam & Anor (2023) EWHC 825 (KB). It is always the joint tenancies that cause problems. This was an appeal of a first instance decision dismissing a claim for possession by Westminster and declaring that Mr Rahimi had succeeded to a secure tenancy. It all turned on whether there had been a surrender and regrant of the tenancy to Mr Rahimi’s grandmother, Mrs Hussain.’

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Nearly Legal, 23rd April 2023

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Local authority serving notices – requirements – Nearly Legal

‘Birmingham City Council v Bravington (2023) EWCA Civ 308. A quick one – A possession claim under s.84A Housing Act 1985 requires service of a notice under section 83ZA. In this case.’

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Nearly Legal, 23rd April 2023

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Guidance issued on UK immigration reporting duties for hybrid workers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 24th, 2023 in employment, government departments, immigration, news, time limits, visas by tracey

‘Employers that sponsor foreign workers to work in the UK need to be prepared to report changes to where those workers work to the UK authorities within 10 working days, an immigration expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2023

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Cassandra Somers-Joce: Government by WhatsApp: Where are we now? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘A new Cabinet Office policy has recently been published which provides guidance on the use of instant messaging technologies, such as WhatsApp, by government officials. The policy discourages the use of non-corporate communications channels (“NCCCs”), particularly when these platforms are accessed on personal devices. The new policy is a welcome development in the regulation of “government by WhatsApp,” and demonstrates better practice with respect to the public law duties which are applicable in this context, namely, the Public Records Act 1958, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the common law duty of candour.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 22nd April 2023

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Firm ordered to pay ex-client £400k for negligent divorce advice – Legal Futures

‘A law firm that narrowed the scope of its retainer after a divorcing woman negotiated her own financial settlement was nonetheless negligent in failing to give her advice on the deal, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2023

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Barrister fails in appeal over discrimination claim against chambers – Legal Futures

‘An employment tribunal (ET) did not show bias in dismissing a claim brought by a black barrister against his chambers, an appeal tribunal has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 24th April 2023

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Research Briefing: The draft Media Bill: A reading list – House of Commons Library

Posted April 24th, 2023 in bills, media, news, parliament by tracey

‘This briefing provides a selection of reading on the draft Media Bill (March 2023).’

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House of Commons Library , 19th April 2023

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Home Secretary considers new ‘sex for rent’ law – Home Office

Posted April 24th, 2023 in government departments, housing, landlord & tenant, news, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘A public call for evidence has been launched to establish the scale of “sex for rent” in the UK and ask if existing laws protect victims.’

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Home Office, 21st April 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

Prosecutors focus on ‘love-bombing’ and other manipulative behaviours when charging controlling offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Updated guidance on controlling behaviour published by the Crown Prosecution Service today emphasises the need for prosecutors to closely scrutinise the actions of a suspect, who can often take steps to disrupt or mislead criminal proceedings.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th April 2023

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Police force wrong to dismiss ex-MP’s ‘vexatious’ FOI requests – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 24th, 2023 in appeals, freedom of information, harassment, news, police by tracey

‘A police force was wrong to dismiss as vexatious freedom of information requests from a disgraced former MP, an appeal has ruled. Overturning a decision by the information commissioner, the Information Rights Tribunal reminded South Yorkshire Police that the way to avoid being chased for missing a deadline is not to miss it in the first place.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st April 2023

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Crucial hearing in Mastercard litigation begins – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Competition Appeal Tribunal is set to hear arguments today on a complex EU law issue worth billions of pounds in proceedings against credit card providers, Mastercard and Visa.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th April 2023

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Rwanda legal battle back in court as judges reconsider whether scheme is lawful – The Independent

Posted April 24th, 2023 in appeals, asylum, bills, deportation, government departments, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘The next stage of the legal battle over the Rwanda deal will begin today, with the Court of Appeal to reconsider if it is safe to send asylum seekers to the country.’

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The Independent, 24th April 2023

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