‘Clear evidence of cheating’: BSB decides not to lift suspension of online exams – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 7th, 2023 in barristers, deceit, examinations, internet, legal education, news by sally

‘Aspiring barristers will have to stick to pen and paper for written exams following a decision by the bar regulator not to lift a suspension of online assessments after receiving ‘clear evidence of cheating’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th November 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Drunk father jailed for manslaughter of disabled son in motorway crash – The Independent

‘A father whose disabled 12-year-old son was killed while trying to run across the M62 has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2023

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Guy Baldwin: The Case for Moderate Constitutionalism in the UK – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 7th, 2023 in constitutional law, government departments, human rights, judiciary, news by sally

‘Part of the debate around accountability in the UK concerns the judiciary and its relationship with the elected parts of government. A potentially useful concept in assessing this relationship is constitutionalism. This post is a summary of my presentation at the recent UKCLA Conference in Liverpool, in which I engaged with some long-running debates around constitutionalism. I argue here that there is a version of constitutionalism, which I term “moderate constitutionalism”, that is normatively desirable and suited to the UK’s constitutional tradition. After discussing the situation of constitutionalism in the UK and setting out the case for moderate constitutionalism, I identify some possible implications of the analysis for the system of government in the UK. What is presented here is an early sketch, at a high level, of an account that I intend to develop in significantly greater detail in the future.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 7th November 2023

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Wiltshire Police criticised over Clare’s Law failings – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2023 in disclosure, domestic violence, news, pilot schemes, police, statistics, victims by sally

‘Former Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland said he was “horrified and furious” over failings in a system designed to protect possible victims of domestic violence.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

No ‘quick fix’ for UK’s no-fault evictions ban conundrum – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 7th, 2023 in bills, government departments, housing, landlord & tenant, news, rent, repossession by sally

‘The UK government’s decision to shelve a proposed ban on ‘no-fault’ evictions makes sense, but leaves landlords and tenants in an uncertain position, according to one legal expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th November 2023

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Indi Gregory: Critically ill baby granted Italian citizenship – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2023 in children, citizenship, doctors, families, Italy, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A critically ill eight-month-old baby has been granted Italian citizenship as her parents fight to prevent doctors ending her life support.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk