Rastafarian soldier wins racism case against Army – BBC News

‘One of the British Army’s first Rastafarian guardsmen has won a claim of race discrimination and harassment against the Ministry of Defence.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2023

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Case preview: George v Cannell and Anor – UKSC Blog

Posted December 13th, 2023 in appeals, damages, defamation, malicious falsehood, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘This case is concerned with what a respondent needs to demonstrate to take advantage of the Defamation Act 1952 (the “1952 Act”), s 3(1), in a claim for malicious falsehood and avoid the need to prove special damage.’

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UKSC Blog, 11th December 2023

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SRA admits it has “a long way to go” on diversity – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) still has “a long way to go” on diversity, its chief executive has said – although its gender and ethnicity pay gaps are shrinking.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2023

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Convicted child serial killer Lucy Letby struck off nursing register – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2023 in children, disciplinary procedures, murder, news, nurses, professional conduct by sally

‘Child serial killer Lucy Letby has been stripped of her nursing credentials after a panel ordered she be struck off from the register at a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2023

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Housing Ombudsman launches special investigations into three London landlords after rising maladministration rates – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Housing Ombudsman has launched special investigations into Camden Council, Hackney Council and Hyde Group after casework showed all three landlords struggle with damp and mould, repairs and complaint handling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2023

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MoD fined after email blunder risked Afghan interpreters’ lives – BBC News

‘The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has been fined £350,000 over an email blunder that exposed details of interpreters fleeing Afghanistan.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2023

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Structural racism behind increased Taser use against black people, report finds – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2023 in equality, firearms, news, police, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘Police are far more likely to use a Taser electrical weapon against black people due to structural and institutional racism rather than the views of individual officers, a new report says.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2023

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Legal Implications of Doubling the Family Visa Income Requirement – EIN Blog

‘As many readers will be aware, part of the Home Secretary’s recently announced “five-point plan” on immigration included a significant increase to the minimum income threshold for family visas under Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules.’

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EIN Blog, 12th December 2023

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Generative AI could be useful “secondary tool”, judges told – Legal Futures

Posted December 13th, 2023 in artificial intelligence, judges, judiciary, news by sally

‘Generative AI could be a “potentially useful secondary tool” for judges to use in the course of their work, according to new guidance from the senior judiciary.’

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Legal Futures, 13th December 2023

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted December 13th, 2023 in legislation by tracey

SI 2023/1347 – The Insurance and Reinsurance Undertakings (Prudential Requirements) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1346 – The Insurance and Reinsurance Undertakings (Prudential Requirements) (Risk Margin) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1344 – The Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (Amendment and Consequential Provision) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1341 – The Value Added Tax (Women’s Sanitary Products: Reusable Underwear) Order 2023

SI 2023/1339 – The Customs Tariff (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1350 – The Animals (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1340 – The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Testing Requirements and Standards) (England) (Amendment and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1328 – The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1353 – The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels: Border Security) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1348 – The Health Care Services (Provider Selection Regime) Regulations 2023

SI 2023/1334 – The Local Government and Greater London Authority Elections (Amendment) Rules 2023

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 13th, 2023 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Ntzegkoutanis v Kimionis & Ors [2023] EWCA Civ 1480 (12 December 2023)

The 3Million & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 1474 (11 December 2023)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Otto & Ors v Inner Mongolia Happy Lamb Catering Management Company Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 3151 (Ch) (08 December 2023)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Green v CT Group Holdings Ltd [2023] EWHC 3168 (Comm) (11 December 2023)

Renaissance Securities (Cyprus) Ltd v Chlodwig Enterprises Ltd & Ors [2023] EWHC 3160 (Comm) (08 December 2023)

High Court (Family Division)

J, Re (Habitual Residence: Acquiescence) [2023] EWHC 3141 (Fam) (08 December 2023)

High Court (King’s Bench Division)

Hayes v The Liberal Democrats & Anor [2023] EWHC 3166 (KB) (11 December 2023)

Beatty v Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust [2023] EWHC 3163 (KB) (08 December 2023)

Source: www.bailii.org