UK advertising regulators issue update on body image and enhancement review –

Posted January 11th, 2024 in advertising, codes of practice, news, standards by sally

‘Businesses must ensure any advertisements including digital alterations made to body images are not “irresponsible” or “misleading”, an expert has said.’

Full Story, 10th January 2024


Police officer forced to strip down to her underwear wins £800,000 in discrimination case – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2024 in compensation, employment tribunals, harassment, news, police, sex discrimination by sally

‘A former firearms officer who was forced to strip down to her underwear during training has won over £800,000 in a sex discrimination case against West Midlands Police.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2024


EAT rejects barrister’s appeal over £3m claim against chambers – Legal Futures

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected an appeal from a barrister expelled from chambers after posting a tweet about a “stroppy teenager of colour”.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2024


Calvin Klein ad with singer FKA twigs banned for making her ‘stereotypical sexual object’ – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2024 in advertising, complaints, news, standards, women by sally

‘A Calvin Klein advertisement featuring the British singer FKA twigs has been banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority, on the grounds that it presented her as “a stereotypical sexual object”.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2024


Rape complainants warned pre-recording evidence could backfire – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2024 in evidence, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics, video recordings by sally

‘Rape complainants should be told pre-recording evidence could harm their chances of securing a conviction at trial, researchers say.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2024


Lifetime allowance – abolished, but not quite! – Pensions Barrister

Posted January 11th, 2024 in budgets, news, pensions, taxation by sally

‘Even the most seasoned pensions tax expert will surely have found the period since the government’s announcement on pension tax in the Spring Budget of 15 March 2023 bewildering, as the number of hyperlinked documents in this article demonstrates.’

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Pensions Barrister, 11th January 2024


Chambers “should not have to merge for regulatory reasons” – Legal Futures

Posted January 11th, 2024 in barristers, inns of court, mergers, news, standards by sally

‘The new chair of the Bar Council has pushed back at the idea floated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) that chambers could merge to make regulatory compliance easier.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2024


Tradesman sexually abused girl, 6, in her own bedroom – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2024 in assault, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A tradesman who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl while carrying out work at her family’s home has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2024


Landowner’s supreme court case threatens Dartmoor wild camping victory – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2024 in appeals, commons, consent, news, parks, statutory interpretation, Supreme Court by sally

‘The right to wild camp on Dartmoor could be under threat again after the supreme court granted permission for a wealthy landowner to bring a case against it.’

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The Guardian, 10th Janaury 2024


Recent Statutory Instruments –

Posted January 11th, 2024 in legislation by tracey

SI 2024/20 – The Official Controls (Extension of Transitional Periods) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/19 – The Immigration (Age Assessments) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/16 – The Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) (Amendment and Saving Provision) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/15 – The National Health Service (Notifiable Reconfigurations and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/12 – The Taxation (Cross-border Trade) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/11 – The Rent Officers (Housing Benefit and Universal Credit Functions) (Amendment) Order 2024

SI 2024/9 – The Ship’s Report, Importation and Exportation by Sea (Amendment) Regulations 2024

SI 2024/22 – The Justification Decision (Scientific Age Imaging) Regulations 2024


BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted January 11th, 2024 in law reports by tracey

High Court (Administrative Court)

Balachandra v The General Dental Council [2024] EWHC 18 (Admin) (10 January 2024)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Lazarichev & Ors v Lyndou [2024] EWHC 8 (Ch) (09 January 2024)

Changizi v Mayes & Anor [2024] EWHC 6 (Ch) (08 January 2024)

Chedington Events Ltd v Brake & Anor [2024] EWHC 11 (Ch) (08 January 2024)