Unmanaged illegal migration brings rule of law into disrepute – Chalk – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 2nd, 2024 in immigration, international law, news, rule of law, Russia, Ukraine, war by sally

‘Unmanaged illegal migration risks bringing the rule of law into disrepute, the lord chancellor said last night. In a speech to legislators and lawyers during a visit to the US, Alex Chalk MP said such migration “disregards borders and is putting undue pressure on the national systems of rules-based countries like ours and is a fundamental challenge to our democracies.”‘

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st February 2024

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MoJ to press ahead with fixed costs changes amid JR threat – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is pressing ahead with reforms to the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime that came into force in October, opening the door to a possible court challenge.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2024

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Police forced to run background checks on sex abuse suspects or face sack under proposed ‘Gaia’s Law’ – The Independent

‘Police officers who fail to run background checks on sex offence suspects will face being fired under new measures proposed to parliament to crackdown on sexual predators.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2024

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Supreme Court rules on “shock” in clinical negligence cases – Law Pod UK

‘The Supreme Court has ruled out claims for physicatric harm suffered by family members witnessing death or serious injury as a result of medical negligence. Rosalind English talks to Judith Rogerson of 1 Crown Office Row about the implication of this ruling.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st February 2024

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Joint enterprise law: MP’s bill seeks to stop innocent bystanders being jailed – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2024 in bills, criminal justice, gangs, homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘A proposed amendment to English law could stop innocent people being imprisoned under the controversial joint enterprise doctrine.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

Brianna Ghey: Why teenagers who killed her can be named – BBC News

‘Two teenagers who murdered 16-year-old Brianna Ghey after devising a “kill list” of children to target will be named for the first time today.’

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BBC News, 2nd February 2024

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Lawyers raise alarm at struggle to tackle UK local government corruption – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2024 in corruption, fraud, legal profession, local government, news, statistics by sally

‘Lawyers have raised alarm at the lack of oversight in local government, as a Guardian analysis found almost one in 10 councils in the UK have been subject to a corruption investigation in the past decade.’

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com