Even many critics of the Rwanda deportation policy are missing the point of why it’s wrong – EIN Blog

‘The UK government’s proposals to send asylum seekers arriving to the UK onto Rwanda continue to spark intense opposition.’

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EIN Blog, 6th February 2024

Source: www.ein.org.uk

Current Affairs Digest: Law – House of Lords Library

‘Sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPPs) were abolished in 2012. However, this abolition did not apply retrospectively to prisoners already serving IPPs. Recent prison population data on IPPs has shown over 1,200 prisoners have never been released. This briefing examines concerns raised by campaign groups, professional bodies and international partners about the impact of IPPs on prisoners’ release prospects and mental health.’

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House of Lords Library, 6th February 2024

Source: lordslibrary.parliament.uk

Popular Conservatives: Rees-Mogg attacks Lady Hale and calls for neutering of Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Baroness Hale revealed her “true colours” by voting against the Rwanda Bill, according to former leader of the Commons Jacob-Rees-Mogg, who yesterday called for the “politicised” Supreme Court to be emasculated.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th February 2024

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Growing AI litigation risk requires business response – OUT-LAW.com

‘The risk businesses face from litigation is changing as artificial intelligence (AI) tools become more popular. Businesses need to recognise this and consider the different kinds of risks associated with AI technology and how they might give rise to liability.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th February 2024

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Shea Gordon: Teens jailed for life after birthday party murder – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2024 in homicide, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘Two teenagers have been jailed for life after murdering a boy at an 18th birthday party in east London.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2024

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Maintenance for a disabled adult child: a case of legal blogging – Transparency Project

‘Between August 2022 and June 2023, I observed, online, a number of hearings in a single case heard by His Honour Judge Shelton who is a judge in the family court in Leeds. The case was about the amount of money that the father/ex husband (James) should pay towards his ex-wife Beth and their daughter Isabelle. (These are fake names.) He had been paying £100 per month to Beth and £1500 to Isabelle. The case was unusual because Isabelle was an adult. Normally, a parent would not have to pay maintenance for an adult child, but there are exceptions to this and one of the exceptions is where the adult child is disabled. Isabelle has multiple physical and intellectual difficulties She lived with Beth in an adapted home and Beth provided her with full-time care, including with the help of various carers.’

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Transparency Project, 6th February 2024

Source: transparencyproject.org.uk

Half of barristers “generally content” with their working lives – Legal Futures

Posted February 7th, 2024 in barristers, mental health, news, statistics by sally

‘Half of barristers feel generally content with their working lives, an increase on the previous time they were surveyed, a report for the Bar Council has found.’

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Legal Futures, 6th February 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Fake Hull estate agent cannabis growing gang jailed – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2024 in drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A gang which ran a drug dealing operation using an estate agent as cover have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2024

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teenager trapped in Gaza brings legal challenge against UK government – The Guardian

‘A teenager trapped in Gaza and separated from his parents has brought an urgent legal challenge against the UK Home Office and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) after the government refused entry clearance for him to join his family in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2024

Source: www.theguardian.com

MoJ Finds Public Engagement Crucial In Shaping Sentencing Policies – Each Other

Posted February 7th, 2024 in Ministry of Justice, news, select committees, sentencing by sally

‘In a significant step towards fostering transparency and inclusivity within the criminal justice system, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has acknowledged the pivotal role public opinion plays in shaping sentencing policy. This revelation comes in response to a landmark report titled “Public Opinion and Understanding of Sentencing”, published by the justice committee in November 2023.’

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Each Other, 5th February 2024

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Newell Trustees Ltd v Newell Rubbermaid UK Services Ltd – Pensions Barrister

Posted February 7th, 2024 in chambers articles, news, pensions by sally

‘Edward Sawyer has written a casenote on the recent Newell decision, which provides a fresh insight into the effect of Courage provisos on the conversion of DB benefits to DC.’

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Pensions Barrister, 5th February 2024

Source: www.pensionsbarrister.com

Police failed to record race of nearly two-thirds of people referred to Prevent – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2024 in Islam, news, police, race discrimination, racism, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Police in England and Wales have failed to record the racial identity of nearly two-thirds of people referred to the Prevent counter-extremism programme, despite questions over whether it discriminates against minority ethnic groups.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2024

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Mesh and sodium valproate scandal victims need payouts soon, report says – BBC News

‘Families of children left disabled by an epilepsy drug and women injured by pelvic mesh implants should be given urgent financial help, England’s patient safety commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2024

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Research Briefing: Football governance – time for change? – House of Commons Library

Posted February 7th, 2024 in company directors, news, parliament, sport by tracey

‘This Briefing looks at plans to legislate for an independent regulator for English football.’

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House of Commons Library , 6th February 2024

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk