Tis’ the season to be jolly, but avoid the pitfalls! – Employment Law Blog

Posted November 30th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, employment, equality, health & safety, news by sally

‘Whilst many employees may be welcoming the arrival of the festive season and the array of office parties and workplace socials involved, senior managers and HR will be putting their thinking caps on, as well as their Santa hats, to seek ways to minimise the possibilities of any fallout following the merry times.’

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Employment Law Blog, 30th November 2023

Source: www.kingsleynapley.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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Just under half of children returned to live with their families as result of entering Family Drug and Alcohol Court, annual report reveals – Local Government Lawyer

‘The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has published his second annual report on the Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs), of which he states he has “long been a supporter”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th October 2023

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Dorset police officer Ravi Canhye jailed for rape and sexual assault – BBC News

‘A “predatory” police officer who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another has been jailed for 16-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Animal’ Dorset Police officer guilty of raping friend – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, police, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A police officer has been found guilty of raping a friend who accused him of abusing her “like an animal”.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Blackburn man who murdered stranger on her doorstep jailed – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, imprisonment, mental health, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who murdered a woman he did not know as she sat on her doorstep while her 15-month-old baby slept upstairs has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Drunk’ gambler must honour £590,000 cheque, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 8th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, cheques, debts, disclosure, gambling, news by tracey

‘Mayfair casino Aspinall’s has succeeded in a claim against a high rolling gambler who maintained that his £590,000 losses were unenforceable because he had been drunk when he placed his bets. In Aspinall’s Club Ltd v Lester Hui, Mr Justice Cotter lamented that the 10-day hearing had been “beset with difficulties” including unsatisfactory disclosure and a trial bundle containing “well over 1,500 pages”.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th August 2023

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Tony Di Bart: The Real Thing singer sentenced for hitting PC – BBC News

‘A chart-topping singer has been handed a community order for hitting a police officer while drunk.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Research Briefing: Alcohol licensing: how to object to a licence – House of Commons Library

‘This Briefing looks at how people can object to alcohol licences in England and Wales.’

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House of Commons Library , 4th July 2023

Source: commonslibrary.parliament.uk

Pioneering initiative to force offenders to get clean or face jail time – Ministry of Justice

‘Criminals serving community orders for low level offences will be closely monitored by judges as part of a new pilot forcing offenders to clean up their acts or be put behind bars.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th June 2023

Source: www.gov.uk

Bristol shop loses alcohol licence over noise complaints – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2023 in alcohol abuse, drug offences, licensing, news by tracey

‘A 24-hour corner shop has lost its alcohol licence after neighbours complained noisy customers woke them up on a nightly basis.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2023

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Watchdog bans alcohol ads featuring rapper ArrDee – The Independent

Posted May 31st, 2023 in advertising, alcohol abuse, complaints, news, ombudsmen, young persons by sally

‘Ads for alcohol brand Litty Liquor have been banned for featuring the under-25-year-old rapper ArrDee and encouraging excessive and irresponsible drinking.’

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The Independent, 31st May 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Nicola Bulley – latest: Lancashire police ‘sexist’ for revealing missing dog walker’s alcohol issues – The Independent

Posted February 17th, 2023 in alcohol abuse, disclosure, families, missing persons, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘A former victims’ commissioner has criticised Lancashire Police for being “sexist” after they controversially revealed Nicola Bulley’s alcohol issues.’

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The Independent, 17th February 2023

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Alcohol monitoring technology: what you need to know – Family Law Week

Posted November 17th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, alcoholism, electronic monitoring, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘Rachel Davenport, Co-founder and Director at AlphaBiolabs, discusses alcohol monitoring technology, and how it can be used to evidence levels and patterns of alcohol consumption or sobriety.’

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Family Law Week, 14th November 2022

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Withernsea: Brothers jailed after man killed in pub brawl – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2022 in affray, alcohol abuse, grievous bodily harm, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two brothers have been jailed after a man was killed and another injured in a “violent attack fuelled by alcohol” in an East Yorkshire coastal pub.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for attacking blind wife with meat cleaver – BBC News

‘A man has been jailed for nine years after striking his blind wife in the head with a meat cleaver.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Key information about adopting mother not shared before baby’s murder, report finds – The Guardian

‘Information about drinking, debts and mental health that could have prevented a baby boy being placed with an adopting mother who went on to murder him was not shared between agencies, an investigation has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Problem-Solving Courts to combat drug and alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Ground-breaking new courts will direct drug and alcohol abusers to tackle their addiction head-on or face tough consequences.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th July 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Fine for male trainee who told female colleague: “I roofied your drink” – Legal Futures

Posted June 16th, 2022 in alcohol abuse, disciplinary procedures, fines, harassment, news, solicitors by sally

‘A trainee solicitor who subjected two female colleagues to “harassing and abusive behaviour” at a work Christmas party has been fined £2,000 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).’

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Legal Futures, 16th June 2022

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

M4 crash: Drink-drive killer’s sentence deemed not unduly lenient – BBC News

‘A man who killed two young children while drink and drug driving will not have his sentence reviewed by the court of appeal.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk