Road rage driver Darren Hefferman jailed for cyclist punch – BBC News

‘A road rage motorist who punched a cyclist into oncoming traffic has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2018

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Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214: Vicarious liability for assault considered in the Court of Appeal – Zenith PI

Posted October 24th, 2018 in appeals, assault, employment, news, personal injuries, vicarious liability by tracey

‘This case was heard recently in the Court Of Appeal before Lord Justice Erwin, Lord Justice Moylan and Lady Justice Asplin. Lady Justice Asplin gave the leading judgment
with which the Lord Justices agreed. However, Lord Justice Erwin was keen to emphasise at paragraph 37, “how unusual are these facts and how limited will be the parallels to this case”.’

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Zenith PI, 23rd October 2018

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Harassment – when new evidence isn’t – Nearly Legal

‘This was Homelets of Bath appeal from first instance judgment against them on Ms T’s claim for harassment under Prevention of Harassment Act 1997 and Protection from Eviction Act 1977, and assault and false imprisonment, with damages to be assessed.’

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Nearly Legal, 21st October 2018

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Supreme Court to hear case on deprivations of liberty, community treatment orders – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Supreme Court will next week consider whether a statutory power to impose conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty can ever lawfully be “implied”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th October 2018

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Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust – Law Pod UK

‘In Darnley v Croydon NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 the Supreme Court has ruled that hospitals are liable for the actions and statements of their non-medical staff in A & E. Rosalind English discusses the implications of this judgment with Owain Thomas QC.’

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Law Pod UK, 15th October 2018

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Court quadruples sexual assault solicitor’s suspension – Legal Futures

Posted October 16th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, sexual offences, solicitors by sally

‘The suspension handed out by a disciplinary tribunal to a solicitor found guilty of sexual assault in a high-profile case was too lenient, the High Court has ruled in quadrupling its length.’

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Legal Futures, 16th October 2018

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Supreme Court rules that hospital receptionist owes a duty of care to a patient — Owain Thomas QC – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of Michael Darnley in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50, holding that a hospital receptionist owed a duty of care to a patient at A&E, which was breached by providing him with incorrect information as to how long he was likely to have to wait before being seen or triaged.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th October 2018

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Home Office agrees to inquiry into immigrant abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2018 in assault, detention, immigration, inquiries, news by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to carry out an independent and far-reaching inquiry into alleged abusive treatment of immigrants held in UK detention centres after being threatened with legal proceedings.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2018

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Judge hits out at case against senior police officer accused of ‘shoulder barging’ female colleague – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2018 in assault, news, police, prosecutions by sally

‘A judge and police leaders have questioned why a senior counter-terror officer had to face a criminal trial over a complaint that he “shoulder-barged” a female colleague.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2018

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Celebrity Big Brother to be investigated by Ofcom – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2018 in assault, complaints, media, news by sally

‘Ofcom is to launch an inquiry into Celebrity Big Brother after it received more than 25,000 complaints about Roxanne Pallett’s allegation she was physically abused by Ryan Thomas.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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Jail time to double for assaulting an emergency worker – Ministry of Justice

‘New law protecting emergency workers from assault to receive Royal Assent today (Thursday 13 September 2018).’

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Ministry of Justice, 13th September 2018

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Police officer who Tasered force’s race relations adviser in face cleared of misconduct – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered her force’s own race relations adviser in the face in a case of mistaken identity has been cleared of gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2018

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CPS defends handling of case against cricketer Ben Stokes – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in affray, alcohol abuse, assault, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has defended its handling of the high-profile case against the England cricketer Ben Stokes after a jury unanimously cleared him of affray.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Man who tried to gouge baby’s eyes out is jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2018 in assault, attempted murder, attempts, child abuse, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “very dangerous” man who threw a baby out of a window after trying to gouge its eyes out has been jailed for life. Sean Ziemelis, 31, also tried to strangle the baby boy before throwing him from a second-storey window in the early hours of 1 August 2017, Luton crown court heard.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2018

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Man who threw baby out of window in Luton jailed – BBC News

‘A man who threw a seven-month-old baby and its mother out of a window has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 2nd August 2018

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Suspension for solicitor convicted of ABH against ex-boyfriend – Legal Futures

Posted July 27th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, solicitors by sally

‘A family law solicitor convicted of actual bodily harm after she hit her former boyfriend in the face with a glass has been suspended from practice for 15 months.’

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Legal Futures, 27th July 2018

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Stephen Lawrence killer David Norris to get damages – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2018 in assault, compensation, Ministry of Justice, news, personal injuries, prisons by tracey

‘One of Stephen Lawrence’s killers has settled a claim with the Ministry of Justice after he was attacked in prison. David Norris suffered a broken nose and ribs at HMP Belmarsh in 2011 where he was being held on remand ahead of his trial for murder. He sued for damages, reported to be £10,000, after the assault.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2018

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Chilwell serial rapist found guilty of 24 sex attacks – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2018 in assault, child abuse, news, rape by sally

‘A serial rapist has been found guilty of 24 sex attacks, including four counts of rape on a child.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2018

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Abusive Birmingham husband ‘beat wife and locked her indoors’ – BBC News

‘A husband who regularly beat his wife and kept her locked indoors during their 16-year marriage has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 19th June 2018

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Teacher once teased for ‘looking like Chuckle brother’ struck off after attack on schoolboy – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2018 in assault, disqualification, fines, harassment, news, teachers by tracey

‘A teacher who lost his temper when a pupil told him he looked like a Chuckle brother has been struck off after flying into rage at another boy who threw a sweet at him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2018

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