Ep. 41: Brexit – The white paper – Law Pod UK

Posted August 10th, 2018 in bills, EC law, news, parliamentary papers, podcasts by sally

‘Professor Barnard discusses with journalist Boni Sones, her reaction to the publication of the government’s White Paper, the Cabinet resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson, and the negotiating position of the EU since the UK triggered Article 50 in March 2017.’

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Law Pod UK, 8th August 2018

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Divorce and Financial Remedy Update, August 2018 – Family Law Week

Posted August 9th, 2018 in bills, divorce, family courts, financial provision, news, periodical payments by tracey

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 8th August 2018

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Drone Bill may ban children from owning larger aircraft – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in aircraft, bills, children, consultations, disqualification, news by sally

‘Children could be banned from owning drones weighing more than 250g (0.55lb) under a new proposal from the Department for Transport.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

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Land Registration Act shape up could build on fraud fighting efforts and make conveyancing better for everyone – Law Commission

Posted July 24th, 2018 in bills, conveyancing, fraud, land registration, press releases by tracey

‘Property fraudsters could be stopped in their tracks by technical fixes of the law, according to the Law Commission. The independent legal body say HM Land Registry has had to fork out close to £60million in indemnity payments because of fraud over the past decade. As a result, it’s recommending measures to help prevent fraud from taking place in registered land, alongside wider technical changes to the law which will make conveyancing “faster, easier and cheaper for everyone”.’

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Law Commission, 24th July 2018

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Offshore owners of British property to be forced to reveal names – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2018 in bills, disclosure, money laundering, news by tracey

‘Offshore owners of British property will be forced to reveal their true identities or face jail sentences and unlimited fines under draft laws that aim to end the UK’s reputation as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2018

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UK counter-terror bill risks criminalising curiosity – watchdog – The Guardian

Posted July 10th, 2018 in bills, human rights, news, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Academics, journalists and those with “inquisitive and foolish minds” would be at risk of prosecution and prison sentences of up to 15 years under proposed counter-terrorism laws, a parliamentary human rights watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2018

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The right to die – who decides? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 9th, 2018 in assisted suicide, bills, human rights, news, proportionality by sally

‘In R. (on the application of Conway) v Secretary of State for Justice [2018] EWCA Civ 1431 the Court of Appeal held that the blanket ban on assisted suicide in the Suicide Act 1961 s.2(1) was a necessary and proportionate interference with the ECHR art.8 rights of the appellant.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th July 2018

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Good and bad news for Civil Liability Bill opponents – Legal Futures

‘There was good and bad news from Parliament yesterday for opponents of the Civil Liability Bill as its consideration by MPs was delayed but chances of it being amended receded.’

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Legal Futures, 6th July 2018

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Lady Hale at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Conference, Birmingham – Supreme Court

Posted July 5th, 2018 in bills, disabled persons, human rights, judges, mental health, speeches, treaties by tracey

‘Lady Hale at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual Conference, Birmingham. Is it time for yet another Mental Health Act?’

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Supreme Court, 24th June 2018

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New law to protect people with dementia and learning disabilities announced – Law Commission

‘Thousands of vulnerable people with dementia and learning disabilities will be given better protection by a new law announced today by the Government. The new Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, based on Law Commission recommendations, brings in extra protections for those who lack the mental capacity to make decisions about their care.’

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Law Commission, 3rd July 2018

Source: www.lawcom.gov.uk

Stephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted July 4th, 2018 in bills, constitutional law, EC law, news, parliament, prerogative powers by sally

‘At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. In this post I address a number of trends – only some of which are a direct consequence of the unique circumstances of Brexit – which suggest a deeper realignment of institutional power within the constitution and a consequent diminution of Parliament’s legislative power.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 3rd July 2018

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Cross-party group of MPs seek to close loophole in upskirting bill – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, parliament, photography by tracey

‘A cross-party group of MPs will seek to close a loophole in the government’s upskirting bill that could have allowed people who took images for financial gain or simply for fun to escape justice. The Conservative MP Maria Miller has held discussions with Labour’s Jess Phillips and the Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse about an amendment that would ensure there was a blanket ban on taking the voyeuristic images whatever the motivation.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 38: Brexit – Two years on – 1 COR

Posted June 28th, 2018 in bills, EC law, immigration, news, referendums, treaties by sally

‘Catherine Barnard of Cambridge University talks to reporter Boni Sones about the progress of the Brexit negotiations two years after the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU in a Referendum on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th June 2018

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The Fate of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK Law After Brexit is Sealed – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted June 25th, 2018 in bills, EC law, human rights, news by sally

‘On Monday in the House of Lords, Lord Pannick withdrew his amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill retaining the EU Charter as part of the UK’s post-Brexit settlement. With this, the Charter’s fate in UK law post Brexit was sealed. When the UK leaves the EU, the EU Charter will cease to apply. The status of the Charter during the transitional period, whilst the UK is neither in nor out of the EU, is still to be confirmed but it would seem inconceivable that the Charter would not continue to apply during that period.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 20th June 2018

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Government introduces new Offensive Weapons Bill to tackle serious violence – Home Office

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, crime, internet, offensive weapons, press releases, young persons by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has today (Wednesday 20 June) introduced new legislation to ban the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses.’

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Home Office, 20th June 2018

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Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

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The EU Withdrawal Bill in the Commons: Parliament surrendering control? – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted June 19th, 2018 in amendments, bills, constitutional reform, EC law, news, parliament by sally

‘Last week, the EU Withdrawal Bill returned to the Commons, so MPs could scrutinise and vote on amendments made to it by the House of Lords. The Bill survived its passage in the House of Commons last year relatively intact, with only one amendment carried against the Government. Things were different, however, in the Lords, where the Government was defeated on 15 substantial amendments.’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 18th June 2018

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Francis Young: Parliament and Taking Back Control: A Precedent from the Maastricht Debates – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted June 18th, 2018 in bills, constitutional law, EC law, news, parliament, referendums, treaties by sally

‘This post considers whether it is a convention of the British constitution that Parliament cannot direct the executive in the making of treaties. The context, of course, is the current tussle over whether the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill should be amended to allow the House of Commons a “meaningful vote” on the outcome of the current negotiations with the EU.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 15th June 2018

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The law must change on upskirting. One Tory MP won’t stop us – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘Upskirting is a depraved violation of privacy. It is outrageous that a single Tory MP has been able to derail a much needed and universally supported change in the law. But that is exactly what has happened.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Police and service dogs and horses receive protection by law – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2018 in bills, dogs, horses, news, police, prisons by tracey

‘A bill making it a specific offence to attack police or prison officer dogs or police horses is set to become law after the government decided to back the measure, closing what campaigners said was a loophole in existing legislation.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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