Raab promises to put victims ‘firmly at heart of justice system’ – The Independent

Posted May 25th, 2022 in bills, criminal justice, Ministry of Justice, news, statistics, victims by sally

‘The Government has promised to put the “needs and voices” of victims “firmly at the heart of the justice system” with a series of legal reforms.’

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The Independent, 25th May 2022

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Why The Human Rights Act Matters To Journalists – Each Other

Posted May 24th, 2022 in bills, human rights, media, news by sally

‘The Justice Secretary, Dominic Raab, recently took to the Mail Online to justify his plans to introduce a Bill of Rights replacing the Human Rights Act (HRA), the UK law that obliges the government to ensure our rights as citizens are upheld.’

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Each Other, 23rd May 2022

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‘Ella’s law’ bill seeks to establish right to clean air in UK – The Guardian

Posted May 20th, 2022 in bills, children, environmental health, health, news, pollution by sally

‘A new clean air law is starting out in parliament after the Green party peer Jenny Jones won first place in the House of Lords ballot for private members’ bills.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2022

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Alerter by Tim Green QC and Douglas Maxwell – Building Safety Bill Receives Royal Assent – Henderson Chambers

Posted May 19th, 2022 in bills, building law, defective premises, news, regulations by sally

‘On 29 April 2022, the Building Safety Bill received Royal Assent and has become the Building Safety Act 2022 (the “BSA”). The BSA gives effect to policies set out in the Government response to the “Building a Safer Future” consultation, and Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim and final report undertaken as part of an independent review of building regulations and fire safety.’

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Henderson Chambers, 3rd May 2022

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E-Scooters: The Current Framework – Part 1 – Guildhall Chambers

‘The Queen’s speech 2022 has confirmed what has been widely anticipated by the media and the legal sector – e-scooters will now become a permanent feature on public roads and new legislation is expected under the Transport Bill.’

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Guildhall Chambers, 12th May 2022

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Public Road or Private Land? The Application of RTA Insurance following the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022 – Farrar’s Building

Posted May 18th, 2022 in accidents, bills, chambers articles, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘Having received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022, the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill is now an Act of Parliament: the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Act 2022 (“the Act”). The Act makes clear the distinction between UK law and European Motor Insurance Directives. Further, the Act defines the categories of vehicle requiring compulsory insurance and the circumstances in which compulsory insurance is required.’

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Farrar's Building, 16th May 2022

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Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill – how is the planning system changing? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 17th, 2022 in bills, local government, news, planning by tracey

‘Bob Pritchard picks out key elements of the explanatory notes to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to see what changes are in store for the planning system.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th May 2022

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The CJEU casts doubt on England’s new post-Brexit divorce jurisdiction law – Family Law

‘A recent decision of the CJEU has addressed the definition of habitual residence for divorce jurisdiction under Art 3 of BIIA. It confirms the interpretation hitherto held in England that a party can have only one habitual residence at one time. But it has also given a strong indication that habitual residence has to be continuous for the requisite period before the date of issuing of proceedings and not just on the date of issue. This has been a controversy in English case law over many years, with the majority of professional opinion allegedly being that habitual residence was only necessary on the date of issue and merely residence for the requisite preceding period. The Ministry of Justice relied on this interpretation in drafting England’s new post Brexit divorce jurisdictional law, on the basis of following EU law. Now, seemingly, that is not so. What will now be the position in England dealing with cases involving EU Member States? In any event what is the position with transitional cases?’

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Family Law, 12th May 2022

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The Government’s Proposed Bill Of Rights Is A ‘Power Grab’ – Each Other

‘On the same day Prince Charles declared in the Queen’s Speech that the government intends to replace the Human Rights Act (HRA) with a new Bill of Rights, civil liberties activists rallied behind a campaign in what may be a last attempt to protect it.’

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Each Other, 11th May 2022

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The Queen’s Speech at a glance: Which bills were announced by the Government? – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2022 in bills, government departments, news by sally

‘The Queen’s Speech, which is written by the Government, was delivered by the Prince of Wales for the first time.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2022

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Tougher punishments for animal cruelty crimes in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2022 in animal cruelty, bills, news, sentencing by sally

‘Courts are set to be given powers to hand out tougher punishments for serious animal cruelty crimes, under proposed new sentencing guidelines.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2022

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Ofsted to get new powers to tackle illegal unregistered schools in England – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2022 in bills, education, government departments, news, ombudsmen, school children by tracey

‘New legislation would give the schools regulator powers to crack down on unregistered schools operating illegally in England, ministers say.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2022

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UK watchdog will have power to impose huge fines on big tech firms – The Guardian

‘A new tech watchdog will be given the power to impose multibillion-pound fines on major firms such as Google and Facebook if they breach rules designed to protect consumers and businesses.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2022

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Online safety: work needed to improve UK Bill – OUT-LAW.com

‘There is broad consensus that a greater degree of regulation of online content is necessary, but the aims of the proposed new Online Safety Bill in the UK could be undermined by a lack of clarity over the way the legislation is to be implemented and enforced.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2022

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Borders Act to overhaul asylum system becomes law – Home Office

Posted April 29th, 2022 in asylum, bills, government departments, immigration, news, refugees by tracey

‘The Nationality and Borders Act passed today (Thursday 28 April 2022) will deliver the biggest overhaul of our asylum system in decades.’

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Home Office, 28th April 2022

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Boost for public safety as four justice bills receive Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘The government delivers on its pledge to protect the public better and restore confidence in the criminal justice system as four major bills became law today (28 April).’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2022

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Why the UK-Rwanda Asylum Deal Risks Harming Global Standards – EIN Blog

Posted April 25th, 2022 in asylum, bills, government departments, immigration, international law, news by sally

‘Professor Heaven Crawley reflects on the newly announced asylum partnership agreement between the UK and Rwanda and its implications for and ramifications on global standards on refugees and asylum-seekers.’

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EIN Blog, 23rd April 2022

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Counter-terrorism measures in Online Safety Bill ‘muzzled and confused’, watchdog says – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2022 in bills, internet, news, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Counter-terrorism measures in the government’s Online Safety Bill could be “muzzled and confused”, a watchdog has said.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2022

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How to remove someone’s citizenship and get away with it: Sharmistha Michaels writes for the Solicitors Journal -5 SAH

Posted April 8th, 2022 in bills, chambers articles, citizenship, government departments, news by sally

‘Sharmistha Michaels argues the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill could have severe consequences for citizenship.’

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5SAH, 30th March 2022

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Government defeated over voter ID plans in House of Lords – BBC News

‘The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over its plans to introduce photo ID for voters in elections.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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