Regulation unlikely to resolve university sexual misconduct case difficulties – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of new regulations or mandating existing guidance is unlikely to address many of the challenges universities face when handling cases concerning serious misconduct, an expert in universities law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2019

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Bar delays ‘anti-abuse’ written contracts for pupils – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 17th, 2019 in barristers, codes of practice, contracts, delay, news, pupillage, standards by tracey

‘The bar regulator has delayed the introduction of compulsory written pupillage agreements which could tackle the “abusive” treatment of pupils.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th September 2019

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BSB delays introduction of written pupillage agreements – Legal Futures

Posted September 13th, 2019 in barristers, codes of practice, delay, news, pupillage by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has delayed plans to require chambers to enter into written agreements with pupils, which were due to come into force in just two months’ time.’

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Legal Futures, 13th September 2019

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Conservative MP Andrew Griffiths cleared of wrongdoing over sexting scandal – The Independent

‘An MP who bombarded two young women with lewd text messages has been cleared of wrongdoing by the parliamentary standards watchdog.’

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The Independent, 9th September 2019

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Solicitor sanctioned for “puerile” social media posts on clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who repeatedly made “inappropriate and puerile comments” on social media about his clients’ matters, and revealed confidential information, has been rebuked for his conduct.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2019

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CBA chief criticises senior judiciary over wellbeing failure – Legal Futures

‘The outgoing chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) has criticised senior judges for failing to follow their Family Division colleagues in adopting email and sitting hours protocols to aid wellbeing.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Hogan Lovells partner rebuked over pregnancy discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A senior finance partner at City giant Hogan Lovells has been rebuked by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) after a tribunal found that he discriminated against his children’s pregnant nanny.’

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Legal Futures, 29th August 2019

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Julian Jones article on Private Prosecutions Code – Park Square Barristers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The exercise of the ancient common law right to conduct a private prosecution has become a growth area in the last decade. A number of members of Park Square Barristers now receive instructions to advise and appear in court in this burgeoning area.’

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Parl Square Barristers, 30th July 2019

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Police told not to use fines in stalking cases after Shana Grice murder – The Guardian

‘Police officers have been told not to hand out fixed penalty notices in stalking and harassment cases after the teenager Shana Grice was fined for wasting police time before she was murdered.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2019

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Peer-to-peer abuse: Victim’s parents call for changes to guidelines – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2019 in child abuse, codes of practice, news, school children, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘The parents of a six-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by classmates have called for a record to be set up showing all sex abuse between children.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2019

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Lincolnshire man challenges police transphobia guidelines – BBC News

‘A man interviewed by police over alleged transphobic tweets is challenging police guidance on hate incidents against transgender people.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Past Cases Review 2 – Church of England – Law & Religion UK

‘On 1 August, the Church of England announced the publication of protocols and practice guidance for its Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2).’

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Law & Religion UK, 1st August 2019

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Unregulated firms employing solicitors “must be clear with clients” – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has spelled out the importance of unregulated firms that employ solicitors under its new rules ensuring that clients understand the limitations of the arrangement.’

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Legal Futures, 30th July 2019

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Watchdog unveils new rules to protect reality TV participants – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, media, news by sally

‘Stricter rules have been unveiled for participants in TV and radio shows to ensure they are “properly looked after by broadcasters”, in a decision that could have significant implications for programmes such as the ITV reality hit Love Island.’

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The Guardian, 29th July 2019

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RT fined £200,000 for breaching impartiality rules – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2019 in codes of practice, fines, media, news, Russia by sally

‘RT has been fined £200,000 by the media regulator for breaching impartiality rules.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2019

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Police must offer women detainees period products under new rules – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2019 in codes of practice, detention, equality, health, human rights, news, ombudsmen, police, women by sally

‘Police in England and Wales must offer female detainees free sanitary products in case they are on their period while in custody, under new legislation.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Victims’ commissioner calls for shake-up of laws to allow thousands of victims of crime right to appeal “soft” sentences – Daily Telegraph

‘Thousands of victims of crime currently denied the right to appeal “soft” sentences should be allowed to do so, says the victims’ commissioner, as she today calls for a shake-up of the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2019

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Government to legislate for legal advice on NDAs – Legal Futures

‘The government has pledged to change the law to ensure that employees signing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) receive independent legal advice.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd July 2019

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Code aims to improve standard of private prosecutions – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 18th, 2019 in codes of practice, news, private prosecutions, solicitors, standards by tracey

‘Lawyers advising clients in the controversial area of private prosecutions have published a code that aims to improve the standard of prosecutions and increase judicial understanding of the process.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th July 2019

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Civil remedies will remain vital for companies despite new fraud code – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 17th, 2019 in codes of practice, fraud, injunctions, news by tracey

‘Civil recovery remedies will remain a vital tool for defrauded companies seeking recovery of stolen funds regardless of new industry initiatives such as the authorised push payment (APP) fraud code, according to an expert at Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th July 2019

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com