Digital court services “already starting to deliver” – Legal Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in consultations, courts, internet, news by sally

‘The courts service is already seeing benefits from the early stages of the digital delivery of justice, it said yesterday as it outlined its plans for further rationalisation of the physical court estate.’

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Legal Futures, January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Calls for views on transforming court estate – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 19th, 2018 in consultations, courts, electronic filing, press releases by tracey

‘A public consultation on proposals to shape future decisions on the court and tribunal estate was launched today, as part of the transformation of our justice system.’

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Ministry of Justice, 18th January 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Ealing Council paves way to ban anti-abortion protesters – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2018 in abortion, consultations, demonstrations, local government, news by sally

‘A council has moved to ban anti-abortion protesters from outside a Marie Stopes clinic in west London.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gender Recognition, Self-Determination and Segregated Space – Oxford Human Rights Hub

Posted January 17th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In July 2017, the Government announced a public consultation on legal gender recognition in the United Kingdom. In particular, it will invite opinion and advice on plans to adopt a model of self-determination (similar to that currently applied in other European jurisdictions, such as Ireland). Self-determination would allow trans persons to obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate on the basis of a statutory declaration, without oversight by a Gender Recognition Panel (s. 1 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA 2004)), a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or having to prove real life experience (GRA 2004, s. 2).’

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Oxford Human Rights Hub, 16th January 2018

Source: ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk

DEFRA consults on allowing councils to fine people over fly-tipping – Local Government Lawyer

‘Local authorities could have the option of fining those whose waste ends up fly-tipped or illegally dumped rather than having to pursue them through the courts, under proposals put out for consultation by the Government today.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

PRA proposes less stringent insurance regulatory reporting requirements – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 16th, 2018 in consultations, EC law, insurance, news by sally

‘Plans to reduce regulatory reporting restrictions for UK insurers and mutuals under the Solvency II Directive have been published by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).’

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OUT-LAW,.com, 15th January 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Bar Council lashes BSB over price publication plans – Legal Futures

Posted January 11th, 2018 in barristers, complaints, consultations, fees, news, publishing by tracey

‘The Bar Council has strongly attacked plans by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to force barristers to publish prices and internal complaints records.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Victims of John Worboys not consulted over terms of his release – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2018 in consultations, news, probation, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Lawyers for victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys reacted with anger after it emerged they have not been consulted on the terms of his release licence, which are due to be discussed on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Brexit bill may have broken international environment law, says UN – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2018 in bills, consultations, EC law, environmental protection, international law, news by sally

‘The British government may have breached a major “environmental democracy” law by failing to consult the public when drawing up Brexit legislation.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Council mulls consultation on public space protection order to protect health clinic – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2018 in abortion, consultations, harassment, local government, news by sally

‘The Cabinet at the London Borough of Ealing will next week (16 January) consider whether to authorise a consultation on a possible Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) around a Marie Stopes clinic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th January 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Animals to be banned from English circuses – The Independent

Posted January 9th, 2018 in animals, consultations, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Wild animals will be banned from circuses in England under plans reportedly due to be announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.’

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The Independent, 9th January 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Wales smacking ban plan goes to public consultation – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2018 in consultations, corporal punishment, news, Wales by sally

‘Plans to outlaw smacking children in Wales are going out to a three-month consultation.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Mediation: a better route to a good settlement? – Family Law

‘The Family Mediation Council (FMC) decided at the beginning of 2017 to put out three questions for consultation:
– Would the role of a mediator as an impartial third party in mediation be jeopardised by that mediator drafting a consent order, once a mediated agreement has been reached?
– Is it possible to draft a consent order without giving advice on its terms?
– Is it appropriate to draft a consent order without giving parties advice on its terms?’

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Family Law, 22nd December 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Self-parking cars to be legalised in UK – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2017 in consultations, news, parking, road traffic, telecommunications by sally

‘The UK government wants to modify its ban on using mobile phones behind the wheel to allow drivers to use automatic parking devices.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

EAT decision shows employers must take care over changes to collective terms, expert warns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 18th, 2017 in appeals, consultations, employment tribunals, news, trade unions by sally

‘Employers keen to make changes to employee terms and conditions but who are unable to come to an agreement with a recognised trade union must be wary of collective bargaining laws, an expert has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th December 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

A quick chat with the police – or an interview? You need a lawyer – Legal Voice

Posted December 11th, 2017 in consultations, criminal justice, legal representation, news, police interviews by sally

‘When the police investigate a criminal offence, it may not be necessary to formally arrest a suspect. In the past, it would be common practice that those being questioned by the police were arrested. Now, with the introduction of the 28-day bail limit, it is becoming a more accepted method for the police to question suspects by way of a ‘voluntary interview’.’

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Legal Voice, 8th December 2017

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Environmental Law News Update – Six Pump Court

Posted December 8th, 2017 in agriculture, consultations, enforcement, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

‘In this latest Environmental Law News Update Christopher Badger and Charles Morgan consider the Environment Agency’s consultation on a new Enforcement and Sanctions Policy, an inquiry into Green Finance by the Environmental Audit Committee and new farming rules for water.’

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Six Pump Court, 4th December 2017

Source: www.6pumpcourt.co.uk

Media Litigation: a new approach – Transparency Project

Posted December 4th, 2017 in consultations, defamation, judges, media, news, privacy, statistics by sally

‘Earlier this year Mr Justice Warby was appointed to the newly created role of Judge in Charge of the Media and Communications List. We look at what this means in practice and how it will affect the future management of High Court media claims.’

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Transparency Project, 4th December 2017

Source: www.transparencyproject.org.uk

UK admits that Investigatory Powers Act needs updated to comply with EU law – OUT-LAW.com

‘The Investigatory Powers Act needs to be updated if it is to comply with EU law, the UK government has admitted.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st December 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Re-consultation for planning applications: how to do it – Charlotte Gilmartin – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 28th, 2017 in consultations, local government, news, planning by sally

‘The High Court has just ruled that the public should be reconsulted on a planning application which has been amended. Failure to do so may be procedurally unfair and therefore unlawful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th November 2017

Source: ukhumanrightsblog.com