Father of British woman ‘caged’ in Saudi Arabia must help her return to UK, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘A father accused of “caging” his 21-year-old British daughter in Saudi Arabia after he caught her kissing a man must help her return to Swansea, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ordering the would-be undertaker: the equitable reach of the Family Court – Family Law Week

‘Norma Cronin, solicitor at Hughes Fowler Carruthers and Mark Ablett, Senior Paralegal at Hughes Fowler Carruthers and soon to be pupil barrister at 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers consider the troublesome issue of enforcement of undertakings in financial remedies cases.’

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Family Law Week, 8th July 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Speech by Lady Justice Arden DBE: Is Commercial Arbitration the Future of Commercial Justice? – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘Is Commercial Arbitration the Future of Commercial Justice?’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary,  5th July 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag, Poland ; Sas v Circuit Court in Zielona Gora, Poland and another [2016] UKSC 36 – WLR Daily

Goluchowski v District Court in Elblag, Poland; Sas v Circuit Court in Zielona Gora, Poland and another [2016] UKSC 36

‘In each case the requested person, a Polish national was convicted of serious offences in Poland and sentenced to a term of imprisonment. In the first case the sentence was suspended but later activated because the requested person failed to adhere to the terms of the suspension. In the second case the requested person, with regard to two relevant sentences, had been (i) on release pending an unsuccessful appeal and (ii) on conditional early release which had been revoked because of breaches of the applicable conditions. In each case the requested person was required to surrender himself to the Polish authorities to serve the outstanding sentence but failed to do so. Various summonses and arrest warrants were issued in Poland which failed to achieve the apprehension of the requested persons and, upon discovering that the requested persons were in England, European arrest warrants were issued and served on the appropriate authorities.’

WLR Daily, 30th June 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Re D (A Child): a decision of its time? – Family Law Week

Posted July 1st, 2016 in children, custody, divorce, EC law, enforcement, jurisdiction, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Katy Chokowry and Nicholas Anderson, barristers of 1 King’s Bench Walk, explain the rationale of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re D (A Child) and consider the lessons that survive form the Court of Appeal’s judgment.’

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Family Law Week, 30th June 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Threatening IP infringers – what you can (and can’t) say – Technology Law Update

Posted June 23rd, 2016 in bills, enforcement, intellectual property, Law Commission, news by sally

‘The UK’s unjustified threats legislation is intended to prevent IP rights-holders from abusive behaviour – threatening to sue a competitor’s customers, for example, to persuade them to take their business elsewhere. While there is still a place for these rules, they have become outdated and inconsistent between the various forms of IP. The Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill aims to tidy up and modernise the threats rules.’

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Technology Law Update, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Children: Private Law Update (June 2016) – Family Law Week

Posted June 17th, 2016 in children, costs, DNA, enforcement, news, undertakings by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 15th June 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

International Children Law Update: June 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.’

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Family Law Week, 7th June 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Finance & Divorce Update June 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2016.’

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Family Law Week, 3rd June 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Cavanagh and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions – WLR Daily

Cavanagh and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2016] EWHC 1136 (QB)

The first and second claimant employees were, it was assumed for present purposes, employed by the defendant employer under civil service terms and conditions and various collective agreements. Under “check-off arrangements” in the employer’s deductions from pay policy, the employees had opted for their subscriptions to the third claimant trade union to be paid by deduction from their salary and paid by the employer to the union. Latterly the check-off arrangements had been included in the employer’s salary policy published on the staff intranet. When the employer ended the check-off arrangements, the claimants brought a claim against it, contending that the employees had a contractual right to insist that the employer continue with the arrangement enforceable by the trade union under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

WLR Daily, 13th May 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

LGO demands action over backlog of 1,500 planning control cases at council – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Local Government Ombudsman investigation has found that the London Borough of Hackney had a backlog of 1,500 planning enforcement cases, some of them 15 years old.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th June 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Staff ‘told not to take action against probation breaches’ – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2016 in enforcement, news, probation, rehabilitation, reports by tracey

‘Probation officers are being told not to take action against offenders who breach sentence terms, because their companies risk being fined, a watchdog in England and Wales has said.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal highs ban unenforceable, claim pharmacologists, forensics experts and lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2016 in drug abuse, drug offences, enforcement, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘A blanket ban on legal highs has come into force amid warnings it is “unworkable” and drug dealers will be able to escape prosecution.’

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The Independent, 26th May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK competition authorities to be given ‘more powers’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in auditors, bills, competition, consultations, EC law, enforcement, news by sally

‘Competition authorities in the UK are to be given new powers to combat anti-competitive behaviour, according to plans set out in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th May 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Legal high ban: When does the new legislation come into force? How will it work? Are poppers banned? – The Independent

‘The Psychoactive Substances Act will introduce a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of legal highs.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2016

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Call for ticket touting to be criminalised – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2016 in consumer protection, criminal justice, enforcement, fines, news by sally

‘Some of the music industry’s leading players are demanding that ticket touting be made a criminal offence for all UK concerts, plays and sporting events, Guardian Money can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 21st May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK government to provide guidance on obtaining website blocking orders in copyright cases – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government will help rights holders to clamp down on online copyright infringement by explaining what evidence they will need to build up to win website blocking orders before the courts, according to new plans it has set out.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th May 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

What’s really in the bests interests of children from other European countries involved in care proceedings? – Family Law Week

‘Sarah Phillimore, barrister, of St John’s Chambers considers the ‘best interests’ test under Article 15 of Brussels IIR in the light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Re N.’

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Family Law Week, 6th May 2016

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Legal highs brought low as councils employ banning orders to curb use – The Guardian

‘Critics say antisocial behaviour laws used by local authorities ahead of an all-out ban on legal highs have already criminalised vulnerable people ‘by the back door’.’

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The Guardian, 11th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British bill of rights could ‘unravel’ constitution, say MPs – The Guardian

‘The government’s proposed bill of rights will hamper the fight against crime, undermine the UK’s international moral authority and could start “unravelling” the constitution, a cross-party parliamentary committee is warning.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk