UK law firms banned from handling transactional work for Russians – Legal Futures

‘UK law firms will be unable to provide “transactional legal advisory services” to Russians after the government ratcheted up the sanctions regime yet further.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd October 2022

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Victims’ Bill will have ‘limited effect’ without proper funding – report – The Independent

Posted September 30th, 2022 in bills, budgets, criminal justice, government departments, immigration, news, victims by michael

‘The Government’s plans for a Victims’ Bill will have a “limited effect” unless more funding is provided, according to MPs.’

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The Independent, 30th September 2022

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Home Office to reopen immigration detention centres with £399m deal – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2022 in asylum, detention, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office plans to open two immigration detention centres to detain 1,000 male asylum seekers in a scheme which is projected to cost £399m.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2022

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Home Office U-turn over deportation of Albanian asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2022 in deportation, government departments, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office has conceded that it does not have the right to fast-track the deportation of Albanian asylum seekers after their arrival in the UK, in an abrupt policy U-turn.’

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The Guardian, 26th September 2022

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Surge in ‘no-fault evictions’ prompts calls to renew UK-wide ban – The Guardian

‘The number of renting households made homeless because of “no-fault” evictions has surged higher than pre-pandemic levels, sparking fresh calls for the government to ban the practice.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2022

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Home Office Refused to House Mum of Two Who Was Denied Baby Food – Each Other

Posted September 22nd, 2022 in asylum, children, food, government departments, housing, human rights, judicial review, news by sally

‘The High Court has granted permission to proceed with a challenge to an undisclosed Home Office policy which states that asylum seekers can only be dispersed from temporary hotel accommodation on an “expedited” basis if there are “exceptional circumstances”.’

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Each Other, 22nd September 2022

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Staff at Home Office contractors sue over discrimination and unfair dismissal – The Guardian

‘Dozens of security staff who detain and deport people for the Home Office are taking legal action over race, sex, disability discrimination and unfair dismissal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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High Court gives go-ahead for judicial review of Home Office decision not to implement recommendation on emergency evacuation plans for disabled residents – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 20th, 2022 in disabled persons, fire, government departments, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The High Court has agreed to hear a judicial review over the Home Office’s decision not to implement a recommendation from the Chair of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry for personal emergency evacuation plans for disabled people living in tower blocks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th September 2022

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Alexander Latham-Gambi: How Should We Teach the Johnson Government? (Possible) Pedagogical Shortcomings in the Face of (Arguable) Constitutional Vandalism – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted September 16th, 2022 in constitutional law, government departments, legal education, news, universities by tracey

‘It may reasonably be argued that the Johnson Government launched a determined assault upon the UK constitutional settlement. We are failing in our duty as teachers of constitutional law if we do not equip our students with the tools to appraise this argument. Some of the features of the way in which public law is typically taught in UK universities stand in the way of so equipping our students. Or so I shall argue.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 14th September 2022

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Michael Foran: Interpretation after the Human Rights Act? The Principle of Legality and the Rule of Law – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘Last week Liz Truss’s cabinet decided to shelve the proposed British Bill of Rights. Quite a lot has been said about the Bill since it was announced and many have welcomed the quiet demise of what was perceived by some to be a dangerous inroad into our human rights protection. Others have suggested that the Bill would never have been able to make good on the hopes of those who wish to see the U.K. unshackled from the jurisdiction of the Strasbourg Court. Rajiv Shah, a former special advisor in the Ministry of Justice and the No 10 Policy Unit, argues that the Bill was presented as containing a lot of red meat – to encourage ECHR sceptics and dismay ECHR advocates – while in reality being little more than a vegan steak. On reflection this is a fairly accurate description. One area of concern, however, was the potential repeal of s. 3 of the Human Rights Act.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 12th September 2022

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The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: A new UK GDPR? – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 9th, 2022 in bills, brexit, data protection, EC law, government departments, local government, news by tracey

‘In July the Government published the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, the next step in its much publicised plans to reform the UK Data Protection regime following Brexit. Ibrahim Hasan sets out the key changes.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th September 2022

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Two government departments reprimanded by UK data watchdog – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2022 in delay, freedom of information, government departments, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Two government departments have been reprimanded by a watchdog for not responding to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests on time.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

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Government facing judicial review amid claims it ignored Examining Authority advice before green lighting nuclear power plant development – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 7th, 2022 in energy, government departments, judicial review, news, nuclear power, planning by sally

‘A campaign group has issued legal proceedings against the Government challenging its decision to allow the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station to go ahead against the advice of the planning Examining Authority (EA).’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th September 2022

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Independent review on departure of Metropolitan Police Commissioner published – Home Office

Posted September 5th, 2022 in government departments, London, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Sir Tom Winsor’s review into the circumstances of Dame Cressida Dick’s departure has been published.’

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Home Office, 2nd September 2022

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High Court challenge over Rwanda policy due to start – The Independent

‘A High Court challenge against the Government’s plan to deport some asylum seekers to Rwanda is set to begin.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2022

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Rwanda flight migrants include torture victims, say doctors – BBC News

‘A detailed clinical review of the backgrounds of asylum seekers likely to be sent to Rwanda has found many may have been tortured.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2022

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Conservationists seek judicial review of UK sewage discharge plan – The Guardian

‘The UK government’s plan to cut millions of hours of raw sewage discharges by water companies each year is facing a judicial review on the grounds that it is unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 31st August 2022

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Only 21 foreign nationals removed from UK under post-Brexit asylum rules – BBC News

Posted August 26th, 2022 in asylum, brexit, deportation, government departments, immigration, news, statistics by tracey

‘Only 21 foreign nationals have been removed from the UK under post-Brexit “inadmissibility” rules on asylum, Home Office figures show.’

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BBC News, 25th August 2022

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Government to make it easier for landlords to evict people who fall behind on rent – The Independent

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in bills, government departments, housing, landlord & tenant, news, rent, repossession by tracey

‘Housing campaigners have sounded the alarm over government plans to make it easier for landlords to evict tenants who fall behind on their rent. The government wants to change the law so that evictions can take place if someone repeatedly falls into arrears – even if they catch up on payments.’

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The Independent, 20th August 2022

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Priti Patel signs landmark returns deal with Pakistan – Home Office

Posted August 19th, 2022 in criminal justice, deportation, government departments, immigration, news, Pakistan by tracey

‘New agreement to remove Pakistani nationals with no legal right to remain in the UK, including criminals, failed asylum seekers and immigration offenders.’

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Home Office, 17th August 2022

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