Rwanda asylum plan: UK ministers partially lose Rwanda secrecy bid – BBC News

‘Ministers have partially lost an attempt to keep secret a series of comments about Rwanda from an adviser.’

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BBC News, 17th August 2022

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McCloud Remedy – a Ground to Set Aside Financial Orders? – Family Law

‘Many will recall the McCloud judgment, in which the Court of Appeal determined that the transitional provisions in the Government’s 2015 public sector pension schemes were age discriminatory. In response to the judgment, the Government agreed to unravel these changes. Last year, the Government announced its solution known as the McCloud Remedy. But what does this mean for pension trustees? Do these circumstances amount to grounds to set aside a financial remedy order?’

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Family Law, 11th August 2022

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Gambling review delay lets Premier League football clubs strike sponsorship deals – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2022 in advertising, bereavement, delay, families, gambling, government departments, news, sport by tracey

‘Campaigners are outraged that the stalled white paper has allowed three top English sides to sign new front-of-shirt agreements.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2022

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Government urged to classify Covid as an occupational disease – The Guardian

‘Ministers should urgently classify Covid-19 as an occupational disease to prompt employers to reduce the risk of exposure and help workers access key benefits, the TUC has said.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2022

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My son with schizophrenia was ‘unlawfully deported’ to Jamaica – BBC News

‘The family of a man with schizophrenia is taking legal action against the Home Office for allegedly unlawfully deporting him to Jamaica.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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Online Safety Bill is not fit for purpose, say IT experts – The Independent

Posted August 12th, 2022 in bills, freedom of expression, government departments, internet, news by tracey

‘A survey of industry professionals has found many are uncertain if the proposed internet safety laws are workable in their current form.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2022

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Government urged to end ‘legal limbo’ for unmarried couples – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 10th, 2022 in cohabitation, families, government departments, Law Commission, marriage, news by sally

‘The government should improve legal protections for unmarried couples by introducing a scheme proposed by the Law Commission 15 years ago, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 9th August 2022

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UK government submits indyref2 argument to Supreme Court – BBC News

‘The UK government has submitted its argument in a case that could allow the Scottish Parliament to legislate for another independence referendum.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2022

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Attorney General’s Guidance on Legal Risk – Attorney General’s Office

‘This Attorney General’s Guidance is for lawyers advising on lawfulness and legal risk in Government. It explains the common framework to assess risk across the Government Legal Profession.’

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Attorney General's Office, 2nd August 2022

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Infected blood scandal victims in line to get £100,000 – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2022 in blood products, compensation, government departments, HIV, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Payments of £100,000 will be made to victims of the contaminated blood scandal, the government is expected to announce this week.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2022

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Asylum seekers in UK waiting more than six months for decision must be allowed to work, UN says – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, delay, employment, forced labour, government departments, immigration, news by tracey

‘The government must allow the 70,000 asylum seekers waiting more than six months for a decision to work to stop them from being exploited and drawn into modern slavery, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2022

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Home Office paid out £70m in compensation and legal costs last year – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2022 in asylum, compensation, costs, detention, government departments, immigration, news, victims by tracey

‘£25.1m was handed out to Windrush scandal victims and £12.7m to people wrongfully detained in immigration centres.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2022

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Court of Appeal rejects as “academic” judicial review claim over ending of ‘Everyone In’ homelessness scheme – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal over a High Court judge’s dismissal of a judicial review challenge to the Government’s decision to end the “Everyone In” initiative that was launched to get rough sleepers off the streets during the pandemic.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st August 2022

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AG tells government lawyers to be more like those in private practice – Legal Futures

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in government departments, legal advice, legal profession, news by tracey

‘New guidance on the advice given by government lawyers aims to instil a more “private sector” approach to client service seen in law firms, the Attorney General said yesterday. Suella Braverman said she wanted to move away from the “computer says no” response that has “hampered” ministers.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd August 2022

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Chinese seafarers were coerced into leaving UK after war, Home Office admits – The Guardian

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in China, deportation, government departments, news, reports, war by tracey

‘Chinese seafarers with British wives and children were “coerced” into boats leaving Liverpool after the second world war in a “racially inflected” secret government programme, the Home Office has admitted.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2022

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Archie Battersbee’s parents fail in life support bid at supreme court – The Guardian

‘The parents of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee, who was left in a comatose state after suffering brain damage, have failed to persuade the supreme court to intervene in a life support treatment battle.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2022

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High Court ruling a warning to lawyers who ‘shoehorn’ claimants into class actions – OUT-LAW.com

‘Lawyers must take note of a court’s refusal to allow multiple claimants with widely differing claims to use a single claim form, a legal expert has warned.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th July 2022

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Joe Tomlinson, Naoise Coakley and Roisin Gambroudes: It’s a trap! The changing dynamics of executive engagements with judicial review – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘It is not surprising or new that the executive plays institutional chess with the courts. Judicial review, though concerned with legality, is functionally concerned with the control of governmental power and any review exercise by the courts–no matter how legitimate–is likely to be felt by officials as impacting upon their domain from time to time. If a system of judicial review did not make officials feel this way at least on occasion, it would not be a worthwhile system at all.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 28th July 2022

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Law change allows organisations to employ agency workers during strikes – Local Government Lawyer

‘A new law is now in place that will enable organisations impacted by industrial action to plug staffing gaps with agency workers, the Government has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th July 2022

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EU launches fresh legal action over Northern Ireland border rules – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in bills, brexit, EC law, government departments, news, Northern Ireland by tracey

‘The EU has launched fresh legal action against the UK over its enforcement of post-Brexit trading rules in Northern Ireland.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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