Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 18th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Social Security and Child Support (Care Payments and Tenant Incentive Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 2) Order 2017

The Transfer of Functions (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 16th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2017

The Offshore Asset Moves Penalty (Specified Territories) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Sections 106B, 106C and 106D of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (Specified Threshold Amount) Regulations 2017

The Adoption and Children Act Register (Search and Inspection) Regulations 2017

The Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) (England) Order 2017

The Social Security (Qualifying Young Persons Participating in Relevant Training Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Criminal Justice (Sentencing) (Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Senior judge warns over ‘shaming’ impact of legal aid cuts – The Guardian

‘One of the most senior family court judges has warned about the impact of legal aid cuts and said it was “shaming” to preside over cases in which individuals are forced to represent themselves.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Copyright in Photographs – Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen – NIPC Law

‘The infringement that was the subject of the appeal was the lifting of a fragment of a photo of the great man’s wedding photo in 1937 from the VisitWales.com website and its reuse on a website that advertises holiday cottages in Wales. Liability was not contested so the hearing before Deputy District Judge Vary was an assessment of damages only. According to paragraph [7] of Judge Hacon’s judgment, the learned deputy district judge awarded £250 on the user principle and declined to award additional damages under s.97 (2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“the CDPA”). He ordered the copyright owner to pay the infringer’s travelling expenses on the ground that the claimant had failed in its obligation under CPR 1.3 to help the court further the overriding objective by bringing proceedings in the Irish Republic for infringement of the corresponding Irish copyright and threatening similar proceedings in the USA to maximize cost and pressure on the defendant to settle.’

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NIPC Law, 15th October 2017

Source: nipclaw.blogspot.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 12th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Finance Act 2016, Section 166 (Appointed Day) Regulations 2017

The Crime and Courts Act 2013 (Commencement No. 15, Transitional and Savings Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Republic of Mali (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2017

The Policing and Crime Act (Financial Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) Order 2017

The Repatriation of Prisoners (Overseas Territories) Order 2017

The Counter-Terrorism and Security (Jersey) Order 2017

The Immigration (Jersey) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (No. 3) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

UK government pushes for compliance with Modern Slavery Act – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government has amended its guidance over how companies and other organisations should show they have taken steps to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their business and supply chains.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 9th October 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 5th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Fishing Vessels (Codes of Practice) Regulations 2017

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 17, 19, 22, 23 and 24 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Modification)) Order 2017

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (Investigatory Powers and Other Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2017

The NHS Business Services Authority (Awdurdod Gwasanaethau Busnes y GIG) (Establishment and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 2017

The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (Establishment, Constitution, and Staff and Other Transfer Provisions) Order 2017

The General Dental Council (Continuing Professional Development) (Dentists and Dental Care Professionals) Rules Order of Council 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Three Stories That Prove Just How Essential The Human Rights Act Is – RightsInfo

Posted October 3rd, 2017 in human rights, legislation, news by sally

‘After coming into force in October 2000, the Act enshrines many of our most valuable and essential rights into UK law. Without it, it would be much harder to access justice, equality and fair treatment.’

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RightsInfo, 2nd Octboer 2017

Source: rightsinfo.org

Fee change: all change? – New Law Journal

‘Alex Hawley reflects on the rise in anti-austerity sentiment & the possible impact of the Unison judgment on civil court fees.’

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New Law Journal, 15th September 2017

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 28th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Immigration Act 2014 (Current Accounts) (Freezing Orders: Code of Practice) Regulations 2017

The Immigration Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Proscribed Organisations (Name Change) (No. 2) Order 2017

The Energy Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitory Provision) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 21st, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2017

The Nuclear Installations (Insurance Certificate) Regulations 2017

The Water Act 2014 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional Provisions) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Immigration Act 2016 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 18th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Nuclear Installations (Excepted Matter) Regulations 2017

The Pensions Act 2014 (Commencement No. 11) and the Pension Schemes Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Farriers (Registration) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2017

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Tax evasion facilitation prevention – The Future of Law

Posted September 18th, 2017 in crime prevention, HM Revenue & Customs, law firms, legislation, news, tax evasion by tracey

‘From 30 September 2017, if someone in your firm facilitates tax evasion and you don’t have reasonable prevention procedures, you could be faced with unlimited fines, not to mention reputational damage.’

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The Future of Law, 15th September 2017

Source: blogs.lexisnexis.co.uk

Why Isn’t Fat Shaming Officially Discrimination in Law? – Rightsinfo

Posted September 18th, 2017 in disability discrimination, EC law, equality, human rights, legislation, news by tracey

‘When people complain about mistreatment at work or school based on their weight, many of us feel great sympathy, so why isn’t weight discrimination unlawful in the same way as racism, for example, or gender discrimination?’

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Rightsinfo, 18th September 2017

Source: rightsinfo.org

Thomas Fairclough: What’s New About the Rule of Law? A Reply to Michal Hain – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘This blog recently published a detailed piece by Michal Hain. He made some very interesting claims that this note will examine. I start by explaining Hain’s arguments and ordering them roughly according to the way they come out in his piece. I then examine each in greater detail giving my own views. Finally, I will conclude with some general points about constitutionalism and individual cases.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th September 2017

Source: ukconstitutionallaw.org

MPs given early chance to scrutinise discount rate reform legislation – Litigation Futures

‘The justice select committee has accepted an invitation by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft legislation to reform the discount rate.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 14th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Care Quality Commission (Reviews and Performance Assessments) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts and Personal Medical Services Agreements) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

The Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2017

The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 12th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Friendly Societies Act 1992 (Modification of Part 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2017

The Value Added Tax (Refund of Tax to Museums and Galleries) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Infected Blood Schemes (Application of Sections 731, 733 and 734 of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005) Order 2017

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2017

The Lobsters and Crawfish (Prohibition of Fishing and Landing) (Amendment) (England) Order 2017

The Wales Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Firefighters’ Pension Schemes and Compensation Scheme (Amendment) (England) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 11th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulations 2017

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Road Vehicles (Authorised Weight) and (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Recognition and Derecognition Ballots (Qualified Persons) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Trade Union Ballots and Elections (Independent Scrutineer Qualifications) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Operation of Public Service Vehicles (Partnership) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted September 8th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Facilitation of Tax Evasion Offences (Guidance About Prevention) Regulations 2017

The Immigration and Nationality (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Valuation of Minor Intermediate Leasehold Interests (England) Regulations 2017

The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017

The Tonnage Tax (Training Requirement) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2017

The Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Merchant Shipping (Registration of Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Fire and Rescue Authority (Police and Crime Commissioner) (Application of Local Policing Provisions, Inspection, Powers to Trade and Consequential Amendments) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk