New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 21st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing Act 2017

Finance (No. 2) Act 2017

Northern Ireland Budget Act 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 21st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Insolvency (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Order 2017

The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2017

The Insolvency (England and Wales) and Insolvency (Scotland) (Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendments) Rules 2017

The Dentists Act 1984 (Medical Authorities) Order 2017

The Occupational Pensions (Revaluation) Order 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 16th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 5) Regulations 2017

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2017

The Inspectors of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (No. 4) Order 2017

The Childcare Payments (Eligibility) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Patents and Patents (Fees) (Amendment) Rules 2017

The Childcare Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 15th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Environmental Impact Assessment (Miscellaneous Amendments Relating to Harbours, Highways and Transport) Regulations 2017

The General Anti-Abuse Rule Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2017

The Regulation of Social Housing (Influence of Local Authorities) (England) Regulations 2017

The Venezuela (European Union Financial Sanctions) Regulations 2017

The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations and General Directions 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 13th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Teachers’ Pensions Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Infrastructure Planning (Compulsory Acquisition) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No. 3) (England) Order 2017

The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (Alteration of Coroner Areas) (No. 2) Order 2017

The Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 8th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Central Securities Depositories Regulations 2017

The Corporation Tax (Instalment Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Wales Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Financial claims for children following parental separation: child maintenance and Schedule 1 – Family Law

Posted November 6th, 2017 in child support, judges, legislation, news, statutory interpretation by tracey

‘In the recent case of Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 24 Mr Justice Mostyn discussed the constraints of child support and the perceived shortcomings in the latest child maintenance regime (introduced by the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008).’

Full Story

Family Law, 3rd Niovember 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Communications Act 2003 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2017

The National Health Service (Primary Dental Services and General Ophthalmic Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Technical and Further Education Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2017

The Electricity Capacity (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Electricity Supplier Obligations (Amendment and Excluded Electricity) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Environmental Offences (Fixed Penalties) (England) Regulations 2017

The General Medical Council (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order of Council 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales (Amendment and constitution of tribunals) Rules 2017

The Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 12 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2017

The Judicial Appointments and Discipline (Amendment and Addition of Offices) Order 2017

The Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017

The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Post-Legislative Memorandum – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in legal aid, legislation, press releases, reports, sentencing by tracey

‘This document serves as the post-legislative memorandum for Parts 1, 2 and 3 of LASPO. It is being published with regard to the post-legislative scrutiny process. The memorandum was presented to the Justice Select Committee on 30 October 2017.’

Full press release

Ministry of Justice, 30th October 2017

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

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted November 1st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Mental Health Act 1983 (Places of Safety) Regulations 2017

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2017

The Water Abstraction (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Water Abstraction (Revocations etc.) (England) Order 2017

The Environment Act 1995 (Commencement No. 25) Order 2017

The Water Abstraction and Impounding (Exemptions) Regulations 2017

The Water Act 2003 (Commencement No. 12) Order 2017

The Water Abstraction (Specified Enactments) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 31st, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) Regulations 2017

The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2017

The Jobseeker’s Allowance (Schemes for Assisting Persons to Obtain Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2017

The Court of Protection Rules 2017

The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2017

The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2017

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Commencement No. 4 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

New research supports calls for no-fault divorce – Family Law

‘A landmark report published today by the Nuffield Foundation calls for an end to fault-based divorce law in England and Wales.’

Full Story

Family Law, 30th October 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Hundreds of thousands can’t get legal aid – so where are they going for help? – Legal Voice

Posted October 30th, 2017 in legal aid, legal representation, legal services, legislation, news, statistics by sally

‘Hundreds of thousands of people have not been able to get legal aid since the introduction of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) in 2013.’

Full Story

Legal Voice, 26th October 2017

Source: www.legalvoice.org.uk

Nuffield Foundation report calls for no-fault divorce – Law & Religion UK

Posted October 30th, 2017 in charities, divorce, legislation, news, notification, reports by sally

‘Today, the Nuffield Foundation has published a report, Finding Fault, which calls for the introduction of no-fault divorce in England and Wales: there is a summary version here.’

Full Story

Law & Religion UK, 30th October 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Child support legal loophole is closed – The Guardian

Posted October 30th, 2017 in child support, families, government departments, legislation, news by sally

‘Parents will no longer be able to use a legal loophole to dodge paying child maintenance under new rules to be rolled out within months.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

New terror laws ‘would criminalise thought’, watchdog warns – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2017 in criminal justice, human rights, internet, legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Ministers should not “criminalise thought” with plans to prosecute people who view extremist content online, the UK’s terror watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK terrorism law expert warns government over plans for new legislation – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2017 in imprisonment, legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by michael

‘Introducing new laws to prosecute extremists would be wrong, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 24th October 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted October 24th, 2017 in legislation by Verity

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2017

The Communications Act 2003 and the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments to Secondary Legislation) Regulations 2017

The Electronic Communications Code (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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