Solicitor who felt “intimidated” by clients struck off – Legal Futures

‘A partner who said she felt “threatened and intimidated” by clients who would not accept her advice to discontinue has been struck off for lying about the progress of their cases.’

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Legal Futures, 9th December 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

FTT fails natural justice on tenant’s RRO application – Nearly Legal

Posted December 6th, 2019 in houses in multiple occupation, licensing, news, rent, repayment by sally

‘In which the Upper Tribunal gives the First Tier Tribunal a thorough ticking off over its decision on a rent repayment order application.’

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Nearly Legal, 5th December 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Partner “too embarrassed” to tell clients truth is struck off – Legal Futures

‘A partner who misled beneficiaries about the progress of a case to resolve a dispute over estate assets and then found himself “too embarrassed” to tell them the truth has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 5th December 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Borough council secures guilty pleas for plying for hire during Cheltenham Festival – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 4th, 2019 in guilty pleas, insurance, licensing, local government, news, prosecutions, taxis by tracey

‘Cheltenham Borough Council has successfully prosecuted five drivers for unlawfully plying for hire during Cheltenham Festival 2019.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th December 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Welsh council defeats appeal by dog breeder over refusal to renew licence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in appeals, dogs, licensing, local government, news, Wales by sally

‘A Welsh council has successfully defended its decision not to renew a dog breeder’s licence over breaches of conditions identified during unannounced inspections.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd December 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Deadline for UK drone registration approaches – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2019 in aircraft, fines, licensing, news, regulations by tracey

‘UK drone pilots must register their details with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by the end of 29 November or face a fine of £1,000.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pub becomes first in the UK to lose gaming licence for failing to stop children using machines – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 27th, 2019 in children, gambling, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

‘A pub has become the first in the UK to lose its gaming licence after it failed to stop children using machines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Camden Council obtains first rogue landlord banning order in London – Local Government Lawyer

‘Camden Council is reported to have obtained London’s first rogue landlord banning order against a man who repeatedly placed tenants’ lives at risk through letting unsafe housing.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th November 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Ruling flags risk facing data licensees – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 22nd, 2019 in database right, licensing, news by tracey

‘A recent ruling highlights the need for businesses accessing data from third parties to make sure that their intended use of that data is covered by the licensing terms on which the data is being made available, an expert in intellectual property law has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st November 2019

Source: www.pinsentmasons.com

Barrister disbarred over indecent child photographs – Legal Futures

‘A barrister jailed for making indecent photographs of children has been disbarred.’

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Legal Futures, 15th November 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Spent convictions, underlying conduct and the ‘fit and proper person’ test – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2019 in criminal records, housing, licensing, news by tracey

‘James Findlay QC and Riccardo Calzavara report on an Upper Tribunal ruling on spent convictions and the “fit and proper person” test for holding a property licence under the Housing Act 2004.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Assorted – Licensing and prior offences, RROs and Section 8 Notices – Nearly Legal

‘This appeal was on the issue of whether a local authority and the First Tier Tribunal could take into account previous convictions that were spent under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 in deciding whether an applicant for a Housing Act 2004 licence was a ‘fit and proper person’.’

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Nearly Legal, 10th November 2019

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk

Councils unable to enforce against unlicensed taxi/PHV drivers because of outdated laws, LGA warns – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 4th, 2019 in licensing, local government, news, taxis by sally

‘Outdated legislation and new technology have meant that councils are unable to take enforcement action against the rising number of unlicensed drivers operating in their area, the Local Government Association has warned.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st November 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Vestel UK Ltd & Anor v HEVC Advance LLC & Koninklijke Philips NV – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 29th, 2019 in competition, EC law, jurisdiction, licensing, news, patents by sally

‘The High Court has declined jurisdiction over an abuse of dominance claim against HEVC Advance (incorporated in Delaware) and Philips (incorporated in the Netherlands).’

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Blackstone Chambers, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.blackstonechambers.com

Serious misconduct “does not mean automatic strike-off” – Legal Futures

‘A finding of serious misconduct against a solicitor does not require striking off or an immediate suspension from practice, the High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 28th October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Dentist struck off after patient bled to death hours after he extracted ten of her teeth – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 23rd, 2019 in dentists, inquests, licensing, medicines, news, professional conduct by tracey

‘A dentist has been banned from practising for a year after one of his patients bled to death only hours after he extracted ten of her teeth.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

High Court upgrades solicitor’s “lenient” fine to strike-off – Legal Futures

Posted October 21st, 2019 in deceit, disciplinary procedures, fees, fines, licensing, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) was too lenient in only fining a solicitor who had clients pay money into his personal bank account, High Court has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 21st October 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Driverless cars could be halted by leaves and seagulls, warns Law Commission – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 16th, 2019 in artificial intelligence, Law Commission, licensing, news, road traffic by sally

‘Driverless cars could be halted by leaves, seagulls or the “wrong sort of snow”, causing gridlock in cities, the Law Commission has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tory minister admits UK breached court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia again – The Independent

‘The government has again admitted breaching a court order banning arms sales to Saudi Arabia over concerns they could be used in the Yemen war.’

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The Independent, 26th September 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

William Carson banned for six months following positive cocaine test – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2019 in disciplinary procedures, drug offences, horse racing, licensing, news, sport by tracey

‘William Carson, grandson of the five-time champion Flat jockey Willie Carson, was banned from riding by a disciplinary panel for six months on Thursday for testing ­positive for cocaine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th September 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk