TV licence convictions hard to justify, says MP scrutinising BBC – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2020 in BBC, civil justice, criminal justice, enforcement, fines, licensing, news, select committees by sally

‘The Conservative MP tasked with scrutinising the BBC has said it is hard to justify enforcing the licence fee through the criminal courts, suggesting the corporation is losing support in its battle to prevent the decriminalisation of the £154.50 charge.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2020

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Judge says cowboy traders can be ‘professional, legitimate and hard working’ as he jails rogue plumber – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2020 in building law, health & safety, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has said cowboy traders can be “professional, legitimate and hard working”, as he jailed a rogue plumber.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2020

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Solicitor’s “manifest incompetence” in employing banned barrister – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who employed a banned barrister as a consultant without checking his identity or his record with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has been fined £20,000.’

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Legal Futures, 10th February 2020

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Criminal legal aid solicitor struck off for accounts rule breaches – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has been struck off after nearly 40 years in practice after admitting that the difficulties of relying on payment from criminal legal aid work overwhelmed him.’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2020

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Rent Repayment Orders, criminal standard, and new evidence on appeal – Nearly Legal

Posted January 20th, 2020 in appeals, evidence, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, rent, tribunals by sally

‘This was the appeal of a First Tier Tribunal decision on Ms Salva’s application for a rent repayment order.’

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Nearly Legal, 19th January 2020

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Uber driver banned after passengers hold ladder out of window – BBC News

‘An Uber driver caught on camera carrying passengers holding a ladder out of the window of his car has had his licence suspended.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2020

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Dog walker in Sutton Coldfield faces missing pets prosecution – BBC News

Posted January 17th, 2020 in animals, dogs, licensing, news by tracey

‘A dog walker accused of losing several pets in her care is to be prosecuted for animal welfare offences.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2020

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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by council over bid to include cost of supervising driver conduct in fees for taxi and PHV vehicle licences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 11th, 2019 in appeals, fees, judicial review, licensing, local government, news, professional conduct, taxis by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed a council’s appeal over whether it acted unlawfully when it resolved to fix the fees for vehicle licences for taxis and private hire vehicles at an amount which included recovery of all or part of the cost of supervising the conduct of drivers licensed to drive such vehicles.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th December 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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