Banned leader – Nearly Legal

Posted September 18th, 2019 in fines, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, magistrates, news by tracey

’43 Dudmaston, Telford, Shropshire TF3 2DF: BIR/00GF/HSH/2019/0001. This is the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) decision on applications by the Borough of Telford and Wrekin for a banning order against David Beattie under section 15(1) Housing and Planning Act 2016 and for a rent repayment order under section 41 H&PA 2016.’

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Nearly Legal, 17th September 2019

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Rent Repayment Orders – who is the landlord? – Nearly Legal

Posted September 17th, 2019 in housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, rent by tracey

‘Mrs Elanga Longane et al v Frank Mukahanana and Wealth Harbour Consulting Ltd LON/00AH/HMG/2018/0002 (Copy of decision). This FTT decision on a rent repayment order application raises a couple of interesting issues. First, when is an application for a licence actually made by a landlord. Second, who should a rent repayment order be made against where the ostensible landlord is a company, but the property is owned by the sole director of the company.’

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Nearly Legal, 15th September 2019

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High Court rules district judge could make non-party costs award after licensing hearing, but allows appeal over procedure – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 17th, 2019 in appeals, costs, licensing, news, public order by tracey

‘A district judge hearing a licensing appeal has the power under the Licensing Act 2003 to make a non-party costs award, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 13th September 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Possession and licensing in Wales – Nearly Legal

Posted August 27th, 2019 in housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, repossession, Wales by sally

‘Does failing to be licensed under The Housing (Wales) Act 2014 prevent a landlord from serving any notice seeking possession, or just a section 21 notice? That was the issue in a county court appeal in Evans & Evans v Jarvis, County Court at Swansea, 20 August 2019.’

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Nearly Legal, 26th August 2019

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Elderly solicitor struck off for overcharging clients – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor’s 55 years of practice have come to an end after he was struck off for overcharging probate clients.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Court spares Steve Coogan full driving ban so new Alan Partridge series is not cancelled – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2019 in artistic works, fines, licensing, news, road traffic offences, speed cameras by tracey

‘Steve Coogan has escaped a full six-month driving ban despite speeding after a magistrates court took into account the “hardship” it would cause for people working on the new Alan Partridge series.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2019

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Council defeats appeal by driver over revocation of licence ahead of trial for conspiracy to supply drugs – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 12th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug offences, licensing, local government, news, taxis by tracey

‘A driver due to stand trial for a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs offence in September has failed in a legal challenge to a decision of St Albans City and District Council to revoke his hackney carriage driver’s licence, it has been reported.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th August 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Cannabis-based medicines blocked for routine use in NHS, as watchdogs demand evidence they are safe – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 9th, 2019 in health & safety, licensing, medicines, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Cannabis-based drugs controversially legalised by the government have been blocked by NHS watchdogs because there is insufficient evidence they are safe.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2019

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Patent trial over RAND not necessary after waiver – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 19th, 2019 in licensing, news, patents by tracey

‘Businesses using technology protected by standard-essential patents (SEPs) can elect not to take global licensing terms offered by patent holders at any stage, a London court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th July 2019

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FOI requests to 20 councils found more than half did not prosecute single letting agent over four-year period, landlords group claims – Local Government Lawyer

‘Local authorities are failing in their duty to prosecute rogue letting agents, the National Landlords Association has claimed after its research found that more than half of 20 councils did not prosecute a single letting agent in the four-year period from 2014/15 to 2017/18.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th July 2019

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When deciding whether a licence holder (or an applicant for a licence) is of good repute, what can a Traffic Commissioner take into account? – Henderson Chambers

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in licensing, news, road traffic, transport by sally

‘The Senior Traffic Commissioner had decided in 2015 that a corporate bus operator in Blackpool (now known as Catch 22 Bus Ltd) and its sole shareholder and managing director (Mr Higgs) should lose their licences to operate buses and be disqualified for holding such a licence for 7 years.’

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Henderson Chambers, 18th June 2019

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Yorkshire man who killed great-grandson jailed for three years – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in firearms, homicide, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for three years after he fatally shot his great-grandson.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Solicitor’s “atrocious” conduct over child contact case condemned – Legal Futures

‘The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has struck off a solicitor whose conduct in a sensitive child contact case it described as “atrocious”.’

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Legal Futures, 16th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Licensed conveyancers set for practising fees cut – Legal Futures

Posted May 14th, 2019 in consultations, conveyancing, fees, licensing, news, probate by sally

‘The body that regulates licensed conveyancers is looking at steep reductions in the cost of practising, arguing that “good regulation does not have to come with an onerous price tag”.’

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Legal Futures, 14th May 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Three convicted for providing unregulated legal advice – Legal Futures

‘Owners of a business that falsely claimed it could supervise immigration law firms and made millions of pounds as a result, along with a director of one of those franchises, have been convicted at the Old Bailey.’

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Legal Futures, 26th April 2019

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Ticket resellers win tribunal case over action taken by trading standards team – Local Government Lawyer

‘Four ticket resellers have won a case in the First-Tier Tribunal, which ruled that North Yorkshire County Council took action out of time.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th April 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Solicitor convicted over cannabis farm suspended from practice – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor has been suspended from practice after being convicted of allowing a small cannabis farm to grow in her house.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd April 2019

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Chelsea launch legal campaign to crack down on ticket touts at Stamford Bridge – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2019 in injunctions, licensing, news, sport by tracey

‘Chelsea have launched a groundbreaking legal campaign to stamp out ticket touting, the Guardian can reveal, in a move expected to herald a wider crackdown by Premier League football clubs.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

High Court rejects bomb hoax barrister’s appeal – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has rejected an appeal from a barrister who was disbarred last year after being jailed for telling the government that the Olympic Games in London was at risk from terrorists with a nuclear bomb.’

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Legal Futures, 10th April 2019

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Doctor convicted of manslaughter over six-year-old’s sepsis death is cleared to practise again – Daily Telegraph

‘The parents whose six-year-old son died when “clear” signs of sepsis were missed have heavily criticised the medical establishment after the doctor responsible was cleared to practise again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk