Coroner in Plymouth gunman case requests review of weapons licensing – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2021 in coroners, firearms, inquests, licensing, mental health, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘The coroner overseeing the case of the Plymouth gunman, Jake Davison, who killed his mother and four other people, has asked a watchdog to examine whether changes to weapons licensing have been made since a man shot dead three women in the north of England almost 10 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Woodmancote shootings: Twin’s gun law anger after family deaths – BBC News

Posted August 19th, 2021 in firearms, homicide, licensing, mental health, news by sally

‘A man thought to have shot his partner and daughters before killing himself was given a gun licence despite police knowing he had failed to disclose mental health issues and a conviction.’

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BBC News, 18th August 2021

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Research Briefing: Gambling advertising: how is it regulated? – House of Commons Library

Posted August 17th, 2021 in advertising, codes of practice, gambling, licensing, news, parliament, regulations by tracey

‘This Library Paper looks at the regulation of gambling advertising in Great Britain.’

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House of Commons Library, 13th August 2021

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Plymouth shootings: Police asked to review gun licence process – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2021 in firearms, licensing, news, police by tracey

‘Police forces in England and Wales are being asked to review their current firearm application processes, in the wake of the Plymouth mass shooting.’

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BBC News, 16th August 2021

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Landlord ordered to pay more than £21,000 after council prosecutes him for unlicensed house in multiple occupation – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 11th, 2021 in costs, fines, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘A private landlord operating an unlicensed and overcrowded property in Kensal Green has been told to pay more than £21,000 in fines and costs by Willesden Magistrates’ Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th August 2021

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Licensing committees and procedural defects – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 6th, 2021 in complaints, judicial review, licensing, local government, news by tracey

‘A recent High Court decision is a timely reminder of the principle that procedural requirements are there to further the interests of justice, writes Gerald Gouriet QC.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th August 2021

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Landlord wins appeal over penalty for letting of flat without licence as Upper Tribunal says matter should have been dealt with informally – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in appeals, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news, penalties by sally

‘A landlord has won an Upper Tribunal appeal over the imposition of a £2,500 financial penalty by a council for letting a flat without a licence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd August 2021

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UK faces legal action over North Sea oilfield exploration plans – The Guardian

‘The government faces the threat of legal action over plans to allow exploration at the Cambo oilfield near Shetland after promising to put an end to new oil exploration licences that do not align with the UK’s climate goals.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2021

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Anarchy in UK court? Ex-Sex Pistols sue singer Johnny Rotten – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2021 in artistic works, copyright, intellectual property, licensing, news by tracey

‘Two former members of the Sex Pistols are suing singer Johnny Rotten for the right to use the band’s songs in an upcoming television series about the anarchic punk rock icons.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2021

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A reasonable excuse defence to an RRO – ‘they told me they’d tell me’ – Nearly Legal

Posted June 28th, 2021 in appeals, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, local government, news, rent by tracey

‘D’Costa v D’Andrea & Ors (HOUSING – RENT REPAYMENT ORDERS – the defence of reasonable excuse) (2021) UKUT 144 (LC).’

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Nearly Legal, 27th June 2021

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Renewal of taxi drivers’ licences – Local Government Lawyer

‘Gerald Gouriet QC looks at the issues that arise with the late renewal of taxi drivers’ licences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th June 2021

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Gambling Operating Licences – 11KBW

Posted June 18th, 2021 in appeals, chambers articles, gambling, licensing, news, tribunals by sally

‘In a wide-ranging decision, the First Tier Tribunal has brought clarity to several aspects of regulatory practice associated with gambling operating licences.’

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11KBW, 8th June 2021

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Greenpeace launch legal action against UK government over secrecy on deep sea mining – The Independent

‘Greenpeace has launched legal action against the UK government over ministers’ failure to disclose information over the first deep sea mining exploration licences to be made public.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2021

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Kate Shemirani: Nurse who claimed 5G caused Covid symptoms and spread vaccine misinformation struck off – The Independent

‘A leading figure in Britain’s anti-vaccination movement who repeatedly spread coronavirus conspiracy theories, and once called the NHS “the new Auschwitz”, has been permanently struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.’

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The Independent, 5th June 2021

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Banning Order? Simples – Nearly Legal

“LB Camden v 1) Simple Properties Management Ltd 2) Mr MIguel Cabeo Cespedes. A banning order! One of – if we are being honest – far too few to date (even taking into account the time lag for relevant offences, prosecutions and applications). But one that can be heartily celebrated as thoroughly deserved, featuring as it does Simple Properties Management Ltd and its sole director, Miguel Cabeo Cespedes. We have come across SPM a few times in the past, as will become apparent, and sometimes it is a pleasure to see such acquaintances get their just deserts.”

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Nearly Legal, 26th May 2021

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UK’s deep-sea mining permits could be unlawful – Greenpeace – The Guardian

‘Deep-sea mining exploration licences granted by the British government are “riddled with inaccuracies”, and could even be unlawful, according to Greenpeace and Blue Marine Foundation, a conservation charity.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2021

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Rent Repayment Order and legal costs – Nearly Legal

Posted May 10th, 2021 in costs, documents, housing, landlord & tenant, licensing, news, rent by tracey

‘Leibel v Baird CHI/29UC/HMF/2020/0035 (4 May 2021). This was an application for a rent repayment order in respect of an unlicensed property. Unusually, it also featured a rule 13 costs application by the tenant.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th May 2021

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HS2: Judge orders pause on tree felling at wood that inspired Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox – The Independent

‘A High Court judge has ordered HS2 to stop felling trees at a wood that inspired Roald Dahl to write Fantastic Mr Fox, ahead of a hearing into whether the government licences were issued legitimately.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2021

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Fly-tipping: Licensing system failing to stop dumping, Panorama finds – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2021 in enforcement, government departments, licensing, local government, news, waste by tracey

‘A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed how the government’s licensing system for waste carriers fails to stop fly-tipping. All businesses that transport and dispose of waste in England have to be licensed with the Environment Agency.
But there are few checks on who gets a licence and BBC Panorama found licensed firms can still be involved in the dumping of rubbish.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2021

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TV licence fee decriminalisation decision shelved – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2021 in BBC, consultations, criminal justice, fines, government departments, licensing, news by sally

‘The government has decided not to move ahead with plans to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence fee, but said it would “remain under active consideration”.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2021

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