High Court judge issues mandatory order requiring London borough to secure suitable accommodation for family within 12 weeks – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 8th, 2022 in children, disabled persons, homelessness, housing, local government, London, news by tracey

‘The London Borough of Lambeth has been told by the High Court to find accommodation for a family within 12 weeks even though the applicant wishes to live outside the borough.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th August 2022

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Daniel Morgan murder: no officers will face punishment, says police watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2022 in corruption, inquiries, London, murder, news, police by tracey

‘Every officer involved in the Daniel Morgan scandal will escape punishment, the police watchdog has announced, despite an independent inquiry finding that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the private detective’s killers with the force ignoring information.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2022

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Met Police investigated over two more child strip searches – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched investigations into two referrals involving strip searches of children by Metropolitan Police officers.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2022

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Met fails in second bid to sack senior officer over child abuse video – The Guardian

‘The high court has thrown out the Metropolitan police’s latest attempt to sack a decorated senior black officer, with a judge branding one of its arguments “hopeless”.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2022

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Record numbers of sexual offences reported in London – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in London, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘A record number of reported rapes and sexual assaults in London will push the court system to “breaking point”, a victims commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Two Met police officers charged with assault amid claims of excessive force – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2022 in assault, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘Two Metropolitan police officers have been charged with assault by beating after allegedly using excessive force while searching a man in December 2021.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2022

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Schools in England advised to assess risk of strip-search before calling police – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2022 in London, news, school children, stop and search by tracey

‘Schools should “assess and balance” the risk of a potential strip-search to a pupil’s mental and physical wellbeing before calling the police, according to new government guidance.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2022

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Mo Farah: Police investigate trafficking revelations – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2022 in children, London, news, police, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police say they have opened an investigation into Sir Mo Farah’s revelation that he was trafficked to the UK as a child.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2022

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Lambeth: £22m in low-traffic fines an abuse of power, say campaigners – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2022 in fines, local government, London, news, road traffic by tracey

‘A London council has been accused of an “abuse of power” by campaigners after it issued almost £22m in low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) fines in a year.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2022

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Sir Mark Rowley announced as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police – Home Office

Posted July 11th, 2022 in government departments, London, news, police by tracey

‘Home Secretary Priti Patel has confirmed the appointment of Sir Mark Rowley to lead the UK’s largest police force.’

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Home Office, 8th July 2022

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Stephen Port: Met to be re-investigated over serial killer – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in inquests, London, murder, news, police by sally

‘The way the Met Police initially handled the deaths of four men murdered by serial killer Stephen Port is to be re-investigated by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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‘The worst law on earth’: why the rich love London’s reputation managers – The Guardian

‘Boris Johnson has vowed to level the playing field on which oligarchs stifle those who scrutinise them. How can he do it?’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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Watchdog investigating another Met police strip-search of a child – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2022 in children, complaints, London, news, police, reports, stop and search by sally

‘The police watchdog has confirmed it is investigating the strip-search of another child by the Metropolitan police, which is already under scrutiny over two other cases.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2022

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Legalising cannabis won’t tackle disproportionate policing outcomes for ethnic minorities, crime minister says – The Independent

‘Legalising cannabis won’t tackle disproportionate policing outcomes for ethnic minorities but the issue does need to be tackled, the crime minister says.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2022

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Lord Reed, London International Disputes Week – Supreme Court

‘Lord Reed, London International Disputes Week.’

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Supreme Court, 11th May 2022

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Commercial Court “actively looking” to hear cases outside London – Legal Futures

Posted May 12th, 2022 in Commercial Court, judiciary, lists, London, news by sally

‘The judge in charge of the Commercial Court has said she is “actively looking” for cases that can be heard outside of London.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2022

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Case Comment: R (on the application of Z) v Hackney LBC [2020] UKSC 40 – UKSC Blog

‘The narrow result of this appeal is that, on the facts, it was proportionate and lawful for a charity to restrict the allocation of its housing stock to Orthodox Jewish families. However, in reaching that conclusion, Lord Sales, giving the leading judgment, made a number of points of wider importance.’

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UKSC Blog, 4th April 2022

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Child Q: Met Police changes strip-search policy in two London boroughs – BBC News

‘A strip-search of any child in two London boroughs will need approval from an inspector in the wake of the Child Q controversy, the Met Police says.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Judge lambasts parties’ animosity in latest ‘Dr Bitcoin’ ruling – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 30th, 2022 in cryptocurrencies, duty of care, jurisdiction, London, news by sally

‘Parties in the latest round of litigation involving a controversial claim to have originated the Bitcoin digital currency have been warned by a judge against using the courts as a vehicle for their animosity. Ruling in an application over the choice of London as a jurisdiction, Mrs Justice Falk also set out what was hailed as a landmark statement of the law relating to blockchain encryption technology.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th March 2022

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Victory for claimants in Sarah Everard vigil case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted March 15th, 2022 in coronavirus, demonstrations, freedom of expression, London, news, police by tracey

‘Leigh & Ors v (1) The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and (2) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Interested Party) [2022] EWHC 527. A year after the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens, the Divisional Court has given its judgment on the MPS response to the proposed vigil for Ms Everard organised by #ReclaimTheseStreets on Clapham Common, near where she was last seen alive.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2022

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